Thursday, 30 April 2009

Steady loss

I lost 2lb this week, that's good, I can live with that. I've got to learn that I'm not going to lose 7lb a week. It was especially good as I learned that I cannot eat pasta, I had spaghetti bolognaise for dinner on Saturday night, 25 minutes later I'd eaten 4 pieces of toast and half a pack of biscuits.

So my no go foods on South Beach so far are

bread (except wraps and pitta)
biscuits and cakes
muesli I'm still unsure about, I think it could be a trigger but I'm sick of eggs for breakfast

I am finding my passion for food and recipes again though, we have tried lots of new foods and lots of new recipes and some of the food is fantastic, especially the kebabs.

Somewhere down the line, I may get extremely tired of salads as that's basically what you have to eat for lunch, unless you have soup and a salad, lol. But doing South Beach definitely works for me! I have no cravings for foods, I don't think about food all day, I'm really enjoying my 3 meals a day and so don't feel the need to snack outside of those meals.

I'm going to try and stick to the plan as much as possible this weekend as we have family coming and that's when I lose the plot, so maybe a BBQ or if we do go out to eat then I'm sticking to the salads and vegetables.

I had a day of eating poorly yesterday after weigh in and I feel absolutely rubbish today because of it, I had bread, muesli, quavers and WW chocolate bars. By the time I got to dinner last night I just couldn't be bothered and ended up having sausage and scrambled eggs because I just couldn't be bothered to cook. So no more bread and carbs for me, no more sugar either, it just makes me feel like utter crap.

Friday, 24 April 2009

Why does weight loss have to be such a rollercoaster?

Why can't it be easy? Why does every pound lost have to be such a fight? Why do I feel like I'm never going to be thin?

I went to weigh in on Wednesday after having had a much better week than the week before when I lost 3.5lb and I bloody gained a pound. I'm so annoyed! I'm logical, so if I eat less and work out more I want to lose more and my body has decided not to cooperate.

So I'm trying much harder this week, no potatoes, no bread (well apart from wraps, my body doesn't seem to get the cravings with those), no crisps, very little fruit, no processed foods and hardly any carbs, apart from those in vegetables and by God, I'd better lose weight or I'm going to eat every pizza, burger, slice of bread and bag of tortilla chips that I can find on Wednesday.

But after having said all of that, I feel so much better doing South Beach rather than Weight Watchers. I feel better, less tired, I spend far less time obsessing about food and I love the food I'm eating at the moment, it's so tasty.

So hopefully, I'll get my reward, lol.

I did spinning today and I didn't eat any dinner last night. Boy, halfway through did I hit a wall! My legs felt like lead, I had no energy, no gears, I just suffered through the class. The abs and kettlebell classes afterwards were fine. But I've learned my lesson about eating adequately before classes.

I desperately want a kettlebell, maybe I can treat myself when I've finished paying for our holiday to Egypt.

Thursday, 16 April 2009

I'm a happy bunny

I had my first weigh in on Wednesday after changing from WW to South Beach and I lost 3.5lb. I'm really happy with that, especially as it's Easter and I had quite a bit of chocolate, a hot cross bun and a slice of unsliced white bread with butter.

This plan works so much better for me! So much better! I don't get the cravings that I did on WW. I don't eat carbs at all, well the bread, pasta, potato, rice carbs. I am limiting myself to once a week for any of them. So, I had rice on Tuesday, just a little and it wasn't too bad.

But I should definitely have listened to my body more. The cravings, the tiredness, the bingeing were all down to carbs in my opinion. For someone who has polycystic ovaries, they're almost toxic. I eat any of them and I'm like an addict, scrabbling around the kitchen looking for my next fix even if I've just eaten.

I'm not getting tired in the afternoon anymore. I don't have the sugar crash that I was having when my lunch burns off, I feel better, I don't know how I'm going to last exercising as I haven't really tried much exercise as the little one's on school holidays, but I'll just make sure I eat plenty of protein.

I've been a bit naughty yesterday and today, I've had a sausage roll, chocolate cake and crisps but still none of the cravings or feelings of guilt that I normally have.

I'm really enjoying the food again, I can have cheese. Tonight we had mustard pork chops with parmesan, roasted broccoli with garlic and lemon, green beans and mashed cauliflower with cheddar, parmesan and dill, it was absolutely gorgeous, maybe a cheese overload, but gorgeous, lol.

Saturday, 11 April 2009

Here I go again!

I'm sorry I've been neglecting you diary, but the weight loss is really not going well, I weigh the same now as I did in May last year, at least I've maintained, lol.

I've been doing a lot of research though and as a woman with polycystic ovaries, I turn carbohydrates into sugar which then give me terrible sugar rushes and crashes, so I've decided to try the South Beach diet which is a low GI, low carb diet.

We'll see at weigh in how it's working for me, lol. I do feel so much better not eating bread and potatoes, I don't feel so dog tired all the time, but maybe that's just psychological.

I'm a bit confused by the diet at the moment, what can I have, what can't I have? I know I can't have bread, potatoes, rice, pasta, but according to the diet I can have some of these things in moderation, but I can't moderate these foods, so I think I'm going to try to live without them, or at least without bread and potatoes and I'm going to try and live without rice and pasta, or at least just have it occasionally. The only pasta I can have is really expensive, so that should curb my enthusiasm for it, lol.

It does mean a totally different way of eating though as I live on bread, stir fries, pasta and sauce. I can still have pitta and wraps, so that's good. And the summer is coming, so I can learn to live with salads as long as they taste good.