As you’ve seen in the past few days I’ve been having a real think about why I want to lose weight and why I eat what I do. It’s been interesting and not something I’m going to solve overnight, but I can make a little progress each day.
So I’m going abck to meal planning and writing a proper shopping list each week.
I don’t know about you, but I tend to stick to the same breakfasts and lunches throughout the week because it’s easier, espeically time wise with getting tow ork and doing exercise.
My breakfasts are normally:
- Weekdays – weetabix with banana and milk
- Weekends – porridge with apple, cinnamon, honey andnd milk
My lunches are normall:
- Weekdays – tuna or ham salad sandwich and fruit
- Weekends – eggs or beans on toast
My dinners I vary and try to have something different each night and they totally depend on what exercise I’m doing and how much time I have to make something.
My current routine and plan is like this:
- Monday – omelette in between running club and body balance
- Tuesday – pasta with veggies before swimming club
- Wednesdays – chilli after running club
- Thursdays – pasta with chicken before or after body combat
- Fridays – fishcakes
- Saturdays – pizza or takeaway or meal out (something indulgent)
- Sundays – chilli or leftovers
I bulk cook chilli once a month and put as many veggies in as I can to reduce the meat in each portion so it goes a lot further. I am going to start making my own pizza dough and bread to reduce to have more control over the portions and because I’ll ahve more time working closer to home.
I like to keep it simple and then have something really different when I eat out. I am trying to move away from thinking of food and meals as treats, but it will take time.
My snacks I am trying to keep to fruit and less than 200 calories. That includes the protein I introducing. I try to freeze things in snack size portions too so it is easy to just defrost one at a time – such as a slice of toast.
I am still doing WeightWatchers and will keep all this within my dialy points allowance. I need to forget about the weekly points. I will also only use my activity points if I go out for a meal. I know this works and will mean I lose weight. I know this doesn’t deal with my relationship with food, but this is what I see as my healthy approach to eating and losing weight.
I have kept seeing this saying recently in a couple of different forms and I agree and it is something that i need to remind myself:
“Success is the sum of small efforts repoested day in and day out” Robert Collier
This is what weight loss amounts to. Each decision you make to eat or not to eat is adding up to the bigger picture. So I am taking it one meal at a time and then moving on and not dwelling on the past, but living in the present as that will make the future what I want. I can only change my present so that is where I need to put the effort in.