Saturday, July 21, 2012

Day 20 & 21/50 Days

This Greek yogurt I had while on holiday in Dubai and Abu Dhabi 
It tastes DIVINE...such a pity you can't buy in Germany.
At the moment the only Greek yogurt for sale is Greek yogurt made in Germany, all the international countries Greek yogurt has been stopped.
The German's have no idea how good this yogurt is.!!!

Yesterday I weighted I promised I would.
And was really frustrated to see I had gained 800g's in a week where I was 100% on plan.
I cannot explain how annoyed I felt and also re instated why I stopped climbing on the scale 10 months ago.
I feel good....I look good...but yet a gain.
Have got over that frustration and moving on, pointless letting it get to me as I have so much to be grateful for and still under my WW goal weight.

Last night I had two glasses of Rose' and one white...
Besides that...I ate on plan...was another good good eating day.
I skipped for 40 mins...and did abs for 5 mins before going out for a 5.11km run.
I was pleased with my time...( not something I focus on at the moment )
I ran 5km in 30. 47mins...and did walk 3 times...once for a sore side stitch and the other two times for hills. I can run up, but yesterday I didn't feel like pushing myself.

Sooooo TODAY is day 21 with watching my sugar
I bought Coconut flakes, Chia seeds yesterday while shopping...both are new to me so I have to figure out how and when to eat them...any idea's please feel free to pass them on to me. :)

I have been eating a new snack...not much...but a new snack dish for me.
1/2 tub greek yogurt...thats about 2 Tsp
1 tsp Almond butter
6 Almonds
Mix all together....
Have no idea what made me put these things together....but really love it now.
I did add Flaxseeds to it the first time I tried...also good...
Tonight we are going to have a BBQ...
Turkey and Salad for me.

I will be having a glass of wine this evening...

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Day 19/50

Day 19/50

I've desperately been trying to find out how much sugar is in 100ml of fat free Kefir
The type I can buy here in Germany
If anyone knows please let me know as I have googled can't find the amount of sugars in 100ml's
According to the challenge its 6 grams per 100g's thats allowed and its only the Kefir I have no idea regarding the sugars.
I can get Almond and Rice milk wondering if I should use one of those for my smoothies every other day or so...( don't do it daily )
Being Gluten free, I think the Rice milk is not good for me...???

Today I woke up feeling * flat *
Not sure what it is that is worrying me...
The * flat * feelings are usually something emotional on my mind
So today will have to watch my eating as I can be an emotional eater.
Going to keep the L-Glutimine close by.... :)

I know this is a boring comment from me...
But so far my eating has been good
Still no cravings for sugar......

Breakfast today was.....
Spring onions
2 Cherry tomato's
slice Goat's Italian herb cheese
2 small eggs scrambled
WAS really loving this breakfast every 2nd morning.

Going to have sardines and salad for lunch 
Dinner will be Turkey mince and veggies....
snack with be half a tub of Greek yogurt and blueberries with flaxseeds

Now back to photo editing a photo shoot I did yesterday
and later I teach The Power Ladies.

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Day 18/50

I'm still going strong....
Having no problems with having given up the sugar
I am wondering why the scale is not reflecting a change in my weight.
I can see when I look in the mirror that I am slimmer now compared to when I started the 17 Day Diet and then the No sugar Challenge
But the scale????
Okay, needs to be said I weighed in on Friday...and again today 5 days later
I did hope to see a better number looking back at me.
So really hoping that this Friday will make me happy.
Other NO sugar * losers * are all commenting on the weight they are losing and I feel I am doing everything and not getting the same joy as they are....I don't believe its my age....

Why is it that we allow the number on the scale to controls our lives.
For 10 months I never weighed in and was so relaxed about my weight cause I knew the foods I was eating was good and clean.
I am gluten and grain free, my portion sizes are sugar was done
And yes, when I weighed in, my weight was in my maintaining levels.
Am happy about this.

Why is it I want that number...?
Why do I allow a number to define me?
Why do I think at that number I will be a perfect weight when I good GREAT at this weight.?

I love how I feel at the moment.
So going to make that my no 1 reason, not that number.
I am going to complete the 50 Days No Sugar Challenge and make it part of my healthy lifestyle.
YES...I want to lose 2kg's
ONLY 2kgs....

I'm not eating sugar less treats or ice cream
I'm only eating clean good foods
3 meals a day with 2 snacks
3 cups of Green Tea

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 17/50

Photo of my breakfast this morning

1/2 small banana
50g Frozen blackberries
2 Tsp crushed Flaxseeds
Was lovely.
Have had this before without the small banana and didn't taste as good.
Banana is high in sugar so only added half to keep my sugar within 30g per day.

Lunch was a salad with Lettuce, half Avo, 20g Feta cheese, 4 cherry tomato's, yellow pepper
Dressing was Balsamic 
Chicken left overs from last night

Dinner will be oven baked Salmon with veggies and small salad.

This morning I trained at home with my weights, Kettlebell and skipping rope
Did a set of biceps, shoulder presses, triceps and side ways shoulders each 20x then skip for 3 mins.
I repeated that 3x...
Did around the world abs with Kettlebell 10x each way, then skip....3 sets
Did pushups and skip......3 sets
Did planks and stretch
That workout took me 45 mins.

Cravings - None
Tempted - None
Energy - LOTS

This is day 17/50 on the No sugar challenge and all is good....very good in fact.

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Day 16/50

Not a photo I took today, but one I took the day I weighed in....last Friday.
I wanted to weigh in this morning as feeling a lot slimmer compared to a month or so ago.
Lay in bed last night and could feel my hip bones and rib cage again....
But decided to wait until Friday as I had set out 
Today I wore my jeans out and they were hanging on me, not nice at all...
So am feeling very positive regarding this No sugar challenge I'm on.

My energy level is a lot higher than normal as well.
I don't mind cleaning the house, doing ironing, cooking
In the past everything was done with a half heart and I was NEVER in the mood
Now I am actually enjoying it and have so much to do as a lot has been neglected the last few months.

So all in all...
Still no cravings
Still on plan
I need to up my water level...that is one area I'm not good enough with...

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Day 15/50

Honestly....I have to be honest here as I hate it when people make things seem so make believe when its really tough.

Even I can't believe it...
I keep asking myself * Do you feel like ice cream, do you feel like a block of chocolate, do you feel like a cup cake...and so on * 
Each time the thought of eating something sweet makes me shiver.

I love sweet.
I was the sweet queen.
I have no idea what has happened to me.
Will this last ( I keep asking myself )

The only sweetness I'm eating is my small amount of fruit a day
I have blueberries and never more than 4 strawberries for breakfast the odd day.
or as a snack with Greek yogurt and 1/4 of an apple.
A 1/4 OF AN APPLE...where ever did that satisfy me.
Well it does now.

Will this last
But while I am here I am going to make the most of it

This weekend I ate on plan
Very much the same as I did on the 17 DD except I added a few Almonds nuts as snacks
And on Saturday I had a glass of wine

Yesterday was an off day for me training wise and today I ran 8km with my friend.
I have read such an interesting article by Dr Mercola on training I will share later this week.

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.