This first week has been tough. Tougher than I thought. I had my weigh-in this morning and I was down 1.1kgs. Now that’s on their scales. On my scales I was down about 2kg’s. All in all I’m happy with that. I know I have to take each week as it comes and a loss, is well, a loss.
If I examine my week in detail, I can see where I went off plan. I definitely eat way more vegetables that I should. It seems like 50cals here and there shouldn’t make a difference, but it does. I am eating well over 300gms per meal rather than the prescribed 95gms. I am also eating a little too much red meat. Mr. Man needs his meat at night and I always have some along with him – but only the 95gms. It all adds up. I think more fish and chicken for me. I’ve wanted to cut down on the red meat for a while
We bought a huge bag of cooked king prawns last week and I divided them into 95gm bags and froze them. Prawns are low in fat, coming in at 73cals, where lean red meat averages around 110cals per 95gms. We also bought chicken breast in bulk and I cut that down into 95gm bags and put them in the freezer. Too easy. The key to this eating plan is preparation. I have to make it easy for me to eat when I need to.
Whilst you don’t have to keep a food diary, I find it incredibly helpful. I am well known for forgetting what goes in my mouth. I use an iPhone app called ‘MyNetDiary’. It’s fantastic. You can keep rack of your food, your progress charts, exercise and water you drink. It’s also available via the web. Check it out here.
So this week I am going to be a lot stricter with what I eat, stick to the plan and do the fast on Wednesday.
Happy Monday. What are your challenges this week?