Ok, where to start?
I have, for as long as I can remember, been big. However I just totally ballooned after the birth of my son, almost 10 yrs. ago.
Why did I eat?
As far as I can tell it was purely for the taste and because I love food. I don't have any underlying insecurities, I have a wonderful, loving husband and I have never been abused either as a child or an adult. So all I can out it down to is taste.
What have I done to get thus far?
I started losing weight on the 4th of January this year. I know the pros. say it's the most important meal of the day and as much as I love food I just can't abide by it at 7.00am so I never have breakfast. Because I don't eat breaky I am usually hungry by 11.00am so I have lunch then. When it comes to what I eat for lunch I seem to go in fits and fads. When I first started I would make a homemade pizza with pita bread, tinned tomatoes as a base, some finely cut onion, plenty of chilli and herbs and a small handful of low fat mozzarella, bung it in the oven for a few minutes and voila, a tasty, low fat healthy lunch. Sometimes I have a tub of diet yoghurt and a piece of seasonal fruit or a tin of country ladle Minestrone soup (I now have the smaller sized tin as the bigger one is too much). I also long ago discovered the Nestle diet desserts they have chocolate mousse, creme caramel, trifle flavoured custard and rice custard. I realise they are not very nutrionally sound but they are low both in calories and fat and at the moment that is my main concern. Again I will have one of these with a piece of fruit. Lately I have been having 3 Weight Watchers or the Paradise Vive lites biscuits and a cup of tea or coffee with skim milk and I use the CSR smart sugar for sweetener. Every second day I will have a half serve of bran with skim milk along with a piece of fruit or a lite biscuit for lunch as I have had a few minor probs. going to the loo as I am not eating a lot.
Tea usually consists of a lean meat of some description and vegetables, whether that is hot veg. or salad depends on my mood that day. If I have hot veg. I add some gravy or some times even some Hollandaise sauce (instant) as one serve is reasonably low in fat and calories, is tasty and helps keep me on the straight and narrow. At times we were having takeaway twice a week now we stick to one takeaway per month and not from one of the fast food joints. We either go out for a meal or as we all enjoy a good curry we have that with all the trimmings, enjoy it and that is it until the next month. If we go out for a meal for a family members birthday or just because we then consider that our takeaway for the month. This Saturday is my birthday tea so we will have a curry so I probably won't lose as much this next week but I will still lose something as I have other weeks when we have had a takeaway/dined out.
On the exercise front things are a bit spasmodic, I don't enjoy exercise but I do love a good walk on the beach. So in short I may not do any structured exercise some weeks and others I may walk 3 or 4 times in the week.
I just try and remember nothing tastes as good as thin feels.
That's about all I can think of right now. If there are any questions ask away.
Take care all
SW: 175.0 kgs.
CW: 62 kgs-Hit goal 12 September 2009.