It's been an intense week, complete change to my routine with my new job meaning all my mornings were really rushed, but I still managed to do two runs and made healthy packed lunches every day. Evenings were another matter, as I definitely succumbed to a bit of wine during the week, which was not my intention. But this was confined to Wednesday - I was good on Thurs eve, to make sure I could go for a run on Friday morning before work. Trafford1's invaluable encouragement on here then actually got me out of the door and running (thanks!). On Friday eve we were round at friends for a dinner party, where although I was careful I'm sure I went a tiny bit over a healthy amount of calories. I also had two glasses of wine (and really enjoyed it). I was definitely letting my hair down. Hopefully the scales won't reflect this...
I'm still getting used to the feeling of being at my goal weight now. I can wear smart skirts and tops without feeling as self-conscious anymore, so I felt like I fitted in at the new office okay. Also, being a slim person eating salad lunches gives out different signals than being an overweight person eating salad lunches. It's annoying but when you don't look like you need to lose weight anymore, people don't assume you're 'on a diet' - they just see you as a healthy person. So this has turned out well - I don't feel too self-conscious being a healthy salad lunch person.
I made the following healthy lunches:
Monday: sandwiches made with spelt bread (although decided this didn't agree with my stomach so have left the rest in the freezer for my boyfriend) - filling was hummous, avocado, rocket and cherry tomato.
Tues, Wed & Thurs: hummous, oatcakes and salad (rocket, red pepper, cherry tomato, avocado and sugar snaps)
Friday: potato salad with grated boiled egg, with roast veg, chick peas and rocket (and the same is in the fridge at work for Monday's lunch too)
(The last one was an absolute inspiration. I had leftover roast veg in a tupperware box in the freezer. I'd made the potato salad with grated egg the night before, but while I was out for my early Friday run it occurred to me to add some tinned chickpeas to the roast veg and take that and the rest of my bag of rocket with the potato salad. Then, instead of having the whole potato salad for lunch, I had half the potato salad and half the roast veg and chickpeas, and saved the other half for Monday. This also solved the problem of being at my boyfriend's this weekend where there aren't many ingredients for making a packed lunch for Monday.)
I also took snacks for each day: clementines, eat natural bar, or nature valley crunchy bars, as well as different herbal tea bags so I had variation each day. I want to make some of my own natural snacks this week - didn't have time this week hence the eat natural bars etc, which are great but quite expensive so can't keep this up.
I turned down: mini kinder bars and a strawberry cream cake. I expect to have to turn down lots more similar items - I guess this is typical for offices!
Next week I'll aim to do 3 runs instead of 2, to cycle to work at least once during the week (aiming to do this on Tuesday) and keep up the healthy lunches. I also want to make some healthy apple flapjacks or similar to top up my snack supplies. I need to get my evenings more on track. But overall I feel I'm managing well in the face of a massive change to my usual routines.