Or more truthfully, that should be a weight gain update.
I wasn't losing weight despite seeing my Personal Trainer twice a week, and then December hit. That means watching every Christmas film on Netflix, and then attempting (and failing) to watch every Christmas film on My5. In fact, I typed "christmas" into the My5 search, and was going through all the Christmas films in alphabetical order. As they show a film every afternoon, the list was updating every day, and I purposely did not go back to watch the films that had been added after I passed that letter. Even still, I only managed to get to the end of the letter C. (There are sooooo many films that are called either "A Christmas in... " or "Christmas in... "!) Added to that was possibly excessive mince pie consumption (can you blame me?! Mmmmmm.... Mince pies.....) my weight increased to the highest weight I've been ever. Surprisingly, though, I did not gain much from Christmas and New Year's themselves, and I started January at a whopping 104.7kg. Any my progress photos, which I won't scare you with, actually look worse than when I started with my PT back in April. Yikes.
I did already have a plan for the new year to meal prep. My husband and I had become aware that we had regressed into buying takeaways when we cba to cook or worse, we wanted to cook but had time constraints or we hadn't defrosted anything in time. I already owned one meal prep book, but it didn't really teach how to do it, beyond being a recipe book, so I asked for a book for Christmas: Low Calorie Meal Prep Cookbook.
I started following the weekly meal guides - the first week was breakfast only, the second week was breakfasts and lunch, the third week (this week) is breakfast, lunch and dinner, and weeks 4, 5 and 6 all have breakfast, lunch, dinner and a snack planned. I have had to purchase some more containers for storage, and my fridges are now full at the start of each week.
So, that's where we are. I was 101.7kg on Monday, and I hope I will continue to lose weight, get fitter and get healthier.