Monday, 4 July 2011


My Mumentum posts are getting a bit dull...since using the Slimpods my attitudes have changed and I'm no longer battling my demons, binge eating or embarking on the next yo-yo diet.  The weight loss has slowed down but as I'm now in it for the long haul, I'm no longer stressing over the scales!

There are steps I can take to up the ante if I need to.  I still have a biggish evening meal which I insist on finishing.  I do feel full, but the part of me that has had it ingrained in me to 'clear my plate' can't quite bring myself to leave food.  But as my meals consist of healthy veggie fayre, I'm not too worried about it.  I just need to get the portion control sorted out using my Diet Plate.  I think that holds the key to my next step!

As for exercise, I know I should try and find something that I can do to get the blood pumping.  In the past I have done yoga, Pilates, holistic toning and attended the gym.  However every time I have done exercise, I have put my back out.  Even the back strengthening yoga poses have been known to do me damage.  It was after I had Ella 15 years ago that I damaged my spine.  X Rays showed I had slight scoliosis and her birth aggravated it to the extent that I found it hard to stand up and straighten my back.  It took a year to get better, but everytime I did any exercise it flared up giving me pain and a weakness in my legs.  It took me years to realise that my attempts to strengthen it were actually making my condition worse.  Any twisting, jolting or anything that put any undue pressure on my spine would set me back.

Since giving up the gym my back has been fine!  Oh the irony!!   But I'm not getting any real exercise.  Walking is the only thing left for me (I hate swimming and won't even consider that as an option!!).  So I hope this summer I will get off my arse and do a lot more walking with the kids...not just around the local shopping centre either!  I want to get out and about in the fresh air.  So that is my try and improve my fitness...without crippling my back!! Plus it'll be tonnes of fun!


  1. jessies_online4 July 2011 at 18:30

    can you maybe lay off the slimpod for a while and give us some juicy binge-eating yo-yo dieting story to read!! ha ha
    I'm a plate clearer too, I don't think I'll ever change that about myself.....if you don't clear your plate you get no pudding!
    All that walking around the zoo was good exercise for this week.

  2. I am glad this is working for you. Seems that I am hearing a lot of good stories about slim pod and once I am well enough I intend to give it ago. Sounds like you have the right mentality to do this for the long haul! I always find though that if I label something as a diet thats it everything bad for me in sight gets eaten lol x

  3. Mummyandthebeastie4 July 2011 at 20:07

    I would say that's definitely not dull that you have changed your thinking on food, it's great! I am the same with finishing my plate! Have you thought about riding a bike? is that something that would put strain on your back? x

  4. Funny how we think we are only interesting if we are in crisis mode and our lives are out of control. This calm self-confidence is much better and you can always find something else to stress about once your weight is sorted ;) Good luck!

  5. I don't think you sound dull at all Wendy, in fact you are an inspiration to us all and from one former binge eater to another I think you are doing fantastically well. To be in control of what we put in our mouths in empowering!

    Walking is great exercise, I do lots of walking, as it's the only real exercise I actually enjoy and in fact it is one of the best exercises you can do!

    Have a great week :) x

  6. You are by no means dull Wendy. I think it is great that you are in control and on the right path.

    I also do lots of walking.

    Enjoy your week

    Dianne x

  7. No Discernible Talent4 July 2011 at 22:15

    Sounds like you're doing so well Wendy, I'm sure the walking will help with everything and you've lost loads of weight so far, you don't need to lose anymore I don't think! It's good to do a bit of exercise, it's just finding something enjoyable that's tricky, but walking is fab to do especially in Summer.

    I started a Zumba class this evening so hoping that's going to be 'my' exercise. Would love to join the Mumentum ladies - how do I go about it again? x

  8. the next part of your journey begins. Take care of that back xx

  9. I wrote the above having just finished a big plate of spag bol that I cooked - yyyyeeaaah - plate clearer too x

  10. Just come and chat to @newmumonline on Twitter using the hashtag #mumentum. You can link up posts and there is a Mumentum group on Facebook too! XXX



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