You may have seen me mention on Facebook last night that the reason last week’s healthy lifestyle blog post is late is because SUNBURN! What an absolute tool I am. I put suncream on once, didn’t top it up, and consequently, I looked like an absolute lobster last night. Just on my chest though. God forbid I have an all-over tan. But thankfully, it isn’t so bad this morning, but a lesson learnt for sure.
So, doesn’t last week feel like so long ago already? And it’s only bloody Monday. I’m trying to tie up some loose ends today as I’m going in for my eye operation tomorrow, and working for yourself means if you don’t work, you don’t get paid, so I need to get better quickly, Oh, and as an aside, all pirate jokes are most appreciated. If you can’t laugh at yourself … there’ll always be someone else to do it for you. My lovely niece is taking me and picking me up as if I drive with one eye, I’ll be going around in circles all day. But fingers crossed, it’ll all run smoothly.
I hurt my back last week (I’m doing really well aren’t I?) Did I do it on the lat pulldown machine? Or maybe doing some sit-ups with a heavy medicine ball? Nope. I did it sat on the sofa at home. Literally, doing nothing. It’s incredible really isn’t it? Trapping a nerve via the medium of chilling. So I was out of action for two days and only managed to go to the gym on Tuesday and Friday. Bit of a poor show, but what can you do?
Just having a look back at My Fitness Pal to see how I did calorie intake wise (Mon-Fri):
Average = 2,017 per day. Slightly over my recommended 1,900 calories per day.
Food-wise – dry-fried eggs, halloumi and mini-tortillas for breakfast most days. OK, let’s discuss. White bread, not ideal. Eggs – all good. Halloumi. I know I keep wanging on about it but as I mentioned in my (quick plug) … latest YouTube video, I have quite an addictive personality, insofar as, when I like something, I have it ALL THE TIME. Remember the salmon phase of 2016? Well it’s steak and halloumi at the moment, and I have both most days. I can tell they’re on the way out though as I’m not craving them as much as I was, so it’ll be interesting to see what I turn to next. Why can’t I be addicted to lettuce though?!
Lunches, I’ll be honest, some days I’ve just had a muffin and a coffee in a coffee shop, so probably 300-400 calories on pure shit. It’s not good is it? I need to feed my body with good quality food! I know that, I understand that, but some days (and last week was the week before my period), I just want carbs. Cake. No vegetables. Doritos. And I don’t binge eat until I’m sick or anything, but once I have the thought of MUFFIN in my head, nothing will stop me. Having said that, as you can, I’ve managed to pull the calories back at other mealtimes to make up for it, but I really need to try and be more sensible about eating nutrient-rich food. I hope this week will be better. This lunch was a really weird concoction of corn cakes, which were lovely, mackerel pate, Light Chilli Philadelphia, chicken and halloumi:
Dinner – as I said, it was mostly a dry-fried steak, fat trimmed off, rocket and a couple of slices of halloumi. If I was hungry, I’d have a min-tortilla with it too. The occasional Maxibon for dessert (183 calories), but I would just like to point out that I’ve had half a tub of Haagen Daz in the freezer for over a month, and I haven’t eaten it yet. I should get some sort of medal for that to be honest.
You may have read my blog post about why I stopped following Slimming World. Stirred up a bit of a hornet’s nest with some people didn’t it? But I’m glad I wrote it because the majority of people appreciated my honesty. And I stand by what I said. Which was, whatever works for you! I think that point was lost a little. However, when you read about some of the crap I’ve been eating lately, you can see that not being on an official ‘eating plan’ is quite difficult for someone like me, ie. someone that loves food. I have to be much more strict and self-motivated because there’s no ‘plan’ to answer to, and I don’t always find that easy. I tend to be a little lackadaisical sometimes (great word!) … so that’s something I’m working on.
I had intended to go to the gym for a workout on Saturday, but because we decided to go camping again at the last minute (blog post to come), I just went to get weighed in instead. I lost 0.2kg. A massive amount I think you’ll agree. Probably not even worth mentioning, but mention it I will! It’s minute, but it gives me a little hope that if I just pull my bloody socks up and stop eating cake, I can start losing a decent amount of weight again. I know what I’m doing wrong, it’s not rocket science, the tricky bit is actually putting emotions aside and letting your head rule your heart.
(This is the only photo I took of myself during the week, and I wasn’t sure about sharing it because … these shorts … are from Bon Marche. I think I need to admit I’m middle-aged don’t I? Great though aren’t they?! Size 16 in the sale, £10.)
I don’t know how/if this op tomorrow will affect things this week – I doubt I’ll be able to get to the gym for a few days, but I do have a super exciting event I’m going to on Saturday, that I can’t wait to share with you (you’ll be relieved to hear it’s not camping related!), so I hope I’m better for that.
Over and out for now – please do follow me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and I’ll see you next week, and if you’re interested in learning more about the Thinking Slimmer download I listen to every night, you can find more information HERE.