As discussed with raspberryrose, we are creating this thread for those who would like the decision as to whether or not they count their calories rigidly, and also want to be able to post exercise. Each thread has its benefits as people have different approaches, so now there is a thread for both and you can chose which one suits you.
However there are still rules for posting here-
1. You must be maintaining a healthy bmi to post here.
2. No pro-ana meal plans or posts.
3. No personal attacks or hurtful comments about others and/or their meal plans.
4. No obvious over-exercising or under-eating
Remember, maintaince is a long term goal, so you mustn't feel the need to always restrict yourself, it's about learning to get a good balance. Treats are good!
So, we are looking forward to lots of great maintenance plans so we can all be inspired by each other :D
ciana: I just looked through your pictures, and girl you're so beautiful and cute! I realize I'm risking sounding really creepy with this comment, but I promise I'm not!
So today me and like 10 other people went down by some train tracks and picked up trash. It was so sad to see how much people littered- we found tons of empty cups, plastic bags, candy wrappers, even a pregnancy test box O.o So anyways, happy earth day everyone, and keep the earth nice and clean!
Ok enough ranting, here are today's eats ;)
B: banana, 2 crescent rolls with olive oil and thyme
Late lunch/dinner? at mom's friend's house:
- large plate of delicious Indian food- rice, some kind of spicy potato and veggies dish (using a lot of oil), some kind of spinach dish, small corn on the cob
- an apple, lots of toffee covered peanuts
S: Large soy latte.... so I ordered a small, but the owner of the cafe is a family friend and he gave me a large for free- he's such a sweetie! Hehe I enjoyed all of it ;)
S: way too many tortilla chips and salsa (these chips are seriously way too addicting!)
right before bed: 2 tbsp maple almond butter
Thank you all for the warm welcome. =) By the way, I'm from New Zealand so I think I'm on the other side of the time zone to you guys so I may seem to be posting at completely odd hours!
Dark_angel: thank you for the advice. I'm slowly starting to try and add a little bit more food each day, or a little extra 'naughty' thing and just seeing how it goes but I always have in the back of my mind, no that's too much!
Peanutbuttercup12: Thank you. =) I don't have an eating disorder as I have never reached an unhealthy weight but I think I may have been starting to get that way..
Lorikeet24: Thank you for your words. I do not have an eating disorder as my weight range is not considered too low. (I'm 5'3 and 118 btw) I do worry that I'm developing some very negative thoughts on food though. I always feel guilty about eating too much or anything 'bad' for you. Yes I do count calories, however some days I'm trying not to. Right now I let myself have 1500-1700.
headz19: Thank you! =) I'm eating 1500-1700 at the moment.
Okay so I guess I'll just give you yesterdays food as it's not even lunch time here yet!
B: 1/3 cup special K berries, 1/3 cup rice bubbles, summerfruits yoghurt, some blueberries and cinnamon all mixed together!
L: A small pita filled with shaved ham, lettuce and cucumber. And a piece of roast pumpkin and roast kumara (A new zealand kind of sweet potato) from last nights dinner
S: Me and the boyfriend went to a farmers market so I shared half a small cupcake with him and had a few samples of preserves and fudge =)
S: I also had an instant oatmeal sachet later on.
D: I had a little bit of chicken and mushroom penne pasta (It was very fatty so didn't want too much), some leftover roast pork from the night before, steamed veges and a piece of garlic bread.
Snack/dessert: I had a quarter mango and two fejoa cut up and mixed with a bit of honey and cinnamon. =)
So what do you think??
Once again.. up at 4am!! And didn't get back to sleep this time. This SUCKS. But life goes on.. still have to turn up to work. At least I have tomorrow off and Wednesdays a public holiday!! Yay! But still want to go to sleep now.. 4 hours left of work and a body balance class before I go to bed.
ciana93- I did alter my MP, just didn't really eat the addition my dietitian put in the last three days. Still increased my calories but not quite good enough though. Put in the extra snack today!! I'm not hungry anymore, not sure if it's because I'm off the med which made me super hungry or just because my appetite is settling down now I'm feeding my body enough.
lowri- fair enough if you've maintained it for a year! I know the feeling that you can't decrease!! With each increase I've had once I've gotten used to it I've felt like I can't decrease again.. so hopefully it's a sign that the ED is getting quieter/less powerful.
peanutbuttercup-I understand not being hungry after a big night out. But your breakfast/lunch doesn't look enough to cover both meal?? Unless you had bigger portions to make up for it :) sorry if I'm being too nosy! Just watching out for you.
hannah- yay for not counting! That is amazing! That is my ultimate goal, to not have to count!
headz- we don't have galaxy chocolate over here.. I don't think anyway. I saw Titanic in 3D.. it was amazing to see on the big screen. I hate 3D though lol.
