Hello samnangmeh and Gwenllian and the rest of the McDougall community. Firstly, Samnangmen, 5kg in such a short time, you are an inspiration.
In relation to whether I limit my starches or not, I don't limit them, however am thinking of not so much limiting but changing my starches (ie not having wholegrain bread roll with my soup and instead having sweet potato - yummy) only to see if this will result in better weight loss results. I do have, and I am admitting this, a very large breakfast - I have about just over a cup of rolled oats - uncooked - which when cooked makes a really large bowl. With this I have my two pieces of fruit with the oats. Over the last few days I have had homemade soup (yep, can't really f*ck up soup - which I have found which has made my self-esteem in relation to cooking increase greatly.) I've been making cawliflower and zucchini soup - sometimes with some kale included. I've also tried carrot and corriander soup (may I please now get my Award for Chef of the Year
). Have been having wholegrain bread with the soup, but am now thinking of substituting this (after reading some entries here about not having bread to increase weight loss) and instead substituting this with sweet potato. Its really the evenings, that I am finding diffiicult as it is cold here and thats when the hunger pains (well actually am not sure that they are hunger pains, I think it is boredom plus being cold that is the issue). Last night I craved for chocolate (periods due so hormones going crazy, but instead had some porridge and oat bran). Anyway, in relation to watching/limiting starches, I definetely don't especially in relation to breakfast. I do have to say that having the big breakfast (not to the extent of feeling like I'm going to explode or anything like that, however in saying that most 'normal size' people would explode, but my belly is quite stretched to take in the amount, however, having the big breakfast of oats makes me feel quite full and comfortable until lunch time. And, o.k.samnangmeh you have it over me in relation to Angelina, however, I intend to continue to bribe Cuz Nicki (by holding up chicken while asking the question - do I remind you of angelina Joli) as it makes me laugh oh and continues to allow me to live in delusional land.
And, Gwenllian, I'm going to get a copy of that book. I found her facinating when she was interviewed. I read Petrea King's books when Chris first got cancer as I was referred to the Patrea King organisation and put Chris onto her support group. Likewise, I am amazed at how diary is such a strong link to cancer, and yet the industry gets away with not telling to truth to the general public due to being a big and wealthy industry. I do feel heaps better without diary but equally I feel like I've taken control over my life as much as I can when it comes to preventative measures.SO here comes the news
- no weight loss this week.
I'm thinking my periods are due and this could be the reason why.
The only other thing is that I did have wholegrain bread roll with my homemade veggie soup, however I don't believe given the amount of exercise I've been doing that this would have done the trick, given that it was wholegrain. For instance on Sunday, my walking mate Rob and I walked from Balmain to Kirrabilli and back which is about 15 kilometres
I'm so proud of us however our legs are still hurting from that walk. I'm thinking more that it is related to my periods which are going through stages of being early and late given that I'm in peri-menopause
This is the time of life I have found when my emotions are playing havic
and all I want to do is jump under the covers and doze
I've been to Pilates every day (except wont be going tommorrow due to work committments). So the exercise part of my life is in order, it is most likely due to my periods being due that I have not lost any weight, however the weird thing is that two people (one last Friday and one this morning) both told me I look like I have lost weight - so maybe it is muscle as well, although everything still looks very very wobbly
Am still aiming for Angelina Joli's body from Tombraider (without the tatt - really suits her but its just not me).
cuz Nicki update - seems slightly lighter, however am thinking of getting him a little tread mill that he can use in the lounge room while I lay on the lounge watching TV.
Although I am laughing I am beside myself while I report he is not laughing at that suggestion
Personally, I thought it is payback for not sweepting the floor, tidying up the place, sweeping the backyard and fluffing up the cushions for me while I'm at work. It appears that although I think we have an agreement when I leave for work, he obviously is laying on the lounge all day instead of doing these chores.
I do remember seeing a program in which dog owners were sending their dogs to play school and 'work out centres' (the work out centres involved the dogs being on treadmills and swimming etc) while they (the owners) were at work.
Anyway, am venturing on. Am away tommorrow at a course and back Wednesday. Hope all are doing well and are heading towards goals. cheers - Jan and soon to be six pack Cuz Nicki.