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    You've done really well the whole week, and it sounds like you kept an eye on what you ate and ate an amazing meal that you loved. We always deserve to enjoy a good meal and not stress once in a while. I think you did that fine. You should be so proud of yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babybabycakes View Post
    You've done really well the whole week, and it sounds like you kept an eye on what you ate and ate an amazing meal that you loved. We always deserve to enjoy a good meal and not stress once in a while. I think you did that fine. You should be so proud of yourself.
    aww thank you! You are lovely

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    Default Day one- It starts with changing the little things...

    Your mums dinner sounds delicious! It's important to relax every now and then what I'm finding hard is getting back into it as my old pattern just kept prolonging the relax day like forever! Haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louy View Post
    Your mums dinner sounds delicious! It's important to relax every now and then what I'm finding hard is getting back into it as my old pattern just kept prolonging the relax day like forever! Haha
    That was exactly what happened to me at the start of this year- I ate really well for about a week, again lost between 1-2 kilos, but had a bad couple of days that just ruined it for me- went out for Chinese food one night for a family thing and had Macca's a couple of days later when I was out with people and just thought, stuff it, I've ruined everything... and then gave up on myself. That's why I wanted to do this 8 week challenge so bad and why I said in my very first post that I wont be denying myself the occasional "bad" food- because I feel that it's in my plan now, to allow something naughty here and there but stay on the right track 99% of the time. Now I don't feel like I screwed up or whatever, I just allowed myself a single day to switch off. If I'm going to follow this healthy eating stuff for the rest of my life (like they say, make changes, don't diet) then ofcourse I've gotta expect that there will be occasions where I'll indulge a little
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    Default Day one- It starts with changing the little things...

    We sound very similar! I'm also aiming for long term control and relearning how to stay on track after a blowout. It's hard work isn't it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louy View Post
    We sound very similar! I'm also aiming for long term control and relearning how to stay on track after a blowout. It's hard work isn't it!
    Yes it certainly is. Sometimes I just feel really overwhelmed with it all and it consumes my every thought. But then I push through the negative. Funnily enough though, I'm strangely becoming addicted to is new way of eating/exercising.. it has given me a real lift and positivity; I'm not moping around hating myself (as much ) because I know that I'm doing something that will eventually result in a slimmer, happier me. It has become my new little hobby in a way- I like waking up thinking about the healthy foods I'll eat today and enjoy my exercise. And I can already feel the difference in my body- not so much physically (yet), but I feel like everything is working better because I'm eating hardly any processed junk.
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    Week 2, day 4

    Breakfast- diet shake

    Lunch- wholemeal toast with lettuce, tomato, cottage cheese and an egg

    snack #1- 2 cruskits with cottage cheese, cucumber, tomato, tinned chicken.

    Dinner- Pork wrap with salad

    Snack #2- bowl of Uncle Toby's cereal

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    Week 2, day 5:

    Breakfast- 1 wholemeal English muffin with avocado, cottage cheese and a boiled egg

    Lunch- diet shake

    Dinner- takeaway- Vietnemese prawn dumpling soup with rice noodles

    It was a busy day and I was flat out and on the go all day and I didn't have time for any snacks. I did get in my 40 minute fast paced walk though.
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    I think I've lost my appetite. I'm really surprised, actually, that I haven't had any cravings for junk food or alcohol either! I guess my body is becoming accustomed to healthy food? Oh well, I'm not complaining!

    The amount of food I'm eating has gone down as my appetite strangely diminishes.

    Today so far I have not eaten much- still don't know what I'm making for dinner, either.

    Breakfast- nothing. I was hit from behind while sitting stationary at a boomgate waiting for a train to pass this morning after taking DS to school, so the stress of having to deal with that zapped what little appetite I had.

    Lunch- leftover soup from last night's dinner.

    oh and I shared a bottle of Big M chocolate and hazelnut milk with DH- new flavour, so yummy!

    Back later to hopefully update with a nice dinner.

    Update, dinner: fish, vegies and small serve mash potato.
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    Week 2, day 7

    Breakfast- bowl Uncle Toby's Plus cereal (I'm eating the plus Calcium one at the moment, I don't eat nearly enough calcium in my diet) with light milk

    mid-morning- apple, kiwi fruit

    Lunch- no actual lunch today, just a can 500ml can of sugarfree 'V'

    arvo snack- 4 belvita biscuits

    Dinner- chicken breast topped with salsa and a little cheese/light sourcream served with salad and a handful of oven baked french fries. And yes, it tasted as good as it sounds!

    Exercise today was 40 minute brisk walk.

    Start of week 3 tomorrow, I can't believe that I've stuck with it and am actually loving it! I was thinking today that I'd be a little lost without this thread, it keeps me on track and motivates me I don't want it to end after 8 weeks, it seems a little scary to be doing it on my own (even though technically I really am, this thread.blog just allows me to feel....not so alone.) I think I will keep these entries up for 12 weeks. Even if nobody even reads it lol, I find it therapeutic. We'll see.

    Today I tried on a pair of jeans I'd love to fit into. They are hanging in my wardrobe with the store tags still attached I have named them my "indicator" jeans, lol- because I will start using them as an indicator as to how much weight I'm losing; when I can do them up I'll be stoked!
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