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~ I said No Turkey for me thanks! ~


‘Merry Christmas Everyone’

Hope you are all enjoying the weekend 🙂

I have not written for a while so thought I would make the most of the time I have today and knock something up!

Christmas…. hmmmmmm… where shall I start with this one?

Are you sitting comfortably?

Yes?

Then I’ll begin 🙂

Do you like my tree? I am sat right next to it at the moment so took this lil picture. I am home alone this afternoon, and quite enjoying the peace and quiet and most of all the remote control is all mine mmuuaaahhhh. Only one problem, there’s shite on the TV.. ggrrrrr.

‘Blogger Time

When I was a little girl I loved our humble Christmas’s at home – my mum, dad, my 2 sisters and brother. We never had much and we were not exactly The Waltons but Christmas was centred around catholicism, the simple things and it was always a special time for all of us. We opened our gifts, and played with those until it was time for dinner. We had food, but it was never about feeding the 5,000!!

But then I met my husband… or should I say my husband and his family…

Every Christmas day we had to go to his parents. There was always so much food. Too much if the truth be known, not sure why as everyone in his family are super slim.

And then there was me!!

In the begining I was questioned at the dinner table about my size, what I ate, have I always been big, did I like eat alot of cream cakes (hate cream cakes!) 😦

After that moment I never really looked forward to any family occassion there. My mother in law always laid the table with all the food so we could help ourselves but when everyone had eaten what was on their plate and there was still food in the serving dishes it was always me that everyone would look at when the much dreaded words came out of her mouth.

‘More Turkey Mitzi’?

‘Brussel sprout? roast potatoe? stuffing? parsnips? trifle? mince pie???? aaaarrrggghhhhhhhh

I get it, yeah the token fat person has to be the sweeper upper.

If ever I said no I didnt want anything ‘no thank you’ it was like the reverse of that scene from Oliver Twist!!

‘Nooooo?? – what do you mean you dont want anymore?’

Nobody else had this fuckin’ pressure!!

4 years ago I decided not to do the extended Family Christmas anymore. Things had progressed. His parents were now divorced but it never ended. Now remarried we were all expected to do Christmas day at his mothers then Christmas Day again at his fathers on Boxing Day! So I have to sit and go through this twice…. god help me :-/ and always the late buffet with white bread rolls filled with butter, thick slabs of cheeses, meats, pork pies, trifles more damn trifles, cakes, vol- ou- fuking vaints, sausage rolls and the rest… and chocolates… Eat Mitzi Eat Mitzi Eat Eat Eat…I love chocolate but how can one enjoy it when ones already eaten so fucking much!!

(huge sigh..)

Time for Change’

Now I spend more time with my sister and brother over the festivities. They are both younger and both single and would normally spend time with their friends. Some years we go traditional, others we have what we fancie, we just chill, talk, drink, laugh and spend quality time together.

As the eldest I feel I have neglected them at this time of year to keep my extended family happy..

It never goes down very well year in year out, but I am happier this way. Last year I was 3 months post op and didnt need the drama as I was vomitting at every move I made. This year me and my siblings went out for our Christmas Dinner on the evening of the 19th December. I brought my kids along with me and we had a fantastic night. I actually ordered 3 course, paced myself and enjoyed it. I hope this slide show works. I shared the wings, had a quarter of my main meal and ate alllll the desert with no ill effects (still got my sweet tooth) and had a few sips of the non alchoholic cocktail which was yummy.

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Oooops think thats enough rambling, I’m headed to the kitchen to rustle myself up something to eat.

Hope your all enjoying yourselves and have eaten your protein and not had too many carbs today, and oh

PS: Dont forget ya vitamins. 🙂

Mitzi x x

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The Man Diet!


Talk about unrealistic.
I don’t think this has been SMART assessed, do you???? Hahaa 🙂

How many of us set goals on a daily basis, or at regular key points in our lives?

Before I started my weight loss journey I did not predict a target weight.

I just wanted to get rid of the excess wobble and some.

But now 90lb down and with ‘Onederland‘ within my reach, I think I need to set a target.

So.. here it goes…

Specific
Measurable
Achievable
Realistic
Timely

Specific – I don’t wanna be too specific about this to be honest! That’s where paranoia sets in and I’m already on crazy pills so don’t need anymore pressure!

Measurable – I do love my scales but thanks to the wise words of one of my Tweeps RNYgirl I am trying to look more at my NSG’s to save on the weekly disappointments…
The 25th October 2011 was my 1st anniversary… I jumped on the scales and a huge black cloud hovered over me…

I felt a failure… 😦

Why wasnt I like everyone else? I wanted to lose a hell of a lot more….
After a week of sulking and hiding away I chatted with my support networks on Twitter and also had my review with my Bariatric Surgeon who reassured me that everything was ok.
The body plateaus then kick starts again but the lifestyle and combined behaviour changes need to continue to maintain the weightloss.
Note to self – STOP COMPARING MYSELF WITH OTHERS!!!

Achievable – At 3 months post op I set myself a ‘guesstamate‘ target to weigh 140lb by June 2012.
I had no idea what that would look like, but I’m hoping to check it out in time!

Realistic – I am now 204lb, so I have a lot of work to do. But do you know what? There’s no pressure. I am cool with where I am. Just need to tip the balance away from the plus size range a bit more so I can comfortable fit into some funky stuff cause I am and will always be a Fashionista
:-)))))

Timely – I have learnt that I am not going to get obsessed about this. The benefits are evident. I feel great in comparison to where I was 18 months ago and that means the world to me.

So I tried The Man Diet – (not by choice I hasten to add, I’m on rashions LOL)

I’m still stuck in that stall …
Time to get back to ditching the carbs… it worked a few weeks ago.

Huge thanks to the #Atkins Crew 🙂 x

Question for you all

Pre or post weight loss surgery – do you set yourself goals?
Mitzi x,

 

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