Well, I exercised ONCE this week
But hey, an improvement on nothing at all! Have had some appointments and staying back at work late etc etc so I have to take it all as it comes, as real life is like that sometimes!
Trying mainly to figure out food options that will work and considering that my best option might be to cook something in bulk and freeze portions so I can just take a container for lunch every day. We are pretty good when it comes to dinner, we get in the kitchen and get veges and potato cut up and then whatever we decide to put with it, I usually stick to fish or just potato and veges or even a small frozen meal with the veges. So dinner is pretty good! Breakfast is definitely easy, I just need to get into a routine of cutting back sugar in my coffee and back into the wholegrain cereals.
Morning snack? Hmmmmmm. Seems to be the point where I'm hungry because breakfast was at 6:30-7am but it's not quite lunch and it will be over 2 hours til lunch still so I need to consider my options. I have to be careful with yoghurt, especially greek yoghurt. I LOVE Greek yoghurt but I get stomach pain if I have too much. So maybe a dollop with some fresh fruit... I don't know. I actually need a plan so I can stick to it! But try and make it as easy as possible so I don't go for the "easy" option.
Just writing things out mainly to get my head straight so below will be my intended food and my goals for exercise and weight loss.
Banana or Sultanas
Coffee (1.5 tsp sugar instead of 2)
Natural Greek yoghurt or natural yoghurt
Fresh fruit or frozen mixed berries
Coffee (1.5 tsp sugar instead of 2)
Calorie controlled frozen meal
Vegetable pasta bake, mainly vegetables
If I'm feeling really peckish and trying to do exercise of an afternoon, I will need something to fill the void. Probably something small like a Nashi Pear, a carrot or a couple of crackers or handful of nuts etc.
Vegetables and potato
Seasoned fish, small frozen meal or large portion of potato/veggies
This is when I get cranky and wanting of bad things!!! So instead of depriving myself of anything, I will try and fit in a very small portion of something and gradually only do it maybe every few days eventually. But for now, baby steps. Otherwise I will get cranky and say bugger it! And I don't want to do that.
Possible weekly food obstacles:
I've started setting myself anxiety goals, which includes going to the astronomy shop on a Friday night when it's busy and showing people stuff through my telescope and having dinner with my boyfriend and hanging out with friends. So of course this means not the healthiest options food and drink wise. The plan is to get a fish burger for dinner. They are very basic so it's literally a standard hamburger bun, crumbed fish, lettuce tomato and a bit of mayo.... a better option than a hot dog! I also like to have a couple of coffees, they make the best coffees....will reduce sugar in those and switch to skim.
Now for exercise goals....
The aim is 3 days a week MINIMUM. The hope is 3 days walking or some form of cardio for at least 30 mins and the other 2 days doing 15 mins of strength stuff, so kettle bells, sit ups, whatever takes our fancy.
OKAY. Weight loss goals.
If I could get down to 79kg in 1 year I would be very happy. I am very sad to say that means losing 30kg....
Part of this gain was from being on medication that had a side effect of rapid weight gain. I gained some insane amount in the 4 weeks I was on it. And it just doesn't come off as easily as it went on!!!
So my goals are:
11th October - 101.5kg (7.5kg loss)
11th January - 94kg (7.5kg loss)
11th April - 86.5kg (7.5kg loss)
11th July - 79kg (7.5kg loss)
That's a loss of 625grams per week. I think it's doable...
Anyway, shall keep you updated.