When I got on the scales this week I knew I felt bloated and it showed on the scales as I maintained. I never feel bad when I maintain because I know how much weight fluctuates and I know that losing weight every week is just not realistic.
I’m going to be honest with you all and say that at the moment I’m just finding that I feel increasingly frustrated – not with the plan, but with myself. I started to feel like I’ve been on this journey for too long now and I felt as if I should have done better and lost more by now.
They say it takes twenty one days to change a habit and that’s what I’m really trying to do at the moment – I want to feel good about myself again and stop focusing on the negatives as I know it’s getting me absolutely nowhere.
I have a habit of getting myself stuck in a rut and dwelling on what I should have done differently which is a nasty habit I need to break. I know why I’m trying to lose weight and I know that I’m only losing weight for myself and my health but I feel increasingly frustrated with the way I feel when I look in the mirror. I don’t tend to carry weight well, most of it seems to be on my stomach and although it’s coming off, it seems to be coming off very slowly still.
Luckily it didn’t take me long to realise that I was stuck in a rut again and I knew that I needed to feel good about myself so I decided I would do a bit of retail therapy in the form of a few new tops from Sainsbury’s. I’ve never thought that retail therapy can lift a mood that much but it really does, especially when you fit into a nice top and feel good about yourself.
With that all in mind, I am putting my positive pants on and this focus on what I’ve been enjoying lately, rather than the negative way I’ve felt recently.
Over the past week I’ve made some really delicious food and I’ve been really enjoying making my tuna pasta bake again – it’s a firm favourite in my house. I’ve been trying to concentrate on getting more speed foods into my day (fruit and vegetables) and have bulked my pasta bake out with lots of different coloured peppers and more or less a whole punnet of mushrooms.
New Breakfast & Snack Ideas
I’ve been absolutely obsessed with the new Salted Caramel HiFi bars since they came out, they are addictive and feel like a real treat. I have been using them as my healthy extra B choice which is new to me as I usually have that in the morning.
As well as that I’ve been enjoying my overnight bulgur wheat – a bit like overnight oats with an extra crunch. The bulgur wheat isn’t measured and is completely free on the plan so I would recommend giving it a go if you want to free your healthy extra choice up for something else.
Aim for next week
I won’t be weighing in next weekend as I’ll be in London for the weekend with my friend but I want to stay on plan all next week, enjoy next weekend and get straight back on plan the week after to hopefully get a loss the weekend afterwards. I’m really trying to focus on being positive, looking after myself and getting to target while feeling happy and not frustrated. I want to try some new recipes so any recommendations are welcome.