Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan and Weigh In

I missed last weeks meal plan, I had an absolutely mental week last week. Monday night I was out seeing the Streets in Dublin and wasn't home until after midnight. That really put me a bit behind for the week. I also had some stuff going on work wise which had me running around a bit like a headless chicken for most of the week. I don't want to go into the detail but it ended very positively for me, but it was a lot of stress. While I didn't get a chance to post last week, I did not go off plan. I had a couple of extra drinks through out the week, celebratory and otherwise, but I really took advantage of the weather and upped my exercise last week. It helped that the wellness committee were running a competition for the person who could have the highest step count in one day last week. I came 5th and won myself a €50 voucher.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: April Week 2

Its been just under 2 weeks since I started tracking calories as well as SmartPoints and decided to be 100% honest with myself. At weigh in on Thursday I saw some results for the first time in ages and I was down 2lbs. I have felt really good and found it easy enough to stick to my daily allowances. Easter Monday I was up and my parents and I resisted dessert with some ease (despite the protests from my family). I got an Easter Egg from my parents and it is still sitting unopened in my kitchen and I know that when I do finally open it, I'll be dividing it into portions so that I don't eat the whole thing in one go. 

Monday, April 2, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan: New Month, New Mindset

Last week I was finally honest with myself about what I had been doing for the past few months. I had been seriously kidding myself, tracking but not 100%. Rounding things down instead of up. Throwing something into a recipe without tracking it. Snacking mindlessly and telling myself it was less than it was. And my weekends have been a disaster. Feeling like a treat had to be a full on blow out and picking the most calorific thing on the menu and then eating my way through a hangover the next day. The thing is, I really didn't realise how bad it was. I had slipped into old habits and thought I should get away with it because I was being 'good' during the week. 

Monday, March 26, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan March Week 4

I missed my weigh in again last week. Though it was the week I had planned on skipping it. I haven't weighed myself but whatever I am doing is not working. I can tell from how my clothes fit me I have gained a bit. I know I am usually bloated this time of the month but it seems worse this time. When I look back over what I have been doing over the past few months, I think I have been kidding myself a bit. I've been picking at things, getting lazy with portion sizes and just really not paying enough attention to things. I am not sure I am still in the right frame of mind for it but I am going to try and be a bit more mindful this week. Get the scales back out and keep my hands out of the fridge/cupboards when I cook. 

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hairy Dieters Go Veggie! -***SmartPoints & Flex***

Ok I have a bit of a confession, I got this book back in November and have kept meaning to finish pointing but life just got in the way. Then the plan changed so I had to go back and start again with the Flex points which pushed it out even further. But I have finally done it. I have to say, this is not my favourite of their books. It's still got some fantastic recipes (the meatless meatballs in particular was a favourite), but I would be more likely to reach for one of their other books. I also am not sure I have given it a fair chance because of that, and it didn't help that I have only just finished pointing it. I try to eat vegetarian at least once a week so will give a few more a try from now on.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan: March Week 3

Last week I skipped my weigh in. I was under a lot of pressure in work and I ended up working too late on Thursday to make it. I had a good week and was not too worried about missing it. Last week for the first time in ages I didn't weigh myself at all. Usually I would be up on the scales first thing every morning to check in, and I realised all I was doing was adding to my anxiety. So I skipped it last week, and I have no idea what my weight is right now. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: March Week 2

So last week I had no post because I had no meal plan. Like most people in Ireland, I was just getting over the Beast from the East and crazy snow that we had, and I was lucky to get some shopping done on the Monday evening with some very bare shelves. I did the best I could but a meal plan was not happening last week. I'm sure I am not alone, but being snowed in definitely threw me off. I was working from home which meant a set up at my kitchen table, and while I still had my prepared lunches in the fridge - being so close to the kitchen cupboards and feeling very out of sorts saw me stray off plan, mostly out of boredom. I obviously couldn't run, but I did manage to get out walking for at least a bit every day and hit my 10k steps 3 out of the 5 days I was trapped inside.