Thursday, 29 March 2012

Blogger Challenge week 7 - Motivation

Here we go Week 7, thanks to Whirlsie

Why did you join the 12WBT?
 I joined 12wbt to lose weight. I joined 12wbt to learn how to look after myself properly (that's really a sad thing to admit). I would never let my kids eat half the crap I used to, so if I looked after my kids so well, why couldn't I look after myself too? Well clearly I couldn't but I feel like I am learning to now.

What has been your biggest achievement to date?
I guess the most obvious one is the weight loss.
Flexing that dreaded willpower muscle, it's a daily struggle but I'm getting better at it.
Running - before I hurt my foot I was running for 5 minutes at a time
A huge thing for me is portion control and I finally feel like I'm getting the hang of it.Mind you I still look at each recipe and think to myself, "that's not going to fill me up"....pffft famous last words! Every time without fail, I am full after each meal.
What have you struggled with? 
I really (REALLY) struggle with going out. It seems to be where all my hard work comes undone. I plan...well at least I think I do. I never go out hungry but as soon as I get out it's like I'm possessed, seeing all that "lovely" food or wine that I don't have at home any more and I'm a gonner (This usually ends up being classes as my cheat meal, even though I know it's over calories)

How can you overcome these issues? 
I just have to keep swimming, keep flexing that willpower muscle. One day I'm going to be able to say no!

There's no stopping me now.



  1. When I started and I saw the portion sizes on the nutrition plan, I though my throat was cut! But it's true, we don't need that much to be satisfied. Also, so glad to hear that there's no stopping you - excellent!

  2. Thanks for sharing! My willpower muscle is slowly growing... Something that I'm sure I will have to work on for the rest of my life!