Monday, 26 March 2012

Sunday Weigh In 3

My Sunday Weigh In is a little late this week due to my weekend in London and late return on Sunday night so I have weighed myself this morning and finished updating all the food!

It's now been 3 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 has been a bit of a fail week due to illness but also a very positive week due to seeing results - or more specifically OTHER PEOPLE seeing results!!


Breakfast - I had a 2 course breakfast today as I'm trying to cut down on the eggs (keep hearing conflicting advice on those but figured it wouldn't hurt to try and mix breakfast up a bit more!)  I can never stomach sweet things first thing in the morning so I started with 2 veggie sausages and 3 grilled mushrooms which I followed with a bowl of plain oat so simple porridge with an added dollop of Manuka honey, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp of cinammon and a chopped up apple.
Lunch - not smoked salmon fillet and salad (orange pepper, green pepper, tomato, gem lettuce, other lettuce, celery, spring onions, linseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, drizzle of avocado oil and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar
Dinner - Chicken & noodle stir fry made by hubby (chicken, green peppers, onion, mange tout, rice noodles, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, chilli), apple & raspberry juice, kiwi berries
Snacks - strawberries, quavers, skimmed milk

Exercise - 1 hour walking, 30 mins swimming (40 lengths)

Tuesday: (Today I woke up with a cold after sitting in a freezing surgery all day yesterday due to a broken boiler - I blame my boss for not getting it fixed when told about it last Friday!)

Breakfast - forced down a 2 egg omelette (with chopped up cherry tomatoes, sliced veggie sausage, spring onion and 1/2 large portobello mushroom), orange juice
Lunch - ham & lettuce sandwich, english mustard, one side lightly buttered, 2 cherry tomatoes, orange juice
Dinner - hot smoked salmon fillet, slice of lemon & poppyseed cake, slice of meringue with pineapple, 1 small glass red wine (we had people round for drinks & cake after dinner which had been planned for ages) 
Snacks - vanilla yoghurt, quavers, fruit box (melon, nectarine, blueberries & strawberries), apple & raspberry juice, paracetamol

Exercise - none due to illness (took the car to work with a heater in the back for my surgery!)

Wednesday: Sadly today I have woken up even worse (despite feeling better as yesterday went on) and my tonsils are swollen and very sore!  I was hoping I would stop getting ill so often now I am on a better diet and much more healthy generally but I have had to take today off!  (Currently feeling sorry for myself in bed as I write!)

Breakfast - 1 slice 50/50 sunflower seed bread with Lurpak lightest and Bovril, paracetamol, skimmed milk
Lunch - 1/2 slice of lemon & poppyseed cake, quavers, raspberry yoghurt (salads just not cutting it today - feeling hungry but not fancying anything - v annoying!)
Dinner - 2/3 of a ristorante pizza, apple juice, paracetamol
Snacks - paracetamol, skimmed milk, small slice of meringue (left from last night)

Exercise - none due to illness

Image source and nutritional info (it's not as bad as I thought - as a one off treat!)
I was clearly not in the mood for taking photos today!


Breakfast - apple juice, paracetamol
Lunch - omelette (2 eggs, chicken, tomatoes, mushroom), orange juice, paracetamol
Dinner -  Nik took me to Yo Sushi to cheer me up (edamame beans x 2, tuna sashimi, mixed fish maki, prawn nigiri, cucumber maki), fizzy water
Snacks - skimmed milk, paracetamol

Exercise - none

Image Source

Friday: (Back to work, hooray!)

