Hi Jane, I have managed to lose 2 stone over the past few months (started in November in actually 6 months… but slowly is good!). I see the culprit in your diet was the same one in mine… BREAD!!!
If you could cut the bread out of your diet you could really lose some serious weight. I suggest you replace the lunchtime sandwich with a low calorie soup (Covent Garden soups do some great ones called Skinny Soup) and a couple of oatcakes (very good for slow release energy).
If you are still hungry in afternoon have some protein… always handy to keep a couple of hard boiled eggs in fridge for those 'I have to eat something moments!!! Or have fruit. Try to eat some fruit everyday.
In the evening have a salad and more protein. If you can’t prepare a salad yourself could you maybe buy pre-prepared salads or ask someone to make up a plastic tub of salad that will last you a few days?
Again add some protein… boiled egg, low fat cheese, sliced turkey, cottage cheese… protein not only gives energy but it keeps you fuller for longer.
My big problem with portion size, so I started getting Wiltshire Farm Foods as their portions are on the small side (my portions were more on the level of a meal a man doing manual labour might eat!!!). I have one of those at lunchtime followed by a low-fat yogurt and for tea either a salad or a Skinny Soup and 2 oatcakes.
So I have managed to lose the weight. I am not in a wheelchair full time but I don’t get much exercise due to fatigue and use either wheelchair or mob scooter outside.
Hope this has given you some good tips. And remember the TOP TIP… cut out the BREAD… don’t even buy it!!! It is really lethal for piling on the pounds!
Best of luck. You can do it!
Love Pat xx