Hello sweets 💓 how’s it Friday again? Time is really flying lately! I had some really lovely messages from you all yesterday after I’d posted our first monthly weigh in results! I appreciate them all so much. I actually got a bit emotional when we weighed ourselves yesterday, because for 10 years I had convinced myself that the only way to successfully lose weight, was to practically starve myself and do a shake diet, such as Cambridge weight plan! I never for one second believed that just by changing my eating habits and making better choices food wise, I’d be able to lose almost a stone in a month!! I’m so proud of us. We haven’t starved ourselves, we have never gone to bed hungry. We’ve had lovely dinners every single night, saved money by not having take-aways or meals out (Apart from Bella Italia last night!) and just generally, we’ve had such a spring in our steps with a real motivational boost which is what I think we both needed. I’m not scared to say, prior to one month ago, I could easily eat a whole pack of biscuits per sitting with a cup of tea completely unaware of how many calories I was consuming in one go. We wouldn’t have been able to go into a coffee shop without ordering cake or cream on our hot chocolates. Walking round supermarkets just tired the life out of me and I’d always be out of breath and have pain in my back. I’m 28 years of age, under no circumstances should I be suffering back ache. So I knew something had to change and it was about time we took control of our diet instead of letting our diet control us. No going back now. Of course there will be treat days, we’re only human. I think by depriving ourselves of little treats every so often, makes us want them more and increases the chances of us going back to our old ways. Summer is just around the corner, we can’t wait for barbecues and picnics! Birthdays and holidays. Every day won’t be under 1,000 calories but it’s all about balance and that’s something we are now learning. For me, giving up Diet Coke and all fizzy drinks has been a huge thing. Tazmyn asked me last night if I’d treat myself to a can of Diet Coke from the supermarket but I said no. Not because I don’t feel I can have one here and there, but because I truly don’t feel like I need it anymore. Fizzy just made me feel bloated, gave me chronic indigestion and generally just didn’t make me feel good. However good the taste of Diet Coke is!
Breakfast – Coconut milk porridge, frozen raspberries, chia seeds & granola topper (I promise I’m going to get more adventurous soon! I want to start making fruit smoothies for breakfast!) – 200 Calories 💕✨
1 litre of water
Lunch – Spent the afternoon with Rory at softplay today which was really nice! He’s getting so big and learning new things every day. We love our soft play and costa dates ☕️💕 – 204 Calories for lunch! I am a little bit obsessed with the café latte slimfast shakes!
2 litres of water (smashing my water intake!)
Dinner – I tried out a new recipe tonight. Vegetable lasagne and salad! I’m going to pop the full recipe up in a separate post so look out for that, but this is only 321 calories per portion, with salad! 💛
Pudding – Strawberry jelly – 10 Calories
1 litre of water 💦
Daily calorie intake: 725 Calories 💕
Going to have some salty popcorn and a cup of tea in bed later! Each pack are 56 calories ✨
Little non related bit of info, but we ran into an old school friend of mine today who I hadn’t seen in years, and it was the first time I’ve actually introduced Tazmyn as my wife, since everyone in our life obviously know we’re married. It felt so good 🥰🔐✨
Anyway, have a lovely weekend sweets!
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