So I thought it would be a good idea to lose some weight.
An admirable thought.
I did it last year with Thinking Slimmer and it worked. I sort of stopped eating as much and stopped snacking. And then I got ill. Not through dieting I hasten to add, but because I got ill and couldn’t eat. I lost 7kg. Fab!
Now, however, I have gained the weight again not as much I was (73 kg) but enuogh to put me at 70 kg. That’s still a heck of a lot for a 5ft 3inch girl like me.
So this time I thought I’d be a tad more scientific. I would try to see if I could watch my weight and lose it through just cutting out snacks etc. Not dieting exactly just watching my weight.
Problem is I get SO hungry! Especially after I collect the boys from school.
So far I have not done the Thinking Slimmer thing because I cannot find where I put the CD player that works.But I will get it out so I can battle my cravings.
And I did join New Year New Body 2012 run by Liz Jarvis over at The Mum Blog. If I am out there saying I will lose weight I just might – and I am not promising anything here – I just might stick with it.
I also decided to write everything I ate down and calorie count. After three days I am under 2000 calories a day but not enough to really shift that weight. As for exercise? Well that’s out the window because I hate running about in the cold and wet. I could dance in the kitchen but I don’t want to scare the neighbours.
I also signed up to MyFitnessPal and it is here that I got a shock. While it is blissfully easy to use and I would highly recommend it; it is also brutally frank. So far if I continue the way I am going I will lose 0.2 kg in five weeks.
Not really the result I was looking for.
So I will have to rethink what I am eating to drive down that weight and I will have to big up my exercise routine too if I am to get anywhere near losing 3.5kg in three weeks!
As my Dad is fond of saying if you want to lose weight: eat less and exercise more!
I will keep you informed…