First day diet blues

Here I am again. I could not begin to count the number times I’ve started a diet in my adult life. By my age I really should have either got a grip and stopped being a pig or just accepted that I love food and eat too much. But I can’t do either of those things so here I am once more.

For the past fifteen years I have done Weight Watchers on my own and occasionally I joined a meeting. I like the points system. Don’t know about these new points plus things I stick to my old books where an apple is 1pt etc. This time around we are doing a five week stretch in an attempt to loose a few pounds before Gavs week off work. The idea being we loose a few so we can put them back on. Yes, I know that’s not the idea, is very unhealthy yadda yadda, but it is what we do and there is no way around it.

It got to about 4pm today and my belly was a rumbling and then I ate dinner which was my stand by Pasta Bake. Very easy and delicious courgette and red peppers added to a basic tomato sauce add a few olives and mix the sauce into the pasta. Sprinkle with grated cheddar – how much depends on if you are on a diet or not. I used 45g for this whole dish. And bake for about 20 minutes at 200c -fan oven.  

Yum.

But I was still hungry and over on my points, when it dawned on me. You can’t really eat that much when on a diet. Why oh why can’t I just control myself and not put it all back on again?

On the bright side it’s only five weeks and I know from experience that I get motivated for a while which makes it easier and of course the old belly shrinks so you get fuller faster – yay.

Oh! such joys to look forward to.