This morning I did the food shopping and although I bought chocolate, it wasn't for me, and crisps (also not for me) I also bought fruit, Upbeat drinks, and planned my meals for the week.
My weight last week was 11st 12.5lbs
My weight this week is 11st 11.5lbs
That's 1lb loss - I'm happy with that and if I can keep it that way I'll be even happier.
My steps last week were 33,457
My steps this week were 42,753
I went to London on Saturday to attend Blogfest '15 so that is why my steps are up. I'm glad I managed to get some walking in though.
I'm feeling a little more positive today and after buying fruit and healthy food I'm hoping I'll lose this week too.
The knack is beating those cravings.
At around 10:30am every day I get peckish, I fancy something to eat but I'll either deny myself and end up starving by lunch time, or I'll eat rubbish (chocolate or crisps). So today instead of buying more crisps that I like to eat (I LOVE Walkers Cheese and Onion crisps) I bought some I'm not bothered about. That way the boys are happy because they still get to have them but I won't be persuaded to munch through a bag.
Win, win, right?
Win, win, right?
I spoke a few weeks ago about planning meals and last week I kind of let that one slide. With so much going on in the week it didn't really work. However, this week I'm back on it, we all ate far too much bad food last week and laziness was a big part of that. I need to make a conscious effort to plan, buy the food, and actually make the food in the evening. So again, this week I've planned out our week. Almost every day I know what we'll be eating and can plan accordingly.
The next thing on my list is to find something I can do, fitness wise. I'm going to research local classes (yoga probably) because my knees can't take me running at the moment. I'm taking that step because if I don't this slippery slope will lead me back to being morbidly obese again, and I just can't let that happen.
I don't feel healthy right now.
I'm not saying I need to be four stones lighter but losing at least one stone would be nice. Again though, I'm not in a hurry, a steady loss with conscious effort from me and I'll be happy.
What these past few months have taught me is that even once you hit your ultimate target your journey is not over. It just takes a little slip and you'll fall down, heading back to where you started, or worse.
Keeping weight under control is a constant battle and requires a change in lifestyle, not just reducing what you eat.
I'm on it, I think, and I know effort is required.