Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Weekly Weigh in and Food diary - Week 1

Hello guys, I've decided to trial a new type of blog post and thought I would share with you my exercise and eating regime and share my progress with you as I try and shift the Christmas bulge I appear to have gained. 


I've been trying to officially eat 'healthily' for the past week now after the massive Christmas binge. I actually got to the point where I was bored of eating as crazy as that sounds. I still have a lot of Christmas food left but I am trying to spread it out so I only have one small treat a day but I never deprive myself of anything.

After Christmas I only gained half a pound but I had a number of gains beforehand putting me about a stone away from my target weight and would love to get there in time for the summer.

I originally weighed 14 stone (196lbs) and I already started my weight loss journey a couple of years ago, so I know what works well for me and by no means am I an expert! Here is a before and during picture for reference. This is me 7lbs away from my target, I know I can get there again!

B - I had a banana before the gym then after I had some Porridge Oats and Raspberry's with Chia Seeds.
L - Quorn mince with chopped tomatoes, peppers, onions, spinach, kidney beans and pasta.
D - Pulled Pork, frylight cooked chips, salad and onions.
S -  I snacked on an apple in the afternoon and after dinner I had 5 sweets from my pic'n'mix tub.
E - I went to the gym this morning and did 45 minutes of interval training on the treadmill. I also did 3 sets of 10 reps 70lb leg presses, 3 sets of 10 reps 55lb Hip Abduction and 4 sets of 10 reps 55lb Hip Adduction. 

B - I had a banana and 2 slices of small wholemeal toast with ham and raw spinach.
L - Cajun Chicken with rice and salad.
D - Chicken topped with tomato puree, extra light cheese, and a jacket potato.
S -  I snacked on strawberries, an apple and a biscuit.
E - I didn't go to the gym today, but I did have a shift where I walked around for about 5 hours so that's something. 

B - I had the same as yesterday - 2 slices of small wholemeal toast with ham and raw spinach.
L - Cajun Chicken with rice and salad again. I'm so imaginative.
D - Pizza!
S -  I snacked on starburst. It's a Friday, calories don't count!
E - I did very little exercise today, Friday's are usually my lazy days!

B - Bran Flakes, Semi-Skimmed Milk and an Apple.
L - Me and my boyfriend went to spudulike and I had the chilli con carne potato with cheese. It came with free garlic bread - shame!
D - Fake KFC and home cooked wedges with beans.
S - I bought some Montezuma chocolate so treated myself to a few squares of that. 
E - I went shopping in the city so spent a lot of time walking around, my legs and arms ached like crazy!

B - I woke up later than usual so just had a snack of a chewy bar and a cup of tea.
L - Chicken, Bacon and veg Quinoa and Bulgar Wheat bake with cheese.. phew! I'll post a recipe for this soon!
D - A Lovely roast!
S - A few squares of galazy and a small slice of Christmas cake.
E - I did very little exercise today! I barely left my bedroom. #LazySundays

B - I had a chewy bar, some pastryless quiche and chicken. I also had a banana before the gym.
L - The same quinoa bake as yesterday - I batch cooked a few portions.
D - Quorn Shepherds Pie, roasted parsnips and beans.
S -  An apple and a custard cream.. Oh and some chocolate and millions (I blame the boyfriend for those)!
E - I did some interval training on the treadmill (45 minutes) Leg Press 75lb x 10 reps x 3. Chest Press 30lb x 10 reps x 3, Lat Pull 35lb x 10 reps x 1 and 40lb x 10 reps x 3, Ab Crunch 40lb x 10 reps x 3.

B - Bacon and Spinach on 2 slices of mini wholemeal toast and a banana.
L - Lunch was the same again, the last portion from my batch cooked stuff.
D - Tuna pasta bake with chopped tomatoes, peppers, sweetcorn. It was lovely.
S -  An apple and some chocolate of course.
E - I walked around on my lunch break but that was the extent of my exercise.

Total weight loss this week: 2.5lbs

I know there is a lot of room for improvement in my diet, I have way too many treats haha! But one step at a time now! I am fairly happy with how my week went, a few extras slipped in but at least that gives me something to improve on next week.

Thanks for reading this, and if you're interested in these posts I will do them weekly!

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