Ok, so I haven’t completely fallen off the wagon, I’m still hanging on, but it’s only been two weeks, I should be doing better. I just don’t feel like I’ve tried this week.
I’ve managed some really good days, but I’ve also had some really bad days. One day I ordered a Domino’s pizza because Oliver was just so clingy and I was feeling a bit tired and rubbish, the only problem was it made me feel even worse, and that was before I had seen the calorie intake on my fitness pal – pretty much my day’s calories in one meal. There was a small victory in there though because I didn’t eat anywhere near as much as I normally would purely because I just felt full!
That’s been the theme of the week to be honest – feeling full. I have given myself a portion of food that I normally would and I just physically haven’t been able to eat it all, and instead of stuffing it in myself I have just stopped and put the leftovers in the fridge or R has eaten it. I’m doing better at reducing my carb intake too – including having a couple of carb free meals which is really impressive for me, I love carbs, but quite clearly they don’t love me. *sob*
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I also got my period, that was really annoying…nothing makes you feel like a fatty more than good old mother nature’s monthly cycle of pain and emotional torment! I’m such a drama queen…but seriously, I know you feel the same!
One thing I’m trying to do is to log my meals in to my fitness pal at the start of the day, it kind of lets me know where I’m at and how many calories I have to play with, I can check my macros too (% of carb, fat and protein) and make informed choices, so I might want to switch up a couple of elements in my meals if I feel I’m having too much/the wrong kind of carbs etc.
One day my fat intake was ridiculously high and I really struggled with that, but I realised the fat that I was eating was actually really healthy fats – I’d had half an avocado that day and I don’t eat processed fat, just naturally occuring fats, so I’m trying not to worry about that – especially knowing that low fat products aren’t usually the miracle products that they claim to be.
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I’m still eating chocolate, and I was happy to discover my usual beloved dark chocolate doesn’t have palm oil in (woohooo) – I know if I tried to cut out anything in particular it would make me want it more, and it makes sense to have a little bit of something nice instead of falling off the wagon completely and devouring a whole bar.
One of the reasons I manage to eat well is because I’m a stay at home parent, which I am so thankful and lucky for; I make fresh food pretty much every day and I’m not mega pushed for time. Oliver is really enjoying watching me cook, which I can only hope means he grows up with a healthy view on food. Last night’s dinner was an Indian feast – I made Tarka Dal from scratch and we had roast chicken with a spice rub and some chickpea and veg curry that I’d made and frozen the week before. It was absolutely gorgeous, I admit I probably ate too much, but when you know something is reasonably healthy and so tasty (blowing my own trumpet there a little, but it really was good!) it’s hard not to go back for more. I didn’t even eat as much bread or poppadom as I would usually and we completely avoided having rice – whereas an Indian meal used to be a carb fest, this was definitely more a protein fest!
|My Indian Feast|
The Vital Statistics
To be honest, I’m quite shocked that I managed to lose weight and I don’t feel at all confident about the next couple of weeeks, especially considering a 1lb a week loss would put me at my goal in 3 weeks time. I just have to try to remain focussed, and try to be more active. And hope that how busy I will be will stop me from eating rubbish!
Next Week’s Challenges
You can follow me on my fitness pal here, I have a public diary so you can see what I’ve eaten – fast food and chocolate included, I never avoid logging!
I’m linking up again with Sims Life for #WeightLossWednesday