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Thursday, 19 October 2017

Getting there...

19th October 2017
Never let fear decide your future.

Another day of honest tracking in the bag and even though it wasn’t a great day, I wrote it down, ended on 41, so actually an improvement on the day before which was 47 and no snacking on anything after I’d had my cheese and beetroot sandwich for my tea, which was really good to be honest. 

What have I learned from two days of honest tracking, for starters I’d got into the habit of snacking with my mom and I’ve never done that before so need to break that habit before it before a permanent fixture – it’s too easy to say ‘oh go on then’, I’m also eating stuff just because it’s there or because I’ve seen someone else eat it, so Tuesday that was a rocky road bar because it was there and a bag of frisps because my member was eating a bag.  Which means in total I wasted 10 Smart Points Tuesday on stuff that I could’ve lived without.  Yesterday was better, I ate a bag of WW fruit salad sweets because they were there when I was putting my stock away (learned my lesson there don’t worry!) and my lovely helper bought me a samosa last night because it’s Diwali today – oh that was so good, I enjoyed it a lot and ate less for my tea because of it so that wasn’t a waste as it was filling and delicious.

Today’s plan is to not have any unhealthy snacking. This is going to be a test because I know I have no bread downstairs nor any eggs so what am I going to have for breakfast?  I’ll keep it healthy if it kills me, I know there’s some pitta breads, tomatoes, a slice of gammon, mmm, a gammon pitta!  We’ll see, watch this space.

And I’ve just had an idea for lunch, using up the courgettes that are in the fridge, I’ll let you know tomorrow if it worked or watch my instagram/facebook timeline for photos.    

Might go and throw some frozen chicken pieces in the slow cooker with some garlic too, that’d be nice to get home to later.

See all these things are helping me to press my reset button and reboot my weight loss journey.  I’m absolutely loving the meeting suggestions this week, they’re really helping me a lot, plus we’re having plenty of smile moments which is always a bonus.

Mom’s not got Rheumatoid arthritis, it’s osteoarthritis but she’s still in a lot of pain, we could barely get her in and out the car because her right knee has no movement in it at all now.  We’ve been given some physio exercises to do to see what we can do to help!

You know what, I need to get off the computer because I feel the need to prepare my feed ;)

Here’s to a great day BeYOUtiful, we really, truly, have got this!

Oh before I go, I asked my members in my Facebook group to share their best advice in 4 words or less, so here they are to share with you;

Never Give Up!
Be kind to yourself x
Don't look back
Eat healthy and enjoy x
Stay to your meeting x
Stick with it
Give yourself a break
Do not forget yourself
Stay focused track food
Believe you’re worth this
Make yourself a priority
You can do this!
Do it for you x
Go to your meetings.
Throwaway your bathroom scales
Bite it write it x
Make sure you’re realistic
Appreciate what you have
Never give up
You can do it
Only ever look forward
One life be happy x
Everyone needs a Bev!
Learn from your mistakes
Little goals BIG results 
All of the above! 

There were duplicates which I’ve removed but I think there’s some pretty good advice there, can you add it that list?

Mine is the photo - Love yourself more BeYOUtiful!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

People make a difference

18th October 2017
A friend is one who overlooks your broke fence and admires the flowers in your garden.

I really enjoyed my meetings yesterday, I was inspired & motivated by my members - meetings work both ways. the morning one helped me to reflect on stuff, a book called “a year of self-compassion” was recommended as we all shared our stories of how it is difficult to lose weight, and it’s difficult to maintain the weight loss too.  We looked at hobbies or how to find time to do other things that we enjoy, realising that eating isn’t a hobby!  Then on the night, we also talked about pressing the reset button, rebooting ourselves and our weight loss journey, the one thing I realised I needed to do after all our chat was track honestly.  I’ve been carrying a pad round in my bag for weeks, just a small one for in case I suddenly needed to make notes of anything, it was an unused gift.  Last night when I got home I started using it as an honest tracker, whether my day has been good or bad because as a wise lady reminded me last night, it’s about being accountable not perfect and she was right.

