Yup! I’ve done it! I’ve lost just over a stone in five weeks. No fad diet. No diet club. No starving myself. Just healthy eating and exercise!

I know I said I’d try to post weekly about my diet but I’ve been a bit distracted with one thing or another so it’s been nearly two weeks. Anyway.  Who cares? The fact is I’m still losing weight which is in itself a minor miracle.  I normally lose a couple of pounds then give up.

I’ve decided there are no “naughty” foods.  Everything in moderation.  I fall down if I feel like I’m depriving myself so this time I will allow myself the odd cake, or chocolate bar. I’ll just walk more to counteract it.  One thing I have done is stop finishing off my kids meals.  It is an awful habit us mums have, we hate waste.  The other day as I was grudgingly scraping my son’s leftovers into the bin I thought to myself “My God, Woman! All these years you’ve treated your body like this bin!” It was a eureka moment.  Rather than waste food I’d been eating it whether I wanted it or not. My body is worth more than that. Since that day I’ve happily scraped the leftovers and listened to the lid of the bin *clang* closed with a sense of satisfaction.

It’s a funny old thing, the mind.  I was talking to my mum about me losing weight this morning, she had an accident recently and I’ve been helping her out a bit.  Now usually, when I’m stressed, or tired, or bored, or upset, or hormonal (you get the picture) I’d have dived head first into a bag of doughnuts, followed by a bar or two of chocolate finished with a hint of crisps but this time something is different.  My mindset.  Something clicked! Whether it’s my trusty Garmin keeping me from straying too far I don’t know. Maybe it’s the fact I’m going to be 40 in a few months or that I’ve realised my fitness could affect my children but something is different this time.

I still have a way to go.  Another two stone, 3 would be better.  But I’m getting there. I WILL get there this time.

I’ll keep you posted.

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