Hello again my little leprechauns,
The picture above is not from today, it was 3 years ago (and 20 kilos lighter) but I didn't dress up today as I had to go to work and these kind of things are not appreciated...
I just wanted to let you know I had the exact dates of my first 2 fills. The first one is on tuesday 13th April and the second one on wednesday 21st April. It feels very far away but at the same time I still don't feel ready to have one right now as I still haven't started eating solid food.
I have been given an eating plan to follow that I will share with you as it might be useful for some of you.
Green Zone: most meals if not all of them
1-2 eggs with mushrooms/tinned tomatoes
cereal bowl size of chopped fruit with low fat yoghurt
4 tablespoons of porridge made with semi skimmed milk
homemade smoothie with fruit, milk, yoghurt
3-4 melba toast with low sugar jam, marmelade, soft cheese
grilled/baked or raw (sushi style) fish including prawns, tuna in brine, trout, mackeral, sardines and salad
chicken breast fillet diced into a vegetable salad/stirfry
3-4 wholemeat crispbreads/oatcakes with wafer thin ham or turkey and/or low fat cheese
1-2 egges with ham/cheese or salad
skinless baked/roasted or grilled chicken/turkey with a generous serving of steamed//stir fried vegetables/salad
grilled/baked/poached fish steak/fillet with steamed/roasted vegetables or salad and 2 baby potatoes if required
2 egg omelet filled with mixed vegetables or cheese/ham
ready meal (less than 350 cals) containing no rice/pasta
Snacks (maximum 2 times/day if you are peckish)
vegetable sticks and/or 3 tablespoons of cottage cheese/houmous
small low fat yoghurt/fromage frais/custard/low sugar jelly
low fat hot chocolate or bovril
Orange zone :not more than a meal a day from this section
small cereal bowl size of low sugar cereal with semi skimmed milk
2-3 tablespoons of muesli/granola with a low fat dairy product (milk/yoghurt) from the green section
3 tablespoons of beans on one medium of wholemeal toast
one medium slice of wholemeal toast with one egg (not fried)
3 tablespoons of beans on one medium slice of wholemeal toast
half a jacket potato with any protein filling from green zone
3 tablespoons of wholemeal couscous served with protein from green zone
a small pita filled with meat/fish or 1 egg from green section
dinner options: to be served with steamed vegs or salad
casserole, stewed or minced lamb, pork or beef (lean cuts) with 1-2 egg sized potatoes
dishes based on peas beans and lentils approx 6 tablespoons per serving
6 tablespoons of cottage/shepherds/fish pie
3 tablespoons of wholemeal couscous with diced chicken or pork
snacks (only have these 3-4 times a week)
2 rich tea biscuits or 2 jacobs crackers
walkers quavers or french fries , thai bites, snack a jacks
chocolate mousse/custard/ice cream ( 5 dessert spoons)
bananas & avocados
cereal bars less than 100 calories
I was told I should try and eat only in the green zone as much as I can and limit myself to 3 meals a week in the orange zone.
I need to follow that to loose as much weight as possible before the wedding and I am determined to do that well.
If you have any questions or want more details don't hesitate to ask. Right time for me to go to the shower and go to bed or I won't get up in the morning.