Yesterday marked my first week on my healthy eating adventure… and I lost 4.3 kilos. Yeh… 4.3 kilos!
I still have a way to go but I am very happy with 4.3 kilos in the first week. Granted, it is just water weight… but I’m still happy with the fact that I am no longer carry around that extra 4.3 kilos. Water weight or not!
My nephews came for a sleep over during the week and one of them shared something very special with my Mum and I…
Grrrr. I haven’t been sick with a cold/flu for well over a year! It certainly hasn't been fun trying to eat well but also trying to get better. I am so glad I stuck with my plan though… Or I’d still be 4.3 kilos heavier right now! Take that, fat!
I believe I have spoken about my plan before. It is somewhat controversial, which is why I choose not to say too much… but whatevs. Reality is, it’s all healthy food, no diet shakes or pills, and I don’t see why some people take issue with it. It is very portion controlled, which to be honest is where some of my problems lie. This girl can eat a whole packet of Tim Tams in one sitting.
The thing with this diet and any diet… Is that you have to stick with the changes you make. My issues in the past and the reason I have regained weight is that I go right back to my old habits.
I am an emotional eater and that’s really what needs to stop. This plan gives you exactly what your body needs to function and allow your body to feed off its’ fat reserves… and baby, I've got PLENTY of fat reserves!
This ‘diet’ is like being on cruise control and there are no grey areas. There is no ‘ho hum what should I eat today?’- It’s ‘here are your choices, now pick one!’ I like that. It means, hopefully, that this time round, I can concentrate more on the emotional side of it all. Why do I keep eating when I am full? What void am I filling?
I have a few books currently on loan (majorly overdue)… Some of the gems include ‘How to Feed the Hungry Heart. The Experience of Compulsive Eating’ and ‘Why Can't I Stop Eating: Recognizing, Understanding, and Overcoming Food Addiction’… Not gonna lie, the titles makes me giggle, but they are all SO me. Have I read them yet? Nope.
Due to feeling so poorly, I decided to attempt to make a soup last night. My first ever soup in my whole entire life! I can’t believe I haven’t done it earlier! So easy, so yum and so filling.
All I did was cut up celery and add some spring onions and my already sliced chicken breast (I should have cut it more, but was lazy!)… Covered with water, added salt and pepper and waited. So easy!
I have the cutest little pot that I usually use in the oven with my steak and mushies, but it was even cuter on the stove! (see attached pic, please excuse the marks on the stove, it boiled over!!! I was like nooooooo)
Please excuse all the marks on the stove. It boiled over and I was like 'Nooooooooooo, precious broth'
Seriously though, how cute is this pot!
I am attempting to make another one tonight. I purchased some leek (never used the stuff before) and bok choy! I also have mushies and cauliflower… I don’t know if those go in soup though. Hahahaha. At least not a brothy type like mine.