This past week has been a good week for me, not a great week, but a good week nonetheless.
I changed my eating plan and, for the next 30 days, am following the LEANing Challenge with We Are Slimming. This first week I lost 1.8kg which I am really happy with. The few kgs that I picked up while on holiday in NZ in August seem to be stuck with glue and I have been really battling to get them off. It looks like they might be coming off now.
This eating plan is very much like the 500cal/day that I did a few months ago except that you can have more than 500cal a day ! No dairy, no sugar, no carbs, no wheat, no soft drinks (which is killing me I have to be honest !!) BUT I am enjoying the food. It just means that I need to be more organised and better prepared as it isn't that easy to grab food on the fly. (Bugger, just remembered I left the avo to go with my lunch at home !!!) Oh well, at $2.50 per avo, it just means I can save a bit of money as I won't have to buy avos as soon as I thought I would !
The one downside of my week has been very little exercise - mainly because last week the weather was really cr*ppy and then on Friday when A and I were taking the dogs for a walk, I hurt my knee. Iced it Friday night and spent a lot of Saturday on the couch icing it. The good thing is that on Sunday it felt so much better that last night we went for a 45 min walk without it twingeing at all.
I am hoping to go for a short run tonight (weather permitting) before we fetch my folks to take them out to dinner for my Mom's 75th birthday tonight.
I would like to put a call out to whoever swopped my child, can you please not swop her back - ever - and I really do mean - ever !!!! This child (young adult ?) that I have that is helpful, considerate, patient and understanding is so different from the grumpy, cranky pants wearing child that normally resides in our home, and I would dearly love her to stay forever (or am I just living in cloud cuckoo land ?) I guess I will just be grateful for however long she stays !
I have committed to a new challenge with Tracey from Bliss Amongst Chaos for the month of November - 30 mins exercise per day. I know that all the people I have spoken to about training etc have advised me about how rest days are just as important as training days but I have figured that, if on a rest day I only just go for a walk with A and the dogs, it really isn't training, it is just getting out there and moving my legs and surely it won't hurt ? So if you are up for it - join it - the more the merrier !
Linking in with the lovely Jess from dairyofasahm for #IBOT for the very last time on this blog - good luck with your rebrand Jess - I am sure that your readers will follow you !
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