How I’m feeling:
Having had my first social outing was tricky as previously the words “no thank-you” would not be in my vocabulary when it comes to food/drink, however I am actually very proud of myself that I was mindful and not reckless in my choices.
Weight loss update:
Was not in clinic to be weighed so - weight lost to date 8.5 kilos/1 stone 5lbs (5 inches lost from my waist)
Biggest challenge in the last week:
Not going wild with party food, my brother made me a delicious chicken salad whilst everyone else tucked in to pulled pork subs.
Biggest success in the last week:
Sticking to my daily core yoga workout.
So this week was my first proper challenge with regards to socialising and managing the plan.
I had not seen my brother and his beautiful fiancée for over a year, nor had I visited their stunning new home. It was glorious day and the sun was shining, my brother kindly made me a delicious chicken salad which I really enjoyed. Yes - I enjoyed two glasses of fizz, which I know is not part of the Temple Vie plan but I made a contingency plan in advance to ensure that I did not go wild. I felt in control over what I ate/drank and so did not overindulge in the fizz which would usually result in craving junk food and thinking “what the heck, I can start again tomorrow!!” Not only did I plan out loud what I was going to be able to eat and drink that day, I more importantly made sure that I was super organised for the next day. I had my pancake and fruit ready for breakfast and was right back on track.
I can genuinely say I feel like I am transforming the way I think towards food and exercise. I have been a yo-yo dieter for years and no doubt this has not had a good effect on my metabolism, so I want to make sure I am as healthy as possible as I transition through my thirties. I know that there is no magic bullet when it comes to losing weight. It takes consistent hard work and focus to build new habits and stick with them. I have learned a great deal from Dr Sam regarding gut health and the importance of making the right choices. I now have to work out for myself how to incorporate these into my life without feeling that I am missing out - and also without becoming a complete bore when it comes to socialising. I used to think that I would have to eat bland boring food to lose weight and stay slim but I am learning that that is simply not true. I really feel passionate about nutrition and gut health and I am keen to pass this on to my family.
In actual fact, for me this is much more important than dropping a few dress sizes - this is me setting the foundations to be the best version of myself for the rest of my life.