Saturday, 4 September 2010

The Big Momma Challenge: Week 9

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat are really good friends. ~Author Unknown

Food has replaced sex in my life; now, I can't even get into my own pants. ~Author Unknown

It's week 9 and I wish I had better news.  This week I have gained weight. Yup, I've gained ¾lb.  This is Not Good.

The reason?  Erm, well there's probably lots of reasons. Complacency - I returned to work after the summer break and the comments on my weight-loss so far went to my head; chocolate - somehow (!) I started eating small pieces of it, and before I knew it I was eating a Kitkat with my cup of tea; not planning my meals in advance - I forgot to take my lunch with me to work on Thursday and had to have a school lunch (curry and rice, very tasty but not the healthiest choice); alcohol - I treated myself to a mini-bottle of wine this week when I normally only drink on a weekend. 

My focus has drifted this week but I'm determined to get back on track as I have so far to go with this. 

My targets this week are a 2-3lb weight loss, to do at least two different types of exercise and to prepare my lunches the night before to avoid going off piste as it were.

I hope you've all had a good week - and now that the children are back at school and the normal routine has returned I'm hoping that more of you will join in with the Big Momma Challenge.  I know some people were waiting for the end of the summer holidays before joining in - so please do!  Just add your blog post to the linky below to let us know how you do each week.  Good luck!

**In week 6 I mentioned that Dorset Cereals and Jordans Cereals had offered to send sample packs to anyone taking part in the Big Momma Challenge (UK based bloggers only).  But if anyone else just fancies a sample pack anyway to try these healthy breakfast cereals please let me know as there are 10 samples of each one available.  First come first served.**