Well after what feels like an eternity I'm back, the wanderer returns! It certainly feels like I have been wandering, wandering a long foggy, nappy, burp cloth,bottle and brownie lined path! Enough of all that for me, the fog is lifting and this is the start of a bright new year full of possibilities. This is 2013 and that means I am going to focus on two things. My first ever diet and getting the girls into some semblance of a routine.
First ever diet you say? liar! Well I assure you that it is the truth. Sure, I've starved myself, if I am really going to lay my cards on the table here I will confide that I even made myself sick on a few occasions when I was a teenager. Honestly folksI have never been on any formal diet in my entire life. The thing is, I just don't have the willpower, I have never really had the inclination and lastly and possibly most galling to some of you I have never really needed a diet. Even at the age of (almost)43 and 7 children later I am not much bigger than my younger self. I'm not going to give away an exact weight ( I can't as I don't own scales!) but lets just say I am not Kate Moss but neither am I Adele. Don't hate me for this or dismiss my decision to finally take this step. This is more about a lifestyle change and health than losing weight.
What has brought this about then? Well the timely opportunity given me by the very kind people at Weight Watchers. I am one of their Weight Watchers Blogger Ambassadors and as such I will be living and breathing a new approach to how I and my family eat. My teenagers love me more than normal right now might I add.
This brings me to the title of this post. Besides the fact that I own a company which makes jars full of lovely little baked goods I have a very sweet tooth surrounded by several carb teeth ( do they exist?).
In no particular order, and merely off the top of my head please find below a short list of what may cause me some small amount of problems -
I hate breakfast (unless it is eggs Benedict or real American style blueberry pancakes)
I love brownies
I love peanut butter
I love chocolate
I love peanut butter and chocolate together
I love carbs- pasta, cards bread (especially bread)
I love butter
I like grazing
I like sugar
I like a glass or two of wine
I like a beer
I like a bloody Mary ( the last three are generally on seperate ocassions unless it has been a particularly bad day)
I like real foods, not low calorie 'healthy option' versions of real food
Oh, dear, do I sound like a pig or what?
Writing the above list makes me think that this may not be as easy as I have been telling myself the last two months...I am going to have to be honest about this, no point in pretending that this is going to be a doddle. I am a self confessed bad- food- aholic. I do like fruit and veg though, just not as much as I like some of the above.
Over the next three months I will be undertaking challenges set to me by WW and recording them here for all to see. If you have had experience with a weight loss program I would love to hear your experience.
That is enough for one day I think. Tomorrow will be challenge 2 ( I missed out on 1, bad girl.) making a weekly meal planner. I think I can do that.