So I have been merrily eating my way to a 14lb weight increase since my wedding last year. My name is Cara and I am an evening offender. I eat healthily throughout the day. Then I eat my dinner with the boys at 5pm so by the time Si comes home at 7pm I’m starving again and this is where I go off the rails.
I can eat anything extra from bowls of cereals, share bars of chocolates to just giving up completly and eating another full meal with Si.
Today, Monday 17th October I weighed my heaviest non pregnant weight of 10 stone. Which doesn’t make me overweight but it does make me feel conscious about my body and all my clothes are uncomfortably tight.
So my plan is to start slim fast. A meal replacement shake for breakfast and lunch with two pieces of fruit as snacks followed by a low calorie meal in the evening.
Also I plan to stay outdoors as much as possible between meals so that I’m far away from the fridge. I want to force those eight glasses of water a day into my system which means although far from the fridge I’ll need to be near to a toilet!
I feel that gaining weight has made me lose so much. I’ve lost confidence and I’m avoiding affection with my husband because I feel so unattractive.
As I’ve got older my will power has got so much worse so this is going to be such a struggle for me.
I look at so many women promoting body confidence and think they are absolutely amazing. I know I’m not overweight and I should be happy with my body but I just can’t change my mindset. Also I know eating healthily is a better option than fad diets, however I just need something simple to change my eating habits initially before committing to a healthy lifestyle.
So here goes. Wish me luck!