Things have to change!!

Discussion in 'Weight Loss Diaries' started by Rozziebabe85, 15 February 2014.

  1. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Hi all,

    Ok, I'm not going to beat around the bush!! I've dabbled on this forum for a couple of years. Chopping and changing from one diet too another. This needs to stop!! I just need to eat less and move more. No measuring, no counting, no sticking to silly rules that don't relate to normal people. I just need to stick to basic healthy eating and balance.

    General rules (not crazy rules) I'm going to stick to:

    1. Plan my meals and snacks in advance

    2. I don't need sweets, chocolate, cakes and fried food to live so these should be eaten rarely (special occasions!!)

    4. Exercise 3-4 times a week

    5. "What would Jo do??" The most important influence on my diet was my old dietician who tried to help but unfortunately I didn't take her advice. Her advice now rings in my ears and I know having her as my inner voice will help.

    Any advice along the way much appreciated!!

    Starting 180lbs
  2. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Day 1

    I'm going out to dinner today for my friends birthday. Not a great day to start but actually I need to start seeing this as a life change rather than something I do when I have no plans.

    Ok, so my plan this morning was to go to gym for 9am. I've got an irritating cough which kept me awake last night. I even moved to the spare room do my OH could sleep.

    I'm lying here this morning and the last thing I want to do is go to the gym. I am trying to rationalise it by saying that maybe early morning isn't my time for going to the gym. I generally do prefer exercising later in the day.

    Am I making excuses or is it a valid point to consider when is the best time to exercise for me. Am I weak willed or just being pragmatic?

    Starting 180lbs
  3. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    So, day 1 of my diary and I'm not going to tell you what I've eaten as it's been a weird day. We went out at lunch for my friends birthday and it turned into a Sunday afternoon drinking session. Very enjoyable!!

    This is a normal part of life as long as it's not every week. I enjoyed myself and that's all that counts.

    I went shopping this morning and now have a good supply of green veg, fruit and leans meats.

    Wish me luck for this week!

    Starting 180lbs
  4. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Day 2

    Off work today. Just out of bed with a plan to go to the gym this afternoon.

    I've started to day with 2 crumpets and low fat spread. I was going to have a yoghurt as well, but actually not that hungry so I have decided to have it later if I need it.

    Starting 180lbs
  5. Allie2014

    Allie2014 Well-Known Member

    Good luck. I'd love to lose weight that way! So difficult, but if you manage I definitely believe its the best way to maintain long term. You've go the attitude so I'm sure you'll succeed! Look forward to seeing how you do xxx
  6. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Allie,

    Any advice on what I'm eating much appreciated,

    Starting 184lbs
  7. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Day 2

    Just had lunch. I've had to eat early so I can fit the gym in before an appt this afternoon.

    Gym target - 3km on treadmill, 10mins on cross trainer, 10mins on rowing machine and then a relaxing swim.

    Lunch - Half a carton of fresh soup, 1x Wholemeal pitta, small portion of cheddar cheese with chutney and salad.

    I feel quite satisfied. Tried to eat slow and enjoy it! My plan is to snack on fruit this afternoon (banana, apple and some grapes).

    Fajitas with loads of salad for tea.

    Starting 184lbs
  8. Allie2014

    Allie2014 Well-Known Member

    Im not sure Im the person to advise you. I keep doing VLCDs because my food choices are so bad, lol! But maintaining a reasonable weight on normal food is my ultimate goal. Your plan really inspired me, I really hope you do it xxx
  9. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    I've done VLCD too. It was really effective but did

    Starting 184lbs
  10. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Sorry pressed wrong button!!

    As I was saying, really effective but taught me nothing about normal eating.

    So end of day 2 and I beat my gym target. Very pleased. Changed my evening meal to Moroccan lamb with quinoa and chickpeas. Very tasty!!

    Finished my day with a chocolate rice cake and coffee.

    Overall a good day!!

    Starting 184lbs
  11. Allie2014

    Allie2014 Well-Known Member

    I agree that VLCDs have not been a long term answer for me either. I'm using it to kick start but then want to do something similar to you..

    Well done for today, a great success!
  12. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Allie, a more challenging day today as I'm back in work. Think today feels more like a maintenance day rather than a weightloss day but not going to over analyse as it's been a controlled day rather than a binge.

    Breakfast - 2 crumpets with low fat margarine and an Activia Yoghurt

    Snack - Banana and small Cappucino

    Lunch - Ham Salad Baguette and 1/2 bowl of soup.

    Snack - Cereal Bar

    Dinner - Chicken Fajitas (2.5 wraps) with salad

    Snack - Coffee with some blueberries.

    Exercise - 3.5 km run

    Successes - planned to have 2 wraps for tea, only had an extra half rather than just blowing it which I felt like doing. Really enjoyed my run and can definitely see an improvement in fitness.

    Learns - ask for no butter in my baguette as didn't need it. Change Cereal Bar for more fruit instead.

    Starting 184lbs
  13. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    TOTM started today.

    Breakfast - fresh orange juice, bowl of fruit and fibre with blueberries

    Lunch - cous cous salad, bowl of soup, 1/2 scone.

    Snack - half a scone, packet of sunbites, banana.

    Dinner - haddock in breadcrumbs, new potatoes, broccoli. 1 Chocolate covered rice cake

    Exercise - rest day

    Starting 184lbs
  14. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Day 4

    A nervous day ahead!!

    Starting a new job (promotion) and I'm spending the day with one of the business directors. I get so nervous with people above me in the hierarchy. Always think they are better than me and I'm going to make a fool of myself. Need to try and remember he is just a person like me and he's not superhuman - I think!!

    I had a small glass if orange juice before I left the house. Now it's Breakfast on the train - peanut butter on toast, made at home. Flat white coffee.

    Wish me luck!

    Starting 184lbs
  15. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Had a great day in my new job! Lots of new people to meet. Very friendly but I'm tired now! Just waiting for the train home. Not been in complete control of food today.

    Snack - flapjack and coffee

    Lunch - buffet style food (one plate, no pudding)

    Exercise - heading out for a run when I get home

    Starting 184lbs
  16. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Not been a great end to the week. I think Thursday knocked me off course and I lost focus. Won't go into what I've eaten but cake and chips have featured, plus wine.

    Fresh start tomorrow, renewed focus!!

    Starting 184lbs
  17. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Reminder of my rules:

    Plan eating

    No rubbish

    What would Jo say??

    Only three things to remember.

    Let's start again tomorrow. .....

    Starting 184lbs
  18. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Starting my Sunday with a long challenging walk in the Peak District. 10k hopefully!

    Starting - 211lbs Current - 184lbs
  19. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Breakfast - bowl of fruit and fibre, glass of orange juice.

    Exercise - 8km hike.

    Snack - 2 oat biscuits and half tea cake. (During the walk)

    Lunch - mackerel salad with granary bread, blueberries.

    Starting - 211lbs Current - 184lbs
  20. Rozziebabe85

    Rozziebabe85 Well-Known Member

    Dinner - baked potato, pork and broccoli, yoghurt.

    Snacks - hands on the cookie jar I'm afraid.

    This is so hard!! If I'm not on a specific diet then I am a mess. I can't stay focused. I'm so used to being on a structured diet like WW of SW. I know that this new approach is right for sustained weight loss but need to stay focused.

    Sensible, healthy eating with exercise. That's all!! Why is this sooooo hard!!

    Starting - 211lbs Current - 184lbs

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