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Feeling Fat & Pissed Off

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I have been on an amazing gluten free eating plan this week courtesy of You Foodz.  The meals have been fresh, healthy and very tasty.  We started off with the GF detox plan which consists of their cleanest and leanest meals.

Now you would think that I would have lost some weight this week,  after all my partner has lost 2 kilos – fabulous.  So what have I done, absolutely nothing, a big fat zero.  I am so pissed off, I am trying my hardest here, I am eating great and counting every single calorie that goes into my mouth.

Here’s where the problem lies, Psych Meds,  Steroids and Chemotherapy.  I am stuffed before I even start and today I am feeling sad, angry and pissed off.  I want to cry and wail that it’s not fair, and it’s not, it sucks.  Yeah yeah I know that it could be worse and I’m not that badly off in the whole scheme of things but right now at this very moment it’s not fair.

What can I do about it?  I dunno, I need my meds so stopping them isn’t an option.  Any ideas?

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Souping & Bipolar

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Well one day of my soup diet is under my belt and I went really well.   Didn’t suffer from any real hunger pains and the soup that I ate satisfied me.

Day 1
Breakfast – naval orange
Lunch – pumpkin soup
Snack – pear
Dinner- tomato, capsicum and bean soup

Chuck a couple of coffees in there too (can’t break all of my habits in 1 day!), and that was my day.

So, as that is a radically different diet to what I’m used to does anyone think it will affect my mental health?  I am pretty good mentally right now but I am hoping that an improved diet and some weight loss will make me even better.   My self esteem will definately get better.  I can’t see any reason why my mental health would suffer from eating this way, so as us aussies say, she’ll be right!

I have red lentil and bacon soup for dinner tonight, doesn’t look the best, rather like a brown sludge, but I think it tastes ok.  Hope so anyway or I will be down the take away! (Joking lol).  Maybe I should eat it with my eyes shut!

It’s true, You Are What You Eat

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Love this quote.   I am really appreciating putting good wholesome, fresh, clean food into my body.  By eating clean I am giving my body every opportunity to heal itself and rid itself of the excess weight it is carrying around.

I am feeling energized and positive, I can’t wait to see a result on the scales, I am very excited for myself and my partner – we are on this journey together and we will be strong and celebrate every successful day.

A New Gadget (Soup Maker)

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Yesterday, I got a Kambrook soup maker in preparation for my soup diet.   I am so happy with it.  

Today I made pumpkin and bacon (smooth) and tomato, capsicum and bean (chunky).  It was so easy,  I just cut up all the veggies etc,  put them in the soup maker with the stock and 21 minutes later out came the most delicious soups.  it was no effort at all.

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The machine was really easy to clean too, nothing stuck to it.  I washed it out with warm soapy water,  rinsed and dried, it only took a couple of minutes.

So we are having soup for lunch and dinner all next week to try and lose a couple of kilos.   No snacks or naughty stuff, just a piece of fruit to go with our smaller lunch time serve of soup. Surely we will lose some weight just eating wholesome soups made out of fresh veggies,  beans and grains. 

We will of course be walking most nights too.  We committed to that when we got our new Fitbits a couple of weeks ago.

I have to remember to weigh myself in the morning,  I always forget then could kick myself because I don’t know how much weight I lose,  if any. I am sure I will remember because I am excited about it!  I think I will measure myself as well.

I watched a show about juicing a couple of weeks ago and the guy who was doing it cured his auto immune disease by cutting out processed and junk food.  I am hoping by eating clean and wholesome veggies I can help my auto immune disease (scleritis). It would be so great if I could reduce the symptoms or get rid of it completely just by clean eating.

I can highly recommend the Kambrook soup maker,  I am really happy with it.

A Healthy Soup Diet

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We are going to be eating a lot of soup next week.  I have been thinking about weight loss and I reckon that soup for lunch and dinner would be a great way to lose a few kilos.

So I will be making light and healthy soups full of fresh veggies, beans, lentils, barley, maybe some chicken etc.  No creamy indulgent soups and certainly no crusty bread and butter!

When you think about it soup is the perfect diet food (as long as you don’t add the cream etc).  We will be getting our 5 serves of veggies a day and eating clean and wholesome foods that are packed full of nutrients and vitamins.

I am actually feeling quite excited about trying this, it helps that my family and I really enjoy soup so I reckon it’s worth a go.  I can make the whole weeks dinners and lunches on the weekend and freeze it.  Oh joy, no cooking in the week after work!

I want to get one of those new soup makers that are like a blender but cook and blend the soup automatically for you.  A friend at work just got one and they are only about $80.  See how I go this week and if I want to continue with the soup I will invest in one next week.

Anyone done a soup diet before?  Would love to hear if you had success, and if you want to share recipes that would be great.

Eat A Rainbow And Get Healthier

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I found this on the Diabetes Queensland website.  Looking at this I reckon I eat quite well, plenty of fruit and vegetables.

We have been working hard on eating better, we still have a way to go but I have downloaded a couple of Kindle books on clean eating which I am interested in.  I am hoping to get stuck into them this weekend and clean our diet up some more over the coming weeks.

I am lucky that my partner is also trying hard to improve her eating habits and lifestyle, it’s much easier when everyone is on board. 

My daughter is amazing, she has lost over 30 kilos from changing her diet and exercising.  She is very inspiring.  It’s such a hard journey and when I feel like I am wavering I think of her journey and know I can do it.

My Awesomeness Is Increasing!

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I am really feeling the benefit of healthier eating and daily exercise, my awesomeness rating is increasing every day!

Today I did over 12,000 steps, I’m very proud of that considering the health problems I am dealing with.  As a family we are eating better and on our way to a healthier future.  The future is very bright!

Finally I Have Found My Groove!

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As you all know I am trying desperately to lose weight.  It’s really difficult being on prednisone and psych meds all of which have a tendency to make you gain weight.  Also struggling with chronic eye pain has made it so difficult to be motivated to exercise.  Everything is going against me right now.

I am so pleased to be able to say that I have found my groove.  I have been following a carb detox eating plan for a few days and have been walking every day too.  I feel so much better already, much less bloated and I have more energy.  I am still struggling so much with the pain but I have made a commitment to myself to walk on all or most days even when I am in pain.

Like my post said a couple of days ago I am fed up with being miserable and in pain, I’m going to be happy and in pain.  I can do this; I get up and go to work every day even when I am in pain because I have to.  So if I can do that every day I am sure I can go for a walk!

Another good motivational tool for me is my new Fitbit.  I got the Charge HR and so far I am loving it.    I have always had a Fitbit since the One came out and really like the app, the badges and emails of encouragement etc.  It all helps to motivate me.  My partner and daughter have Fitbits too so we have been walking together and the dogs absolutely love it!

Let’s hope I can keep on track and stay motivated.  It is so easy to fall off of the wagon and slip back into old habits.  I need to consider my feelings before I cave in and go for the bag of chips.  How will I feel after I have eaten them after the enjoyment has worn off, pretty lousy I would say and very disappointed in myself.  Thinking of the consequences might just be enough to keep me on the straight and narrow (I hope!).

I’m going to weigh in once a week so I will let you know how I have gone next Wednesday.  Hopefully a couple of kilos will be gone.

Have a good day all and to all of you who are struggling to find you groove keep going, you will get there!