I am so glad it's day 10 but can't work out if I think it's gone by quickly or whether it feels like I have been kenzaing forever! Really enjoying the food- and the simplicity of it. Somehow I no longer think about food- whereas I used to think about food constantly! Skipping getting better too, I think....although always really happy when they are out of the way! See you tomorrow!
Can we say that? At 9 days....I hope so! Today was a much better day....great brekkie of bagel, scrambled egg, avocado and tomato...felt almost decadent! Then noodles with veggie stir fry- no oil- just water....then brown rice with a kenzai sag aloo and a small piece of fish....now a big bowl of fruit and yoghurt....actually all very yummy! There is a typhoon going on in shanghai today, so worked out to lashing rain and wind- very dramatic! Now is everyone doing? Bring on day 10!
Actually the diets's not been too bad but I'm not surprised that people lose a ton of weight as it's pretty boring and although everyone seems to think they are eating loads, it's a huge reduction for me! Which is exactly why I need it clearly! Been a tough day though, as I am on mat leave but had to have a meeting with my directors about my next move....and it's not great! So I am little wound up/down which would have definitely been a glass of wine in the past but this time is a sparkling water....ho hum! Xx
So....the diets in....and I can see it's going to be a pretty simple shopping list! Eggs, milk, yoghurt, loads of veg, loads of fruit,and some carb items. I am thinking brown rice and quinoa as those might be the most filling. Maybe some soba noodles. So tomorrow I am thinking a spinach omelette on whole wheat bagel for brekkie, then a couscous type salad thing maybe. Then maybe grilled veg on soba noodles. What is everyone else planning? I am on the veggie plan so no protein as yet for me! How are people planning? Is anyone planning the whole week in advance?
It's official- I am my own worst enemy....I met a friend for brunch today and ordered a starter and main course, so I could leave a quarter of each behind....whereas I would just have a main course before. This has got me seriously worried- I think I need therapy!
On a more positive note, the workouts are going well....although with 2 kids on my own at the weekend- one just 3 months today- I am having to do them at the crack of dawn. Never mind....I am enjoying the workouts more than the food parts at the moment....
I am also quite worried about how to be creative with food....anyone else worried about that?
So work out done- not liking those otter kicks! Happy to be in team mode.....slightly worried about next week...eek!
Strangely I am starting to feel that leaving a quarter of my meals, snacks and drinks is hard. It is the hardest aspect of the program so far for me, which just shows what a greedy guts I am! The workouts so far are fine- quick and painless.....and the blogging is quite cathartic and it's nice to be connected. But I can see my problem is always going to be the food! What's it going to be like when the real dieting starts!
Well day 2 is well underway and getting used to leaving a quarter of meals alone. Just done this workout which was fine, and enjoying reading other zirconians blogs! I can't imagine what is going to unfold on this journey, it I'm thinking it's going to be hard!
Done the workout....and can tell that skipping will be a challenge! Have also taken a photo- no idea how to do it hands free- so any hints and tips appreciated! Loving the diet challenge- as it has me thinking....am I going to pretend I eat 25 per cent more so that I get a normal portion? Is this a lesson in itself? Very interesting.....and so so glad I have already learnt something about myself. Should be an interesting week!
I've just signed up.....and excited and scared at the same time? Can I do it? I had a baby 12 weeks ago and desperately need to get rid if the weight that has crept on after 2 babies in 3 years! Looking forward to this journey with you. Can't believe we start tomorrow!