Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Weight loss progress

I have not done a weight update for a little while. I know, sorry. Up until today I had not actually lost any weight on the scales, but I have been changing shape. My clothes are looser and even my husband mentioned I have lost weight. This morning the scales said 2kg this week!

I can see in pictures I am slimmer than I was not long ago. Not hugely slimmer, but I do like my new shape.

It is getting a little difficult to find clothing that fits now. Most size 14 are too big and some size 12 too tight. I can get some on, but it looks and feels bad.

Only a few weeks ago I got some new jeans and despite my scales saying no change, I can now almost pull them straight off. Yay!

I think the hot weather has helped. It has been hot, then raining here which makes it humid. It also makes me more thirsty and less hungry.

I have been making a conscious effort to eat breakfast. It is extremely hard for me. I don’t know why, I am just not a morning food person. I have found a cereal I like which I have with milk or yoghurt. It is quite possibly the most expensive cereal I have bought in my life but it is worth it to know there is something I want to eat every morning.

I have found things like boiled eggs, carrot sticks and hummus have been good snacks. Easy to prepare and filling. I have also been eating chicken and leek soup on cooler evenings which is very filling to me, but very low fat.

I have been cutting back sugar for all of us. In fact, sugar used to get bought a lot to put on cereal here. So far I have managed to not put it on my kids cereal at all and we have hardly used any.

I have been doing a bit of reading about the effects of sugar and there are a couple of books I want to read more on it. It’s really something I would like to pretty much eliminate from our diet. I mean, my kids are happy to eat a fruit, cheese, eggs, some vegetables etc for snacks so why give them junk instead?

One of the books I want to read is Sweet Poison. I saw it the other day and it looks interesting. I didn't see who it was by, but am going to see if my library has it.

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