I also tried to eat a lot more "vegetarian" meals (I class this as not eating meat but can eat dairy including eggs and also fish!) and I accomplished this by only having chicken once (lemon chicken with wholemeal pasta) and a little bit of fat free bacon in a green vegetable stir fry one lunch time. Every other meal was "vegetarian" :) I made carrot soup which lasted for two days - had tomato sauce with pasta, baked potatoes with cheese (50% reduced fat) and baked beans - two tuna salads and a mushroom and tomato omelette. I also ate fat free yogurts, plenty of fruit and ate Special K for breakfast. But then I did have snacks of the walnuts and raisins three days as well.
I am certainly getting fitter though - I can exercise at a much higher rate - this has been noticed at my keep fit group as well as we set a new record pace on our walk - 35 minutes to complete what used to take us an hour so some things are certainly going in the right direction :)
This coming week, I have decided to try out a natural diet pill that contains bladderwrack as well as drink more water. I really do want something to show for what I am "going without" and the better choices I am making and once again knowing that I will be posting an update next week keeps me from giving up - so thank you to the following for their linky posts :)
Kate at The Striking Mum is asking where are inspiration to lose weight comes from?
I think my answer to that is from within mainly- you need to want to change and to succeed - but also from being accountable to others as with joining in the linkies and talking about what has happened this week!
Where Cheryl correctly points out that life has plenty to celebrate and it's not always to do with losing weight!!
Let me know how you are getting on with getting healthier and any tips or things you might know about what I'm eating that might be a problem I'd be grateful if you'd let me know!!