Attempts to speed up my metabolism do not seem to be getting me far! I have gained 100g (.1kg) today - but stuck to my diet well yesterday. Now just 100 days and 14.9kg to go! I am really worried that I am not going to achieve my goal, at this rate. I understand perfectly that my weight went up a little at the weekend due to the inclusion of the pavlova piece ... but Sunday I was back on track and the scales went back down. I stuck to the diet yesterday too - with just protein all day.
I did not go to the gym yesterday morning due to a sore throat and asthma overnight - however I "sucked it up" this morning and did 40 mins of cardio - had two eggs for breakfast AND a piece of Bakers Delight Cape Seed bread, toasted, with a small amount of butter (a scaping, really) and vegemite. Further reading and advice has suggested that carbs ARE NECESSARY, especially with increased exercise - but only have them before 12 noon. So I thought the toast was OK.
I have also increased my water intake as I realise I don't always get to my 8 glasses each day - especially during the hours I am at work. When I went to the doctor on Saturday for a very sore throat - my blood pressure was low (I have always had 'perfect' blood pressure) - it was 97 over 67. She suggested I drink more water and include carbs in the morning hours too.
I have brought a small portion of lean mince with tinned tomatos to work for lunch, as well as no fat yoghurt. I DO have trouble fitting in a mid-morning snack, so perhaps I am not feeding the metabolism enough? I usually have the yoghurt in the afternoon - around 3.30pm I get a bit hungry. Dinner is already organised tonight - I made a beef stew (with approved veges) in the slow cooker overnight - so John will put it back on when he gets home from work - it should be all ready for me by the time I get home!
I will continue with the gym this week and stick to the diet, with the exception of good carbs in the morning if I feel I need it. I did cardio this morning so tomorrow is weights day. Cardio again on Thursday. Friday is a public holiday here - although I am working - so the gym opens later and I am not sure if I will be able to go before work.
We have a sales conference here including our Sydney and Melbourne teams from Wed - Fri and latest issue of Travelling in Australia Magazine arrives from printer this afternoon (yay!!) I am heading to the Hunter Valley over the weekend - I have Monday off - with John and another couple - partly for business and partly for work. I am a little worried about diet while away ...