Saturday, September 21, 2013

It's Time - Seriously.

The time has come for me (once again!) to really focus on living more healthfully and mindfully. But this time, I am being serious. Really serious. I do not like the way I look or feel, and having to buy my first ever pair of jeans from the large lady section did not make me happy. OK, so the jeans are a cute distressed boyfriend style, and they are a little big, but never the less they are size 18. (There I said it)I have never been this size, or weight....ever. And this needs to change. I need to change.

I have joined Weight Watchers with my best friend Sharon (AGAIN!). We no longer live close to each other, and  I am travelling a far distance to go to the same meeting, so we have made a pact which involves continuously losing weight in order to keep seeing each other. Surely this will keep me motivated, if nothing else can.

So far I have lost just over 2 kgs in 3 weeks and I am feeling good about that.

Tonight for dinner, the family were craving Mexican. I read the nutrition panel and decided that some changes could be made without compromising on taste.

Meal  for the family
 Taco Salad for me

This was delicious and filling. For starters I used chicken mince instead of beef. I weighed 100gms of the chicken for myself and added it to a big bowl of salad (symphony lettuce, red onion, grape tomatoes and fresh coriander). I shredded up 1 of the tortillas, and I  topped the salad with a small serve of the salsa and a teaspoon of WW sour cream. And I enjoyed every mouthful.
And now I have said's out there. Another reason to be accountable.

What are you doing to achieve a healthier life style, and indeed to be accountable?


  1. I'm in the same boat as you. The weight has just crept on me this winter. I joined WW online, but I admit I haven't been very good. I seem to have some mental barrier affecting me when it comes to weight loss. I want it, I know what to do, but I just don't do it! I like your Mexican swaps. We love Mexican here, so I'll definitely try that one!

  2. Well my darling, I will meet you and Sharon and Ren...I have hit size 16 and need to lose at least 20kg!!!! I have signed up ww online and start my first day (for the umpteenth time!!) today. So let's go on this journey together. Wish I had a best friend or someone who lived near by to me, lucky Sharon!

    Let's go Miss Muggins!

  3. Hey Laurel, well done on the weight loss so far. Keep at it, good to have a friend along on this journey.
    I too have had the weight creep on and need to get active. Well all know what we have to do, it's just a matter of getting on and doing it. I find that once I have got the right mid set about it, I'm fine, it's just taking that first step........


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