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Susie's ready steady cook plan

snowbryneich

Gold Member
S: 29st12lb C: 26st12lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 53.9 Loss: 3st0lb(10.05%)
You are making me want a soup maker. (I love a gadget) I bought one once and my OH mocked me (how hard is soup, how woukd he know he never cooks) And it immediately broke and I sent it back to amazon. I will keep an eye out for blackfriday deals. He also mocked the air fryer and I use that all the time so what does he know.
 
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ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st2lb C: 22st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56 Loss: 1st8lb(6.51%)
Men know nothing - follow your instincts, buy more gadgets!

Well my plan to go to SW tonight hasn't panned out, because it's now 5.24pm and I'm still at work waiting for the boss to respond to something. Next week!
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st2lb C: 22st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56 Loss: 1st8lb(6.51%)
Morning all

Well, another day, another drama - ha I've just realised this diary is almost nothing about food and all about the ups and downs of life - of which there seems to be a fair bit at the moment!

The landlord of the new property will only accept a three year lease (which I'd asked for) without any let out clause (which I'm insisting on) - so looks like I won't be moving in after all! I'm not prepared to be tied in financially to a rental property for three years, that's crazy.

And then i had an upset with my Asda delivery - the guy pulled up a couple of houses down, got the trays ready, hopped back in his van and drove off! So I rang to ask what the heck that was about, but they didn't have a clue and can't ring the driver (oh really???), so I cancelled the order. The guy then knocks on my door 45 minutes later and tried to say he'd delivered to another house, then was scheduled to deliver to someone two miles away, then back to me - conveniently forgetting that I'd stood at the door and watched him NOT deliver to anyone else. So I sent him packing - but now I've got no loo paper :classic_eek: :classic_mad:. Blooming Asda, fed up with the bad service, so it's Tescos next time.

Work is also a bit icky at the moment, no long term issues, but just another lpog on the fire of sleeplessness last night!
 

snowbryneich

Gold Member
S: 29st12lb C: 26st12lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 53.9 Loss: 3st0lb(10.05%)
Men know nothing - follow your instincts, buy more gadgets!

Well my plan to go to SW tonight hasn't panned out, because it's now 5.24pm and I'm still at work waiting for the boss to respond to something. Next week!
I mean that might as well be my mantra so I am keeping an eye out for black friday deals - he can comment on kitchen gadgets when he does the cooking. (He once used three pans to make soup so he has very little ground to stand on.

Morning all

Well, another day, another drama - ha I've just realised this diary is almost nothing about food and all about the ups and downs of life - of which there seems to be a fair bit at the moment!

The landlord of the new property will only accept a three year lease (which I'd asked for) without any let out clause (which I'm insisting on) - so looks like I won't be moving in after all! I'm not prepared to be tied in financially to a rental property for three years, that's crazy.

And then i had an upset with my Asda delivery - the guy pulled up a couple of houses down, got the trays ready, hopped back in his van and drove off! So I rang to ask what the heck that was about, but they didn't have a clue and can't ring the driver (oh really???), so I cancelled the order. The guy then knocks on my door 45 minutes later and tried to say he'd delivered to another house, then was scheduled to deliver to someone two miles away, then back to me - conveniently forgetting that I'd stood at the door and watched him NOT deliver to anyone else. So I sent him packing - but now I've got no loo paper :classic_eek: :classic_mad:. Blooming Asda, fed up with the bad service, so it's Tescos next time.

Work is also a bit icky at the moment, no long term issues, but just another lpog on the fire of sleeplessness last night!
Food can seem an afterthought sometimes - I think it goes along with the time and energy required to diet - it's easier when everything is going well so can be thrown by things going off plot.

