Friday, 14 March 2014
Tuesday, 11 March 2014
Its been a couple of weeks since I've written a blog post and there isn't really any particular reason. I've been sticking to Cambridge religiously and haven't cheated once, it's just a bit boring and I haven't really had a lot to blog about! Success can be a bit boring to read about!!
I had my week 13 weigh-in yesterday (week 4 since restarting) and lost 4 1\4lbs which brings my total weight loss to............ FIVE STONE SEVEN 1\4 POUNDS!! Very happy with that :)
I'm reading a really interesting book about why we overeat and what causes us to feel out of control when we see fatty/sugary foods. I'm a quarter of the way through it and its really starting to help me with how I act around food and why. I will review it and explain a few things when I've finished it.
I promise to blog more again and share some ideas and inspiration! X
Friday, 21 February 2014
Have you ever come home from a bad day and dived head first into your fridge? Or had an argument and found yourself turning to food? Its a reality that plagues many of us and a habit that has formed in me since I was a little girl and when I was down or feeling sad my Mum would get me ice cream or chocolate and of course that made me feel better at the time. I don't blame her for that because she was doing what she thought was best and she didn't know that it would become a habit that continued long into adulthood. She still does it with my nieces if they fall over or feel sad she offers them food, but it what her Mum did and her Grandma before that. I think its sort of passed down from generations and I am trying to break the cycle with my daughter as I don't want her to end up an obese adult like me and hating herself. Just to add, I don't hate myself any more, because I am breaking that cycle.
What's the difference?
Emotional hunger comes on all of a sudden.
Physical hunger comes on gradually.
Emotional hunger feels like it needs to be satisfied RIGHT NOW!
Physical hunger can wait until you have time to eat.
Emotional hunger craves comfort foods, ice cream, chocolate etc.
Physical hunger will be satisfied by any type of food, nothing specific.
Emotional hunger isn't satisfied when you are full, you will continue to eat.
Physical hunger stops when you've eaten enough and you are full.
Emotional eating triggers feelings of guilt, powerlessness, and makes you feel bad
Eating to satisfy physical hunger doesn't have an emotional response.
When you are craving a specific thing what does your body actually want? For example, when you have a craving for chocolate, and can't get it out of your mind, it doesnt mean your body has a shortage of chocolate in its system. Below is a list of food cravings and a healthy alternative:
Wednesday, 19 February 2014
- Cambridge Weight Plan
- Slimming World
- Weight Watchers
- Cabbage Soup Diet
- Slim Fast
- Low Carb
- Slim and Save
- Water only (dangerous!)
- Calorie Counting
- Healthy Eating
- Tesco Diets Online
Tuesday, 18 February 2014
Friday, 14 February 2014
The second one is from today, 14/2/14. We have now lost 9 stone since our wedding day between us (and gained a beautiful daughter!) using a combination of different methods to help us both lose weight and I am continuing on using the Cambridge Weight Plan to lose more and hubby is eating healthily. We are much healthier now and I would say happier in ourselves, you can really see the difference!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Monday, 10 February 2014
My goal is to stick to it 100% for 3 months and lose 4 stone. That will take me to 16st 5lbs so that would be brilliant. In an ideal world I would like to be in the 15st bracket but even if I dont get there I will be close. Im really looking forward to the results that I know I will get by sticking to Cambridge, so thats what I aim to do! I managed to stick to it properly last time so theres no reason why I wont be able to this time.
Not looking forward to the coldness, or the going to the loo every 5 seconds from all the water Im drinking! But its so worth it!