What I Ate ... V3

I had another really successful week last week. I am down a total of 8kgs (17.6 pounds) in 14 days. That means this week I lost another 1.5kgs. Now thats a lot less than the first week, but still a whole lot of weight to drop in 1 week. Honestly, I am proud of myself. There is this hugely satisfying feeling, not only in loosing the weight, but in sticking to the plan. I am feeling strong and powerful and it is pretty neat.

I had a pretty huge response to my post about my first seven days. The words "inspiration" and "incredible" were thrown around and I recieved my first round of emails from people who were looking for help. Some from friends and family members and others from complete strangers. I have to be honest, it felt weird giving any sort of advice because I am so new to this journey, and I am struggling as much as the next guy, but I gave them what I could, and it felt great to be able to share some of my success. ON the flip side, I got some pretty negative comments. I certainly wasn't prepared for that. In the past some of those nasty words would of hurt me, but they kinda just greased past me this time around. I wasn't going to let any thing distract me from my focus. I don't want to respond to much to those negative comments but I feel like there is one that I should address. A few people told me that eating that much fat, and losing that much weight wasn't healthy. Now I will admit it is taking me a while to get to it all, but I 100% believe in the folks at Rapid Fitness. I 100% believe that they know what they are talking about and that with their skills and knowledge have worked endlessly to create a template that not only guarantees results but makes you feel great. I 100% believe that they have my best interests at heart and would not provide me with something that was a) unhealthy or b) unsafe to myself or the thousands of other people that they are helping through their programmes.

One of the big questions I have been asked this week is "What the hell are you eating?" So. I thought I would bring back that What I ate feature, and show you exactly what has been going in this gob this week.

You can find the recipe for the Chicken Mahkini here, the zaghetti meal here [I changed up from meatballs to just a regular mince] and the Creamy Cashew Curry here. Everything else is just straight outta my head but I would be happy to share anything with you if you fancy it enough!

P.S I should probably also mention that I have done NO exercise for the past 2 weeks. That is all about to change on Monday. And for once, I am excited about getting stuck back into it. Hey, Things can change right?

The Brunch Diaries Four

Last week I had a little break from the Brunch Diaries because I wasn’t sure I was in a good enough place to be able to go out and select something that was going to fit within my eating template. So, I just decided to abstain. [Me and moderation don’t mix too well, but more on that in the next few days] After the successful week that I had, I decided that I was a lot stronger than I thought I was, so, nothing could stop me on Saturday morning. Plus, I will be honest, we hadn’t been shopping and my breakfast options at home weren’t looking that flash.

We headed down to Wide Open Road. I must disclaim, we have been here before, in fact we have been here more than once, because it’s delicious and I wanted to include it in this little feature, and I make the rules so I can do what I want. Right, where was I? We arrived about 9am, and there were already a few keen breakfast go-ers filling the tables. We managed to score one of my favourite spots in the cafĂ©, under the big window and ordered a coffee while we pondered the menu. I delve into the world of Long Blacks on Saturday, in exchange for my normal latte or flat white. I think it will take a little while to get use to. But it was alright! Small keto win. I’d just like to take a minute to say how awesome the staff at Wide Open Road are. They are friendly, professional, and super happy to accommodate my custom requests like no toast, extra avocado and a side of bacon with my poached eggs. Phew. Greg ordered the bacon sandwich, which is full of relish and deliciousness.

Our coffees arrived, and were quickly followed by our food. It was all delicious, although my eggs were a little underdone this time around, which is a first for here so I am going to let that slide because normally they are on point. Greg was happy with meal and we left feeling full and happy.

