Feeling lighter in 2 weeks……..lost 4kg (9lbs)

What a difference a few weeks can make.  Getting myself back into my kitchen, preparing my own meals has definitely paid off.   Losing 3kg in one week just shows that by feeding the body with food and drink that’s healthy and not loaded with sugar or drinking alcohol really can make a difference.

 

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Losing 1kg in the second week has given me so much joy to still be a LOSER! but for some people it may seem like a failure of my weight loss has slowed down.  In reality it is not just about the numbers on the scales, it also about how you feel inside as well as body image.

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People have asked me how am I losing the weight?

Well at the moment my meals are becoming more and more Vegan.   For at least 5 years I have not been able to eat dairy products and recently I have been eating less and less meat and more vegetable and pulses.  This change in my diet has given me more energy and my skin is looking better and healthier.  I am not saying that this is the way we should all be eating but for me it works.  Over the years I have listened to my body and I am now giving it the foods and drinks it enjoys instead of the foods and drinks that causes me pain and discomfort.

This week ‘Buglar Wheat’ is the new food that has joined my cupboards.  It reminds me of Couscous but it is more filling…..in my opinion.  It has more fibre and protein, lower GI and higher vitamins and minerals than your typical white rice…..plus it taste really lushous with roasted vegetables.  Why not try making ‘Buglar Wheat with Roasted Vegetables‘ and ‘Roasted Aubergine

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog, I am now going to blog every fortnight, but my weight will still be recorded weekly.

Diet starts today……gained 4kg (9lbs)

Don’t you just love going on holiday?  The excitement of being somewhere hot and sunny, the last minute clothes shopping, the last workout to lose those precious final pounds and finally travelling to the airport and boarding your flight.   You have the best vacation ever, sunbathing, eating in resturants, drinking cocktails, partying untill all hours……..yep…that’s the life.

You return home, view your pics, jump on the scales and to see the damage all that excessive eating and drinking has done to your body………and you let out a deafing scream!!

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I gained 4kg which is just under 9lbs during my holiday and seeing it on the dashboard was such shock….I nearly had a heart attack.  Then I realised my eating habits over my 9 day holiday wasn’t my usual.  So I am now ready to take control, get myself back in the kitchen and work those extra pounds off.

With my love of food, today is batch cooking day.  Buying fresh ingredients with my prepared shopping list, I will batch cook my meals, portion them out for the week.  This will keep me focused and stop me from buying quick and easy preprepared meals from the shops.

With 16 weeks until Christmas, 13 weeks until feastive party season starts…..I am on a mission to get my body back into shape and into that party outfit.

To keep me focused and motivated I am going to share my plans and update you on my progress.  To start, here are two of the meals that I will be making this week  Eggplant (Aubergine) Bolognese Sauce  and Lentil, Sweet Potato & Coconut Curry.

So let the healthy eating, exercise regime, positive mental attitude start today and not tomorrow.  Who’s with me???

Tomorrow Starts Today