The Weightloss Edit: Weekly Motivation & Meal Plan

Last week I vowed that I was going to start being healthier and hopefully shed some of the pounds I’ve gained since moving last month. In the grand scheme of things, I don’t have a lot of weight to lose, but I’m a good half a stone heavier than when we moved, which means I’m a good stone or more from my ideal weight. I’ve decided to keep myself motivated with The Weightloss Edit, and hopefully I can help others to stay motivated too.

It might seem ridiculous to be worrying about my weight. Especially since I’ve lost nearly 3 stone over the last year and am nowhere near being the overweight me I was when Amelia was small. But I have been overweight all my life, so I know that it only takes a couple of months to start piling it back on and stepping back into old habits. As a mum, I do very little for myself these day, and this is the one thing that I can do which makes me feel good about myself.

When I eat well, its not just about how I look, but more about how I feel. I feel more confident, more awake and alert, and I have more energy. All positive with 2 small ones in the house!

Speaking of small ones, I am a normal person with a (relatively) normal family. I don’t have the time or energy to whip up a different meal for everyone in my house every day. I certainly don’t have the time (or spare cash)  to faff about with special meals, diet plans, shakes etc. Everything that I eat, the rest of the family eats too. All of the meals and recipes that I will be posting are eaten by my 1-year-old, my 3-year-old, my 27-year-old Mr C and myself.

I’ll be posting my weekly menu along with any weight loss for that week. If you decide to join me, I’d love to know how you get on!

My Weekly Loss

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Bearing in mind a few hiccups this week (mostly in the form of chocolate and pizza) I’m happy with a 2lb loss.

Monday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, 1/2 peach, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes
2 eggs (made into 2 individual omelettes)

Lunch:
Was non-existent because I was too excited doing Bank Holiday things in the garden! Naughty me…

Dinner:
Ended up being pizza because I was so hungry from not having lunch. Lesson learned.

Tuesday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes
2 boiled eggs

Lunch:
Pasta with tomato sauce. Side salad.

Dinner:
Crunchy homemade chicken nuggets with rice and salad.

Wednesday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes
2 smoked bacon medallions

Lunch:
Poached eggs on toast

Dinner:
Chilli Con Carne with rice and side salad

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Thursday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes

Lunch:
Leftover Chilli Con Carne

Dinner:
Diet Cola Chicken with homemade potato wedges

Friday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes
2 eggs (made into 2 individual omelettes)

Lunch:
Leftover Diet Cola Chicken

Dinner:
Bacon medallion & leek risotto (a variation of this recipe)

Saturday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes
2 eggs (made into 2 individual omelettes)

Lunch:
Leftover Risotto

Dinner:
Homemade Chicken Korma with rice and side salad

Sunday

Breakfast:
40g porridge (oats, boiling water, tbsp sweetener)
Watermelon fans, handful strawberries, handful candyfloss grapes
1 sausage
1 bacon medallion

Lunch:
Leftover Chicken Korma

Dinner:
Chicken Roast Dinner

What’s Missing?

You might have noticed there’s a distinct lack of dairy in my diet. That’s mainly because William is dairy intolerant and everything I cook feeds all of us. Also, Mr C hates cheese (I know, right?!) Rest assured I get enough milk throughout the day in my copious cups of coffee!

Weightloss Without The Faff

Breakfast is a big part of our day,a dn we eat a lot! That being said, my daily porridge is the only thing I weigh & measure, because otherwise the tendency to eat way too much is just too easy.

You might think there are a lot of carbs in the form of pasta and potatoes on my weekly menu, but there is a reason for that. I have stablished over the years that my body needs serious carbs in order to function. I am on my feet all day, using up a lot of energy running around after 2 young kids. When I restrict carbs, I basically become a vegetable!

Eating lost of carbs, as long as I’ve balanced it well with fruit and veg, has never stopped me from losing weight. in fact, during the 18 or so months when I lost nearly 3 stone I ate more carbs than ever. I just balanced it out with more of the better stuff.

Bear in mind that we are all different, you should go with how your body feels. If too many carbs leave you feeling bloated, reduce it a little.

 

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