Saturday, 10 January 2009

Good week's weight loss!

I weighed in this morning (Sat 10th Jan) and have lost 6lbs since 2nd January. Phew! So pleased, and it hasn't been too hard. I haven't even exercised that much.... at least an hour's worth of walking on Tuesday and a 4.5 mile walk on Thursday. I went slightly over my points last night (it was Friday after all), and drank a bit too much wine. I also ate my own weight in vegetables yesterday, as I actually craved them. I made a vegetable soup with red lentils at lunchtime into which I put swede, parsnip, carrots, onions and celery. Very nice it was too. I'm off out for my usual weekly Indian meal tonight, so hopefully I can make wise choices and look forward to a good loss next week.

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Hungry and Cold!

Today is the first day I've actually felt hungry since starting the WW Points plan last Friday. I'm also very cold (it's snowing outside). I don't think it's any coincidence that I did lots of walking yesterday (at least an hour's worth). There was a discussion on the WW 'Stay on Track' message board today about exercise and the benefits/disadvantages. Some people said that because they were building muscle, their weight losses weren't as good. I'm not so sure about this, because exercise seems to help me lose weight in that it speeds up my metabolism. The downside is, as I've just mentioned, feeling hungrier, so it's more difficult to limit my food intake.

I'm still on track today, but really don't feel like exercising! Just the thought of changing out of my cosy jumper and into gym gear makes me shiver! And I really don't want to get into the shower in the cold bathroom afterwards. I have planned a long walk with a friend tomorrow, so won't feel too guilty if I don't exercise today.

It's half an hour to go before lunch and I can't wait to get stuck into a bowl of warming butternut squash soup!

Monday, 5 January 2009

It's That Time of Year Again!

January and most people are on a diet. The supermarket shelves are bulging with low calorie/low fat ready meals and the magazines are shouting about the latest way to lose weight.

I gained the usual half a stone over the two week Christmas holiday period. The difference this year was that I was already half a stone over my 'this feels comfortable' weight. I'm half a stone heavier now than when this picture was taken back in August. I feel awful. There are rolls of fat bulging around my midriff and my jeans are tight. Ugh! I hate feeling like this, which begs the question, 'Why stuff your face then?'

I guess most of us who struggle with our weight are just plain greedy. When all's said and done, we'd rather sit on the sofa eating something nice than go for a three mile run.

After a year of 'messing about' with different eating regimes, I've come to the conclusion that the only way to lose weight successfully (for me) is the Weightwatchers Points Plan. I can eat anything, but in moderation. Just plain common sense. I started last Friday (2nd Jan) and even after just one day I felt better and more in control. I just feel so annoyed with myself that I'm a stone heavier than this time last year. All that hard work undone, and I can't say I particularly enjoyed undoing it either! Oh well, onwards and downwards!