Thursday, January 05, 2006

2006 Day 6 Round of applause please

Well I managed to follow today's regime. Although I did crack and substitute veg. miso soup for the second veggie juice which is just so yack it is not funny. I guess, like my husband's farts, I will just have to get used to it.

Kids were determined to sabotage my first day of dieting as little Miss who is 9 months old surfaced at 4.15am determined to socialise. This is where she gets up full of the joys of Spring and roars when put back to bed. Down - roars, up - silence, down -roars, up -silence and so it continued for half an hour. We (hubbie and I) just got her settled when young Man who is three and a half years appeared sleepwalking

"I wanna bath"
"No, you don't Jack, it's nighttime so back to bed"
(sobs) "I wanna bath, Daddy give me a baaaaaath"
"Jack, come on bedtime now"
"Will you give me a cuddle?"

So I got into bed with him to give him a cuddle which lasted longer than I intended because I fell asleep and woke up perched on the edge of his single bed on the brink of falling out and very stiff.

All I wanted today was a copious amount of strong take away coffees, huge cheese sandwiches and a pint of cola to keep me going but I didn't give in. So I am grouchily going to bed to dream of dandelion tea as this is my morning treat. Lucky me!!

I do love my kids and I hate complaining about them. When they are sick, I want to take on what they have so they know no pain or discomfort, I would stand between them and an angry tiger, I would give up my limbs or my senses to preserve theirs but OOOOOOOHHH GOOOOOOD sometimes I would like a break or even the option of a break just for a while.

Lately it seems like the only chance I get for a break is when I am sick and that means my husband has to stay home from work which pisses his bosses off (I am sure) and it also means the house is left in a state which I must tidy as soon as I am on my feet. So we have these cycles of me getting run down, a bit depressed, catching a lung-related infection, going to bed sick, hubbie stays at home, house gets in a mess, get up from sickbed as cannot bear state of house any longer, don't recover properly and am sick again a few weeks later. AAAARGHHHH!!!!! Well hopefully this healthy eating thing will help build a stronger immune system so I will stop being sick and I will break this cycle because it is getting me nowhere .... at all.

Going to bed now as have moaned enough for today. Did I tell you I stuck to my diet? :)

7:15am: Cup warm water followed by a cup of Dandelion tea.

7:30pm: GO OUT FOR A BRISK 30 MINUTE WALK

8:15am: FRESH FRUIT LOTS OF IT.
FOLLOW with a bowl of Quinoa flake Porridge.

10:15am: SNACK
1 SMALLER VEGGIE JUICE so to take in the Spirulina.
PUMPKIN SEEDS AND ONE OR MORE WHOLE CUCUMBERS WITH THE SKIN LEFT ON.

12 NOON: Get outside for a fast 20 minute walk.

12:30pm: LUNCH
One or two whole soft, ripe avocados sliced up on a bed of the left over quinoa from the morning. Decorate with sprinkled pumpkin seeds throughout and 1 tablespoon of Flax Seeds.
Heaping handful or more of Raw or lightly steamed green beans.

MID AFTERNOON SNACK
1 VEGGIE JUICE
2 cucumbers
1 carrot
3 celery

6:00pm: Dance for 20 minutes and just go crazy.

6:30pm: DINNER
Aduki Bean casserole with squash and yams
Loads of Alfalfa sprouts weaved throughout.
Make a big pot as it will serve as lunch the next day.

8:15pm: MEDITATION RELAXATION

9:00pm: SNACK
Handful Raw Hazelnuts. Steam for 2 minutes or not if you can’t be bothered.
Steaming gives a nice feel and texture and aids digestion.

2006 Day 5 The Diet

Here is the outline of tomorrow's eating plan. Anyone wanna take bets on when I'll crack?


7:15am FIRST THING IN THE MORNING Cup Warm Water with a squeeze of lemon (oh yummy, yum, yum!!) and 1 Cup of Nettle tea (oh is there no end to the joys on this diet)

7:30am GO OUT FOR A FAST BRISK 30 MINUTE WALKWork up a sweat. (How glam!)

