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Positive Thoughts about Positive Changes

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

I know I said I wasn't going to do weekly updates, and I'm not really as I won't be having my weight or measurements checked until Saturday (I will share a 'progress report' next week)... I guess I just wanted to talk about how my week has been and how I am feeling about it now.

Only twice so far have I had cravings for anything, on one occasion all I could think about all day was cake and Cadbury's caramel, and then another time I just wanted chocolate. Any chocolate. All the chocolate. Just chocolate. I didn't give in to them though, it did involve a stern word with myself (not out loud, I'm not completely off the reservation yet) and instead chose to have some fruit with a little honey. I want to make progress and a couple of minutes eating some Dairy Milk, as utterly delicious as it may be, is not worth undoing the effort and hard work I have been putting in for weeks. I just won't do it to myself. This doesn't mean to say that I won't ever have chocolate again obviously, but right now I need to focus on what I am doing and really stick to the diet and nutrition plan from my personal trainers on the course. I know that if I cheat on it once, I will probably do it again. And again. And again. I just can't give in to temptation.

I haven't managed to get to as many classes as I would like so far because it's hard trying to juggle the Mister and his work, and the kids and their clubs etc (I did get to 3 classes last week and will be attending my third this week tonight), but on the days I haven't been able to make it I have exercised at home using one of my (many, dusty) DVDs and gone out for a brisk walk, and have enjoyed doing so too. The C25K fell by the way side after two days due to my heels which still haven't fully healed, so I am going to start again when they're not raw. I can't believe I did myself so much damage in an hour! I'm disappointed in myself that I haven't managed it as I originally planned, but I gave it a go and I will be starting again as soon as I can get those trainers back on my feet comfortably. I think I need to invest in some good socks as per advice! (thank you!)

I am really enjoying the diet plan, I don't feel hungry or restricted and I feel SO much better in myself. The uncomfortable stomach, headaches, the bloatedness has all gone. I am drinking lots of water every day and have stopped drinking coffee after 1pm which means I am sleeping much better. I have rediscovered my love for green tea, and I am finding out that I like so many more things than I thought I did. Almond milk for example is absolutely lovely, why have I only just realised this! It has done wonders for me and I am really grateful for the help and support I am being given at Project 6 Pack. I never would have done it all on my own, and it is bloody hard work but I really am enjoying every minute.

#BloggingToJoggingThe Musing Housewife

12 comments:

  1. Ohhhh your heels are still bad? I am still wincing recalling your last post! I'm not so bad with chocolate, anything savoury is my downside and I love bread. I could quite happily eat toast all day long. Glad you are enjoying the diet! I too love trying different foods in order to help! Sim @ simslife.co.uk #WeightLossWednesday xx

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    1. Yep, only one of them has healed enough for the blister plaster to be removed and I've had to put a fabric plaster there to cushion it. Such a daft mistake and it's made a mess of my plans! I'm not too fussed on bread see, I like a nice cheese bread but I can take it or leave it! Thank you x

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  2. I love almond milk! I use it in alot of smoothies....it is very nice blitzed up with banana and strawberry x

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    1. I don't know what put me off it before really but I have been pleasantly surprised! x

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  3. All sounded positive still. Cake was calling to me this week and I resisted and picked up the rice crackers instead. I also love green tea and drink it with my breakfast every day, I think it helps drastically with keeping the weight off. We can and we will do this :)

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    1. Well done! It's hard isn't it. This week I have mostly been fantasising about Creme eggs for some reason haha. We can! x

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  4. I use almond milk in my shakes and prefer it to milk now. Chocolate is my down fall too. Hope you have a successful week x #weightlosswednesday

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    1. I had no idea how tasty it was, I really like it! Thank you, you too x

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  5. It sounds like you really are doing so well. I know the feeling of juggling getting to classes, I don't have my own car and hubby works Mon-Fri so getting to the gym without a car or childcare is rather difficult! Thanks for linking with #BloggingToJogging xx

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  6. I usually give in to my cravings as soon as they begin, before they get out of control - I'll let myself have one square of chocolate before I want the whole bar, for example ! Ouch for your heels - I feel your pain ! There's a new Sunday weigh-in linkie if you fancy dropping by and linking up : http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2015/01/sunday-weigh-in-babysteps-in-right-direction.html

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  7. Hi! Can you share a link to your diet plan/regime? I'm new to your site and can't find the link but would love to read more. Thanks! :)

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  8. I hope your heels have recovered now. Well done for not giving in to the chocolate cravings... I have done this week!

    I'm currently catching up on #WeightLossWednesday. Thank you for joining in!

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