This little bit of writing always seems to be full of me making excuses for why I haven’t eaten so well or why I haven’t done any exercise this week. This has been another full week with no real exercise. Oops. Oh well.
However, stepping on the scales this morning I was pretty pleased with what I saw. I haven’t been that great at exercising this month and I feel like I’ve snacked on loads of treats (albeit healthy ones) so I wasn’t expecting to have lost as much as I have.
We’ve started having our dinner at lunch time over the past week and I’ve found it much better. I don’t feel as hungry throughout the day and have no desire to snack in the afternoons. I thought I’d feel a bit weird not sitting down for dinner in the evening but to be honest we’re so busy sorting Huxley out in the evenings that it’s actually been quite nice knowing we don’t have to cook.
Saturday was my father-in-laws birthday so we went out for a big family meal at The Lord Bute in Christchurch to celebrate.
Saturday - (Cheat day) Apple, carrot & lime juice | Avocado on toast | Belly of pork | Creme brulee | Creme egg
Sunday - Avocado on toast | Sausages on sweet potato mash | 2 chocolate digestives
Monday - Apple, carrot, lemon & ginger juice | Leek & bacon omelette | Apple, carrot, lemon & ginger juice | ½ homemade fruity flapjack (recipe here)
Tuesday - Apple, ginger & lemon juice | Sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms & baked beans | Paleo banana pancake with maple syrup (recipe here)
Thursday - Apple, spinach, lime, celery, ginger & carrot juice | Carb-free cauliflower pizza with peppers & pepperoni (recipe here) | ½ pack thai sweet chilli rice crackers | ½ Nakd chocolate orange bar | Banana ‘ice-cream’ | 1 chocolate digestive | 1 glass of Cawston Press vintage lemonade | 60 min walk
Friday - Carrot, spinach, ginger, lime, celery, apple & pineapple juice | Bacon & leek omelette | Homemade popcorn
Okay, so this month I’ve lost another 5lbs, meaning I’ve lost a total of 13lbs since 1st Jan (which is 1lb shy of a stone! Hoorah!). I started off on 1st Jan weighing 10st 5lbs and now I weigh 9st 6lbs.
I realise I look pretty much the same in the photos though….
Arms – Before: 31cm – lost 2cm – Now: 29cm
Thighs – Before: 61cm – lost 4cm – Now: 57cm
Waist – Before: 75cm – lost 4cm – Now: 71cm
Hips – Before: 107.5cm – lost 8.5cm – Now: 98cm
Stomach – Before: 96cm – lost 4.5cm – Now: 92.5cm
I’m going to download the Way of Gray ebook this week and try and get through some of her HIIT routines a couple of times a week.
My next weigh in won’t be until the end of April as I’ll be in San Francisco for the end of March (and I’ll be stuffing my face on holiday so I don’t want to weigh myself as soon as I get back!)