Strip n Weigh

It was so strange weighing in on a Monday again. It really does make you think twice about what you put in your gob over the weekend.

And it’s quite a nostalgic too, recalling the heady days of 2001 when my sister and I would drive to our WW meeting on a Monday evening. I’d sit there on the loo for ten minutes, trying to pee out another half pound and wondering if I could have worn lighter shoes.

After we weighed, we’d ditch the meeting and go to Woolies to do our grocery shopping. We’d always cook something extra yummy on Monday nights, a post weigh-in treat. My favourite was Burger Night. Australian style of course – with beef, bacon, cheese, grilled pineapple, onions, etc etc. I  worked at a fish and chip shop during university – coincidentally the period I stacked on the most lard – so I knew how to make a mean burger. But of course we’d healthified it – extra lean mince, extra lean bacon, wholegrain buns, and a spritz of cooking spray instead of oil. Lordy, they were tasty.

But Monday weigh-ins aren’t as much fun now, since it’s just me at home at 6.45AM. I don’t have time for theatrics or fancy food, otherwise I’d miss my train. It’s just Strip ‘n’ Weigh, baby! 80.9 kilos (178lb) which means I lost 0.7 kg (1.5lb).

Woohoo! I’ll take that. I had a good, clean, sensible week so I must plough forward and do it all over again. I have already had my chocolate ration this week – one Marks & Spencer Caramel Shortcake. It was tops. There are some major Social Landmines coming up, foodwise; but I will do my best to stay aboard the good ship LardBust. Ahoy!

17 thoughts on “Strip n Weigh

  1. Glad you too see the necessity to capitalize Social Landmines — they’re a conundrum, aren’t they? Can’t lock ourselves in a closet for The Duration, but they so often turn into an excuse to go off program. I know it’s in my head, but they’re still a challenge… Good Luck!

  2. I’ve switched to Tuesday WI again because now I am not eating up all my Flexies on the weekend like a pig in heat. It really helps!

  3. good work on the loss babe. Geez it must be hard when you get That Close! Just think if u have a week just as good this week you will be a 70s baby! oh my god! a 70s girl.

  4. Ah, but we know the strip-n-weigh isn’t JUST that. Again, you need to pee, and perhaps hope for a good poo, and then maybe q-tip your ears in case that makes a difference, and ponder if shaving your entire body including your head would make a difference, and maybe take off your nailpolish…


  5. blubbah, unfortunately my Strip n Weigh really IS just strip and weigh, since I get up about 15 mins before i need to leave the house, there is never any time for lounging round on the loo or Q-tipping. I must set the alarm earlier 😛

  6. Whooo Hoooo!

    That’s a nice solid loss. Phew! Thank Gawd- especailly after the dodgy early week weigh ins. Good on ya missus.

  7. 1.5 is great! That story of the Aussie burger is making me very hungry, I can tell you. I rarely eat hamburgers, but when I do, it’s so much worth it to make them at home than get some kind of fast-food.

    The Eating Season is just beginning – in previous years the Christmas candy came out the day after the Halloween candy; this year I see Halloween started in September, and the stores are already stocking Christmas. It’s crazy!

  8. Oh my GOD I miss Aussie hamburgers with the lot! I make them at home here in the UK now too and I always think it is funny that the beetroot comes in jars (not cans). Ah the little things.

    Well done, woman! Go, go, GO!

  9. hello!
    My name is Isabella and I´m from Austria (maybe you know it??)
    I learn Englisch since six years and our english teacher is a big fan of scottland. He spend his last summerholidays in scottland and brought everyone of our English group a newspaper. For homework we should select one article and prepare it for the next lesson because he wants to asks everybody some questions.
    My newspaper (the scotsman) was from 14th august and so I found your article about your blog. It was very interessting for me and I was really impressed of your staying power. hope my english isn´t too bad and maybe I hear from you?!?
    Greets from Austria ….

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