Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday Weigh In 14

It's now been 14 weeks since starting my new healthy lifestyle I decided that each Sunday I will post up my progress, whether successful or not in the hope that it encourages me to stay positive and keep going.  Knowing that I will be sharing it all here will hopefully keep my willpower up!  In order for me to keep track and look back for ideas, I will be listing my food diary here as well (and who knows, it might inspire others to have a go too!)  It also gives me somewhere to put all the photos of the yummy food I love to take as it always looks so good!

This week I have been trying to be extra good due to last weeks extra pounds added!  Plus it's our holiday very soon!!  I am also off to the Scottish Fashion Awards with some friends tomorrow night so of course want to look my best!  I think I'll be wearing my green maxi again so watch this space for the full report (probably when I return from hols as it's an early start Wed and I'm working late Tues followed by one last Pilates class to fit in before I go!)  I had planned on getting the blog up to date with a few prepared posts for while I'm away - I have SO many recipes, reviews and outfits to share but have spent all weekend preparing for hols!  Packing is now mostly done, except for the obvious last minute things like toiletries and make-up which I'll be needing!

Monday: 

Breakfast - blueberry wheats cereal with skimmed milk, 
Lunch - red pepper & tomato soup, dollop of low fat fromage frais, basil, 2 slices seeded wholemeal bread, cherry tomatoes
Dinner - cod parcels, rose wine, skimmed milk
Snacks - small skinny latte, olives, Warburton's sour cream oven baked pitta chips, piri piri hummous, reduced fat sour cream & chive dip, skimmed milk

Exercise - none




Tuesday:

Breakfast - 2 veggie sausages, 1 fried egg (in spray of flora oil), 1 slice seeded wholemeal bread, orange juice
Lunch - 1 light babybel, 1/4 slice lemon tart, 
Dinner - healthy lemon chicken with brown rice, green beans, tender-stem broccoli, baby corn, large glass rose wine
Snacks - slice of parma ham, olives, apple, strawberry, home-made salted popcorn

Exercise - none





Wednesday: 

Breakfast - chocolate porridge, strawberries
Lunch - thai chicken curry with brown rice
Dinner - chicken salad (chicken breast, avocado, lettuce, tomato, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, low fat caesar dressing, parmesan shavings), sparkling water with orange juice
Snacks - 2 x packs Wotsits, strawberries, hot chocolate, dried cherries, dried strawberries, 1 piece of dark chocolate, 1 Greek Muller yoghurt

Exercise - none




Thursday:

Brunch - 2 veggie sausages, 2 scrambled eggs, ketchup & hot sauce, dried cherries & strawberries, orange juice
Dinner - 3 olives, slice of wholemeal seeded toast, M&S fuller for longer aromatic herb & yoghurt chicken with split pea & lentil rice and broad beans, skimmed milk, count on us rhubarb & custard pudding
Snacks - mango, peach & passion fruit smoothie

Exercise - walking round town




Friday:

Breakfast - M&S 'count on us' prawn sandwich, sparkling water
Lunch - leftover thai chicken curry with brown rice, sparkling water
Dinner - Nandos (1/2 chicken - no skin!, 5 of Nik's chips, Luso Beans, Hot sauce), sparkling water with apple & ginger cordial, mango fruit box
Snacks - banana, smoked mackerel, cheese & crackers with apple & grapes (I'm aware it says 6th June and it was the 8th but the fruit was fine and the date on crackers said 2013 so I think I'll be OK!)

Exercise - 30 mins swimming (50 lengths), 30 mins walking



(Admittedly the Nando's doesn't look very appetising here but it was yummy!)

Saturday: 

Breakfast - 2 scrambled eggs
Lunch - M&S 'fuller for longer' lemon & herb chicken meal with pasta, courgette & cherry tomatoes, sparkling water with apple & ginger cordial
Dinner - tuna salad ( 1 can tuna, 1 little gem lettuce, 1 tomato, cucumber, yellow pepper, 6 black olives, 1/2 red chilli, olive oil, balsami vinegar, 1 avocado, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds), glass of cava, vanilla yoghurt
Snacks - 1/2 pack of sweet chilli hula hoops, piece of melon, orange juice

Exercise - some walking




Sunday:

Late Breakfast - chocolate porridge with sliced banana, orange juice
Early Dinner - Yo! Sushi - assorted maki, salmon sashimi, edamamme beans, assorted nigiri, fruit
Supper - Fruit salad
Snacks - 1/2 pack sweet chilli hula hoops

Exercise - more walking round shops (getting those last minute holiday essentials!) 45 min body pump class, 30 min swim Edit: I didn't go!  I was running late and still had so much to do - i.e. waxing my own legs since I couldn't get an appointment in time!  Eeek!




And the results this week:

Weight last week - 12 st 6.5 lbs
Weight this week - 12st 2 lbs
Loss/Gain this week - 4.5 lbs

Total Loss - 16 lbs (1 stone and 2 lbs)

I'm very pleased to be heading back in the right direction again!  I am almost at my target which is to fit into a holiday dress I wore on my first holiday with Nik 5 years ago to Egypt (I have no idea what I weighed then!)  I tried the dress on yesterday and can now get it done up!  But it is still rather tight and I'm overflowing out of the top!  Here is me in the dress back in 2007...


And a few more of how I would like my body to look again with any luck!  (Obvs at the time I didn't appreciate it, I thought my tummy was too wobbly!!)

AND eating burgers and drinking coke - oh to be 25 again!
Srsly, would love to have that belly back!

Aww look how in love we were way back at the start (before we'd even told each other!)
I was a bit obsessed with my new underwater housing on this trip so lots of photos practising in the pool!

2 comments:

Laura said...

Ah, I think these posts are going to become weirdly addictive/inspirational! Just checked in on your blog for the first time in an age. Well done on this week!

Siobhan said...

Good work! You've done so well to get back on track this week.

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