Tuesday, 17 June 2008

Stella Does Dieting...

...again...

I'm putting this here because keeping it to myself isn't helping and I keep cheating...

I have put on between 3 and 4lbs over the last few week while studying, but I'm determined to shift it quickly and get it back down!

I'm loosely following Rosemary Conley's GI Hip and Thigh book which I was previously following properly and losing 1-3lbs a week with no exercise other than my daily walk to/from the bus, around 45mins a day walking quite fast.

I'm quite boring with breakfast and lunch - porridge and soup during the week and cereal and sandwiches at the weekend.Dinners are either recipes from the Rosemary Conley book, Cook Yourself Thin website and Weight Watchers and other random ones from the freebie magazines in supermarkets (which I have become additced to making sure I get them all and tear out all the interesting recipes and put them into and embarrassingly well organised folder)

I try to eat fresh, free range and organic where possible but am finding it rather expensive and I can never seem to use up all the vegetables before they go off so I need to plan rather obsessively (the food in the fridge currently has post-it's attached so I know what I'm having when).

I've just joined the gym, I signed up through PruHealth which means they monitor how often I go and if it's twice or more a week I don't pay any gym membership, just the health insurance. When I am paying for the gym it's about 50% off the normal cost. I need something like this to keep me motivated - I can afford £25 a month but I'd hate to have to pay £50 a month, I'd rather buy shoes.I'm still waiting for the membership to come through, hopefully will be starting next week. At first I'm planning to make the effort to get the two sessions a week, these will hopefully be a monday evening Pilates class and a Saturday morning Body Pump class. Once I'm into it a bit more I'll try to add a tuesday cardio session and see how things go....

I also bought myself a bike which arrived at the start of the month and I haven't been out on it as much as I'd like to but when I do I love every minute of it! I will be cycling to/from the gym (should be interesting after Body Pump on Saturday having to cycle uphill) I'm also planning on cycling to/from work some of the time - just need to figure out the best route as the main roads really aren't safe to cycle on here during rush hour.

Oh and I'll be using Wii Fit and Wii Sports too, plus a bit of Mario Kart (which really kills my arms)

I was around a size 10-14 depending on shops and wether it's trousers or a skirt but I'm now more at the 12-14 end. The size doesnt bother me so much, it's really the lumps and bumps I want to sort out. I'm also scarily unfit and that needs to get sorted, I live on the second floor and the stairs leave my tired and breathless!
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