So to the weigh in – I lost 700grams ..that’s 1.5lbs
So far 5kgs / 10.9lbs in 4 weeks.
I think that’s a good weight loss…not too much – which I know it’s kind of counterintuitive because I want to lose lots of weight but I’m happy that the numbers are consistently going downwards. I know there will be times when there’s a plateau or a gain but I’m trying to be organised and making food the family can eat as a whole so me (or hubby because he does cook) aren’t having to do two meals. There are a few good ones that have been really popular with all of us and are great for doing an easy one pot meal …like the Mediterranean Chicken Orzo (actually I could easily eat that everyday but I know everyone else would get bored so I don’t !).
I switch things around as much as possible, so this week for example we’ve had:
Sausages and Roasted Vegetables (now I could have got low fat sausages but we make our own so I’m living with those and not worrying too much how they effect the old syns – because I have no idea). This meant I could have baked potatoes if I wanted and the others could have Saute potatoes/ wedges / roasties or we could all have something like couscous or rice.
Chicken & Pasta
Baked Potato, Ham and Salad
Bacon & Pasta with tomato sauce
This week I’ve tried to keep things simple because we’ve got earthquake repairs being done on the house, our house is officially a building site (literally with the sign at the entrance to the drive and sign in and out protocols set out for everyone visiting). The only thing is while they are doing their thing we are still living in the house……so trying to keep food simple (one pot or quick) so that I can get to it as soon as they leave the site…sorry…. our house
Recipes for some to follow…
So to the weigh in – I lost .3kgs ..that’s .6lbs (just over half a pound)
So far 9.4lbs in 3 weeks.
Not as much as previous weeks but I have to admit we had a bit of session with the still the other day and produced quite a lot of booze…so I had a little tasting….not much but I made liquers and they are laden with sugar…..do I mind the smaller loss?
Absolutely not! I’m losing weight and living at the same time so what’s to mind ?!
Im being slack and haven’t written any posts in between this but work has been super busy and we’ve had lambing (18 lambs from out little flock) but I will get onto things when things slow down.
So time for the weigh in …dun dun dun….
I’d forgotten how much I like food. Don’t get me wrong the planning of everything sucks but as I’m doing it for the family meals anyway it’s just been getting my head around putting recipes in that suit me and everyone else or can be added to for everyone else….I’m planned up to the 3rd of September so far so that’s not too bad
So to the weigh in – I lost 2.3kgs ..that’s 5lbs …happy dance.
I’ve eaten loads this week…on the days where I haven’t put in a recipe I’ve had baked potatoes with salad….for dressing I had yogurt with wasabi mixed in it …YUM! (Tell you if you haven’t given it a go – do – because it is lush!).
I remember when I did Slimming World the first time round I lost 7lbs …that was 16 years ago and I was 16 years younger more the point, so I am pleased.
So onwards and here’s to many more great meals with dropping numbers on the scales…we’ll wait and see.. I’m not being sceptical (truly I’m not) but I know how things can go and it’s the long term results that matter not the initial weight losses.
I have been very slack this last 2 weeks so I’m playing catch up … the last 2 weeks have been similar from a healthy eating point of view as well….and it’s all down to lack of organisation and keeping track of things….there are gaps .
My organisational drop out is due to change of shifts which is not usual as for the last few years I’ve been on night duties this week I was put onto a few days – I am going to have to do this every now and again and so I’m going to have to get myself organised..because this time I have failed abysmally….
So I’ve got to take the decision to deal with it not see it as a failure (which bottom line …it is) but as a learning tool to deal with future situations. I will have notice that I’m on days but unlike this time I will be prepared. I didn’t stick to my eating as little carbs as possible and I did have some alcohol (I discovered Amaretto sours at the end of a buy shift on an acute mental health unit it was lovely!)…so for the record (with some gaps ….although not as many as I thought actually.
When I weighed myself on Wednesday (which I was dreading) – I’d put on 800g which in the scheme of things I don’t reckon was too bad. I am trying to find the positive in all of this.
Anyhoo onwards and upwards
So I weighed myself again this morning…well it is Wednesday…
Another 400g (1lb) lost – again this week my eating has been all over the place in between sleeping a lot (we are all still down with whatever it is has invaded us viral wise so again I’m grateful there’s a loss.
So so far 5.2kgs (12lbs lost)
This week I’ve tried to add a bit more information to my planner – thanks to the wonders of pepperplate and the my fitness app I’ve been able to do a mash of the things I’m eating so the numbers in () are calories followed by the carbs.
I’m still trying to keep carbs low but some days I’ve really not bothered. These would be the days like the Galaxy chocolate day ..ahem…hey my eldest son had been to the Brit shop and bought me a bar so I wasn’t going to leave it for someone else to snaffle!!) and the Chinese Takeaway day when none of us could think what to eat let alone drag ourselves to cook anything. Anyway it will give an idea of not only what I’m eating but what amounts I’m eating and along the way I’ll pop the recipes up. Because there’s no point in putting homemade anything if you don’t know what went into it – the values could be completely off.
So good luck out in weight loss land wherever and whoever you are…just keep remembering if today wasn’t a good one it doesn’t define the rest of your life…it’s how you deal with those not so good days that does that….and if anyone has got any thoughts or ideas out there or great low carb recipes let me know….
Ta ta for now xxx
So weight loss this week was another 400g (1lb) so 4.8kgs (11lbs) off in total.
