Thanks so much to whoever recommended the app ( I wish there was a "threads I'm on" button so I can check).
I only started my attempt at healthy living a week ago. In my first post I said I was thinking of cutting out snacks and cutting down portions, because I couldn't face the faff of calorie counting. Somebody suggested downloading the myfitnesspal app and it's brilliant.
For the first time in my life, I've been weighing and measuring to make sure I have the right portion size. I have been shocked by how small some of the meals sometimes look, but even more shocked by the fact that they have been enough to fill me.
I've managed to cut out snacks and cut down meal sizes, but haven't been feeling hungry.
I thought that trying to exercise would be the hardest as I hated PE at school and never took up sports as an adult. I can't face going to the gym (too many slim, fit people!) or going out for a run, and can't seem to find the time for swimming. So I just dug out my wii fit.
Everytime I do an exercise I log it on myfitnesspal and I find it really motivating to see the calories I'm burning mounting up.
It's a bit hard to know how much weight I've lost in my first week, because we've found the scales give different readings in different places on the same floor. I can't be sure now what my starting weight was, but I'm going to assume it was right, go with the highest current weight that the scales are giving me and I think I've lost 6 pounds! I was aiming for 2 so really pleased. And I've definitely lost 2 inches off my waist.
I just hope I can keep this up!