The Not-So-Secret Diary of an OverEater

My Battle to Have a Healthy Relationship with Food

Lazy Liz, your days are numbered!


As you have no doubt guessed from the lack of posts lately, I’ve well and truly fallen off the wagon since Christmas.  I’ve really struggled to get back on track as far as eating and exercising is concerned.  So I decided to give myself a deadline (yesterday) up until which I could eat what I felt like and then after that (today) I have to start again, back on the 5:2 diet and exercising as well.

My reasons behind making the deadline yesterday rather than another day were to get Easter out of the way and make sure I’d eaten up all the chocolate in the house (easy) and it’s my Dad’s birthday today so my idea was for us all to go out for a meal yesterday at After’s, a restaurant which serves only desserts; mainly ice cream sundaes and waffles but also crepes and gateaux.  And it was delicious!  We all had two desserts each (we’d skipped lunch) – I had a cinnamon waffle with strawberries, milk chocolate sauce and two scoops of toffee chunk ice cream and after that I had a classic lemon and sugar crepe.

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And then yesterday evening we had a Chinese takeaway to celebrate the end of the school holidays which was very tasty.

This morning I have weighed and measured myself.  It’s not a good story to tell.  I’ve gone back up to 11st 5lbs and put on inches everywhere.  I only have myself to blame – well myself and the people who make food so very tasty!

I am feeling it in all my clothes.  When I first got my uniform work trousers which are a roomy size 14 with elasticated waist, I thought I could probably have got away with a 12.  Now they are very snug.  When I sit or hold my arms close to my body, I can feel my tummy and waist bulges.

I feel sluggish and lethargic.  I am not sleeping very well.  I feel low.

So today is the start (again) towards Lively Liz coming back and Lazy Liz being consigned (permanently I hope) to history.

My plan is: Mondays and Wednesdays are fast days.  Tuesdays are for 7am spin and 6pm Run Club.  Thursdays are for 9:30am circuits class.  I’d like to fit in some other classes and maybe a run or two as well if I can.

When I’ve finished this, I’m going to sort through the kitchen cupboards and get all the temptations packed away.  Perhaps I should have done it a few days ago so they could have been eaten too and not wasted!

Both my daughters say they are going to join me on the wagon for a while, and although my lovely hubby is already very fit and doesn’t need to lose any weight he would like to eat more healthily so hopefully the whole family will benefit!


7 thoughts on “Lazy Liz, your days are numbered!

  1. The weather turning has definitely triggered me to pick myself up and jump back on that exercising band wagon (if I can catch it). It’s so hard to stay on after the holidays! If you’re interested, I’d love for you to share a post at my link up tomorrow. There is an explanation right on my main menu under ‘Tell ’em Tuesdays’.
    xoxo K

  2. Aw, bless you. It’s so hard isn’t it? You can work so hard at these things, yet the weight doesn’t stay off for life. It’s great that you’ve got the support of the girls and hubby. My clamber on board the wagon starts this week too so maybe we can support each other. You can do it. You’ve done it before and you can do it again xxxx

    • It’s tough clambering on again isn’t it? I have been really good today (yay), I just had a yoghurt for breakfast, then nothing until tea time when I had a small jacket potato, a small portion of Chicken Tonight, veggies and a banana and some grapes. Oh, and a Weight Watchers chocolate swiss roll. Ooops but at least it wasn’t a load of chocolate!

      How have you done today?


  3. Good luck! Its always so hard to restart, but you can do it!

  4. Goodbye Lazy Liz, Hello Lively Liz! Too cute. Best of luck!

    – BreAnna

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