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Tuesday, 30 June 2020
Monday, 29 June 2020
Sunday, 28 June 2020
For Tuesday 8.30am, Wednesday 5.30pm & Saturday 9.45am Use the link in the Wolverhampton Connect group
For Thursday 8.30am (& I'm supporting Hayley at 10.30am) Use the link in the Dudley & Walsall Connect group
What habits do you want to form? What changes do you want to make?
Working on those healthy behaviours are what will help you succeed. Be realistic about what you can achieve, what you're capable of doing? Don't overestimate your future motivation! It's easy to sit here reading this on a Sunday morning thinking "yeah I'm gonna do this, I'm ready, let's get 2 stone off by Christmas." doing it on the other hand, isn't going to be a walk in the park - although a walk in the park would definitely help and is something you could easily do!
Focus on behaviours you can work on, things like drinking more water, walking 30 minutes a day, eating more zero foods, keep it real. Choose to work on behaviours you can do on your hardest day!
Let's think about that for a minute, when I'm at my best I can easily do all the healthy stuff like yoga in the morning, followed by a huge glass of water, a couple of pieces of fruit, a dog walk, but can I continue to do all them when my mom wakes me up at 3am in the morning or when she's having her worst day and I'm stressed to the max and not feeling the love?
Actually yeah I can, because I choose behaviours to work on that I can do even on my toughest day. Now the behaviour I'm working on at the minute is giving me a little more leeway 'eat more zero heroes' notice I've said 'more' rather than putting an amount on it. That way if I have a bad day and don't manage to eat many because I make bad choices then I haven't failed, I've still eaten more on the other days.
I'll leave you with that thought, if you chose to work on behaviours you can do on your most difficult days - what would they be?
Mwah, luv ya
Love me xx
Saturday, 27 June 2020
Friday, 26 June 2020
Thursday, 25 June 2020
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
- Roman chamomile
- Ylang ylang
- Orange or orange blossom
Using scents to treat your mood is called aromatherapy. Several studies show that aromatherapy can decrease anxiety and improve sleep.
Reducing caffeine is an obvious one, I have cut down over the years and drink more water, but have been drinking a few more mugs since working from home so will refocus on that.
Write it down - One way to handle stress is to write things down. I already do this, you're reading it! Blogging helps me get my thoughts and feelings out, I've always been very open and honest about everything that happens in my life, I'm just always surprised anyone wants to read it.
It's also great to write down things you're grateful for, things that make you smile, that bring joy to your life and sunshine in your world. I find this really helps on days where everything feels like it's all a big pile of poo! There's are always positives you just have to look for them a little harder on days like that.
Oh course an obvious way to reduce stress is to spend time with friends and family which is why so many of us are stressed at this time because we haven't been able too! Use Zoom, it's the next best thing.
Laughter is the best medicine and I truly believe this, I love nothing more than to make others laugh and to laugh together with my tribe.
Yoga, mindfulness, deep breathing, listening to soothing music, spending time with your pets, spending time in nature. Find what works for you because we all get stressed at time.
After saying all that, I'm feeling pretty chilled this morning, I'm about to have a shower, then gonna walk Alfie before it gets too hot - please don't walk your dogs in the mid day sun, I drove past a lady yesterday, it was much too hot by then.
Here's to a delicious day,
Have a good one, hope to see some of you on my virtual workshop 5.30pm (link in Wolverhampton connect group on WW app)
Mwah, luv ya
Tuesday, 23 June 2020
Monday, 22 June 2020
Sunday, 21 June 2020
Saturday, 20 June 2020
The truth is there is no quick fix, up to 2lb a week is what you'll lose following the WW plan - but that's only if you actually follow the plan. There are no short cuts, magic formulas, lotions or potions. Yeah you can cheat the system, take what feels like the easy way - it's not healthy though and you won't keep the weight off. To be successful at weight loss you have to make changes that are permanent, changes that you'll keep in place.
Success isn't in the grand gestures, it's in the to your routine and changes to your eating habits.
How do I know? Because I've lost weight so many times if I'd kept off every pound I ever lost I'd be a key charm by now!
