For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you will know that I often follow the Weight Watchers diet. I’ve reached goal twice in the past. Once a few years ago when I gained a lot of weight before I knew I had an under active thyroid, and once to lose my baby weight. You can read about my weight loss journey here.
After our wedding in December I’ve kinda given up on ‘watching my weight’. I’ve pretty much spent the last 2 years being careful, and I felt it was only fair that I had a break from dieting (and a fair amount of Chinese!)
Well, you see, the jeans are getting tight (I’m still in my goal size, but only just!) and the rolls have appeared. So nows the time to start the diet again.
I’m not going back to weight watchers (yet). I’m just going to start following some of the things I learned when I was a member.
- wholemeal foods e.g. pasta, rice and bread.
- low fat… everything.
- diet drinks.
- bulk out foods with veggies.
- skimmed milk (I still use this).
- low calorie cooking spray (I still use this, but not every time).
- no crisps! (apart from the odd bag or french fries).
- no sweets or chocolate!! (I’ll try my best, I promise).
- no McDonalds! (i’m kinda addicted at the mo).
Weight watchers is more of a lifestyle change rather than a diet. It takes a lot of planning and organising. I have to have the right foods in the house to make sure I can have healthy meals and not be tempted by the freezer… which leads on to my next blog series… grocery and meal planning!
Each fortnight I’ll aim to write up what I’ve bought, how much I’ve spent and what meals I’ll be making. I’d like to do it weekly, but I know I’ll never find the time. I struggle to keep up with blogging at the mo and if I put too much pressure on myself I’ll crack.
I’ve been inspired by a few other bloggers to get into meal planning. I particularly like Kerry’s posts over on Oh So Amelia, and weekly vlogs from Charlotte at Write Like No Ones Watching, and Kerry over at Lived with Love. I highly recommend you watch their videos.
Check back next week for my first meal plan and grocery haul!
P.S I DO NOT WANT TO LOOK LIKE THIS AGAIN….