Starting again – Weigh in, Day 1, March 3, 2014

My boyfriend made me the biggest and best Bakewell tart on the planet :)

My boyfriend made me the biggest and best Bakewell tart on the planet 🙂

I made a decision today to stop faffing about and get right back in to the 1940s saddle.. (Day in day out I’ll be living on wartime rations with the occasional deviation when its not practically possible or someone cooks me a meal etc)…partly because after several weeks without weighing scales I bought some accurate digital ones the other day and my weight has shot back up to 20st 10 lbs (according to the new scales- jeeez I had a little cry) and secondly, on Saturday I spent a day baking several iconic wartime recipes for a photo shoot at my new house yesterday.

I won’t say too much to jinx it but maybe, just maybe, the food will appear in a very well known British newspaper in the near future. I’m very, very happy about this as it promotes simple, cheap, nutritious food and I am passionate about this as you know. My heart goes out to people who struggle financially and find it hard to feed their kids. If anything I cook on here helps a few people have a go at making a few changes and saving a few pennies, it would make me happy.

I’m still trying to get my life in order, much paperwork still to do but I’m slowly getting there and people have been so very kind. My friends Caroline, Bertie and Ben at ‘Wrappler’ especially…

And there is so much happiness in my life right now. I’m still seeing the lovely, beardy, sparkly eyed man. I’ve waited a long time to let my heart open up fully to someone again. I’ve hit the jackpot culinary wise too as this man can cook. He brought me a giant Bakewell tart he had baked, and a red rose to my house the other night and we made vegetable curry together.


Today I’m back on rations and weighed in at 20 st 10 lbs

Today my daughter and I are going to go for a late afternoon walk for an hour and enjoy the sunshine

Today I vow to see this through until I get below 200 lbs (essentially 90 lbs to lose)

Thanks for your continuing support and sharing your thoughts and experiences and recipes. I’m sorry if I haven’t responded yet to some messages but am slowly catching up following the move. You rock… xxxxx

12 thoughts on “Starting again – Weigh in, Day 1, March 3, 2014

  1. Glad everything is going so well now Carolyn, you deserve some happiness after all your trials…. and a new man is always a good incentive to get you back on track….sure he will chase you to give you a bit more exercise! take care lovely, we are all here cheering you on!

  2. I weighed in today as well Carolyn and have some to loose. Good luck, you rock.

    Sent from my iPad

  3. I am trying hard as well, I am now fully veggie and trying to make more and more Wartime food as well 🙂

    I am glad things are going well for you!

  4. Good luck with your plans. Lovely to hear of the romance, too. Gives me hope for the future. 🙂 We’re almost the same weight, just a few pounds difference and I’m trying very hard to get motivated again so I’ll be following along your journey with interest and encouragement every step of the way.

  5. Best wishes with weight loss Carolyn. I have a couple of stones to go (at least!) and thinking of going vegan, so I shall look forward to your menus and other info about how you are getting on. I shall find it all very inspiring!

    • I’m currently mostly vegan but sometimes vegetarian right now… the veggie bit comes in usually when someone cooks for me or there is nothing vegan available when out xxx

  6. Welcome back Carolyn, so glad to hear things are going well for you. Congrats on the new relationship too.
    Could you post the vinegar cake recipe…or did you do that already?
    I’m still following the rationing diet but have to tweek it a bit. My doctor recommended eating more green vegetables and less potato and carrots. My triglycerides(?) need to be lowered.

  7. When you said 20 st 10 lbs, that didn’t sound like much until I used Google to convert it to pounds. I know how easy it gets out of control. I’m a bit older than you, but I only recently discovered that the cause of obesity is malnutrition. I felt really stupid when that finally soaked in. Even though you are doing everything right, the food we get at the store is so deficient in nutrition that we can’t eat enough to get what we need. We keep eating more and more because our body is starving for nutrients. I now know how I got this fat and I am gradually turning around. I started juicing vegetables and fruit because that is the only way to get more nutrients without an overload of fiber. I feel somewhat healthier and have more energy, but the weight isn’t budging, yet. I hope you can turn it around soon. Our frame wasn’t designed to carry this much weight and I have already had falling arches twice; it is extremely painful. Knees and hips are beginning. I pray that both of us will be delivered from obesity. Matthew 18:19


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