It’s so easy to gain weight when you’re pregnant and even easier when you have a child (or children) who will not sleep.
Pre-children, I was a size 10, weighing it at 10 stone 3 lbs. I looked after myself, ate relatively well, went mountain climbing and walking in Wales, rock climbing and kept active in general.
Soon after I discovered I was pregnant with my eldest, I realised (like so many women do) that my ‘morning sickness’ could only be held at bay be eating copious amounts of food – this obviously resulted in weight gain.
We were lucky with her as she was a relatively good sleeper, but when her sister arrived I was lucky to get an hour or two per night – this lead to rapid weight gain following her birth.
I breastfed both of my babies and amongst all of the positives I’d heard/read about was the complete myth that breast feeding helps you lose weight – it made me eat hobnobs. Lots and lots of hobnobs. I won’t lie – they were chocolate ones.
So here I am, with a 4.5 year old and a nearly 2.5 year old, I’m a size 14-16 and despite telling myself many, many times that I’ll behave myself and lose the weight, I’m still 13 stone – my weight has always yo-yoed but now it’s time for drastic action.
I was sent two weeks worth of products from Shake That Weight and started my plan today.
I made my selections from their website, choosing Chocolate Shakes for breakfast/lunch options, some porridge, rice meals for lunches and a few ready meals for in the evening, along with some snack options.
Being entirely honest I was shocked at the size of the box upon receiving my delivery- it’ s really small – how is this going to sustain my rotund self for fourteen days? I have no idea but I’m going to give it a good go.
My motivation is to be fitter and healthier, look better in (and out of) my clothes and most importantly of all – to finally feel comfortable in my own skin again!
I have chosen to trial the ‘Woman With Meal‘ plan as I feel this is the plan that I’m most likely to succeed with – I’m able to enjoy three products from the range as well as a 400 calory evening meal – this will make it easier for me as I still have to prepare dinner for my husband and two daughters every day and this way I can have a small portion, bulk it out with vegetables and still (hopefully) be fairly satisfied, with a huge calory deficit resulting in the desired weight loss.
Wish me luck and keep an eye out for my progress!