Just thought I'd give the first week update.
I've done as advised here and been keeping a food diary and tried not to cut out
the chocolate, but cut it down
. The main thing I conscentrated on was trying to make it a lifestyle change and look at chocolate and sugar as the enemy, as opposed to my best mate.
I also decided that I could get down to 10 1/2st by loosing excess body fat without getting into the difficult area of low percentages and eating half a prune for dinner
. When I get to 10.5st I'll buy myself a Garmin Edge.
This week has been fantastic. At the start I was really, struggling with cravings. My wife started making me a couple of extra chicken sandwiches and a wee (50g) bag of brazil nuts, so when I started getting my 10am starving session I just wolfed a sandwich into me and a few of the nuts. By mid week that kept me ticking over to lunchtime without any chocolate bars. At lunch then I ate the rest of the sandwiches, nuts (Bag is only 50g) and a yogurt. I found that it got me through to mid/late afternoon without any sugary kak.
In my bag of chocolate & sweetie goodies sitting at my desk, which is hardly touched since monday, I've bags of sweets. If I could really not take it any longer in the afternoon I'd open a bag and share them out amongst the office so I only got a few.
I know it seems so petty and simple to you guys, but having spent so long just shovelling sugar into me, this week was a revelation. I've realised I can do without it and am getting a kick from not taking it. Going to bed hungry helps my appetite in the morning too.
Still lots of hard work to go but I'm determined to keep at it and kick the habit...not to mention get my Garmin Edge.
Thanks for all the advice and encouragement...it's working so far