B: english muffin, jam, pear
MT: 30g almonds and yoghurt sultanas
L: cheese sandwich, apple
AT: cashew and coconut bar
AT2: tuna, crackers
D: chicken, noodles, veg
S: 35g 100's and 1000's freddo frog
Lowri- Yeah I am relieved in a way that I don't know my weight, I had quite a big relapse during my recovery because I didn't have blind weigh ins then so seeing the number on the scale keep going up really upset me and then a "so called" friend who knew I was battling with anorexia said to me "I miss you being skinny your putting on a fair bit of weight", and that combined with seeing my weight go up caused me to relapse, so now my dietitian is strict with me and won't let me see my weight, which I think is for the best now :). I really think you should get rid of the scales you don't need them honestly its just your ED thoughts chirping in there?, have you recently increased your intake?. I've suffered with distorted eating since I was little too and even though I've been eating a healthy amount for a while now it still never feels quite normal yet :/. I agreee everyone on here is so understanding, I just wished I'd have found this site at the start of my recovery, its so encouraging :). I know haaaa, I only planned on eating 1/2 and ended up eating the whole thing, oh well ey it was worth it :P. Your brekie sounds very tasty indeed, oh and I <3 Nandos :D. Alsooo, just gotta say, you are really pretty and your hair is amazing!! :)
Peanutbuttercup- Well ... when I got in I was sick and somehow ended up sleeping on the bathroom floor with a towel over me :S haha. And when I woke up I felt awful but then I had something to eat and it took the edge of my hangover a bit haha. Me tooo, I'm terrible I just carry on drinking once I've had a drop of the stuff, then I get an awful hangover and think "never again am I drinking", then it comes to next weekend and my friends are begging me to come out and I do so its all words! haha. I can relate it is so hard to follow your meal plan when your hungover, but you just need to push it aside and try not to feel disappointed in yourself, just make sure you try extra hard the next day! :)
Hannah- well done for increasing I can imagine that would have been difficult but 110% for the best :), you want to be able to maintain on a nice amount and not feel deprived. I've been seeing my dietitian for 12 months now, I relapsed half way through quite badly so it took me even longer to recover then but I really couldn't ask for a better dietitian she is a true role model, she is quite strict but personally that helps me to keep focused. I'm not entirely sure how long I'll be seeing her for but because I relapsed my case turned to high risk so I don't think it will be any time soon. Although, I think I'll see her less often instead of once every 2 weeks :). Did you get any help through recovery then?. Pizza sounds incredible I love pizza express <3
lorikeet- your food is looking good! :), you've just reminded me that oreos exist :P
Headz- thanks it was very yummy :P. Yeah I had a really good night thanks :D. I eat when I'm hungover too!, unless I really feel like I'm dieing haha. Breakfast looks like a real good hangover cure he he, toast, beans and egg ... peeeerfect!
foreveryoung- Hiya :). Being ill sucks!! glad your feeling better now though and can manage some yummy solids again :D. Your eats looks so yummy!!, sunday roast, lemon cheesecake and carte d'or caramel= whatttt! <3
Darkangel- awww that's sweet thankyouu :). :O How good are you picking up people's rubbish, arrrgh I hate littering there's no need for it when there's lots of bins about. The Indian food sounds nice :) and I know what you mean with the tortilla chips and salsa, when I have diritos I can't stop! ha ha :P
redbekah- breakfast sounds lush! :) ... infact everything you had sounds very balanced, healthy and delicious what more could you ask for :)
princessroo- ahhh I could not get up at 4am! :O. That's good that you altered your MP, just make sure when your hungry you feed your body, you may be right though if you were on medication it could have made you have more of an appetite and now your not taking it, its settled ... you'll just have to see how you go on now :)
breakfast- Blueberry shredded wheats with greek yoghurt, chopped banana, raspberries and strawberries
snack- golden delicious apple
lunch- Jacket potato with baked beans and cheese
snack- homemade berry granola bar, glass of whole milk
dinner- going my nanas house for tea, she's italian so making her famous pasta dish CAN'T WAIT! :D, I never would have had this during my ED because I don't know all the ingredients but now, although it is scary!!, I try to think of it as a challenge :)
snack- cookie dough lava cake, << I do love my nana :P
Darkangel - Thank you :) Haha, never know! Think partly i just need less excuses not to get on with revising!!
