So one week into my operation ‘Time to get healthy’ and I’m delighted to say that things have started very well with me dropping 5.2kg.
Now, it hasn’t been easy! I have avoided any alcohol and coffee as well as managing to avoid having any takeaways.
Last night I was tempted to go to the local chip shop for a chicken fillet burger and a bag of chips but I stayed strong and said NO!
My only negative was that I got a ‘breakfast roll’ yesterday but only one bad thing all week isn’t too bad!
The battle to get healthy continues!
The ‘Three-day diet’ worked well – I lost 3kg but then it was crucial that over the following few days I didn’t put it back on.
Since finishing the diet I have been eating fruit, miso soup, low fat yoghurts with vegetables and tuna in the evening.
I have been amazed to see the difference already – the immediate effects are that I’m able to move better and it’s a lot less uncomfortable when walking.
There is nothing more humiliating than struggling to work when you’re not even 40! It’s a feeling that I never want to have again.
I’ve been using the ‘health’ app on my iPhone to monitor the number of steps that I walk each day.
The week ahead
Now is the time to build on this initial success. It has been a good start but I have a long way to go!
The plan is to eat granola and yoghurt for breakfast, soup and fruit for lunch with fish and vegetables in the evening for dinner.
Once again I won’t be eating out! And I certainly won’t have any beers!
I am keen to step up plan to get healthy by introducing more exercise. Over the last seven days I’ve been walking the dogs twice a day and I had one token swimming session.
That is all about to change! I’m going to introduce gym sessions and going to the pool regularly.
One other thing I ‘m keen to do this week is to increase the number of steps I do each day to over 10,000.
I am pleased with how things have gone but the next seven days are very important as I look to get healthy!