About Me

I am a 33 year old mum of two who has spent her entire teenage and adult life struggling with her weight. I am not going to struggle with it anymore. I am in charge!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Having a serious word with myself

I did not stick to my 25g Easter chocolate a day yesterday. (I am trying to see typing that as plain and simple honesty. Not to punish myself.) I had far more than 25g. In fact I now have hardly any left. I did share it with my husband (I don't share chocolate!) and it was a lot less than I would have eaten in previous times but still way more than I had planned to.

I know why the sweet munchies got me. I felt like I deserved a reward. My DD has just started new swimming lessons about 1 1/4 miles away. Instead of driving there the children took their bikes and I walked. I had got up and shredded in the morning and then the walk took 45 minutes each way. That's way more exercise in a day than I have done for, um, ever! A lot of that time was spent walking fast to keep up with them. I rewarded myself with what I know best and that was chocolate. I seriously need to get some new rewards! Maybe I'll make myself a star chart. Ha ha :oD No, at the moment I don't know what it's going to be but I can't use food as a reward/comfort/treat etc anymore. That sort of thing is one of the reasons I have got to make this journey in the first place.

One thing I am pleased about, I was thinking on the way back from the swimming that I was quite enjoying the faster pace of walking and that next week I might don my trainers and workout clothes for the journey. You never know I might be tempted to jog some of it. If nothing else it will sure help keep up with my ridiculously fast son on his bicycle. I swear that boy has legs like pistons and has just got a brand new bicycle, no stabilisers (he's only 4). He takes after his Daddy.

What do you do to treat/reward yourself if you used to use food to do it with?


  1. The reward I chose for myself is a massage. Its a long term goal and because I'm always too broke to go get one (only done it once, fantastic!) I decided to use change as my mini reward to save up for the major one. For ever .1 of a pound I toss $0.10 into a jar. Since my over all goal is 56lbs it comes out to $56, which is exactly what I need to be able to get one. Even if I gain, I don't take the change out of the jar...I simply keep adding when I lose again.

  2. I started treating with relaxation.Even if its just 20 minutes at night to watch a recorded show I allow lazy for a bit lol.

  3. I buy cute new clothes! With one little catch- I buy them a little too small. Then it's like being rewarded twice- once when I get to buy the clothes and a few pounds later when they actually fit well.