Week 1 done and dusted, feeling pretty damn good...

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Yay one week down :-) Always good to celebrate the mini-milestones, like the fact that it's been a whole week alcohol-free for hubby and I!

It hasn't been without its temptations, but it hasn't been "missed" as such. It's funny, I really only think about it and subsequently desire it, when I'm watching one of my many beloved cooking shows and see them enjoying a glass of red and then I think 'hmm, I could go one of those'. We're keen to see how much of an impact it makes on our finances as much as our health.

The weekend was fairly uneventful, it was ridiculously hot so we stayed inside with the air con and fan on and pottered around the house. Hubby took advantage of the heat and did several loads of laundry so he could hang them out while I cleaned out our wardrobe, unpacked boxes from when we last got our stuff out of storage (2months-ish) and put all our stuff away.

I learnt that I have a lot of clothes. For someone who sticks to the one pair of pants and a rotation of shirts... I think a lot of my clothes fall into this 'not until I'm thinner' category.. funny how that works. I've got this gorgeous red t-shirt from the Kardashian Kollection (don't judge *wink*) but I don't dare wear it just yet because it's a bit figure-hugging (clingy material) and I'd rather wait until it's more flattering. So being able to wear that top is on my mini-mini-goals list.

I did wear my HRM while cleaning yesterday. 50mins of picking up crap, re-organising the wardrobe and putting away clothing (mixed in with a couple of trips up and down the staircase) burnt almost 350 calories. Which I think was a good effort.

Later on in the evening, we went to bed around 10.30pm and I couldn't sleep and I said to hubby 'I'm so wired, I feel like I should just clean instead of laying here' and he was like 'Why don't you?' so I did. I spent about 2 hours finishing up tidying our bedroom (he slept through it all), then cleaned up the spare bedroom (with the exception of some trash that would be a bit loud/clunky at that time of night) and did a brief tidy-up and scrub of the bathroom. I worked up a mean sweat so I think that would've easily been another 600-700 calories burnt.

It was too hot to eat last night so I just did a bunch of chicken wings for us to nibble on. I figured it was a good protein hit and I wasn't overly keen for much else.

Today has been really good so far too. I made this delicious banana smoothie for breakfast:

It's basically 200g of banana, 500ml skim milk, 1/2 cup of rolled oats, a sprinkling of cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of flaxseed oil - serves two. So one for me, one for hubby. Roughly 300cal per serve. Good way to start the morning and works for me because it's quick and not overly "heavy" considering I have to get used to eating breakfast without it making me feel too ill.

Morning tea was supposed to be some baked beans, but it fell out of my handbag in the drive to work, so I had a coffee instead (better than nothing right?). Lunch was my usual thai beef salad (I may eat so many of these things that I turn into one!) and I've got a tub of yogurt with passionfruit drizzled over it for afternoon tea (it's nearly 3.30 so I might have it soon).

Not sure what dinner is. I've got some chicken pieces in cajun spices to roast with a salad, but hubby might be working late tonight, so if it's just me for dinner I'd prefer to do something low maintenance - maybe bruschetta.

Haven't racked up any exercise today, except the walk to get my salad, but I've got a lot more cleaning to do tonight and I'll wear my HRM again :)

Hope you're all having a fantabulous Monday!!

xx A
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    Wow, I'm still working on Sunday evening. Reading your blog shows me that planning is good and flexibility even better. I so enjoyed. Keep up the great work. Sincerely, Julia in Missouri USA
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