Hi all. I have just started Xenical this week although I have been on it before. I hope this will be the last time, I have seen numbers on my scales recently that terrify me, something has got to be done and I hope by starting this diary and reading it when I'm struggling that will help to keep me on track. First a little about me. I am 41 and am married with 2 boys who are 11 and 7. I am a stay at home mum so have plenty of time to exercise but too much time to eat! I want to do this for my boys, I don't want them to be ashamed of me at the school gate, I don't want to die young and leave them and I really want to meet my grandchildren someday...
I do love my food and plenty of it. I'm not too fond of sweets but love things like cheese and crisps and they are going to be a problem for me. My doctor is very supportive and has prescribed xenical again despite the fact that I have failed on it before. (when I binged I just didn't bother taking the tablets so defeating the whole purpose) I have a husband who isn't very supportive, he is from the "just eat less" school of thought and we know it isn't that easy.
Food so far today;
Cereal bar as I was on the go,
Planning a chicken sandwich with tomato, cucumber, pickles and low fat mayo.
Planning a weight Watchers ready meal with salad.
My diet doesn't vary much, I find it suits me if I can get in to a routine of eating the same things every day with just a small amount of variation. Too much variation and I feel I have done something wrong!
I am quite active, I walk the boys to and from school every day, probably 2 miles in total so I just need to build on that. I am planning to do some Wii Fit, I know it's not much but better than nothing.
This is the first day of the rest of my life, wish me luck!