Thursday, 3 April 2014

Belly!!!

Emma doing the honours with the before and after pics. One day I will know how to pose properly but until that day this is how I roll as the youngsters say! 

Still wearing my ankle strap  - the belly is going - its been around for too long! 

Chunky monkey!

Loving the classy hole in my sock and expression!
Howdy, following on from my last post, I have embarked on a 1,200 (allowing for 1,000 plus errors) calorie counting diet. I'm not cut out for no carbs, atkins, dukan, cambridge and all that jazz - its simple isn't it? Eat less. I've still been eating too much. I can easily maintain but the loss has been slow.  Its about to speed up. I'm just counting everything and logging it into my fitness pal. Its amazing the amount of calories that you think you're consuming compared to what you are actually consuming.

I have had a headache today and have felt hungry since I started getting precise on Monday.  I'm sure this will pass and I will get through the first two weeks.  In addition, the whole can't function without food is a bit of a modern day myth isn't it?  I know this isn't ideal but prisoners of war built the Burma Railway on little or no food.  I'm certainly not advocating starving and the brutal treatment of others - merely pointing out the human body is capable of doing a great deal with very little in the fuel tank.

So, to put myself out there - I asked Em to take some photo's today so that we can compare at the end of April.  I am also excited to say that I shall be comparing my own calorie counting to that of the meals prepared for you by www.dietchef.co.uk. In the month of May I will try out their 1,200 calorie controlled plan (and no shakes! yay!) compared to my own.  I like the sound of it as it fits in with my own 1970's concept - 3 x meals a day and a couple of snacks. They've just done all the hard work for you.  The breakfasts are porridge and other healthy calorie controlled options, lunch mainly soup (which I have been doing in any event) and in the evening a meal with your own veg. You can also eat fruit and drink tea and coffee. I will, of course, do before and after pics for May and let you all know how it fits in with my lifestyle etc.

In other news, I really need to sort my hair out! Maybe I should start straightening it - I've always had it 'curly' although in these pictures its more frizzy.  I also, for the 3rd week running, set the alarm for 6 am and did 45 minutes of Pilates.  This is unheard of - to cut short my sleep by one hour - I must mean business!

Finally, my sister (Sharon - not Nessa who needs to give us all an update on her low carb diet) has written a great post about running.  It'll be coming up very soon.

Ta ta for now



7 comments:

  1. Good luck. Tell Nessa I'm waiting for her update. xx

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    1. Hi Rachel - meaning to ask you about stones on jewish gravestones - I'm on it will tell her she's well over due a post! x

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  2. Ooo, it's not going to be easy but I know you can do it. Bet it makes you a bit cranky though. Really curious to see how you get on with Diet Chef - wondering whether to give that a whirl.

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    1. No its not am sitting here very hungry but I don't care!! And yes you're so right was very cranky in PMT league! The meals look very nice and the ingredients which is one of the reasons I'm happy to try it as its not shakes and what not x

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  4. You go girl!! Can't believe you are up early for Pilates!! ;) xx

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    1. Believe it sister - been doing that for 3 weeks now getting up on Tuesday and Thursday at 6 am X

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