I had an amazing week last week – until Friday evening. Something happens when the weekend hits and I craaaave treats. I didn’t give in this time (go me) but I seemed to spend the whole weekend obsessing over what I couldn’t have.
Leading up to the weekend I was feeling so good and wanting only healthy food, I felt like I’d really turned a corner. But as always in this race for good health, where there is one turn for good then can be another for bad.
The last 2 days have seen me in a super grumpy mood and I have a cold sore on my bottom lip despite how healthy I am right now so rather than jumping for joy over my achievement of a really great eating week I am just in a mood.
Weight: 61.5kgs – I have to say I was gutted when I saw this number on the scale this morning. Although it is not a gain I felt like I wasn’t being rewarded for my efforts of such a healthy week. And I felt skinnier and my clothes are fitting better and even Eric has said I am looking great so I was like WTF? I didn’t expect to lose a great amount but I thought maybe half a kg might have just slipped off. This is why they often say don’t listen to the scales – especially at this point where I am within 5 kgs of my goal.
Did I eat from the naughty list this week? If so, what?
(naughty list is lollies/sweets, biscuits, the usual suspects)
NO! I was sooooo good all week. No naughty list. The healthy treat concept is definitely helping me. I turned down hot chips at the park on Tuesday and sweet yummy biscuits on Friday too. My willpower was astounding!
Did I exercise 3+ times this week? Yes! I have rediscovered Fitness Blender. If you don’t know what it is then you need to check it out. It is FREE and is basically a gazillion exercise routines you can do at home. They are vidoes so it’s like you are having some one on one time with the instructor of your gym class. I did the following:
Thurs – cardio – whole body – 30 mins.
Saturday – upper body strength – 30 mins
Sunday – lower body strength – 30 mins
Any new recipes/healthy treats to share? I did a lot of great cooking this week. I’ll have to come back and put links in for those interested.
- Homemade ketchup
- Pulled pork shoulder
- Homemade smokey bbq sauce
- homemade pita wraps (spelt flour) – I’m blaming these for stopping me from shifting weight on the weekend 😉
- Homemade chicken kievs with almond + sunflower seed crumbing
I realised after the weigh in this morning and getting crabby with Eric that the Androgen cream comes with a few side effects which could explain some of this: weight gain and increased mood and aggressiveness. The mood thing is just subtle right now but I feel it there below the surface and have been wondering what the hell that is all about. I feel a bit better now I have an answer. Only just over a week left on the cream so hopefully getting off it helps. And I feel glad I am being so healthy now as my weight gain would probably be more if I was cheating. Just have to keep at it.
Oh it’s a journey, such a journey.