Monday, 16 July 2012

The No Snacking Plan

On my mission to quit evening snacking I have come up with a few ideas to keep my hands busy:

  • Blog (obviously)
  • Facebook (very easy to get sucked in and keep you away from the kitchen)
  • Sewing nametapes into school uniform. My daughter starts school in September and I may have gone slightly overboard with the amount of uniform I bought. But that is a lot of sewing of nametapes (and you can watch telly at the same time)
  • Have a soak in the bath, with a book preferably. It is virtually impossible to snack in the bath, despite what Cadburys may think - remember the Flake advert?
  • Housework - this is dull and hardly worth a mention.
  • Clean tack. This is good if you take your tack home with you, and you could watch a film at the same time.
  • Learn a dressage test - I always need to 'draw' the test route, so snacking is not an option.
  • Ironing - technically housework, but it is a bit of a novelty in this house, so may yet happen.
  • Learn to Knit or Crochet (unlikely)

That is all I've got so far, but if anyone thinks of any others I will be grateful.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Blogging for Weightloss

I have got into a bad habit recently of spending the evenings slumped in front of the telly watching crap and snacking. Some of this is my husband's fault. He is tall and ridiculously slim and due to his job often misses meals, so lives in a constant calorie deficit. He likes to snack in the evenings - oven chips with mayo, cheese and crackers, ice-cream straight from the tub - nothing healthy or helpful to those of us who are weak willed and a bit chubbly.

I have tried diets, the most successful was a Low Carb bootcamp style diet, but the problem is I like food and having always been in active jobs I have never had to be too careful with what I eat. Now I am a mum and no longer working 12hr days mucking out and riding four or more horses I have to be more careful.

Dieting is dull. Being on a diet can make you dull, all you think about is food - what you can/can't eat, what you would like to eat, what you can substitute certain foods for. It can get obsessive, and to be honest I feel that is very unhealthy.

So, my new plan is to blog in the evenings. Two birds with one stone - I get to blog more often and I can't snack very easily while typing.

What could possibly be easier?