To all my loyal blog followers!!!! Good Morning!!!
It seems that I have not been able to do a scrapbook segment this week as some of my core materials that Ive ordered in haven’t arrived yet. NOOOO I have ordered an album, a couple of good adhesives, and some amazing scrapbook paper. I ordered them from a great online scrapbooking store. The sales are amazing!! I cant wait to really organise my space and get into it.
So instead of a scrapbooking segment this week, I will do a general update on my new weightloss rule:
No eating after 8pm
Of course this rule was a disaster at first. I would look at the clock, then look at the fridge, then look at the clock… and open the fridge. I would convince myself that my tummy was rumbling. It really wasn’t as it was still full from dinner but whatever. I would still nosh nosh nosh on anything that looked small enough to sneak away, and filling enough to last a couple of episodes. My favourites were a bag of Doritos, a block of Cadbury, and a diet coke. OK seriously…how bad is that??? SOOOOO BAD!!!!!! I would like to clarify at this point that would go through a block of chocolate and large bag of Doritos a week, not every night so those of you who are staring at your screen in complete and utter horror…it was never as bad as that.
But then I found that chewing sugar-free gum before bed really helps to stem the cravings. Hopefully I will be able to get to a point where I wont even need that. Also having a mug of hot tea is really good too. So far this has been the biggest hurdle yet.
Eating straight before bed used to be a nightly ritual. It was an absolutely terrible habit that I loved. Now I think of all that nasty stuff just sitting inside me all night. Its almost enough to make me gag. I beg of you, if you have this habit, please stop. Chew gum, drink tea, just don’t raid the fridge!! It is still a nightly struggle for me but hopefully over the weekend I can make it this stick without too much fuss.
So lets recap the changes I have been making
- Drink Water! – This has become habit now. I find I have absolutely no dramas in drinking water anymore. I used to avoid it like the plague. Now we drink juice infused water, hot peppermint tea…and if I have to drink plain water…I do it with a great swirly straw which makes it fun.
- Small Bowls – I used to eat out of this great big green bowl…it truly is massive. With big deep sides I could pile up my food to my hearts content. Now I have a glass bowl which is dramatically smaller in size. Even If I pile my food, it is still a lot smaller than what I was eating before.
Next week I think I will start adding in some exercises and then I will start weighing in. Any ideas on the best way to do this? I was thinking every fortnight? Reader participation is a great way to help motivate and I hope you have some great ideas for me.
Ok readers that is all for now. But as I work out this new blogging hobby of mine, I will find a scrapbooking schedule that will suit me. For now tho, I will play it by ear and I hope you will all bear with me.