Is it just me or does anyone else find it hard to diet in the winter? I feel the need to stock up and eat to keep warm, that's my excuse anyway.
I love being on Slimming World, it's been the best diet so far for me. I've been with SW online for just under a year and lost two and a half stone. The online part works for me at the moment and I'm quite well organised with it. If I struggle I can always transfer to the meetings but I don't want to commit to that at the moment I'm happy to just cope with it in my own time. It's very much based around cooking fresh meals and it does feel a lot more healthier.
In spring and summer though I feel I drink more water. This I think is really important, it's amazing how much you lose by keeping hydrated but I find I don't drink half as much in winter, well not water.....I do tend to drink Costa Coffee dry and my Tassimo machine is always brewing! I know! I am having skinny latte's, mainly tea or black coffee with sweeteners.
I always feel the need to snack more. It's comfort food isn't it? For the cold winter dull days so as long as I breathe in or stand on one leg on the scales, it will be fine.
I am less active in the winter as well, as far as exercise is concerned, I'm buzzing around doing mad mum stuff and fitting in life but I don't tend to go out walking so much or want to go out in the evenings to a class. I should be a tortoise and hibernate, I always think that's a great idea.
Slimming World becomes not just a diet but a change in lifestyle and after a while it just becomes habit to eat along their guidelines. I'm still amazed I write everything down and yes I even include ' big slab of cake', sigh and curse that I would have been good if I hadn't added those 10 syns on for such bad behaviour but it would have felt so good eating cake!!! Everyone needs to syn or sin now and again and I always say to myself ' tomorrow's another day' or after weigh in on a Monday I promise myself this is the week I'm going to stick to my plan......by Tuesday it's 'ohhhh look Pizza'.
I'm not going to worry at this time and I'm going to do my best, if you stress about it all, then it's not worth doing and that's the time to stop. I'm determined to lose a bit more and as I sit here feeling quite smug that I've been good today it may be a different case when I add it all up officially. A quick run upstairs about half a dozen times will sort it! Oh and it has crossed your mind at sometime that if you have a big 'number 2' Poo before a weigh in it's going to make you lose about half a stone. Go on! We've all thought it and some have actually tried a weigh in after it too.
So now I've lowered the tone of my blog and mentioned toilet humour I will retire for today and catch you tomorrow.
What to Buy Wednesday
From January 2018 I've decided to shake Wednesdays up and review products that I have purchased so we go from random thoughts to important retail therapy for the new year.