So, week one of Weight Watchers was good in some ways – I was much more aware of my food. But I cheated. And guess what? I gained 1lb. Cheating doesn’t work, so this week I am now on it – like a woman on a mission on it. I have made soup, dinners and am really going for it – weighing and measuring and getting myself in hand. We’ll see how I’ve done when we get to next Thursday. I do not reccomend anyone’s ready dinners – seriously, I don’t. Because you don’t get much food, it is usually over spiced and it’s pants. But I do recommend the Weight Watchers chocolate mousse things. They are lush. And feel like a treat. Which is, I suppose, what they are.
And the activity level is going to be better this week – I did 22 lengths in my new swimming costume this morning, in 25 minutes, whilst the boys had their swimming lesson. And I’m so setting my alarm to go again tomorrow morning. Because I want to sustain it. Only problem with it is that I am so shattered, and sweating from the activity that I can’t even manage to get my bra on, so I shuffle out afterwards with my arms folded, trying to not look too much like Meatloaf, with the boys and Lovely Bloke bouncing around full of life. All I want to do it sleep – for hours on end. But I’ve got to get over that bit.
If it takes 21 days to make news habits, then I’m going to do this. I’ve taken myself in hand. And I’m doing it. Because life is too short to not do it. I don’t want to have this tummy forever. I want to be more confident. And I want to be able to shop in normal clothes shops, for size 14 clothes. That’s my goal. To get from size 18 clothes, to size 14. Anyway, I don’t want to sound too preachy or like I’m on an Oprah esque mission, so I’ll go and do some housework before an early night to pysch myself up for exercise tomorrow!
What have you done that’s helped you with changing your mindset and approach to food? I could do with hearing of what’s worked for others…