I haven't managed to get on top of my water intake as I would have liked to and the motivation to exercise isn't coming very easy either which is something I need to work on.
We had our Valentines meal this week which consisted of steak, new potatoes and green beans with a mushroom and cream cheese sauce. Surprisingly it came well under my daily food goal at 399kcal (Joe plated...explains the # of green beans!)
Week 3 Weigh In...
This week was all about trying to get a balance. I ate out with my family and I ate more than I should, it meant I had a sore tummy for hours after as my stomach isn't used to big portions. It did however teach me that I need to treat myself sometimes in order for this diet to work. Treating myself regularly means I don't cave in and binge eat just because I feel fed up, it gives me something to look forward to!
Here is a little daily meal plan for one of my 'normal' healthy days so you can see that keeping under 1400 calories doesn't mean starving yourself or living off lettuce!
Breakfast - 231
2 Slices of Brown Bread - 160
1 teaspoon of Iight spread - 18
1 teaspoon of Marmite - 10
Tea with whole milk - 27 (we ran out of semi-skimmed otherwise it would be 16cals)
1 teaspoon of sugar - 16
Lunch - 251
Quorn Curry - made with a jar of sauce and chicken style pieces - 122
Small Jacket Potato - 128
Dinner - 316
100g Spaghetti - 156
20g Grilled Peppers (in a jar) - 13calories
27g Sundried Tomatoes - 115
10g Light Grated Cheese - 32
Snacks - 336
8 Mento's - 80
2 Jaffa Cakes - 104
Roasted Chickpea's with Cinnamon - 152
Pudding - 240
100g Frozen Fruit - 39
Banana French Toast - 201
Total - 1374 Calories
Don't get me wrong I ate complete rubbish and should have opted for fruit and veg instead of sweets and carbs but like I say it is all in proportion as the next day I had lots of vegetables. However this was at the weekend, we were at a friends and I caved in to a Jaffa Cake or two.
Week 4 Weigh In...12st 2.8lbs - This is a weight gain of just over 1lb but considering I ate out once and haven't been exercising I don't think I can be too tough on myself.
I am beginning to feel happier in myself, I look in the mirror and see the changes I am making. Joe treated me to some new clothes and underwear for Valentines and I got a vest in a size 12 for the first time in ages...and it fits...and I mean really fits without looking like a sausage bursting out of its skin!
I promise I will have some healthy recipe's up soon, it has been a crazy couple of weeks but I will explain all in my week 5 update so please come back and say hi.