25th June – 1st July 2018
This week I have been trying to cut down on my food intake. When I set myself this challenge I knew it was going to be hard. All I kept thinking about was how hard it was for me last time in January 2016.
Back then I ate so little food. The food I did eat was protein, fruit and vegetables and very little of anything else. I remember I went from eating junk constantly to eating really healthy with a 5 hour break in-between each meal. I remember it was quite a major shock to my system. So much so that I was fit for nothing.
I spent most of my time in bed without the energy to get up. If I did get up I was so shaky. The hunger pains were so intense that I am sure they could hear the rumbles next door.
My life back then consisted of eating very little and sleeping a lot – I couldn’t physically do anything else.
Remembering what I went through then is very off putting now. Last time I did that out of desperation to lose weight and have more energy to keep up with the kids. However I have definitely got the energy to keep up with the kids now. I know I still have a lot of weight to lose but that desperation has gone.
I have this week though managed to cut down considerably. I don’t know how I have managed to do it because I thought my willpower was non existent. I have been eating mainly protein, fruit and veg and I haven’t found it as hard as I thought.
I have felt a little weak at times and on the very odd occasion shaky. It has however been nothing like it was before. I have even managed to exercise a few times this week too.
There has been one drawback though and that is I haven’t lost any weight at all – I just don’t get it. I know I am thinner though because I can feel it. It’s a good job I no longer concentrate on the scales!
Sunday 31st July 2016
As I sit at a restaurant and order my last meal of the holiday I am looking through the menu and realise that I don’t seem to have as much trouble in knowing what to order like I did at the beginning of the holiday. It’s amazing what you can learn in a few weeks.
I have found this holiday that I have had salad twice a day. I think it’s because that’s all I felt I could eat. It’s worked out that I have had about 40 salads in almost 3 weeks.
It wasn’t however as bad as it sounds. Some days I was very happy to order salad, sometimes I really didn’t want to but I was glad I did once I got it. I have to say I haven’t had one bad salad throughout the holiday.
What I have enjoyed is all the different flavours. Sometimes I was eating food that I didn’t even know what it was. That is totally out of character for me. I usually never eat food that I don’t know. I don’t know why, it’s just how I have always been.
One day I had this salad that had sundried tomatoes in I have eaten tomatoes before I am trying to get to like them but I am struggling. So my first thought was ‘oh not tomatoes again.’
I plucked up the courage and tried one. They tasted so much different to tomatoes which surprised me. I thought they tasted really sweet and I think they are going to be added to my salads from now on.
This holiday has been hard with my food choices but it has been very rewarding. I am going home with a whole load more flavours that I can add to my meals.
No weigh in
Monday 18th July 2016
200 hundred days down and I am still going strong. Can’t believe I have managed to keep going for so long. It proves that I am going through a lifestyle change rather than a diet.
Today has been better. I have lost the weight I had put on yesterday and more. I don’t know why I worried so much yesterday.
Before I left home on Wednesday I saw Jenny and she told me to add certain foods to my diet. One thing she asked me to add to a salad is avocado.
I have never really tried avocado before. I have never put it in a salad and I haven’t even tried guacamole.
A dish I cook at home is fajitas. I always buy guacamole for Matt to use but I have never really liked the look of it so I have not even tried it. In our house we don’t call it guacamole we call it bogey because that is what Jake thinks it looks like.
While shopping at the supermarket yesterday I happened to see an avocado so I bought it. I have put it in my salad and I have even tried some guacamole.
I feel like I have been missing out all these years. I had decided that I didn’t like it because of how it looked but until I tried it how could I tell that I wouldn’t like the taste.
It is now my new favourite food and it is going in every salad from now on. I am going to start using guacamole too.
Start weight 21st 5lbs
16st 10.8lbs. 1.4lbs⬇️. 64.2lbs⬇️total
Start weight 136.5kg
106.5kg. 0.6kg⬇️. 30kg⬇️total
Friday 26th February 2016
Went for a walk with a friend, we went to the local park and walked a couple of times around it.
I also went to M&S food again, I was buying some nice food but it was all for the kids and not me. It didn’t bother me at all.
Came home and made myself another chicken salad, I went slightly mad with the chilli!
It may have been hot but it tasted good.
19st 6.7lbs. 0.2lbs⬇️. 26.3lbs⬇️total