8:15am BREAKFAST Large Punnet of Blueberries (If you want a second punnet, then go for it).
(whopee doo)

10:15am MID MORNING SNACKONE VEGGIE JUICE 2 celery sticks, 1 cucumber, 2 carrots ADD SPIRULINA (If you say so)

12 Noon: GO OUT FOR A FAST 30 MINUTE WALK (can I run from this diet?)

12:30pm: LUNCH Tuna fish on a salad bed of Spinach. If you wish, steam spinach for one minute. HOLD THE MAYO and 6 Cherry tomatoes Heap Spinach leaves Handful of Dill herb sprinkled throughout. Squeeze raw lemon and or a dash of orange. (ooooh, a WHOLE dash of orange, how naughty!)

MID AFTERNOON SNACK 1 VEGGIE JUICE 2 celery sticks, 2 cucumbers

6:00pm: Dance to loud music for 20 minutes before dinner. Go wild!! (Ok, but only cos you said so)

6:30pm: DINNER Small veggie juice 1 cucumber and 1 celery stalk. Miso soup with tofu pieces and scallions. You can buy Miso in packets. Just add hot water. Chop up a few scallions. Organic Turkey or Organic Chicken with steamed carrots and broccoli and a tablespoon of Miso soup to moisten your white meat. Big handful Mung Bean sprouts and herbal leaves.

9:00pm: EVENING SNACK 1 or 2 fresh RAW peaches (Are you sure I won't explode after eating all that?)

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

2006 Day 4 A more resolute me

RESOLUTIONS FOR THIS NEW YEAR IN ORDER OF PRIORITY

Get our damm Blackheath house sold - oh what an epic this one is! When I am
calmer, I will recite it in full. I don't want my first post on
blogspot to be x-rated by virtue of the language used.

Build up successful business on eBay - this starts with attending the NEC Spring Fair in Birmingham between Feb. 5th and 9th to find new lines to sell. I am really looking forward to this as it looks like Daddy will be staying home with the sprogs. So I will be running wild (among the stalls) and free (to bed at the end of long days) but hey, I'll take what I can get.

Lose 2 stone (yes 28lbs!) I am sick hauling around a bum that I suspect is knocking people off the pavement behind me as I pass them. Adios! I am going to follow the Gillian McKeith diet.
Ok, ok, I know she has been denounced as a quack for the dubiousness of her qualifications and some of the thinking behind her methodology. However having read her diet and thought about it. I think that her actual recommendations are sound and I need a diet set out in black and
white and that is what I have from her book (£6.99 secondhand from eBay) I reckon her recommendation of smoothies, fruit shakes, variety of cereals, four helpings of fruit and veg., a bit of fish and probably more beans than the human body possibly needs on a daily basis is not going to do me any harm. I will also be taking a multi-vitiman and calcium supplement the whole while though - just in case.

Get health problems sorted. I always seem to be starting, finishing or be suffering from a lung infection of one degree or another. NO MORE. I have demanded a referral to a ENT specialist and this time next week, I should have something sorted, courtesy of BUPA.

Get driving licence - I had a provisional one in Ireland but it lapsed and I preferred my bike anyway. Since kids, being short of time and plain bone idleness set in I am 2 stone heavier than I want to be. I always procrastinated on getting another licence as I was afraid that I would
get (quote me) 'lazy and fat'. So I figure as I now tick both those boxes WITHOUT a licence, I might as well get one.

Get Solaris administration exam - I've picked up a lot of Solaris skills over the last few years and true to form with anything I gain any knowledge of I like a piece of paper to represent that fact. Sad but true.

Sell everything in this house which has not been used/needed in the last 2 years on eBay. I could cry, I really could, I had managed to de-junk about a quarter of the garage, we have another load courtesy of the excesses of Christmas. I go to great pains to stress 'no books' this year (please) and what do we get? boxes of dammed BOOKS! that's what.

end of resolutions

Ok, I know the last one makes me sound like an ungrateful moaning cow and how lucky we are to have people want to represent the fond feelings they have for us this time of year in the shape and form of books but I am a woman drowning in a sea of clutter who every time she makes a small bit of headway in the battle against the tumbling mass of stuff has another deluge hit her.

Wish me luck, the diet starts tomorrow!