Yes misree it is sugared: but a bowful is only 220 calories including the milk: so that's lower calories than a lot of breakfasts and it does keep you full for a long while. I'm not into anti-carbs/low-sugar diets, and porridge works well for me.
Hooray: weigh in today and have lost another 2lb this week (total lost 5lb, current weight 14 st 12, 208 lb.)
Really pleased though I know this is the "kick start" effect rather than a genuine fat loss of that much: am a bit bored of myfitnesspal already! Is anyone else actually going to keep doing it? I'm thinking I may keep it in reserve and do it for a week each time i get a week where I haven't lost/have gone up. So kind of a motivational whotsit.
Next week's aim: to do a greater number of DVD sessions (even if they are short 10 or 20 minute ones) .
Still 9st 6 today although I did dip by 1 lb in the middle if the week which I know as i have a terrible habit of weighing myself every day. I have to stop doing this as I'd been really focused and saw a result then the next day eased up and its gone back on. Totally rubbish.
So conclusion is not rocket science - do NOT weigh oneself every day... Hmm going to find that hard.
Cancel earlier post. I've actually lost 2lb . Major Banbury here, I was too lazy to change the setting on the digital scales, forgot what my previous weight was in stone and my tired brain failed to convert into lbs!
If I ban cheese, I just want it! Plus a little can go a long way as lmf says. Things like spaghetti bolognaise are so much better with a little cheese grated over, and grating to make it go further in sandwiches etc... Or very thinly sliced with crackers and olives...
in other news DH came back with a big bag of Reece's peanut butter cups. Mmmmmmmm <must not eat all at once>
I've lost an inch from my waist and half an inch from my hips since last week! Tbh I find that much more motivational than the 2lb I've lost. I tried on my size 16 pre-pregnancy jeans a couple of weeks ago, they went over my hips, but I was around 2 inches away from doing them up, or probably 3 from being comfortable so I feel like I'm actually achieving something now
Right, onwards girls, it's way too hot but I managed 15 mins of cream Ibiza 2010(though most of that was the warmup, sigh). Another new DVD, and this one I like so far. The warmup is very thorough and felt well constructed, it does need a concrete bra for the main section though as there's lots of jumping!
Patsy Palmer's ibiza workout tonight: I'm still only doing 15 mins at a time partly cos it's hot and I'm unfit and also cos the DCs are later to bed than usual so I don't want to eat too late. My general rule is tht if it makes me hot and sweaty and takes a while to wind down afterwards, then it's having benefit. And as we all know it's plugging away bit by bit that has an effect (as long as I don't fall off the wagon!)
Talking of which: have hoarded the calories today, dinner is confit de canard with mash!