Another great day yesterday. 1945 calories (spot on target) and felt good all day. A little bit of hunger, but nothing too intense. I got up early and went for my walk this morning. It was a great walk actually. The cool change came in over night and took the blinding heat and the humidity with it. This morning was just beautiful being out on the street. I also took a peek at the scales (I tend to weigh every 2-3 days) and am happy with the weeks progress so far.
Over the Xmas break I started planning for OFB. I put aside a day and did a big cook up so I have enough lunches for 3-4 weeks. I made spinach pie (absolutely to die for), a zucchini loaf (trying for the first time today) and a pasta bake. One of those with a small salad, a hard boiled egg and a meat-free patty (I pre-cooked a whole heap and froze them) and my lunches are done for the month. It is already making it easier than I have experienced before. I used to eat very little for lunch and spend the rest of the day starving (or bingeing) so this is working well for me.
One thing that is probably important to know is that I am pescatarian (life a vegetarian but I occasionally eat seafood). I was vegetarian for over 2 years but in the last couple of months have started having the occasional seafood meal. I can only tolerate small amounts of it (I stopped eating meat as it is the main aggravator of my IBS), but I am really enjoying the extra element in my diet.
I am also thinking of joining a gym again. I will be honest, I don’t like them. But I have absolutely no upper body strength and need to do some weights (upper body strength makes cycling easier believe it or not). Plus it takes the weather out of the equation. We have just had several days of 39+ heat and a gym will definitely make exercising in that easier. Plus they have classes, and Yoga and things, which I am interested in. I am looking at Goodlife. They have 2 gyms convenient to me (one close to work and one close to home). We will see though.