Just a quick one today as I want to explain the change in types of posts in the next couple of months.
My plan is from Thursday I will be doing a juice diet for a week to prepare me for going back onto Cambridge. As much as I have enjoyed my food and still losing weight, my work schedule is going to be more crazy than usual so not having to think through meal planning and meal prep will be one less thing to worry about! Having the meal replacement will just be extra speedy for me and hopefully help me get the pounds off a teeny bit faster.
I’m going on holiday just after my 26th birthday in April so I would like to have lost at least a stone to a stone and a half by then. Obviously as I will be doing Cambridge, there will be less of a focus on food shops as there won’t really be many. I am expecting to go back to Step 2 which is what I was on which involves a small meal each day of protein and vegetables but nothing major apart from that.
I’ll be restarting Cambridge next Friday. I still have quite a few sachets left from last time so I won’t be getting too many I don’t think. Hopefully the juice diet will give me a good boost for Cambridge as I do find it difficult to stick to. Hopefully combined with my heavy workload and being less of an emotional wreck will help!
Monday: Food Shop
Tuesday: (Small) Meal Plan
Wednesday: Miscellaneous post
Thursday: Pre-Weigh In thoughts
Friday: Weigh In & Products bought
Saturday: What I ate last week
Sunday: Rest day
Until next time.. x
Fair warning: this isn’t the lightest of posts. You’re more than welcome to skip to another post if this topic isn’t your thing. As you know, since New Year I have been getting back on the wagon and beginning my healthy lifestyle again. I have to admit that this week’s been a little bit of a nightmare and wondered if anyone else was feeling this way?
I’ve been trying to get grips with my diet, I’ve been drinking around 3L of water a day and started walking home from work 4 times a week (around 2.2 miles/3.5km). I know my body is going to try and adjust to this whole new schedule but I feel like I’m ready to hibernate!
Well, my body is well and truly achey. I have to take special care of my feet as I’m diabetic and they have not been happy bunnies. I thought I had a blister on the bottom of my foot arch but it looks like I’ve burnt myself with a frying pan. My sleeping pattern is a bit all over the place (but then again, it usually is) but I’m getting tired a lot more which isn’t good as I’m back at college now and doing extra hours.
The first few days after New Year I was getting migraine-like headaches which have now dissipated but it has made way for the most horrible breakout on my face 😦 I have exzema so the area round my mouth is quite sensitive and can get itchy when stressed but at the moment I am so blotchy, itchy and red I can’t help but feel self conscious.
I feel very lethargic which isn’t good when I have classes straight after work! Also feeling quite low in confidence with all the blotchiness on my face. I’m used to having issues with my skin but this seems to be the worst it’s ever been. Hopefully it’s just the flushing out of toxins due to the amount of water I’m drinking rather than an actual breakout due to harmones or something.
Goals for this week
Well tonight is weigh in so hopefully I will get a loss. I’m not expecting a big one though as I really have upped my exercise and the increased water consumption might mean I retain quite a bit of water (as before I could go the whole day and just drink one cup if I forget). I’m really hoping it isn’t a gain anyway! I’m also hoping my body won’t give out so I can carry on with my walking. I’ve actually quite enjoyed it and it doesn’t feel like exercise when I’m going home and there’s no time pressure either.
So, until next time.. x