Rebecca Ford: Week two!
Tuesday 01 May 2012
"I have had a really positive week this week! I am starting to feel better every day - even getting out of bed in the mornings is becoming easier! I have lost the sluggish feeling that I had before I started the Closer Diet.
That said though, I can't help but feel a little disappointed that I have only lost 0.5 lb this week, especially when I didn't cheat once! But, I have decided I am not going to be disheartened - my clothes are starting to feel much more comfortable and so, even if the scales aren't showing much of a difference, my body is definitely feeling it!
I was really surprised this week by just how much I have enjoyed exercising! I am trying to incorporate some into everyday - even if it is just walking to pick my girls up from school rather than taking the car or walking at a faster pace - and it seems to be working. I went out on four runs this week too and each one felt (slightly) easier. I went out with my friend on Monday which was great, she paced me well, allowing me to walk when I needed to but encouraging me on to ‘get to the next lamp post’ too!
Work commitments meant that my next one was on my own but I managed to make it around the route with T’Pau on my Ipod (nothing like a power ballad from the 80s to keep you going!)
I've tried to incorporate fitness into my family life too - on Saturday, instead of driving to our allotment, we walked, ran and cycled there! I ran as much as I could of the cycle path with my oldest daughter on her bike and my youngest not that far behind. It's a five mile round trip and I was proud of us all.
My husband joined us too and it was a lovely feeling to arrive there at 10.00am feeling charged and ready to go (also made bedtime very easy on Saturday night with 2 understandably tired little girls). Cerys - my eldest daughter - has asked if we can do it every Saturday though so it just shows how much she enjoyed it! See pic!
I have really enjoyed my meals this week - they have been very filling and I've not felt hungry at all.
It has been a busy week which included a work trip to Glasgow which is a long day (giving me opportunity to think about food more) but I planned and prepared which I now know is the key! After a training session we had a work lunch but I made a choice of a prawn salad without dressing and really enjoyed it.
Sunday mornings are spent with my friends - our daughters all dance together - and typically, we would go to the pub for breakfast where bacon sandwiches always make an appearence, but, this week I decided to have my breakfast before we left and joined everyone for a cup of tea. My friends then decided to opt for just hot drinks too which was really supportive of them!
Although, I haven't felt hungry at all this week - it didn't stop me thinking about chocolate Friday teatime! I won the battle in my mind though and left it alone. I went out on Friday night to an event but took the car which took away any of the usual alcohol temptations and on Saturday night I replaced my usual glass of wine with a vodka and diet coke to cut back on calories - this is getting easy now!
So, despite being a little disappointed by the low weight loss this week, I am going to keep strong and stay on the plan. I can’t believe I how much I have enjoyed exercising - it looks like I've experienced that ‘high’ for the first time in my life and I intend to try even more this week!
This week my aim is to attend an exercise class of some form and try more fruit! Wish me luck!
Weight loss so far: 4.5lbs!
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READ WEEK THREE HERE