To bring you up to date.
We (Sue and I) have been slowly losing weight now for around 5 years. My max weight was a staggering 23st 12lbs, Sue started at 12st 10lbs. Up until just before Christmas i was down to 17st 3ilbs and Sue at 10st 10lbs, which we were quite pleased with (so was my Dr) Over the festive season we both managed to put on around 6-7 lbs which has got to go again.
Our Diet over the last 9 months or so has been quite easy to stick to and was as follows.
Morning breakfast, No added Sugar Muesli with a little sweetner for me and Soya milk, with mashed Banana for Sue.(Occasionally Porridge)
Lunch/Dinner/midday meal - Consisted of Homemade Soup and a slice of Multigrain Bread, followed by a piece of Fruit
Evening meal was/is any meal that was reasonably low in fat with lots of Vegeatables when possible.For a change a Salad or Homemade Chicken Curriy and Basmati Rice.
Sugar free Jelly with added Fruit, or Milk Pudding with Sweetner and Skimmed Milk, or Stewed Fruit ie Apple, Rhubarb, Plums etc with Sweetner and Low Fat/Sugar fake Cream, or Low Fat, no added Sugar Yogurt (Irish)
Some evenings we would succumb to a couple of Multigrain Ryvita's with Cows Extra light cheese spread.
This diet was on a alternative day menu which was all soup mid and evening one day then back to the above on the next. Any extra's were as low Fat as poss, which included the Alternative frying oil Flora Quisine (very low in Saturates) low fat Marge, Decafe Tea,No Sugar etc.
Tomato Soup recipe
1 to1.5 lb (500gr to ikg) large ripe Tomatoes sliced
3 Large Onions, finely chopped,
1/2 a Red Pepper (we prefer the sweet type) chopped.
3-4 cloves of Garlic chopped.
approx 1 tbsp Flora Quisine
4 (Tesco) Tomato Pasata's (32p ish)
I low salt Chicken Oxo cube
2 " " " " Vegeatable " "
1X 3" to 4" inch long piece of Tomato Pure (from tube)
1 Lge (Old) Potato chopped roughly
4-6 button Mushrooms, roughly chopped..
Salt & Pepper to taste (you could add a few Herbs if liked)
We add a pkt Tesco Alpro Soya single Cream (250gr) you could add full Cream Milk or Cream.
Add Water to thickness required
You will need a Lge pan here (ours in 3 Litre)
Place Onion and Garlic in a pan with the Flora, fry until soft and going clear. Add the Pepper fry for a further 3-4 mins. Add all the other ingredients and bring to the boil, then simmer for 30 40 mins until all are tender finally adding Soya milk or Substitite.
Put everthing into a Blender a little at a time, serve and enjoy. this will probably make enough for 6-8 people.
We put 2 person portions into plastic containers and Freeze them for future use.
Joke of the day.
It almost tickled as his fingers started at her neck, and then began moving down past the small of her back. He then caressed her shoulders and neck, slowly worked his hand down, stopping just over her stomach.
He then proceeded to place his hand on her left inner arm, working down her side, passing gently over her buttock and down her leg to her calf.
Then, he proceeded up her thigh, stopping just at the uppermost portion of her leg. He continued in the same manner on her right side, then suddenly stopped, rolled over and became silent.
As she had become quite aroused by this caressing, she asked in a loving voice, 'Honey, that was wonderful. Why did you stop?'
To which he responded: 'I found the remote.'