Been a good day for food today...plus got on to the allotment for a hour long digging session which has made me feel a whole lot better Had the sun beating down on my back, and the allotment is beginning to take shape, which also made me feel good as it was awful when I got it.
I've sacked off the pasta for dinner and am instead having two mini pizzas (made out of those warbuton thin's, one is 5 syns and is pre-cut which will make two pizzas) with wedges and a massive salad. I'll have pepper, mushroom, spinach, olive and onion on my pizzas. Am really looking forward to it!
Back to work tomorrow - got a LOT of shifts on over the next 5 days...but then it quietens down for a few, so all good Am going to try and squeeze in exercise each day when I'm not at work, my prime modes of exercise being swimming and allotment work at the min! I am feeling focused and want a good number for next week - I am watching my water intake and trying to get more soluble fiber in me to stop being bunged up,, i swear stress does it sometimes!
Exercise could help with the bunged-up-ness. I hope so anyway. How lovely to have an allotment. Does it flourish? I had one a while back but couldn't keep at it regularly enough. Digging up surprise carrots ie you never know what is under the leaves, was wonderful, and gazillions of courgettes, I really resent paying for courgettes now. But mainly I learned that to be a subsistance farmer is very very hard work abd that I'm grateful for western commercial food supplies.
WOOHOO bunged up no more. (TMI!!) Deployed lentils, prunes, exercise and tons of water...felt like i have given birth and my dress i am wearing has gone from tight to saggy. eughhhhhhh. i am determined not to let it happen again and will be watching my food very carefully from now on!
Just finished work, back at 12 tomorrow though, booo.
@micci - I <3 my allotment - its hard work at 200sqM, but has the potential for me to be self sufficient. I am still clearing it but have got about a third of it almost ready for planting and design stages can't wait to get going in spring, all of this waiting this time of year is painful!
Your allotment sounds exciting. So much easier to cope with if you've not got family responsibilities. Being self sufficient in veggies would be wonderful. Our allotments were really friendly too ... mostly. The day I went there and found the wind had taken the tent I had pitched on my plot for the children to play in while I worked and scraped over various other plots was not good. Fortunately it was the mdiddle of winter and no crops were damaged as far as I know.
I'm actually rather impressed that your 'bunged up ness' could cause such a difference when lost. Amazing. Next week should be good on the scales then. Life in that area can be a tad difficult for me atm, living off codeine as I do so I work on the roughage and try and have the odd codeine free day when I can - bit of a challenge that one.
Hope your week gets off to a good start tommorow and that OH gets himself into gear for the holiday.
I'd love to have weighed myself before and after! I'm still very overweight but my stomach is completely flat now...last week however its been like it used to be, really extended, but hard. It's like someone's popped a balloon under there; now I almost have 2 rolls of skin where there's nothing left in there. Mind you, I'm a big eater so there was a heck of a lot of food in there :/ I am on codeine too sometimes, I can't have any other painkillers cos of my kidney...barbiturates are my saving grace, although the unwanted side effects are not to be envied!!
I am now getting organized for work - I feel like recently all I do is pack bags for work, then work, then unpack, just to pack again. Got hospital at 9am, then going for a swim, then work at 12. Not leaving work until Wednesday morning, where i will go for another 'freedom swim' as I call them, before returning home for lunch, going to the doctors then back to work at 3pm. Haha!
There are some lovely, freindly people down on the allotment site, have had many a giggle (and gin/cider/ale) with the couple opposite who very much remind me of me, but in 20 years I generally only see the 20-40 age group as we all tend to go on to site during the afternoon/evenings...I think the old hands go at the crack of dawn, never to be seen past 10am!!! I keep wanting to meet such people and pick their brains for tips, but they are up far too early for me
All good thanks Elm, hope you are OK too and have had a rest at some point haha!
I was going to go swimming this morning before work but when I woke up I saw the sun was out - perfect weather for a few hours on the allotment so now packing bags for work then heading down...I have to take one of my clients swimming today anyway so at least I'll get to do some gentle swimming
Just had a banana on top of 2x sweet ryvita with some home made jam (1.5 syns), an apple and some melon. I'm stuffed!
See you all in a few days, hope you all have good luck for weigh ins and such x
Good day today, think its even been a success express day (need to look up
Syns for sauces etc I had with my meals) only had 7.5 syns, lots of fruit and veg...had a massive salad with my curry tonight instead of rice and it was much nicer (and less effort). That has saved me about 500 calories as I pile rice on my plate !
Have been right back on track this week - feeling good Weigh in tomorrow night, I am hoping for a good loss as this is my last chance at a clear 100% week until the middle of March!!
Been having around 7-12 syns a day...today I only had 2 meals as I got back from work at 8am and was shattered and fell asleep...had a late brekkie/early lunch then back to work from 3-10pm, had dinner there and now just had 2 alpen light bars for supper and I'm done for the day
I wanna get this weight off, and fast. My right knee has been playing up a lot lately, and has been consistently doing so for 2-3 months now. I am worried it is the start of arthritis as it is very stiff, and worse if I have been idle for a while. I tend to limp a little after I get up but then it is fine until I sit down again. I was told by docs I have a very high chance of developing it young (before 30!) as I have HMS...it comes occasionally in my wrists, and I have constant pain in both wrists, left shoulder and left ankle. i have had to give up playing musical instruments of any sort - I used to be a graduate level pianist a few years ago - and can now only sit on the computer typing for 30 mins or so before I have to do something else.
I am considering vegan glucosamine tablets (v.v.v.expensive!!) as I was told to maybe start taking it years ago but I just couldn't afford it.
3lbs off tonight!! woohoo
Now to concentrate on not putting it all back on again. I think I might get away with a maintian next week, only cos i'm weighing in on wednesday (my birthday) just before the really bad stuff will come out. I am even considering not weighing in at all, I will see how bad the festivities go on the weekend and on OH's birthday monday. Will be a big week...week after will be even worse lol as i'm off to edinburgh next weekend and will be drinking in full force (no work for days, and no driving until sunday!!) after that, its back on the wagon for 10 days before I go to India - so maybe i will slip into the 13's before I go (3lbs to go!)...
Just realised I have crept below the 200lb mark and am now 199lbs!!! Woohoo! I've lost 25lbs/11kg so far which is amazing
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- Rep Power
Diet: slimming world
Start Weight: 12st2.5lb
Current Weight: 11st11.5lb
Goal Weight: 10st0lb
Start BMI: 28.4
Current BMI: 27.5
Goal BMI: 23.3
Total Weight Loss: 0st5lb
Weight to Lose: 1st11.5lb
% Lost 2.93%
Oh well done you. You're doing amazingly well x
Thanks love I am feeling pretty good - am hovering near the 13's, got under 200lbs, soon to get under 90kgs which will be a big milestone...some of my leggings are feeling quite loose, I was out on the allotment earlier and they were really sagging, had to keep pulling them up! Feels amazing, and I can't wait to lose more! Am going to meal plan HARD for next week and try and minimize the damage - only real threat is the chocolate cakes I will be baking, but I am going to fob them off on OH, people at work and friends so they aren't sat around looking at me saying 'EAT ME!' I will let myself have 2 a day (total of 6 cupcakes - I am yet to work out the syns but they will be very, very high)...the only day I will be going totally off plan is my birthday...I have a box of chocolates, plus cake, and dinner, and BREAD oh my god I can't wait to eat some crusty bread. 14th of Feb I am going to work all day, so will get straight back on it If I put on, then so be it. I will have had fun, and will have limited myself (to an extent) and had some sort of control over the situation so won't feel completely dejected if I put on a few lbs here or there.
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