Trying my Best - I am excited too ... I just get so motivated to keep going when I pop on here and read everyones updates and posts and thoughts ... keeps things in perspective and keeps encouraging me not to give up and get lax.
Suzyquk - You are more than welcome to join on in .. the more the merrier. What a great goal and a fantastic reason to go for it
Good luck and I am sure that all of us will support you in your journey
Cheeriloos - aw thanks
I have my down times too lol .. but I try to beat the crap out of them so they dont come round too often and sabotage my day
(scuse lingo if that offended btw lol)
Tuscany - Never thought I would be a grammy before I was 40 .. but just like having kids young there are pros and cons lol. I do love them to bits .. but I love the freedom I still have to do what I want and the energy (mainly) to do it. Was hard being a young mum .. but dang .. some of my friends my age are having kids and Im like "WHAT???!!!!" lol .. now I think Im too old. I have warned my daughter to warn the kids grammy doesnt want to be a great-grammy before Im 60 so dang they better behave lol. But yes .. they are worth everything
Heather - Don't stress over the numbers so much. You will find some weeks you think your scale is broken cos its not moving even though you have been OP .. and others it just plummets and you wonder what did you do and can you do it again lol ... sometimes your body has just had to adjust to different activities, or food .. and when it does, it acts accordingly. Enjoy these weeks, don't think it allows you a little leeway though .. that is usually the wrong reaction, but take them as a positive to hold you steady for the times when it may not move as well.
Isles - cant say the tuna is doin it for me lol .. I hate seafood lol .. but I have tolerated the odd piece of fish .. and I even had a scallop once .. thats it though
Im more a chicken gal (down the bottom will put my dinner last night and todays lunch down as an idea
) I think a person HAS to be involved this this journey. I was involved in adding it on .. why on earth I thought that thinking it will work itself away on its own is something I must have been dreamin lol .. As for not caring about yourself .. how about just taking it a day at a time .. go to bed thinking "tomorrow I am going to do something good for myself" ... wake up thinking "today is a good day to be good to myself" ... you can always use that as your positive for the day
Boating Mommy - I think its fab that your darling wants to do some of your journey with you .. my hunny would love to but as he had childhood arthritis and has hip replacements, he is limited to what he can do, but he is joining me on the food journey. I do know what you mean about the pasta .. sometimes I just get a craving for a nice plate of pasta .. but after I feel like its just a mass of glug .... I mean really ... its flour and water .. ice .. but dang it calls me sometimes lol ..
Superhero Teacher - I know what you mean sometimes its hard to get back into a good routine after a break. Maybe you can focus on one meal at a time .. how about you focus on a healthy breakfast? Or if you dont have time, then make time for a healthy lunch .. once you have done that for a couple of days try for a healthy dinner etc .. or even have healthy nibble options available for you to grab rather than that naughty snack that you just know you should leave in the machine/on the shelf lol .. its little steps that make the challenge to change not so overwhelming, its also allowing yourself to make wrong choices, acknowledge them, learn from them and then start again. You can do it
Right well .. today and yesterday I had a late start so still missing out on having breakfast, and Im nowhere near the calorie intake I am supposed to be (1900 cal), but honestly the food I eat makes me full enough and I really dont want anything else. Almost 2 weeks with no chocolate, at the end of the month I am treating myself to a piece (will have to give away the rest of the bar otherwise I know I will scoff the lot lol).
Last night I cooked a lovely healthy stir-fry which is great for the whole family. 2 Chicken Breasts (skin off/no bone), slice thinly into strips, lightly fry in 1Tbsp of Olive Oil until just white, add in finely chopped/sliced Onion, carrot, courgette, Bell Pepper Red & Yellow, and some bok choi sliced up. Stir fry lightly .. I added a little honey/soy/ginger mix I put together at the end and mixed through, then sprinkled over a tablespoon of sesame seeds. Makes 2 big servings (or you can split it into 3-4) , 728 cal, Protein 97.8g, Total Fat 18.4g, Sat Fat 1.1g, Sodium 1388mg, Cholesterol 214mg, Tot Carb 53.7g, Dietary Fibre 14.5g, Sugars 23.5g (Based on 2000 cal diet - vit A 637%, Calcium 102%, Vit C 974%, Iron 72%).
Or what I had for lunch today - Chicken Breast sliced thinly again, in a pan (no oil this time), grated carrot, courgette and sliced bok choi, also about 50g of holoumi cheese .. 1 Tbsp Teriyaki sauce and a tsp of Sesame seeds (total calories around 626). Will just be having a shake and fruit salad for dinner tonight.
Positive for today ... I actually ate before 3pm lol.