I know this week I’ve not eaten enough (because the MyFitnessPal app is telling me so!). Our whole household has been struck with some sort of lurgy and we’re all feeling like cr@p! So I’m happy I’ve lost anything to be honest because I’ve been all over the place eating wise.
I’ve had a few meals that were snacky rather than a meal but to be honest I just haven’t felt like eating.
I have to say the Fathead Sausage Rolls are delicious and low carb …hubby and son tried them too and were impressed so I’ll be doing them again….and they were very filling.
I know my stomach has probably shrunk a little but I have to say I feel like I’m feeling full much quicker than I would have done a few weeks ago even.
I know the weight loss seems like it’s going slowly (especially given I have a fair bit to lose) but I’m not going to stress about it because it is going and I’m eating enough for me…and a little slower means it gives my skin time to shrink back too. I don’t think I’m particularly vain but in truth I don’t want to look saggy!!
So this week I’ve carried on with the app (still loving that as it does help keep track and it hasn’t lost it’s appeal).
Weight loss again this week… 400g which equates to 1lb ..I’ll take that So the total so far is 4.4kgs or 10lbs.
This seems like a sensible weight loss and I’m eating more than I usually do so go figure ?!
My menu has been a bit unvaried but that’s OK because it’s served a purpose …I’ve been pretty uninspired with food this week but what I’ve had I’ve enjoyed.
I have had snacks through the day as well and I’ve discovered that I really enjoy peanut butter on celery.
The oopsie bread recipe is available all over the internet and it’s pretty much the same wherever you look for it.
- 2 eggs
- 2¾ oz. cream cheese
- 2⁄3 pinch salt
- 1⁄3 tablespoon ground psyllium husk powder
- 1⁄3 teaspoon baking powder
- Separate the eggs, with the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another.
- Whip egg whites together with salt until very stiff. You should be able to turn the bowl over without the egg whites moving.
- Mix the egg yolks and the cream cheese well. If you want, add the psyllium seed husk and baking powder (this makes the Oopsie more bread-like).
- Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites.
- Put 6 large or 8 smaller oopsies on a paper-lined baking tray.
- Bake in the middle of the oven at 300° F (150° C) for about 25 minutes – until they turn golden.
I did add the psyllium husk and I think without it would have been more eggy and less bread like.
They were nice …very filling…not sure I would eat 2 next time they made a really filling lunch!
Another good week …in fact a great week and for a few reasons.
- Hopped on the scales today and I’d lost 1.7kgs (4lbs) so that means in 4 weeks I’ve lost 4kgs (9lbs).
- Have been eating – this is a very good thing….I mean rather than juicing. Now don’t get me wrong I liked some of the juices and I would like to incorporate them into my healthy eating somewhere to give me a boost (get those 5 a day nutrients) but I did miss eating when I juiced exclusively.
- We went out for a meal on Saturday and so I decided I wasn’t going to think about carbs on Saturday at all. So in addition to our meal out I had a bacon sarnie (sandwich to those that don’t know) in a roll and a hot cross bun …. I hadn’t missed bread type things but Oh I enjoyed them!
- I still get to have a life which incorporates something that is huge in our family and I lost weight (did I mention I lost weight already? )
So it’s been a good week and I will take that because I know there will be bad ones and I will come back here and read about the good ones to keep me motivated.
I’ve been a bit disorganised with meals this week …I don’t know why but I haven’t been pre-prepared although I’ve had back ups in the freezer so that has helped a lot. My meal planner below is this weeks mish mash
That being said I have used the fitness tracker religiously and logged my meals and snack in there. I actually struggle to eat all the calories I’m meant to have.
Anyhoo got to go and make tea …I’m thinking the prawns and fried cabbage concoction again …because that was really nice !
So another week has passed and this week and it’s been a good one (happy dance!!).
It could be from that first sentence you get the idea I lost 🙂 I think I got the whole you need to watch the calories as well you can’t just trough the “OK” because you’re doing keto you still need to watch what you put in (not difficult really is it energy in /energy out = weigh gain or weight loss …..so why is it so hard for many, including me?
Anyhoo weight loss today of 2.1kgs (4.6lbs)
When I say bacon and salad I have 4 slices of streaky for a meal. I also discovered (too late this week) that pomegranate seeds are VERY high in carbs. I will have to be really careful what I put in salads because they are not all created equally…pity because I love adding things like apple and pomegranate seeds but that’s for later for now it’s abourishedding that weight.
Not the most imaginative menu this week but hey it’s a menu and it’s done what it had to do so no complaints.
Good Luck to everyone out in cyberland with your weight journey whatever it may be. I have to say I’m happy with this because I’m eating (not juicing) and I’m enjoying it. It comes back to that whole thing about planning and being organised. Nothing is more true.
Failing to plan is planning to fail
So it’s been a weird week…back at work and adjusting to this new way of eating. I have to say that whilst I love it it has presented some challenges.
I work night duties and so it’s always a struggle to think of things I can take that are easy to pick up and will be OK if they’re either hot or cold. I have also found that whilst I’ve got my head around being able to eat fat …because that is a real issue after years of being told “fat is bad”. Now I have to get my head around keeping an eye on the calories now because that is another issue with this way of eating.
So all that being said I have put on weight 1.5g (which is why I’ve driveled on about my “issues”. So total weight loss is 200g…but hey early days and as I said this was always going to be a warts and all positives and negatives.