I was quite proud of myself this week because the hubby had his days off during the week and he is one of these people that can eat what he likes and not think about the food he's eating so whilst he was opting for McDonalds for lunch, I declined and went home and had soup instead. And when he was snacking on crisps and chocolate in the evening I was eating nuts and celery sticks. My will power and determination has definitely increased.
But has my will power made a difference?
The scales tell me that I've lost 2lb which I'm really pleased with. I think 1-2lb a week is a good and steady loss.
So what's the plan for this week?
Exercise wise I think I want to add in more weight based workouts as my main aim is to tone up rather than lose massive amounts of weight. I've started using hand weights whilst doing my normal exercise DVDs to increase the intensity of them.
Food wise I feel happy to continue the way I have been. Although I am due to go out both Friday and Saturday night for a meal and I don't know what will be on the menu but I think I will opt for the healthiest meal that I can choose. One thing I have noticed with my food intake is the difference cutting out bread has made. I've noticed a distinct difference in bloating and stomach cramps since not eating it, maybe something for others to consider?
Here's a snap shot of what I was eating last week :
My meal plan for this week :
Breakfast - Overnight oats in various flavours.
Lunch - A variety of soups with ryvita crackers to dip in them.
Monday - Falafel salad
Tuesday - Pork stir fry
Wednesday - Turkey burgers with sweet potato chips
Thursday - Jacket potato with a prawn topping and salad
Friday - Think we are going to Wagamama so will probably opt for the chicken ramen soup
Saturday - Night out so not sure
Sunday - Slow cooker chicken casserole
Drink wise I am sticking to the same. Although I am debating whether to allow myself a couple of drinks Friday/Saturday night or just stick to the water?
Over all a good week and it's made me really positive about continuing.