Yesterday was my first day ‘on the wagon’ and I already feel much better. It wasn’t difficult atall. On the weight watchers point system, but I’m having the slim fast shakes for breakfast (so that I’m less rushed in a morning). They are three points. I’m currently sticking to 20 points a day and yesterday I was able to do that by having the shake for breakfast (3), carrot and lentil soup (1.5) with 2 slices of toast (1) followed by a carrot and orange cake slice (0.5) Then for dinner a decent portion of Tesco Light Choice’s moussaka (5)(which was YUM and really filling) and a mound of brocolli (0)For dessert I had a really yummy weight watchers frozen chocolate brownie mousse dessert which really ticked the box of satisfying my sweet indulgence cravings (3). I was shocked that I had only eaten 14 points and was even able to indulge for a seond time in a WW chocolate caramel shortbread (2.5) later that day. I really didn’t need to eat more than that so I stopped there at 16.5 points I’ve been drinking soda water with fresh lime as its points free, keeps me hydrated and leaves me feeling full without stealing my points allowance away at every sip.
Anyway, I woke up this morning feeling much better, less sluggish and less bloated. I know I have been eating way too much recently, more than my body needs (or even wants) inside it. The points system is great because it completely removes that willingness to go back for seconds, since you know that if you do, you simply aren’t allowed dessert. So yesterday I feel like I ate the right amount of food for me, and my body is obviously happy with that.
I’m totally getting what the post below said about happy weight.
Since moving in with my boyfriend 10 months ago I have inadvertently gained alot of weight. I’ve been eating when he eats and he is a guy with a fast metabolism who naturally eats (and needs to eat) more than I do. We also had a lot of lovely meals out and my evenings turned into sofa snuggle sessions. I think there is also an element of complacency that comes when you are happy with your partner, and you stop making the effort you did as a single.
We are in a long distance relationship for the next 3 months because I have moved back to the UK and he has to finish his contract on his job in Australia before he can come out here.
I feel that this would be a good time to lose 20lbs because i can cook just for me and i have more time so I can exercise.
I would actually like to lose 40lbs overall but I think for the next 3 months, 20 is a more healthy and realistic goal. I want to do it right so that I don’t just put it straight back on.
I really just want to feel healthy and like what I see in the mirror. I have always loved how I look, but just at the moment Im not loving my tummy, upper arms and thighs.
I’m going for the good old healthy eating and exercise double whammy combo.
I'm enlisting a little help from WeightWatchers because I find the point system works (I lost around 2 stone on it a few years ago). I've ordered lots of the WW food to start me off, I'm going to do a week on their pre-packaged food to get myself back to recognising what a healthy size portion is and what I really need in one day. Once I'm over the initial hump I will start cooking for myself.
I’ve also got a wii fit, and a cross trainer. FUN FUN FUN!
Wish me luck!