I have gained 14kg's this year. In my defence my endocrinologist says that most of it is due to the corrective meds for Graves disease but I have to be totally honest and say
"I'm way too fat, I eat too much"
Now given that I am trying to live in a gentle, ethical manner I think that the time has come for me to start eating healthily and being honest about the amounts of food I am consuming. There is just no need for me to eat the Tots leftovers; I need to give them less to start with and let them eat as much as they need. I also need to get back into portion control and slow down my rate of chewing.
I have to let go of the "finish everything on your plate" mentality.
I am exhausted with lack of sleep and have been eating way to many sugary treats (yes they are homemade but they are still high in calories) than I need. I make the Tots eat fruit as snacks, now I need to walk the talk.
Speaking of walking, I shall be trying to boost my metabolism with some daily exercise.
So, Day one stats (and this is killing me being so open and honest about how fat I have become)
Edited to be even more honest: The reason for my newfound inspiration to lose weight, nothing elevated or spiritual or love thy fellow man. Nope, it was being hugged by one of the Tots at preschool today and hearing her say out aloud
"Mumma, you have the biggest bum!"