Princessroo - Aw thanks :)
Ciana - You really are! Yeah i know what you mean, when anyone says im small im like erm.. not really! Thank you hun! You are gorgeous :) Yeah i had a really good time thanks, hope you did too :)
Lowri - Anytime hun :) ill miss talking to you too!
Lorikeet - You too :) Well if you ever want to chat im just a message away (that goes to anyone btw)
Foreveryoung - Aw thank you :) glad your better now, i wondered where you had gone!
Annabel- Thank you :), glad you had a good time :D. Awwww, are you leaving us!, I don't know you very well obviously, but I'll miss chatting and seeing your super yummy foods ... your taste buds seem to be identical to mine hehe :P. Hopefully some day you may decide to join us again, good luck :) x x
annabel: sorry to see you leave, i liked reading your menus as they were always very balanced and healthy :) good luck, drop back in and say hello every now and again :P
cianna: lol i can completely relate, when i drink i tend to go all out as well :P moderate drinking just doesn't exist, not when you're 18 anwyays :P always have a blast though! until the next morning, and same i have sworn not to do it again but there is a huge party on saturday that i'm excited for ... lol. and i love how when you're recovered (or almost) you can do things that were once so scary, good job at your nana's! it's really satisfying to me to be able to face fears that were once unthinkable.
princessroo: thank you for the concern, don't worry you're not being nosy! and yes, it was essentially my normal breakfast, i just added a little bit to my snack and dessert. didn't quite cover every single thing, but was close-ish! and wasn't titanic amazing?!!? i thought it was completely epic on the big screen, i want to see it once more before it goes out of theatres.
Breakfast (H) - multigrain cheerios with almonds, grapes and raspberry yogurt
Snack (H) - chocolate soymilk
Lunch (H) - turkey bagelwich with lettuce+tomato; steamed green beans; 2 chocolate digestive cookies
Snack (H) - canteloupe
Dinner (H) - beef lasagna; broccoli; chocolate pudding; oat cookie
Snack - cappacino frozen yogurt with granola; dark lindt truffle ball; tea with skim milk
Ciana that is sooo irresponsible of your friend! especially when she KNEW you were struggling. Are you still friends with her? I had one 'friend' that always used to say i looked good when i was like 80something pounds and asking me for tips, and now i'm healthy she comments i have a 'round face' which has ALWAYS been a big deal for me.. i guess they're just dumb ey! I looked through your photo's too, you look great, still so tiny! but you look much happier :) No i know, i sometimes think i will never be 'normal' with food. But as long as we can find a way with coping with it that doesn't rule our lives. Enjoy dinner at your nans! i would loooove an italian reletive to cooke me food, it's my favourite cuisine!
Princessroo i think it is a sign, i've become such a foodie since recovery. I was never really interested in food growing up, probably because of ed, but now i just love it! probably a bit too much hehe.
Foreveryoung hope you feel better <3 and no i can't return them, but i'm determined not to let them drive me crazy. mmm do they do that carte d'or in single pots? i love ice cream..
Headz have you not got a nando's :O i love chicken!!! if you find it scary, they do have the nutritional info on their website, so it's not that bad :P and actually pretty healthy! when i'm hungover i can either stomach NOTHING all day or i just turn into an eating machine.. :P
Lorikeet it's okay, i guess bad days happen to all of us. It's horrible that they create such a downer on the day. I know, i'm just scared of going over my safe weight, although i wouldn't mind a bit more curves too! it's a catch 22! The plan you sent me is going quite good thanks so much for that, the only think i can't get enough of is protein and fat, but i'm finding everything else really easy! Looking at your mp's here is helpful too to see how you distribute it. How are you anyway?
