Wednesday, 14 April 2010

The diet gets serious

I've started to get a bit hardcore about my diet. I thought I would never do anything as vain and silly as diet hard before my wedding but then suddenly your wedding's happening and you suddenly find yourself saying No Thanks to mashed potato and deciding not to purchase your usual walk-from-the-tube packet of Haribos.

It's probably because there are only about 10 days left to my wedding and after that I can cram bread and pasta and rice and pudding for the rest of my life. Or until I'm too fat to turn on the telly. Maybe it's because there's not much else to do right now. The wedding's done - thanks to Giles mostly - the replacement hot pink slutdress has arrived and so my remaining challenge is to see how much weight I can lose between now and the big day without passing out or getting osteoperosis.

So, dinner last night was steak and celeriac remoulade. Sorry, half a steak and celeriac remoulade. Even Giles, who at home is Spartan in his eating habits (what would he dine on in hell? I often wonder), was pretty alarmed at the sheer self-denial of dinner.

But by the same token it was really delicious. There's something about celeriac remoulade that goes really well with steak. And this was a nice steak bought, again, from our farmer's market - the Twelve Green Acres stall. But also purchaseable from their website:

The shop section is down just at the moment, but do visit them another time if you're interested.

Anyway so the steak was properly hung and all that clever stuff and it really was spectacularly tasty, even more tasty than steak usually is, despite (becuase of?) there not being very much of it.

The celeriac remoulade went like this:

1 small celeriac, grated in a food processor
3 large dollops of mayonnaise
1 dollop of Dijon mustard
juice of one lemon
salt and pepper

I also added a carrot that needed eating, but it wasn't neccessary.


  1. I am impressed with your dieting motivation! I'm getting married in 5 months and am trying to cut back on certain things because I don't want to look like a whale coming down the aisle but it's so hard. I also just read in a wedding magazine about a mad bride who gave up alcohol for 6 months beforehand to be thin with glowing skin for her wedding. I think if I gave up alcohol now I'd be having a nervous breakdown before September and there wouldn't even be a wedding

  2. DON'T give up alcohol. That's crazy talk. You don't really need to start dieting until 6 weeks before the wedding. Then cut out potatoes, pasta, bread & as much sugar as you can stand. That'll do it. The only thing about booze is try to limit the times you get really shitfaced in those 6 weeks because the next day you'll just want to neck pizza & fat coke. xxxxxx

  3. Oooh and congratulations, I hope yours goes well!

  4. Yeah and can you imagine how drunk you would get when you did finally drink on your wedding day? Recipe for disaster I think! xxx

  5. Exactly - you'd be pissed in two minutes flat. Thank you!! I've got a real Groomzilla on my hands so at least if it all goes wrong it won't be my fault. xxx

  6. Don't worry, it's absolutely impossible to get pissed on your wedding day, no matter how much champers you drink. All that adrenalin or something; it's great, you don't have to worry about acting like a fool and forgetting your own wedding night! And the pancakes you have for breakfast the day after will be the best thing you've ever eaten after all that self-deprivation!