Melking I figured out for me why I was getting so big - it was during winter when hubby makes too much porridge and made with milk. It didn't matter that I said I didn't want that much. That I wanted only half a bowl or whatever I said, if he gave it to me and I ate it then that is what I got again.
So I stopped eating it. I would eat half a bowl and put the rest in the fridge. This year I have stopped having it with milk and making it with water instead. I have splashed out and bought the Uncle Toby's sachets that are flavoured with berries, apple and cinnamon, raspberry, golden syrup and things like that. I didn't like them that much to start with, but now I do and can taste the different flavours.
I just rip off the sachet, put it in the bowl, fill the sachet to a line with water and put that in the bowl, stir and put in the microwave for 60 seconds. So easy and I am still going down.
I didn't go on a diet as such. We still eat a lot and we have dessert every night and twice a day on weekends, we have just changed what we eat.
Hubby has gone back to porridge made with milk again over winter, too big a bowl and overfilled to the top and his weight has gone up. Me telling him to have less or make it with water just lands on deaf ears. He says only a few weeks to go and he will stop having porridge so that is his way of controlling going up or down!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Our dessert is fruit covered in flavoured yoghurt and we both really like it. It seems I can have as much as I like and not go up, so I think we just fell on the right thing for desert. It can be different every night. Bananas or apple or strawberries and so many different flavours of yoghurt now. Last week I had cheesecake flavoured yoghurt for a treat.
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