Diet Chef Day 209 – Oops I Did It Again!

29 May

No excuses… I had a fabulous time lastnight – and I got very drunk and I ate an entire cheese board… including the cheese board (or at least it felt like it this morning!) I did go with a plan and good intentions but my plan was thwarted by a fifteen year old! (oops excuses alert!)  I’d taken my Diet Chef with me – a choice of two dishes – sweet and sour chicken and chicken curry – I also took the rice – but… Harry (Donna and John’s 15yr old son) wasn’t having any of it and he kidnapped my Diet Chef… so what could I say? BRING ON THE KEBAB……. in my defence – I only had half of a chicken kebab with salad – and then their other son George who is studing to become a Chef at college in London made the most divine lemon tart – how could I turn it down? It would have been rude not to eat it! This young man has exceptional cooking skills and if I were a betting gal, I’d bet my entire book collection (I’m passionate about books) on his one day becoming a Michelin Star Chef!  

So here is the comparison photo - see a difference? I hope so!


By the time the cheese and biscuits arrived – there was no going back! What made it worse is the alcohol again – Donna and I between us got through 3 bottles of Prosecco – I have been told that we didn’t stop laughing all night and at one point I said to Donna ‘what are you laughing at?’ and she replied (still laughing) ‘I don’t know’!!!

Prosecco anyone?


George's Divine Lemon Tart - in honour of John recently hitting the BIG '50'hhhhhh




On the way home the booze really hit me big time and I got an attack of the munchies – so we pulled in to an all night eatery and I offered to ‘share a shandwidge’ with my husband but he was a gentleman and let me it all!

When we eventually got home my daughter told me that the cure to a hangover was a cup of peppermint tea before going to bed – well I can confirm to you good folks out there… IT ISN’T! I have had an evil hangover all day – in fact, I haven’t even managed to get dressed today.

The downside is – as I’ve gotten older I tolerate alcohol less and less well – I fall asleep for about two hours after I’ve been drinking heavily and then two hours later – I’m SPARK awake! Which wouldn’t be a problem if I was just awake – but I’m awake and beyond miserable and depressed – I have really bad come down – it’s like the end of the world – and I feel the worst you could imagine feeling – it always happens… I can cope with the nausea, the banging headache, the shakes, the tiredness etc – but the down is so down – no one would want to go there! I’m going to try and be more sensible next time (yes… you’re quite right… I always say this!)

Even though I’ve felt as sick as the proverbial dog/parrot all day… I’ve also been starving! Fortunately, I’ve managed to gather up my sensibility and practice some damage limitation – I’ve stuck ridgedly to Diet Chef and have had original granola and a small banana for breakfast, smoked bacon and bean soup for lunch and chilli con carne for dinner – oh and a packet of DC biscuits – I’m going to have a slice of toast in a minute in the hope it soaks up some of the sick feeling – I’m still in 1200 cals including the toast! I know this is a little like locking the stable door after the horse has bolted… but lock it I have! I don’t expect a good weigh-in on Tuesday – in fact I’m expecting a gain (if you’d have seen the amount of cheese I ate – you’d be expecting a gain too!) however, I’m not going to compound it by letting myself off for today – I’m back on track and staying there… until the next dinner party, get together, fun time! ;)


Breakfast Day 209 - Original Granola


Lunch Day 209 - Smoked Bacon and Bean Soup


Dinner Day 209 - Chilli Con Carne

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10 Responses to “Diet Chef Day 209 – Oops I Did It Again!”

  1. Shonnie May 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm #

    Oh hang it all. Girl you look GREAT!! For get about it. You had a blast and you look amazing. So it is over. Nothing left to think about. Yes, you can tell a HUGE difference.

  2. Carolyn @ carolynwantstoshrink May 30, 2011 at 1:07 am #

    You’re looking AMAZING beautiful girl.

    • dizidaisy May 30, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

      OMG CAROLYN!!!!!!!!!! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? Ohhh I have missed you sooooo – please tell us how you are doing? What’s the update? Where are you at? You have been MISSED!!!! XXX

  3. Beth May 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    You look gorgeous! You enjoyed yourself. Now just climb right back up on that bicycle and start pedaling for all you’re worth. One bad die does not a diet nor lifestyle change ruin. We’re all entitled to have these days every now and again.

    • Shonnie May 30, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

      Oh … Beth … now wouldn’t that make the ultimate treat for making goal?? The cherry on top would be to all three of us skinny girls being there together. hehehe :) A girl can dream can’t she?

      • dizidaisy May 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm #

        Oh Shonnie it would be fabulous! :) Yes a girl can dream and sometimes dreams DO come true! :) xxx

      • Beth June 1, 2011 at 5:39 am #

        Count me in! :)

        We all know how I feel about travel: My bags are packed… um, where are we going? See you there!

        And we’ll be the skinny club.

  4. dizidaisy June 1, 2011 at 4:57 pm #

    Well I reckon the photos and the blog entries for that meeting would make fantastic reading :) xxx

  5. bubblymel June 8, 2011 at 2:52 am #

    oh I do the same everytime I drink! Your food looks gorgeous! Just discovered your blog through betty and it is fab! I have a blog too, feel free to drop by anytime!

    • dizidaisy June 8, 2011 at 8:08 am #

      He Mel – thank you for your comment – I will definite check out your blog – I LOVE BETTY!!!!! xxx

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