Apologies for the massive hiatus but things have been busy to say the least. At the end of my last work swing I only had three days off and then went back up to work for 10 days and am now home for 4… before getting back on my usual roster..phew! Needless to say I am exhausted.
I have been reading other people’s blogs but just haven’t had a chance in any way shape or form to jump on here and update you all. So news from this end….
Work is going well, I was just chilling out doing my best and doing everything I could to be filling the role and it seems to have worked as I have been given a great new opportunity within this company which I am so happy about. Yet again another example of stopping forcing it and pushing to hard but focusing on the now, doing what you are doing well, and opening yourself to opportunity….and the universe does provide!!!
To be honest I was a little down on the weight loss as the last official weigh in was 5 weeks ago after I started running and I only lost 0.6kg in two weeks instead of the usual 1.3kg to 1.8kg. To be honest I was a little down, a little resentful at logging my points and I didn’t know if i had gained muscle, the loss had naturally slowed down or if running was not for me. Anyway after a chat with the life coach at work he thought maybe the running was providing stress on my body so I decided to keep running as I enjoyed it so much, not worry about the loss ( as I wouldn’t be able to get to weigh in for 5 weeks anyway) and to order some more of my pills from my naturopath. The pills really helped my body before in times of stress ( mainly from work) and this is just a different kind from running.. plus the longer swings and fewer breaks so I am going to take them a low dose to aid this transition.
Anyway, I kept on working away, logging my points ( even though I didn’t want to I am proud to say I logged everything which passed my lips) and decided not to worry about it. Two days ago I hopped on the scales at work to see how I was going and was so surprised that I have now lost 12kg… go me. The jeans are baggy again and I think it may be time to clean out the wardrobe now.
To be honest I feel like I have gotten into a great grove with work these last longer swings and my days at work look a little like this…
5.15am breakfast either wheat free cereal, sultana bran and lactose free milk or more often 2 poached eggs and a spoon of baked beans ( 5 pts)
snack: coffee and lactose free milk ( 2pts) and fruit ( 0pts)
Lunch: salad and veggies salad such as barley or lentil salad and some olives etc ( 6-8 pts) or a veggie soup (5 pts)
snack: natural yogurt and fruit ( 4 pts)
dinner: 1/2 plate veg and meat/fish or 1/2 serve veggie meal ( e.g. lentil ) 8 pts
Then if I have spare points or from my weekly points I have 2 squares of dark salt chocolate ( 3 pts) or trifle or Pavlova if they have it at work ( about twice a week I have dessert).
It works my tummy doesn’t hurt and I have been losing. I have done running about 3 times a week and am now on week five and going well. I also walk a few times a week and have been meaning to do yoga at work but not quite managed that. I feel that at work I have struck a healthy balance and I have really kicked the soft drink habit mostly I think.
At home my diet is different as my day is not as hard or long so I don’t need to eat as often so have more decadent meals which are worth more points.
Anyway I have some posts planned before I head off again which will include a summary of some posts I have loved reading whilst I am away, a review of the diet and possible improvements, exercise plan and the clear out…
What else do you want to hear about?? let me know? how have you been?
so for now here is a quick snap of where I have been spending all of my days…