I started the “healthier eating” plan last Monday, an attempt to try and lose at least a stone in weight and feel a bit better about myself and maybe…just maybe…have the confidence to try and cosplay for the first time at EGX at the end of September. I have the costumes chosen, I just need to try to look good in them.
It started off pretty well, I actually managed to have a breakfast on at least 4 of the days…stocked up on a fair amount of salad items as well as some fruit. I love my bananas. They are the tastiest of fruit 🙂 But it all unravelled pretty rapid as well. The husband decided that he wanted chinese takeaway, so we got some, and I ordered noodles and salt chilli chicken strips. They were tasty, but by no means healthy…I stuck at it for the next few days and then yesterday, Saturday, I went to my sisters house.
The day started off so well too…breakfast was half pot of vanilla yogurt with pomegranate and blackcurrent muesli, very tasty and pre-portioned. We were originally supposed to be going out for lunch and I knew what I was going to order so that it would be healthy…but then that plan changed and we ended up having pasta salad and potato wedges at her house. We were supposed to go to Braehead shopping centre for a wander but it was too busy, so went to IKEA instead. After walking around the showroom, mum decided that she wanted a cup of tea…which then turned into everyone having a lunch, my sister and I went for the small meatball meal with peas, mash, gravy and lingonberry sauce…that sauce is the absolute best. We also shared a slice of swedish apple pie, which I ended up giving most to her and the kids as the cinnamon taste was too strong for my liking.
After we wandered around the bottom floor of aisles and I bought my two book shelves, the kids were then told that they could have an ice cream….so everyone ended up with one…
I eventually got home and my husband had made a pastabake for dinner, pasta, homemade sauce (that was a first) with chorizo and pepperoni through it topped with Gouda cheese. I helped myself to a small bowl and then started planning or at least tried to plan the next few days meals.
My mother had been doing or at least was trying to do the herbalife dietary thing, but it wasn’t working because in her words “he keeps feeding me” so I’ve acquired the mixes and things for doing it. I believe its essentially the same as the slim-fast diet, so I’m going to give it a try for the next few days, or at least until the powder runs out and see how that goes.
Today (Sunday) was my first day using the herbalife, I made up a shake with the strawberry flavouring to the dosage on the box and drank that as a breakfast/lunch as we were up quite late this morning thanks to me waiting for the husband to get home from work and not getting to sleep until after 2.30am.
I have to say, I was quite surprised at just how filling and tasty the mix was. I didn’t really feel too hungry until it was time to make dinner, which was about 7pm or after I completed Wolfenstein: New Order…man that final boss was an absolute…sorry, distracted.
We had stir fried sausages with red and yellow peppers and red onion and boiled rice, which I mixed in with the sausage, peppers and onions with some oyster sauce and soy sauce (all ingredients gluten free)….I did cheat a little bit here and for my drink, I had a glass of shandy. It’s not a drink that I have very often but I did enjoy it. The meal was delicious and mostly healthy.
For my “supper” I made up another of the mixes, this time going for the vanilla flavour, it was nice, but not as tasty as the strawberry. I also had a banana with this one.
Exercise wise, I’ve not really been more active yet. I did get the husband to come meet me from work on Friday night with the dogs so we walked with them, I suppose the walk around IKEA could kind of count and then of course there was more walking of the dogs.
I did buy a “running” app, but I’m not much of a runner so I’ll be using it while walking at a slightly brisk pace. This app is called “Zombie, Run!” Basically you’re part of a zombie outbreak in it and have to survive by collecting in-app items while running (or walking in my case). There have been some really great reviews of this so I’m hoping it helps me and it sound much more interesting than the usual just running while listening to music kind of thing.
So yeah, that’s my first week. Some ups, some downs….mostly downs, but we’ll see how the herbalife goes. If I feel it works for me then once it’s finished I’ll probably move back to the slimfast or other equivalent.
Will try to update this on a more daily basis rather than weekly…I’m pretty sure this has been a boring read for everyone. Sorry 🙂