A New Year is coming…

1512719_10151847290227361_1508950795_nI do apologize for lack of blog updates. I get a bit preoccupied with soul searching this time of year, making forward plans in my mind and with Christmas preparations and visiting friends and family, there has been little time for my blog.

I weighed in this morning after Christmas and my weight is back up to 18 st 12 lbs which is 264 lbs or 119 kg which is hardly surprising as we’ve had a jolly good Christmas and I’ve actually even been out to parties/dinners etc!! I’ve eaten choccies, mince pies and made a huge Christmas cake (and have only eaten one slice yet).

I waited for hours for the kids to get up!!!

I waited for hours for the kids to get up!!!

Christmas Day saw traditional simple food. I ate veggies and stuffing and a veg gravy while I cooked a small, fresh, free range turkey for the girls which I served with free range pork wrapped in bacon and sliced ham. None of us could eat the Christmas pudding…

I do hope you had a wonderful Christmas too..

1497475_699938883370348_973472654_nAnd striding forth into the New Year I am psyching myself up to address the final 100 lbs I need to lose. I may get to 190 lbs and think- that’s enough….I think this is where I am happiest. So the final goal is fluid. I just want to be at a low health risk and I want to be able to run all day and make love all night.

Good news! I had my first health check in 15 years last month! Now I am back in the UK it was important to me to make sure everything was OK now I have free health coverage. I explained to my doctor that I had not had a proper health check in 15 years so she did several blood tests including thyroid, iron, glucose, kidney and liver function, urea and electrolytes and cholesterol, weight and blood pressure. ALL came back great (apart from my weight) and after doing a heart disease risk assessment, I was told, despite my weight that my risk of heart disease was just 3%..

I truly believe the veganism AND eating lots of simple nutritious foods have really helped. Long live rationing!!!!

C xxxx

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18 thoughts on “A New Year is coming…

    • Hahaha well I don’t have a boyfriend as such but I do go visit a friend occasionally so that’s nice. I have my part-time job and I think end of January we will be on the move to a new house. I’ve got some great friends and a bit of a social life and my kids love me, have my health and I have food in my belly. I’m REALLY lucky!!!

      One day I’d like to find a life partner perhaps, but I’m really quite happy with the way life is and enjoy my independence.

      Sending you warm hugs and kisses xxxx

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  1. “I want to be able to run all day and make love all night.”
    Surely not in the same day though!

    2 questions
    Are you still producing websites?
    Would you be interested in giving a talk to my cruising club during one of our monthly meetings? (It is a legitimate cruising club, not a swingers party!!)

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    • Cruising club or swingers party- I’d be interested! I do my first talk in May so after that I’m free!!! Yes I am still producing websites- basic WordPress ones xx

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  2. I feel all soppy- I love my kids so much and have so much love to give to the right person one day. I am excited about the future as I know it will bring forth much happiness eventually, when I’m sorted and ready xxxx

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  3. Thank you for the ration book ! It came in the post on 26th…Boxing Day !  I just read your blog and am so happy for you. I know you will lose the remaining weight this year. Thank you for all your blogs…I love knowing someone “across the pond.” Have a healthy and safe new year.

    From my Android phone on T-Mobile. The first nationwide 4G network.

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  4. Thank you Ronda!!! xxxx It did seem like I sent all the ration books to the 4 corners of the earth when I went to the Post Office!!! (Netherlands, Italy, Australia, USA etc) Hope you have a great New Year too. Am looking forward to getting back in to the rationing again xx

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  5. Thinking of you “acrorst the miles” and sending every good wish for good health and prosperity for the New Year. My resolution: I know what to do – this year I will carry it out. xxx

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  6. I hope you have a great new year, Carolyn. We are all looking forward to meeting you down at Marple Women’s Institute. Your plans all sound very positive, and it’s great about your health check. Great to be back in the warm arms of the welfare state and the wonderful NHS, eh? We take those free health checks (and much else) for granted, of course.

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  7. I just got on the scales an hour or so ago to give myself a(nother) proper starting point. Had to laugh at your aim “to be able to run all day and make love all night”, can so identify with this. LOL Was running through my head whether or not I might do a post sometime on some of the things I am looking forward to as I lose weight and more active sex would definitely make the list!

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  8. Carolyn, sending you all good wishes for the new year.

    My doctor and me have a wager going…I have 4 months to lose some weight. I seem to be stuck at 214. He’s a new doc for me and someone new to convince that the rationing works. So far my lab results are remaining at perfect levels…it’s this darn weight!!!!!

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  9. Wishing you the very best in ’14! I received the ration book–totally delighted! You’re an inspiration to all of us and I love following your adventures! Thanks so much!!!

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  10. Hi Maureen- not discontinued, just a few things in life have been taking up my time. I need to get back into the swing of things as I need the blog so much, it helps me keep on track ! xxxxxxx

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