Right, I'm back to say that after just over 4 weeks of walking everyday, the weight is now starting to go
I'm also feeling better generally and not getting so hungry in between meals. If I feel hungry I have a few walnuts and that helps me last until meal time, though I do have other snacks too such as bananas or a cereal bar
But I do find that walnuts are brilliant to keep off any strong feelings of hunger.
I've been having two slices of wholemeal toast for breakfast, plus some fruit and or a small yoghurt.
Then at lunchtime I've had either some pasta or a baked potatoe, a very small amount of cheese and lots of salad and veggies. (I'm a vegetarian, so no meat for me.)
Then at tea time I've been having a bowl full of Oats So Simple (porridge), and then something small like a yoghurt or fruit. I know this seems like breakfast late in the day, but it works for me, and is quick to prepare and fills me up.
I also have a yoghurt just before I go to bed.
I've also cut out the sweeteners in my tea/coffee as I was having lots of those. I just have a very tiny amount of sugar, but feel soon I will be able to cut that out altogether.
Am also drinking lots more water.
I'm finding by having similar meals each day it helps me keep a track of what I am doing. I can vary my lunchtime meal accordingly but for now am sticking with the toast at breakfast-time and the oats at tea time. Obviously too the snacks vary as well, depending on whether I'm at work or at home.
I've not been a martyr to it, because I've still had the occasional bit of chocolate (in fact most days to be honest, just a small amount) but I am really feeling now that I can do this. I think my body had to reach a certain level of fitness before the weight started to come off. I've not lost much yet but I look so much slimmer and have had to buy some more jeans!!
And other people are noticing too, which is lovely
Seems to be working