I have previously mentioned that I am kick-starting a new me for the new year. So far so good, however the batteries have died in my scale (of course, just when I plan to start using them again, should have seen that coming a mile off) and so I cannot weigh myself. I have been almost angelic in my efforts thus far and I can definitely see and feel a difference already.
BUT (and I have a big butt)...
After some research and some handy hints & advice from one of my friends, I am going to go about this in an entirely different way. It's not a 'diet', because if this works for me I intend to do this indefinitely. I am going to start this almost as a trial, for the next month I am going to follow this style of eating and stick to it, and see not only whether it brings weight loss (which would be a bonus) but also to see if it rids me of the bloated, heavy, sluggish feeling I seem to have had constantly for a good few months. I want to feel BETTER not just slimmer. It's about feeling good, as well as looking good. In addition to this I have chosen a fitness regime, and will be doing that too.
I'm not even going to attempt to explain the diet because I am new to this and still learning and I don't want to give out wrong information, but there are some great links and videos on youtube, and websites that will explain it better than I ever could.
I have made a little ticker which is on that <<< side of my blog, and I have also taken my measurements and some photographs (of me in my underwear, which I will not be sharing haha. I might take some clothed ones for the purpose of my blog). I'm really looking forward to seeing how this goes.
(Note: The meal plans I am posting are still valid, that is what I will be cooking for the family, just adjusting it to suit me. And the funniest thing I noticed after my first dinner last night, an hour later I would normally have gotten intense cravings for chocolate, and maybe a couple of hours later I would have been hungry again, I didn't get that at ALL last night. A great start!)