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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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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 😛

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! 🙂

Xx

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. 🙂

Cardiff

6 Feb

I’m in Cardiff. Wow it’s lovely here, but freezing. Today we went to Cardiff castle, millennium stadium and had a beautiful carrot soup for lunch . I ate scrambled eggs for breakfast and soup for lunch, looking forward to a nice dinner out tonight. I wish I had photographed my lunch to share with you! It cam in a little pot with mini salt and pepper grinders and brown bread in a paper bag, so cute. Ugh tomorrow is wiaw and buffet breakfast what am I gonna do?

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Finally got out and exercised!

3 Feb

Sometimes I actually love working out, today for instance, I’m on cloud nine. You’ve got to love those endorphins!

I got up early enough headed over to the gym, signed up and got right to it. First I warmed up and stretched a little. Then I hoped on the treadmill and this was the result.

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I know for many people this would be an easy run, but for me it was hard. Note the rolling hill program! Damn, did I look good when I got off the treadmill. Well, I had a beetroot face and white mouth, so yeah, hot stuff. oh well, I like to think, if you still look good after a work out, you are not working hard enough!

Then I did the four minute workout I talked about yesterday, but I only did a a lunge/squat alternation. Then upper body, push ups, core and more stretching. It honestly felt great. I can’t wait until I am able to run a 10km with my pals and keep-up.

Food wise things are okay, I’m doing fine but I know, I will have to step it up if I’m going to see any real changes to my relationship with food or my body.

Still eating too much

23 Jan

I’m not binging but eating waaaay too much. I just grazed and grazed So the wiaw is a touch… Inaccurate! To say the least.

Breakfast; protein pancakes, yogurt green tea water.

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Lunch banana and quinoa, cauliflower curry.

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Snacks among many other things two apples.

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Dinner chicken stir fry

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I know where I want to go I know how to get there but just can’t seem to manage it… 😦

What I ate Thursday.

17 Jan

Booked lots of work over the next few weeks so I’m delighted!

Now with no further a due what I ate today.

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Breakfast: green tea on the go, two large glasses of hot water. Chocolate protein porridge, made with 20g oats, 10 g wheat bran and 20g of chocolate protein powder. Made with water and a splash of milk at the end.

An apple as a snack.

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And for lunch:

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Salad with spinach as the base and quinoa broccoli and kale mix on top with some roast chicken and a bag of popcorn.

For dinner.

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I’m not sure if it looks like it but its a small to medium sized portion of spaghetti Bol homemade with plenty of veg and whole wheat penne.

Desert a small bit of natural yogurt and cooked berries.

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I’m not sure if that looks like a lot of food or not but hey that’s what I had.

Lets be honest I binged!

13 Jan

Okay I’m going to be honest with you, and with myself I ate sugar (intentionally) on Friday night. It was a small amount, I was happy with eating it and all was well. The next morning I binged, not totally crazy like before but a binge. I had some sugar on that binge. 😦 Not happy!

Now, I’m completely back on track but feel awful. I feel so fat. I know I have not lost weight since I stopped eating sugar , that’s okay with me. However, since the binge I feel gigantic, uncomfortable and all around terrible. It just makes me want to binge again. Why? All I want is to eat healthily, but I crave a binge. I think it’s self sabotage, my confidence wavers and I think I don’t deserve to be thin.

It’s just ridiculous, I will not spend my life on this binge, no binge, binge cycle. It’s over for me. I can truly feel the hold binges have on me becoming loser. I can stop my self mid-binge now which is great.

Toast marmite for break fast, chicken dinner for lunch with fruit after and a small dinner will do. I walked 6km in about an hour, so got some exercise in.

Ugh feeling fat. Want to feel slim. 😦

One week in

12 Jan

I was toying with the idea of allowing my self one small sugary treat, every once an a while. In the end I gave in and had a biscuit bar. I really enjoyed it, didn’t binge and just ate it and moved on. A box of choc’s was even opened later in the evening and I really didn’t want any! Success.

Until the next morning, my sugar cravings were soooo bad! It was not worth the little treat. I’m still on the regime still not having sugar. But that was certainly a road bump. My cravings are subsiding and resisting binges is becoming a whole lot easier, so I’m will to keep on going.

I am going to buy some protein powder to use in breakfast recipes, currently 65% of my diet is carbohydrate based- not too good! I’m hoping that more protein at breakfast will keep me fuller for longer and aid in some weight loss. To be honest though, I’m not that bothered about weight loss I just want better control over my diet and to improve what I’m eating.

Day three: feeling awful

8 Jan

Its day three on the no sugar regime and I’m feeling really good about my progress. There has been biscuits, cake, chocolate and muffins at work, Somehow I have said no to everything. That’s unbelievable for me! I’m absolutely delighted.

Unfortunately I feel sick. I’ve got chills aches and pains, I feel like I’m getting a cold. its awful I’m also lethargic, tired and freezing all the time. I’ve read on some blogs that this could be due to not eating sugar. I really wasn’t expecting these symptoms at all because I’ve been eating dairy and natural sugars. Having said that almost everybody I’ve come into contact with in the last few days has got a cold of some sort So it could be just a simple infection.

Either way I’ve been doing great. I started thinking that maybe I’ll allow one sugary treat a fortnight but I don’t know if that plan would backfire on me and I’d wind up completely fallen off the wagon . At the same time I think a little bit of flexibility will help me to continue with the regime in the Long-term.

Once the no sugar becomes comfortable for me I think I’m going to Start cutting out more processed foods from my diet and replace them with healthy home-made alternatives. This is all very much in the future, I’m still finding stopping sugar very difficult!!!!

All I can do is keep on trying!

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