We just got back from a 9 day trip to London, England and Edinburgh, Scotland and we definitely enjoyed the food and being on vacation but now that we are back it is glaringly obvious that I need to get back on track. Both of us want to.
I am also having issues with my work that I will not go into but it has had a bad effect the last couple of days because the stress has definitely made me binge eat. I have gone to Tim Horton’s for breakfast the last two mornings for breakfast and had pasta for lunch both days and a healthier dinner. My goal is to start afresh tomorrow and see how it goes.
I also want to start exercising again. Until I can get my gym membership back I am going to try skipping and other exercises in the back yard and try and start walking more. I am considering trying to do the self a day thing while I do this but I may just keep it to once a week or month as updates on here. I am hoping I can start seeing results within the next couple of months. I am making it a short term goal to be 12-15 lbs down by the time my birthday rolls around in April! We are planning on another trip to Cuba in June or July and I would love to go down there feeling more confident in a swimsuit.
This is my current photo after two weeks of eating consistently clean. I can’t see the progress yet but if I continue to eat like I am and get back into the gym then anything is possible!
I was making a chicken chilli with a roasted red pepper base replacing tomatoes. The recipe called for jarred roasted red pepper but because of the problems my boyfriend has been having with his blood pressure I have been trying to make things myself since canned/bottled foods often have a high sodium content. The sauce ended up being amazing and provided great flavor for the chilli. I ended up keeping it a little chunkier than the recipe said and I still really loved how it turned out!
I have been a bit off track the last couple of months with going to the gym and eating properly. My schedule has changed, I no longer weekend evenings. I now work overnights primarily and it has been a time of adjustment.
My boyfriend has also been sick – he has high blood pressure and is currently taking medication so it has jump started things again, at least food wise. We got comfortable in the relationship and we both have gained some weight back so now it is time to take care of ourselves and each other so we can continue to build a strong relationship.
I am going to start trying to log my meals on here with photos and descriptions. I may not do it daily but I am going to really try and focus on being accountable for what I put in my body.