The holiday countdown is on! I refuse to 'diet' like last year (it's so bloody hard!) so I'm cutting back/watching what I eat blahdy blah! What that means for me, is trying not to eat something sweet and bad every day! Counting down to my jollies had me thinking back to last year... (cue wavy lines as we travel back in time!)
I've always been lucky with my weight.
I was a skinny, lanky kid and as a teen got away with eating several bars of chocolate a day, (good times) I only ever got weighed during doctors check ups and simply gauged my weight by the tightness of my waistband!
Recently my waistband got tight and my in-between size has become a definite bigger than before size! I've always swayed within half a stone, until I got on the scales at my check up the other week, and saw the needle hovering over a number I last saw during pregnancy! 😐
I thought I ate mostly sensibly (with the occasional sweet treat... I don't know maybe not so occasional) So here I am, keeping a food diary, walking daily and craving cake! I love Cake! A friend and I have the same target date so we've challenged ourselves to lose the bit of weight we didn't want to gain in the first place and in a few days we'll be having our own private weigh in! Arrrrgh! 😒
I never thought it would get to this, my first ever diet, is it because I'm nearer forty than thirty? Is it punishment for over dosing on chocolate in my youth? My fellow dieter said instead of worrying about being on my first diet, I should be thankful I've never been on one yet! (The glass is half full and all that)
So cross your fingers for us, because I've packed my mixer to avoid baking and my sweet treat is a low calorie hot chocolate in the evening! (shuffles off to cry)
My home made Victoria Sponge v's boiled egg salad
As you can see ^^ Dieting last year was really hard! I turned to gin, okay well not turned to it as such! but swapped wine for gin, cut out all chocolate and cake and ate the healthiest I've ever eaten. I lost a stone in six weeks and felt great! But I was hungry and missed a sweet treat! I need to learn how to ignore sweet things then maybe I'd still be lighter! 😆And guess what? On our adventure around Europe I put on 4lbs, just 4! and I ate like a horse for 5 weeks! Thank god we find lying on the beach too boring! Walking works!
Anyway, I'm babbling! So my point is I'm not dieting this year but 'being good' (I really hate that term! alternatives please?) And who knows maybe looking back and sharing last years dieting torture with you guys will inspire me this year! Watch this space!
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