That is a wonderful co incidence, Cac33.
thanks for the encouragment. I'll cross my fingers for both of us.
I'm now writing everything I write down and calculating the number of points. I like the weight watchers system as it's very easy to keep track of just how much I've eaten without fiddling around with odd numbers of kJ. I know this system works well for me because everytime I've stuck with it I've had no problem loosing weight.
I've made up my own simple table to record everything I put into my mouth which is very incentive building in itself. It's a lot harder to sneak a chocky when you know you have to fess up on paper AND record the damage in the number of points. The little lie 'this bit won't hurt' just doesn't stand up to that kind of scrutiny.
I'm aiming to coming in just under my perscribed points limit every week: ie my points for each day following the WW method is 20. I can add 5 more if a go for my 6 kilometre speed walk which takes me almost exactly one hour. I don't want to have too many points left over, I find if I have more then 10 in the black for the week my weight loss actually slows. I put that down to too little intake equals a slowing of my metabolism.
I'm keeping each week long food diary sheet stuck to the filing cabinet behind my desk chair along with the book and time table for working out the points so theres no excuse not to record.
Now for the bad news. Night time hunger struck as it always does. I elected to stay up and watch the old Flash Gordon movie with Wayne and Ryan (yup... shoot me now for bad taste: but I'd only had 3 hours sleep in the last 30 so I blame exhaustion making me deluded.) Anyway after the persistant munchies monster nagging me for over an hour I spooned out a small bowl of canned fruit and made myself a diet hot chocolate. And then went and spoiled it by nibbling on sweet coated peanuts. What I should have done was just go to bed!!!
The rest of the coated peanuts went in the bin this morning. Evil things.
Night time munchies are going to be my biggest challenge. I'm going to have to figure some better stategies for dealing with them.