I am seriously shocked!

Got on the scales, (never a good thing!) to see what the damage was. I have purposely been avoiding them because I knew that the number I saw on them was never going to please.

The mummy tummy, well, that has become a good excuse for what is really not doing more exercise, and for slipping the extra biscuit or 10 into my snacking schedule!

And I am ashamed to say that we have succumbed to rather a lot of takeaways in the last couple of months since the in-laws were away.

Struggling to fit into my Indian outfits the other days was embarrassing enough, but the icing on the cake was Monday evening.  My in-laws flew back on the weekend, and mum in law had unpacked her cases. In there were 5 beautiful new outfits for me!

Really gorgeous ones, ideal for the family wedding we have in a month.

Only they didn’t fit. Not one of them!

Not one of them!

It was the dreaded boobage area again!

The tailor has my old measurements there, and I had said to her to not bother getting clothes this time as I have too many anyway, but the horror on my face must have been apparent as she told me she had requested the guy to take the clothes seams IN!

Wow! Mum must see me with really slimming rose tinted glasses!

Anyway, lucky for me, as these have been taken in, that can be reversed, and they can be let out again too.

But that was the straw that broke the camel’s back.

I decided I need to diet, lose weight, do something, as this was ridiculous!

At the moment, I weigh more than I have ever weighed in my life, apart from when I was pregnant, and even then I wasn’t much more than I am right now! How bad is that!

I loaded my shopping trolley with fruit and veg, and salad, and dutifully informed Hubby Dearest that takeaway was not on the menu now!

Smoothies for breakfast, not as much tea, more water, salads at lunch, a balanced dinner… that  is what I am doing now.

But can someone please inform my inner sweet-toothed fattie (who is more the outer me at the moment) that I cannot get cravings at 9pm, then demolish ice creams or chocolates!

My aim is 10 stone… It won’t be a fast process by any means… I need to find time, and energy, in the day to exercise too!

Wish me luck please!

92 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. jacquelineobyikocha
    May 10, 2016 @ 15:56:43

    Sorry I laughed, but I couldn’t help it. Weight loss is not funny at all, but with all our best wishes you can do it.



    • Ritu
      May 14, 2016 @ 23:15:17

      What are you doing in my Spam Jacqueline?!
      Thank you for the best wishes! I must have dropped a couple of lbs, but not too much I fit into one outfit at the wedding yesterday, but that was also with some adjustments to the outfits!
      Weight loss is serious but you have to have a giggle too!



  2. afternoonofsundries
    Apr 22, 2016 @ 03:12:09

    I hope you succeed in your goals!! Good luck!

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  3. Sharon Yvonne
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 20:24:47

    LOL Good luck 🙂

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  4. Anna
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 19:16:01

    Good luck you can do it! I try not to eat after 7 or 8 in the evening. That works fine for me. Then I can eat whatever I want before that time, but not to much though:)

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  5. New Journey
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 14:30:47

    Oranges and citress helps hold back the craving, and in all reality after 3 days the cravings stops and it becomes all mental after that…I know, I know, my rebel is my mental nemesis and she wants what she wants…LOL but I just keep stomping my foot…and yelling no, we are not having chockolate…I have been eating sweet watermelon sweet corn….seems to help me…..dried fruit also have a higher sugar content….but lets be honest the best thing is to just say no….and have a lemon water…..LOL what a nice mum!!!! kat

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  6. Rajiv
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 06:56:33

    How much is 10 stone, in kilograms?

    And…… What is boobage?

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  7. Dorinda Duclos
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 06:16:41

    You can do it!!! As for the excess boobage, I figure if I can lop off some of mine, I’d probably lose about 20 lbs lol. I’m kidding but I know what you mean. 🍎🍗🍳

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  8. syl65
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 01:59:57

    Sending you some good energy vibes Sister! I know you can do it!

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  9. Hira
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 00:12:36

    All the best, and pls share tips 🙂

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  10. vanbytheriver
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 00:02:51

    I feel your pain. I do okay if alone, but the hubby is a nighttime snacker, and that’s tough to witness. I’m not much for sweets, but love those salty snacks. Ugh. Best wishes in your effort, Ritu. 💕

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  11. Heartafire
    Apr 21, 2016 @ 00:01:50

    Good luck, dieting is hard! :/

    Liked by 2 people


  12. ladieswholunchreviews
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 22:30:15

    Good for you, Ritu. I start back at the gym tomorrow, will do the treadmill, then see the trainer next week. Got to do it! We can, I know we can!

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  13. rockcountyourstory
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 22:24:41

    I understand what you are talking about. I am trying to lose some weight myself. It can be a challenge but we can do it!

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  14. Fourth Generation Farmgirl
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 22:21:05

    Hang in there, Ritu! You’ll meet your goal. I find when I’m having a sweets craving that chewing gum sometimes helps to offset it. Also, if you want a sweet treat…dried figs are really good. They’re the perfect sweetness–plus they’re healthy. Best wishes! 🙂

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  15. pranabaxom
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 22:08:57

    The lady said boobage
    What an outrage
    She has sweet teeth
    What a nitpick
    She wants to diet
    Need to be chastised
    Rather should practice
    Drinking bitter gourd juice
    – from one BMI challenged to another

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  16. TanGental
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 22:03:44

    I wish you the best; you are right to think slow and steady if you want to keep it off.

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  17. Donna
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 22:01:02

    I am very careful with what I eat now but when I do crave chocolate I will eat kriska in small amounts letting it melt slowly and in small pieces. Also love my cauliflower chocolate pudding. You are so busy all the timeI can see why it is hard to get in exercise but I think you look good.

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  18. Erika Kind
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 21:52:16

    Awh, sis, I understand your frustration. But I am sure you are back in shape in no time!

    Liked by 2 people


  19. Charles Yallowitz
    Apr 20, 2016 @ 21:46:47

    Good luck. Recently got told that I need to lose weight by a doctor and it isn’t easy. Cutting out snacks beyond a few healthy ones, but the hardest part is portion control.

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