Sunday 25 January 2009

Weight-ing around

Creme Brulee: A reconstruction

Weight loss this week: 0 lbs
Total weight loss: 6 lbs
Number of gym visits: 4
Number of meals out (naughty): 2 and a half (the half was fishcakes and salad. That's allowed)
Number of bad thoughts about food: Only about 4 million this week
Platters of cheese and biscuits: 1 (tut tut)

It hasn't been such a good week this week. I've been to the gym 4 times and haven't lost a single measly pound. My clothes do feel a lot more loose though, so I'm working on the basis that I'm gaining muscle, which weighs more. On a positive note, I have so much more energy than I did 3 weeks ago, my skin is lovely and I no longer want to sleep all the time.

Food wise I have been a naughty little lady this week. On Friday night we went to the Malmaison in Liverpool for dinner. (They're doing a '2000 and wine' £29 offer until the end of February. Get yourselves down there!) The food was, predictably, bloody lovely. Chicken liver parfait, the BEST chicken and leek pie ever and creme brulee for dessert. I can't even discuss how incredible the creme brulee was. If I could have married it, I would have.

And feasted on it until the end of all eternity.

Then, to add to the Friday night fatness, it was my Dad's birthday yesterday and we went to a little French restaurant in my village. I had langoustine bisque with garlic croutons, rack of lamb with mash and mediterranean veg for main course and then the platter of cheese to follow. It was possibly one of the best meals I've ever had and even now my stomach is shouting at me for having no willpower. But it was completely worth every single, massive, fat-laden calorie. A 17 hour session in the gym later should burn off the calories in the croutons anyway.

The boyfriend and I have now commenced a 3 week no booze detox-athon. I'm hoping that 3 weeks without the empty calories of alcohol should kick-start a bit more weight loss. It's not going to be easy as we both love a nice glass of red wine (or 12) on a Friday night but it will be worth it I'm sure. I feel like both my mind and body need a break from hangovers and I'm looking forward to feeling the benefits. So yes, The Regime-o-meter has now been cranked up to 'Nazi' setting and all alcohol is most definitely verboten.

The Regime-o-meter



Big Brother

New Labour

Old Labour


Wish me luck. I think I'm going to need it...