Hannah ohh yes! they were yummy, i've stocked up on jaffa cakes and milky ways to keep me going ;) how are you?
pbcup i know i should of :/ i feel so ashamed that i even bought them to begin with, but i threw away the receipt as soon as i got them. Don't worry about not following your meal plan, totally normal to not want as much food or certain foods when your hungover ;) i'm going out tonight, but i'm not drinking too much since i have a 2000 word essay in by wednesday which i need to do tomorrow!
B: 40g package of bran flakes, 1 cup of milk, 1 whole banana choppe in; american coffee with a splash of milk
S: 2 small plums
L: Sandwich- 2 triangles of laughing cow cheese,2 slices of maple cured ham,cucumber,ketchup on 2 pieces of wholegrain bread; 1 container of rachel's creamy organic peach yoghurt
S: cup of tea; 30g serving of mini oreo's
D: Jacket potato,1/2 cup of beans,30g red leicster cheese,cucumber
S: (Going out) 3 double vodka,vimto+lemonade's; 3 single vodka+diet coke
breakfast: vanilla almond luna bar, an apple
lunch: peanut butter+raspberry jelly sandwich, large carrot and some red pepper, an orange
snack in physics class, hehe we consider it snack time: a toasty peanut butter cracker, 2 twizzlers (long, twisty strawberry candy- do you guys have these in the UK?!)
dinner: large plate of pasta with lots of sauteed veggies (mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, sugar snap peas, peppers- all cooked in olive oil)
snack: 25g bar of chili dark chocolate, later had loads of grapes
before bed: 2 tbsp maple almond butter... it's like I can't sleep without my nut butter :P
Around 2000 total. Why am I starting to count?! Haha I've always hated counting calories, I find it really annoying. But for some reason I've been counting at night lately... weird.
Headz- I don't think you ate and ate at all yesterday :P I wouldn't have figured the calories to be at 2450 either though :P
Forever young- nice to see you back! I'm glad your feeling better! Oooh did you make or buy the apple tart? I love the waitrose apple tarts!
Princessroo- I've not completely succeeded but I'm not counting until the end of the day (if at all) so my food decisions aren't based on a number and rather on what I want at the time ( well that's the aim anyway!)
Ciana- yeah that's exactly what I thought... Why not just go for it! Ah right yeah that's probably for the best then! Yes, my bmi got ridiculously low and I was put in IP for a while, then briefly in a day programme and then outpatients for a short period of time, however I rushed things as I just wanted to be free again ( something which I do regret doing) yeah I hadn't been for ages- only had the ones you cook at home (like my dinner today) and it was amazing- even better than I remembered haha! Wow- cookie dough lava cake sounds amazing!! What exactly is it? Also enjoy your nanas pasta :D
Lowri- I'm fine thank you :) Mmm milky way- good idea I've not had them for a while either *puts on shopping list*
B- small bowl of bran flakes with semi-skimmed milk and a slice of whole meal toast spread with marmalade
S- a pod of mini Jaffa cakes
L- a ham & extra light phillidelphia sandwich on whole meal bread and a berry fruit salad
S- muller blackberry & raspberry fruit corner yogurt. Piece of jarlesberg cheese.
T- pizza express at home la reine pizza with rocket and Parmesan shavings added
S- a large empire biscuit from a bakery and a piece of Easter egg shell
redbekah- hmm.. And how much are you exercising? I deffo think you could maintain on more! I maintain on over 2200 calories!! Should give it a go!
princessroo- aww no way? It's so nice! :O.. Alot of people said it's a must see in 3D! Is cabin in the woods where you are??
ciana93- yea it was most deffo a hangover brekkie :P.. Do you go out much? Loving your lunch btw! :)
annabel- Hun wishing you all the best and hope you come back one day! :) keep on maintaining x
lowri- i no! Sucks :(.. I love chicken! Spicy to! There is one in dublin! I will go there just for a nando's :P how did you get the idea of cucumber with beans?? I never would have thought of it!! And i usually mix foods totally random together!
