It’s that time of year again! We over indulge at Christmas, but it’s ok because we will go on a diet on January 1st….
I am rubbish at sticking to diets and find that following a strict regime tends to be expensive. I buy foods I would never usually buy and often can’t find what I need at Aldi or Lidl, my supermarkets of choice. I end up feeling hungry and hard done by and hit the chocolate from the machine at work during my mid afternoon slump.
So no, I won’t be joining a slimming club or digging out my old Rosemary Conley books. But I would quite like to lose a few pounds so I will be avoiding lots of sugary and fatty foods and eating smaller portions. I will also be increasing the amount of walking and yoga I do.
I will keep an eye on my weight by joining in the weekly weigh in at work and if I lose 1lb a week I will be happy.
As I am keeping my food spend as low as possible and buying nothing that isn’t essential during my no spend January, I won’t allow myself to buy snacks from the machine at work. To keep me going I am taking in some rich tea biscuits and some sweet rice cakes for when I need some sugar!
I am not doing dry January, as many others are. I will aim for dry-ish January instead! I do like a glass of white wine at the weekend and as I won’t be spending any money on nights out I think this is ok.
Anyone going for proper weight loss, or just being healthier and cutting back a little?