Day 8

New Paleo book due to be delivered at the weekend – bit excited šŸ™‚ Also got a batch of biltong arriving so that’ll be nice. Having looked over the last week I’m making a few adjustments.

Things to do this week:

  • Keep track of the amount of tea I’m drinking instead of the coffees. Have some nice ‘loose-leaf’ fruit infusions to drink at home, but it’s not ideal for taking to work. Will pick up the bagged version from Whittards when I go shopping on Saturday.
  • Schedule to go out for a walk every day after work; that way I’ll be changed into gym gear anyway so no      excuse not to make it a run if I’m feeling good. Worst case scenario I only go for an hour’s walk.
  • Keep up the alcohol avoidance. Hopefully going out for dinner at the weekend, so that’ll be more of a challenge šŸ™‚
  • Get some suitable snacks so  I’m not going hungry, or having to eat ‘bad’ stuff. In theory I shouldn’t  need to snack if I eat enough at meals, but until I get that balance I need something to keep me going.

Planned ahead today, packing carrot sticks and guacamole as mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks to keep me going, and filled a big water bottle so no excuses for a cuppa. Apart from my morning wake-up tea (which doesn’t count as it’s bought to me while I’m asleep and is required for me to complete basic functions) had just 1 cup of tea, but only after downing 2 litres of water.

Had a MASSIVE salad for lunch (thanks B!). A square of nice choccy would have been good, but that’s just me being greedy. Was fit to burst after all that.

Dinner is a pork and veg stir-fry; basically using up all the veg in the larder before next batch arrives tomorrow morning. Decided to treat myself to half a small glass of wine. Meh. Had a little blue cheese on pear slices to finish. Yum.

No more than 1 latte a day =  Achieved (espresso machine at work broken)

Go out for a run 3 times a week = 0

Limit alcohol to 7 units a week  = 0.75 units total