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Monday, 13 June 2011

MUMenTUM - Week 2

Here we are again, MOMenTUM Monday, and I can't wait to read how all the other MOMenTUM ladies have been getting on with their journey of getting fit, losing weight and healthy eating to make us all into Yummy Mummy's.


PhotobucketAlthough I haven't managed to fit in any exercise this week (unless you count running for the train on Thursday) the week started off well. I stuck to the no bread or treats rule and only had one coffee a day & drank my herbal teas and water all other times. I even managed to resist Toblerone's in favour of another stuffed aubergine late on Tuesday night, I know I should really have just gone to bed but I was starving and just needed something to stop me thinking about food!


PhotobucketThursday went a bit downhill from the start – I needed a quick breakfast as I had a lot to do before catching my train to the Prepped! Book launch so I had a crumpet with peanut butter and a coffee. As I was on the train around lunchtime I managed to skip lunch and instead enjoy an afternoon tea of champagne, wine and copius amounts of Chocolate and Cardomom Biscotti , along with the odd Vanilla Blondie and Chocolate Cookie – it would be so rude to turn down such fab treats when everyone had gone to the trouble of making them. I then caught the train home and met friends for yet more wine and an Indian meal, but, apart from a Poppodom and a third share in a Peshwari Naan and Pilau rice I was good and opted for the small portion of Chicken Tikka with salad.


Friday I aimed to get back on track but I didn't fancy the only healthy foods we had (apples or oranges) for breakfast so opted for a big coffee instead. I did have a baked potato with cottage cheese and apple for lunch though but when my husband suggested Pizza Hut for tea I'm afraid to say I jumped at the chance, where I had 2 slices of pizza and filled myself up on plenty of salad. Unfortunately though when the kids returned from the Ice Cream Factory with an extra spoon I caved in and had a few spoonfuls of chocolate covered raisins drenched in ice-cream.


Saturday morning I got myself off to Asda to stock up on more healthy food and feeling a bit peckish on the way back I didn't grab for a bag of crisps or chocolate bar, oh no! Instead I had a whole 155g bag of mangetout !


Feeling a bit sluggish on Saturday after overdosing on sugar and breadstuffs for the last couple of days I made sure I drank plenty of water and herbal teas and had a lovely barbecued pork loin steak with a pile of salad for my tea and started to feel much better.


I will admit that on Sunday I had 2 chocolates from a tin of Celebrations that my 10 year old found hidden away in a cupboard but I managed to stop myself from eating any more, followed by a nice healthy stir fry.


In spite of all my blips I was extremely pleased to still manage to lose 2lbs this week, making it a total loss of 4lbs in 2 weeks which I think goes to prove that as long as you are good most of the time, a little bit of what you fancy doesn't do any harm - all in moderation.


Drinking the extra water is definitely helping me feel less sluggish and eating regular meals (mostly) seems to have kickstarted my metabolism which I think had slowed right down due to not eating enough. My newly found MUMenTUM willpower has stayed quite strong this week and I hope it continues. I'm off to Ascot on Thursday and I know there will be lots of wine and fizz consumed so until then, and afterwards too, I'm going to try and be as good as possible, drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables and cooking healthy family meals from my new My Daddy Cooks cookery book. I won't promise to do any exercise but I will try.


I'll leave you with some pics of some of the foods I have eaten this week, and some of those that I've resisted.


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Vanilla Blondies,Mexiacn Lasagne,Stuffed Aubergines,Cookies


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Ice Cream Factory,Pizza,Biscotti, more cookies
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Victoria Sponge Cake,Lemon Cake,Chocolate pudding, Toblerone



21 comments:

  1. Well done you! I cannot lose weight in a curry week but you had curry (albeit the healthiest option possible..), cake, pizza AND lost 2lb!!! congrats to your superior metabolism...xx

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  2. Wow. Sounds like you are doing really well. I find it really hard to not have bread.

    We made the mexican lasangne too, it was amazing. xx

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  3. hi i found you via the blog hop and really enjoyed your blog. Im also trying to lose weight and its sooooo hard so well gone you
    Please come and visit me if you have time
    www.jollyjillys.blogspot.com

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  4. jessies_online13 June 2011 12:27

    It is a bit tricky at times Emma,especially when you need to have something quick, but I'm finding plain rice cakes,& pumpkin seed ryvita a great alternative. I'm going to make the lasagne again this week with Staffordshire Oatcakes that I bought at the weekend - yum!
    x

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  5. jessies_online13 June 2011 12:30

    It's weird but I didn't feel as though I was missing out and as we shared the rice & naan 3 ways it was possible to have some but not feel that you had to eat the whole lot just because it was there & had been paid for! All the time I was looking at the cakes I thought about MUMenTUM and how I couldn't fail in just my second week, it's a great motivator being part of this group!
    x

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  6. Hee hee I had a good old giggle at the photo at the top after our twitter conversation "aubergine or Toblerone?". Sounds like you are doing okay though, even without my support :-). Still lost 2"s. That's a really healthy pace to lose weight at! Good luck for this week oh and you inspired me to buy fruit tea last week...its still in the box but will try and drink some this week xx

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  7. jessies_online13 June 2011 13:34

    Thanks Karen. My box of herbal teas seem to be lasting forever, when they're all gone I might try a fruit one next time......you get used to the taste....in time!
    x

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  8. You are doing great considering you have been out a few times you haven't gone completely off the rails and have reigned it back in afterwards.

    Enjoy the Races this week! x

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  9. jessies_online13 June 2011 17:32

    I went completely off the rails at 14....I don't want to do that again! ha ha
    Thanks, if the rain keeps off I'm sure Thursday will be a fab day.

    x

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  10. Fabulous post - really enjoyed it and loving your willpower - you are a great one to inspire, and I feel the need to follow your lead now, which is what Mumentum is all about :-)

    Great photos toooooooo

    Liska xx

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  11. I find drinking loads of water to be one of the best things for diet success. It is so easy to do but also so easy NOT to do. I have my 750ml sports bottle of mineral water beside me as I type (it would normally be a glass of wine or coffee!!)

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  12. Sounds like you are not doing too bad at all- Enjoy Ascot, I have always wanted to go! x

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  13. workingmumof413 June 2011 20:31

    Fantastic news that you lost 2lb even with a few treats, just goes to show you can have a few nice things and still loose weight. Well done and good luck this week.

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  14. jessies_online13 June 2011 20:33

    I couldn't agree with you more....in fact I'm going to have a pint now!
    (water not beer)
    x


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  15. jessies_online13 June 2011 22:30

    thanks Katie, I wish I was losing more each week but it's better than putting it on
    x

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  16. jessies_online13 June 2011 22:30

    sometimes I just wish I could eat more treats though!

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  17. Mmmmmmm Love your food photos...Looks soooo yummy! Well one for losing 2lb this week, Thats fantastic! I'm going to make an effort to drink more water this week as I'm def not drinking enough...maybe it will boost my weight loss this week x

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  18. jessies_online14 June 2011 10:11

    It really does help, but it's so hard to try & remember - Claire (The Grumpinator) suggested a glass before each meal, then there's at least 3 glasses consumed!

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  19. You absolutely have to have treats or you'd go insane. Well done you on the weightloss. Sometimes the fact you're on a programme makes even the naughty treat portions smaller. keep up the good work. xxx

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  20. Woohoo amazing and seriously, if you don't have a couple of treats then you may crave them more. Goodness me, why can I give out the advice and praise so well but not heed it myself. Well done xxxx

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  21. Oh my, that is just creul - all those divine pictures! Sounds like a good week in all - well done. Keep with it.

    Mich x

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