Week two hasn’t gone quite so well, in fact it’s been pretty disastrous. I have gained one and a half pounds! I think I tried to be too clever and mix Filling and Healthy Days with ProPoints days and it was just too much to keep track of. When will I learn that I need to keep it simple in terms of weight loss?
There have been quite a few positives this week though, for one I managed to do a little exercise every day! I found drinking two litres of water a day pretty easy, two cups of black tea and the rest was water in bottles which I carried around with me everywhere. On the down side however I am convinced I have been retaining water this week as I feel swollen and bloated, unless I simply sweated it all out in this ridiculous heat which is likely!
I was a little naughty this week and after nineteen years of been a vegetarian I lost my battle to resist KFC. I only ate half a chicken breast piece so it wasn’t tragic and I’m sure that didn’t cause my 1.5 lb weight gain this week. I don’t think the barbecue for Big Brother’s birthday helped, or the delicious chocolate birthday cake (I only know it was delicious from what he told me) not! The night out for Big brother’s birthday at Jongleurs probably didn’t help, neither did the Guinness drinking. Oh dear when I write it all out it’s quite bad really! Oops!
Again I was too busy last week to create much in the kitchen but I am in the process of making some zero ProPoints ice creams and sorbets so watch out for a post about those later this week!
My plans for the week ahead:
~ Well obviously more exercise, lots more walking and fresh air.
~ Keep up the water drinking marathon.
~ Eat more fresh fruit and vegetables.
~ Cut down on the crisps. I’ve managed to cut down on my chocolate fix and finds ways around it, I now need to do the same with crisps.
~ Prepare foods to take out with me; I am a nightmare for buying something quick to eat while I’m out and it’s always something that can easily be eaten with one hand whilst been dragged by a toddler harness with the other hand so I need to be better prepared.
I purchased a Weight Watcher’s oil sprayer in this week’s meeting because you put your own oil in it so that way you know there are no nasties in it, just pure healthy oil.
I am rather impressed with myself that I did this week’s Sainsbury’s shop online and ordered a lot of fresh fruit and vegetables. This stopped me from falling into the junk food trap which is so tempting when you have a toddler wrestling to climb out of the trolley while you’re trying to check the shopping list and ProPoints values as you chase up and down the aisles! Although I did forget the eggs and I really need to bake so I may have to brave the shops tomorrow morning after all…
Goal for next week to lost 2 lb, can this be achieved? I hope so, fingers and toes crossed people!