So a few things have happened since my last #HealthySelves update a few weeks ago.
First of all, the Twitter chat I hosted on 30 June went really well with some great tips from bloggers about how to get back on the wagon when motivation runs dry (something that will be endlessly useful to me, as you’ll see when you read on…)
So what else has been going on in my quest to get healthier?
Well, the biggest let down was that I finally caved in to having chocolate after several weeks without the stuff. It wasn’t worth it at all as I’ve discovered that after chocolate I tend to feel pretty rubbish. Hopefully this will deter me from giving in again! Edit: I gave in again on 2 separate occasions…addict over here!
I’ve also realised I really need to start having more salad with carb heavy meals like pasta and fajitas – and that chips seem great in theory, but they’re mostly disappointing in practice. It would be much tastier to have some yummy leaves with a tasty salad dressing (note: I recommend Tesco’s Healthy Living Citrus dressing – so good).
On the bright side, I have (on the most part) stuck to better controlling my calorie intake – I am really well behaved at breakfast and lunch, but dinner is generally my downfall! There’s only been a few days where I’ve gone off the rails, and I am definitely feeling more confident that I am losing weight (albeit slowly) – I even wore a dress recently that I hadn’t worn for a while!
In my last update I said I wanted to jump on the scales less often so that I wasn’t obsessing over any gains or losses, and I have mostly stuck to this! In these early days I know my weight will yo-yo, so I need to stay determined.
I am going to try and post more updates every so often, and will try and share some tools or tips that have helped me out.
This time, my recommendation is to install the Steps add-on app to MyFitnessPal – it counts the steps I take and the calories burned to give a truer reflection than guess work!