Friday, May 8, 2009

Getting Fruity

A better week this week but not amazing. I have gone down by 1lb. So I am now 13 stone 4lbs.

I am definitely going to step it up with the exercise. I walked to work on Thursday which is about 4½ miles and I intend to do that every Monday and Thursday. Plus walking with my friend and her dog at least three times a week.

I have also increased the amount of fruit and veg me and my family eat in the vain attempt to get it up to the 5 a day that it should be. I thought that seeing as it is the World Cancer Research Fund’s Fruity Friday at the end of next week and National Vegetarian Week from 18-24th May I should give it a go. Weight Loss Resources are also launching a fruity challenge next week to encourage people to get fruity and veg it up.

I did do well at the weekend though. My family and I went to a barbeque at a friend’s house and, instead of taking a load of cakes and sweet things with us I bought strawberries, grapes, kiwi fruits, raspberries and pineapple for a lovely fruit salad. My friend had pre-empted me though and was already preparing one when we arrived so we had double helpings of fruit!

I am keen to join a gym and start working out but, have to wait until I’m healed after my op. I’m hoping that it won’t be much longer as my friend goes to Body Combat and I quite fancy having a go at that. I do like the idea of being able to increase my calorie quota. As I am losing weight, my allowance is going down and I’m worried that I’ll start finding it too difficult. We’ll see.

Which exercise do you guys find are best for burning calories? What tricks have you got to get more fruit and veg into your diet?

Here’s wishing you all luck for the coming week.

See you Friday,

Trudi x

1 comment:

  1. hey Trudi

    a good week for you then - well done on taking the fruit to the BBQ! I'm going to one on Saturday so may take a leaf out of your book.

    one of my favourite meals is a small amount of pasta with a tomato based sauce cooked with a mountain of veg. peppers, onions, mushrooms. it can all add up, and it's filling and tasty too.

    I am wary of smoothies as they can be quite high in calories as you need such a lot of fruit to make a decent amount! if you're happy with a small one though, then they are great.

    as for exercise - the best way of burning calories for me is running. I love love love it. I'm more of a plodder than a 'runner' but it's still the best form of calorie burning per hour that I've found.

    I have read loads though that working out with weights is good for burning calories AFTER you've finished working out - not proven by me as I take my HRM off as soon as I get changed!

    have a great week x