Breakfast - 1/2 can baked beans, 1 slice 50/50 toast, 1 fried egg (in tiny dribble of olive oil), 1 grilled portobello mushroom, orange juice, apple juice
Lunch - slice of ham (all I had in the fridge), Greggs red thai chicken sandwich on granary bread, skimmed milk
Dinner - (At Camino in London with Nik's brother, Ishan and his fiancée, Izzy, their cousin Samir and the lovely Gemma.)  We had a selection of tapas dishes including asparagus, Spanish tortilla, pork shoulder with pea purée, bread and olive oil, garlic prawns, a bruschetta type thing, (I avoided/resisted the chorizo), a squid ink risotto type thing and 3 glasses of white wine
Snacks - fruit box (apple, blueberries, melon), 1/2 chicken sandwich (yoghurt dressing, herbs and salad) shared with Nik at the airport, sparkling water, quavers

Exercise - a little walking in London (those underground stations can go for miles!)


Breakfast - one Weetabix in a little semi-skimmed milk
Lunch - small portion of vegetable biriyani, one bhajiya (would have loved more but seriously unhealthy plus I was saving myself for cake!)
Dinner - scallop, lamb rump with some kind of waffle and wild garlic (delish and a post will follow about the places I ate this weekend!), 1 glass red wine
Snacks - Florence Finds Afternoon Tea (2 truffles, handful of sweets, selection of small sandwiches - smoked salmon x2, ham & mustard x 2, cheese & pickle - so about one full size sandwich worth, a GREEN macaroon, a Mrs Pepper Pot cocktail (ingredients below), 1/2 cup of earl grey tea) 1/3 of a bottle of cava, 1 glass white wine, french martini

(I would just like to point out that this weekend was clearly a one off treat and NOT entirely at all healthy but I did my best to not got totally overboard and managed to resist the scones and cream and all of that alcohol was drunk over an 8 hour period (4pm-12am!)

Exercise - lots of walking in London

(Sorry for the terrible pictures - I forgot my camera AGAIN and my phone one seems to be getting worse!)


Breakfast - glass of semi-skimmed milk 
Lunch  - slow-cooked beef & mushroom stew, brown bread, rocket salad, virgin mary (extremely spicy!)
Dinner - M&S ham and egg seeded roll, sparkling water
Snacks - plum yoghurt, apple & pear juice

Exercise - lots of walking in London

One of the best things about this weekend has been the compliments and reaction to the new me.  People who haven't read my blog (some who don't even know about it) actually asked me if I'd lost weight!  Apparently it is very noticeable already to other people who don't see me all the time (or at all - they were comparing to my wedding photos on AOW!  Which does slightly concern me that I looked bigger on my wedding day than I am now as I think I am still bigger now (and I definitely still weigh more) than last summer but anyway, if people think I look that much thinner then great!)  Nik's Auntie immediately asked me if I'd lost a lot of weight since the wedding (when she last saw me) and other people commented on my arms and waist looking thinner.  All of this has served to give me not only a slightly big head from being proud of myself so far but also spurred me on even more to reach my goal (which I haven't really defined as I just want to fit in to some of my older clothes I have kept from when Nik & I first started seeing each other which just happened to be when I was at my fittest).  I love the fact that what I'm doing seems to be working even though it hasn't seemed like the weight has been dropping off very quickly.  I love the fact that other people are noticing the difference.  I love that I am still keen on the exercise (have been missing it this week!) and am loving keeping up the new healthy lifestyle (with the odd treat weekend for good measure!)  I'm VERY excited about this and it makes it so much easier when I do start lusting after Wispa Golds (of which I still have a huge pile hidden away in the flat)!

The results this week:

Weight last week - 13 st 1 1/2 lbs
Weight this week - 13st 1 lb
Loss/Gain this week - 1/2 lb

Total Loss - 3 lbs


Lynky said...

So glad to hear you are still doing well but I would love to see some piccies as well so that I can see any difference too! Love you.

Bex said...

Pics coming tomorrow (If I have time to write tonight after swimming and making soup!) will write a post about London with (rubbish) pics asap! x

thebabywife said...

Well done you! Have you taken any measurements? You might be surprised you have lost far more in inches than you have in pounds :) xxx

Bex said...

Thanks! I did take measurements a week and a half in (when I remembered!) so will compare once I reach 1 month (i.e. next week)! :)

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