Wednesday, 29 June 2016

What I ate Wednesday: Changing Lifestyles | Victoria Lucy

What I Ate Wednesday 

Out with the old and in with new. A new lifestyle that is! As cliche as it may sound, you really only live once and what you put into your body consequently shapes it. I can quite honestly say, that I have become down about my body and no longer have the confidence to dress is as I would like, constantly covering my arms with long sleeved tops, with high waisted jeans to keep my tummy tucked in. I envy those around me who wear all the latest styles, while I remain feeling more than a little frumpy. 


It's time I stopped feeling sorry for myself, it's only me who can change me, so time to get on the health band wagon all the way to fit and healthy land.  Feeling sorry for yourself does not get you fit and I can truly say I have years experience with this tactic (unfortunately). So, as of two weeks ago I changed my diet, increased the amount of water and fruit in my diet and started completing light exercise (which will progress when I get fitter).  So here it it my what I ate Wednesday featuring a healthier lifestyle. 

Breakfast 9am:  

Berry Banana Smoothie

Weight Watchers Orange Biscuit Bar

Lunch 12pm

Fish Finger Bagel
Skinny white bagel (great alternative to brown bread), 3 Fish Fingers, Lighter than light mayonnaise and Lettuce


Small Bowl of Fruit and Yogurt and a Cheese String (which is very low in calories and high in protein!)

Dinner 7:15pm

Chicken, sage and onion Cobbler with Mashed Potato

with carrots, onions, leeks, barley, chicken and sage and onion dumplings
Drinks through out the day: Coffee, Tea and Water (only)

Exercise:  1 Hour Dog Walk on a Bike Trail

There you have it, a day in the life of my healthy lifestyle progress. I hope like myself, you can see a considerable change in my diet from my last post, which you can read HERE (because I certainly can). I also hope this can encourage, even just one person to get out there and just make one healthy change to your life. You could chose from, waking up earlier to exercising for 20 minutes or even just switching one of your meals out for healthier option because every little helps (Sorry for sounding like a cheesy Tesco slogan).


Monday, 20 June 2016

What I ate Wednesday: Before the Health Kick | Victoria Lucy

What I ate Wednesday 

Food is my haven. Every scrumptious crumb, every luscious bite, food is the one thing I look forward to each and every day no matter what happens. From sweet and sour chicken to spaghetti carbonara my diet has been dosed with high fats, sugars and salt from breakfast to supper. With each unhealthy choice my body has increased in size (To my dismay). Over the years my dress size has multiplied to a place and time of the present day, where I can honestly say I am no longer happy with the way my body looks.  This bringing me to the point of this post; a what I ate Wednesday before I decided to change my lifestyle.   

Within this post you can see my diet of what I ate prior to making better lifestyle decisions, showing a lifestyle sans exercise, keeping me stuck in a unhealthy rut. 

(Disclaimer: These food are not all from the same day, however they remain examples of what I ate on a day in and out basis and at the following times)

Breakfast 10AM: 
Full English with White Bread and Butter and Orange Juice

Lunch 12PM:
Jacket potato (Buttered) with beans and full fat cheese. With a salad I didn't eat and Cadburys Milkshake with cream.

Dinner 7PM:
Five Guys - Cheese burger, small fries and Fanta

Extras (After dinner):
A couple of biscuits before bed 

It's clear to see my dietary habits were as far away from healthy as the possibly could be. A high intake of sugary chocolates ruled my day playing towards my undeniable sweet tooth, it clear to see my diet was poor. While I have to admit I haven't gone as far as 'clean eating' and I'm no health expert but I would argue my eating habits are a lot healthier, which you can see in next weeks what I ate Wednesday!


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