Friday, 3 September 2010

ANy stragglers want to join ipodge and unsure where to start?

we weigh in on fridays. You need to follow @ipodge on Twitter for routine bullying
you can pretty much determine your own diet but I use an ancient WW hybrid of NO carbs ( except cereal) and loads of veg.

  •  Reduce your protein size. Grill or poach all food.
  •  Try to avoid adding fat (this is why i avoid carbs as i cannot resist it)
  •  Avoid cheese
  •  BLACK tea and coffee (tastes better anyway)
  •  NO snacking on biscuits or cakes, only snacks are unlimited fruit.
  •  REDUCE  alcohol using the empty tum protocol
  •  DONT have takeaways.

Thursday, 2 September 2010

iPodge soup

 this is a great lunch. tasty and  the calories are so low oyu need a magnifying glass

one onion
one large carrot
celery ( no? oh dont be so blardy fussy)
half a swede
pasrnip( small)
Leek ( one)

you CAN get all of this in a casserole veg pack, waitrose do one, that is pretty easy to pick up in a hurry.

  • chop all any old how. sweat( not fry) in pan with a tiny bit of oil
  • bung in a kettle of boiling water.
  • add your own homemade stock ( or two knorr veg stockpot things)
go and do something worthwhile

return to pan. get a whizzy stick blender and BLAST IT. add chopped parsely.
you can at this point add poncey soup pasta but that obv is carb tastic.

this is a GREAT lunch if you have a meal out you cannot avoid in the evening. Avoid going too mad with the veg - you want a balance, Otherwise it ends up like baby food. NO salt reqd as stock has masses.


imagine stepping on the scales and it being on 90!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

so you are realising day one is tough?

DONT STOP NOW, if you do the whole day has been in vain.
 Imagine getting dressed and your waistband is loose, your arse never looks big in ANYTHING
you waltz into shops and buy a size smaller.
 all the things you HATE now about your body will be gone. You will on the other hand be bloody dull.
So COURAGE mes amis!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

morning fatties here we go!

new scales - gasp
 am seriously ON TASK Now
 have a great day! remember NOTHING TASTES AS GOOD AS BEING SLIM FEELS!

RE twitter by the way

if you preface any dull diet related tweet with @ipodge - only those following you and it ( i think) will read it.
I'll try and get on there and shout at you so do post @ipodge any moments of weakness you have - or maybe another dieter will be ahem " robust" in "encouraging " you.

weigh in tomorrow and make a note of it. we are starting from 10 ( did we agree that?)

Flipping heck tucker

Went to John lewis to get new scales. its a minefield out there. There are some that record your weight so you can have different profiles in the family.
Mum  - 11 stone
 Mum - on one leg 10 stone
Mum breathing in - still 11 stone
Mum after a kilo of potato - 22 stone

In the end i went for the cheapskate ones  - they measure in incremenets of 200g fgs - so every single cube of chocolate will count.

You do it YOURRRRRRR way

there wil be no strict menus here, we are all ancient, we know how to do it. For the (one) person who asked me,, mine is a variation on WW one from years ago.

typical day:
breakfast  - small cereal coffee( have black anyway)
break  - apple
lunch - ipodge soup( more later) or if at school then plain chicken, salad, no carbs
Supper - grilled or poached small meat/fish and veg (MASSES of) fruit

thats it.
 If i have pasta its with a tomato/veg sauce, no cream no bacon ( sniff)


as someone who has just had pavlova for breakfast in the BATH,  I can say that we all need sorting out.  I, WE need discipline, work, schoolbags, new uniform and of course semi starvation.

 things to do today:
1. assess scales
Mine are vintage and have just gone in the bin. They were digital ones that lurched from making me Geri Halliwell to Oprah just by the twitching of a toe.
If you buy new digital scales ones in half pounds are sufficient. Anything less is ferreaky.

2. chuck out stuff you snack on. Put wine in the shed, out of reach, certainly NOT chilling nicely.

3 start planning next weeks menus.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

oh by the way...

@ipodge has followed everyone on Twitter following us.

 We need to work out a way of keeping diet chat from BORING everyone on our other twitter feed.
As far as i understand it, anyone following say both @icod and @grumpywhenwoken will read comment from them to each other...
 maybe if we start all diet chat with  the hashtag?

OOH my brain hurts - any ideas?

wednesday it starts!

things to consider:

1. Are your scales accurate? you MUST weigh the first day. this will really motivate you when loss starts slowing later on.

2. Are you telling people or not? a tricky one - sometimes it can motivate, sometimes attract attention. You'll get negative comments about dieting from other people who, generally need to lose a bit!

3. Have you a target? an item you will buy when you have shifted some fat? Somewhere you want to go and look good? Try and get one  - for me its a shopping trip in early october to the big smoke.

4.  Try and think of meals you can have now to start menu planning. If you plan a day there will be fewer failures.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Vegetables on iPodge

Part of the #iPodge route to slimness involves binning carbs - ok we got that!
That means you are starving.
So you need to eat LOADS more veg than you have so far.
You'll really notice it.  IN many ways. ;)

The best way avoid slinging rancid broccoli or mouldy lettuce every week is to PLAN what you are going to eat - preferably weekly but DEFINITELY daily.

FRUIT is  allowed for moments of starvation but  if you eat a whole bunch of bananas you will stay fat.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Limbering up for ipodge! FAQs

What IS iPodge?

Ipodge is the way YOU are going to stop stuffing your face and lost TEN POUNDS ( we hope) in a month.

How can i get ready for iPodge?

You could eat a lot now - thus ensuring a pretty spectacular loss.
You could get a lot of piercings that will weigh you down in week one
You could get your head around NOT eating bread (thats a biggie)

BOOZE - I cant not drink!

Well, the choice is yours. personally I am going to do no booze week one. Thereafter I suggest the ESP (empty stomach principle) where you have ONE glass early doors as you start to cook (say about 7 30) then hide the bottle.

Will I need any special kit?

NO! we just eat less food. No stupid low cal choc drinks or sweet replacements.

Do I need to excercise?

Of course thats a good idea but not compulsory.

When do we weigh in?

 I wanted Monday am but everyone moaned. SO its Friday. we will start at the number 100 to avoid revealing rl weights. YOU do need scales, none of this " just get my clothes looser" shit