Over the last few weeks I’ve been concentrating on making healthier food choices, cutting down on caffeine and getting more active.
I’ve succeeded in some respects. Going on holiday messed me up a little as we ate a lot of fish and chips, ice cream and treats. However, it would seem the walking (and the tummy bug I came down with the day after returning home) outweighed the crappy diet. I stood on the scales for the first time in weeks and had lost 3lb.
Since the tummy bug I haven’t really been eating well. I’ve snacked more than eaten and grazed on quick food laden with nasty calories.
I really hoped the summer would mean I got out more but it hasn’t worked out that way. I’m a terrible procrastinator and spend far more time worrying about going out than I should. This has to stop. I NEED to stop saying “I will start when this or that happens.” When I do, that time comes and I always find some shitty excuse about why I can’t start then.
I am getting there with food though and I am making more of an effort. Last week, I even made my own chicken kievs. I adore kievs; they are way up high on my favourite food list. Although, I need a healthier alternative. They actually turned out really well. All the kids ate them and enjoyed them (an amazing feat as Garreth and Enfys ALWAYS prefer processed food). I’m also making my own chicken nuggets on the side too. Enfys doesn’t really like the distinct disappearance of processed nuggets.
The Weight Loss Stumbling Blocks
My biggest stumbling block at the moment seems to be carb related. In my mind, a meal isn’t a meal without carbs. Whether the carbs be pasta or potato or bread, I seem to need to include them. It’s not helped by the fact that I’m not a huge meat eater and don’t enjoy fish. I would prefer a jacket potato over a steak any day. I’m not sure how to get around this either. I need to find a way of dropping the carbs but enjoying the alternatives.
At the moment I seem to be doing more talking about weight loss and no action. I’m in this. For the long haul.
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