JLou's Diary - Determined This Time It's Going To Work
Hi I'm Jen, I'm a stay at home Mum with 2 children, ages 4 and 18months. I've always been overweight and have tried numerous diets over the years with varied success but then I fall off the wagon and it all goes back on! My problem is I just like food! I wouldn't say I have a particular weak spot for anything ... just everything! Although, I do find that since having the kids its very easy to grab the biscuits or crisps (or both! :rolleyes:) when I'm feeling peckish and feel I just don't have the time to actually think about food and these are sitting ready prepared in the cupboard.
So I've decided I want to do something about my weight, currently I don't have a specific goal in mind, my BMI is high and I obviously want to get a bit healthier for myself and my kids but mainly at the moment my aim is to feel a bit better about myself. We go on holiday in 6 weeks to Gran Canaria so this is what I'm currently working towards. I've done Slimming World before years and years ago and had my most successful weight loss whilst on this as opposed to other diets and I rejoined once I had my son and got the up to date info then (3yrs ago) but I'm going to try and do it from home this time as I don't feel I really have time to go to the meetings. However I do feel I will do better if I have the support of fellow slimming worlders to get ideas from and point out where I'm going wrong - hello new forum buddies! So in my first step I am going to start a food diary, I will also try my best to photograph my meals to post. I have been on plan since Saturday so 3 days to go until my first weigh in!
Breakfast: Melon, Grapes & Vanilla Mullerlight
Lunch: Ham and Salad Sandwich made with 2 slices of small wholemeal loaf (HexB) and a drizzle of Salad Cream(2), Roast Chicken Leg (random I know, I found it in the fridge after I'd had my sandwich already!)
Dinner: Coconut Prawn Curry (5) from Slimming World Magazine Jan/Feb 14 with Rice, Sugarsnap Peas and Baby Corn
HexA: Milk in tea throughout the day
HexB: 2 slices of wholemeal bread (small loaf)
Syns: Salad Cream (2), Coconut Prawn Curry (5)
Total Syns: 7