When you are trying to lose some weight it is so easy to dismiss all your efforts unless they result in a big loss but I’m firmly of the belief that a pound is a pound and that every one counts. Just one a week will result in a 26lb loss in a year and that will make a big difference. Yes it is easy to think that 26lbs is not a lot when you realistically have 98lb to lose but it could be as much as two clothes dress sizes and I suspect that could have a big impact, not only on how I look and thus feel about myself but on my health too.
If you’ve read my recent posts you’ll know I’ve been making some positive changes with earlier bedtimes, focusing on drinking more water, starting to exercise and since Monday 1st February cutting down on what I eat too. I’m not sure what success I’ve had with weight loss as yet as I’ve not weighed in the last week but in the first week I was a couple of pounds down and I’ll be weighing Monday night but for now I am revealing in the little successes that I have seen.
Successes like –
- Not eating at meal times if I’m not hungry. Perhaps preparing a salad ready for when I do get hungry
- Choosing to not snack in the evening whilst watching TV
- Carrying a bottle of water with me at all times
- Taking a bite of the delicious rice pudding my husband had cooked the other night and realising it tasted too sweet for my palate, so I only ate a small amount and saved the rest for the kids
- Getting to mid morning and finding that I’m not seeking a snack as I’m not hungry
- Leaving food on my plate if it gets to the point that I feel full
- Not automatically just going for pudding when I am at work because it is there.
- Avoiding carb loaded breakfasts
There is lots of work to be done, but I am in this for the long haul and feeling good. I look forward to sharing my success next week. Mich x