You may remember that one of the challenges I set myself for 2012 was to start eating healthily and lose weight. I didn't start at the beginning of the year as I still had chocolates from Christmas left, and the cupboards were still full of fattening things.
I eventually started the challenge on the 23rd of January so it's now been five weeks and in that time I've managed to lose one stone eight pounds. I've been really strict with myself and have only eaten two things which I shouldn't. The first was a Picnic chocolate bar a fortnight ago, and I only ate that because Daniel had been given this amongst some chocolate he got for Christmas and he doesn't like them, and the other was a meal out at Frankie and Benny's for Daniel's birthday last week. I wasn't going to go to a place like that and eat something good for me, so I had a cheeseburger with chips, but found I could only manage half of it, and I allowed myself a Chocolate Brownie Sundae to finish off with, but I scraped the cream off the top of it, and only ate a little bit of it.
My downfall is eating snacks in between meals and I've managed to cut these out all together, apart from a piece of fruit between lunch and dinner. I'm convinced that this has helped a great deal as I would continually pop in to the kitchen to eat something sweet, and the thing I loved the most was crisps, though funnily, I haven't missed them at all.
I'm not weighing anything out, just mainly cutting down. I'm eating exactly the same as the family, but I'm having a much smaller portion that I used to. It seems to be working.
All I've had to drink is water, which I don't mind as I don't drink hot drinks anyway.
I've still got more to lose, so I need to keep at it. It will then be a case of keeping it off.