Taking back control- Rejoining Slimming World

I've given myself a good talking to recently and so I'm now taking action and I rejoined slimming world on Wednesday. I've been wanting to change but not sure how when it came to my bad eating habits. I've rejoined slimming world a few times since having Blake and its just gone to pot after a few weeks and I've given up. However there is something different about how I feel this time round, I've joined a different group which works better for me. On top of that a good mummy friend joined for the first time a few weeks ago and its spurred me on to go with her each Wednesday once our boys are at preschool. 

I feel that I put my head in the sand with how much weight I have been putting on and the scales terrified me. I've been telling myself that I'm too busy to loose weight and exercise. I'm not going to lie its hard work having a child with additional needs as well as running the household and my blog. Its time that I quit the excuses and just do it.

In all honesty I feel awful my energy levels are low, I'm not as fit as I use to be and get out of breath easily. I'm disgusted that I've let myself get like this and feel ashamed of my body.  I'm hoping by sharing updates here that you my readers will help me out in the sense of encouragement. I need to loose a lot of weight and have set myself a target of getting back to the weight I was prior to having Blake. I'm not expecting my body shape to be the same as I'm aware my body has changed since having Blake but i want to feel my energetic and confident self again.

Now I'm back on the slimming world plan for 5 days now I'm wanting to share with you what I'm doing to get great results:

- Making healthy swaps
Instead of grabbing a bag of crisps as a snack I've started to opt for fruit, Veg meat or eggs. I still like to enjoy crisps but am opting for low syn ones so I can enjoy a bit of what I like the same when it comes to chocolate and other things I love.

- measuring/weighing out my milk and cereal
I'm a bit lazy with this and have been opting mainly for wheetabix topped with fruit however when it comes to porridge/bran flakes I'll be weighing them. As for bread I don't eat it that often but know that a Warburton thin is the right amount to have.

-  low syn treats
I've found low syn treats that I can start having in the evening which is my danger time.

-  Trying new meals 
I get bored easily and so my books, magazines and using the website have been a big part of my week.

- write it down
I'm finding writing down what I eat a big help so far as I see what I'm eating and know where I can make changes to my diet.

- drink more water 
I'm bad at this and need to try harder

- move more
I'm aiming to start walking more and use the local bus less when out and about

So there you go this is me being honest and open and I plan to give updates from time to time.