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I'm keeping this simple, as I have form for starting and not finishing.  And I'm starting from 100% zero.

 

Be a fitter mama

 - Complete the NF bodyweight workout at least once a week.

 

I ran to catch a train about a month ago.  It wasn't far, less than a mile.  I thought I was going to pass out.  This is not ok with me anymore.  So, I made a list of things to do about it, and then did nothing, as I set too many goals, and didn't make myself accountable to anyone.

 

Be a slimmer, healthier mama

 - Swap daily chocolate with a healthy protein and fruit/veg

 - Swap 50% toastie/sandwich lunches with salad or soup

 

I am very overweight and unfit.  I overeat for various reasons - mostly emotional eating, and habit.  Going on a diet sends me careering to the kitchen, so I have some work to do here.  There is hope though - I used to drink too much, and stopped all alcohol about 16 months ago.  I honestly never thought that would be possible, so if I can kick booze I can deal with chocolate!

 

Lovely home

 - Do a 20/10 Unf**k Your Habitat session at least once a week

 

I have a lovely, cosy homely home, but it's quite small for the 5 of us so storage can be an issue.  Plus I usually CBA to tidy up.  On top of that I home educate the kids, so there is a lot of STUFF around!

 

I'm feeling good about this.  

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Love your goals! UFYH is the best. Serious congrats on kicking the alcohol. You've totally got this. 

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17 minutes ago, fleaball said:

Love your goals! UFYH is the best. Serious congrats on kicking the alcohol. You've totally got this. 

Thanks!  I still can't believe I did that.  I stumbled upon this awesome blog called tiredofthinkingaboutdrinking when googling for sober blogs.  She suggests a 100 day challenge (because 30 days isn't long enough, and forever is terrifying).  That was 500 and something days ago.

 

Today has been a great day 1.  I work on Sundays, my shift today was 6am-3pm.  There is a really good staff canteen, and I had a big old bacon/sausage/scrambled egg late breakfast, with an apple.  I didn't want much at lunchtime, so I had some melon and mango slices and a homemade cherry scone (so good!).  I was hungry when I got home, normally the time I'd have chocolate.  I had an egg, some cucumber and a delicious Italian rosemary and olive oil crispbread.  I think that crispbread might be my new favourite thing.

 

 

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Your challenge looks great. Giving up alcohol is hella impressive, and suggests that you absolutely will be able to do this!

 

Emotional eating is my nemesis but hopefully we can both be positive reinforcement for each other.

 

Also the colour of those egg yolks is abnormally rich and delicious looking...

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On 22/04/2017 at 6:26 PM, tiller said:

I am very overweight and unfit.  I overeat for various reasons - mostly emotional eating, and habit.  Going on a diet sends me careering to the kitchen, so I have some work to do here.  There is hope though - I used to drink too much, and stopped all alcohol about 16 months ago.  I honestly never thought that would be possible, so if I can kick booze I can deal with chocolate!

 

Hi Tiller,

What amazing goals!  And it's so clear to see where you're going with them... Well done for being so directed!

 

re overeating... I used to do this a lot.  I would emotionally eat ALL THE BLOOMIN' TIME!!!  It was only when I went to see a dietician and she pointed out to me that the timings of my overeating episodes was most often (not always, but most often) at least three hours after a previous meal... Turns out, I wasn't emotionally eating (although I could be emotional at these times!!), I was just really hungry...!!  I upped my protein at each meal and that really helped as it sustained me a lot longer.  I wonder whether it might help you too to eat more protein...?  I would be starving on your lunch and dinner above...!!

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13 hours ago, Severine said:

 

 

Emotional eating is my nemesis but hopefully we can both be positive reinforcement for each other.

 

 

Definitely. I think I'm going to use some of the ideas in the Beyond Chocolate books, and I think Gillian Riley suggests similar: not hide from those feelings and cravings - feel them, acknowledge, find another way to feel better (write it down, deep breathing, phone a friend, walk around the block, whatever).

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12 hours ago, weedy said:

 

Hi Tiller,

What amazing goals!  And it's so clear to see where you're going with them... Well done for being so directed!

