Saturday, January 14, 2012

Lovely Girlie Healthy Bits - Week 1

This week wasn't too bad at all.  I got a touch of food poisoning on Saturday night after having some dodgy prawns and don't think I can go near them for a while but other than that, food-wise, I did alright.  I started eating properly on Monday.  I packed my breakfasts and lunches and drank my body weight in water.  I started drinking my hot water with a slice or two of lemon in it first thing in the morning and I'll keep that up, it's a nice way to start the day.

I had major bloats on Monday but kept on and did my exercise, my first of the week.  I spent the weekend organising the house and making room for my cross trainer and got it set up on Sunday, so I have no excuses now!  On Tuesday I went to the cinema with the brilliant CherrySue and we had arranged to go out for dinner beforehand.  Because of this, I had eaten twigs and dust for lunch knowing that I'd probably be having a few more calories that night.  Technical difficulties meant we went to Eddie Rockets for food and I was very good and had a chicken wrap and was pleasantly full afterwards.

The rest of the week was quiet enough.  I had salads for dinner and one of the nights tried sweet potato again and loved it.  Let's just say I was trying the sweet potato for the fibre content... This always happens to me when I watch what I eat and was partly the reason why I started back on the hot water and lemon.  Hopefully next week will have things moving more often and a bit more smoothly.... *ahem*  I did my time on the cross trainer and was pleasantly sore the following mornings.  No pain no gain wha?

Anyway, I weighed myself Friday morning and had lost 3lbs!  I have it in my head that if I lose half a stone a month, I'll be well sorted by the time New York comes around in November.  I don't want to become obsessive about counting calories and letting it consume me.  I've been there and done that and I can't sustain it long term.  So I'm just making healthier choices.  I'm cutting out the amount of rubbish I eat, I still have a cup of tea and a biccie or a small KitKat after dinner and I'm getting exercise.  Slow and steady.  I read this post by Sinead over at Vivaadonis and it really stuck with me.  I spend so much time in the evenings messing around online and not making good use out of my free time.  So what's 45 minutes or an hour every night?  I pull the cross trainer in front of the TV and have at it.

So ladies, how did your weigh in go?  Share with the gang!
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5 comments

  1. I didn't think it was possible to feel awfuller about technical difficulties on Toosdy. I was wrong.

    On the upside when I'm making, literally, hundreds more euros I shall treat you to some grade A dust. Deal?

    Well done on a great start ;)

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  2. Well done Karen, this is a great start.

    I know exactly what you mean about simply making healthier choices rather than obsessively counting calories.

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  3. Congrats Karen, great start and love your attitude to it xo

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  4. Well done.... Thr start of my diets don't run ahem smoothly either

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  5. Well done on staying strong in Eddie rockets! I never could have.

    I've lost 13 pounds in Unislim in the past couple of months. It's coming off slowly but thats ok with me. I wanted to do it through lifestyle changes and then I wanted to keep it off! We'll all be skinny Minnie's soon!

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