Weight loss, Weightwatchers and diet notes:
I have to apologize to those few of you who have been interested in my weight loss progress since I declared Food Blogging Makes You Fat earlier this year. It's been five weeks since I last reported back to you. Well, no news is most encouraging news in this instance. I set myself a goal of losing 23 lbs by my fortieth birthday. Now, I only have 20 thirty-something days left to go and I am not quite going to reach that goal unless I eat nothing between now and the big 4-0 day, but I am going to get pretty darn close. Yes folks, I only have a meagre 6.5 lbs left to reach my target weight. That means a whole 16+lbs has melted away. In Brit-speak, that's more than a stone. We Brits like losing stones. To be honest, I am startled by these good results. I stopped counting my Weightwatcher points weeks ago, I have gorged myself at an English Tea Party, scoffed French-style Gnocchi, devoured a Beard Papa Cream Puff, indulged in exquisite chocolate eggs, gone to town in Vegas, taken part in a 6-week French Cooking Class drenched in duck-fat and not been too shy with the butter on any occasion. And I still lost weight! Last week I managed to slip into my old 'sexy' jeans and a whole mass of other clothes items in my wardrobe are seeing the light of day again for the first time in a couple of years.
So how do I do it? I have learnt that is a matter of balance. Don't be a total 24/7 glutton, but when you do indulge, even if on a regular basis, balance with lighter healthier meals at other times of day, eat more fruit and vegetables and limit snacks in-between meals and, hey presto!
Diet started January '06. History of weight still left to lose in order to attain target: