Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Why do people try to make you feel guilty?

Many people seem to assume that not eating bread and rice is not good for you. Anyway, my mom spent the bank holiday with me and I went ahead with my normal routine of low carb meals and snacks for the day. Her comments on what I was eating was needless to say, disheartening. Her argument was that you will crave those things more if you cut it out.

Now she had a point but for me, low/good carbing works for me because I get bloated eating things like bread, pasta and rice especially for dinner and I see a remarkably big difference in my weigh ins. I tend to crave/binge on chocolate and alcohol, not necessarily rice and bread. So somewhere in my mind I convinced myself yes I am depriving myself and should be eating some rice for my dinner, needless to say the eating spiralled out of control as I went and had bread and ice-cream with some rum liquer.

I´m not put off as I had 2 days of this and now I have drawn that line and back at it. Need to make a list of things I need to pick up in the grocery. Race day is also drawing near so going to up my exercise for the next 2 weeks.

Monday, 25 May 2009

First week back in healthy eating and training

Two weeks to go before the Race for life 5k and I just thought it was more than time to get back in the swing of things. On Thursday and Friday, I was present and accounted for in the gym doing Body pump and body flow. My menus for the last couple of days generally consisted of:

B - eggs, turkey bacon and tea
s - sweet peppers, hummus, peanuts
L - salad and tuna or cottage cheese or chicken
s - peanuts
D - broccoli, bns wedges and chillies or bean salads, sugar free jelly and tea.

Its a long weekend here so been catching up on some much needed rest. Gym starts again on Wednesday.

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Back at 1.......

So today was my re-start to my healthy, south beach diet style eating after gaining half a stone (7lbs) since Easter. I just wanted to get back into things because I'm not happy with how I'm looking gaining that half a stone and I have goals to reach by the end of the year.

Phase 1 - Day 1
It is such hard work and will drain the life out of you. At the moment I sat here in my office very weak, cranky and hungry. Can you say carb withdrawal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So far today I have had:

Breakfast - boiled egg, herbal tea and a yoghurt
snack - decaf skinny latte
Lunch - tuna salad, coke zero (I know should not have had that)
Dinner - turkey & bean chilli, 2 egg omlette and tea

Loads and loads of water

No exercise for me because I am also fighting a cold so I am miserable hence the reason for the chilli for dinner.

I'm going to make my dinner quickly, eat shower and head straight to bed.

I really hope tomorrow is better.

Tuesday, 19 May 2009


Gosh its been a little while since I posted here. But things have just been way to busy for my liking. Now that assignments are out of the way and work has settled I'm working on getting my grove back. I'm fighting a cold at the moment so trying to get rid of that before I do an strenuous gym activity.

Look out for a new things on this blog. I feel that want this diary to not only be of my running training but a log of my weightloss journey until I get to my goal. That's all for now, keeping checking back for CHANGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!