Monday, 28 February 2011

I won't do it again

So yesterday I wasn't feeling very well. For the past 10 days I have been quite busy setting up this blog, studying for my assessments and looking after the house and the kids, so i haven't exercised at all and yesterday and before yesterday i only had three meals all day. Because those main meals were low calorie and I didn't exercise I was feeling really tired, feeling guilty for not following with my plans...I was feeling rubbish really. But today when I woke up I decided that it was the first and last time that I would do it. It's unbelievable the effect that physical activity has on your body and mind, even if is just 15 minutes a day, I felt a big difference. Also not eating enough, I started having cravings towards the end of the day...I'm glad I've managed to resist them and control myself. 
Today I am back on track, had my cereals and fruit at breakfast and fruit at the morning snack. At lunch I had 150grs of Quorn meatballs (Quorn stuff is great for dieting, very high in protein and very low in calories), 100grs of spaghetti and a huge portion of lettuce and cucumber salad. Am feeling a lot better now. 
Today I am going to start the exercises shown on the fitness page. I will keep you up to date with the progress.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Fighting for a new me

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog.

Five weeks ago I decided that it was time to change my lifestyle. I have always been a bit overweight but since I had my first child, 6 years ago, I put on a lot of weight and never managed to lose. I have tried different diets that always made me lose 4 or 5lbs rapidly but after 2 or 3 weeks I would gain it back and in double. It was always a struggle to keep up with any diet and exercise plan so, what was I doing wrong? A lot.
The idea of creating a blog where I could share my experience and valuable information has been with me since I decided to start a diet but because my diets never worked before I wanted to make sure this time I knew what I was doing. I've been doing a lot of research, plenty of browsing and now understand where I went wrong and what changes needed to be done. 
I've started on the 1st of February this year. I weighted 230.4lbs and on the 21st, three weeks later, I weighted 219.4lbs. I have lost exactly 11lbs and am starting to feel a lot better, healthier, lighter and even my mood is better. It is a great achievement for me, for the first time in my life, to feel better and truly believe that this time I'm gonna do it till the end.
In this page I will write about the progress I am making, ideas and feelings. Check the other pages for topics related to weight loss such as diets, fitness (including exercises to work specific body parts), tables of calories found in different foods and recipes that are tasty, healthy and low calorie.

I hope the information will help you on your journey to transform yourself the same way it is helping me and that you share your thoughts, or any questions you might have.