This week has beenk bonkers; I was in London on Monday evening, Tuesday was my birthday, and on Friday I was in Bristol for Blog Camp! I don’t think I’ve done too badly with food, though…
Goal for last week
Last week’s goal was “don’t f*** up.” I did have some chocolate for my birthday on Tuesday, and on Friday at Blog Camp I had a scone with cream and jab, but other than that I’ve been keeping my sugar intake to a minimum.
Goal for this week
This week I want to cut back my Coke Zero consumption. I used it to replace fat Coke when I went sugar free, because it tastes marginally less awful than Diet Coke… but it occurred to me this week that actually, I’ve crept up to a litre a day of this crap, just as I was drinking with fat Coke. And more to the point, I actually don’t even like the taste. I crave something cold and fizzy so I open a bottle and then pretty much drink it out of habit or a hope the caffeine in it will perk me up a bit on a bad afternoon.
Studies have shown that people who drink diet drinks end up consuming more calories than if they just drank water – even though there are no calories in the diet drinks. I had always intended to cut Coke out completely, not replace one bottle of crap with another. I have a crate of fizzy water behind the door in the kitchen; it’s time to start drinking them!
I’ve not done any deliberate exercise this week, but there was a lot of wandering about Covent Garden looking for a hotel on Monday, and a fair bit of walking with the toddler on Wednesday. On Friday I wandered about looking for the conference centre, and then the train station, and yesterday we went to a farm for the afternoon. I can’t claim to have taken a huge number of steps on any of those days, but I do feel like I’ve been more active than other weeks.
I ate a lot of steak last week, and am feeling quite pleased with myself for that. I like steak! S has been decidedly unreceptive when it comes to meals though, often requesting only a cream cheese sandwich or a cracker for any of her meals. This means that I tend to eat better on the days when she is fed at nursery – and so does she.
Weight & Measurements
Weight: 166lb – one pound on from last week
Neck: 14″ same as last week
Bust: 36″ – one inch off
Waist: 35″ – same as last week
Hips: 37.5″ – half an inch off
R&L Thigh: 23″/23″ Same as last week
R&L Calf: 14.5″/14.5″ Same as last week
One pound on – I think that’s probably delayed weight gain from the last few weeks! I’m surprised but pleased to see an inch come off my bust and half an inch off my hips though. .