Monday, 30 September 2019

YourHome - Competition - Win a Qube greenhouse from Halls

YourHome - Competition - Win a Qube greenhouse from Halls

YourHome - Competition - Win the ultimate gardening tool package

YourHome - Competition - Win the ultimate gardening tool package

My Top 10 Cottage Cheese

  • Natural cottage cheese
  • Onion and chive cottage cheese
  • Pineapple cottage cheese
  • Sweet Chilli
  • Black Pepper
  • Garlic and herb
  • Sundried tomato
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Ham & Pineapple
  • Spicy Mexican

Reasons to Diet #27 - I will never get my ass in shape sitting on it!


Number 27:

Reason #27 to stick to the plan is simple - I will never get my ass in shape by sitting on it!!

What I am saying is that there is no point sitting around, bemoaning the fact that I am not at goal weight whilst spending my time sitting on my backside. If I want a banging body and to reach goal weight, I have to get up and move and work at it.

Sitting round, enjoying life is great, but it doesn't make for a bikini body!

National Days for September - National Mud Pack Day

  • 30th September - Mud Pack Day

  • 29th September - Coffee Day
  • 28th September - Ask a Stupid Question Day
  • 27th September - Chocolate Cake Day
  • 26th September - Family Day

  • 25th September - Comic Book Day
  • 24th September - Compliment Day
  • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
  • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

  • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
  • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza 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 Egg Dishes



  • Omelette
  • Quiche
  • Frittata
  • Scotch Egg
  • Spanish Omelette
  • French Toast
  • Egg and cress sandwiches
  • Egg fried rice
  • Lemon meringue
  • Full english breakfast
  • Sunday, 29 September 2019

    National Days for September - Today is National Coffee Day

    • 29th September - Coffee Day
    • 28th September - Ask a Stupid Question Day
    • 27th September - Chocolate Cake Day
    • 26th September - Family Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza 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

    Reasons to Diet #26 - Losing Weight feels Wonderful




    Number 26:

    Reason to diet number 26 is how wonderful it feels to lose weight. When you get on the scales, and it has dropped, its a good feeling.

    When the pounds start to add up and become half stones it feels great. When you start to drop whole stones and look and feel better, its the best feeling ever.

    I need to keep that in mind, as the reverse is also true. When you get on those scales and its gone up, it feels awful.

    So, I need to remember how bad it feels when the scales go up and how wonderful it feels when my weight is coming down.

    My Top 10 Cheese

    • Mature Cheddar
    • Double Gloucester
    • Wensleydale & Cranberry
    • Feta
    • Brie
    • Blue Stilton
    • Austrian Smoked Cheese
    • Marmite Cheddar
    • Creamy Lancashire
    • Mexican spicy cheddar

    My Top 10 Winter Cocktails

    • Cherry Bourbon Hot Chocolate
    • Hot Cocoa Martini
    • Mulled Wine
    • Irish Coffee with Baileys
    • Baileys Hot Chocolate
    • Gaelic Coffee with Whisky
    • Brandy Coffee
    • Mulled Cider
    • Whisky Hot Toddy
    • Hot Buttered Cider

    Saturday, 28 September 2019

    Reasons to Diet #25 - I want to be in control


    Number 25:

    Reason 25 for sticking to the diet is that I want to be in control and not my body. My mind needs to rule, not my hunger or cravings.

    This is the problem - I get the strongest desire to eat crap and drink wine. Or a lovely cold beer and a burger, or crisps, or cheese or cake. Its never good stuff. I give in and then I enjoy it for a few minutes, and then within minutes, I am feeling fat and horrible, and the impact lasts for days.

    I am tired of being ruled by cravings for fatty foods and I want to be in control. The longer I stick to the plan, the more I form new habits to replace the unhealthy ones and the better I feel mentally because then I am in the driving seat and in control.

    National Days for September - National Ask a Stupid Question Day

    • 28th September - Ask a Stupid Question Day
    • 27th September - Chocolate Cake Day
    • 26th September - Family Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza 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 Dips




  • Houmous
  • Tzatziki
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream
  • Guacamole
  • Pesto
  • Yoghurt and Cucumber
  • Onion and Garlic
  • Cheese and Chive
  • Creamy sweet Chilli
  • My Top 10 Indian Snacks

    • Onion bhaji
    • Vegetable Samosa
    • Poppadoms
    • Mushroom Pakora
    • Bombay Potatoes
    • Chicken Tikka Pieces
    • Chicken Tikka Samosa
    • Meat Samosa
    • Mixed Pickles
    • Chicken Pakora

    Friday, 27 September 2019

    Reasons to Diet #24 - I want to be proud of my body



    Number 24: 

    Reasons to stick to my diet #24 is that I want to be proud of my body. I am 40 something years old, and not once have I felt totally proud of how I look.

