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Fit, fat and fabulous!

Life LoveLife (2)I had a fantastic day yesterday!

A little history first though.  I have always struggled with my weight.  I have also always struggled with my fitness levels, never really believing that I could do anything sporty.  I huffed and puffed and found excuses not to do sport at school.

A few years ago a health scare or two had me buy my first pair of trainers in years.  I started walking. At first I could only walk for a short while, but slowly I extended the length of my walks, and then the intensity.

I think I only realised how fit I had become when I went beach walking (my favourite type of walk) with my teenage son.  Off we went and the next thing I hear him behind me.  ‘Who are you and what have you done with my Mother?’, he said.

I will be honest here and say it is really hard to keep up with my walking and fitness.  Because of the health challenges I face there are days, and sometimes weeks where I simply cannot exercise.  I have however kept fit.

Walking is so important especially for diabetics!

  •  I walk whenever I can – even if it is to the post office
  • I have a mini-trampoline which has a permanent place in my living room
  • I have two flights of stairs in my house which I bound up and down many times a day
  • I go for longer walks whenever I can

Yesterday was one of those days.  A beautiful spring day and my friend Ruth and I off to walk on the beach. When we arrived I started taking photographs – some of which will be on my other blog very soon – Kerry Buí Creates.  We walked along the water line enjoying the chat and strolling along.  And then …..

Ruth suggested we walk on the dunes.  The new Kerry says ‘I can’ and then thinks about it so off I went.  When I struggled up the pebbled bank I worried a little but, when I got the dunes I really started to wonder if I could.  You can Kerry.  Up and down the dunes, sometimes wondering if I would have to resort to my hands and knees, we scrambled through the sand and grass.  At the highest point I stopped and realised that I still had a long way to get back to the car.  We did it though, and I was really proud of myself.

I am a fabulous curvy woman but that doesn’t have to stop anyone from enjoying and embracing fitness.

Roll on summer.

Thanks for reading

Kerry xx

Breakfast – setting myself up for the day!

Christmas OatsAs a woman who has been battling with my weight since my early teens I have read a lot, been told a lot, and learnt a lot about food and nutrition.  As I am still struggling, I have some opinions on what is right and what is wrong.  I have probably lost my entire body weight about 3 times (conservative estimate) over the last 30 something years.

It is trial and error really.  Right now I know that I like tasty food, and that I need a decent breakfast.  My winter breakfast of choice is oatmeal porridge.

I have some sort of childhood nightmare memory of not wanting to eat my oats and having the bowl of congealed lumpy grey mash dished up to me for a later meal.  Perhaps that didn’t happen, but it lives somewhere in my subconscious.

I had to overcome this.  Everyone was telling me to eat porridge oats.  Everything I read said eat oats.  So I had to reinvent.

This post is about my Christmas porridge.  I made it one Christmas morning, and added a naughty dollop of whipped cream – it was Christmas after all.

How I do it ….

  • I cook 1/3 cup of oats per serving and bring to the boil with 2/3 cup of water and 1/3 cup of skim milk.
  • I add in a good shaking – about a half teaspoon of cinnamon, and a dash of ginger and any other spice that comes to hand. Cinnamon is great for blood sugar.
  • While the oats are cooking I take …
  • 1/2 cup of frozen berries and bang them in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.

Because I like my food to be pretty, I empty the berries into the middle of the bowl and make some pretty patterns with a tiny bit of agave syrup.

All my breakfast essentials in a bowl and I can keep going till lunchtime (on a good day).

Try it and let me know what you think.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kerry

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