Well back from holidays and...sad to say I completely failed in every way - best laid plans and all that! I gained 2kgs so back to 67.8kg's! In saying that, I had an amazing holiday and it helped me to feel less stressed to lose weight fast and gave my body a good rest
I still chose my meals much wiser than I would have in the past, a decent breakfast, veggies over chips, steak over pasta, still stayed away from softdrinks and drank water, but three course meals for lunch and dinner and chocolate did me in - as well as never seeming to find the energy to get to that gym. So overall i'm glad I only gained that much and happy that some of my learnings have stuck.
Getting back though I wasn't able to get a lite n easy order iin in time so this week is my test week for preparing/cooking my own meals. I stocked up the cupboards and fridge with healthier staples - lemon juice, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, apple sauce, spinach, rolled oats, etc and a tonne of veggies. Spent the weekend finding ideas and recipes and three days in I'm not feeling completely overwhelmed so it's looking good. I have two frozen meals as a fail-safe, in case I have no energy for cooking.
Best thing I've learnt this week is spinach and banana smoothies at breakfast! You can't taste the spinach at all, which I thought was complete rubbish when I read it! Nice way to hide something good for me and is helping fill me up better. I've also cooked up some egg white muffins with capsicum and spinach in them which is replacing scrambled (full) eggs on toast, so giving that a go - love the idea of really lowering my bread intake.
Realllyyy finding it hard to get back into exercise mode though! Not stressing out too much just yet, will see how I go by the end of the week and if the motivation still isn't there I'll have to get onto my partner who loves pushing me into exercise.