Thursday, 14 November 2013

Getting healthy #1

So today is the end off week 4 of my loosing weight and getting healthy mission and I have lost 1 stone!  I was over the moon when I jumped on the scales this morning, I have not felt this good about myself in a long time. I really am starting to notice the difference, my clothes are hanging off me and I bought a pair of jeans two sizes smaller this week. 
Eating healthy has really got me into cooking, I am making all meals from scratch and really enjoying it. This week I made burgers and chips which is something I had been craving but as I made it from scratch it didn't effect my diet. 
I also made a curry from scratch which was bit more of a challenge but everyone thoroughly enjoyed it which was great. 

Everyone keeps asking me what diet I am doing or what is my secret, well there isn't one. I have cut out all the rubbish I was eating and just making better choices at meal and snack times. Swapping cake and chocolate for fruit and veg and if I do really want something sweet I have an Options Hot Chocolate which is only 40 calories or a chocolate rice cake. 

I think I said before that I am using the My Fitness Pal App which is great for keeping track of how many calories you are eating and gives you a break down of how much protein, crabs. Fats, sugar etc your having each day. It's a great guide to keep you on track. 
I also have found slimming magazines are great for getting recipe ideas. I often adapt them slightly to fit my needs but they are really good for inspiration. 

I still have a long way to go, I want to loose at least 3 stone (even then I still will be classed as over weight) but I want to set realistic targets. 

I would love to hear if any of you guys have been or are on a health kick? I have been really upping the exercise this week so any tips for that would be great. 

6 comments:

  1. I'm really pleased to hear that you are not following a fad diet. You are doing the right thing & keep it up, you are doing so much better than me & my lardy bum lol

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    1. Thanks hun, you really don't have a lardy bum! x

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  2. Love this post! well done loosing a stone! it takes a lot of work and commitment, I’m in a 'loosing weight' journey as well and so far so good :D Diet is really important since some little things like a cupcake could have a high amount of calories, so I think the key is being smart eater! I’m using the Harris Benedict equation to know how many calories I should eat everyday to loose weight, It has help me a lot :D

    Well done!! you are doing great! :D

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    1. Thank you lovely and it sounds like you are doing well too. I have not heard of th Harris Benedict quation, sounds intersting. x

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  3. Well done! :D that's brilliant work. I'm currently on a weight loss mission too. It's been 3 months for me but I managed to loose a stone so far, I found a lot of old habbits hard to kick! xx

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    1. Thats brilliant. well done. I know what you mean about old habbits, its tough chaning your mind set. You are doing great though. x

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