Week 2 of the Harcombe Diet is about not combining Fat and Carbs in the same meal, but so far I have been really struggling to do this. Need to have a re-think.
Day 15 - Tuesday
Breakfast Alpen and Milk
Lunch Cup a soup and toast, yoghurt
Tea Sausages and Jacket Potato, cherry yoghurt
Snacks Jaffa Cakes, tomatoes, pickled gherkins
Drinks Green tea, orange squash
Day 14 - Monday
Breakfast Alpen and milk (already broken the fat and carbs rule)
Lunch Cup a soup and toasted weightwatchers bread, cherry yoghurt
Tea Bacon and Stir Fry Veg
Snacks Apple, packet of crisps (oh dear)
Drinks Green tea, Decaff coffee with milk
Day 13 - Sunday
Breakfast None (still a bad habit).
Lunch Prawn salad, cherry yoghurt
Tea Lamb Shank, roast potatoes and Veg
Snacks Apple, 2 chocolate digestive biscuits (I see a weakness).
Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Weight Loss this week = 1lb
Day 13 - Saturday
Breakfast None, sorry, I know that's not good
Lunch Beautiful Lunch at Frugal Queens, Falfels, Ham Quiche, salad plus Cake (another oops)
Tea Ham in bread rolls, cherry tomatoes, packet of crisps
Day 12 - Friday
Breakfast Bacon & Boiled eggs
Tea Oh Disaster!! Number 1 Son and I ended up at MacDonalds for tea as we ran out of options due to circumstances. Chicken Burger
Snacks Apple, cucumber, tomatoes
Drinks Water, green tea, Cola
Day 11 - Thursday
Breakfast Bacon & Boiled eggs
Lunch Bacon salad plus Natural Live Yoghurt
Tea Tuna and Stir Fry Veg
Snacks Apple and Celery
Thursday, 21 June 2012
Breakfast Bacon and Boiled eggs
Lunch Chicken salad, Cherry yoghurt
Tea The filling from the Chicken and mushroom pie the boys had with added courgette.
Drinks Water, Green tea and a cup of decaff coffee with milk before bed (a cheat).
Snacks Carrots, tomatoes, red pepper, cucumber, apple.
Cheats 2 squares very dark chocolate and a chocolate digestive.
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Breakfast Bacon and Eggs
Lunch Chicken and Stir-Fry Veg, Fat Free Muller Light Cherry Yoghurt (a cheat)
Tea Pork Chop and Stir-Fry Veg, Cherry Yoghurt
Snacks Apple (another cheat), Tomatoes, Celery, cucumber, ham slices
Breakfast 4 rashers of bacon and 2 boiled eggs
Morning Snack Celery sticks
Lunch Roasted Parsnip, red pepper, red onion, courgette, plus apple for pudding (cheat)
Afternoon Snack 4 slices of ham and cucumber
Tea Roasted Butternut squash, sweet potato, courgette and onion
Sunday, 17 June 2012
Breakfast None (naughty I know, but I knew what was coming later)
Lunch Family Barbecue - Beefburger, 3 sausages, 2 chicken drumsticks in marinade, new potatoes, salad with dressing, Eton Mess, Peach Flan and a scoop of Ice-cream. Glass of Wine and 2 glasses of Coca-cola. Then a few chocolate mints and Cadburys Heroes, well it would have been rude not to!
Tea Chicken and Bacon salad
Other drinks Cup of Coffee with Milk, (very bad, my heart is already disliking it) and water.
Late night snack Apple and Cheese
Saturday, 16 June 2012
Day 3 - Wednesday
Breakfast 3 rashers of Bacon, 2 boiled eggs
Lunch Seafood Salad
Tea Tuna and Roasted courgette, carrots, onions, and parsnips.
Snacks Celery, carrots, tomatoes
Drinks Grren tea and Water
Day 4 - Thursday
Breakfast 2 rashers of Bacon, 1 Sausage, 2 Boiled Eggs
Lunch Ham Salad
Tea Bacon and Stir Fry Vegetables
Snacks Carrots, tomatoes, cucumber sticks
Drinks Green tea and water
Day 5 - Friday
Breakfast 3 rashers of Bacon, 2 Poached eggs
Lunch Tuna salad
Tea 3 Salmon steaks and Stir Fry Vegetables
Drinks Green tea and Water
Cheats 2 Chocolate digestive biscuits (oops)
Health = Lots of terrible splitting headaches, think it might have been the caffeine withdrawal and bad nausea / motion sickness for all 3 days.
Weight Loss this week = 2 lbs
Wednesday, 13 June 2012
Food for yesterday - Tuesday
Breakfast 3 rashers of bacon and 2 poached eggs
Lunch Lovely Seafood salad / Natural Live Yoghurt
Tea Tuna and Stir-fry vegetables
Snacks Celery, carrots, more bacon rashers
Drinks Green tea and water
Cheats - Day 2 and I cheated already, I had some cherry jam in with the Yoghurt as it was the only way I could eat it, but then I had 3 chocolate digestive biscuits at 23:00 aswell. Oh, and 2 slices of bread which I'm trying to avoid to have a break from gluten. However, I'm not going to let it get me down and make me abandon the whole thing, I just have to get straight back to it today.
Monday, 11 June 2012
The First Step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.
Despite the knowledge that there are a few who love me just as I am, I also know that I am not one of them. I know there are many who believe dieting and restrictive eating patterns are the worst things on earth and indeed it is true that negative views on body image can be very damaging. I hope I can accept and love people for what they are, fat, thin, short, tall, blonde, black, dyed and all, but whilst I love curves and would not want to be stick thin (there's not really a danger of that!), I am not happy the way I am. I am unfit and unhealthy, obese and uncomfortable.
I once had a colleague who described me, behind my back, as "She of the permanent diet, yet Evans wardrobe" and whilst it still hurts that she was mean enough to laugh with others at my expense, what hurts even more is that it was, and still is, true.
I haven't always been overweight. I can't claim to have been a chubby baby or a kid with puppy fat or an overweight teen, so it is at least one thing I can't blame my parents for. Whilst I really don't want to blame an individual, (other than myself), I'm afraid it did start with my first pregnancy. Until I conceived I was well within my healthy BMI range, but as soon as morning sickness hit, the only thing that seemed to settle my stomach was continually nibbling, mainly ginger biscuits. Unfortunately, I had morning sickness, morning, day and evening until 32 weeks the first time and until 38 weeks the second time, so there was an awful lot of nibbling going on. I have never been since, as low a weight as I was before then.
I know I comfort eat when I am stressed and low and in the past two years I have been at some of my lowest times ever, as you will see if you look at my main Blog over at Stepping Out in Faith. Having tried most diets out there, except the Cabbage Soup diet, I have enough problems in that direction without adding the effects of that to the mix aswell, I know I still have to keep trying if I am to improve my health and wellbeing. To that end today is yet again Day 1, and I'm praying for better results than I've had in the past.
Breakfast 3 rashers of Bacon and 2 poached eggs
Lunch Turkey Salad,
Dinner Tuna and Stir fry vegetables
Snacks Celery & Carrots
Drinks 4 mugs of green tea
Wish me Luck.