The War is still to win…

The War is still to win…
But the Battle of Xmas 2018 has been a hefty setback in the struggle. It was always to be expected that there would be casualties at this time of the year and I suppose that a gain was to be expected. The big question however was always going to be what the severity of the battle was going to be? The battlefield began with a works afternoon out. A magnificent meal at Bill's in Cardiff. A beaut of a meal which included a tureen, roast turkey and a q...

Why do we fall?

Why do we fall?
"So we can get back up Master Wayne." I fell tonight. It was the last hurdle before the debauchery of Christmas begins and the weight creeps back on. I was aiming for my seven stone award. I only had half a pound to lose. Half a bloody pound. What happened? I put a whole pound back on this week. Of course, I made my excuses... I've got a cold so I've been dosing myself up with cold remedies and cough sweets all week. These can't have been free...

Lifesavers

Frozen veg. Simple and cheap.  I've never been much of a veg person. I love to have them roasted with a Sunday lunch. I suppose that there has been a certain amount of lazyness in the past. It's a pain to have to peel and prepare them for cooking. Having said that, I will do it!  Meanwhile, to go with my chilli an easy way to add the veggies is to use frozen. So my first lifesaver nominations are: Steamed Microwave Rice. Just three or so mi...

So close!!

So close!!
Another week closer to the end of the year and we're another step further along the journey. I started this thinking that I'd never be slimmer. I'll always be a big fella. Won't ever be able to even contemplate feeling better about myself and the way view my life and the possibilities to come. I look back at the photo's of myself that were taken this time last year and I realise that I had no want or desire to change things. I was working in a job that I d

Happy Pip…

Happy Pip…
Not very often that I can give that sort of a statement but yeah, today I'm happy.  There is a secret to Slimming World and I'll give it away now. The secret to this plan is simple. It's group. Staying to sit with the group after weigh in is possibly the best thing to help. The encouragement from your peers and the consultant I think is immeasurable.  There are some real characters at my group and I must admit that even if the Scales of Doom haven't...