I forgot to mention yesterday that Saturday is my weigh in day! I've lost 9lbs in the last 3 weeks and yesterday was my 4th weigh-in. Well I stayed the same this week which was a bit disappointing but I'm still feeling positive and motivated to lose lots of weight this time.
I've tried diets in the past (some successful, some not!) I was lucky that I didn't put on too much weight during both my pregnancies and any weight I gained disappeared almost as soon as I gave birth! But I was overweight before I had the darlings and have wanted to lose weight for a long time but just didn't have the inclination or motivation... until now!
My sister lost a lot of weight a couple of years ago using the online food diary service Nutracheck so I thought I'd give it a go. I won't go into great detail about it but it's basically calorie counting. I've found it easy so far and have made a few changes to my diet... mainly swapping to lower calorie/fat versions of what I already eat and eating smaller portions. I've also been trying to do more exercise and have started going to 'Aqua Zumba' once a week. I was a bit skeptical about it at first as it seemed a bit too good to be true but 9lb lost in 4 weeks proves that it really does work!
In other news....! I took the darlings to a 3rd birthday party this afternoon. It was a pirate and princess themed party so Oliver was dressed in his pirate pyjamas and Lydia had the cutest ever little princess dress. Don't they look adorable!
Tomorrow I'm having a spa day and I absolutely can't wait! I think it's the first ever time I've had a whole day to myself since before I had the darlings and I'm going to thoroughly relax and enjoy it. I'm even planning to have a little nap in the relaxation room after lunch!