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Slimming Down for Christmas!?

By Thebeautyscoop
 Me on the right - I can't believe that I thought I was FAT back then!!
I've had a sudden panic, realising that Christmas is only 2 months away... and my Christmas parties start even earlier. I've not really been thinking about Christmas in this way at all, until today. I've lost 3 stone of weight already, through taking medication for PCOS, which has made me realize that this was the main cause of my weight gain; but I do still have a bit of unwanted podge left that I think is probably there because I like the occasional chocolate bar and sweet treat, and I have a penchant for cheese, since I am a vegetarian (my diet isn't *bad* but it would probably benefit from a bit of an overhaul)!
Exercise has been a bit of a no no for me at the moment, since I have psoriatic arthritis which is currently fully flared up, my knees in particular are so swollen that I look like I am growing an extra pair!! So, it looks like I'm going to have to pull my socks up and tighten the diet strings, as eating the same as I do when I'm getting more exercise just isn't working (which is obvious, but try telling that to my taste buds).
I'm considering going back onto the Weight Watchers points system (without going to the meetings), I know the plan and I know it worked for me as a long term weight loss and maintenance option as I've done it in the past. However, I'm considering an option such as Diet Chef, or Jenny Craig or something like that, but I've never had any experience of these so I'm a bit wary as to how nice the food would be, and how filling it is (since they just essentially seem to be ready meals).
I know that if I lived in London, I'd have a whole new world of fabulous food delivery systems open to me, but I am in Manchester, and know of no such things. Plus I expect they're rather pricey, aren't they (?!) which isn't a sensible option on the run up to Christmas with all the gift buying I'll be doing!
I'd like to lose about a stone and a half, to 2 stone but I know that I need to be realistic and admit that actually, I'd probably be happy if I lost a stone in the month and a bit I have to do it. I just need to find the best way to do this, and get on with it.I should also be realistic and realize that I'll never look like I did in that photo, ever again *sob* (how rubbish is getting old?!).
Do any of you have any trusty diets/healthy eating plans (suitable for a vegetarian that can be a tiny bit fussy since I don't eat soy meat or anything trying to taste like meat and I'm fussy with how I eat egg too, textures put me off very easily) that may help me in my quest to get rid of my Santa's tummy asap? xx

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