Dieting shouldn’t be endurance or survival of the fittest. We all lose weight at our own speed, however when we are inspired we can all do so much more. Inspiration is a wonderful thing to move forward with our lives.
It will be interesting to hear from my virtual friends to learn how your diets are progressing, have you got any tips to share? Have you found anything interesting?
Sometimes I find it a good idea to get out a tape measure and measure the Bust, upper arms, hips, thighs and calves and re-measure every 3 days to a week – when you see the numbers decrease it is very encouraging — note to self I must do this tomorrow.
Occasionally we find ourselves wanting something naughty and it is hard not to concede. We often rationalise with ourselves – saying don’t do it…however a little of what we like is ok — not suggesting that this is done daily or every few days –but now and then you should give in to what you really want – be kind to yourself.
Today I confess I wanted a dim sim (a fried dumpling)…as I walked out of an office block the aroma rising from the adjoining shop was too much to bear so I had to give in. This was not something anyone should be eating as a healthy option however…..I wouldn’t even say this was my treat so early on my weight loss regime. We are not on a diet we are trying to develop healthier eating patterns and making it easier to lose weight and slipping a little is better than slipping forever. So if you feel the need to have that treat then minimise it – instead of going off track completely just have one piece and don’t write that day off completely —stay on track for the rest of the day knowing that tomorrow is another day and you will feel better and stronger.
This morning I started off with my protein and roughage hit of scrambled eggs on a bed of spinach with a hint of smoked paprika on top. For my husband he had the same but with the inclusion of a couple of pieces of toast. I always buy RSPCA approved eggs that have come from happy healthy layers, it is good to have a conscience.
Last night I made liver (great source of iron) with bacon, onions and beansprouts with a drizzle of soy sauce, my husband enjoyed the inclusion of potatoes. — It is important to blend our lives with our loved ones, whilst being mindful not to go off track, also not at the detriment of our budgets. I don’t endorse going out and spending the earth on so called ‘diet foods’ or eating separately to our family for fear of temptation — the best conversations happen at the dining tables so we have to keep strong.
Food for thought: Why not encourage your family to eat healthier, they can of course have a few inclusions this will allow you to remain mindful of what is entering your mouth. Cook healthier using olive oil or coconut spray. Remember the mantra ‘my body is a temple’ — well perhaps not quite –but we can try can’t we?