Wellbeing

The Muffin Top Blues

To be honest, I have been really slack with my Weight Watchers the last few months. I had the flu and a chest infection for nearly four weeks, which didn’t help.
I am changing over to meetings instead of Weight Watchers online because I need the constant push and to be made accountable.

With juggling the kids, work, house etc I find it really hard to watch what I eat, plan all my meals plus enter them all . I’m shocking at skipping meals and then eating at 3-4pm after I pick the boys up from school and we pop into 7-eleven on the way home (the Munch blueberry muffins are so good! No, no, no…no they aren’t *smacks hand* Unfortunately, the muffins are 11 points each and half of my daily Pro Points allowance!).
Anyway, long story short… the muffins have created a muffin top when I tried on my size 14-16 jeans yesterday *cue mass panic here*.
So either I lose weight or go up a size and buy new jeans (noooo!!!). Considering I have about 10 pairs of jeans in my wardrobe (most of them relatively new from the end of last winter), this really isn’t an option. It would be a huge waist (waist… get it! ha ha Sorry, ‘waste’!) to leave those jeans in the cupboard and spend money I could use on other things.
I don’t have an excuse not to get fit and healthy. I feel a lot better when I am eating properly and exercising. I have hypothyroidism and looking after myself would help with that immensely. There are a million other healthy benefits as well.
I also want to set a good example to the boys on healthy eating and lifestyle. Something we have been lacking lately. We don’t eat badly but I think we could do more things outdoors as a family.
When I think back to my own parents, I think what they say about children picking up their parents lifestyle choices is true. Both of my parents were obese. Mum would cook easy meals like Maggi or Continental packet meals, pasta bakes or we would have take away. Dad’s weight was mainly from drinking alcohol (he is Irish after all). Both of my parents didn’t exercise. I think their lifestyles contributed to Dad having a heart attack a few years ago and my Mum getting osteoporosis and an aggressive form of breast cancer (which she succumbed to last September).
We didn’t go to parks, the pool or whatever as kids. I played tennis and netball all through primary and secondary school though.

So what am I going to do about it?
Eat breakfast and a healthy lunch!

I can bake my own muffins and that will cut the points down to 2 points each. I can make stir frys, salads etc to fill me up. That’s the great thing about Weight Watchers, no food is taboo but you need to fit it into your daily points allowance.

I know I can do it, I lost my baby weight after having my youngest with Weight Watchers. I went from a size 16-18 down to a size 12.
Plus living in the housing estate we live in, we have access to a country club which has a gym, pool and tennis courts available to residents. There are also walking paths and outdoor gym equipment in the parks. So time to get my large butt into gear, yes?

Weight Watchers have a special offer at the moment, you can join for only $1! What are you waiting for? Join now and get healthy with me! The offer closes on the 31st March. 



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