A place for those of us who regularly fall of the wagon, to gently ease each other back on, or at least to put the second creme egg back in the box...
Following a previous thread, it appears I am certainly not alone in not sticking to anything which will help me shift the extra blubber. Young DC's and hectic lives make quick fixes, or large glasses of wine after they've gone to bed, far more important (at the time) than sensible meal planning or finding time to devote to working out.
Howevet, I am going to Cornwall in April and want to use that as a starting point for feeling less ghastly this summer. If I don't lose much weight, at the very least I don't want to put any more on!!
it's a bit chilly everywhere!! I had a flask full of boiling hot chocolate to get me through an evening at work before freezing to death! sod going out for a run/cycle!!
DD still up when I got in - full of beans and running round, so better than last night when she was crying for me. I am actually getting dinner tonight, though DH has gone off to get a chinese ......... whoops.....
Not this weekend RunningKatie - I am just working evenings at the moment, and will start my normal shift patterns next Monday. From then I will be working Saturday mornings, so not too bad.
I've decided that I am going to try and follow 5:2. I've kind of been heading towards that over the past 2 weeks anyway - seen as I'm getting in from work at 9pm I am trying to have dinner about 9:30, and have obviously been trying to leave lunch until a bit later as well. First week was a bit tough, but I have found myself eating less in the last few days. Even though I was at home/my parents all day today, my first proper meal was at 7pm and before that all I had eaten was 3 go ahead slices, and a couple of hot chocolates.
thanks RunningKatie - working week is flying by so far, only 2 shifts left thanks to a bank holiday. Next week will seem so much longer though, as I will have to work my first saturday morning shift. And I'll be out of training, and on the contact centre floor, so no more breaks!
5:2 is going to take a bit more planning that I had thought. I had planned to just have dinner, with maybe a couple of cups of tea to see me through. But working evenings, and eating main meal at 9:30pm is a bit too difficult, to begin with at least. So I'm going to plan meals better so that I can have a small lunch before I go to work, and a small dinner when I get back. And if I'm still struggling I might work my way down from 1000 calories to 500 on a fast day.
It's been ages since I regularly exercised.....probably late 2011!!! whoops!! I'll work on that one once I have got into a good routine with work etc. I admire anyone who can actually get up and do some exercise! lol