Well, I spent the weekend away and between that and a dirty great greasy chicken and chips on our anniversary* my diet was, as predicted, thrown a little. Most of it was perfectly healthy other than the takeaway, but the extra carbs were felt a little. It does feel much better to be back on greens and protein.
Annoyingly depression has hit again and is lingering, so weights are out the window, mild yoga is in when the lethargy isn’t awful, work is unnaturally difficult and my appetite is dead. Probably eating around 1000 calories a day on a good day.
So my choices were:
1: Eat junkier foods, feel worse but have some more energy to do exercise.
2: Take it easy, not eat, lose weight in muscle and fat.
3: Add cheese to everything in an attempt to get my calories up.
Option 3 seemed the wisest. So here I am, getting a little bit sick of cheese, trying to vary it with some chevre (which helps a lot) and hoping my appetite comes back soon and it no longer takes me an hour and a half to eat a salad. Energy levels still low, but you can’t have it all I suppose. I have also added more omega oils and some Vitamin B complex to compensate for the fact I’m living off greens, pickles and eggs.
Next week I hope to be back to my usual self, lifting heavy weights, eating less cheese and more meat and enjoying life again.
The tastiest thing I ate all week was definitely that chevre. To die for, even if it is more cheese.
The naughtiest thing all week was definitely the chicken tikka and chips. Swimming in oil, overly salted and delicious.
I have definitely given in to the lethargy a bit, but I’m worried that the only other option is overwork and complete inability to leave the bedroom or possibly even the bed. I’d rather be part functional than non-functional.
Next week will be lifting weights and eating well and trying to get out of this. Wish me luck.
How did you week go, in fitness and diet terms?
TTFN and Happy Hunting!
*Chicken, chips, “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly”, cuddles on the sofa and booze. Don’t go sayin’ romance is dead. :p