The week that was: review of week 3

2 Jun

I can’t believe that it’s been almost 3 weeks since I started this round of 12WBT. It used to be said that to form a habit takes 21 days. However there seems to be a shift in thinking lately that it takes anywhere between 26 – 66 days depending on the habit you’re either trying to make or break.

However I have noticed that I’m not picking at food between meals, I’m trying to differentiate between head and stomach hunger (ie kicking the emotional eating habit) and most of the time I’m satisfied with less on my plate. It does help that the weekly menus offer up tasty options and for someone who loves variety, this program offers plenty of variety.

Not that I’m anywhere near perfect, no way, not by a long shot. Ask me again in 66 days! ;)

This was how week 3 panned out for me:

Monday – froze on my early morning walk. Note to self: wear more warm clothes! Dealt with a social event with amazing restraint. Diet coke anyone?!

Tuesday – apparently I’m an elite athlete according to a health check I had today! On the serious front, my cholesterol ratio is improving. This has been a long time coming. Had my weekly physio appointment and there has been some teensy improvement – I have been given the go ahead to use a recumbent bike at the gym!

Wednesday – lost 300g! Discovered that lentils and I have an uncomfortable relationship. Underwhelmed with dhal.

Thursday – weights session and 5 mins on the recumbent bike! Amazing how little things like this can make my day! Busy planning next weeks menu and exercise program.

Friday – a hungry day. The grumbling gremlins made their presence felt in the afternoon. Drove me crazy. But I didn’t attack the charity chocolate box (just thought about!)

Saturday – my version of a SSS – swim, pool walking, bike, treadmill and weights. The grumbling gremlins hung around again today. Deployed my secret weapon. I also made and ate an awesome chicken, roasted eggplant and capsicum roll with ricotta & baby spinach for lunch. Did the final 50 push-ups for a total of 300 for the week (two weeks now).

Sunday – rest day. Loved the smoked salmon cases with salad for lunch. Very fancy schmancy!

Week 4 – bring it on!

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Those fancy schmancy smoked salmon & tomato cases with salad

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5 Responses to “The week that was: review of week 3”

  1. energyandEmily 02/06/2013 at 6:36 pm #

    Your smoked salmon cases look divine!! I’m glad that you’ve had a good week and that you are picking up good habits! Best wishes for week 4!!

    • cathyn61 02/06/2013 at 8:38 pm #

      Thanks Emily. Here’s to a great week 4 for both us. My new habits still require some work.

      Sent from my iPad

  2. Black Knight 02/06/2013 at 7:55 pm #

    I like your thought about the difference between head and stomach hunger. Glad you had a good week.
    Now I want also include a little session of weights lifting in my (poor) routine.
    Have a good sunday.

    • cathyn61 02/06/2013 at 8:35 pm #

      Thanks Black Knight. I really enjoy my weights sessions and they can be good for runners. I do weights 2-3 times a week.

      Sent from my iPad

  3. Steve 02/06/2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I eat 7-8 times a day, but it’s not picking, it’s controlled eating with purpose. Mostly small snacks, healthy, fruit or fruit cake, with 3 mail meals as usual. Plenty of water, and never feel hungry. Although on Sat night, I did have to get out of bed at midnight for a milk milo & honey sandwich. Keep going with the good plan.

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