Sunday, November 24, 2013

Yummy Mummy Mission!

I'm a woman on a mission!
Why I'm back at Weight Watchers


I am going to lose some weight.

In fact, I am looking to get healthier all round, but I'm starting with what I eat. This is something I have been planning to start for a while, but I had planned to put off until I had had my 4th baby and got to the end of breastfeeding (in the theory that the next baby will be my last and once my body is my own again I would have no excuses and just get on with it). Only that isn't working out as well as I'd hoped (why) so I'm starting NOW!

Actually, I started earlier this week by not snacking between meals and before bed, and not having a snack on the walk home from school with the kids. They have theirs, but they do a lot more running around than I do and burn it all off. I don't. And I'm not in the position to join a gym just yet to start.

It's worked though, and I've dropped 2lb already!

So it's back to good ol' weight watchers! It's always worked for me in the past because it forces potion control on me. I cook healthy meals.... and then eat a double portion.... and then snack too. Healthy is only healthy if you don't have too much of it. And those chocolate biscuits and those slices of toast and butter all creep up on a girl when she's thinking about other things. Suddenly I've gained stone or two instead of losing and it's all big pants and baggy tops and not liking what I wear to the office because I am the biggest girl there by about 4 dress sizes.

I was happy playing with the kids in the water, then I saw my photo :(
Me at 200lb
Happy playing with my kids
Not happy when I saw the photo
Portion control is tricky for me. I LOVE food! Lots of it! I like a nice big plate FULL of tasty things, which wouldn't be a problem if I hadn't already snacked at work, or on the school run with the kids, or in the car coming home from the supermarket, and if I wasn't almost guaranteed to take a nibble of something to bed too.

When I count my points WW style I know how much I can have on my plate, so I go that extra mile to make it filling. And I don't snack. Some days it kills me to not snack (like in Winter when my SAD kicks in), but I would rather have that nice meal. Other days (summer for example) I'm happy to nibble on light stuff all day and not even have a big meal. Oh, I wish it was Summer now.....

But I need to do this. I need to improve my health by reducing my body fat and I need to start now  YESTERDAY!
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