Hey lovelies,

Wow, that was quite the hiatus I took.  If I’m totally honest I believe it was the April Challenge I set myself – it was just too much for me and sort of took away my love of blogging for a wee while but as I sat here tonight, inspiration took over me and I thought I’d write a new post.

So given that it is September 2018 what on earth does my title mean?  Good question!  Well, dear readers, it is a new school year, and with this comes the consistency I require!  So with that in mind, I have decided to get back on track with my weight loss journey.

I am writing out recipes that I would like to use for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks, with my food diary at the back of the book.  I’m using one of those Pukka Pads, you know the ones with the tabs, to help organise myself.

The children are going to be taking part in the daily mile and I’ll be out there with them – doing as much as I can!   For a little while in April I was seeing a dietician – one of her pieces of advice was to make sure that I didn’t put too much pressure on myself when it came to my goals i.e. don’t say I’m going to do exercise for 30 minutes every day this week because, when you inevitably don’t do this, it is incredibly disheartening.  Thus, you then allow yourself to cheat because you’re in the mind frame that you can’t do it.  So with that in mind too I aim to make small, achievable goals for myself – even if it is as simple as ‘I will walk around the block once this week’ or ‘I will make sure I have a vegetable with three meals this week.’  This may seem really obvious and simple for people but I have such a bad relationship with food I think this sort of small goal, which can be slowly increased over the weeks, is the way forward for me.  I am definitely a classic example of the whole ‘F**k it’ mentality.

So what about you lovelies, do you have any small, achievable goals you wish to set?  Feel free to share with me.  This week’s goals for me are:

  1. Walk around the block at least once
  2. Eat a salad or vegetables with lunch or dinner every day this week (this is a big one so maybe I should make it 5 out of 7 days this week!)
  3. Get back/into nature at some point this week be that the beach after work or into the woods.

Till next time,

 

 

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One Reply to “New year: new beginnings”

  1. Go Katie! I have started setting a couple of weekly parameters. I have a couple of days a week where if activity/lack of activity allows I just eat a little less, A good breakfast (almost always porridge plus fruit), nuts/crispbread for lunch if I must, and a smallish or big salady evening meal. They say two days a week limited to 500 ish calories is quite good to kick start. Beyond that I eat normally, but I limit my treats (biscuits/cakes/alcohol) to 2 out of 7 days. Those can be ANY days depending on social engagements. On top of all this I increased my activity, fractionally. Seriously, no gym, just a few extra outings and I began to see a difference. If I told myself I had to do this, that or the other, I would also get disheartened when I didn’t do it. So I just have the general guidelines and fit them into the week. Some weeks it works, some it doesn’t but I am not kicking myself, but remaining aware. When I reach a plateau, eating a bit more for a day or two and reining back seems to kick start. 2 1/2 months in and I have lost 5 1/2 kilos… Slowly slowly for me. But each 1/2 kilo is a victory. Everyone’s metabolism is different and mine is particularly slow but the fact that it is staying off this time is encouraging.

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