Selected blog highlights

Eating makes me hungry by Paola – 29 September 2008

This is my theory of why eating makes me hungry. By that I mean that I am sometimes MORE hungry straight after eating than I was before I ate. more…

Tips – what’s worked for me by Paola – 28 August 2008

I’m seven months into my diet and have lost nearly 4 stone (53 lbs). Here are some of the things I’ve learned – and new habits I’ve adopted – since I started my diet in January 2008. more…

Weighty retrospective by Paola – 31 May 2008

For a couple of months, I’ve been planning this weighty retrospective – a photo for each year of my life – to see how my weight has changed. more…

But It’s Good For You by Sylvia – 23 Apr 2008

One of the things that I find I’m struggling with is the whole concept of “good for me” things not being good for me. I love a glass of fresh pressed orange juice in the morning – it’s one of those things that makes me feel bright and sparkly and healthy. And I’m not saying orange juice is bad for me but it’s not that black and white. more…

Habit Formation by Simon – 21 Apr 2008

When I first started foodly confessing, I became very aware of the need to ‘watch what I eat’, and using the calorie counting method was a good way of doing that. What I’ve noticed since then is I now automatically do it, I automatically know the sorts of things I should and shouldn’t be eating. more…

Working Things Through by Sylvia – 20 Apr 2008

What do you want? I want to lose weight.
Do you? Do you really? Well, no. I want to have lost weight. more…

Am I dreaming? by Paola – 19 Apr 2008

Lying in bed last night, I wondered if my weight-loss was all a dream. I thought “I can’t believe this is happening to me.” I quickly corrected it to “I can’t believe I am doing this.” I never really thought I’d ever be able to lose significant weight. I wonder if I’m going to wake up and find myself a big fat blob again. more…

Home Comforts by Becky – 17 Apr 2008

My family loves to lunch. We love to eat out and as I’ve already explained before, we show love with food. more…

Seafood, seafood and more seafood by Becky – 12 Apr 2008

What if the shopping, cooking, preparing of the food, etc was all done to show how much they loved you? Are you rejecting them in rejecting their food? more…

The Tale of Three Grocers by Simon – 12 Apr 2008

Whilst I’m unhappy to learn this new favourite has vanished (though Croydon, Wolverhampton and Fife Tesco stores apparently still have a box or two), I’m fascinated to learn something of the customer services and cereal supply. more…

Good Food Habits by Sylvia – 11 Apr 2008

Today I was making chili con carne with my 13-year-old son; I’ve been teaching him how to cook. Just before dinner, we’re sorting out the toppings: grated cheddar, green onions, sour cream. He gets the cheese out of the fridge and cuts off two small slices before he starts grating – one for him and one for me. ARGH, did I teach him that? more…

It Always Comes Down to Pizza by Becky – 11 Apr 2008

I suppose starting the diet on a Thursday wasn’t such a good idea. You see, in our household, Thursday is Pizza night. more…

Time to get serious. by Becky – 11 Apr 2008

What this is really about is being unhappy. It’s about the last two years. My weight has got out of control. I moved to America and got into a food culture that I didn’t know what to do with. more…

Dieting makes me happy by Paola – 5 Mar 2008

I don’t normally think of myself as a happy person but, really, the last few weeks I have been happy about losing weight and, on my weekly weigh-in days, euphoric. more…

How to use a spreadsheet to calculate calories for one serving by Paola – 22 Feb 2008

If you cook a big batch of something but need to know the nutritional information for a specific serving, here’s how to work it out using a spreadsheet. more…

How I prepare my food diary by Paola – 20 Feb 2008

This is a step-by-step description of how I prepare my food diary entries. My process evolved within a week of starting this food diary. It won’t suit everyone as I am overly organised. But, for those interested, here’s what I do. more…

“But you already have a boyfriend” by Paola – 18 Feb 2008

I thought it would be an interesting exercise to document my experiences of trying to get professional help to lose weight. more..

Cottage cheese! by Paola – 31 Jan 2008

Hurray for cottage cheese!
My high-protein / low-carb problem has been solved. more…

Day 6: Lunch @ Caffe Nero by Paola – 12 Jan 2008

The day I had a coffee drink which was just 127 calories than an egg sandwich, cappuccino and biscotti combined. more…

Food choices by Paola – 7 Jan 2008

Here are some simple changes to make to what you buy and keep in the house to reduce your calorie intake. more…

How to lose weight sensibly by Paola – 7 Jan 2008

From the Sunday Telegraph, reprinted in The Week, 5 Jan 2008 more…

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