I am going to LOSE Weight the RIGHT WAY! Episode #2.
Coming up to 14 days and I have remained true to myself to lose weight and followed youngest daughters instructions and advice on foods to eat and foods to stay away from (big BAD SUGAR!) No 1 enemy of mine at the moment!!
Coffee without sugar is still not growing on me but one of my staff gave me a cup of tea (Twinnings Pomegranate), it’s growing on me and will become a regular each day I suspect, and especially if she is making it each work day for me!! Who am I to knock back a free cuppa!
So weigh in, or should I say measure in didn’t go too well; not only did the numbers (remembering they are very secret numbers, death or worse to those who divulge or show them!) only revealed a minor change; but the whole experience of youngest daughter, with middle daughter looking on was hilarious, not only could we not find my hips again (elusive little buggers they are at times) but we needed a, ‘ User Guide for Measuring Tape Use for Dummies’ ! If it wasn’t so funny it would have been slightly embarrasing!
I initially put in a protest about the numbers, must have been no change due to ‘operator error’, youngest daughter has a degree but not in taking and recording measurements obviously! My cries of protest were overlooked or completely not listened to and the numbers stand – I had lost a misely 1 cm off my waist!
All is not lost though because youngest daughter realised we should have taken measurements at the beginning of my arms and legs as well, she believes this is an area that will show the weight loss more consistently; although as I pointed out both my arms and legs do feel lighter and yes this was obviously the main area of weight loss but alas, we will never know now, just like in those great suspense dramas with Bette Davis, you just don’t know sometimes!!
Anyway I am feeling better already and have more energy than I have had for a while, amazing what steering clear of sugar, bread, pasta and potatoes can do in a short period of time. I won’t give up on losing weight, based on a slow start – I will knuckle down and keep on working hard at eating well and eating healthy + regularly to help motivate and give mojo to my metabolism + incorporate some easy/gentle exercise, fun oh fun oh fun, life cannot get any better, I kid you not! More to follow in my next episode on this area of my weight loss program!
I also just found this on Google ……now we’re cooking with gas!
So what does it look like? What am I eating? See below for a small snippet of what I am eating…………
Shake or Rolled Oats, Greek Yoghurt & fresh berries (done overnight style) – I have the shake of a morning mostly as I am not that good at starting the day with food, I would prefer to drink (my employer won’t allow booze in the workplace so I have to rely on shakes, coffee, tea and now the good ole sparkly water or soda water)
Wholegrain rice crackers and hummus or piece of fruit (Sakata Sour Cream and Chives are my favs at the moment – just saying)
Leftovers from previous nights dinner; usually consists of salad, quinoa fried rice & some grilled, oven baked chicken (no skin) or Wraps (wholemeal) with salad and meat (chicken or tuna)
Rice cakes with promite (I know it should be the age old vegemite but for some reason since starting this I crave promite, obviously something in it I shouldn’t have, but we haven’t looked that up yet, so promite it is)!
Salad or vegetables, quinoa fried rice or plain with chicken breast, fish or red meat (grilled, baked or shallow fried)
Other snacks – celery, carrot, beetroot dip, corn &/or zucchini fritters, sultana and cranberries, nuts (limited) to name a few…..
My list isn’t extensive but it is trial and error and this is working for me, so yah!
Fingers/toes crossed for a reduction in numbers next week – a little more than this week would be good but I will take it as it comes, thanks again as always for listening!
I will keep you updated and post regularly on my progress, share recipes (still to come) and information I find helpful; I would love to hear your stories too.