On the plus side, I tried on the pair of jeans I was talking about last week and was able to put them on and in fact have been living in them pretty much all week so that shows that I have trimmed down in the waist, hip and thigh department!
I watched a fascinating programme this week from the BBC where a Cambridge scientist who works in genetics Dr Giles Yeo looked at possible reasons behind our obesity problem here in the UK. People who carry a particular gene are more likely to be heavier than those who do not have it and their cravings for certain food and taking larger quantities of it are to do with this. However, knowing about it could influence their choices and help them tackle their weight issues and exercise is found to work really well for them. Dr Yeo's analogy of being dealt a poor hand in poker but still being able to win the game by playing well resonated with me better than feeling doom and gloom of having your genetics stacked against you. Of course I don't know whether I have this particular gene but it certainly would make sense to me if I did and therefore maybe thinking about this could be helpful when making the correct choice this week in what I decide to eat!!
Joining in with Sim over at her weight loss linky
where despite half term she has had a very successful weight loss week. Now I'm wondering whether I should try her shake and diet bar plan to really shift some of this excess weight? But would I be able to survive on this type of diet for a week?
Let me know your thoughts on how best to lose weight - have you tried a new diet and found it really worked for you or did the poundage all creep back and more once you stopped? You know I'd love to know so leave a comment below!