That does seem ridiculous - anything could happen but what a shame as it nearly worked out perfectly -

Gosh you've had so many problems with Asda. I do remember once running down the street from work because the driver was early but he had driven away (I mean running down the street did take awhile but still) and he was early and I rang them to ask if he was coming back as it wasn't even my delivery slot yet and they did ring him and he come back but in a right mood so I rang back and complained and got a few free deliveries but then the whole no subs thing became an issue so it's been Tesco since. Re the loo roll do you have amazon prime - i use amazon so much i sometimes use prime now and if I don't want to spend a load of money (you have to spend £40 for free delivery so if I want one thing off prime now (milk/loo roll) I order the one thing and a £40 pound amazon voucher and then stick that straight on my account where it will get used up.)

Sorry work is rubbish also - if these things happen in three's you might be due for a change of luck.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st2lb C: 22st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56 Loss: 1st8lb(6.51%)
He once used three pans to make soup so he has very little ground to stand on.
LOLOL that's hilarious. I had an ex like that - although he thought he was channelling Jamie Oliver - I could hear him in the kitchen saying "A bosh of this and a bosh of that..." :D.

I do remember once running down the street from work because the driver was early but he had driven away (I mean running down the street did take awhile but still) ...
Also hilarious :). I chased a Yodel driver down the road once, same reason. Caught him too lol.

Yeah Asda, what a pain - never again - although I was pleasantly surprised to get an exceptionally helpful person on the phone yesterday who refunded it straight away, and gave me a £5 (woohoo stop the presses, let's go spend!).

And thanks, work is better today - it was a little personality clash but I think we're ironing it out now. Feel so knackered though, toss-turned for about four hours in the night. But also had a mild flirtation going with the head of our Scottish office, there's that slight frisson of sweet tension when he comes to chat to me about PR stuff, and he's thinks I've got a "lovely sense of humour" - nothing about my fabulous looks then humpf! :D :D. So that cheered me up. Nothing will come of it, pretty sure he's married with 42 children but nice to play along and not take it seriously. Wish I'd known how to do that when I was 20!
 
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tipperary

Gold Member
S: 84.2kg C: 75kg G: 68kg BMI: 32.9 Loss: 9.2kg(10.94%)
Oooo work affairs. Im having one too, but my real husband knows all about it😅. I was showing my daughters baby scan around and 2 new staff asked about it. My collegue (who was my boss) told them i was having his baby in January and we were going away this weekend to Paris to get engaged. They know we are both off this weekend so believed it😱. Considering i am 51 and he is 44 i say well done to me on both counts😂😂😂👍

But you are so right, if we could do in our 20s what we do well now life would have been simpler. Enjoy the flirting game.

Hope other stuff at work settles down, you put a lot of effort into getting that job and moving your life for it.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st2lb C: 22st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56 Loss: 1st8lb(6.51%)
Work will be fine, in fact it's already better - and I'm gobbling lots of Vit E and St Johns Wort so i am calm and serene and not at the mercy of madly fluctuating hormones!

I can show you a pic of my work guy if you like, he's quite cute, and has dimples swoon :). I do so love making him laugh, we have great craik.
 

GaGirl

Silver Member
S: 10st10lb C: 10st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 0st5lb(3.33%)
I’d wish I got blasted updates on this thread.

Going to read the link about the noms and she what they have been up to.

I just use a big stainless pot and a hand blender to make soup. I use to have a soup maker but like an idiot I put it in the dishwasher and that was the end of that gadget.
 

GaGirl

Silver Member
S: 10st10lb C: 10st5lb G: 9st0lb BMI: 27.4 Loss: 0st5lb(3.33%)
wow just wow, they seem real nice people not. I wonder if WW will join the SW wagon and make them remove points from their recipes.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st2lb C: 22st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56 Loss: 1st8lb(6.51%)
Let's hope so, they so don't deserve to make money from people struggling to lose weight!

And i agree, a big pot and a hand blender is just as good for soup - but I do love a good gadget :D.
 

tipperary

Gold Member
S: 84.2kg C: 75kg G: 68kg BMI: 32.9 Loss: 9.2kg(10.94%)
I have a nutri bullet. Its used at least 10 times a week. Other than that im fairly old school with gadgets. Got a breadmaker, didnt like it. Got a slow cooker, loved it for ages but found veg was always a bit mushy. I prefer a pressure cooker. Its an old fashioned one you put on the cooker and twist the handle. Soup is always a pot and a stick blender.

