Slightly downcast this weigh-in. I made the mistake of weighing myself a day early. Yesterday my scales said 14st 2lb, but today they say 14st 4lb. I know one's weight fluctuates quite a bit throughout the day and week but I was a bit disappointed. However it is a loss of a 1lb and my goal was to lose between ½ -1 lb a week, I am on track so it's Good News :o))
Although I did a post a few days ago where I mentioned cutting fat from recipes I haven't actually been doing that. We've been eating the same sort of things we usually eat but I have been snacking much less. I am saving puddings (desserts for readers in the US) for weekends only and have been trying to make them in smaller quantities so that there are no tempting leftovers.
The problem is that I love baking too much. These are the sort of things that I find very hard not to eat if they are around.
Sugar and spice and all things nice.
I think I need to rethink the kind of things I provide for the kids to snack on. Of course there's always fruit which they love, or just plain old bread and jam. Sometimes I make popcorn for them. I might do that today actually. They also like plain crackers like Ryvitas and oatcakes, slices of cheese, carrot sticks, cherry tomatoes, seeds, nuts, dried fruit. In fact there are loads of things they'd be happy to eat instead of cakes and biscuits. You know what? I'm not baking for them, I'm baking for me. When I decide to make a batch of brownies or cinnamon rolls it is not because I want to see my little darlings' (actually quite big darlings these days) faces light up and have them say 'you're awesome mum!', no, it is solely because I want to eat brownies or cinnamon rolls. And yes, I am the one who eats most of whatever I've baked. Greed you see.