Bizarre I don’t need sweets

19 Feb

Im starting to feel as though I don’t actually need sweets/biscuits/chocolate. I still want them but its not totally overwhelming like it was before!

I think a help in the attitude change was a radio news bulletin I heard yesterday. It stated that the calories listed on packets are underestimated by 30%. Virtually all packaged foods underestimate the calories content. That combined with the horse meat scandal has just turned me off processed food. Who knows what you’re eating!

Now that being said I’m still eating too much I feel like I’m a blow fish that has just puffed up… Ugh!!!

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I went for interview Today!

18 Feb

I got called for interview today, oh gosh. I think the interview went well, I genuinely believe I would be good at the job. But hey I’m not the one doing the hireling so who knows. I absolutely comfort ate (non sugar) before the interview, feeling pretty guilty and fat now, not going to over stress about it . What’s the point? An interesting thing happened tonight though no craving after dinner, like at all.

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Here’s a pic of my interview get up. ūüôā

Round two is going really well

17 Feb

Wow I’ve been doing great not half the cravings I had the last time I tried no sugar. I have been doing well and feel good. Wahay. I still have a long way to go. I don’t feel as good as I wish too I don’t eat as “healthy” as I wish too, mainly due to simply eating too much and grazing. Even though the grazing is non sugar it tends to be nut, carb and dairy heavy. Basically I’m eating calorie dense foods, which will not help me reach my weight loss goal. I guess I will have to find my feet before I can make real changes in this area.

Gymed it today but my left knee is so sore, no idea why. When I run I usually go at about 9-9.5km/hour with and incline of 1-1.5. I can walk along fine or jog very lightly but once I go to my normal running pace my knee goes funny gets sore and I have to hobble along until the treadmill stops. I warm up well and stretch before I start running, and I’m not running like mad all the time so I just don’t understand it.

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Day two (again)

14 Feb

Today went fine, yummy dinner made by the bf. chicken stuffed with sage and onion stuffing and dauphinoise potatoes! Nom non non…

Oh I weighted myself also!

13 Feb

I weighted in at 8st 10 this am. I think I’ve just levelled off weight wise. ūüôā

WIAW

13 Feb

Day one again, Alls well today. Absolutely wrecked after work! I was supposed to go to the gym tonight but decided against it. I arrived home after 8 and just wasn’t feeling it ūüėõ

Anywho, breakfast 7.30am was three almonds and two hard boiled eggs.

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Snack at about 12pm was small bag popcorn

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Lunch at about 2pm was a salad similar to the picture, lots of greens chicken ham and basil pesto.

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Dinner was about 8.30pm whole wheat pasta with veg and a vegetable tomato sauce.

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I also had a snack of a cracker with cheese.

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I’m looking forward to tomorrow, the bf is cooking! ūüôā

Xx

Preparation for tomorrow

12 Feb

okay after yesterdays post I have decided that I have to get a hold on things. I started this blog at the end of¬†December¬† in that time I have accomplished a few good things; I eat very little sugar, I eat more¬†nutritious¬†food and I rarely binge. Fantastic! but I am not there yet. ¬†Tomorrow, lent begins. In this country lent is almost like new years in that people¬†make resolutions, give something up or take something up. People tend to ¬†give up sweets, crisps, alcohol or cigarettes or take up an activity/sport. I chose lent as my second start¬†because¬†I will be easy to explain; “No thanks, its lent”.

 

So my goals are as follows:

  1. No sugar
  2. No saying nasty things about myself
  3. Only eat when I am hungry, no boredom eating, no binges!
  4. Exercise three times per week
  5. Document what I am eating

One exception is that is someone has cooked a meal for me I am not going start asking whats in it. I wont eat desserts or sweets people have prepared but I’m not¬†going¬†to worry about “savory/healthy” food prepared by someone else.

 

No go food list : All Fruit, Added sugar of any kind,  Artificial Sweeteners, Candy, Cereal, Fruit Juice, Fruits,

Honey, Seitan, Soy,  White Bread, White Flour, White Rice, dried fruit.

 

Go to foods:  All Herbs,  All Vegetables, Avocado,  Beans, Beets, Brown Rice,  Coconut Oil,  Eggs, Fish,  Lemon and Lime, Nuts

Olive Oil, meat, quinoa, vegetables, salad, dairy products.

Mainly I want to feel good and to be happy. ¬†ūüôā

 

Feeling a bit down

11 Feb

Lent begins on Wednesday, and so does my no sugar round two. If you couldn’t tell my quest had become somewhat lacklustre in the last week or two. I however broken some life long bad habits. I have stopped eating biscuits after dinner and I am not half as dependant on sugar as I was before this journey began. As of Wednesday I will begin logging and tracking my intake because I haven’t been taking responsibility for what I have been eating, leading to me feeling lethargic and down. ūüė¶

I have actually been a bit depressed in the last few days, (sparked by silly things) then I begin feeling insecure and emotionally hungry. I eat too much, then I feel fat. It’s a bloody cycle.

I met some friends on Sunday, who I absolutely LOVE but by the end of the day I felt like heifer. They are great but super slim and very into their health and weight, which is great but just makes me so self-conscious.

Today, I honestly felt as though I had gained a stone over the last couple of days. One day I feel slim and attractive the next I feel huge and hideous. It’s ludicrous really! I don’t know, I don’t feel as though I have anyone that I could truly confide in and trust, that I want to talk to- once I’ve talked about it that person will always know that I have got serious issues. I’m not a fan of highlighting my weakness’. I have started toying with the idea of going to talk to someone about my low self esteem .

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Dream job slips through my fingers

8 Feb

Cardiff was great but they day before we left, I got called for interview. I got an interview for the absolute dream job. Ten minutes drive from my house, work I have experience in and would enjoy, full time and permanent. They were holding interviews over the only two days I’m not in the country. What?! Noooo.

So I’m missed out and now I’m a touch depressed. :(…. And that means binge territory. I’m truly an emotional eater, I never really understood this before.

Until about Christmas time I never really thought about my eating habits, now I know I’m an emotional mess.

Feel a bit crappy now, I want to be healthy and happy but my eating habits are turning me into a total wreck.

Blehhh….

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WIAW- but it’s Thursday…

7 Feb

So I got my days all confused all day yesterday I thought it was Tuesday, so today is wiaw. I’m on holiday staying a hotel and you know what that means, buffet breakfast! So I was bold.

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They had this pancake machine so I couldn’t resist! They are the two smallest pancakes ever, and yes that is syrup on them. Woops oh well. I also had a tomato, half a sausage, two poached eggs and a black pudding.

Lunch

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That’s two mini soft tacos and a mixed salad. So yum.

Dinner

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A starter sized portion of prawn and crab linguini. Wow it was absolutely delish!

My legs are wrecked after a day of walking and exploring. ūüôā

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