baybeehannah- haha, thanks but it most deffo was! I count EVERYTHING :( :/ :P.. ohh gosh i LOVE jaffa cakes! I havent had them in ages! I will be purchasing some 2m most deff! :)
B- bowl of cornflakes with butter and a yogurt
L- chicken sandwich on wg bread spread with butter
D- wg rice with peas and fish fingers with a cheese sauce
S- cheese sandwich on wg bread spread with butter and ready salted crisps
cups of coffee
Peanutbuttercup- Hehe glad to know someone can relate ... were just having fun!! :D. Arrrr I love parties you'll have to let me know how it went, bet you'll have a great time though ;D. Thanks, I really enjoyed having dinner and pud at my nanas :)), although I was extremely full afterwards hahaa, Italians love feeding you up haaaa :/
Lowri- No I'm no longer friends with her and all my friends hate her now because she caused me to relapse, not to mention she is just a horrible person. I still see her sometimes when I go out but I try hard to avoid her because part of me is scared of her saying something about my weight again. Really?! that's awful you do not have a round face at all, some people are SO cruel and yes very dumb!!. Thanks I did enjoy it veryyy much, was lovely :)). Did you enjoy your night out last night? :D
baybeehannah- Sounds like you've been through it all! you've done so so well :). I was threatened with IP but that encouraged me even more to get better, the thought of it scared the heck out of me ... what was it like?. Don't regret anything, you got yourself better and that's the important thing, yeah you might not have gone all out like you should, but recovery is extremely scary and your thinking is all off. Try to focus on the now, keep those calories up, enjoy food and enjoy every single day ... like my dad says life's too short!! ;). The cookie dough lava cake was sensational!! haha :P, I don't know the recipe exactly but its a moist chocolate chip cookie/cake, with a melting chocolate middle served warm with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce :)
Headz- I go out near enough every weekend. I've been out non stop for the past 8 weeks now :O haha, think I may give my feet a break this weekend I have so many blisters from heels its untrue! ... we'll see when the time comes hehe ;), do you go out much?. Arrr I love jacket potato, cheese and beans ... heavenly <3.
Breakfast- special K, raspberry and strawberry crunch, sliced banana, raspberries, blueberries and whole milk
Snack- bunch of red grapes
Lunch- wholemeal bagel spread with philadelphia, grilled mushrooms and 2 sliced skinless walls sausages on top
Snack- areo caramel bar, mug of tea
Dinner- Roasted vegetables with bulgar wheat (sweet potato, butternut squash, courgette, carrots, broccoli, portabello mushrooms and red pepper (all roasted in lots of oil)
Bedtime snack- readybrek with lots of golden syrup
cianna- I struggle getting up at 4am too. It's not something I did for fun.. my body's just doing weird things at the moment. I have no hunger cues pretty much at the moment, occassionally I do but most of the time I'm eating pretty regularly so I don't get that hungry.
peanutbuttercup- Titanic was amazing!!I found it hard to sit through though, I'm not good at sitting still for long haha. Glad to hear that you added a bit onto your snack and dessert. As long as you did that!! It's good that you can be flexible like that :)
lowri- I still have way too many "fear foods" to consider myself a foodie but I do love food, or am at least developing more of a love of it. I'd love to stray away from my safe foods, I am trying.
hannah- counting at the end of the day is a good step!! I was there before my relapse and it was really freeing. I think my dietitian wants me to head in the direction of choosing what I feel like vs what my ED says I should calorie wise. Just feels so far away-inspiring to know it can happen!
headz- Haha no I live in Australia!! I think I've seen galaxy chocolate in an american shop here, I must look again for it now you've recommended it!
So tired. Story of my life right now. Really making eating hard. I just don't want to. Plus I had a really challenging session with my dietitian. She's really happy with where I'm at, I maintained but I have lots of challenging things ahead of me still. *sigh* it was such a struggle to get to where I am, that it's hard to imagine pushing ahead.
B: english muffin, jam, pear
MT: skim chai latte
L: 2 vegetarian sushi rolls
AT: skim hot chocolate, apple
D: mushroom and chicken risotto
S: 40g aero bar
Taking a break from work so posting earlier :)
Ciana i had a really good night thanks, not so good today though! do you plan your meals now?
