Happy 1st September everyone!
I know not everyone likes the end of summer, so I thought I'd find a reminder of how beautiful autumn can be. I love it! What about everyone else? What do you think about the changing season?
I'm also looking forward to seeing how all your menu plans start to change as different fruit and veg come into season and the days get cooler, and of course trying some of them out myself.
Anyone new to the Daily Diary (DD) - WELCOME! This is a wonderfully inclusive and supportive environment where we learn and get support from each other, and in particular get encouragement to stick to our plans.
To get full benefit from the DD record your menu for the day and include the particular plan you are following, for example calorie counting, intermittent fasting, low carb etc. That way your fellow diarists can offer focussed support, suggestions and advice. This should always be constructive and in the spirit of positive support, although remember that this will be based on personal experience, belief and opinion, and not on professional expertise. You might also want to share your exercise plans for the day and some people include their targets too (e.g. reaching a particular weight, losing a particular amount, maintaining the weight they've achieved).
Receiving encouragement really does help, so do try and respond to each other, even if it's only a few words.
If you really like the sound of a menu, don't be shy, ask for the recipe, and feel free to share photos of your meals too.
Here's my plan for 1st September. Based on the NHS BMI plan I'm currently aiming for 1890 calories a day to try and lose enough weight to get me from obese to overweight, after which I'll review the plan to make sure t is the right one to take me to the next stage of being "ideal".
Breakfast; Yoghurt and berries
Lunch: Asparagus omelette and salad
Tea: Veggie noodle stir-fry
Drinks: Coffee x 2, Tea and water with lemon (I haven't been great at hitting my water intake targets recently so an extra effort on my part is needed)
Exercise: Indoor walking DVD at least.
Over to you all!