Learning To Be Body Confident & Weekly Meal Plan

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Ok so I still have a lot of weight to lose before I am pre-first pregnancy. I put on over 3 stone in my pregnancy with Little and managed to lose over a stone of it before falling pregnant again! I’m back down to my pre-second pregnancy weight but would still like to shift this last 2 stone. So whilst I am not in love with my body, I’m not horrified when I catch a glimpse in the mirror. I am learning to become body confident and this is just the start!

If you’re a regular reader of my blog you will know I did Slimming World to lose weight after my first pregnancy. Whilst I know it works for me I don’t think its maintainable. It is highly processed and I really struggled come the weekend. I got stuck in a rut and it became a chore so I needed a change!

Food is my biggest love. After my children of course! I find it a sociable thing and I enjoy making and eating food. But the truth is I don’t know much about food other than the slimming world way. So on this journey I hope to create a positive relationship with food, learn about the foods I’m eating and discover and try new foods.

I got my inspiration after reading Lucy’s article in the Daily Express and her story really struck a cord with me. So I have re-downloaded My Fitness Pal and charged up my Fitbit.

I’ve got a long way to go but I will do this!

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My meals for this week are:

Monday – Tuna Pasta Puttanesca

Tuesday – Homemade Spaghetti Meatballs

Wednesday (Today) – Out for my sisters birthday

Thursday – Slow cooker cheesy chicken & rice

Friday – Chicken and chorizo pie

Saturday – I’m going to see Craig David!!

Sunday – Mothers Day so haven’t planned a meal incase I get treated 😉

So yeah I probably haven’t chosen the best week to start my new journey but there is no time like the present. I will just need to up my exercise to make up for all the meals out!

What are your favourite go to low calorie meals and snacks?

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  1. Well done on getting started! I got my head in the game a couple of weeks ago now – have been exercising a fair bit and (on the advice of my DR because of my PCOS) have started a low carb, high protein, dairy free diet. So far i’ve lost 8.5lbs although i don’t think I look any different to be honest! I feel all the better for starting though – good luck 🙂

  2. I’ve been debating whether to start a meal plan… I’m currently on my first ever fitness/exercise regime, but my lunch has been limited to tomato soup and dinner has been sandwiches… Haha.

  3. Good luck with your journey. I’ve started vaguely meal planning as a way to save money and food waste. Its mostly going OK, except we end up chopping and changing our days around a lot!

  4. Good luck with your weight loss, I find my Fitbit is such a good motivator for me, especially when taking part in the weekly goal with friends. Ive slowly started to love my post 2 baby body, I’m just taking it slow with losing weight as I very much love my comfort food still! haha x

  5. Good luck! Have a read of The Goddess Revolution, it’s changed the way I think about food. I now listen to my body more and have discovered that pasta makes me bloat like there’s no tomorrow and I feel rubbish after pizza too. I love oven baked salmon with green beans and sweetcorn for a healthy but yummy dinner x
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  6. I’m behind you every step of the way! And totally get you. In fact, I’m still working on getting to my pre-Connie weight, but happy for it to be a gradual process. One pound and one gym session at a time. I’m so glad my article was helpful for you…you’re so right about SW…good for weight loss, not good for keeping it off once you stop the plan. You need to re-educate yourself re food, calories, cooking, healthy choices. Most people I know who maintain a healthy weight live by the 80/20 rule 80% of the time eat fresh, healthy, from scratch food, 20% of the time eat what you want! I’m with you on the absolute and undeniable love for food. I think once you accept & embrace that then you’re already making really positive steps.
    Lots of love xxx

  7. I’m a huge Weight Watchers fan. Cauliflower rice has been a god send and butternut squash for replacing carbs when I’m trying to have a ‘good’ day. By dabbling with recipes I think you can make most meals calorie friendly and I try not to snack too much through the day x

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