I know writing it down is going to get me to question my actions, it’s not going to be pretty either because I’m eating just for the sake of eating.  Hopefully doing this will make me realise that more and question why, what am I actually getting from it.  Short term gratification followed by long term delay in my weight loss success.

I also had a good chat with a colleague too and we realised we were both feeling pretty similar, sometimes it’s just good to talk things through and air them out.  I felt so much better at the end of the day than I did at the beginning and of course having a chat on the phone with my bestie always makes things better.

Plus you know it’s time to sort things out when you split your trousers – yep that’s what happened yesterday lunchtime, new trousers too, I knew they were snug when I bought them but obviously having a bad week food wise had made them even snugger, so I need to lose half stone before they’ll fit me properly!

I had me a tasty Weight Watcher frozen meal last night, chicken risotto, really good for 10sp, I’d have that again for sure.  I have a few more in the freezer so I’m going to keep meal times simple this week, no main shop for me, using up what’s already in the kitchen.

We’re at the hospital this morning for mom’s Rheumatoid arthritis, let’s hope they can change her meds and help her pain because she is in a lot of pain.

It may be midweek and what’s now known as hump day but I feel like it’s a fresh day, I feel like I’ve got over that hump and my moods lifted thanks to everyone who was  involved in my life yesterday, so a big thank you to all of them, especially to Monique who sent me a text last night, just because, it really made me smile.

Right let’s have a cracking good day, speaking of cracking good, I’ve just found a recipe for a crock pot meal I fancy when I do shop, https://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/lemon-garlic-dump-chicken looks good and sounds tasty.

Right I’m gone, make it a good one BeYOUtiful.  We got this!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Ctrl - Alt - Delete

17th October 2017
Always be a work in progress

Well, my mood matched the weather yesterday – weird, I don’t know what was the matter with me at all, just felt a bit out of it all day, yep it wasn’t a very productive day at all, my get up and go had got up and gone.  I managed a drive to a WW meeting, followed by a walk round a couple of shops, then I sat staring at my computer screen waiting for inspiration – it didn’t arrive. 

I did manage to put together another roast chicken dinner from the leftovers from Sunday, then spent ages trying to decide what to do about draining dishes in my kitchen (how rock and roll is my life!) and that was my day in a nutshell, hopefully today that fuzzy, spaced out feeling will have gone.  Actually today it has no choice other than to go as I’ve got a busy day which I’ll enjoy because I get to go to work and my meetings are always enjoyable.

As you can imagine, I didn’t track or stick to plan at all yesterday, so here goes for the gazillionth time, clean slate, line drawn, all that malarkey, I will have a good day!

There are 75 days left in 2017 and I plan to make them worthwhile, so it’ll be eggs for breakfast, sunshine on a plate, then I’ll have a look what’s alive and what’s dead in the fridge, I’m not shopping for more food, I’m going to eat what’s already in my cupboards.

Can you believe I’m still looking for the ultimate dish draining solution – too sad for words.

I have just remembered I was productive in my office with phone calls for a couple of hours, got a job done that needed doing, so yesterday wasn’t a complete right off.  See not every day will be good but there’s always so good in every day if you look hard enough.

I feel like I need rebooting, it’s a shame it’s not as easy as pressing a power button or holding down control-alt-delete like I would on my pc.  Mmm, I’m going to leave this paragraph here as it’s given me some ideas for this week’s meeting and we can all bash it out together, I know a good few of us have felt stuck lately so maybe we all need rebooting. 

Just know this;

You can start over, every morning.

You done it before you can do it again.

Then ask yourself what you’re going to do today to get you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

Hopefully that’s given both of us enough to think about to ensure we have a good day.   Make today count BeYOUtiful, I think I’m going too!