Monday, 30 April 2012

Sunday Weigh In 8

It's now been 8 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 was a bit of a strange one - I was hoping to try and lose 2 lbs as I'm nearly at 1 stone lost but it's not quite gone to plan with as much exercise as I would have liked.  I've had a rather busy but lovely week as I had a few pampering treatments and some things to sort out in preparation for Nik's birthday this week and his brother's wedding next week.  Nik and I had a weekend away in Edinburgh to celebrate his birthday with just the two of us and had an amazing time (more info to follow this week, I can't wait to write all about it!) and lots of eating out which means enjoying the treats but trying not to go overboard and remain as healthy as possible while still enjoy the eating out experience without feeling I'm missing out.


Breakfast - 2 boiled eggs, semi-skimmed milk
Mid-morning snack - tiny portion of left over chicken stir fry
Lunch - salad (slice of turkey breast, pieces of yoghurt marinated chicken, broccoli salad, spicy slaw, beetroot salad, sweetcorn, peppers), semi-skimmed milk
Afternoon Snack - cheese & onion squares, strawberry fruit corner
Dinner - mushroom risotto, soda water with elderflower cordial, raspberries

Exercise - 30 mins walking, 30 mins swimming (46 lengths)


Breakfast - (snap pot of reduced sugar & salt) baked beans on 2 slices of wholemeal toast, raspberries, orange juice
Mid-morning snack - none
Lunch - 1/2 sandwich (chicken pieces, 2 slices wholemeal bread, red pepper, lettuce, lemon & coriander reduced fat hummous, low fat natural yoghurt), orange juice
Afternoon snack - other 1/2 of sandwich, 2 x yoghurts, orange juice, soda water, 'french fries' crisps, 1 quality street - purple one
Dinner - tomato pasta, tiny amount of cheddar, basil, skimmed milk

Exercise - 1 hour walking


Breakfast - left over risotto, orange juice
Mid-morning snack - quavers
Lunch - tuna sandwich on home-made wholemeal bread (made with yoghurt & light mayo, red peppers, tomato, no butter), 1 slice bread with butter, chicken & leek cup a soup, orange juice
Dinner - mushroom omelette with chilli sauce & black pepper, small piece of chicken (1/4 breast), apple, cherry yoghurt, skimmed milk

Exercise - 1 hour walking, 20 mins swimming (32 lengths), 1 hour pilates class


Brunch - Bacon Butty (1 slice wholemeal bread, 2 bacon medallions), skimmed milk
Dinner - Yo! Sushi (tuna sashimi, prawn nigiri, fish maki, cucumber maki, taste of chicken katsu, salmon & avocado handroll, 1/2 chicken firecracker rice), fizzy water
Snacks - glass of champagne (Nik's birthday)

Exercise - lots of walking round town


Breakfast - cinnamon porridge (2 sachets of 'oat so simple'), soda water
Lunch - left over mushroom risotto, vanilla yoghurt, soda water
Afternoon Snacks - passion fruit, tuna & red pepper on slice of wholemeal toast, orange juice, quavers
Dinner - Tom Kitchin!! (more details to follow in a full post about our amazing meal for Nik's birthday!) Tasting Menu & Wines, raspberry based cocktail (no idea what it was called, was rather tipsy by this point but it was yummy and came in a martini glass)

Exercise - 30 mins swimming (completely lost count of lengths), 30 mins walking


Breakfast - full Scottish breakfast minus the black pudding and with veggie sausage instead of pork, fat removed from bacon (still had my treat breakfast at the hotel but a few minor tweaks to make it a bit healthier!), 1 slice brown toast, tea, orange juice, fizzy water, fruit salad
Lunch - smoked haddock fish cake, peach & almond home-made lemonade, cheese & oatcakes (shared), glass of port (shared)
Dinner - ceviche with salad, salsa & tortilla chips, slow roast pork & salsa verde enchilada, mexican rice, refried beans, water, sangria, mango daiquiri
Snacks - none

Exercise - LOTS of walking round Edinburgh


Breakfast - boiled egg, bacon (fat removed), 1 & 1/2 slices brown toast, ketchup, 1 banana, 1/2 pain au chocolat, orange juice, fizzy water, 1/2 cup tea
Lunch - 1/2 slice toasted brioche, 1/2 portion chicken liver parfait, raisin chutney, fish pie, purple sprouting broccoli, (4 mussels & 4-ish chips stolen off Nik since they brought me the wrong (chicken) pie so I had to wait ages for mine!), lime & soda water, water
Dinner - salad (lettuce, peppers, cucumber, avocado, chicken, tomatoes, spring onion, 'pizza express' light dressing, 1 cup home-made vegetable soup (recipe to follow soon), orange juice, 1/4 galia melon
Snacks - pear, jelly belly lolly (cherry), water

Exercise - 45 min body pump class, 30 mins swimming (lost count again, too much to think about at the moment!)

Forgot to take a picture before we ate the pate!

And the results this week:

Weight last week - 12 st 8 lbs
Weight this week - 12 st 7 1/2 lbs
Loss/Gain this week - -1/2 lb

Total Loss - 10 1/2 lbs

Not bad considering all the eating out we did this weekend!  At least I didn't put on weight again!  Next week's post will be delayed again as it's the wedding weekend but I will probably weigh myself on Thursday before I leave instead and might post an update then!

1 comment:

Scotkat said...

Well done you me to but told under Doctor 6weeks ago to loose a stone .

But I have loast a stone and a half and still dropping.

I am walking 3-4 or more miles a day.

Breakfast is

But I have cut down to 14gr of oats and loads of fresh fruit chopped .
Now even changed to Aldi's cholestral yogurt drink with oats.

Lots of great recipes even made Banana and kiwi muffins.

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