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No part of my body hurts (hooray!), a colleague said I looked slimmer overall (hooray), and the sun is shining.

Added to which I’m now able to see the earrings I’m wearing when looking in the mirror (which I couldn’t do when I had the classic cortisone “moon face”, heck – I couldn’t even see my earlobes!)!

Hoorays all around, eh?! Oh, and AIK is going to beat Ellos (read: Elfsborg) tonight. 🙂

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Today is my first day withoout cortisone in, I’m not exactly sure, but I think 2,5-3 years. YAY! I hade one mission and goal with my doctor’s appointment yesterday, and that was it – to get her to say she’s taking me off cortisone. I was in such a good mood and high spirits leaving the clinic – I felt like celebrating!

Now, of course, the big question is how my body will react. Hopefully it will tolerate a life without cortisone, and hopefully I can finally lose some swelling and weight. Fingers crossed!

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Finally the scales gave me what I wanted and desperately needed: a lower number! Yay 🙂

Over this past week I lost 1,2 kgs which is roughly 2,5 lbs. It’s pretty crappy over two weeks since there’s lots to lose, but hey – I’ll take it. I really needed some encouragement after last week when I didn’t lose anything.

My husband, recently called confectioner on national tv (he’s not), has been baking up a storm recently, as well as cooking bacon every darn day and the house smells soooo good. But with this encouraging result I will manage to stay clear of the kitchen and eat my fruit and quark without suffering too much. Yeah, I guess we need to talk about quark soon too…

When you read tomorrow’s post you might think I’ve forgotten all that I’ve just written, but trust me, it’s all been calculated for! 😉

What a cliffhanger, eh?!

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I give up. Well, no I don’t, but I feel like giving up. Nothing works! Me, the sugar rat, have avoided candy, baked goods, pop/soda, jam…everything for 31 days.

On top of that I’ve now spent three weeks on Weight Watchers, AND started excercising, but it makes no difference. The weight is staying on 😦 Three weeks worth of hard work and a total loss of 0,8 kg (1,7 lbs). That’s just ridiculous. This week I lost nothing. Zilch. Exactly the same weight as last week.

My husband, who’s not even on Weight Watchers, just minding what he’s eating a bit more, is losing close to a kilo every week!

I have to call my doctor and ask her to please, please, let me stop taking cortisone tablets. Because I blame them. To 100 %.

Yep, that's me alright. To the right :(

Yep, that’s me alright. To the right 😦



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12650335_10154007939065921_1926757155_nAfter yesterday’s dietary failure I’ve been very careful and accurate today. However, being a weight watcher, Friday nights aren’t all that fun. Luckily for me, my husband is inventive, especially in the kitchen, and tonight he made me banana peanut ice-cream!

All that’s in it is frozen bananas, home made peanut butter (just mix peanuts in a blender) and a bit of milk. And it’s yummy!

What are your best tips for healthy “desserts”? Any guilty pleasures that you can still treat yourself to although you’re on a diet?


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Today I made the mistake of eating first, and counting points after. Lunch, that is. 

On Thursdays there’s ALWAYS pea soup with a side of pancakes on the lunch menu in Sweden. Not kidding. Every Thursday. So I looked at how many points the pea soup was (7), and thought “that’s not bad”. Usually you get 3-4 pancakes, so I said “two please” (well done Emma!), and ate them both. Big mistake 😞 Turns out they were 6 points each… Which left me very few points for dinner.

Ah well, I think I did decently this evening considering my f*ck-up at lunch, no?  

Dinner: half a chicken breast, cottage cheese, an egg, tomatoes and half (!) a slice of bacon.

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I came home from work somewhat earlier than usual today, and I was so happy to be home before it was pitch black. I finally got to see the ice that’s now covering the lake – beautiful!


Just a little dark… The “brigher” spot i the centre are two skaters with headlights on out on the ice.

I’d settled into the couch, reading and watching alpine skiing, when BAAM! Everything went dark. 8 000 households went without electricity for between 2-4 hours.

I went and got my headlight that I use when camping, to help me find candles and firewood. My main worry was maintaining the warmth in the house as we have electrical heating, as it was -10 C (14 F) outside. Luckily we installed a new fireplace out of soapstone in November, so once I had the fire going we got both warmth and some light from it.

We had plans for dinner that depended on the oven working, and I was getting very worried all my Weight Watchers planning would be for naught, but we were lucky enough to have the power back after “only” 2 hrs, so we were able to cook cauliflower and broccoli as planned – yum! For the recipe, watch this video by my hubby.

It’s situations like these that make me realize how vulnerable we are. Thank god for electricity!

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