Most people have lost weight before, myself included. Then life happens and you put it back on, for me it was my mom being diagnosed with Alzheimer's and my world being turned upside down as I became a full-time carer. Right now it's people who's lives have been changed by lockdown and everything that is COVID-19, we are reacting to a situation we have no control over and some of us have been looking for the cure in the kitchen or at least looking for something to cheer our life up a little.
Anyone can lose weight by changing how they eat and adding some exercise into the equation. However if you feel you could do with some support and a plan that makes the eating side of it all less complicated, then WW is an option, it's the one I chose and I will continue too. They believe in themselves so much that this week they've been offering 30 days completely free, that offer ends tonight so if you know anyone who needs a little help and encouragement, share the link www.ww.com/uk, maybe you've had to cancel due to finances, here's your chance to re-engage. WW really does work and the group support helps more than you can imagine. I'll be online on my virtual workshop at 9.45 this morning with support from Elle and Kate, we're always on from 9.15am to have those 1-1 conversations and check-ins. I'm also always there via the phone whilst we're in lockdown as support too.
I know members can't wait to get back to in person workshops and WW are doing everything they can to make that happen, it's all government dependent, July 6ish onwards is the hope for weigh only workshops, let's hope that happens!
If you are struggling right now with losing weight, don't give yourself a hard time, start today and just start with trying to improve your eating habits, don't stress about losing weight. Downsize the portion a bit maybe or re-evaluate the plate, more veggies to fill you up. Swap the odd bag of crisps or chocolate bar for a smaller one or better still a bit of fruit. Go for a walk round the block. Little tweaks each week, that's the answer, realistic changes you will find easy enough to do. The one thing I can promise you about a WW workshop and the coach is they passionately care about their members, yes it's their job and they're paid to do it but that's not why they choose to role (there's much easier ways to earn a living) they choose it because they empathise and want to help.
Right I'm off to try and get Alfie to walk, to attempt to practice what I preach and to hope that mom's in a better mood today. I had tears from her Thursday morning which just broke my heart and made me think I should give everything up and just be her carer so I can be there all the time for her. I HATE ALZHEIMERS!
Anyway, moving on, let's make today delicious,
Mwah, luv ya
Love me xx
Friday, 19 June 2020
Fanta sweet and sour chicken (zero blue / purple or 5SP green)
3 chicken breasts – cut into strips
330ml can of Fanta zero
4 tbsp on passata
1 chopped onion
1 Veg or chicken stock cube
1-2 Tsp vinegar
sweetener to taste (optional)
Shake of dried chilli
Drained tinned Pineapple chunks – add as many as you like – they’re zero points!
1. Fry onions until they are soft, then added the chicken pieces and brown.
2. Add ALL the other ingredients, except pineapple and simmer for approx. 20 minutes, remove lit half way to start to let the liquid reduce.
3. Once cooked, add pineapple and serve.
One of my favourite fakeaways which I guess you wouldn't consider to be one but if I'm having a day out or going to Ikea or the Garden Centre I'm always tempted by them is hotdogs, I bloomin look hotdogs with ketchup and mustard , mmm. I'm going to add them to my to eat list for next week;
Thursday, 18 June 2020
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
You can use up fresh or canned veggies in this and any can of soup too, it doesn't have to be condensed, you just wouldn't add the water. If you're unsure of gnocchi you could use a bag of fresh pasta. It'd be delicious with some tortelloni just adjust the points accordingly.
I've started sorting through my cookbooks, got a few recipes to try, typed a few up to share. I really need to get on top of my website, it needs updating for points for blue/green/purple, it's one of those jobs I keep putting off. At the minute I'm looking for cheap, easy and delicious recipes and I'm finding a few or having ideas of my own, I'm working my way through what I've got first though before I buy any special ingredients for recipes. I enjoyed a jacket potato last night, forgot how good they are, so much so I might have the same today for lunch but with a WW chilli pot on the top. I do quite like that and on blue it's only 2SP. I know I have one in the cupboard. Don't forget if you order anything from the www.weightwatchersshop.co.uk website to use my code I7IA5I, they're capital I's not ones.