As some of you may have guessed from my lack of posts over the last few weeks, I’ve let myself go a bit over Christmas and in general. I’ve been really struggling with finding motivation and constantly giving in to that voice in my head that tells me I can’t do it.
But with a new year comes new hope. I’ve started a 21 day detox to kick start my weight loss for the year and I’ve made it my goal to lose 7 kg in the next 10 weeks. Which will get me just under my pre-Bali weight. Here’s a link if you’re interested in the detox. (You have to buy a book though, which is great and has a shopping list and heaps of recipes.)
I’m going to put something on my bedroom wall to remind me of the date in 10 weeks. I’m going to search for motivation in every little place that I can because this time I don’t want to fail. Failing would be harder than succeeding.
I decided to try a pure protein weekend. I’ve heard a lot about the weight loss kick start and wanted to see for myself if it works. If you’re unfamiliar with the idea of it, basically all you can eat for two days is protein foods which include egg whites, lean meat and fish and protein shakes made with water; that’s about it. Meal sizes are meant to be about 100g for women and about 50g for snacks.
It’s been easy to stick to, in the way that the rules are so clear but it’s also been difficult. I’ve experienced dizziness and deflated energy levels but I’ve also hurt my back, so I’m not needing energy to go to the gym. If I was going to the gym these last couple of days I don’t think it would be worth it.
I’ve basically been eating only chicken, tuna, egg whites and protein shakes but here’s a recipe that made dinner last night slightly less boring.
I can not wait until tomorrow morning to weigh myself and see if this actually made any difference! Although I still strongly believe the number on the scales is an inaccurate (and sometimes depressing) way to track your progress.
4 egg whites
1 x 95g can of tuna in spring water
Preheat oven to 175oC
Using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until bubbly
Drain tuna and add to egg whites
Add mixed herbs and gently mix in
Poor mixture into mini pie tins or any other suitable tin (You could make even smaller ones with a cupcake tray)
Bake until cooked all through
TIP: To check if they’re cooked shake the tin and see if any uncooked egg white breaks through the top