Free Skinny Me 2012 – Week 7


Well, this week has been a disaster.  Okay, perhaps not quite a life or death situation but it hasn’t really been a good week for me diet-wise.

I’ve managed to half stick to the diet this week.  It’s not as if I’ve over-gorged a huge amount but I’ve definitely snacked more than I should have and reverted back to sandwiches and toast for a couple of the days.  Bread, I’ve discovered, sets me back quite a bit.  It makes me feel heavy and bloated but we’ve had an eventful couple of weeks here and toast is easy to make and grab, so I made it and grabbed it a little more than I perhaps should have.

I am sitting here typing away at this diet update and whilst I’m doing so I’m snacking away on some crisps.  The irony is not lost on me – but tomorrow is another day and I have a fridge full of fruit, vegetables and yoghurt to hopefully help me get back into things.  I really ought not to wait until these foods have run out before I order the next shop.  When they are no longer there for me to eat I have to eat the things I have and this signals another slide back even when I’ve been doing so well.

Exercise-wise, things haven’t been good at all this week – due to the aforementioned events which have recently occurred.  The cross-trainer has been inaccessible, blocked off by a whole heap of stuff piled in front of it.  We need to find a home for the upright piano which was resident in the playroom – there just isn’t the room for it any more and we’re clearing out stuff we don’t use.  I want to keep hold of the cross-trainer though and I’m getting increasingly annoyed with myself for not getting on there, despite the fact that it’s been nigh on impossible to do.  I am hoping that this week I can make a path to get to it and can get back into things.

I think I just need a bit of encouragement or perhaps just a kick up the behind to get back into things.  I must get back into the saddle.  It’s only a cycle of self-loathing I get back into when I don’t, and I feel so much more positive and better about myself when I’m at least trying.  You’d think I’d have learnt by now.

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Free Skinny Me – onwards and inwards is the cry!

One thought on “Free Skinny Me 2012 – Week 7

  1. OK, here is a *KICK* and a “stop finding reasons NOT to exercise or eat healthily”. And also a hug, because it sounds like you’ve had a grotty couple of weeks. Sometimes life really does just get in the way.

    Start small. Do 10 minutes on the cross trainer. You can find 10 minutes. Swap out your toast for cereal and yoghurt. Or eat a high fibre/ grainy bread. Add in an extra serving of fruit or veges to your day.

    Don’t beat yourself up, don’t make excuses. At the end of the day, you do what you can do! And most people aren’t trying to exercise and eat healthily with 9 children in the house!

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