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Sunday, July 19, 2015

This is what I want:

I want to wear small superdry clothes
I want my friends to say wow! when they've not seen me for months
I want to be a UK size 6
I want strangers to think "she has a nice figure" when they pass by

This is what I think will happen when I reach goal weight/waist size:

I will feel happier and confident with my small size
I'll be able to wear anything I want
I will be able to wear all my old clothes that I like so much

With a BMI of 26.3 I'm only slightly "overweight" - but the BMI measurement doesn't show my waist size which is over 40" which is disgustingly obese and SHOULD be about 25 for my 5'5 height. emoticon My body looks awful, and I know that carrying weight in the middle has health risks.

I know I should be saying I want to lose weight for my health, for my children and I do regret not running (literally) about more with my kids when they were small, but my main reason is I want to be happier with the way I look. I am also scared of becoming my mum, who is morbidly obese with a ton of health problems, reduced mobility and constant pain.

I move plenty- recently 2 hrs a day walking/biking to work 5/7 plus dog walking and cardio, so I need to eat and drink less. simples. I wish! I have loads of motivation but too often my willpower is as strong as an ice cream in a hot oven. Sometimes I have a craving for something sugary, but my downfall is alcohol - a drink seems to act as a green light for a pig-out session for me. I must cut down or cut out completely. ONE 4-pack (1 tin per half for the weekend and mid-week football matches!!!) a week max. I should stop buying crisps too. I've said that before. It might help if I actually stop buying them instead of keep saying I should stop buying them lol.

For my occasional sugar fixes.... I've thought about only eating what I've made myself. Apart from anything else, there should be far less preservatives and additives in home baked stuff that in packaged stuff from shops right?

Similarly, I'm hoping to move away more from processed foods in general.
More fresh cuts of meat and fewer "coated this, battered that" items. There must be a reason why me and the boys really enjoy a sunday roast (meat and veg in their naked form basically) more than say a southern fried coated chicked breast and oven chips!

(no mentioned of strength training - I hate it - but yes, I know I need it if I want a nice body, and I expect I will start to incorporate it into my life after I get some of the other things "fixed".... babysteps)

so... keep up my activity level, cut down/out alcohol and make sure I stay in calorie range most days and at least try to never eat more than I burn (except those few special days a year... xmas, birthday etc) A holiday from work is NOT a license to eat and drink myself silly!!! I'll just keep trying.... I WANT a cute tiny superdry jacket!
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