Headz well i can only go to places like nando's while i'm in uni, when i'm home the closest nando's or any chain restraunt for that matter is like an hour away! i didn't mix the cucumber with the beans hehe i just had them on the side, love cucumber.. i go through loads! i know, you do have wierd and interesting combo's! cornflakes butter and yogurt??!! hehe
B: 1 cup of nesquick cereal, 1 cup skim milk; 1 cup of tea with a splash of skim milk
L: Pbj sandwich (2 slices of wholegrain bread, 1 tbsp of peanut butter, 1 tbsp strawberry jam) packet of mini ritz crackers
S: 2 small red plums; 1 container of rachel's creamy organic raspberry yoghurt; 1 cup of tea with a splash of skim milk
S: 2 Jaffa cakes
D: home made cottage pie (120g lean mince beef,onion,diced carrot,gravy granules,potato mash,sweet potato mash,milk+butter) 1/2 cup of green beans
P: ambrosia crumble puds- devon custard with peach compote and crumble
I have literally been sitting down all day doing work, feel a bit guilty :S
princessroo: i'm sorry you're so tired, it's such an awful feeling :( keep pushing through, things will get better, i promise! you've been doing so well and challenging yourself, and once you get through the hard parts it gets really rewarding.
Had an iffy day ... was excited at program because told by my therapist I could graduate in 4-5 weeks (which is exactly what I wanted!), then had a conversation with one of the other counsellors who was very doubtful of my full recovery, flat out told me I should not go back to university far away, that I would relapse. Thanks for the support there :|
Breakfast (H) - raisin toast with peanut butter; banana; raspberry yogurt
Snack (H) - chocolate soymilk
Lunch (H) - ham sub on whole wheat with lettuce; carrots with caesar dressing; 3 PIMs cookies
Snack (H) - strawberry frozen yogurt tube
Dinner - chicken cattitore; caesar salad; garlic bread
Snack - tea with skim milk; dark lindt truffle ball
Snack - cappacino frozen yogurt with homemade granola
*Exercise - 45 minutes swimming laps
Foreveryoung: Glad to hear you’re feeling better :) It’s definitely no fun having to eat when you’re feeling sick. Good job on getting enough though, even if it was partially through supplement drinks.
Redbekah: Okay. Don’t worry, I wasn’t saying you for sure had an eating disorder, just looking out for you :) Although it is good to keep in mind that you can be healthy weight, or even overweight, and still have an eating disorder. It’s not a restrictive diet but actually a mental illness that’s more so about thoughts and behaviors around food and weight rather than how much you actually eat or weigh, which is why I was a bit worried. It’s good to hear that you’re trying not to count calories some days! I definitely know how tough that can be. As for the amount you’re eating, it’s definitely too low. Sounds more like weight loss calories than weight maintenance. I’m almost the same height and age as you I need 2000 calories at the very least (usually more) when completely sedentary. I would definitely try to up your range to more like 2000-2200 calories instead of 1500-1700. You could even need more than that, definitely if you exercise.
Ciana: Thanks :) Haha, I’ve been eating oreos quite a bit lately. My meal plan has a mandatory dessert and we just bought a pack so I’ve been choosing to have those pretty often. Your food looks great too! Especially that pasta and chocolate lava cake. So glad you were able to enjoy it, even if it will be a bit of a challenge :)
Lowri: I definitely know how hard it is to go over your safe weight. I still struggle with that concept myself. In fact, I was just recently talking to my therapist about how I should expect to gain weight eventually with the activity I’m doing from building some muscle. Even though I know I won’t look any bigger, and will probably actually look better, the thought of gaining more weight, even a couple pounds is terrifying. It’s good to remember that your weight is only a number though . Glad the meal plan’s working out for you :) Proteins always the hardest thing for me to get in too. If you’re struggling with fats I always find peanut butter (or other nut butters work really well), especially since they’re tasty enough to eat straight off a spoon and get the exchange in quick and easy. Yea, the meal plan I was given actually had the exchanges distributed over meals. I can always send that to you too if you’d find that helpful. Just let me know. I’m doing alright. Struggling a bit in general since it’s the end of the semester and I have tons of essays, tests, and assignments piled up right around the corner, which causes stress and makes it harder to resist disordered thoughts and behaviors. But still trying to make sure I eat enough and maintain the progress I’ve made which seems to be going fine overall.
