I am tall, quite tall. This means that I can get away with being a bit more round, if you get my meaning! BUT I don’t like it. I have had 3 pregnancies, the last ending 7 years ago. I always managed to be thinner after each pregnancy, than I was at the I start of it (It took 18months after the second one, but I made it!!). So what happened the last time? Why was it different. I still carry more weight than I would like (not that I am overweight, I’m not, just at the higher end of healthy for my height). I still have that pair of pants I want to get back into, even though the are right out of fashion now! I bought new scales for inspiration. I put on 2kg between stepping of the old ones and onto the new!
I could tell you that I can’t loose weight, that I’ve tried everything and nothing works, or I could just say I eat too much chocolate. Shift work is a factor in this too, but still I’m sure the main problem is chocolate! I started at the gym about a month ago (it’s a temporary measure, just until I find the motivation to make myself run). I’ve been going twice a week, playing a game of hockey and netball, a bit of walking, but still eating too much chocolate. Today I noticed that the waist band on my leggings is getting looser! I have gaps at the side of my belly, where I am sure the muscles are getting toned, but the flabby bit remains on top. They say that carrying weight around the stomach can increase the chances of getting certain diseases, so I really should try to move the belly, especially as I am starting to gain some core strength and tone again! So I made Protein Balls. To try to stop the chocolate.
Click above for The Healthy Chef’s recipe. I made them thinking who is going to eat them if I don’t like them (always a chance with me)? So I made half the recipe, just in case, and I didn’t have enough almonds anyway. But you know what, they are quite good. I made them smaller, just so I could eat 2 rather than 1! They look like what my kids would call rum balls, you know the ones made of condensed milk and crushed biscuits, and I must say they are nearly as good. They fit the bill: healthy, protein inspired, quick and easy (15 minutes), chocolate! The Healthy Chef also gives a nut free option, also on the link above. I hope that this will help curb my chocolate desire, but time will tell. M