Don’t Leave Home Without It.

I forgot to put my fitbit on. I have one of the clip on ones, that look like this:


it’s currently sitting next to my bed.

G has one of the bracelet ones – and it’s causing me fitbit envy.Image

So I’m guessing I’m in the 6,000 step range, not enough, but it is the weekend. Part of my exercise was walking from one end of the mall to the other looking for a dress for a “Gala” dinner on Wednesday night. And if that experience wasn’t enough to encourage me to lose weight I’m not sure what would be. I got stuck, in a dress, in the change room. Awful.

Steps: Maybe 6,000? I’m about to go for a little walk around the compound now.

Water: I drank 4 huge glasses in a row when I woke up which I find really helps with not wanting too much for breakfast.

Fat Face Moment: There hasn’t been one yet.

Skinny Face Moment: G bought chocolate when we stopped for a coffee, I declined, declined!

How about you? How are you going?


Before I Make Any Grand Statements


Hello there!

I know, it’s been too long. Way too long. 

I’ve been wanting to come back here for awhile but I just wanted to make sure I was serious about getting back into the losing weight thing before I made any grand statements. And I am serious, 4 kilos of serious – that’s how much I’ve lost in the past three weeks. Not super fast, but nice and steady.

How about you? Are you still keen to do this? Do you want to join in again. Shall we make a commitment to give this thing a go until June? That’s what I was thinking. Ten kilos gone by June.

So, the fitbit is back out, I’ve just purchased a brand new water bottle that is MINE MINE MINE and not to be shared, I’ve started kickboxing and joined swimming classes. The weight is slowly coming off and although my jeans are still tight I can see little tiny changes here and there. Come and join me.

Let’s do this!


Day 1.


After the last few days I almost feel like it’s Day 1. There were things that needed to be done on arrival. Things like eating crumpets and visiting the bakery. But today we’re back to normal.

I’m putting the fitbit back in my pocket and hitting the beach for big walk. The vegetable soup is on the stove and even though we’ll be heading back to the bakery I won’t be partaking.

Today is Day 1. Green tea, loads of water, walks on the beach. I’ll be back to report in tomorrow.

How are you going?

In Transit


Just a quicky today. I’m about to start packing and we have had the usual last minute dramas to allow the addition of “to do’s” to the list.

The bath has cracked which would be fine if it wasn’t also the location of our daily showers and is located above  the dining room table. Drip. Drip. Drip. And Henry Hotdog dropped my ipad on the floor yesterday so I am in search of a new screen today (while packing for a 3 month winter trip to Oz).

I’ll come back and check in on Wednesday. In the meantime I’ll be in between here and there.

The fitbit is packed. The sneakers are out. The tracky dacks are ready. This holiday I am breaking the mold – I’m returning lighter not heavier.

See you soon. xxx

Today’s Revelation is Alcohol


Today’s revelation is alcohol. It’s not the amount I’m drinking it’s the effect it has on me with food. The same girl who was congratulating herself on the way out to drinks last night about choosing a light snack instead of bowl of green chicken curry was found on the couch at midnight in front of an episode of Offspring (love it) and a bowl of curry. Amazing what a few beers, a mojito and a vodka tonic with friends can do.

There has been a change though. A mental switch has flicked. I find myself searching for the grilled prawn salad rather than the curry with rice or the burger and fries. There is less food on my plate, I don’t like to feel stuffed. There’s definitely a change.

Steps: 5,000

Water: Not enough, it came in the form of beer and vodka tonics

Fat Face Moment: The couch, the curry and me.

Skinny Face Moment: Everything before the alcohol was consumed.

Today is a new day. We’re home tonight, I’ve had an skinny omelet for breakfast and only ate half. Every day is a new day when it comes to Fat Face Skinny Face. This is all about learning why we make the choices we do. We’re here to support each other and tell each to keep going. KEEP GOING! I’m going to be 10 kilos lighter by the end of August. I just know I am. Come and join me.

I was Out Of ProPORTION


I woke up this morning feeling fantastic – and not hungry. I realize now that my portion sizes in past were huge, and eating whatever you want whenever you want doesn’t always make you feel good. I know that this sounds obvious to most people- but when you’re caught in a spiral of overeating I think you really don’t notice what you’re doing to yourself.

Steps: Better than yesterday but still not at the gym, like I said, this week is a shit show with end of year stuff. I think I nearly made it to 5,000 (half as much as I should be doing). Next week I’ll be back out there.

Water: I am so much better at drinking water if I’m home or at work. I was on the move all day yesterday and had to continually remind myself to drink more water. Maybe I should write it on my hand?

Skinny Face Moment: I said no to the cake, no to the donuts and no to the gin and tonic.

Fat Face Moment: None. Yesterday was fast day and I stuck to it. I had a little cup of popcorn at the class party and a carrot stick.  Dinner was a tiny amount of stir fry, no rice. I think I probably went over the 500 cals but it was a tiny portion and I felt fabulous when I went to bed last night.


How’s everyone else going?



I dropped the second little traveller off at her party yesterday morning and was greeted by a really lovely mother holding a box of donuts. Has anyone else noticed that the minute you start watching what you eat you seem to be surrounded by feeders. How do you say no when someone has made a special trip? I stayed for a green tea, half a donut and a plate of fruit and then didn’t feel all that hungry until dinner time? I’m not half as hungry as I used to be now that I’ve started this 5:2 thing.

There were drinks last night with a group of women, nothing too huge but of course the minute I hit my second G & T I started admiring the bowl of chips in front of me. I stayed away from the sandwiches and stuck with the carrots, cucumber and tablespoon of hummus.

Today is fast day again and I can say hand on heart that I’m looking forward to it.

Steps: Better than yesterday but nowhere near where it needs to be.

Water: Good during the day, but not so good once the gin made an appearance.

Fat Face Moment: A handful of chips that were screaming out my name.

Skinny Face Moment: Cutting that donut in half and staying away from the naughty things on the table.

Online: There was no time for online yesterday and today is looking the same. Class parties, school assemblies and last minute goodbye stuff is the theme this week.

How are you going? How do you say no to feeders?