    Don't get me wrong - sometimes I look ok and I scrub up well, but put me in a bikini or a pair of shorts and panic sets in. I resign myself to how I look thinking "when I reach goal weight" and then it never happens.

    Not this time!!! This time, I am going to exercise, I am going to diet, I am going to reach goal and why? Because I want to be proud of my body.

    My Top 10 Sundaes

    • Oreo Cookies & Cream
    • Honeycomb explosion
    • Rocky Horror
    • Chocolate Ice Cream
    • Cookie Dough and Fudge
    • Hot Chocolate Fudge
    • Banana Split
    • Caramel Apple
    • Neopolitan
    • Eton Mess

    My Top 10 Marmite Foods

    • Marmite and cheese straws
    • Cheesy marmite muffins
    • Marmite roast potatoes
    • Cheese and marmite pull bread
    • Marmite and mozzarella flat bread
    • Marmite chicken
    • Cheddar and marmite scones
    • Marmite chips
    • Marmite spaghetti
    • Marmite popcorn

    National Days for September - Today is Chocolate Cake Day

    • 27th September - Chocolate Cake Day
    • 26th September - Family Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza 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

    Thursday, 26 September 2019

    National Days for September - Today is National Family Day

    • 26th September - Family Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza 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 Birthday Cakes

    • Triple Layer Chocolate cake
    • Cookies and Cream cake
    • Strawberry Sundae cake
    • Parcel cake
    • Giant cupcake
    • Champagne cake
    • Rose bouquet cake
    • Kit Kat Cake
    • Chocolate tiramisu cake
    • Red wine chocolate cake

    Reasons to Diet #23 - I want toned thighs


    Number 23:

    Reason to stick to my Diet #23 I want toned inner thighs My legs are toning up a bit, slowly. I am developing some good definition, but clearly, my inner thighs are not being worked in quite the same manner, as they are refusing to change.

    My inner thighs are flabby and unsightly, and nothing - not squats, not Zumba, not running, seems to be making a difference. Losing weight will help of course. It won't tone them up, but it will remove some of the fat.

    However, in order to accomplish this goal, I need to stick to my diet, every day, and stick to the exercise plan but also add some specialist moves to tone these bad boys up!!

    So that is the reason - if I do not stick to it, I shall have flabby inner thighs forever!! Not having that!! :

    My Top 10 Cupcakes

    • Red Velvet
    • Lemon Curd
    • Vanilla Cream
    • Coffee Cream
    • Chocolate and Vanilla
    • Cookies and Cream
    • Strawberries & Cream
    • White Chocolate
    • Salted Caramel 
    • Chocolate Fudge 

    Wednesday, 25 September 2019

    Reasons to Diet #22 - Fed up of being fed up

    Number 22: 

    This reason for sticking to my diet is because I am fed up of being fed up about my weight and my body. I go on a diet, lose a bit, go on holiday or to the wedding - whatever the event that prompted the weight loss.

    I pile it on again, and it all starts all over again. I never maintain - I only ever lose or gain. The more fed up I get, the harder I try, but then when I get to the end of the path, I go overboard everytime. I put it on and I feel fed up. I eat what I want, but then I feel fed up when I am fat.

    So, that's reason number 22 - I do not want to be fed up about this anymore. It is just ridiculous and it has to stop.

    My Top 10 Vegetables

    • Potatoes
    • Parsnip
    • Butternut Squash
    • Sweet Potato
    • Carrots
    • Sweetcorn
    • Broccoli
    • Mushrooms
    • Mangetout
    • Courgette

    National Days for September - Today is National Comic Book Day

    • 25th September - Comic Book Day
    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza 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 Tapas




  • Patatas Bravas
  • Croquetas
  • Pinchito
  • Nachos con carne
  • Pincho Tortillas Espanola
  • Pincho de pollo marinado
  • Brusqueta
  • Pincho de solomillo marinado
  • Tapa de queso
  • Papas arrugadas con mojo
  • Tuesday, 24 September 2019

    My Top 10 Rice

    • Basmati
    • Long Grain 
    • Risotto
    • Wholegrain
    • Brown Basmati
    • Pilau
    • Jasmine
    • Long grain wild
    • Sushi
    • Cauliflower

    Top 10 songs for a Windy Day

    • She's Like the Wind- Patrick Swayze
    • Candle in the Wind - Elton John
    • Wild is the Wind - Nina Simone
    • Winds of Change - Scorpions
    • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
    • Butterflies and Hurricanes - Muse
    • Tsunami - Manic Street Preachers
    • Electrical Storm - U2
    • Hurricane - 30 seconds to Mars
    • Thunderstruck - ACDC

    National Days for September - Today is Compliment Day

    • 24th September - Compliment Day
    • 23rd September - Handwriting Day
    • 22nd September - White Chocolate Day

    • 21st September - Miniature Golf Day
    • 20th September - Pepperoni Pizza 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