Thursday, 19 September 2019

Reasons to Diet #16 - Toned Arms



Number 16:

Today's reason for sticking to my diet - I want toned arms.

Yep, I want rid of the bingo wings and the armpit fat. Even when I'm not that big - probably somewhere between a size 12 and a size 14 at my lowest, like a 13 if there was such a thing it still resists my efforts!!

However, I want my arms to be defined, to be toned, to get rid of these annoying flabby bits so that I look nice in dresses and am not worried about the hammy area at the top of my arms. I just need to get that bit lower in body fat, and that bit more muscular in the arms.

Diet alone won't shift this so I need to up the ante on the weight front. So that is reason number 16.

My Top 10 Feel Good Songs

  • Nina Simone - Feeling Good
  • Pharell Williams - Happy
  • Elbow - One Day Like This
  • Ceelo Green - F**k You
  • ELO - Mr Blue Sky
  • U2 - Beautiful Day
  • REM - Shiny Happy People
  • The B52's - Love Shack
  • Robbie Williams - Angels
  • ACDC - Thunderstruck

National Days for September - Today is Popcorn Day

  • 19th September - Popcorn Day
  • 18th September - Cheeseburger Day


  • 17th September - Batman Day
  • 16th September - Guacamole Day

  • 15th September - Strawberry Ice Cream Day
  • 14th September - Organise Your Home Day
  • 13th September - Peanut Day
  • 12th  September - Chocolate Milkshake Day

  • 11th September - 911 Remembrance Day
  • 10th September - Sewing Machine Day
  • 9th September - Teddy Bear Day

  • 8th September - Clear your desk day
  • 7th September - Beer Lover's Day
  • 6th September - Read a Book Day

  • 5th September - Cheese Pizza Day
  • 4th September - Wildlife Day
  • 3rd September - Skyscraper Day
  • 2nd September - World Coconut Day
  • 1st September - National Beard Day

My Top 10 Favourite Foods

  • Chicken Fried Rice & curry sauce
  • Dynamite hot Chilli
  • Gourmet burgers
  • Mighty meat pizza
  • Lasagne
  • Stuffed vine leaves
  • Houmous and crisps
  • Chicken Tikka Massalla
  • Homemade soup and tiger bread
  • Spaghetti bolognese

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Reasons to Diet #15 - I am Not Getting any Younger



Number 15:

Today's reason to stick to the diet - I am not getting any younger!!

Right - its that old saying that as you get older, you generally thicken out, and gain a few pounds. Now, if this is the case, having entered my 40's, it sure is not going to get any easier battling against my body.

If age does slow the metabolism, all the more reason to lose the weight now, before biology starts to tick against me!!

So that is today's reason to motivate me, and as reasons go, this one seems to be pretty powerful!! :)

All time Top 10 films


Number 1: Shawshank Redemption
Number 2: Goodfellas
Number 3: The Shining
Number 4: Basic Instinct
Number 5: The Green Mile
Number 6: Jaws
Number 7: Heat
Number 8: The English Patient
Number 9: Casino
Number 10: The Hurt Locker

My Top 10 Thorntons Individual Chocolates

  • Champagne Truffles
  • Orange Crisp
  • Turkish Delight
  • Coffee Cream
  • Strawberry Dream
  • Brazil Nut
  • Chocolate mousse
  • Salted caramel praline
  • Sicilian Lemon Mousse
  • Raspberry Smoothie