 

re overeating... I used to do this a lot.  I would emotionally eat ALL THE BLOOMIN' TIME!!!  It was only when I went to see a dietician and she pointed out to me that the timings of my overeating episodes was most often (not always, but most often) at least three hours after a previous meal... Turns out, I wasn't emotionally eating (although I could be emotional at these times!!), I was just really hungry...!!  I upped my protein at each meal and that really helped as it sustained me a lot longer.  I wonder whether it might help you too to eat more protein...?  I would be starving on your lunch and dinner above...!!

Haha, I forgot to add that I had dinner too!  The egg/cucumber thing was a post work snack, dinner was salmon en croute with roast new potatoes and green beans.  Yum!

 

I take your point though, afternoons are my usual eat-all-the-things time, so having some protein at lunch and making sure I have a good snack on hand for later will hopefully help.

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Midweek report.

 

 - Swapped chocolate for protein/fruit veg every day.  Some almonds and either raisins, grapes or apple.

 

 - Alternative to toastie or sandwich for lunch 3 out of 7 (aiming for 4 out of 7).  I made spinach soup, and had it for lunch yesterday and today.  It's green, and good!  

 

 - I did a 20/10 tidy session yesterday

 

 

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On 28/04/2017 at 4:36 PM, Hymnusal said:

I don't think I've ever heard of spinach soup before... I'll need to look this up. :)

It was really good.  I used this recipe, but added a clove of garlic.

 

Week one report:

 - complete the beginner bodyweight workout once.  I did this, doing two reps omitting the plank as it can exacerbate pelvic floor issues resulting from childbirth.

 - swap daily chocolate for a protein/fruit/veg snack.  7 out of 7!  Very pleased with this.  When chocolatey thoughts occurred, I acknowledged them and then set them free!

 - swap 50% toastie/sandwich lunch for salad or soup.  4 out of 4!  Again, really pleased.

 - do at least 1 20/10 UFYH session.  Did this, and the area I cleared is still tidy :-)

 

For week 2, I plan to at a rep to the workout, and keep everything else as it is.

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How's week 2 going @tiller?

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3 hours ago, tiller said:

Great thanks!  Busy busy busy preparing for a family holiday to Iceland next week - it's out first holiday abroad since we had the kids.  Everything ticking along nicely though, on track to meet week 2 targets :-)

 

Awesome! Keep it up :D !
Re: Iceland
:o ... :flustered: I'm in a lil' bit of envy ... can I go with you? :P

 

 

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Iceland was AMAZING!  Such a beautiful, otherworldly place.  I'm trying to upload a couple of photos but they're too big :apologetic:

 

Anyway, we hired a car and drove from Reykjavik to Geysir and Gullfoss, then headed south past Urridafoss and Seljalandsfoss to Vik.  Then east as far as Jokulsarlon lagoon and diamond beach, which is as magical as it sounds.  Then back to Reykjavik via a glacier, Skogafoss and the Secret Lagoon.  And a wool factory shop (a highlight for me :lol: ).

 

We stayed somewhere different every night, either Airbnb or youth hostel.  It was a fantastic, exhilarating, exhausting holiday :love_heart:

 

I've done pretty well with the challenge.

Positives:

 - swapping chocolate for a healthier alternative 100%

 - swapping toastie for soup/salad (or other alternative like the delicious spelt crispbreads we found in Iceland), well within target.  Last week 7/4, this week 5/4

 - 20/10.  Oh my god all that packing and unpacking for 5 people every day last week?  I count that!  And this week, so much laundry to wash, dry and put away.  

 

Needs improvement:

 - workout.  I'm saying it's a yes for last week as we did a lot of trekking, including hills.  I'm planning on my workout today, and know if I'm going to do it and I'm going to have to force myself.  Feel free to add a nudge!

 

 

 

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On 2017-05-19 at 6:14 AM, tiller said:

Iceland was AMAZING!  Such a beautiful, otherworldly place.  I'm trying to upload a couple of photos but they're too big :apologetic:

 

I have an imgur account just to drop pictures into to link here. I keep them hidden unless you have the link ;)

 

On 2017-05-19 at 6:14 AM, tiller said:

Needs improvement:

 - workout.  I'm saying it's a yes for last week as we did a lot of trekking, including hills.  I'm planning on my workout today, and know if I'm going to do it and I'm going to have to force myself.  Feel free to add a nudge!

 

*Severely delayed nudge* How did it go? :) How did the challenge finish (or are you still going)?

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