Health Drive – fruit, fruit and more fruit….

Shallow Hal 2 Shallow Hal

So I’ve been on a bit of a health drive for the past couple of months and not to gloat but it’s the first time I’ve ever seen any results and people have actually commented that I’ve lost weight.  I’ve been so lucky and never really been overly bothered about weight and have just exercised and pretty much eaten what I wanted.

The realisation that perhaps I should lose weight came when a “friend of a friend” said to me in the gym that it must be hard for me having such an athletic and fit husband! I was a bit taken aback by it at first and still am to be honest as I never thought it was a hardship that my husband is good at sports and likes to keep fit.  Then I realised that she meant that I’m overweight – eek I suddenly started to think that maybe I was like Jack Black in Shallow Hall and didn’t see what everyone else sees L

I signed myself up for slimming world and even from the moment I was sat in the chair listening to the lady tell me that I can eat as much “free food” as I like I kept thinking she’s going to tell me that I can’t join as I don’t need to lose weight but she didn’t.  Don’t get me wrong I never thought I was the perfect size but I was a happy size 12 with a bit of a tummy but nothing major to worry about.

Anyway I’m not very good at sticking to routines as I like to think of myself as creative or maybe that’s just an excuse to live in chaos haha.  I just decided to form my own diet of pretty much cutting out white bread, sugar from my tea and whenever I was peckish I eat fruit – especially raspberries, strawberries and banana.  I also have 2 weetabix and a banana for breakfast.  On top of that I eat a normal evening meal with the family and a healthy lunch usually salad, soup or scrambled egg and so far I’ve lost 1.5 stone and if I went clothes shopping I’d probably be a happy size 10 which I’m over the moon about.

I think the fact that I was weighing myself in public every week was a driver for helping me to lose weight so thank you to Slimming World for that and I’ve also cut out fizzy drinks too but nothing drastic so hopefully I can maintain my weight.

So on that note time to treat myself with some…….raspberries!

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