Service: 4.5 out of 5
Atmosphere: 5 out of 5
Coffee: 4 out of 5
Food: 4 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5

Seven Days

It has been 7 days since I have had soda, candy, chocolate, tomatoes, anything with a carbohydrate amount higher than 6gm per 100gm, sugar, sweet tea, fruit, hot chocolate, muesli bars, dried fruit, chips, or takeaways. Now I realise  that me listing these things off makes it sound like I am complaining. On the contrary, I am actually listing these things off because I am proud. Proud as hell that over the last 7 days I have stayed 100% on track with my goal for May. In the last 7 days I have had 21 meals, 6 avocados, 26.5 litres of water, 61 hours of sleep, 3.5 cups of black coffee and absolutely no junkfood or processed food to speak of. Oh yeah, I should probably mention I am also 6.5kgs lighter than I was 7 days ago. Yes. You read that right. That was not a typo.

For those of you that have been living under a rock, or are new to my blog [Hey you. you look gorgeous today] I have been taking part in the May Challenge, set up by the lovely Helen. My goal was to follow rapid fitness 100% and I am happy to report, I am on track. My week has been a little all over the place, but lets take a look shall we.

Thursday: Fast Day. Uh. This was tough, but not as tough as past attempts. I was prepared, and I was determined. 2.30pm rolled around and I was starving. But my determined voice was louder and pushed through the headaches and the temptations. Fast completed. Woohoo.

Friday: I didn't have much of an appetite. Breakfast was pretty tasty, and lunch was almost too much, still not really use to the feta and avocado buzz. The biggest struggle is not having water with food. That doesn't feel right. Resisted the temptation of a colleague presenting a block of chocolate.That doesn't feel right either. By the time dinner rolled around I was ravenous and not very satisfied when the food was gone. I went to bed grumpy.

Saturday: Woke up hungry. Ate Breakfast. Went good shopping. Got home. Ate lunch. Went for a walk. Got home. Prepared Dinner. Went to bed. BLAH! Been headachey and a bit grumpy all day. Lukcy my boyfriend loves me.

Sunday: Made pancakes. I can eat pancakes! Ok, not quite the same as the pancakes I was use to but covered in berries they were pretty delicious. I was hungry all afternoon but enjoyed my lunch, and had a nana nap. The cravings are subsiding. Dinner was being cooked in the slow cooker and the house smelt fantastic. I didn't even think about eating something sweet tonight.

Monday: Oh dear god. Headaches. Body aches. Hot and cold sweats. Sore tummy. Everything is bad. I spent the day in bed. Literally. Drank about 4 litres of water. Had leftovers from the night before for lunch and felt cranky all damn day. I went for a walk at about 4pm and the fresh air did me some good. Dinner was truly satisfying and I had an early night.

Tuesday: Couldn't stomach breakfast this morning. I had 3 bites and then I just gave up. Need to learn to deal with this better. Almost gave in to a cookie this morning at morning tea but thought better of it. No point in throwing away all this hard work for one lousy cookie. This leftovers thing is working for me. Dinner was tasty and easy and after the day that I had, I needed that.

Wednesday: I have made it to day 7. Smoothie for berkkie, followed by leftovers for lunch [notice the pattern] and then it was a bit of a hash up for dinner but I made something I ate it and that was that. The headaches didn't hang around today and the hunger pangs that I had been feeling during the week seem to have gone. For today at least.

I'm not sure if it is possible in 7 days, but I am already feeling like my relationship with food is starting to change. People at the gym use to say to me all the time 'you are what you eat' and 'you wouldn't put any old fuel in your car so why do you fuel your body with junk?' I understood what they were saying but none of that ever really resonated deep enough with me to have a substantial impact. But over the last 7 dayys there has been an inherent change in my attitude towards the fuel that I am putting in my body. I am eating food that is interesting and tastes fantastic. And I am feeling a simple change in my body [I have taken a 7 day photo and will take one each Thursday in May, and maybe if I am feeling brave I might share them down the track] Sure there has been temptation and my fair share of headaches, but there has not been a big enough roadblock to turn me away from my goal this time. Maybe it's that I have gone into this with the right mindset and that a whole bunch of other things have finally aligned. Or maybe, its because this time I actually wanted it, rather than wishing for it, or talking about wanting it.

So here is to another 7 days. And another 7 after that. And another 7 after that.

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