Last week went well. I made a concerted effort to stick to my daily points allowance, carefully counting every last thing that passed my lips... and it paid off! I lost 3.1lbs!
It wasn't too difficult actually, and got easier as the week went by... having my phone constantly with me to track and record everything made it so much easier to track it all. I was even thinking and planning ahead more... how many points is this? can I squeeze it in without tipping my allowance? My brain is slowly starting to think more about portion sizes and everything we eat. Hell... I'm even taking photos of everything I eat... and the nutrional information... just so that I can remember it!
It's the portion sizes that I'm finding difficult. We tend to cook in bulk... and eat in bulk... and then I eat some more because I'm down/depressed/cold/happy/any other excuse I could find to comfort me.
I also hate to see food go to waste... something that is ingrained in most of our generation... you can't leave the table unless you clear your plate etc. And watching when T+J leave anything is extremely difficult... it's an in built reaction to just scoop up their plates and just shovel it in... an of course there has to be a reassuring excuse... it's to save on tidying/washing up/binning it!
But... I'm fighting the urges... and forging on successfully!
I'm writing off today... completely ignoring it... it didn't happen.
And my excuse? 'Aunt Flo' is visiting... so nothing, no amount of distractions/glasses of water/blah blah blah could satisfy my appetite. Of course it would be wrong to snack on the good things... the fruit and veg... that would deprive the kids of their vital nutrients... and they're
bloody stupidly expensive compared to 'bad' food... so instead I've snacked on crisps and biscuits.
All. Day. Long.
I'm hoping tomorrow I'll be back to 'normal' (heh!) otherwise I am going to completely undo all the good that I managed last week... and possibly exceed my starting wait. Woo. Go me!
Support and/or advice please! And stay tuned next week to see what happens!
Disclosure: As part of Team Weight Watchers I have been given a 6 month subscription to Weight Watchers online, and will receive products to use and review... but as this is an emotional subject anyway, my views and opinions will be open and honest, and entirely my own.