Diary of my last half stone to target (Gwella)
Having lost 1 stone 12.5lb since September, I've got just 6lb to go (4.5lb on my home scales naked in the mornings!) til I'm at a healthy BMI, which is my initial target. I'd like to get there before my holiday on 5th June - three weigh-ins to go. It's doable, because on my best-ever week I had a 4lb loss.
However, given that I've been really faffing around with SW for a few months now, I need a kick to get there. I've been losing 1/2 a lb, gaining, gaining, maintaining, losing 2lb... So I'm setting up this diary to keep me accountable and also to help with the transition to the maintenance phase, because blogging has helped me focus in the past.
My weigh in was Tuesday when I was 11 stone 2 (lost my 2 stone award :(). I was down in the dumps with myself as I know I could've been at target weeks ago if I'd stuck to it better. However, during those weeks I spent a lot of time figuring out my head and some doubts that were creeping in, and now that's out the way I feel ready to go for it. I also did the LiveBelowTheLine charity event (£5 for food and drink for 5 days - I ate SO much carbohydrate) and raised lots of money, but that set me back. I want to move on to maintenance, finally buy some jeans that fit, and start thinking about some other big goals in my life.
Having a Scanbran week (yuk!) and will try to have lots of fish at the weekend.
Yesterday went well and I felt surprisingly in control - I haven't had that for weeks. I felt pleased at sticking to 8 syns rather than going up to 20 or more! I also felt better in myself getting back to SW after eating a load of white bread and fried foods at my uncle's 60th, which made my insides bloated and hurt-y.
I did Green:
Breakfast: 2.5 Scanbran (1/2 hexB) with cottage cheese and tomatoes; diet coke
Snack: Hifi (hexB)
Lunch: Bean salad with rice, sweetcorn, mixed beans, spring onions, peppers, cucumber, tomato, feta (hexA)
Snacks: Papaya; Mullerlight; pomegranate (I like my expensive fruits)
Dinner: Pasta, peas, leeks, mushrooms, asparagus, rocket, blue cheese (1/2 hexB - some people say not to split them but I don't see a problem with it).
Evening treat: Double gin and tonic (8 syns) - a hard day! Diet cream soda.
Exercise: Cycled to and from the station plus a 10min walk to training. I really haven't exercised much lately and was going to do a DVD at home, but I was knackered...
Today I'm on Green again and this is the plan:
Breakfast: 2.5 Scanbran (1/2 hexB) with SW mushroom pate (mushroom, onion, garlic, herbs, cottage cheese, quark); diet coke
Lunch: Pasta, peas, leeks, mushrooms, asparagus, rocket, cheese (hexA)
Snacks: Strawberries; Mullerlight.
Dinner: Huevos rancheros with onion, courgette, peppers, tomatoes, beans, corn, jalapenos, fried egg and a brown tortilla (1 1/2hexB + 1.4syns). The tortilla isn't really a hexB but it has 5.8g of fibre so I count it (has worked fine for me in the past).
Evening treat: Freddo 5 syns (And maybe a single small G&T for 3 syns...)
Exercise: Cycled to work (17 minutes). Will walk home from work (40 minutes). Thinking about doing the DVD but (this sounds stupid) I washed my hair last night and it takes AGES to dry, so I don't want to get all sweaty! I'm not really that vain, it's just practicality...
Let's hope this works! I really want to try and get a 100% week in, with maybe a little bit of flexisynning if I go out for dinner on Saturday with my bf and his mum.