Week 6 weigh in – my pants are falling down!

Start weight: 315 lbs (22 st 7 lb)

Last weeks weight: 296 lbs (21st 2 lb)

This weeks weight: 293 lbs (20st 13 lb)

Week 6 weight loss: 3lbs

TOTAL weight loss to date: 22lb (1 st 8 lb)

This week my pants (trousers) are seriously loose. So loose infact that I worry if I forget to hike them up on every sixth step that an embarrassing incident may well occur..

I have lots of smaller pants (trousers) in my cupboard but I am about another 20 lb away from fitting into those- this means I have to spend more money and buy more pants..

Normally I’d be annoyed at this but this time I don’t mind one little bit!

C xxx

Oooooooo – fat photos!


Ya know- I am what I am and as much as this photo amuses and disturbs me it’s the truth – that’s me.

I think an important part of anyone’s JOURNEY is realizing the truth and the photo above, that my daughter shared with me today (taken just a few days before starting my 1940’s experiment) was a startling realization of the bare naked truth.

I have accepted it, and now I’m doing something about it. That is my journey…


Can I be completely honest with you..?

You may have noticed that for a weight-loss blog (with a culinary bent) that I haven’t spoken a great deal about losing weight…

If I am completely honest with you the reason why, is that for the last 12 years I have FAILED time after time to bring my weight down out of the morbidly obese or regular obese category (yep-I’d love to be regular obese again!) despite my best intentions……..it makes me feel like a bit of a flake.

When I think of all the people who have health issues that are unable to do anything about them, here I am, large as life, being super flakey and failing to do something about a problem that can be resolved!

Despite what life throws at us I do believe myself to be a very lucky woman, I have three beautiful and complex children and have friends of all ages & genders that radiate warmth and compassion.

Life is good..

Thank you

Wartime Cauliflower Cheese with Bacon

wartimecauliflowercheeseI NEVER thought I’d be able to enjoy

Cauliflower cheese during my 1940’s

Experiment. I guess this is because

when I normally prepare it, the sauce

has about 4 oz of cheese in it as does

the topping and with my cheese ration

being just 2 oz per week it just didn’t

seem doable, UNTIL I sat down and

worked out a way I could still have

this dish.


My theory was to make a well

seasoned tasty sauce with NO

cheese and use my 2 oz cheese

ration on top and the dish I prepared would be enough to feed 4 people if

served with potatoes or other veggies.

I decided to use one weekly ration of bacon to make the dish REALLY tasty.

My theory was to make a well seasoned tasty sauce with NO cheese

Wartime Cauliflower Cheese with Bacon

  • 1 fresh cauliflower
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 pint milk
  • 1 onion or 1 leek
  • 2-4 oz (1/2 -1 weekly ration) of bacon
  • 2 oz cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • horseradish or mustard
  • knob of butter


Steam or boil the cauliflower and then drain well

While it’s cooking make the sauce. Mix the cornstarch into a thick paste with a little of the milk, add the rest of the milk and add a knob of butter.

Place on heat and slowly bring to a simmer stirring all the time, lower heat and add in salt & pepper, a little horseradish or dried mustard

Fry onions or leeks and chopped bacon in a separate pan

When browned add to white sauce and mix in well

Place cauliflower piled up in overproof dish

Pre-heat grill/broiler to quite high

Pour THICK sauce over the top

Grate the 2 oz of STRONG cheddar over the top, sprinkle with salt and pepper

Place under grill until topping is nice and browned

Serves 4 if serving with large backed potato and veggies

THIS DISH is pretty frugal too. CLICK HERE to find out how much it will cost you!