I'm feeling pretty good on the food front I've been under my calorie goal everyday this week and we just bought the hairy dieters cook books to get inspired by some new low cal recipes, on the whole they look yummy!
The big thing this week has been happiness. I've been talking about my weight openly, I told my other half how much I weigh for the first time and we had a bit of a heart to heart about the changes we need to make (hence the cookbooks). Im feeling happy, relaxed and comfortable about my healthy eating for the first time in 6 weeks and I don't feel hungry or deprived.
There's a switching point with any long term plan where you stop having to think hard about healthy eating and it just becomes normal, I'm at that stage now and I have to say it feels wonderful to not be thinking about food all the time for probably the first time in my life
I know I'll never have a fully reliably healthy relationship with food, but for the first time I feel in control of my cravings and able to recognise and control the impulse to eat
I feel like somehow the trigger foods are 'out of my system' and I'm not really craving them too hard at the moment. We're cooking everything from scratch and I'm avoiding anything heavily processed or altered, and I'm loving replacing tea with sugar for green tea and lemon
My energy levels are better, I'm more active, more positive and actually feeling really really good