After last week’s flying start I knew I had set the bar high to come even close to that 4kg weight loss.
Each day I will make some notes of how my day went. I’m trying to note my eating habits, small and big successes, exercise done and so on.
An emotion and long day. I walked and was active most of the day.
Sandwich for lunch, followed by a well- deserved Magnum. Pub dinner, where I tucked into the kids’ chips too. It was needed. 🙂
Today ended up being a lazy day. Brunch of eggs on toast, sandwich for lunch and a lovely dinner of pork with a thick mushroom sauce and roast potatoes. Yummy!
Activity- very little. I was going with my body telling me to slow down: My back and knee were complaining of having over-done it yesterday.
First thing in the morning, on seeing sunshine, I went for a walk with the boys to the playground. I just felt like it, despite having a disrupted night and little sleep. This was a rather unusual spontaneous thing from me.
My first glimmer that the slimpod may be kicking in- I had the same amount of dinner as my 4 and 6 year olds. I wasn’t hungry or peckish afterwards, and neither did I nibble my way through dinner preparation. 🙂
I had a 15 minute call with Sandra from Thinking Slimmer. She’d asked me to complete a goal map last week, but I was struggling with it; the wording just didn’t click with me in the app that was supposed to help with it. It asked for dreams. Well none of what I’m doing is about a dream, quite the opposite: I’m tackling a deep-routed fear of heights and supporting a charity which in turn supports parents through their worst nightmare.
Sandra helped me over this hurdle and on talking it through I am now on track with a goal map.
The day’s success: I actually had less pasta than Angelina this evening.
… but then I couldn’t resist finishing off the custard.
I was totally knackered, so it was a very early night. By 8.30 my slimpod with Trevor had lulled me to sleep.
… I don’t think I could recite with 10 minute soundtrack, despite listening to it at least once a day.
Despite the long sleep I am tired today.
A bowl of porridge for breakfast, 2 slices of toast with pâté for lunch, but I feel I need something more.
I found some chocolate in the car and scoffed it… it was totally emotional eating as my phone contract has just given me some serious hassle. (Damn you T-Mobile and your squashing me into a corner with a gun to my head!)
On the other hand, as I drove to CarphoneWarehouse to sort my phone issues I had this urge to walk there. Not something that would’ve crossed my mind for the past 3 years since my knee injury. This time I didn’t act on the urge to walk, but I will soon. Promise!
Early bed, as I wasn’t feeling too well.
I was up in the night fed Max and struggled to get back to sleep, until that is I put on the slimpod. …I didn’t hear the end of it. 😀
My only gripe with the slimpod thus far is that it starts off with a gentle trance music and I get startled when Trevor’s voice suddenly interrupts the music. That’s despite knowing what’s coming!
I woke feeling nauseous.
Some porridge for breakfast then a coffee after the school run. It didn’t help much. I was even more shaky from the coffee in fact.
Lunch was some pesto pasta. By 3.30 I was starving. I quickly ate some aubergines I had sauteed earlier before going for school pickup.
We had an early dinner at 5.30, as both Max and I were hungry. Rattatouli chicken then a crème caramel.
After putting the kids to bed I needed to go grocery shopping. Despite real hunger pangs from my tummy I found I didn’t have the usual irresistible urge to buy and scoff some biscuits or chocolate. Woohey!
Later in the evening did feel low though, just in a very sad kind of way. Probably not helped by the fact that my back was quite painful and I had taken a bad step, hence my knee throbbing.
Another day accompanied by nausea. OK, I know what you are thinking! Seriously though, I’m NOT pregnant!
Someone suggested that the nausea maybe hormones trapped in the fat layers that are dissolving. Who knows! It’s a nice thought imagining fat layers disolving though. 😉
Porridge for breakfast with coffee.
Sandwich for lunch. I’m not sure whether I nibbled in between meals as I was chasing the cleaning fairy, or at least trying to be one, as she hadn’t shown up at our house for the past week(s).
I missed my pilates class as I accompanied a friend to a business meeting instead. 🙁 I’m going to have to make up for that next week!
Saturday – Weigh-in day
I do agree that scales are evil and don’t necessarily show the full picture- for example if you increase muscle mass and reduce fat, that will show up as weight gain even if inches do drop off. However, the target imposed on me by the skydiving company is a weight target, so that’s what I’m having to measure my success on too.
Today I wasn’t very hopeful.
I didn’t feel I’d done well this week.
I stepped onto the scales this morning …and to my surprise I had lost
(or 3.3lb in old money)!
That’s less than the target 4 lb for each week, but it’s in the right direction.
Dadonthebrink was lovely when I told him. He gleamed and said, ” That’s fantastic! Well done!“
It is very nice to have such loving support. 🙂
This week I have also finally come up with a goal map too- this is a visual depiction of my goals. By creating this montage, I should be able to better visualise my target and make it more attainable.