I’ve just completed my first full week back at work and it’s been really good.
People are really seeing a difference in me and I’ve had lots of compliments which has been a great morale boost! If you had told me a few weeks ago that I could ever feel so good about myself and my weight, I would never have believed you. I know I’m not there yet but I can see the weight almost melting away!
The pounds don’t always drop as fast as they did at first, but I know I’m still losing weight because my clothes are getting looser all the time. I can hardly keep pace with my wardrobe! Tina told me that I might not lose weight at a constant rate, it changes as your body adjusts.
At the end of the week I was pretty tired but I suppose that’s to be expected.You always feel tired when you go back to work after a couple of weeks on holiday and I’ve been through surgery as well!
I’ve been trying to introduce new foods into my diet. At the moment it’s just trial and error to be honest, it seems my tastes have really changed. I don’t think I’ve ever been so organised with my eating. I’m so much more aware of my diet and really thinking about what I’m eating. It’s incredible how much I’ve learnt just by listening and talking to the support team at NOSC and then doing a little bit of reading online. I plan my menu a few days in advance, working out if I’m at home or at work so that I know exactly what to take with me each day. That way, there’s no impulse buying when I’m wandering around the supermarket (not that I’m really tempted now) and no need to nip out to the shop at lunch time.
A typical evening meal for me now would be about a third of a salmon fillet, one new potato and a little veg, perhaps followed by half a pot of yogurt a little later on because I can’t fit it in straight away! Things are still very new, I’m still learning and adapting to my new way of eating. It’s going to take quite a bit of getting used to! Well worth the effort though!
I know what you’re thinking…. never mind all that, how much has she lost? Well so far, I have lost the grand total of 24 pounds! That’s just 4 pounds short of two stones! I can’t believe it!