Little Miss Awkward

I just can’t help it!!

Step away from the boulangerie…

scales.jpg Like all best laid plans, my attempt at weight loss or any kind of health regime has fallen by the way side. If I knew what I know now, I would have really made a bigger effort before I came France, because now I am here it is like mission impossible to get rid of the excess poids. Okay it is not mission impossible but when you have zilch willpower (like me) it is double hard.

However I really have to knuckle down and do something because the scales are so going the wrong way. If I continue at this rate, they will have to ship me back home as cargo. I have been plodding along, being quite content and doing my own thing (and eating my way through the city) but the crunch came when I went to buy a pair of trousers. My arse looked like a couple of kilos of squashed grapes stuffed in two bags about to burst. I mean white trousers favour no one unless you are Kate Moss but this looked ridiculous.

Watching my flatmate’s eating habit is fascinating. Like most men I know, he has a healthy attitude to food (why aren’t women the same). He is like a kid, he loves his bowl of chocolate milk in the morning. I kid you not, he drinks hot chocolate milk from a bowl, and he is happy to go. I think it is a French thing.  He eats three meals a day and rarely snacks in between apart from when he wants an ice cream, he has it.  He is like a creature of habit, the way he always has his fruit compote and yogurt after dinner.

Now me on the other hand, I go for the listen-to-my-body approach. And my body says its’  hungry all the time 🙂 But I think I will be trying to adopt flatmate’s habit. He’s way of eating is just common sense and old fashioned really. Three square meals a day. 

ps: any tips will be greatly appreciated. Please don’t suggest jaw wiring because that is just silly 🙂


September 18, 2007 - Posted by | Battle of the Bulge, Blogroll, France, Rant


  1. Your flatmate appears to have it right. Three meals a day and the old fashioned approach. I don’t think we are made for diets…sooner or later we are going to go back for whatever things we denied ourselves. So why not go for the straightforward approach, have the cookie that you like instead of the low fat one and just have 5 instead of 25? I have found this approach works best, at least for me.

    Comment by Cat | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  2. Cat – It has taken me a while to realise that diets don’t work in the long term.I think you have a fab body by the way (now everyone is going to go to your blog to have a look :-)), so I am definitely sold on the old fashioned approach.

    Comment by sugar007 | September 19, 2007 | Reply

  3. I am lucky in that I can can eat almost anything and not put on weight. My weight has stayed constant for about the last 10 years, give or take a few kilos. Having said, that my eating/nutrition habits are atrocious and I eat very irregularly. I sometimes forget to eat (blame work!) and often survive on nothing more than a sandwich and fruit juice for an entire day. 3 solid meals a day is a long way off for me!

    Comment by chitty | September 20, 2007 | Reply

  4. Jaw wiring. It’s the way forward. I’d have mine wired but there are open-mouthed activites I enjoy too much 😉
    Seriously though, stick at it Sugar!

    Comment by Miss Despina | September 21, 2007 | Reply

  5. Despina – you filthy mare 😉

    Comment by sugar007 | September 21, 2007 | Reply

  6. if you are serious about loosing weight check out the Hacker’s Diet at

    Read his book (available as a free download) and think about what he has to say…

    Comment by kitch | September 22, 2007 | Reply

  7. When I was in Paris the other month I was in heaven with the chocolate spread and hot chocolate for breakfast, I think I put on weight from it but WOW! I want to always have chocolate for breakfast but unfortunately I am also a girl who struggles with her weight.


    Comment by The Divine Miss M | September 26, 2007 | Reply

  8. after a week in Paris, I don’t blame you anymore… I was really pigging out in Europe. and you know what? I didn’t gain much weight. I suspect it’s because I walked a lot every day. this seems to be my secret: eat whenever your stomach needs it, but walk it out afterwards. having said that, my personal habit is to just lay on bed a chill after a big meal. how healthy…

    Comment by EuroPosh | September 28, 2007 | Reply

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