Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Growing Up

Ey up burra fergot ta mention summat ded important in me last ADF post. Ooooh owd on, I'm writin' in me adopted Derbyshire accent ... When did that happen?

As I so eloquently put it, I forgot to mention something important that happened recently, well it was important to me.

I'd already noticed a while ago that when I walked I felt much lighter - like I was supported by wires somehow - but the weird thing is that the ground had started to look fractionally further away. I just took this to be an illusion caused by me bouncing merrily along at high speed ... or I needed new glasses.

Then when we first came to the tin hut this year, I was in the bathroom and thought 'Oh heck, the sink is broke' because it looked lower down. I checked the pedestal and under the sink and all was fine ... it's a hut, the sink and pedestal are plastic, they've been replaced before through breakages.

Hmmm, odd. After a few more sessions of thinking - 'by gum burrit's a long way to t'floor' - I decided I needed measuring. Grumpy stood me against the end of a tall unit doo dah, stuck a bit of white insulation tape roughly where my bonce would come to, marked the tape exactly where the top of my person was - flattening my coiffure in the process - then got out his heavy duty tape measure. Nearly 5'3. Interesting, I'd been 5'1 and 3/4 all my adult life and here I was an inch taller.

Oh what joy. To anyone of normal proportions, you won't realise what this means. Well the first thing I did was check my newly adjusted BMI ... aha, only just a bit overweight and not at all porky. And with my 10% adjustment for a large frame - oh yes it is! - I'm now within a normal healthy weight range :) ...


  1. Me and Alternate Day Fasting
  2. Me and Alternate Day Fasting ... Three Weeks On
  3. Five Weeks of Alternate Day Fasting
  4. Eight Weeks of Alternate Day Fasting
  5. Ten Weeks of Alternate Day Fasting
  6. Alternate Day Fasting Three Months On
  7. Alternate Day Fasting in Winter
  8. Alternate Day Fasting Over Christmas
  9. Me and Zumba
  10. Saying Goodbye To My Curves 
  11. Eight Months Of Alternate Day Fasting And Me
  12. Growing Up 
  13. A Year Of Alternate Day Fasting 
  14. 60 Pounds Of Blubber - Vanished
  15. The Perils of Alternate Day Fasting 
  16. Mr Grumpy Is Losing It
  17. Mr Grumpy Has Lost It
  18. Fasting For Maintenance
  19. Tweaking Maintenance
  20. Weight Gain 
  21. Still Maintaining
  22. Four Years Of Intermittent Fasting


  1. Just popped in for a 'nose around' and what did I spy with my beady eye? A before and after shot.
    Well, you have to be congratulated on such an amazing change and I'm sure you feel all the better for it. Well done.
    I read somewhere that alcohol was fattening. Well I actually knew that, as my Doc had told me after struggling to hear my heart through layers of fat. My New Years resolution was to cut down. After three months I gave up all all alcohol and here we are in July and I haven't lost an ounce!
    It turns out that apple juice, orange juice and tomato juice have just as many pesky calories as red wine or a G&T. What a struggle it is.
    I've just been reading Grumpy Ken's blog and looking at all those pills he has to take. What a chore.
    Don't lose anymore - you look just right. :)
    Cheers.... B

    1. Hello Bernard,

      Thanks for the complement :)

      I'm still enjoying my alcohol, I couldn't give it up completely. But because I only have it once a week - and every night when people come to stay with us - I enjoy it so much more.

      You'll have to try our 'diet', one or two friends are doing the 5:2 version, slower weight loss but infinitely easier to fit in than 4:3 or alternate days.

      I can honestly say that as it's not an every day thing, I don't feel deprived at all. And as of today I've only got 4lbs to go to my main target :D

      Julie xx


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