Well it's been a while since I last blogged and since then I have been on a diet, off a diet, eating healthy and eating so much rubbish I felt ill!! With the support of my wonderful husband however I am now back on track. After a particularly bad week of eating anything and everything which is bad for you, we had a heart to heart and I told him exactly how being overweight makes me feel. He has always been supportive of my efforts to lose weight but never pushy, which I've come to find that I need! He suggested I get out my library of Scottish Slimmers books, accumulated over many times of joining, sticking at it for a few months and then giving up, and we would do it together, without having to pay loads of money to go to a class, which just isn't for me.
So on Friday afternoon off we went to Asda to get a big shop and Saturday morning it all started. I'm keeping a food diary to keep track of what I'm eating, which is really helping and is also good for flicking back through to get ideas for meals and snacks when you feel peckish. So far I have done really well, I haven't fallen off the waggon at all and have really been enjoying eating good food. I had forgotten just how much you have to eat in a day though. Maybe that's where I've been going wrong ..... or it could be that I've been eating less but they have all been calorie laden and full of fat!! I've also been making meals out of the recipie books and taking photos on my mobile of just how good (and colourful) they look on the plate so I can look back through them if I'm ever tempted to go for something I shouldn't.
I don't want to get ahead of myself however, I have been here many times before and failed. I'm just taking things one day, and sometimes one meal, at a time and so far so good. I did cheat by weighing myself early however but it worked out already because I'd lost another 3lbs on top of the 4lbs I lost over the past month or so, and we're only half way through the week. I won't be making a habit of doing that though because I think if I'd stayed the same or put weight on it might have knocked me off track for the rest of the week.
I have the opportunity to change my life, and my family's life for the better and I have to grab it with both hands and not let go. I have another 6 months or so off of work on maternity leave/holidays so really do need to make the most of the fact I have the time to prepare meals and healthy snacks and can go out for walks with my beautiful baby boy in his pram on the lovely summer days (or not so lovely!).
From a very positive me, good luck everyone x