Wednesday, 28 October 2009
This week as ive tracked and counted every last morsal, im watching each point wisely and saving points each day. Im not planning to let them go unused though as if you do this for a long while - yes you may loose weight but it will catch up with you when you SHOULD be dropping points.
So how are you doing this week? Any new discoveries? We tried Tuna Pasta bake for the first time this week in our house... very nice! I calculated it at 4.5 points per portion and very yummy too!
I know its only Wednesday but im already looking/planning next weeks evening family meals to plan my weekly shop for the weekend.
Debbies my leader has kindly texted me and sent me a letter this week to keep me on track - its nice to have support from your leader. Im actually looking forward to WI this week - its exciting! I have 9 more until Xmas and would love a drop a stone, even a 1/2 stone would be nice!
What would you like to drop by Xmas?
Monday, 26 October 2009
So over the week ive gone back to basics -
1) Planning my meals
2) Wearing my pedometer
3) Drinking my water
5) Most of all FOLLOWING THE PLAN
I have spent some time thinking about WHY I joined back in OCT 2007.... my daughter LILY-ROSE. She is reason I wanted to loose weight to start with, I wanted her to have a healthy mum who could look after her an be around throughout her life. Then I came up with a idea that I thought would help me along in weak moments (lets be honest it isnt smooth sailing!), I researched lots of inspirational quotes and wrote them down on small pieces of paper. I will carry those around with me and read them when nesscessersary.
Here is a poem/passage that I found -
Don't Quit -
When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down,
And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in,
and forget all about being healthy and thin.
So What! You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!
It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.
It's telling yourself, 'You've done great up till now.
You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow.'
It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.
You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace,
If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip,
Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done,
that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
I really liked it! Here are a few more -
You may delay but time will not...
You must think of yourself as becoming the person you want to be...
You body keeps an accurate journal regardless of what you write down....
If you always do what you always did - you'll always get what you always got...
Nothing tastes as good as THIN feels...
My life tomorrow will be a result of my attitudes and the choices I make today...
Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess baggage the shorter the trip....
A year from now, you may have wished you started today...
Gluttony is an emtional escape , a sign something is eating US...
Dont sacrifice your future for a momentary pleasure...
Sorry there are soo many but I couldnt choose which ones to post..
Take care fellow WW'ers...
Friday, 23 October 2009
Rather than having plenty of NSV daily, I had quite the opposite today -
1) Lily told me I had a big fat belly, which was a big as my friend Katies (Kate has just given birth to TWINS!!!!)
2) Then I was messing around dancing and mike told me my belly was talking! Because the rolls were flapping like a mouth!
So a great day overall and WI tomorrow. The problem I know what I need to do but I cant hold it together very long. Things are still pretty tense at home, and im comfort eating BIG TIME.
I read somewhere this week that "Obese mothers are 10 times more likely to have overweight children" - thats NOT what I want for Lily-Rose (the opposite in fact - she was the reason I joined).
Its so easy to slip back to old ways - I havent been to the gym in weeks, Im not tracking 100%, i havent weighed food in weeks, I havent worn my pedometer, these are all keys facts in loosing weight.
Ill weigh in tomorrow and go from there- im off to write my weekly menu now..
Have a good weekend xxx
Sunday, 11 October 2009
WW are always pushing the hungar signals arent they and ways to recognise them? Well this magazine are saying you can beat those hungar pangs the scientific way - by controling the commuication between your brain and stomach, as hormones that travel between your brain and stomach are out of balance. Scientific discoveries can help you regain that balance just follow the these feel full secrets.
1) The hungar busting breakfast - When our stomach is almost empty, it realises the appetite stimulating hormone ghrelin. Scientists have discovered that overweight people have increased levels of ghrelin, giving them a higher normal appetite. However diets high in slow burning carbohydrates such as oatmeal reduces this hungar hormone. Porridge oats, oat cakes with cottage cheese, oat so simple, swiss style museli, natural yogurt with berries and oats.
2) How to tell your brain your're full - When fat cells are full they release a substance called Leptin, which lets the brain know that there is enough stored fat. The brain responds by curbing appetite and initiating a sense of fullness. Overweight people often suffer from leptin resistance but it was recently discovered that Vitamin D, found in oily fish and sunflower seeds can help awaken the brains response to leptin. Tuna nicoise, sardines o wholemeal toast, steamed salmon, kipper kedgeree, smoked mackerel pate on rye bread with salad.
3) Calming Calcium - The brain uses a tiny hormone-like substance called Agouti-related peptide (AgRP) to stimulate appetite and decrease motabolism. Increasing your calcium levels helps to reverse the weight gaining effect of AgRP activity reducing appetite and improving metabolism, so you'll eat less and burn more. To up your calcium intake eat green vegetables, low fat dairy products, nuts and seeds. Baked potato with lf cottage cheese & salad, Vegetable & cashew nut stir fry with buckwheat noodles, chick pea thai curry with brown rice, roast chicken with steamed cabbage,broccoli,green beans.
Some interesting points there - whats your thoughts?
Thursday, 1 October 2009
Well done everyone you truly deserve it!! Now the rules are post it on your blog along with a link of the person that has sent it to you. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you follow along with a message to each of them to let them know that they have won!
Good luck xx
Where shall I start? Well for a while now my emotions having been all over the shop as well as my diet and to be honest ive been buring my head in the sand hoping it will all go away. Anyway last week it all became too much so I have spoken with my HR dept in work to reduce my work hours slightly. I need to be home more, as with the commute to work im out for 11 hrs a day and missing my daughter going to nursery and my husband. Something had to give - so im now in the process of applying for "flexi hours". As well as that as ive been rundown ive had a sore throat, mouth ulcers and now a water infection!! So im now on antibiotics to clear it up.
Ive been really stressed with life in general so after my week of hell last week as well as a all mightly gain AGAIN im "on the wagon". But I really am fed up of falling off so can someone strap me on - please?
Ive been good this week and feeling like I am getting there slowly, although internet is still very itermidant so trying to catch up when I can on your blogs. I miss reading your daily diaries!
I know I still havent passed on the "lovely blog award" I havent forgotton I will get there I promise.
A week or so back my leader gave us all a handout in class for 1 point snacks, now I have seen this before on the site so ill post the link its very helpful -
This is great for when you have had a tough weekend or a meal out and wanting to save points?
After my WI last week I was talking to another WW who told me about the soups she has made that week and it got me thinking... so this week I have whipped up a Leek & Potato and a BNS & red pepper - they were great and filling too!! I will def be trying some more next week especially when the weather turns colder!
For breakfast this week I have had a lot of porridge which is firm fav of mine and again sooo filling! Thats where I have been going wrong - filling foods are the way forward! Having a major sweet tooth I need sugar so have been snacking on grapes - yummy!
So how are you all doing?
Hopefully if the internet is STILL working in the morning then ill read some more of your blogs! :) take care everyone xxx