Day 362

Tuesday 27th December 2016

There is one person who has really helped me this year and that is Jenny my nutritionist. 

I met her in January after Matt did  research into finding a nutritionist. She had really good ratings and she was only half an hour away from my house. 

The first time I met her she said she could help me. She said I could do a healthy eating plan called a metabolic balance. It consisted of a blood test which showed what was happening on the inside. 

She told me about the 4 phases I would go through when it came to food options. She said that she lives on phase 3 all the time. 

I have to say when she told me what I had to do I didn’t think there was a chance I would do it. It seemed far too hard and I definitely didn’t think I could live on it long term. In short I didn’t really believe her. 

It started by me going to see her every week for 6 months and then fortnightly for the last 6 months of this year. 

Jenny is a person I felt I could tell anything too. She put me at ease from the very beginning. She was a person I liked straight away and because I saw her so often it wasn’t long before we became friends. 

Visiting her every week usually consisted of a weigh in, sometimes she took measurements and she also helped to improve my skin. Because she believes eating healthier is sorting things from the inside out she also thinks we need to do the same from the outside in. 

We also talked a lot, usually about how I was getting on and she gave me so much nutrition advice. I have learnt so much from her. I never really understood before what food did to your body and how your body reacts to it until this year. 

However I think all I gave her is a pain in the foot. Because it seemed like every week I would go and break a glass. It wasn’t long until a bit ended up in her foot!

The beginning half of the year was really hard but I have to say it is the best thing I have ever done and definitely the most rewarding. 

She told me in January that it would be the last diet I would ever go on. I didn’t really believe that either. 

However she is right. You may be thinking that seeing a nutritionist isn’t exactly cheap – well you would be right! But I have been to many places to lose weight before where I pay a certain amount every week and I have done that for years. I think if I added it all up Jenny would be cheaper in the long run and it all worked. 

With Jenny I also get a personal service and she is at the other end of the phone when I need her. There was one time on day 4 of the detox when she had an hysterical woman on the other end of the phone. I was ready to quit but she encouraged me to carry on and said that tomorrow would be better. She was right. 

She has been right with everything she has told me and I have done exactly what she said because, after all, I am paying for her expertise and it’s in my best interest. 

So I just want to say a big thank you to Jenny. 


Without you I would never have done so well. 

I would advice everyone whether you need to lose weight or not to see a nutritionist if you want to try look her up on http://www.meadowaesthetics.com/

because it’s the best thing I have ever done. 

Day 116

Monday 25th April 2016

The last few days I have not thought once about what I am eating. I have not thought about being healthy. I have not even thought about dieting. 

This could be really worrying but I find that the dieting and healthy eating have become a habit. 

A REALLY GOOD HABIT


I find that I don’t have to think about things so much anymore. It just normal to me now. It’s a new normal. 

The thing that does worry me though is that, because I am finding I don’t have to think about it, does that mean I won’t think about it if I slip too (not that I am planning to). I just don’t want to start getting into bad habits after all this hard work.

17st 12lbs.    ⬅️➡️.        49lbs⬇️total

113.4kg.         ⬅️➡️.     23.1kg⬇️total

Day 94

  Sunday 3rd April 2016

First day on the cruise has been quite entertaining. I have done an activity called a helmet dive. You walk on the sea bed with a helmet on so you can breathe. It is one of the funniest things I have done. I couldn’t stop laughing.

Today I thought I would tell you all about:- 

 

1) Eat just 3 meals a day

2) Wait a minimum of 5 hours between each meal

3) Each meal should not take any longer than 1 hour to eat.

4) Begin each meal with 1 -2 bites of protein. (This will lessen insulin response)

5) Eat 1 type of protein with each meal ( it improves digestion and optimises overall nutrition)

6) Finish evening meal by 9pm

7) Drink the correct amount of water a day. (approximately 35mls of water for every kilo of body weight)

8) Eat 1 apple a day

I am managing these rules quite well. It’s kind of like my bible of things I need to stick too. I still seem to be able to do it even though I am on holiday. It is a little harder though.

Day 82

Tuesday 22nd March 2016

It has been a very busy day, I have not had much time to think about food however it also meant I didn’t think about drinking water either.

With Easter looming, the kids are getting a lot of Easter eggs. We are away over Easter so I have said that the kids could have their eggs now.

 

I always thought that I was a chocoholic but I haven’t eaten chocolate this year at all yet. When I saw Jenny yesterday she says I can eat it as long as it contains 70% Cocoa.

It tasted ok – not as good as cadburys, but I think I could get used to it.

18st 7.7lbs.    ⬅️➡️.       39.3lbs⬇️total

Day 81

Monday 21st March 2016

When it comes to proteins I seem to always default to chicken, I have been told that I need to mix it up a bit. I can only have chicken, fish, eggs, seeds, nuts and pulses.

I have not really ever had pulses, I don’t even know what to do with them. I thought maybe a soup. Jennie made me one today.  She added lentils, chickpeas and a selection of vegetables.


I really wasn’t sure that I would like it, however it was really nice. I have been missing out all these years

18st 7.7lbs.    0.2 lbs⬆️.     39.3lbs⬇️total

Day 68

Tuesday 8th March 2016

Went swimming again.

The nutritionist has told me that I need to get a spiralizer today I used it for the first time.

It really did make my salad look interesting. It is also great to use on vegetables to replace the pasta in a spaghetti bolognese.

19st 0.5lbs.    0.5lbs⬇️.   32.5lbs⬇️total

Day 67

Monday 7th March 2016

I got up at 5am to pick up Matt from the airport. I had to take my breakfast with me because I knew I wouldn’t be back in time.

Every day I find myself having to make choices, do I stay on the right path or do I take a diversion, sometimes there are far too many temptations in the way. After a while the right choice becomes easier though.


So I choose the road to a healthier life. I just hope it lasts.

19st 1lb.    0.5lbs ⬆️.     32lbs⬇️total

 

Day 66

Sunday 6th March 2016.

I woke up to the scales being 2lbs down, it makes the pain and hunger over the last few days worth it.

Today is Mothers Day and it meant that I could have a treat meal, so I went to Frankie & Benny’s.

I loved my lunch of chicken salad and potatoes, potatoes are not on my daily allowance but I really did enjoy them. I did have a dessert but I couldn’t eat it, In fact I was rather disappointed. Which can only be a good thing, my taste buds are changing and I have gone off foods I used to like.

19st 0.5lbs.    2lbs⬇️.    32.5lbs⬇️total

Day 61

Tuesday 1st March 2016

Went for a morning swim with a friend, the water was so cold that we had to swim extra fast just to warm up. We did swim 30 lengths though.

Did my sewing class, this always stops me from feeling hungry.


I made a lamb bolognese for the first time. It tasted lovely and instead of having it with pasta I had mange tout. I loved it, I might do that again.

19st 3.2lbs.      0.4lbs⬇️.       29.8lbs⬇️total

Day 56

Thursday 25th February 2016

Everybody needs a Jenny, I have a few Jenny’s in my life. I have Jenny the nutritionist, Jenny the neighbor and Jennie the cleaner.

Today as Matt was away I went for a walk with Jenny the neighbour, I am so lucky to have really nice neighbours who are helpful and supportive.

Jennie the cleaner has been coming round and making me home made soups every week made totally out of the vegetables I can have. I have never really been a soup fan but I have really enjoyed her soups and I find myself getting really excited when they are on the menu.

It is also a good way to get the vegetables down when I am getting fed up with them.

19st 6.9lbs.    0.3lbs⬇️.    26.1lbs⬇️total