Weight Loss Wednesdays: Week #11

This is the first Weight Loss Wednesdays post that I’ve been excited about in a little while. As you may know, my weight has been sitting at the same mark for a few weeks, and it was starting to become very frustrating. Could this week have changed things?

Diet

My diet this week has been super varied – I’ve either had quite unhealthy meals out (Tiz took me on a surprise weekend to Manchester, and we ate whatever we liked for the weekend) or pretty healthy ones. For example, last night we did a big vegetable stir fry, which was delicious.

For breakfast, I’ve been quite consistent in having a healthy one – on a typical day, I will have one or two of these wheat biscuits (basically Weetabix) with some fresh berries:

Weight Loss Breakfast

One day, I did actually commit the ultimate diet sin and have a McDonald’s…we just really fancied it, and I know that I won’t have one again for a good while. I guess it is all about moderation!

The only other thing to really remark on is that I’ve been drinking quite a bit of green tea – my favourite is the Twinings one, and feel that it is very cleansing and refreshing.

Weight Loss tea

My eternal struggle with what to eat for lunch is still apparent – I just never know! If you have any quick, easy and healthy lunch ideas please feel free to leave them in the comments below – I’d really appreciate it!

Exercise

I have officially cancelled my gym membership – yet I’m still having more fun than ever exercising. How is this possible, I hear you cry! Well, as I’ve mentioned before I am addicted to Tiffany Rothe’s workouts on YouTube. This has been a particular favourite of mine this week!

I would recommend to anyone to invest in some small, light weights – mine were from Sports Direct and cost around £3 each. An amazing investment when you consider that I was paying over £30 per month for the gym! Mine weight 1.5 KG each, which means that I will burn fat without bulking up.

Light weight loss

So what was it that put me in such a good mood this morning? Well, this was the result when I stepped onto the scales this morning!

Weekly weight loss: 1lb ** Total weight loss: 11 lbs

I am so thrilled to have actually lost some weight again! It has really inspired me to keep going and reach my goal. On the subject of my goal…I originally planned to lose 2 stone, but as I’ve been getting more toned I realised that that might be too much weight for me to lose. I just want to look healthy!

So my new goal is a total of 20lbs. Fingers crossed I can do it!

Stay Creative,

Chyaz xox

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7 Comments

  1. Sian
    October 31, 2012 / 12:54 pm

    Congratulations! You’ll find yourself more motivated the closer you get to your target weight.

    I have a recipe I really enjoy, you’ll have to excuse how inaccurate I am.

    Mediterranean Quinoa Salad? It serves two portions by the way.

    I generally use about 12 cherry tomatoes, and cut them into halves, and about 10 slices of cucumber, and cut those into halves too. Just dress them with a teaspoon of olive oil and salt and pepper to your taste.

    The original recipe uses chicken, I am vegan to I tend to use tofu, and I know you are vegetarian so maybe Quorn would suit you better.
    So around 100 grams of chicken or a substitute. Cooked in a pan in olive oil.

    And the only other ingredient is quinoa. I use around 80 grams, and add a crushed, peeled garlic clove to the water, along with a teaspoon of bouillon powder (basically a stock). When cooked, just remove the garlic clove and drain.

    Then add the chicken and quinoa to the veggies, stir, and your done.

    Hope you enjoy:)

    • October 31, 2012 / 11:03 pm

      Thanks so much for that! It sounds awesome, I will try it soon 🙂

  2. Shannon
    October 31, 2012 / 6:43 pm

    Congrats! I’ve heard it’s good to drink green tea because it can help boost your metabolism 🙂

    • October 31, 2012 / 11:04 pm

      I think you might be on to something there 😀 xo

  3. Alice M
    October 31, 2012 / 8:13 pm

    For a quick, relatively healthy lunch, I like to make an onion/pepper/mushroom/variants of all three ingredients omelette with some wholemeal bread. Try and use less oil in the pan than more, and not too much butter on the bread if you’re trying to avoid too much fat (though a little cheese in the omelette can really help the flavour and is something I’s recommend). Omelettes take less than ten minutes but they’re also hot food which is good now that winter is coming.

    Alternatively, sandwiches are good. You can layer up a sandwich with salad which helps bulk it out and fill you up without too many extra calories. One of my boyfriend’s favourite sandwiches I make him is cheese and pickle, but then with salad leaves, strips of bell pepper, grapes, tomatoes… It’s a good amount of food for much fewer calories than having a standard packet of crisps with a slightly smaller sandwich and keeps you pretty full up. 🙂

    • October 31, 2012 / 11:04 pm

      Thanks for your tips sweetie 😀 xo

  4. November 1, 2012 / 1:40 pm

    Wow! Congratulations! I had the same problem with lunch when I started uni. I started collecting vegetarian recipes on Pinterest a few months ago. If you’d like to check them out, I’ve added my Pinterest account to the “website” field here 🙂 There are some really easy, quick and yummy recipes on there 🙂 xx keep up the amazing job!!

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