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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. 🙂

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…

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

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. 😦

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 .

😦

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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Arriving at work only to be sent home.

5 Feb

It snowed last night, yay, if you live in any country, but Ireland. We’re never prepared for anything here, roads not gritted, motorways full of cars going 50km per hour and city roads completely clogged. I guess the country motto “ah sure it’ll be grand” it extremely fitting. I must say I’m a bit of a hypocrite, last night in my home from work I put on my windscreen washers and they were out of sudsy H2O. What did I do? Fill them immediately? No, I uttered the aforementioned phrase to myself and carried on, needless to say, my windscreen was a total wreck on my way to work this morning. I had to pull over on the country’s busiest road ( okay its only a four lane-er, we’ve got small roads here) to fill up with a handy, half empty, sports bottle of water. Not safe, not warm and so so silly.

It took over an hour to get to work on fairly treacherous roads, only to find three pharmacists already on duty. 😦 I was sent home. Which is good in a way, but I don’t have a lot of work currently so each day helps.

Any who I made the most of it, I went to the gym for a nice light workout, I got my hair did and I donated blood. Yay me! Such a lovely day.

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That’s my new hair, I got a four inch chop! Then I had my packed lunch at home and it was yummy salad with a lovely big dollop of pesto!

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I’m off to Wales tomorrow for two nights can’t wait!

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.

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