I think it's clear that the diet isn't going terribly well. If you glance at the weigh-in page (link here) you'll see that since the weigh-ins started, I've actually put on a grand total of 6lbs. It's safe to say, I'm being a bit rubbish. My fellow dieters, however, are doing brilliantly.
This week has been rubbish - I've been in bed for days being a bit pathetic and ill and have had absolutely no energy to cook, so I've survived on toast, eggs and pasta. I can't remember the last time I ate a vegetable. Actually, I LIE. It was last night, I ate a whole bag of sugar snap peas, but you get my point.
So I've been thinking about what the hell I'm going to do about it. I've pondered trying radical diets, such as the Dukan which the lovely @1mgoldstars very helpfully described to me. After pondering, I don't think I could eat that much meat and the absolute prohibition on drinking would be a problem...and realistically, I need a diet that I can deviate from occasionally which Dukan/Atkins type diets simply don't permit.
I've decided to go simple. Plan of action is this: breakfast will be a bowl of cereal. Lunch will be a homemade sandwich and I will Just Get On With It even if it's crap. I will also bring in some fruit or carrot sticks or something. Dinner will just be something on the diet plate. It's not rocket science, is it? Effectively all I need to do is reduce calorie intake and significantly reduce the quantity that I'm eating. No more delicious pasta from the little Italian man for lunch. No more big fat baguettes filled with prosciutto. No more crisps. No more chocolate croissants, although the skinny latte is staying.
I think that part of the problem is that I'm trying to be over-ambitious in terms of actually cooking things. Don't get me wrong - I CAN cook and I enjoy cooking, but only if it's for someone else. I just don't have the motivation to get home from work and spend an hour or so in the kitchen, whipping up something for myself. I just have no interest in it, I can't be bothered and I really don't enjoy it. So I need to accept this limitation and figure out easy but diet friendly things that I cook that aren't the terminally dull "chicken breast and steamed vegetables". Suggestions would be very welcome. VERY welcome.
I'm also quite poor at the moment so am trying to be more sensible with my spending as I'm trying to get myself out of debt (roll on 5 years time...) This means that I can't just buy myself the things that my heart desires. And currently my heart desires this...it ACHES for this...
miss_jordi for the picture)
This is a Tom Ford lipstick. It's £36. FOR SHIZ! That's an INSANE amount of money. But OMG, it's a beautiful thing. And I want it sooooooooooooooooooooooo badly. I can't buy it, I don't deserve it yet. But I've decided after I've lost a stone, I will. So, when I get down to "normal + 3st", Indian Rose will be mine. OH YES IT WILL. And then I will choose myself another present that I will deserve at "normal + 2st". I have no idea whether the incentives will work, but it's worth a shot. And I might get a beautiful lipstick out of it.