Acknowledging I want to eat all of the food seems to have been the best step to take to get back on track. I’ve definitely been struggling with eating due to boredom or to push down my emotions with dealing with all that’s going on. Iz likely won’t be going back to nursery which is a bit heart breaking, end of an era stuff. Currently I’ve taken to expressing my emotional state out loud as “I want to eat all of the food”. Having a tea or coffee seems to help.
I’ve made a few tweaks to my plan which have helped. The diet company do their own fava beans as a snack. They’re not magic or anything so I’ve ordered some from elsewhere. They came today and were a nice buffer between breakfast and a late lunch. I’ve also taken to having popcorn ranging from 43-65 calories a bag depending on type. Again it works within the food allowances. The diet says for step 3 have x for breakfast and x for lunch made from salad but feck eating that much salad when I usually have it for dinner. I’m sensitive to too much fruit and veg. I’m getting my vitamins and minerals and the macros are working out about the same so it should be ok.
I think I’ve at least hit the 4 stone marker now. I weighed myself tonight on the “dodgy scales”, accounting for time of day and clothes worn I’m feeling confident I’m in the next stone bracket. I’ve really noticed a difference in my shape and clothes this past week. So much so my consultant mentioned it when I opened the door Friday and I’ve been sending some before and after progress pics around and you can see it. My face and shoulders have changed, my waist is more defined and my arse is noticeably smaller which is always a good thing! Even if Iz likes to tell me it’s smaller but still not small enough. Kids are great..
I’ve been thinking of baked eggs since I’d seen someone post a dish on twitter earlier. I realised I can have that as a meal. I’ve got chickpeas to use which I’m unsure of so maybe Wednesday after I’ve finished my work week I’ll try it. I need to get more adventurous with my dinners, hopefully I can put some of the negative emotions that leave me wanting to eat in to just thinking of a good meal idea. You never realise quite how addicted to food we are or mainly me! It pacifies us. I’m sure there’s 30 odd years of psychology to unpick there.
I’ve been doing better at the liquid goal. Still not 100% but been at 2l and above most days since being back on things properly. It’s getting hotter with summers arrival so I am conscious of getting more water.
let me know if you have any good 200 cal recipes, ideas for drinking more water or if you’ve found an amusing spelling mistake. My auto correct is on one at the moment and I don’t always pick up some of its changes. This has made for some interesting texts in the past week.