Yesterday was a much better healthy eating day… I managed to avoid sugar on the most part. I did eat an apple – they are so good at the moment especially the super crunchy braeburns. I also had some yoghurt which I did add a little stevia too. Given that I have been indulging in huge quantities of sugar I thought I did quite well to limit it to just an apple and some stevia. I do intend to wean off completely for my 30 day challenge.
As you would expect I got a nice loss of 1.5Kg on the scales…. I know, I know… it is water weight that accounts for the nice big losses in the beginning, and they sure do add some reassurance that it is not that scary jumping on the scales each morning! In fact I was shopping in an electronics store yesterday and saw the FitBit Aria Scales. They hook up to your laptop via wifi and automatically feed your weight, fat percentage and BMI to your computer or phone. I know I don’t need them but I thought it would be a nice little toy. All you need to do is step on them and even if you do not look at the display there and then the number is sent to your computer so you can look at it later in the day (week, month or when you are just about to cheat). They are a bit pricey but I do like my electronic toys!
I went for a run yesterday and felt great. I miss my running. While I do not plan to run another marathon in the next little while I do plan to get back into my running. I feel so good while I am out there plodding along. I don’t break any speed records and I really don’t give a toot – I just feel so good both while I am doing it and also afterwards. There is a fun challenge starting tomorrow – the powerade challenge which is over a 9km course along Quay St and Tamaki Drive. I hope to do that a few times each week and because it keeps a record of your time I hope to see some improvement over the two months the challenge goes for.
To keep motivated I plan to buy some new jeans in 10 weeks. I hate shopping generally. I am lucky as finding clothes that fit is not my problem, I am a size 8 – 10 but I just don’t like trying clothes on, I see what other people are wearing and wonder where they got it from as I can never find anything that cool/nice when I am shopping! So the plan is at the end of term 2 I will go and buy a new pair of jeans.
In addition to shopping for new jeans, I have loads of clothes already in my wardrobe that I will be more comfortable wearing if I had less tummy bulge – I have a great merino icebreaker dress (pictured below) I would love to wear and I have a gorgeous black Esprit dress that is very nice. Both of these dresses I could wear now but I just feel to sub-conscious to wear at the moment for fear someone will ask if I’m pregnant. So while for many people eating healthy is to get better blood test results or improve their health for me it is more about vanity I guess but I don’t actually see anything wrong with that!