I did something very scary a week ago.
I stood on the scales for the first time in a very long time.
And the scales told me that I have re-gained all the weight I so successfully lost on Slimming World a couple of years ago, plus a few extra pounds for good measure.
So I need to take my weight and my eating a little bit more seriously than I have been doing recently.
As I’ve said before, I think the main problem I have controlling my weight is carbs. So the first change I’ve made is to start having fruit for breakfast instead of toast or cereal. I’m also attempting to control my between-meals snacking, and my ability to consume large quantities of chocolate in a very short space of time. This has happened with mixed success over the last week, and I must confess to having fallen off the wagon yesterday. It’s not about short term gain for me though, it’s about making sustainable changes, so I’m going to just keep plodding along and get the basics right before I start really trying to lose weight.
I’ve found that joining in with the Meal Planning Monday linky has really helped keep me motivated to plan healthy meals for the family each week, so I’m definitely going to keep doing this.
This is what my meal plan looks like for the week so far:
Monday: Spaghetti Bolognese (from the freezer)
Tuesday: Either a meal out or a store cupboard special
Wednesday: Chicken breasts with pesto and parma ham (bought, not made)
Thursday: Minted lamb burgers
Saturday: Chicken and apricot casserole (from My Daddy Cooks)
Sunday: Pork stroganoff (another My Daddy Cooks one)
You can find more Meal Planning Monday posts over at At Home with Mrs M – why not head over there and see what other people are eating this week?