Getting ready for low carb… Again!

A couple of years ago low carbing really worked for me. I lost about three stone in three months and I did feel great. For some strange reason since then several attempts to repeat this success have failed, because I just kept feeling dizzy and weak all the time when I reduced my carb intake, even though I don’t think I have changed anything about my approach.

Anyway, I have decided to try this again as I am getting kind of desperate when I think about my Weight/health. I am 40 in November and now have a rather active boyfriend who goes to the gym almost daily and eventually I would like to join him there.
I am not going to make a big deal out of doing this this time as I really don’t want to tell people that I failed yet again, so I am just going to share this with you guys and people who are really close to me.
Weekly weigh ins are not really my thing, because I weigh myself every morning anyway so I am just going to stick with that and let you know when I have lost something or not.
As for what I am eating, no idea yet as I am not really good with cooking anyhow, so I am most likely going to spend all week looking up recipes online. They have to be quick and cheap so I imagine this might be a bit of a challenge in itself.
For protein I will be using celebrity slim shakes as so far they are the tastiest I have had, but also I have a load of slim fast coming next week as it was on a Groupon for £19.99 for six tins.

I think I might do a little comparison, pros and cons about the both in the near future to see which works best for me.

However, right now I am now off to enjoy my last sandwich for quite some time.

Please feel free to leave comments as usual and I would really love to see some low carb snack suggestions too, because I seem to be buying the same stuff all the time.

New beginnings

Ok, so I guess I didn’t do too well with the whole a post per week thing, but, as you all know, life has a habit of happening while you make other plans.
I have been super busy with work and have also had lots of appointments with various doctors to get my poorly hands and shoulders seen too (with little success so far, but that’s a different story).
Also, there is a new man in my life, after being single for three years that certainly created a mess in my well thought out single woman plan :-).

I somehow still managed to get the blanket finished, which I started what seems an eternity ago.

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I used Rico Basic Acrylic chunky for it and once I had finished it washed it with Lenor and it’s the most softest blanket you ever had. Loving it! Just a shame it’s for my son and not for me, but seeing his eyes light up when he gets it will be a nice reward.

Now, I know I have another three projects on the go, but time is going by so fast and it’s only 17 weeks until Christmas, so I just had to start on blanket number two. Okay, who am I kidding? I just couldn’t help myself, I needed an excuse to buy new yarn.

I ordered two humongous balls of special aran with wool by Stylecraft, one in black and one in white to satisfy my daughters craze for monochrome and I decided on a stripy c2c crotchet blanket to satisfy my need for diversity.
Originally she wanted just horizontal stripes but I think that would drive me insane after a day.

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It’s looking nice so far, but I am not too sure if I am keen on the yarn. Due to the wool content it’s not as soft as I would like it to be, but on the other hand I need it for warmth as my daughter is always freezing. I think I will carry on for a bit more and then wash it and put it in the dryer to see if it softens up.
Will keep you posted 🙂

Keep an eye out for a couple more posts that I have planned for the next few days. Feel free to share or comment with feedback or suggestions 🙂