ok, so as i actually have a day off ive decided to do a blog post thats a bit more reminiscent of the posts when i first started this blog - longer with more details and more pictures of yours truly to prove im still alive...
see, still very much alive :)
so yeah - this week was the start of my new weight loss plan - im afraid to say i became slightly disillusioned by weight watchers, i cant really put my finger on why, but i just know i started thinking the plan wasn't right for me - despite sticking to points i wasn't eating healthily and that was reflecting on my scales - and yes,i know that ww has now brought out a pro points plan which encourages eating fruit - but i dont know, i truly think im happier eating calories. I was good alllll last week - i mean a saint, i ate so healthily it was shocking - im aiming to eat 2,000 calories a day and last week stuck to those calories and didn't go over once - i ate my 5 a day EVERY day and even better? i loves my bread. i really do - im a eat on the go buttie kinda girl - but last week i really managed to reduce my bread intake and i wasn't even trying - all in all i had a bloody good week :) i didnt eat crisps alllll week, nor did i eat any form of snacky food like biscuits etc and that was reflected on the scales, with a 8.5lb loss!! i cant even tell you how happy that made me? ive had some cornflakes and a grapefruit for breakfast this morning and im on the set for another winning (or losing ;) ) week. This week is going to be a bit more of a challenge as im working a through sporadic shifts, including a 2-8 shift on tuesday, but i'll work around it and all will be well. The only challenge im finding really is re-wiring my brain to not view foods as points but as calories, and i seriously didnt realise how many calories were in a slice of bread, and how much of my 2,000 a buttie can take up - i went into tesco on monday planning on buying a buttie to take to work on the tue and i came out empty handed as i couldnt find one (that wasnt something like Chickie - no mayo, or ham and mustard - the real exciting fillings ya know? ;) ) that was below 700!! thats bloody shocking that is!!
i did however find something bizarre out - i could eat a turkey,cranberry and stuffing buttie for lunch for 679 calories, or i could eat a pot noeldle (thats not a typo ;) ) for 388 calories!! hows does that work? and i know which i preferred, and know what - that noodle was lovely - i know its not healthy as such - but dammit it was good -so good ive planned another one today for lunch,lol - nom nom nom ;) actually, i think theres a nice lil story behind them too; the pot noeldle story
Its funny, all the time ive wasted trying different diets over the past few years - ww,slimming world,slim fast (for like a day - i like to ya know, EAT!) to name but a few but ive never actually tried good old fashioned calorie counting, and i cant, for the life of me, work out why? i can only hope my readers wish me luck on my calorie counting journey and dont turn their back on me now ive abandoned ww :) please. i loves you all lots :) so hopefully, this is the end of my wasting time weight loss journey and the start of success - every second counts ;)
and now, im off to watch the nightmare before christmas and eat my pot noeldle - coz im just that damn cool ;)