My name is Beth.
I have recently finished my journey with the cambridge weight plan, and am now embarking on Patrick Holford's low GL four week diet plan (although I intend for it to be much longer term.
GL Living has always appealed to me, and now seems like the right time to embark on a healthier way of life - not just fad dieting. I love food and i run a food blog so it is time for me to get a healthy relationship going with food.
I started Cambridge on New Years Day. I weighed 148 pounds (10.8)
I now weigh between 110-112 pounds (it seems to vary!) but my.ultimate goal is between 100-105 pounds, so about another half stone. These arent goals set in stone, as i said this is much more about a good relationship with food,rather than losing more weight - to get to goal is just a bonus for me.
Just a note, I am only 5ft so 7 stone is healthy for me,plus i have a very small frame so i dont look "thin" as it is in proportion.
I have joined the gym, and try to go three times a week - and do zumba for wii and wii fit yoga three times a week. But i have just ordered 30ds as well so we will see!
Tomorrow is day three for me, and so far I am enjoying the meals and the cooking - though i have spent an inordinate amount of time cooking and planning ahead this week! I am not going to record any weight gain or loss this week, as i think my body needs a week or so to adjust from cambridge.
Also, please be aware that i have and still do suffer from disordered eating. I have had both anorexia and binge eating disorders in the past, and i need structure to my eating or i tend to binge. Last week i am ashamed to say that i pretty much lived off chocolate.
So, Holford is hopefully going to be my long term answer as he will give me all the basic principles for long term health and nutrition.
Here is my food diary for yesterday and today:
B: cinnamon apple porridge w/ sunflower seeds
S: 0.5 apple and 5 almonds
L: leek and potato soup
S: 2x nairns rough oatcake and whole earth organic peanut butter
D: pesto salmon w/ 3xbaby new potatoes and rocket with roasted tomatoes
Drinks: water, 2x blackcurrant ginseng and vanilla tea, 50ml skimmed milk (post exercise)
Exercise: 20 mins treadmill / 45 minutes Zumba
B: scrambled eggs, mushrooms,onions on biona pumpkin seed rye bread.
S: 100g blackberries / 100g raspberries 1xlight babybel
L: leek and potato soup
S: pear and pumpkin seeds
D: pesto salmon and new potatoes with rocket and cucumber
Drinks: water and 1x blackcurrant tea.
Exercise: none really today as have been feeling very tired,think this is probably all the refined sugar from last week trying to make me suffer!
Sorry this was suchh a long post!! Xxx