Food Diary - 1st Time Poster :)
Hey there! I discovered this site a couple of days ago just as I was making the mental switch to going back on the diet/starting to excercise again! isnt it weird how you can know you need to do it and talk about doing it but some thing has to click in your brain!! For me - it was the sight of me pulling on a bikini from this time last year...seriously barely covered my bum :(
Im 5"6, 28 and I weigh 150lbs. Im a size 12. I was always very slim (size8ish) but over the last 3-4 years, my weight has fluctuated - partly Im sure just due to becoming a grown up woman and partly down to coming on and off the pill. I have been unfortunate in that when I went on the pill a few years back, I went from a size 10 to a size 12 and 8 months ago - when I came off the pill - the same thing happened...just my luck!!!
So, when I came off the pill (for good) about 8 months ago - the weight started piling on in a matter of weeks and my eating hadnt changed so i was frustrated..so frustrated that I kind of gave up and found comfort in food and just started eating rubbish and not excercising at all. As a result -my weight went up by about 1 stone and I look so out of shape and feel generally dreadful. I have used WW in the past and found it good but i guess i havent ever really managed to stick with it long term.
Anyway - I figured that posting a food diary here would keep me in check and ensure that I stick to my plans! Im hoping to lose 1 stone by the Summer. For me, the key is going to be pre planning every day because once I get into work, having brought no food - I know ill resort to Subway and pre packed sandwiches. Also, my absolute downfall is evening snacking. I am always dying for food at about 9 every night so any suggestions for dealing with this are very welcome!!
My daily allowance is 26 points BTW
Here is yesterdays food diary:
Breakfast: Low Fat Natural Yoghurt - 3 points
Lunch: John West Light Lunch (French Style) and 1 Rice Cake 7 points
Dinner: Chicken Breast with 1/2 bag Uncle Bens Wholegrain Rice, Spinach, Onions, Mushrooms and Peppers 10 points
Snacks: Banana, Reduced Fat Red Pepper Houmous, 4 Crackerbread, Snack a Jacks Salt and Vinegar 7 points
Went over by 1 point and struggling to see how I could be much more careful so i think the only solution is back to the gym tomorrow to buy myself an extra 2 or 3 points...