Day Four of my new life and feeling pretty good! I was definitely less hungry yesterday than the day before. Although note to myself I do not like weight watchers beef stroganoff recipe, it is not a good replacement for the real thing and it was the closest I have come to throwing a hissy fit!!
Today, being Sunday will present the weeks greatest challenge as I head over to Mum's for what is the traditional Sunday family lunch. We all get together and usually have lunch at Mum's, it is basically Christmas lunch every Sunday. My Mum is an awesome cook and her food is so hard to refuse. I am going today and somehow I have to work out the values of everything, not quite sure how to do this. I think I am going to have to just skip the yorkshire pudding and maybe one roast potato instead of the usual four or even five!!
It is quite incredible what you realise when you start to anaylise how you eat. I really didn't think I ate that badly I would have said I probably eat a little too much but in actual fact what I have learned in this four days so far is I reckon I have been eating double what my body actually needs.
The exercise is harder than the food, my neck and back are sorely limiting what I can do. I did some light stretchers this morning and set to on a work out I found only to stop five minutes in knowing I was about to put my back out. A bit of history about me at this point is that I have two artificial discs in my neck and the discs up and down my back and have pretty much given up on life. I find it really hard to do anything but walk and I know, walking is great and really good for you but I have to be truthful I find it an absolute bore. Although walking along the beach is nice with the kids.....I just wish this rain would go away.
I played Wii fit yesterday with my eldest daughter which was quite good fun, not sure how much 'exercise' was had from it but enough to raise my heart rate a little. I suppose anything from nothing is an improvement!
I swear when I got dressed this morning my jeans didn't feel quite so uncomfortable, I know it's probably my imagination at this point but I do feel better mentally already - I feel like I have a positivity in my attitude I haven't seen for years. I just hope it lasts, I have been here so many times before!
I want to be able to wear nice clothes with shape and that fit well instead of tent like clothing that just 'hangs' to cover the lumps and bumps.
Have a great Sunday folks!