Friday 5 March 2010

Coulda been worse

Totally went over yesterday... I should have realised something was up when I felt pretty squiffy part-way down a "small" (175ml) glass of wine before heading to dinner.  So, we went to "Relais de Venise" and I had my steak blue.  After more wine, the decision to have cheese after the steak was a no-brainer and by the time we got home, the alcohol really hit my stomach quite hard and I had to try to keep the nausea down by having a couple of slices of toast.  So.  Bad day in terms of staying under maintenance (basically I was waaaay over maintenance by about 1000kcals!).  Hey ho.  And, of course, seeing as I felt pretty rubbish today and my wrist is still wonky, I didn't gym today.  That final pound isn't going to drop off any time soon, methinks.

So, today was the day my "success story" was to appear in the Daily Mirror.  And, lo and behold, so it did.  We bought a copy on the way in to work this morning and flicked through enough to see it was a full page article with a huge "after" picture of me down one side.  Of course, the article isn't quite accurate in places and it's certainly embellished here and there, but it could have been a heck of a lot worse.  I'm feeling a bit weird about it all and find it even odder that other people think it is an inspiring story and can help others to lose weight too.  But, if it does that then I'm glad to have helped even in some small way.

And there was one photo from the shoot that I didn't totally hate; shame they didn't use it *cough*

Cynically speaking, the article is really just an advert for the web site I use for keeping my food and exercise journal - Weight Loss Resources - but I have no problem with that at all as that site was essential for me while I was losing weight and it continues to be as I maintain that loss.

Exercise - rest day
Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 138.4 (42.3%)
Carbohydrate (g) 135.9 (38.9%)
Fat (g) 27.3 (18.8%)
Fruit & Veg 14.6


  1. You look amazing. Absolutely stunning.

  2. Wow, that looks like a fab article and you look wonderful!

  3. Seconding the "you look wonderful" comments. It's taken me an age but I've realised those shots remind me of Denise Richards!

  4. Thanks everyone, you're all very kind!

  5. The shot you like is definitely more *you* than the one they used, I can see why I like it. enjoyed reading the article online on Friday, but I can see why it feels a bit weird. But yay, go you!