The dreaded January is upon us and as you read this nearly over with, which is a nice relief to say. Unlike many January has been quite a pleasant month for myself. I know the first month of the year can be a struggle for some with money worries, returning back to work after the holidays and NY's resolutions to start. Apart from my bank balance not being at its healthiest after the Christmas period I've had a good January. I've mostly been working trying to recover some of those funds, I had my mums birthday towards the beginning of the month, Paul passed his theory test (3rd time lucky) and I lost a whopping 14lbs in weight yes that's right 1 whole stone.
As I write this I think it was easy to achieve this loss in weight but believe me when I say it was a struggle. I wouldn't say it was hard but it was difficult especially when I'd take in to no consideration what so ever what I was putting in to my body. My diet really just consisted of McDonald's, various takeaways and chicken Kiev's which my mum is sick of me mentioning.
I haven't really been following a specific diet as such it has mainly been about eating healthy and "cutting out the crap" so to speak. I started using the MyFitnessPal app on my I-Phone which is great as a tool to monitor your calorie intake as well as sugars, protein, fats etc. I haven't really been sticking to logging my food as it became a bit annoying/ time consuming to do, but that didn't mean I stopped myself being healthy, plus I felt guilty even if I went 1 calorie over my daily allowance which I feel like my life shouldn't be about calorie counting every single day.
This is a short round up for the first month of my diet although I hope next month to come back to you with further progress and pictures of the meals and snacks I've been eating. I have also joined the ...