I woke up in the middle of the night worried that I might have put weight on this week...the anxiety! I am definitely not going on the scales until tomorrow - I'm worried if I don't see what I like then it will fuel overeating (I'm only on week 2 so still challenging bad habits!). So when I got up I decided to do my measurements instead. Good news! 1/2 inch off my arms, waist and thighs and 1 inch off my hips whoop! Feeling a lot happier and not dreading tomorrows weigh in as much now
I do feel that I am developing a healthier attitude to food even though only just coming to the end of week two. On Friday as a treat I cooked our favourite veal escalope recipe from Gordon Ramsey, with a creamy mushroom sauce. I wanted to be able to enjoy this without feeling guilty so I went to the gym and worked damn hard! I've also resisted all the lovely cakes that my colleagues have been baking and taking healthy snacks to eat instead so I am not tempted. I now love watermelon - who knew!
My next challenge will be this coming week. My boyfriend is away all week. When he is here I cook every night, pre plan meals. When he is not, I develop a 'I can't be bothered' attitude and descend in to unhealthy, quick choices. I am determined this isn't going to happen this time! I did my food shop yesterday, planned out my healthy lunches and dinners for next week (thank you Dave for the lunch recipes - they are all on my list!) and have loads of new snacks to try - ryvita crackerbreads, kallo smoked paprika rice cakes & little soreen bars and my fruit! I was never a fruit person before so have been taking carrot, cucumber, celery sticks and tomatoes as my work snack but I am sure I will get bored of this quickly so need to diversify!
Anyway sorry for the rambling post, it's far too early on a Sunday morning to be succinct!