Wednesday, 11 January 2012
My First Weigh In
I am really nervous for myself, quite mad really. I can understand the psychology behind the meetings that you actually have to face up to yourself every week and be honest to yourself and in a public place just to make it doubly hard. I wonder what the statistics are for success compared to people who try to go it alone without help. I know myself that over the last 20 years I am yet to succeed on my own with weight loss. I feel a lot more determined this time with all this support each week and advice. I did once try slimming world in the UK and had some success with that but I couldn't maintain the whole green and red day deal. Weight watchers does seem more like a lifestyle change you could actually do everyday of your life without it interfering too much or being too difficult - we shall see early days still.
There has been an interesting by product of this first week, I have found my interest in cooking returning. New challenges mean time spent in the kitchen is more interesting again. I wrote my shopping list with great excitement last night as I tried to plan my week (something totally alien to me...planning of any description!!) I used to work as a chef, which probably hasn't helped the weight gain and over the years I have become absolutely bored with cooking. Recently it had been a case of what was quickest and easiest.
For the last six months since we started the set up for KidzGrab my lovely Mummy has been cooking for me and the girls. My folks are so supportive to me and my girls I am so very lucky. The only problem with my Mum's dinners however is that they taste too good and I have way more than I should!! I have banned myself from eating from Mum's until I get my life under control and I can cope with everyone else eating a plate full of roasties without me!!! I did manage on Sunday though, it wasn't too bad....my mouth did water as I watched everyone eat the yorkshire puds though fresh out of the oven but I managed it!!
Will check in later and let you know how I did at the meeting, keep everything crossed for me!!!!
Reason 6 for losing weight
I would like to take some pressure off my joints by not carrying around so much weight
Have a good one