Been busy growing our little bean. This scan was done 19th November (Thursday) when s/he was 11 weeks 3 days and measuring 2 inches head to "rump".
Bye for now,
Liska (excited and pregnant)
Unhealthy snacks, such as muffins, biscuits, cakes, goodies on the filing cabinet at work, nibblies that hubby puts in our cake cupboard.
Lack of availability of healthy options.
Lack of organisation and planning on my part.
10.30 a.m. / 11.00 a.m. at work when hungry and same again at circa 3 p.m. Also, when just in from work.
Because I am hungry between breakfast and lunch, and between lunch and dinner, and when I get in until dinner is prepared or ready.
It's easy, lack of preparation...
Okay, I love healthy stuff, I could much on almonds, or stalks of celery all day, ALL I need to do is buy them and have them available (N.B. Liska regularly buys celery and leaves it in the fridge AT HOME, when it needs to be at work and then only discovers it when it needs to be binned - this pattern repeats itself again and again and again...... yet Liska has the audacity to nibble on her bosses celery whenever she has the opportunity, much to her bosses disdain!)
Drinking SuperGreens, doing MORE yoga, and eating healthily. Also, bread, alcohol, and tea & coffee free!
Well....... I keep putting it down to stress, but the odd hour, or odd day, when there is no stress, I find distractions (T.V. etc....) so that I can distract myself from.... myself....!
Lemons, limes, and grapefruit are very low in sugar (3%, 3% and 5% respectively). Although they are chemically acid, they have an alkalizing effect when metabolized in the body. Squeeze some into your water throughout the day to help maintain your body's delicate PH balance.
You probably blame water retention for some of your excess weight and, in turn, blame the water retention on too much salt. BUT your body retains water because it is dehydrated, to dilute acids. When you are retaining water, it is a signal that your sodium is being converted into potassium in the body to balance your PH, and you actually need more water, and alkaline salts, like sea salt (e.g. celtic salt, or RealSalt, from the Great Salt Lake). The problem is, Americans in general get way too much salt in their diets - the wrong kind of salts. We salt just about everything we prepare, then keep salt on the table to add even more. Just about all prepared and processed foods are extremely salty. Table salt, and the salt added to just about all processed foods, has itself been overly processed, destroying its electrical potential. It has no electron energy. So while you do actually need to cut out all regular added salt from your diet, you then need good salt, electron-rich alkaline crystalline salt, like RealSalt or Celtic Salt. I (Robert O. Young) recommend at least 3 to 4 grams a day.
Foods that are themselves acidic, or have acidic effects on the body once they are digested, are better avoided if you wish to reach your ideal weight - and stay there. Be aware of the following acidic foods:* Animal protein (includes meat and dairy products)* Sweeteners* Peanuts* Corn (contains 25 different fungi, including recognized carcinogens)* Yeast* Fermented and malted foods* Alcohol* Caffeine* Coffee (research has shown that cancer cells can live indefinitely in coffee!)* Soft drinks* Chocolate* Mushrooms* Monosodium Glutamate (the thing that makes chinese take-aways taste so good)
I went to the fridge with trepidation. The romaine lettuce was eddible, as were
the very very ripe cherry tomatoes, the organic cellery was still crunchy and
perfect, the avocado (inside) just had to have a couple of brown bits cut off,
carrots (because they were in fridge) were still perfect so I shredded two.....
so I just made myself an enormous salad, added two teaspoons of pesto sauce and
drizzled it all in avocado oil. Was a big plateful and incredibly filling, and I
feel super now. I am so glad that even though I bought the stuff a week ago
today, that it was all still, luckily, okay.......There was a whole iceberg
lettuce in there that did tonight go in the bin, but I don't know when I bought
that..... it's a sin what we throw away.Anyway, thank you so so so so much for
the comments above. I promise you I will stay on track this week. I plan on
making lots of healthy soups for lunch in my Vita Mix so I really hope I pull
that off. Also plan on going to aqua aerobics twice this coming week, and drinking lots of water.
Today I have weighed myself again on the Wii Fit.
on 7th Feb it said 13 stone 3 pounds,
8th Feb it said 13 st 6 pounds,
on 13th Feb it said 13 st 11 pounds,
on 14th Feb: 13 st 9 pounds and
now today 13 stone 8 pounds.
Considering that I started this journey on 2nd January, on a weight of 13 stone 7 pounds, it is like the calendar of time is moving while my weight stays still (well if you class couple of pounds Up down Up down Up down as standing still).
Not acceptable considering I know how to do this. I lost 3 stone in 2001 when I was getting ready for my wedding. I started then in 2001 in February and had lost it all by June. I know what to eat and I know what to give up. When I give up bread, sugar, etc........ the weight falls off. I just need to do it again.
I was sad yesterday when I read this blog, as this lady is doing exactly what I want to do, a steady weight loss of 2 or 3 pounds a week, meaning she is now 12 pounds lighter than how she started the year. I want to duplicate that.
Anyway, I am going to keep my head down and really get on with it this week. Drink lots of Super Greens, eat lots of fresh VITAL food, no sugar, no bread, no muffins, lots of exercise, lots of walking (I aim to walk in lunch breaks) and 2 sessions of Aqua Aerobics.
I aim to have good news by this time next week. I wish you all the same, my blog friends.
Oh and on my blog I have completely ignored Valentine's day which is naughty of me, given that hubby bought me a beautiful bouquet, gave me breakfast in bed, and a beautiful card.