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In preparation for the big kick off, "before photos" were snapped (dear God weren't THEY an eye-opener?). Especially the ones from behind! Gasp! Measurements were taken, menus planned and shopping completed, so that by Monday, I was completely prepared.
I have been concerned about my inability to go 'cold turkey' after free-ranging my diet for the past four months. I have been out of control and really in need of a serious shake-up. A more conscious approach to eating.
As I went to bed on Sunday night (after consuming gourmet pizzas and more than enough wine with friends!), I heard a niggley little voice in my head saying 'I don't think you can do this'. Another voice responded with an enthusiastic and resounding "you bloody well can". I hope *she* is in charge!
But Monday morning came, I took a deep breath, and instead of cranking out a bowl of museli, I packed my breakfast, morning tea, lunch and afternoon snack into my cold bag and left for work.
I weighed in at work* (dear God. Wasn't THAT an eye-opener?), spent at least the next 2 hours dwelling on the state of affairs on the scales, and then had a quiet word to myself. It is done. Move on.
The Food Patrol insists on regular meal times. Our kids eat very routinely. 7am breakfast. 10am morning tea. 12.30 lunch. 3.30pm afternoon tea and dinner by about 6pm. No snacks after dinner. Me? I am all over the place. Three meals a day. Grazing between meals. And snacking for Australia as the sun goes down.
Having fixed meal times has its benefits for me I have discovered over the past couple of days. The biggest one being (drumroll please), I don't get hungry! I know. It is like rocket science isn't it? And without that burning hunger at 4.30/5pm as I pass the vending machine at the train station on my way home from work I am not tempted. See? Already functioning like a skinny person, right?
I will report on my first weigh in next week. I hope I do as well as Mandy!
When do you eat? Are you into 'regular' meals or are you more 'ad hoc' like I was**?
* For those of you interested in the fine print, I weighed 86.6kg. I hope they were 'heavy' scales because that is one very big number! And no. There won't be any photos shared!
** I am already using the past tense. It feels good to be moving forward.
Disclosure: Food Patrol is a sponsor of And then there were four. I am completing the program at no cost.