Okay so I hate to diet, but I really need to. I have tried exercising, but it's so hard with two babies who never seem to give me a break. When they actually do, the very last thing I want to do is exercise. So I am putting off exercising until I can get the two of them napping simultaneously on a regular basis. However, I will try to walk outside more, especially now that I have a double stroller. But with summer nearly here, and the last 12 pounds from baby Bella I'm still holding onto, I am going to have to do something.
Here is my plan:
Eat less, a lot less. In fact I will try to only eat when I am truly hungry. (i.e. stomach growling)
When I eat, I can eat whatever I want, (this is how I rebel against dieting) but I must eat a portion size appropriate to the healthiness of what I am eating. You know, if it's bad, eat less, but if it's healthy I can have a little more. That kind of thing.
Preferably no snacking between meals, but really that just isn't practical for me and I know I will not be able to do it. So I will try to make my snacks healthy and follow this one rule. Before I can have the snack, I have to drink a full glass of water and wait 20 minutes. I heard or read somewhere that hunger can be mistaken for thirst, so this is a good way to double check. Also a lot of times I snack out of boredom, and maybe in that 20 minutes I will be distracted and forget about it.
Okay, that's it, I am giving it 2 weeks to see if I make progress. If not, I have to go on a real diet.
Wish me luck and feel free to join in and give it a try for 2 weeks. I know it has the potential to work, I've done it before, and gotten really skinny. Then again I was 22, so it might not be as easy this time around.