Saturday, March 29, 2014
I am back to structure and routine again, albeit slowly. I have a a kind of wavy approach with my diet :)
Basically I follow a fairly strict low carb day followed by a less strict one and a cheat day once a week. This system is much easier to stick to. When I completely stop carbs I start dreaming about breads after a couple of weeks whereas this way I know I just need to hold on for one day at the most and I can have my bread the next day if I want. I am losing weight, not huge amounts, about a pound a week, but I'll take that happily.
I am also avoiding wheat, I created a recipe for lo carb bread made with flax and psyllium in the microwave that hits the spot
I have set up an exercise routine too in the mornings.
Failure as someone said is when you give up. I ain't giving up.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Yes, unfortunately, I did fall off the back of the cart BIG TIME. My weight is back in the stratosphere again or maybe somewhere in outer space – I don’t know. This “ weight thing” has way too much power over me, I am so much more than the LED display on that scale, yet the scale has a huge say in how I feel about myself.
I considered the options:
1. Forget about it and accept being fat, this weight loss party is just too hard to do.
2. Pick myself up, dust myself off, evaluate why this happened and start again.
Option 1 was very tempting but I really cannot see myself as a defeated person so reluctantly I have again chosen Option 2, I am going to pick myself up, dust myself off and see what went wrong last time and do the whole thing again !!
95% of people who lose weight, gain it all back again within months. I did keep it off for over a year and then got into a really stressful period at work. The only thing to keep me going was grilled cheese dinners and chocolates. Instead of exercise I watched chick flicks late at night when I got home.
No more chick flicks for me, I have a fitness center at work plus a gym near my house, and a treadmill and weights at home so really, NO ESCUSE !!!
I am back to planning meals and getting the groceries over the weekend and I will try and track every morsel , SP is really good for tracking.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
So , finally two weeks later, I have my list up. It is really long, and a bit embarrassing, I can't believe I haven't " got round to doing " some of this stuff. Anyway, today I sat down and finished most of one pending job, filling up some forms due for my sons training camp next month, one part of the form needs to be filled in by his doctor, so will run around and get that done tomorrow and posted and CROSSED OFF the list .
I am not too bad with keeping on top of the housework. The house is clean and organized, laundry is up to date, but I hate cooking. Mainly because everyone in the family wants something different to eat and they want a really nice dinner every evening. I used to spend half an hour to a whole hour everyday fixing dinner till about five years ago.... But I really do not have the energy anymore. I am so tired when I get home, all I want to do is stay sat down on the couch. i don't have the energy to cook everyday anymore. I cook batches in the weekend and freeze for the week, but everyone is getting bored of what I make. I must admit it is getting repetitive. I need to find some healthy easy new recipes.
So definitely on the list is finding some nice easy dinner recipes that everyone will eat and packed lunches for my son at least a couple of times a week.
.....but that is like number 10 "to do item" on the list!
Anyway seeing everything written down is the first step....
Monday, May 13, 2013
I haven’t been as regular with Spark as I would like. I ended up dropping out of my second Biggest Loser challenge, I apologize to the team. I tried my best to keep going but the posting was getting to be too much of a burden. I had just started a new job and it was getting too difficult to post every day and read through so much, it just took up too much time and I knew there was no way for me to keep it up. So sorry to the team, I hope you all did very well and lost as planned.
Get An Email Alert Each Time SLENDERMAMA1 Posts