How I feel about gaining weight

I've gained weight since last week...

Yes, that's right, since stating that I wanted to lose weight I've put it on instead. BUT I'm feeling strangely positive because I've made significant changes.

In the last week I've changed what I have for breakfast in a morning, I'm eating less of the sweet stuff, and I'm eating less food. 


On a regular day I would have one slice of toast for breakfast with a coffee. While this is okay I was getting bored of it and I never particularly enjoyed it. Now that fruit is in season and is quite tasty I decided to switch what I'm having for breakfast.

oats, fruit, yoghurt, breakfast

Over the past week I've had oats, nuts, and raisins with yoghurt and fresh fruit. There are most definitely more calories in that than there are in one slice of toast but I have to say that I feel a lot better after eating it. I feel 'fresher', if that makes sense, like I'm giving my body what it needs rather than stuffing it with something just to abate the hunger.

Morning Coffee

Over Autumn and Winter I drink a lot of coffee, when the days are cold and dreary a good coffee is lovely first thing in the morning. 

On brighter, warmer days though I don't need the coffee. This morning for example I had two glasses of water before taking LP to school and when I started work I added some Vimto squash to a pint of water.  So far today (it's 09:20am) I've had no coffee!

Eating less

I'm listening to my body. I'm starting to notice when I'm full and rather than finishing my food I'm stopping.  It may not sound like much but I think that's half my problem, over-eating. I continue to eat something even though I'm full because it's nice. Not healthy.

Paying attention to what my body is saying and acting on it surely will make a difference eventually.


Unless you class housework as a workout then I haven't done any exercise. We took the boys for a walk last week, oh and we visited Bolsover Castle, but not any physical activity, nothing that would get my heart rate up. 

I'm still planning on clearing out my room to make space for yoga practice too but with getting the kids ready to go back to school I've had no time. I'll get to it, eventually.

woman's silhouette, doing a yoga pose

Although I've gained weight I am feeling better, which doesn't make much sense. All I can put it down to is eating the right things and perhaps the weight loss will come later.