The weekend has always been one of my biggest downfalls. I let go, because the structure of Monday to Friday is gone. From Friday night I am indulging in wine, and generally unhealthy food options. Saturday and Sunday I want a big lunch, snacks during the afternoon, then a big dinner. Oh, and loads of wine.
This weekend was a bit different. I have noticed that my afternoon snack cravings have gone down a lot. Maybe it’s because of my mindfulness, or maybe it’s because I take a long nap in the afternoon. I’m not sure yet. But I’m glad the cravings have died down quite a bit.
Anyway, food diary time:
Friday 14 August
Mid-morning breakfast – Cup of coffee with and Apricot Muffin
Lunch – Mixed veg and chicken
Afternoon Snacks – Cadbury caramel chocolate, chocolate mousse cake
Dinner – Steamed spinach and pork
Through out the day I had a total of 5 glasses of wine.
MyFitness Pal summary:
As you can see I went waaay over my daily limit. But, one bounces back from such lessons. The truth is, there have been worse days of eating. I could easily have wolfed down a big packet of potato chips that night after dinner.
Saturday 15 August
Brunch – Ciabatta Sandwich with bacon and brie
Afternoon snack – Honey and mustard popcorn
Dinner – Mashed potato, beef stew, steamed spinach
Then 4 glasses of wine through out the day.
I woke up feeling like shit on Saturday morning, and that’s what motivated me to do my first bit of exercising in many many weeks. I did 20 minutes of aerobics that got my heart pumping and me sweating. It also earned me extra calories on MyFitness Pal, which I always appreciate.
MyFitness Pal summary
Sunday 16 Aug
Brunch – 3 slices Brown bread, 2 eggs, 2.5 sausages
Dinner – roast potato, steamed veg, 2 thighs, drumstick, wing
I ate more than I intended during dinner. The binge monster gripped me and for whatever reason, I felt I could not say no to it. I think it happened because the food was there. I cooked extra pieces of chicken to eat on Monday for lunch or dinner. But instead, I ate it all 😦
My Fitness Pal summary:
I have decided to exercise every day this week. Starting today. Since I have started being accountable, I feel it’ll be motivating for me to see MyFitnessPal tell me I’ll weigh 3kgs less than I do in 5 weeks.
I have also started weighing myself every morning again, to help keep track of my progress and to motivate myself. I’m very aware that weight fluctuates from day to day, but stepping on the scale everyday reminds me every day to stay focused and avoid bad food.