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Friday, 20 October 2017

Happy Friday Folks

20th October 2017
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.

Yay, lie in till half 7 and check me out, I then got up put kettle on and did the washing up before anything else, staying on top of my housework – no I’m not, who am I trying to kid, I did the washing up though, it’s a start!

Tracked everything yesterday again honestly, yes I’m over my points but it’s making me think and realise what I’ve been doing, I didn’t snack yesterday and I opted for a healthy tea when I so wanted to stop at the chippy on the way home. I had those bare naked noodles, they're okay drowned in soy sauce especially as they're only 1sp for the packet!

My meetings are seriously helping me this week, every single one of them is reminding me WHY I want to lose weight and WHAT I need to do to ensure that happens, they’re also reminding me that it’s okay not to be okay, not to be ‘ON IT’ constantly and that we’re all human and fallible.  They cheer me up no end too, I have to say.

From last nights I came away thanks to Nat thinking, yeah I want to find a new recipe to try and enjoy cooking it, will do that Monday now though probably as I’m in training all of Sunday, not doing it today as I need to varnish a step stool this morning, as it’s lying in pieces in the middle of my living room.   Just skimming through Novembers Weight Watchers magazine, I like the look of the Hash brown, sausage and egg cups on page 46, they look quite easy too.

Office work to get through first, moms still asleep bless her, so breakfast will wait a while, I might nip over the shop to get some eggs, or maybe I’ll have beans on toast, not sure yet.  I’ve just had a slice of WW toast to keep me going till I decide what I actually want.

I have a feeling today will be a WW ready meal kind of day, hassle free, hoping Alfie is up for a walk today as he wasn’t yesterday, he’s limping a bit, think it’s arthritis as it loosens up and then he’s okay.  If it gets worse I’ll book him into the vets Monday. 

Anyway, here’s to another day of tracking, eating good food and finding something to smile about in my day, which won’t be a problem at all because it’s Friday and I have my lovely Essington lot to look forward to later.

Enjoy Friday BeYOUtiful, there’s only another 10 of them to look forward to left this year!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Getting there...

19th October 2017
Never let fear decide your future.

Another day of honest tracking in the bag and even though it wasn’t a great day, I wrote it down, ended on 41, so actually an improvement on the day before which was 47 and no snacking on anything after I’d had my cheese and beetroot sandwich for my tea, which was really good to be honest. 

What have I learned from two days of honest tracking, for starters I’d got into the habit of snacking with my mom and I’ve never done that before so need to break that habit before it before a permanent fixture – it’s too easy to say ‘oh go on then’, I’m also eating stuff just because it’s there or because I’ve seen someone else eat it, so Tuesday that was a rocky road bar because it was there and a bag of frisps because my member was eating a bag.  Which means in total I wasted 10 Smart Points Tuesday on stuff that I could’ve lived without.  Yesterday was better, I ate a bag of WW fruit salad sweets because they were there when I was putting my stock away (learned my lesson there don’t worry!) and my lovely helper bought me a samosa last night because it’s Diwali today – oh that was so good, I enjoyed it a lot and ate less for my tea because of it so that wasn’t a waste as it was filling and delicious.

Today’s plan is to not have any unhealthy snacking. This is going to be a test because I know I have no bread downstairs nor any eggs so what am I going to have for breakfast?  I’ll keep it healthy if it kills me, I know there’s some pitta breads, tomatoes, a slice of gammon, mmm, a gammon pitta!  We’ll see, watch this space.

And I’ve just had an idea for lunch, using up the courgettes that are in the fridge, I’ll let you know tomorrow if it worked or watch my instagram/facebook timeline for photos.    

Might go and throw some frozen chicken pieces in the slow cooker with some garlic too, that’d be nice to get home to later.

See all these things are helping me to press my reset button and reboot my weight loss journey.  I’m absolutely loving the meeting suggestions this week, they’re really helping me a lot, plus we’re having plenty of smile moments which is always a bonus.

Mom’s not got Rheumatoid arthritis, it’s osteoarthritis but she’s still in a lot of pain, we could barely get her in and out the car because her right knee has no movement in it at all now.  We’ve been given some physio exercises to do to see what we can do to help!

You know what, I need to get off the computer because I feel the need to prepare my feed ;)

Here’s to a great day BeYOUtiful, we really, truly, have got this!

Oh before I go, I asked my members in my Facebook group to share their best advice in 4 words or less, so here they are to share with you;

Never Give Up!
Be kind to yourself x
Don't look back
Eat healthy and enjoy x
Stay to your meeting x
Stick with it
Give yourself a break
Do not forget yourself
Stay focused track food
Believe you’re worth this
Make yourself a priority
You can do this!
Do it for you x
Go to your meetings.
Throwaway your bathroom scales
Bite it write it x
Make sure you’re realistic
Appreciate what you have
Never give up
You can do it
Only ever look forward
One life be happy x
Everyone needs a Bev!
Learn from your mistakes
Little goals BIG results 
All of the above! 

There were duplicates which I’ve removed but I think there’s some pretty good advice there, can you add it that list?

Mine is the photo - Love yourself more BeYOUtiful!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

People make a difference

18th October 2017
A friend is one who overlooks your broke fence and admires the flowers in your garden.

I really enjoyed my meetings yesterday, I was inspired & motivated by my members - meetings work both ways. the morning one helped me to reflect on stuff, a book called “a year of self-compassion” was recommended as we all shared our stories of how it is difficult to lose weight, and it’s difficult to maintain the weight loss too.  We looked at hobbies or how to find time to do other things that we enjoy, realising that eating isn’t a hobby!  Then on the night, we also talked about pressing the reset button, rebooting ourselves and our weight loss journey, the one thing I realised I needed to do after all our chat was track honestly.  I’ve been carrying a pad round in my bag for weeks, just a small one for in case I suddenly needed to make notes of anything, it was an unused gift.  Last night when I got home I started using it as an honest tracker, whether my day has been good or bad because as a wise lady reminded me last night, it’s about being accountable not perfect and she was right.

I know writing it down is going to get me to question my actions, it’s not going to be pretty either because I’m eating just for the sake of eating.  Hopefully doing this will make me realise that more and question why, what am I actually getting from it.  Short term gratification followed by long term delay in my weight loss success.

I also had a good chat with a colleague too and we realised we were both feeling pretty similar, sometimes it’s just good to talk things through and air them out.  I felt so much better at the end of the day than I did at the beginning and of course having a chat on the phone with my bestie always makes things better.

Plus you know it’s time to sort things out when you split your trousers – yep that’s what happened yesterday lunchtime, new trousers too, I knew they were snug when I bought them but obviously having a bad week food wise had made them even snugger, so I need to lose half stone before they’ll fit me properly!

I had me a tasty Weight Watcher frozen meal last night, chicken risotto, really good for 10sp, I’d have that again for sure.  I have a few more in the freezer so I’m going to keep meal times simple this week, no main shop for me, using up what’s already in the kitchen.

We’re at the hospital this morning for mom’s Rheumatoid arthritis, let’s hope they can change her meds and help her pain because she is in a lot of pain.

It may be midweek and what’s now known as hump day but I feel like it’s a fresh day, I feel like I’ve got over that hump and my moods lifted thanks to everyone who was  involved in my life yesterday, so a big thank you to all of them, especially to Monique who sent me a text last night, just because, it really made me smile.

Right let’s have a cracking good day, speaking of cracking good, I’ve just found a recipe for a crock pot meal I fancy when I do shop, https://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/lemon-garlic-dump-chicken looks good and sounds tasty.

Right I’m gone, make it a good one BeYOUtiful.  We got this!