Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Magic Potions

I bring glad tidings! I got weighed ysterday (after only 4 days, I wanted to bring my weigh in back to a Monday!) and had already lost 3 1/2lbs (bringing me to 18st 8lbs)- yay me! I knew I had lost some, I was spending an abnormal amount of time dashing for a pee! It's nice to feel the effects of healthy eating so quickly though. And I'm really loving feeling in control again.

Has anyone heard of magic porridge? I stumbled across this on the internet, and tried it with trepidation, and it was soooooo tasty! Basically all you do is mix 28g of porridge oats with a muller light (or a yoghurt of your choosing!), any flavour, leave it overnight and the oats absorb the yoghurt so it's mega creamy, and then you can eaither warm it gently in the microwave, or just eat it cold. I ate it cold, with some blueberries and banana and really loved it. I'm going to try it warm in the morning just to see how that works out.

I went to see my GP this morning and my blood pressure is really not well controlled at all, so he has increased my meds even further. He also wants me to take Orlistat because he feels we need to optimise the weight loss. He is happy with me doing Slimming World, and is accepting me going there in lieu of a referral to a dietician, but he just feels that the blood pressure is so related to my weight that we have to take medical measures to deal with it. I'm disappointed and kind of feel like I'm going to be cheating. But I have every reason to trust my GP so I'm going to go with it. I'm nervous about starting the Orlistat though - I know about the side effects! If I suffer bad side effects, I'm stopping, I have a limit to how badly I want to be skinny!

11 comments:

charmaine said...

wow...great 4 days!!! That is what i need a good start...

Fat4Now said...

Happy New Year
2010 is our year
x

Trish said...

Hey Wendy,

Love the sound of magic poridge..can't wait to try it in the morning

Kath said...

Magic porridge eh? I might have to give that a go. Has to be better than salt and water!

Meg said...

I'm not trying to lose weight, but tried the magic porridge and it was fab. The baby approved too!

Lakeland Jo said...

Magic Porridge sounds fab- when I have finished my plan I will give it a go

icecold said...

Fantastic result! Magic porridge sounds lovely, I will be trying that as well!

Donna said...

I'm going to try your porridge when my appetite is back. It sounds so lovely. Have you had it warm yet?


Thanks for all you help in the pink place, feeling a little human today :0)

Donna said...

I'm going to try your porridge when my appetite is back. It sounds so lovely. Have you had it warm yet?


Thanks for all you help in the pink place, feeling a little human today :0)

Wendy said...

Donna, glad you feel better!

I have tried it warm, and it's divine. Divine I say!

icecold said...

I just wanted to add that I tried it warm using banana custard yoghurt and it was exceptionally lovely!