Ok, today is the last day of my 13 days off. I had so many things planned, but as always didn’t get a lot of them done. However, I did spend a lovely week with my boyfriend, which is so rare as he still lives two hours drive away and we don’t often get time off together. I was a little worried about how we will get on over such a long period, especially with the kids being off school, but we both had a great time together and it only strengthened our wish to move in together at the end of the year.
The good thing is, when he is about I go to the gym with more of a smile on my face as it is nice to have someone there who pushes you a little.
Well, all the gym going and healthy eating has paid off and I have finally lost my first 14lbs. I am so happy about it, I could grin in circles if I didn’t have ears. I am expecting to put a pound or two back on on my next weigh in, because this weekend has been a naughty one, with dominos pizza and sweets. Oh well, gym tomorrow will help control the damage.
Going back to work will be a struggle, because I always get bored when I am there and tend to eat a lot more than when I am home. On Monday I will buy lots of raw veg and fruit that I can take in and eat instead of chocolate. Fingers crossed that I will be able to resist the lattes and biccies.
Might make a little tzatziki to take in with me to dip my vegetables in. If made it with low fat yoghurt I will be able to munch it without feeling guilty.
I am still on the lookout for a nice coleslaw recipe that is low cal. If you have any suggestions, please feel free to share your snacks and recipes for your work nibbles and lunches.
A couple of years ago low carbing really worked for me. I lost about three stone in three months and I did feel great. For some strange reason since then several attempts to repeat this success have failed, because I just kept feeling dizzy and weak all the time when I reduced my carb intake, even though I don’t think I have changed anything about my approach.
Anyway, I have decided to try this again as I am getting kind of desperate when I think about my Weight/health. I am 40 in November and now have a rather active boyfriend who goes to the gym almost daily and eventually I would like to join him there.
I am not going to make a big deal out of doing this this time as I really don’t want to tell people that I failed yet again, so I am just going to share this with you guys and people who are really close to me.
Weekly weigh ins are not really my thing, because I weigh myself every morning anyway so I am just going to stick with that and let you know when I have lost something or not.
As for what I am eating, no idea yet as I am not really good with cooking anyhow, so I am most likely going to spend all week looking up recipes online. They have to be quick and cheap so I imagine this might be a bit of a challenge in itself.
For protein I will be using celebrity slim shakes as so far they are the tastiest I have had, but also I have a load of slim fast coming next week as it was on a Groupon for £19.99 for six tins.
I think I might do a little comparison, pros and cons about the both in the near future to see which works best for me.
However, right now I am now off to enjoy my last sandwich for quite some time.
Please feel free to leave comments as usual and I would really love to see some low carb snack suggestions too, because I seem to be buying the same stuff all the time.