Winter Slim-down week 26

Hello again all 🙂 I’m happy to report another successful week of weight loss! I am now down to 63,2 kgs or 139 lbs 🙂 🙂 I am very happy with this, because I had an indulgence at a pizza buffet and thought surely I had sabotaged all my hard work. But, I weighed in at 63,2 the next day!

I’m quite proud of myself, because as you can see from my feature photo, I’ve broken my steps record. New goal is 12000!

I have been following the guidelines set forth to me by David, at Chape Personal Trainer and so far its been working well! I must admit that until now, I always carried the misimpression that personal trainers had to be in person, yelling at you at the gym. But as we have been working by food journaling online and exchanging workout techniques and my ability to do them, it has worked out great!

This week, I will be adding in this crazy exercise (not sure how successful I’ll be at doing this move); The Standing Dumbbell reverse fly. I’ve been informed that it’s the best keep your shoulders in proper position while working with weights. And who doesn’t want to have nice posture? So, I’m giving it a go 🙂

I will also be focusing on eating more raw fruits and veg. Not because of any specific diet, but because I’m starting to notice that although I’m eating healthy, home cooked meals, I’m also eating a lot of ‘diet foods’. Meaning packaged and marketing as diet, low fat, low sugar. What I’m noticing is however, is that these prepackaged foods and bars are leaving me hungry and feeling run down. So I went on a spree at the market for green leafy stuff, paprika, tomato, cucumber, potato, carrot and red cabbage. I also got a few bags of apples and satsumas. So my weeks experiment is to see if reaching for that as opposed to a protein bar or diet soup, will fill me up faster, give me more energy, keep my brain from slumping and keep me going longer. More on this next week. Also, I don’t have much of a choice now anyway because some very nice person stole my card and wiped out my account completely (plus some), so I don’t exactly have the option to buy myself something else that isn’t available here. Really crappy about the account, I hope they get that fixed. But the ‘bright side’ of this is that I really can’t go running for a bag of crisps. Kind of like being locked away in my own weightless camp. I think this will turn out well.

Any words of wisdom?

-Mliae

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Good choice on eating whole foods over pre packaged! I just wrote about this today, actually. Pre packaged diet foods tend to be filled with nasty chemicals used to replace any real food there was. Whole foods are the way to go! And you should see a boost in your energy by eating real food! Congrats on all your hard work!

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    1. mliae says:

      Thank you, Anne! 🙂 You are so right. I’m going to read your post now. It is ridiculous that the food industry is feeding us everything but real food. I really think that just by noticing how many unsuspecting foods like ketchup, have tons of sugar in it – is a step in the right direction. 2 days on of match and fresh fruit for breakfast and I can already tell a difference in the alertness of my brain.

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      1. That’s awesome! Stick to the real food and it won’t feel like a diet, it is just eating healthy!

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  2. chape says:

    Congrats on another successful week, dear 🙂
    Thank you so much for your support, recommendation, and most important, honesty! You could be quiet about the pizza buffet 😀
    I hope your card problem is solved soon,
    Big hug, David

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    1. mliae says:

      Thanks! I hope that card problem gets resolved quickly too…absolutely! Yes, I could be quiet about the pizza buffet. But I can’t. I’m struggling just like everyone else. The struggle is real. Hugs!

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    1. mliae says:

      Thank you 🙂

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