I simply cannot describe the swing of emotions that are taking place at the Hobbit house right now. I wouldn’t know where to start and if I do I’ll just get emotional all over again and that is no good for anyone here. It’s such a big story to tell and there will be a time and a place for it one day, well into the future. Instead I’m staying focused on my 1940s Experiment and keeping my head above water.. taking one day at a time. That is ALL I can do..
There are 9 days left until this year of rationing and re-creating 100 wartime recipes is over. It’s been an incredible journey. I’ve learned so much about WW2 rationing and how it is possible to make do and waste less. I’ve a new appreciation for things…
This past year has also thrown me into really tough times economically. I found myself doing EXACTLY what the 1940s Housewife would have done…”mend and make do or just do without”. I have to say my children have been wonderful… I am so very proud of them. They have NEVER given me a hard time about what I cannot provide. They will take these times forward with them and learn from them too..
But while times have been challenging MANY wonderful things have happened. The main thing being my quality of life and how healthy I feel too (even with 70 lbs still left to lose to get to the weight recommended for my height)…I feel in control of at least that aspect of my life and physically stronger now which will help me navigate the rocky road ahead.
Suddenly now it is everything else I find overwhelming, not my weight..
Wishing you a strong, lasting resolution to your emotional upheaval, dear Carolyn. You are such an inspiration.
Well done 🙂
I had this recipe in my feed reader this morning and it’s just right for what you’ve been doing – using every bit of food (as I try to as well). Take the meat out and it’ll be fine.
Hi Carolyn, I can’t tell you how privileged I feel to have been part of this journey with you. I have had some lovely memories of my late forties childhood and loved trying out your recipes. I haven’t managed to lose my weight, but I am definitely more active thanks to your influence and that can’t be bad, can it? I’m so pleased that you will be continuing with the blog. Do you remember John Lennon sang “All you need is love”? There’s a lot of truth in that you know and going the extra mile for your children will be what they remember and not any shortages, you know,
U keep goin Hun I av so much respect for u ad all ww2 recipes me ad my nan talk bout u a lot ad how keep ww2 alive jus keep goin Hun xx
I hope everything is sorted out real soon. I’m sure you’re in a better state to cope with everything since you’ve been eating and exercising like this. You don’t look like you need to lose 70 more pounds, you know. Your face looks just right and it’s hard to imagine there is fat lurking just out of the shot. 🙂 I’m glad you’re going to keep going with it. You’ll enjoy some foreign food now, I bet!
Hi Joss- most of my remaining fat is on the front of my torso and abdomen… there is a LOT there. I really hate that part of me but am good and keeping that hidden as much as possible.. when I get to 150-160 lbs I will have almost lost 200 lbs so I have to accept that my abdomen area will need something sorting out. Maybe I can live with that… the most important thing is that I feel so so so so so much better than I did a year ago and in a much better place to deal with what is probably going to happen xxxxxxxx
PS Yes I am thinking a big vegan korma curry with coconut cream in it!!!! I did have some curries during my 1940s experiment but just used curry powder as they would have done then … I prefer to mic my spices myself so looking forward to that!!!!
You are doing really well – and “one day at a time” will see you through.
Every good wish xxx