Have had a sandwich based day, and about to break out the exercise DVD for a bit of motivation (which will either be followed by cheeky skirting board painting, or alternatively vegging in fron of the olympic highlights with me knitting.)
I'm doing surprisingly well today, I deliberately didn't come in until lunchtime, then had soup. We had fishcakes, new potatoes and salad from the garden for tea. As I cba with proper exercise I'm burning calories by flying round the house cleaning and tidying instead, I figure getting a clean house too is far more productive than going to the gym
I'm after meal ideas though please, particularly for the days when DH goes running. As he's training a short run is at least 6 miles, he needs more than salad but I don't want to cook two seperate meals.
Woohoo I have my diet sheet! It's a lot less restrictive than I thought so I'm very happy eggs for breakfast, chicken or ham salad for lunch and fish/chicken/red meat with veg for dinner. It's more varied than that but that is the basic gist of it. Then 2-3 protein shakes a day to "fill up" between meals. Basically, I shouldn't be going more than 2-3 hours between meals! I'm allowed a few carbs (new potatoes a couple of times a week and one slice of toast with my eggs a couple of times a week) then Sunday is cheat meal day to kick start the metabolism again and counteract the plateau effect when you diet
I have to go back in a month for weighing but I'm not allowed to weigh in between I won't be able to resist though
On the exercise front, she acknowledged that weekdays are difficult enough without trying to cram in an hour of exercise and said that the hour of practically running walking to and from the coach each day is sufficient but if I could go in and do some weight training at weekends (even if only one session) then that would make a difference for toning purposes.
Arsebuggerwhotsits. Managed ten minutes of my old faithful Davina (30 min workout: pump) and then felt my knee twinge in a not-good way during the first set of weight lunges. Stopped straight away to avoid any serious damage but am really annoyed. I'm sure this is me being rusty, coupled with having 3 extra stone on that knee during the exercising. Will be fine, just need to rustle up low impact stuff for a week and then build up, but it's still annoying! And knitting won over painting while I wrangled DD1 (who has just read Harry Potter no 1 in three days, bless her, but was too excited by it to go to sleep til she finished.)
15 minutes of light DVD exercise tonight as I don't wan to strain knee (and have slight backache so being careful). Tonight's offering was "Gimme gimme gimme a really great workout". Should be titled a really cheap workout as the music (bjorn again in concert) is one of the redeeming features. The sound compiler for this DVD should be shot: it's extremely sloppily cued and at one point there is a full 10 seconds silence hafway through a warmup... And then they just recue the same track. There's also a john Barrowman clone with a Scary fixed smile to watch, he is incredibly camp and rather amusing.
Now having a stirfry to use up some cabbage from the veg box and some coriander sauce that's too spicy for the DDs. Yum.
Ok, not done well with the diet this week (weigh in tomorrow so will update then) but am hoping this will be offset by all the walking at the weekend. Sat about 5 miles, Sun about 6 miles with DS in sling so carrying at least an additional 16lb (no idea what he currently weighs!!)
Made very delicious pasta sauce from onion, bacon, tin of toms, some tom puree and some worcestershire sauce for tea, but craving chocolate.... think I'll go to bed
Nooo! Rice krispies are terrible as they never fill you up! My top tip is oat so simple (supermarket versions) as they take 2 mins to microwave and have a fixed portion size. If you get the ones where you use the sachet to dose out the milk there is no thinking involved and they keep you full.
(but hey, if krispies is your thang then go for it!)