Sweet mother of sugar!!
How the bloody hell did this happen!! The weight gain is quite small (only 1.1kg) but when I did this the first time round, I had dropped a lot of weight and could see the difference physically at this stage in my journey. Not happy Jan!
What a blow to my black heart.
After fighting the urge to go postal on the scales and to smash them into a thousand pieces and scatter the remains in different continents around the world. I decided to sit down and look at exactly what I have been eating and what the hell could be triggering this weight gain.
Everything seems to be on par with the first time, but then I started realising that I have added in dextrose and RMS syrup a lot earlier then I first did and I am also a bit more laid back on the tomatoes and some of the higher fructose contented natural foods.
The old me would have declared this as an epic failure and decided that a day of binging was the only answer. However two things are stopping me
1 - My chins
2 - I don’t like to fail (well publicly anyway)
Now just to be clear, "my chins” aren’t a Chinese mafia group that are going to hunt me down for not high fiving goals…. My chins are the bain of my existence.
Any time I ever put on weight, even if Im at a skinny, athletic weight. It goes to my chins. One minute I’m taking selfies like Kim Kardashian and the next i’m having to implement go-go gadget neck to turn my head at an angle where you can’t see my second chin.
At the moment my chins are rampant and I actually thought they were going in week 2, but after seeing some photos of me taken last weekend, they are back like that visitor who doesn’t get the hint you don’t actually want them around. Its like my chins are the poster child for a mardi-gra. Loud and proud and in my face (literally).
I hate them! Its like they are my bodies way of reminding me that I may need to cut back a little and just so I get the message, they can go from two to three chins whenever they want. So if anything makes me want to push through this little hiccup, its those mother f$%ing chins!!
Not failing in public is pretty obvious. Any one that knows me, knows that I don’t like to fail, especially when I declare something to happen and people can physically see its not happening, is even more of a motivation to keep going. I can’t fake it and say “yay I lost 5kg this month” when its obvious from my 5 chins that I haven’t. I have always said I will keep this blog 100 percent honest, even if it makes me look like a d*ck.
I have even been exercising but still in the form of team sport, instead of actually going for a jog or getting out on my own and doing something. My husband believes that this is what is letting me down.
I am signing up to do a Winter Warrior challenge with a local bootcamp group in July and I want to have the food side of my life on par by then. I have so many things coming up at the end of the year that will be photographed and I don’t want those a$$hole chins thinking that they will be featured.
One little bump in the journey, but onwards and upwards.
For my week 4 meal plan Im actually going to try and do a veggie detox every second night for my dinners, this is because I feel I need something to kickstart me off. This might not suit everyone because I’ll be the first to say its not going to suit me because I’m going to have to cook a different meal for everyone else in the family. So if you need dinner ideas, look at my dinner links or google to your hearts content.
Week 4 Meal Plan
Breakfast - Eggs on sourdough bread
Lunch - Chicken, avocado, spinach, feta, mayo, olives, tomato salad.
Dinner - Steamed veggies
Breakfast - Corn Puffs with milk and coconut
Lunch - Mixed salad with avocado
Dinner - Lemon Ricotta Pastahttp://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-lemony-ricotta-pasta-with-basil-weeknight-dinner-recipes-from-the-kitchn-57215 (Can add chicken strips)
Breakfast - Greek yoghurt with almonds, pepitas, sunflower seeds and coconut flakes
Lunch - L/O Lemon Ricotta
Dinner - Roast veggies
Breakfast - Eggs on toast
Lunch -Mixed Salad
Dinner -- Jamie Oliver no sugar meatballs with zuchinni pasta http://allrecipes.com/recipe/low-carb-zucchini-pasta/
Breakfast - Cornpuffs with milk and coconut flakes
Lunch - L/O Meatballs and Zucchini pasta
Dinner- Steamed veggies
Breakfast -Avocado on toast
Lunch - L/O Meatloaf
Dinner - Pulled pork wrapped in ricepaper rolls with lettuce, capsicum, cucumber and carrot. http://www.sarahwilson.com/2013/06/sugar-free-barbeque-pulled-pork/
Breakfast - Going out for breakfast
Lunch - L/O pulled pork
Dinner - Roasted Veggies
Hope your weekend is bloody fantastic