Week 3- busy but still going!
After last weeks small loss, I still wanted to aim for about 2lbs off this week. I have already started feeling a lot better, much healthier! I really need to up my water intake again, I have way too many hot drinks as a substitute, tiredness is just so horrendous.
Breakfast: Deliciously Ella apricot and coconut oat bar. I like these, but I definitely prefer the ones with raisins in!
Lunch: Leftover chicken pesto pasta.
Snacks: Apples, and other various pieces of fruit.
Dinner: Roast dinner with all of the trimmings.
Exercise: Just a dog walkies today- in the park :)
Breakfast: Jordan's cereal bar and 2 apples. Breakfast on the go again! It's so easy to just throw a cereal bar and some fruit into my bag. If I haven't got time for breakfast, I just reach into my bag for some snacks- the healthier, the better.
Lunch: Today I tried a deliciously Ella energy ball. It was only 153 calories, and quite tasty. I also had some cream cheese on toast and some fruit.
Dinner: Fish Pie with peas. I always make a big batch so that we can use it for lunches, Harper also enjoyed her first homemade fish pie!
Exercise: Another day of just a dog walk. I was desperate to go for a run, until the freezing temperatures put me off. It was a 4km dog walk though.
Breakfast: Deliciously Ella bircher muesli. Sounds Boring, but I just love it so much!
Lunch: 2 apples, a banana and a deliciously Ella oat bar (the one with apricots and coconut). Some leftover fish pie as well.
Dinner: Steak with peppercorn sauce (cooked by my lovely other half- he does the best steaks) with broccolini and green beans. Steak night moved to Wednesday as it's my mum's birthday on Friday.
Pudding: Greek yoghurt with blueberries (sorry, no photos, I ate it way too quick)
Exercise: Park dog walk with baby Harper in her sling and a 30 minute horse riding lesson- one of the best butt and thigh workouts!
Breakfast: Weetabix with semi skimmed milk. [When I was younger, I remember piling on the granulated sugar to each weetabix, I definitely didn't do that on this occasion]
Lunch: Leftover fish pie with greens.
Snacks: Apples, a banana and some yoghurt.
Dinner: Fajita chicken and peppers on top of sliced lettuce. I topped it with avocado, tomatoes and refried beans.
Exercise: Dog walkies
Breakfast: Deliciously Ella bircher muesli.
Lunch: Fajita and salad wrap. Leftover fajita chicken and peppers wrapped together with fresh salad.
Dinner: Pulled pork with sweet potato fries, homemade coleslaw and salad for my mum's birthday. I actually managed to avoid the cake. I just filled my plate with greens to fill my tummy.
Exercise: Standard dog walk.
Breakfast: Deliciously Ella bircher muesli. A slice of toast with butter as well.
Snacks: I eat a lot of apples and grapes as snacks, or whatever fruit we have in the house.
Lunch: Granola with yoghurt and blueberries.
Dinner: Chilli with lettuce. An absolute favourite dinner. Not from a jar, I normally cook it in a slow cooker, but I ran out of time today, and cooked it on the hob. I topped it with a few slices of avocado for freshness.
Exercise: Doggy walk with Mia and Hugo.
Snacks: Popcorn and fruit (I avoided the chocolatey snacks, but treated myself to some salted popcorn) for a girly night in of movies and make up. It was sooooo nice to have a little treat! I may start adding back a little weekend treat as the weeks go by.
Breakfast: Deliciously Ella bircher muesli.
Lunch: Yoghurt, Granola and blueberries. The granola I have been having is a chocolate protein granola. The little chocolate bits make it so worth it.
Snacks: Mango and pineapple. We got an organic pineapple in our Riverford box, so I couldn't wait to cut and eat it! A bit sour, but balanced by the sweet mango.
Dinner: Yoghurt, Granola and blueberries. I had little appetite today, I was suffering from extreme tiredness from being up late with my friend the night before (combined with a Harper 5:30am feed), so I just enjoyed some delicious cereal and fruit during the day!
Exercise: I now have a sudden urge to clean everything! A recent found love in instagrammer Mrs Hinch has sparked the desire to zoflora all of our floors and bleach everything I can see! Our house is definitely benefitting from my new obsession, and cleaning burns so many calories! I re-arranged our entire kitchen before cif-ing the bathroom. Everywhere smells amazing and I hope that it has benefitted the inches on my waist!I also took the doggies on a walkies.
So, this week I didn't manage to do any weight lifting, but I did manage to do some dog walking and some cleaning. I have had a super busy week and dieting hasn't been top of my mind, but I am already feeling the benefits. I generally have more energy and find sleeping easier. I don't fill my days with eating, I haven't had much time to be bored but I have had gaps that I would have previously filled with eating. Small pushes towards my end goal.
So, the question was, did I lose any weight? Thankfully, I did! I was worried that the lack of exercise would mean that I would plateau, but...
I LOST 3lbs! SMASHED MY GOAL!!!!!!!
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