Well I've made to March and I haven't given up on my weight loss goals just yet although I have to say I haven't really noticed a change in my body over the past 4 weeks, despite continued exercise and eating well (most of the time). I tend to dread the weekly weigh in as I'm always left thinking that my efforts are never quite enough.
This weeks results are in, I've lost 1/2 a lb, a loss is a loss and I suppose slow and steady wins the race!!
However I finally remembered to buy a tape measure so this week starts the weekly measuring :
waist - 25 inches
hips - 35 inches
These measurements match up to what I managed to get down to last Summer so not bad at all, I don't want these to go down by a lot more but it would also be great to see them not go up even if the scales decide to tell me I've put on weight.
This morning I finally finished a 31 day fitness challenge, I really enjoyed a couple of the circuit training days so I'm going to keep using these to mix in with other workouts I'm doing. What I'm trying to do now is increase the size of weights that I'm using when doing weight/resistance training, at the moment the most I'm using is 1.5kg in each hand.
Food wise I think I'm doing ok. I admit I had a couple of glasses of wine and a McDonalds on Saturday but afer reading a post last week about allowing a certain amount of naughty food I'm trying not to beat myself up over it. I think the trouble I find is that if I crave something and try not to give in to that craving, in the end I find myself eating double to amount of said food than I normally would. So I'm keeping in mind an 80 : 20 ratio when it comes to healthy vs junk.
So my meal plan this week starts with what I had in mind for a couple of days last week as we ended up having something different.
Breakfast : porridge, overnight oats, yoghurt with granola or smoothie bowl.
Lunch : scrambled egg, soup or peanut butter and cottage cheese on crackers.
Monday - Turkey mince cottage pie topped with sweet potato mash
Tuesday - Chicken breast cous cous salad
Wednesday - Sweet potato crust pizza
Thursday - Beef stir fry with cauliflower rice
Friday - Tuna and quinoa wraps
Saturday - Chicken chilli
Sunday - Healthy roast chicken dinner
Drink wise, no change for me. I'm sticking with water and green tea, maybe a couple of glasses of wine at the weekend.
Overall I'm happy. Hopefully I can keep it up. This week is one of the hard weeks. Hubby has every 3rd weekend off and it is when he's about that I tend to slip up as he puts temptation in fron of me. Must work on my will power.
Hope the rest of you trying to lose weight are managing to stick to your goals.