I'm back!! We've just had a week's holiday after the craziness of the last couple of months. Very relaxing (but I did do some bushwalking), and didn't stint on the food side of things, but happily, didn't gain from what I was before I went away (which was good, but that weight itself wasn't!!!
I'm now ready to be accountable again, and I feel very re-motivated. I have a plan (well, a few plans):
I've shopped and made a menu for the week, based on low-GI, low starchy-carb, limited red meat.
Exercise - back to C25K (been away from this for about 3 weeks
) - so I'm going to start again TODAY!! at week 2 (had made it to week 3, but only did one session), plus I've stocked up on some Pilates DVDs which have several 10 minute workouts (so you can do just one or a few together - I've been so time-poor lately, and I need to do SOMETHING!!). I've also got a bellydancing DVD to make it fun occasionally
My intention is to do C25K and do at least one of the DVDs on the alternate days, plus some handweights for upper body and lunges as many days as I can.
Cut down on alcohol and increase the water, and get back on my supplements
I have a subscription to Delicious magazine, and a letter to the editor inspired me - it said that the writer had lost 12 kg in 5 months in part by using the low fat recipes featured in the magazine. I've included three recipes from this month's issue in this week's menu, and hope that making yummy gourmet low-fat meals will inspire me to stick with things.
Tonight's meal - fish marinated in miso and soy, grilled and served with plain udon noodles and salad!!
As for other things, we had my beloved friend's wedding two weeks ago, and it was a fantastic day!! Everything went very well, apart from my trying to make myself a blouse the night before after finishing three flower girl dresses, and the sewing of the blouse went pear-shaped at midnight (not happy!!)
Some of you wanted to see the finished result, but I can't upload them (can't figure out how to make the pics smaller) - will get back to you on that one!!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend!!