I'm far too busy to concentrate on what I eat, how much and when.
It stresses met out when I have to prepare special foods & drinks for myself in advance because we are going to a friends' or have guests or travelling or whatever.
We have 6 kids and I'm just so busy. 4 at school, 2 at home, there's always something more important than weighing and calculating my little portions of pasta. I always get interrupted and distracted.
Plus baby is only 13 months and is a mummy's girl, so I rarely get anything done - like tidying or being organized. I'm not even going to talk about lack of sleep.
the house is a mess and I DH is about to have an operation, then there are holidays and birthdays and so on. It's just too much.
Weight Watchers always worked for me, so my plan is to go back in September, but as for now I can not fully commit to it. I can't do it half-arsed.
that's all very well, but what about for the next 3 months? my birthday is at the end of August and we are going on holiday and I really want to loose about 2 stones (which I did with WW 2 years ago, so I know I can) and wear my prettier clothes and feel just healthier.
So I came up with an idea.
I've heard countless of times and from various sources that half the time (or so) we eat because we are thirsty, not hungry. that not enough water is one of the reasons we over-eat.
so I thought that I will drink 2 litres of water everyday and will not worry about what I eat and when and how much. And see if that makes a difference.
See if it helps me reduce cravings, if it fills me up to reduce food intake. or flush out toxins. or help me feel less tired. And most importantly if it helps me to get slimmer. I've got nothing to loose - just the extra weight!
Mumat - Not sure really, I should have watched more closely. I enter my weight every few days on My Fat Secret so working back from my current run and my nearest weigh in I reckon at least half a stone over the past month I have been sensible but not strict with my diet and with quite a few splurges over that time. I lost another half a stone over a few weeks before that by being very careful with my diet but much prefer my current weight loss method as I get to be much more relaxed about my diet and am toning up too so my shape is changing
I lost a stone last year and some weight quickly after DD2 was born so I daren't think how big I was at my heaviest
Glad you had a good day Zing! We didn't do much. We'll be moving mid September and we have so much stuff that I made a start today. So far I have 8 large boxes of toys, and that's not all of them. I've culled them but we still have loads.
Hope you're having a weekend long birthday and that your family are spoiling you rotten. , or for you. Xxx
Tinwe, you sound so enthusiastic about running! I love your idea of exercising so you can relax about food. I had no idea running would help with changing your shape either.