When undertaking any challenge you need to: Keep It Simple. Hi and the good news is that I slept well. Perhaps because I ate at 6pm not 8.30 pm -9pm.
All of my summer bad habits which I really enjoyed are in the past now. I could really rattle off about how cross I get at myself having to do this diet, regime, work but that sets the wrong Intention. It does not bode well for success. A quick buggar it will have to do.
Setting Intention is good, very good. Starting with positive intent will definitely help. Starting with resistance is just a few steps before failure.
So what might be the bad news? Well none really, only the writing up of my blog late on in the day. I’d have preferred to do my blogging in the morning.
Potential excuses could have been: This morning I tidied up the washing and placed all clean bedding back in the Guest rooms, tidied the Front Room where we slept during Goodwood; we left for France immediately after Goodwood Revival. My Trusted House Sitter took it upon herself to clean our house when we were away. Now don’t get me wrong- it is clean and tidy but some things have been neglected. Anyway I’m getting regular surprises when I find the lovely extra little jobs she has done e.g.that the kettle is polished- you know- things like that.
Today I was able to take my lovely little granddaughter Ava out of Nursery and we had her for a large part of the day. Delightful, such a good little girl. Just had her first birthday. This photograph was taken when my daughter Rachel was over from Australia for a month; Grandma, Auntie Rachel and Ava.
Here’s a short audio reinforcing some points for my new Autumn Healthier Eating/Living Regime. Have a listen.
Audio for Day 2 Ready for healthier eating
So what happened and what did I eat on Day 2.
I mentioned yesterday that I intend using Joe Wicks The Body Coach for guidance.The result of having a busy Day 2.
I ate some copycat meals.
Breakfast: a little porage Oats, raspberries and a little natural yogurt. The portion is considerably smaller than it was last week! A boiled egg and tiny peice of toast.
Treat: Chantenay Carrots – 3
Lunch: 8 large prawns, lettuce, strawberries, guacamole, onion, cucumber and tomato; plus a small lump of lovely brown loaf.
Treat: Excuse- a bit rushed with baby duty so had a cracker and nibble of my greatest weakness, a nibble of cheese. I do not think any of that is a hanging offence and I did cycle earlier to the Golf Club and the local shop which means I cycled hard up Redhill Road. (take care with Justifying actions)
Dinner: Half of a big Sirloin steak with Danish Blue cheese, mushrooms, 2 or 3 bits of roasted sweet potato and Snow Green Peas.
I had Sparkling Water and a slice of lemon both evenings too which I forgot to say yesterday.
What I’ve noticed
I do have to say I now eat as if it’s a grand occasion. I eat slowly. I don’t keep getting up and down from the table and screwing up my digestion. I eat slower and don’t wish to be disturbed whilst eating. Many of you may be aghast that I give the impression of getting up and down whilst having a meal but frequently we are extremely guilty of that. Silly us. (Be careful with Self-criticism. When you find yourself doing it- Stop!)
Tip to Self and others: Now start to chill. Enjoy your food properly. Try to keep good and normal habits.
Question: Do you think you can eat your last meal of the day, your evening meal, a little earlier?
I think it’s suggested that digestion and sleep patterns are improved if you eat your last meal around 6pm – 6.30pm.
At the moment Herb often goes out cycling around 6pm. In the summer I would join him afterwards and have a wine and we would eat late. His food now goes into the microwave to be reheated if he does not wish to eat with me. I think that’s fair BUT welcome comments- would love to know what you think (believe) to be right and just.
I know that I eat far too late in the summer.
Tonight for example I ate at 6.30. My husband will not even start his meal till after 8pm.
Now tomorrow will be a little testing as I will be eating at the Golf Club. A sensible choice is required. All part of the exercise. Will I manage to go past the HalfWay House if I am starving? (If I plan I should not be starving so it will be down to self-control).We’ll see.
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