Count me in too! I don't have any scales so don't know how much I weigh, but am guessing I want to loose about 10kgs. My jeans from last winter are too tight and I have a fat roll around my middle I'd like to get rid of! I have measured around my waist and thighs and use that as a guide for how much I have lost.
I have been watching what I eat for the past 2 weeks and have lost 2cm around my middle - which is a good incentive to keep going!
My trouble has always been snacking, if there are biscuits in the house I'll eat them, after dinner when the kids have gone to bed is when I'm at my worst - usually have a chocolate and whatever else I can find!
The past couple of weeks I have limited myself to;
breakfast - a bowl of porridge & cup of tea
midmorning - apple & banana
lunch - protein shake/drink "thingy" started with a packet of opti-slim sachets and have now got a container of protein powder. Plan to use up this container and then go back to having a salad roll for lunch - just wanted to give myself a kick start. I actually find they do seem to help with the hunger cravings - hate to think what is actually in it!
mid-afternoon - weight watchers fruit bar or form no-fat yoghurt (only one not both!)
dinner - whatever we are having with extra vege for me & less meat
after dinner - fruit, apple, banana, or orange or tub of forme no-fat yoghurt
I have brought myself a 750ml water bottle and whenever I feel like snacking on something I have a drink. Have been really good with the water and am filling it up about 3 or 4 times a day (seem to spend all day going to the loo!). Have never been a big drinker - usually a couple of cups of tea during the day and water with my evening meal.
I am busy with the kids various activities & work 3 days a week so I don't have much time to exercise. On the weekends I go for a 30 minute walk each day and on weekdays I have been trying to fit in 2 x 10 minutes of step ups. We have a solid plastic step that the kids use to reach the kitchen bench and I use this to do the step ups on. Can be done in front of the telly at night which is good!
Anyway that's me so far! Usually I have no willpower and have always been able to snack and get away with it but it is now catching up with me so this is he first time I've ever had to stop myself and watch what I eat.