Well, now I wrote a post yesterday but then I lost it. Maybe the dog ate it. Maybe I ate it. I probably ate it.
So the gist of the last post I wrote then never published and disappeared from the drafts was that I’ve been slipping a bit in the last week or so- but, I’ve managed to catch myself before I fall too far this time. So it’s time to get back on track.
I’m going to set myself some mini goals, so that I don’t lose sight of what I’m doing - I find it really easy just to wander off, and although I could see the difference when I was eating really well, I still don’t quite associate the junk food with my weight. It’s hard to explain, I know that its bad/full of calories / nutritionally empty. I just eat it anyway. Hmm. Am idiot, probably the easiest way to explain it.
So mini goals - and a cheeky explanation, because otherwise they don’t really mean much
Weight - 12st 7lb by Christmas (Or maybe new year because holy batman, when did it become december? Seriously, where did november go?) .. This is a 7lb in a month goal - not easy but not impossible. I don’t want to be setting myself up for a fall, but think this is challenging enough.
Food - Try and go a whole week without getting snacks at uni - these are a killer for me because usually its a piece of millionaire shortbread - so tasty, but so shitty as well. I’ve noticed i’ve gotten back into the habit of grabbing these at lunch.
Drink - Take my own drinks to uni, or make sure I buy my Monster lo-carb (love of my life) in the shop, rather than at the cafe - i don’t buy snacks from the shop, but I do from the cafe.
Exercise - There are a couple of these.
1) Actually do 30 proper sit ups a day - I play horseball now, and I keep getting stuck during pick ups - hilarious, but in a ‘Yeah one day I’m going to hurt myself if I keep doing this’ way.
2) 2012 Challenge: So, seeing though I’m English, naturally I can’t breathe for excitement at the prospect of the olympics being in London next year. Hmm. But, I saw the other day, a 2012km challenge to help raise money for charity - you just have to pick a goal, it could be in a team or on your own - so either 20.12km, 201.2km or the whole 2012km and try and attain that in any way possible - so running, walking, swimming, horse riding… since I ride and allegedly swim, and I want to start getting into running, this seems a positive goal to work towards.
If anyone wants to come with me, we can go for the 2012k distance - if not I think I’ll go it alone and do the 201.2k one. I’ll be donating money to a charity for young children with sight difficulties. I might write a longer post at about this at a later date.
I’ll leave it there, going to uni and to the supermarket later - want to try a new recipe later - cod with spicy tomato sauce, so I’ll let you know if it’s edible