Welcome to my weekly weight loss/get fit/change lifestyle and habits to achieve health goals post. (That sounds very long and wordy, I am going to need to work on it)
I have been using a calorie tracker and step counter app on my iPhone, and according to that, depending what day it is, I walk between 3-5 miles/day. The weekends are quieter, but in my working week, with getting to school, work, and back, and all the running around I do at work, as well as the general running around I do with the children, keeping up with them and their activities, I do seem to move about quite a bit.
I have started running again, which is more of a slow jog, walk type thing, as I adjust to exercise, and gently break my knee and ankle in, after last years injuries.
I am seriously contemplating not weighing myself, because I find the initial weight loss very heartening, then seem to plateau. I know if I eat properly and healthily, cut out refined carbs and sugar, and am on my feet a lot, I do loose weight. I have considered trying some of the better quality meal replacement ranges, but the really good, effective ones are nearly £100/week, just to feed me, which is not realistic, as part of our budget. I would love to review or trial some, but so far have not had any luck in that department, so I am plodding on with normal, healthy eating, which is, in reality the best way to manage weight loss.
But for now, my goals for this week are;
2lb weight loss
One run this weekend, and then if the weather is OK, walk to work, after dropping Little Man at his lovely childminders – it’s a 3/4 of a mile, if I walk at a brisk pace, that will help.
Cut down on my alcohol consumption. I don’t drink “a lot”, or even every evening, but it is empty calories. No wine, or cider with my meals, in the week, one glass at the weekends as a treat.
I am also going to Whole Foods to collect some Chia seeds and other things, to supplement my diet, and add some protein and iron.
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yay i am kind of back, although not back on my feet totally (not had the all clear) i am getting my head motivated 🙂 xx
I feel brilliant after the last 4 weeks BUT I have discovered that so long as you keep an eye on portion sizes and make sensible choices as well as exercise then you can do it! I think 2lbs is a sensible weekly loss. The meal replacements are great but I am now going it alone so will see how I get on 🙂 x