My body history has been a varied one. Over the past 12 years I've been everything from a size 8 to a size 16. I've gone from one extreme to another - eating everything I want and barely eating anything at all. At the moment I'm somewhere in the middle.
I'm going to be completely honest here (as much as it pains me). I'm 5ft 5, dead on ten stone and a size 12 (pushing towards a 14 on the bottom half). I'm aware that this isn't 'fat', but for me it's not comfortable. My clothes are tight, and I have no muscle tone. For me, whilst my weight plays a part of how I feel about my body, the real issue is that I feel untoned, squishy and generally a bit blah.
I'm no good with diets. The second I feel like I'm restricting what goes in my mouth, I immediately want to eat more of it and anything else that catches my eye. However, I know I can't keep going on the same way I am.
I'm making a commitment to myself to be more healthy. I've been thinking about how I'm going to achieve this and have come up with some 'rules' I'm going to follow. I hope you won't mind the occasional post about my healthy eating journey. Not only will it help keep me in check, but I bet you all have some great tips you have to help keep me motivated! Please share :)
1. Eat more vegetables
2. Up the amount of protein I eat to help keep me feeling full.
3. Try a new food each week - this will help me stop getting bored.
4. Remember - cake is not a food group.
5. Treats are called treats for a reason. See point 4.
6. Walk more - stop being a lazy so and so by getting the bus every morning and walk a few times a week to work.
7. Be more prepared - if I take food into work, it will stop me buying whatever I fancy on the day (usually a sandwich and crisps!).
8. Don't forget to eat good fats - nuts, seeds, avocados etc.
Have you got any tips you can share with me?