Over the years, I have been up and down on my weight loss journey. I started off on my latest weight loss journey in November 2015 and managed to lose over a stone and a half – then pregnancy with Olivia took its toll..
I then carried on eating and eating, stopped exercising as much, got back on plan, got off of plan, got back on plan, got off plan and have been off for quite a while now since my village group closed. I feel I need that to be accountable and was rather shocked when I weighed myself recently and was heavier than when I first started this journey back in November 2015. I knew I’d been bad – but not that bad.
Inspired by Michelle’s post here, I’ve realised it is time to take it seriously. I’ve got at least five stone to lose and want to lose quite a bit of that before the village fun run which is around May time. I hated being so unfit last year and yet this year, I weigh even more. Something has got to give. I’m starting to get out of breath doing simple things, I feel lethargic a lot of the time. I need to do something about it.
So today me and Steve started something new. I’m still going to be using some of the Slimming World recipes to make my meals but we are giving another diet plan a go. I can be really good with my meals but I’m really bad at snacking so we’ve decided to give the Tesco Ultra Slim range a go. It is a milkshake in the morning, one of their snacks or a piece of fruit mid morning, one of their meal replacement bars for lunch, one of their snacks or a piece of fruit in the mid afternoon and a normal low calorie meal in the evening. I’ve only started today and am feeling rather fulfilled already – I am not feeling the need to snack and am drinking more water. I’ve heard that sometimes when you think you are hungry, it is actually because you are thirsty and I would definitely say that seems to be true so far.
So this is where I am, starting today. I forgot to weigh myself this morning so will weigh myself tomorrow morning and use that as my starting weight which I will include in another post in the next few days.
Here’s to losing this five stone! Wish me luck.