I'm wastin' away!

It comes to the best of us you know. Even though you've led the life of a professional athlete (well you ran for a bus once in 1973) - you realise that not only do your clothes not fit, but you've outgrown the stock at all but the specialist suppliers of FB (fat b******) sized clothes. You can put it off no longer - you've got to diet!

Having deluded myself for ages that I was just a little over 16 stones, it came as a shock to find the scales showing 19¼! I was actually over the maximum weight for the wheelchair they supplied! That said, I'm not any more; I'd lost 7 pounds when I weighed myself at the Spinal Unit and continue to lose a couple of pounds a week. I understand this to be a sensible amount.

I've been eating quite a few flatbreads/wraps as suggested by The Hairy Bikers in their diet programmes. They're good as they hold a large amount of (low calorie salad) filling for the calories they contain; they're better than normal sliced bread anyway. I also bought some crispbreads - blimey they're a price! I thought I'd better have a play around myself and these are the results of my first trial of my rye and plain flour crispbreads:

Rye and Plain flour crispbread

I've also made Rye and Wholemeal ones and 100% Rye flour ones. They need a bit more work on the recipe, but I'm quite pleased with them so far.

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There are four comments


When you’ve perfected the recipe can I have a copy please? I need to re-pave my patio and they look just the job.

The rockery I built using your Hot Cross Bun recipe is still going strong. This year I planted a load of different flours on it.

Joking aside, I need to lose a bit of weight as well. I have never tried wraps before, they always seemed to me to be junk food for the upper classes, whilst the plebs usually chomp away on mega-burgers. I shall have to give them a try; the wraps I mean.

Keith, (URL) - 06-10-’12 18:59

Keith – You’re incorrigible!

Phil, - 08-10-’12 16:33

I lost over a stone in 6 weeks using the Hairy Dieters book alone (lost 6 1/2 stone in 3 years altogether, but that last stone just wouldn’t shift!), so I highly recommend it. I can’t exercise, so it had to be via diet only.
For once, it’s a diet that actually has Food – the Jalfrezi has become an all time favourite of mine.

Would love the recipe once perfected, as none that I’ve attempted have ever come close to the “real thing”.

fatgit, - 15-10-’12 17:47

I keep plodding away at it, but they’re getting worse, not better. As you say – they’re not like the ‘real thing’!

Phil, - 15-10-’12 18:55

I'm somewhat incapacitated at present so replies may take some time. Please post urgent enquiries at the www.sausagemaking.org forum.

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