Getting started

On Wednesday I met with a small group of people to share  in “food for thought” led by Paul a discussion on food in today’s market, choices we make and how those food choices impact on our lifestyle.

Having just been a member of Slimming World for 12 weeks and not lost any weight and also having a weekly weigh in with a work colleague for over a year and hovering around the same weight I really thought it was about time to stop playing at this and be committed enough to try and make some changes to my eating habits.

With life going by at such a fast pace it’s easy to just do everything on autopilot without any real time to stop and thinkfor yourself. Everything  becomes a habit, getting up showering, breakfast, school run, work, school run, clubs, dinner and bed. Feeling like a hamster (with the fat cheeks) on the treadmill is a feeling that I no longer wish to have. All the rushing about has now reached a stage where I want to shout STOP!

Maybe that sounds a bit dramatic but here I am keen to make some changes to my life to regain a waistband and some time to myself and perhaps share with anyone who is interest in hearing how  it’s working for me.

I have never blogged and to all intents am a complete technophobe and needless to say my children would be horrified at my broadcasting my ramblings to the world but here I am a rebel and doing this for myself!

So after Wednesday’s pep talk and a relatively good Thursday here I am to the absolute amusement of the other half (TOH) who doesn’t understand what a blog is why I would do such a thing what is the point and who will read it! I am wondering myself!

So reports on the first day of healthy eating plan……..!

I did feel excited on the first day as I was hopeful of emulating my friend Helens success who lost an amazing 2 stone. After having been told by TOH I just need to man up and get on with it (as he is doing in his quest for reemness) I thought I am going to do just that and man up for a week and see where that gets me!

So prebreakfast I tried to drink a pint of water – I could only manage about half! And to eat I had tomato, ham and beetroot! These were good I had available from the list that were quick and easy. I made packed lunch of tuna in spring water, salad, with lots of rocket, watercress and spinach. Nothing naughty in between and a peppermint tea to drink. The crucial time was getting home after work being in the kitchen I would usually have bread (no bread allowed now) As I was hungry I opted for half a red grapefruit but confession time……., I did have a couple of spoons of couscous – why I don’t know just because it was there oh and some olives! More water was drunk and then for dinner salmon (just cooked in the microwave) peas, broccoli, carrots and mashed swede. Not yet checked the food list to see if the choices were OK but it was satisfying.

No desert but more water and by this time I was getting a slight headache and feeling tired not sure if it was to do with the strong words with teenage son earlier but maybe it was a no carb and no dairy reaction!

Day 2 now 24 hours on and I couldn’t resist a jump on the scales . I seem to have shifted a pound! My resolves sharpened I descended to the kitchen to the surprise of TOH who doesn’t usually see me out of bed at after 6 and I managed a quick half pint of water and then decided ….as you do ….to start a blog!

So here’s to a good day. I am sipping my peppermint tea – no bread pasta potatoes rice sugary drinks or milk for me for 7 days and just about to shower and start the day!



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