Wow this has felt like a long week in the world of Liz. January is over (finally) and I have made the decision to forget that it ever happened because really it’s a month designed to be longer, darker, and colder than all the others, whilst simultaneously being the month that tests whether you can survive being poor. I think I have succeeded, it’s definitely been one of the harder months since I got a full time job and lived in my own place. That’s growth, right?
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This week has been full of little irritations and realisations. I am getting increasingly annoyed by my inactivity, something I am going to remedy over the next few weeks (I think that this year I am going to do Lent in reverse – instead of giving something up I am going to add something fitness related in?! We’ll see, but keep your eyes peeled!) I just feel a bit bleurgh, and the problem with this for me is that this makes me want to eat. I have succumbed to it this week a couple of times, which I am sure is reflected in my lack of weight loss this week, so I need to start being active again.
My foot has also been plaguing me again, and if I am honest it is worse than ever. Plantar fascitis is not the worst thing ever, but it is a constant annoyance that stops me doing things (even if the stoppage is largely in my mind). I realised this week that I have a habit (especially at work) of sitting with my left foot – which is my bad foot – tucked under my right thigh. I do this all the time, and regularly find my foot is slightly dead, or pins and needles-y, and although I have no proof they’re related I am trying to stop sitting like this. (As I type this, I am in fact sitting cross legged on the sofa. I need to stop.)
I think I am getting a better balance of eating at the same time. Having cereal in work has allowed me to have a more regular breakfast routine on my early shifts, and making sure I have a ready supply of soup has also saved on buying and eating unhealthy foods (good for the body and the wallet). I am also starting to look for slow cooker and crock pot recipes. Last week I made beef and chorizo chilli (loosely based on Nigella’s recipe) and my Mum made a really good scouse that has made me want to learn how to make it properly. I’m going to look at curry and Moroccan recipes this week. I love spicy food, but at the moment we only seem to get that in Mexican, so if I could vary the list of recipes we make I think that would be good.
WEIGHT: This week: +1lb Total: -21lb
EXERCISE: 0 Sessions
RECIPE/FOOD/SNACK of the week: Moroccan Spiced chickpeas
HINTS/TIPS of the week: January is over, it’s all upwards from here
Right, we’re into a new month, lots of people diet over Lent, and hopefully some of the less keen gym bunnies will leave and free up some of the machines. C’mon Liz!