A day in photos…

Thank you for all your comments and support yesterday. I’m feeling much more positive today and will continue to record my positive things by taking snap shots of my day, I find this helpful. I like to post these things on Instagram @fightingmyobesity

The positive things I worked on yesterday was my food (and successfully ate well and didn’t binge) and my financial planning.

If you are landing on my blog for the first time then I’m trying to overcome my obesity (at my heaviest I was 350 lbs and I’m now 299 lbs but managed to get down to about 225 lbs several years ago) and to pay off old debt and build a financial emergency fund. I live frugally (always have done) and my interest is life on the home front during WW2 rationing and I love re-creating recipes in my spare time. Finally at 52, as a single person, I’m trying to put everything right….

C xxx

13 thoughts on “A day in photos…

  1. It’s a hard thing to realize that you fell back to where you didn’t want to be. For me, it was realizing that I looked old – and realizing that it was because I was eating so much bad for me foods. (also, catching myself in the mirror naked didn’t help, either). I have to pick up a couple of things at the grocery today, but they’re mainly veg and fruits for the next week, and we’re going to walk there instead of driving. I know that if you can lose the weight, so can I.

    Good on you with your budget and sticking to it, though!

  2. I wish we could all do this ration diet together to encourage each other and provide moral support, too. Have you ever thought about creating a face book group for a project like this?

  3. I’ve popped into your blog from time to time but after yesterday’s post I decided to go back a few years and do a more in-depth read. You have certainly had a lot on your plate over these years and you have done some amazing things – like the marathons!
    I believe that you are vegetarian but not sure if you are Vegan. I’m just asking as I know that a lack of protein really sends me on a binge eat! I also struggle with my weight – both losing it and keeping it off so believe me I sympathize. Having read through your wonderful recipes I just wonder if perhaps eating a bit more protein might help. I’m certainly not a doctor – I’m just speaking from experience so feel free to disregard. Carbs are my downfall so that is where I need to exercise more control – but I’m lucky in that I do love veg & fruit so eating those is no hardship. I just find that I need lots of protein to keep my energy levels up and to keep from feeling hungry or deprived. I don’t eat as much meat as I used to and certainly incorporate a lot of vegetarian meals but I do eat a lot of eggs, cheese and fish/seafood and limit red meat to once or twice a week. Just wondered if you had ever discussed this with your doctor or nutritionist. Good luck with everything – I will follow your progress and try to learn from you in order to get back to losing some more of my excess baggage.

  4. Hi Carolyn. I was sorry to hear you were so down recently but as a 60 yr old with a life long battle with my weight I can assure you that for all of the downs there are as many ups. So don’t despair, you will get there. As with all things we are not all made the same and each of our journeys are different but you will get there. After all women can do anything can’t we girls? Best wishes Sue from Australia.

  5. I stumbled across your blog. It’s very interesting…keep up the good work! I hope you post more recipes.

  6. You’re doing really well, Carolyn! You took the first step and you’re on your way. Good luck and keep going, the only person who’s opinion that matters is yours.

  7. Hope all is well Carolyn. I have to admit that I get worried when you do not post for weeks. Thinking of you.

    • Hi Maureen, I’m fine. I have been working really hard and putting in lots of extra hours to try and get things done but hopefully things are slacking off a bit. I’ve also had to spend anytime I’ve had really focusing on getting my weight under control, things are going well and I’m hoping to get to the stage soon where I will start re-creating recipes again and start blogging and sharing. Thanks for your message xxxx

  8. That is great news Carolyn – so happy that you are doing well. Looking forward to more of your posts but NO Pressure. There is so much to read on this blog that a person can keep going back and learning again. I myself love the months of April and May and have often found they get me back on track after the long winters

  9. Hi Carolyn,
    Firstly, thank you. I love your site, I’ve been using your recipes for several years now and have even made some with my year 5’s as part of their WW2 topic. They especially loved making rock buns with jam and mock cream for a “street party” that they invited their families to.
    I recently started looking deeper into your site and can see alot of myself in the highs and lows of your weight loss journey.
    Being a serial dieter myself I know how hard it can be, I managed to lose more than 3stone 4 years ago and unfortunately, due to a long period of very low self esteem and self sabotage, managed to put more back on. I’m currently at the biggest I’ve ever been (I know this as I’ve had to buy clothes in a size 20 for the first time) and being a vintage style girl this is very upsetting as more than half my wardrobe does not fit. My 1940’s style summer dresses are all too small and even some of my swing dresses that may fit over my bust and tummy due their looser style are tight around the arms.
    Anyway, sorry about the rant, you have inspired me to try again. I am now pledging to myself to lose at least 2 dress sizes by the end of September (in time for my niece’s wedding) and to do that I’m going to adopt the 1940’s experiment.
    So thank you again and good luck to all who try.

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