So you’re overweight? Who gives a fuck? It doesn’t mean that your parenting skills aren’t as good as the lucky ones who can keep the weight off.
Don’t take this as me moaning about slimmer people, I actually aspire to be slim and healthy but life, great food and copious amounts of alcohol mean that I’m fat. I hate the way that some people seem to think that because I’m overweight that I’m somehow less capable of looking after my child. Even professionals have made comments at check-ups and I just think to myself “Okay, so I’m aware I’m fat, but why does this concern my son? He’s happy, healthy, clean, warm and always has food on his plate and a roof over his head.” Can someone tell me what I’m doing wrong here?
I’m not using this as an excuse for being overweight. I know who I am and I know it’s bad for my health. I’m also very aware that I need to change, hence the whole point of this article.
WHAT’S THE PLAN?
Ultimately, to become a healthy weight again. But it’s never that simple, is it? There is always going to be something in the way or something happen that will push you off track. I take my hat off to those that have successfully lost a shitload of weight.
So this is where I’m reaching out to all of you that would like to drop a few pounds. Shall we do this together? I thought it would be a great way of coming together as a community and doing something good for our health! My plan would be to write a post every Monday, to share my success (or most likely fail) and we could all give each other tips and tricks, share stories and motivate each other to become healthier!
Who would be interested in taking part? Drop me a comment below and I will post more details in the Facebook group over the coming week!
WHAT CAN YOU DO IN THE MEANTIME?
- Weigh yourself on Monday morning before any breakfast, and try to stick to that time every week to get your true reading. For the first week, try to increase your water intake to the recommended amount, because often your body confuses hunger with thirst.
- For the first week, try to increase your water intake to the recommended amount, because often your body confuses hunger with thirst.
- Eat from a smaller plate if possible, and eat slowly. It takes a while for your brain and stomach to align to tell you when you’ve had enough.
- Try to cut out snacks like chocolate, crisps, and biscuits. If you really feel like having them, limit yourself to a small amount and then do something to burn off the calories like running or walking.
For now, I think that’s enough to concentrate on. We can go into it further as the weeks go on. Let’s lose this weight together! Who’s with me?