Baybeehannah: Listening to hunger cues sounds like a much better plan than worrying about calories any way :) Up until a month ago, I actually hadn’t had oreos for years either. Glad I get to enjoy them now, without all that eating disorder guilt :) You should go get some too if they sound good ;)
Princessroo: I can definitely sympathize with what you’re going through. It’s like no matter what, there’s always more progress to be made. My therapist recently told me, although I’m doing great, there’s still a while to go and that I’m actually in one of the most difficult parts of recovery :/ The challenges will definitely be worth it though, and you’re doing wonderful. Keep staying strong and pushing ahead :)
PbCup: Sorry you’re feeling bummed out about what that counselor said :( Although it’s good to hear that your therapist said you can graduate in 4-5 weeks! :) That’s wonderful. And it should give you even more motivation to prove that one counselor wrong ;)
B: Multigrain cheerios, skim milk, apple, peanut butter
L: Chicken sandwich (2 slices whole wheat bread, chicken breast slices, garlic and herb cheese spread, tomato), baby carrots
S: Dried mango & papaya
S: Hot chocolate (skim milk, cocoa powder, stevia) with squirt of light whip cream
D: Southwest grilled chicken salad
S: Mini milky way, small chocolate dove egg, reeses pieces, Cadbury mini eggs (aka, Easter candy)
S: Light yogurt, granola, cocoa roasted almonds
Exercise- 45 min yoga
B: Bowl of chocolate cheerios, banana, skim milk, dark chocolate almond butter
L: (on the go) Chocolate chip clif bar, dried mango and papaya, can of v8 juice
S: Fat free greek yogurt, special k red berries cereal, peanut butter
S: Applesauce + handfuls of special k chocolate cereal
D: Grilled chicken breast, quinoa, peas + cocoa roasted almonds right after
S: 4 oreos, glass of skim milk
S: Light yogurt, granola, white chocolate peanut butter
Exercise- 2 mile run, 20 min yoga
B: 1 weetabix with some oatmilk, berries, 40g Greek yoghurt
coffee with soymilk
S: 250ml soy-ricemilk
L: 2 slices ryebread with philadelphia, turkey ham, 2 cocktail tomatos
4 small avocado/salmon maki - haha my mum convinced me;)
S: banana, cappuchino with soymilk
D: <2 scrambled eggs with wild garlic, 2 slices ryebread, some philadelphia, turkey ham
breakfast: small bowl of special k (cinnamon pecan) cereal with almond milk, an apple
lunch: sandwich made with hummus, cucumber, and green pepper. about 1.5 cups of grapes
snack: 2 strawberry twizzler twists, a blueberry luna bar
dinner: mug of lentil soup, a large corn on the cob
snack: frozen banana blended with 3 tbsp. peanut butter and lots of dark chocolate chips
late night snack: 1.5 ounce packet of trail mix
Oh my goodness I've been so addicted to gum lately! And tea!! I don't know why I never list them. But gum is just sugar and I drink my teas black, so they don't count :P
Ciana- IP was horrible, yet it saved my life, I wouldn't have changed on my own I don't think :S so huge well done on doing it yourself! Wow, your message to me helped so much- I love your dads outlook- its so true so thank you very much!! Oh my goodness wow! That cake sounds absolutely delicious- I'm very jealous :P
Princessroo- yeah, I'm doing well with it so far. Hopefully soon I won't feel the need to add it up at the end of the day either ;) I'm sure you'll get there too- with hard work and perseverance it can be done!
Lowri- you shouldn't feel guilty :P thats exactly what I do pretty much every day haha!
B- small bowl of bran flakes with semi-skimmed milk and a slice of whole meal toast spread with marmalade
S- a berry fruit salad
L- smoked salmon & extra light philidelphia on a plain bagel and an aero chocolate mousse
S- a tunnocks chocolate teacake
T- 2 large haddock fillets baked with loads of chunky tomato & vegetable ratatouille and topped with lots of parmesan shavings
S- a small piece of Easter egg shell and 3 garibaldi biscuits