I made some really great progress (exercise wise) this week... not so great on the food front. I woke up, got dressed for the gym and was already out the door when I stopped and thought, you know what? I'm going for a run tonight, and I'm really tired at the moment so why don't I give myself a break, I don't NEED to work out twice a day.... and I turned around and went back inside! Which I guess is the opposite of what most people would think is an achievement but instead of over-exercising I just did a normal amount of exercise which (surprise, surprise) didn't make me gain all my weight back overnight! So that was really positive.
On the negative side I have been so tired this week. Hubby caught a cold and has been snoring and coughing all night long which means I can't sleep, plus TTOM so I have been turning to sugar in a major way to give me energy. Last night after dinner I ate: 2 pieces choc mint Lindor, 1 piece giant toblerone, Milky Way, row of snack chocolate, bowl of stewed apples with a spoonful of icecream.
Even writing it embarrasses me but I have to be honest otherwise I'm only hurting myself. I have realised what I am doing though so I'm trying to make an effort to curb my sweet tooth and use some more control otherwise I'm simply exercising to get rid of these extra calories instead of actually burning the fat!
Ironically I ate all that while watching a Jamie Oliver show last night about how the UK is basically killing themselves with the junk food they eat (although as a nation we are considered fatter so it's very relevant for us also).On the show they picked 18 'typical' people and examined their diets, but after listening to what they ate each week I was horrified! Some of these people ate takeaway almost every night of the week - I don't know anybody who does that. I'm by no means thin but I still eat vegetables every day because I like them and they're good for me! I wish they would put some people on there that did actually eat vegetables and things like that to show us how people who are already doing the things they suggest can improve their lifestyles even more. Anyway just a rant!
So, today so far...
B- Weetbix, 1/3 cup lite soy milk, 1/3 cup water, sprinkle of sugar & green tea
S - skim latte
L - homemade pizza
and leftover pasta. I feel so bloated right now but mum made it and I always feel terribly guilty if I don't eat what she's made even if she's not here!
S - fruit unless I am ravenous......
D - Sweet potato mash and lamb
S - hopefully nothing!!!! But will probably have to update this tomorrow...
Went for a 40 minute run this morning, was supposed to go tonight as well but since hubby is sick I don't want to go by myself.
This week's goal... control portion sizes!