Todays WIAW is a little different as although it contains details of what I ate today it also contains a comparison. As you may be aware I am on weight watchers. I have joined because I have excess kilos to loose. I want to join the kilos to get healthy, feel great and get my body well prepared for when I want to have children. When I do have children I want to be in a good routine so I can be a positive role model. All make sense? Yah..
With weight watchers you can fall into a trap of being a junk food point counter. I imagine this would be easy, and although the new plan has changed to encourage this not to be the case, as long as you stick to the points you lose. After the wellness seminar I felt renewed interest and enthusiasm for whole foods and eating for maximum health benefits. Sadly this has not translated into my eating yet. After a really busy start to the week and some bad nights of sleeping my days have looked a little rough around the edges.
Weight watchers is easy you have a tracker which I am good at doing BUT you also have some health checks which although may have been better than a lot of people’s daily intake have not been good enough for me.
So I have gone through the archives to see what one of my unhealthier 33 point day looked like and am working out improvements.
2 slices gluten free bread- 5 pts
dairy spread- 2 pts
honey- 1 pt
Skinny cap- 2 pts
Chicken burger 13 pts
chips ( 1/4 serve)- 2 pts
yoghurt 2 pts
cereals 4 pts
Freddo 1 pt
Exercise – 30 mins walk
Actually not horrific, but not enough veggies or fruit and quite high in processed food and sugar. I would like to change so that I maintain a mainly gluten-free diet ( or use sprouted spelt bread), I would prefer my dairy to be plain yogurt and not flavored, I would like to ensure I meet my 2 and 5 and I would like to exercise daily. One thing I am getting good at is having a variety in my diet.
So onto this weeks focus. Whole food, varied diet, less sugar, exercise and perhaps less wine this week. Although I will have a few days of travel for work this week aside from those days I would like to be eating out less. As we have a 3 day weekend I may also attempt to do my 2 week detox for my liver, I am running out of time for this before I change jobs and have less control over what I eat.
Off to weigh in now and then to running club. What small changes would you like to make this week?
Well when I started the blog, as with all things I start, I had grand plans. I spent a lot of last week thinking about what type of posts I wanted and how often I should post etc. I did exactly what have a tendency to do and try and super plan everything so it all gets done and I don’t miss anything. I TRY to do this with everything in my life. Try being the operative word because life gets in the way and changes things and we can never 100% stick to a plan. All we can do is our best. The curve ball for this week was- I have spent the bulk of this weekend flat on my back under a blanket unwell. No laundry, cleaning of the house, standard weekly shop, blog or other items has been done and the world has not ended, nor have I become a bad person. Lesson learned not every weekend has to be a jobs one… lets try and dedicate some weekends to rest and fun.
What have I done this week? I did some walks and went back to goddess yoga (which I have really enjoyed again and am now signed up for 2 classes next week), I had some healthy eats (and some not so healthy ones), I started a blog and I stopped being really angry at my skin. I have had spots for a while now on and off and when I get them I do get into the habit of using harsh products which are meant to clear them up. They seem to strip my skin and hurt it and I end up with red, flaky, dry skin where the spots were. Sometimes I actually get a sore face. This week I realised what I was doing was loading my skin with harsh products and so as an experiment I used gentle products for the week and some moisturiser or oil on my face. The spots are still there but they are healing and no more have come… bonus. Along the side lines I bought an el cheapo facial brush from ebay this week ( new not used obv.). The use of muslin clothes with most cleansers made a hige difference to my skin and I have been reading all the time about the clarisonic with a lot of people reporting similar things. After a few blogs have mentioned them and how great they are I thought that I would test run with a basic brush for $5 before I save for the $300 clarisonic.
Goals for the week ahead are to get well again and try to find the enjoyment in all activities I do, even if I think there wont be any I am aiming to give it all a go with an open mind and see how it pans out. I will try and get to both Tuesday and Thursday yoga, walk most days with the dog and eat a healthy balanced diet. I would also like to try to go to the shops next weekend to try mineral foundation, finish my book I am currently reading (a Phrynne Fisher book FYI) and get some more blogs down. I also think another ebay clean out maybe in order at the weekend.
I hope your weekend was well spent and you are looking forward to starting the week either rested well or exhausted from fun.