Losing weight is a HUGE industry and will continue to be. We just need to be wise about who we spend our money with.

Susie, does St Johns Wort really work, thats another herbal remedy we cant buy here.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st2lb C: 22st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56 Loss: 1st8lb(6.51%)
Susie, does St Johns Wort really work, thats another herbal remedy we cant buy here.
Yes Tipp it's great, I'm a worrier and stress about a lot of stuff, and SJW is amazing, I can feel all the knots in the stomach ease away. Want me to get you some? Or maybe you can get them in Paris while you're there? ? I Iike the Swanson ones off Amazon.

Been a busy day here, got lots done this morning at home and out and about, and then viewed two bungalows (OK but need lots of £), and back home now trying to warm up - for some reason the house feels freezing, so I'm spending the evening wrapped up in blankets on the sofa with the cats and a good book!
 

tipperary

Gold Member
S: 84.2kg C: 75kg G: 68kg BMI: 32.9 Loss: 9.2kg(10.94%)
The St Johns Wort is for my daughter. Good idea, i might try to find some here.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st2lb C: 22st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56 Loss: 1st8lb(6.51%)
Afternoon all - after a lovely long sleep in, I'm now just waiting for Mr (wait for it) Asda now. I know I said I wasn't going to use them again but couldn't get a slot with Tesco or Sainsburys for today and we're out of the important stuff like cat litter, cat food, cat treats and milk :). Wanted to use the voucher they sent me anyway.

Also made a couple of other decisions -

1. I'm going to stop looking at houses for now and wait until I've sold the London flat (mid next year, probably) and then be in a cash buyer position. So I'll stay in the rental and make a couple of changes to make it more comfy (a mini fridge in the kitchen, for example, so I don't have to trek backwards and forwards every time I want milk) and maybe a folding screen on the bath so I can use the shower there - it's just a handheld attachment but it'll be roomier than the phone box sized shower cubicle!

2. I'm going to wait until after Christmas to go back to SW. I know what I'm like, I'll say I'll be good then I won't be - so a fresh start in January will be much better.

So that's the plan - on the condition that I may change my mind at any time :D :D.
 

tipperary

Gold Member
S: 84.2kg C: 75kg G: 68kg BMI: 32.9 Loss: 9.2kg(10.94%)
January is a good an for SE
No point in wasting money on it now. January is an excellent time to start.... And they might havr special offers then.
 

snowbryneich

Gold Member
S: 29st12lb C: 26st12lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 53.9 Loss: 3st0lb(10.05%)
I think this is a rotten tim e of year to be house searching anyway so your plans sound sensible.

I think that's a good plan with slimming world. It's Christmas and if you know what will happen why waste the money. Bear in mind though at most groups January will be mega busy (for a few weeks at least) I say this while waiting for a new year offer on joining a pool.
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st2lb C: 22st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56 Loss: 1st8lb(6.51%)
Morning all

Yes I'm happy enough just to chill for a bit, and not think at all about moving.

Been googling shower screens and might try one of those shower rails that don't require any drilling - and my new mini fridge arrives tomorrow yaye.
 

snowbryneich

Gold Member
S: 29st12lb C: 26st12lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 53.9 Loss: 3st0lb(10.05%)
The first house I lived in after I left home had a pantry separate from the kitchen which drove me nuts but now I'm just thankful it wasn't the fridge. Mini fridge sounds like it will help though
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
S: 24st2lb C: 22st8lb G: 12st0lb BMI: 56 Loss: 1st8lb(6.51%)
Wowser what a mad day, so busy but did manage to get a bit done in between meetings.

The mini fridge has arrived and fits perfectly under one of the wall cupboards, so that's exciting, just need to transfer milk into smaller containers so they fit without taking the shelves out.
 




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