1 Week of "What's Going Well Today?" - Weight Loss NHS

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1 Week of "What's Going Well Today?"

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

We beat oursleves up and feed in to our mistakes too often.

The aim of this thread is to give strength to what we are getting right and to hopefully help any of us that are struggling, to get back on track.

Feel free to join in if you don't want to/can't do the whole week.

Please do not comment on the things you feel didn't go so well.

Please post one sentence only, every day, for one week, on what is going well for you. Whether that be "I drank water today, I ate fruit or I avoided snacking."

Take a quick mental note (or post below) on how positive or negative you feel around your eating habits right now and then by the end of the week we can assess if we've noticed any changes.

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MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

Day 1 - Today I've had some hydration (2 Mugs of mint tea) and some vitamins and minerals (a bowl of salad) 😊

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to MintTeaMascara

Sounds good to me MTM 👍

Eleanorba
EleanorbaMaintainer
in reply to MintTeaMascara

Great to be drinking part of your username!

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI
in reply to Eleanorba

My son named me MintTea as a random user name (think I was drinking mint tea at the time) - good way for me to keep hydrated :)

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer

Feeling 50/50 pos/neg, but on the positive, I had fruit and/or vegetables at every meal today. Thanks for this post MTM, helping us focus on the positive! 👍

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3st
in reply to Trimmerteacher

Well done on the fruit and veg intake ! :-) x

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3st

Hi thanks for hosting MintTeaMascara, I forgot to take my scotch egg to work with me today, but discovered that Greggs will serve a sausage sandwich without the bun! :-) x

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI
in reply to Lytham

It's gotta be something that's within your control Lytham 😉

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3st
in reply to MintTeaMascara

I had a sausage sandwich without the bun :-) x

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI
in reply to Lytham

You managed to avoid bread and achieved one of your goals? 👏

Lytham
LythamSuper Host 3st
in reply to MintTeaMascara

Yeah ! X

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

Ps guys, don't worry about responding/congratulating everyone - it's partly for us to find the strength that lies within us

Stalk
Stalk1st 7lbs

I had to take a packed lunch today and I'd assumed I'd have to take sandwiches as per usual, but then I thought, I could make a salad in a bowl and take a fork.

So, I put a few beans, a bit of cheese, some mayo and a great deal of crunchy green stuff, it was delicious and met my calorie and fibre target.

I also made a duplicate to have in the fridge and eat when I got indoors later, I don't mind eating the same thing twice as long as it's delicious!

So I was very pleased with that and I shall do it again.

Thank you for posting this good idea, MintTeaMascara.

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

You're welcome.

Sounds delicious and nutritious. Good work.

Can I kindly ask you to re-read the guidelines on participating in the thread.

Really glad to have you here, but I hope to keep the thread nice and simple.

Something like "I replaced sandwiches for plenty of nutritious food today and pre-prepared a healthy dinner". 👍

Stalk
Stalk1st 7lbs

OK, MTM, brevity's the word!

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI
in reply to Stalk

Had to Google that one. Thank you 😊

babss
babss3 stone

I tried a new fish recipe and my pescatarian daughter, who i don’t think has enough protein in her diet, loved it 😊

I did a cardio workout last night after a week of being too tired for it in the evenings.

I have started to use my new health club membership and did 2 swims and 2 gym sessions.

Stalk
Stalk1st 7lbs

Sunday - I had no cakes or biscuits while out today.

Eleanorba
EleanorbaMaintainer

Hi MTM, how are you? Great to see you here. Today was such a lovely day of breakfast-in-bedding and newspaper reading and bookshop going and park walking it’s hard to pick one thing. But for health and weight loss I’ll choose the walk:

Today I walked about 8 miles through streets and parks on a beautiful day and didn’t eat cake at the end of it!

Great idea for a week’s thread, I’ll definitely be in every day!

Eleanorba
EleanorbaMaintainer
in reply to Eleanorba

...oh and I’ll make all the other posts shorter!!

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI
in reply to Eleanorba

I'm alright thanks (given circumstances and health at the moment).

Yeah, it's mainly supposed to be about diet change but anything really to do with weight loss where you feel you need to channel your focus away from negative thinking to positive.

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

Day 2 - drank a large mug of mint tea and had a nutritious dinner.

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

I hope everyone is managing to find their focus with this 😊

Icandoit2019
Icandoit2019Healthy BMI

Hi giving up my teas, coffees, already stopped drinking soda for a while. 2nd day of only drinking water. Feeling very pleased with myself and it does get easier.

babss
babss3 stone

Two days to make up on this

Sunday-walked for an hour in the park with my daughter and she didn’t moan once

Today-have eaten completely to plan including giving chocolate at work the swerve

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI
in reply to babss

Nothing to make up on - just a mental note to log, on what has gone well :)

babss
babss3 stone
in reply to MintTeaMascara

😊

This is a fab idea. See you tomorrow

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

Day 3 - Had adequate hydration and some nutrition

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

Day 4 - stayed hydrated, avoided binging, ate reasonably well.

Eleanorba
EleanorbaMaintainer

Hi MTM. Oops I missed a day! So will do two days now:

Yesterday (Monday) - planned a healthy day's eating and stuck to it, including v delicious spicy carrot pancakes for dinner - even though was really tired in the evening and nearly had a massive plate of pasta instead.

Today (Tuesday) - stuck to my plan again; particularly pleased to have stuck to snack plan of 1 apple when temptations all around the work kitchen.

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI
in reply to Eleanorba

You don't have to worry about doing it everyday - it's more to learn to focus on what we are getting right rather than chastising ourselves for what we are getting wrong

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

Developing a kindness towards ourselves

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

I want it to be a relaxed, stress-free space - just a space to come and check in what we are doing well (no matter how small).

You're more than welcome to check in everyday, one day or random days

A chocolate bar was left on everyone’s chair after lunch at today’s training. Mine went straight in my bag for my son. Everyone else scoffed theirs straight away. I felt zero interest in doing so.

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

Day 5 - had a really good start to the day, a good breakfast and good lunch :)

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

Day 6 - Ate a couple of decent meals

MintTeaMascara
MintTeaMascaraHealthy BMI

Day 7 - had a delicious and nutritious meal and plenty of water.

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