7 steps to a heavenly me

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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kim_leykim_ley Forumite
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Health & Beauty MoneySaving
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7 steps to a heavenly me (or you).

I know I don't drink nearly enough water, eat enough fruit or do enough exercise. I eat too much chocolate and consume too many calories.
:confused:

I'm not going to do the silly diets... I'm going to follow a "healthy diet".
I DON'T HAVE MUCH MONEY (who does) SO MEALS WILL BE AS CHEAP AS POSSIBLE AND EXERCISE WILL BE FREE OR AS GOOD AS!!!
:money:

I will (not aim to) WILL
*drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
*get my 5 a day everyday.
*always have breakfast.
*cut out caffeine, chocolate sweets and fizzy drinks.
*do 30 min exercise everyday.
*sleep more - even if it means going to bed early...
*let you all know what I eat every day, what exercise :rolleyes: ;) I did and if I lost weight... so I can't cheat! :rotfl:

I will save 50p each day I complete all of the above.
At the end I will spend the money I save on :eek: meeeee!
(after all I did the hard work!!!)

I'm going to start writing up meal plans exercise etc tomorrow (today) and if anyone wishes to join me or show support feel free.

SAMPLE EXERCISE:

All in...
No Equipment - 30 Min. In Home Power Workout

QUICKIE
10 minutes in the morning (full body workout)

bust those bingo wings...
8 minute Arms Workout

LET GO OF THOSE LOVE HANDLES
Fitsugar's 4 Minute Love Handle Operation

MANY EXERCISE VIDEOS ON YOUTUBE

SAMPLE BREAKFASTS:

1 WETABIX WITH SKIMMED MILK TOPPED WITH HANDFULL OF RASINS.

1 TOASTED BAGEL WITH PHILLADELPHIA LIGHT AND HALF A GRAPEFRUIT.

FRUIT SMOOTHIE MADE WITH 3 DIFFERENT FRUITS AND A SMALL GLASS OF SKIMMED MILK.

PORRIDGE WITH A DROP OF HONEY AND A BANNANA.

MUSLI WITH SKIMMED MILK AND A HANDFULL OF BERRIES.

SAMPLE LUNCHES:

SALMON SANDWICH
2 slices of wholemeal bread
1 can of salmon (cleaned flaked)
1 large stalk celery, finely chopped
Several slices of cucumber
1 small green onion, finely chopped
1 tsp of light dressing (optional)

TOMATO AND MOZZARELLA SALAD
35g fusilli pasta or penne
1 tbsp pine nuts (or other crushed, flaked nuts)
60g baby plum tomatoes
30g mozzarella cubed or use the little balls of mozzarella
Basil leaves torn roughly
Lightly tossed in a little olive oil (optional)

crunchy raw beetroot salad with feta and pear
Carrot and lentil soup
Quorn pasta
Clear veg soup

MORE COMING SOON
I'm an MSE SLACKER!!!! Slap my bum.

Been a long time but i'm back.
:o
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  • Good luck Kim - Great time to start on the path to a new you - you deserve it. I'm going to be trying all these things too. The only things on your list that I don't do are the caffeine (as I don't drink much coffee and have switched to mostly Rooibos caffeine free tea) and the fizzy drinks which I cannot stand.
    You clearly need to get to bed earlier than you are doing!

    Sparkly
  • Sounds like a perfect idea to me, I hate hearing about all these people on faddy diets, the results never last! A complete lifestyle change is great though and remember, you don't have to completly cut out your sweeties and treats, just eat in moderation, theres no point in completly giving up something you love! You'll only crave it more!

    Sounds like your 2009 will be off to a great start!
  • kim_leykim_ley Forumite
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    For those who wonder why I say I need more sleep yet am awake at 4:12 am... i'm insane! Nah kidding i've got a baby who used to be a gem but has recently taken to night waking!!!!!!!!! I promise i'll get all the sample recipes/meals up later today. If you want to join the "club" let me know if you wish to loose weight and how much you want to save.

    Oh sparkly I have a box of Rooibos if you want them (tick tock) I opened them used one and decided I couldn't drink the stuff if someone paid me!
    I kept offering the to guests but no one took me up... :(
    I don't like throwing food drink etc away so would be happy to send them :D
    I have a whole bunch of stamps I got free so wouldn't cost me either?!
    I'm an MSE SLACKER!!!! Slap my bum.

    Been a long time but i'm back.
    :o
  • Kim,
    Gosh - I would be ever so grateful - Thank you! I will pm you my address.
    I am not doing so well on the healthy lifestyle at the moment - just coming off antibiotice and taste buds have gone bananas - you know - in that "I'm not sure what I want" kind of way that makes you eat anything!

    I am going to try adding good things in rather than focusing on taking bad things out - e.g drinking more water, more fruit...then see what happens.

    Sparkly
  • kim_leykim_ley Forumite
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    lol no problem will help you out with grocery challenge! :D I hate to see good things go to waste! pop them in the post later when I go out!
    I'm an MSE SLACKER!!!! Slap my bum.

    Been a long time but i'm back.
    :o
  • kim_leykim_ley Forumite
    1.5K Posts
    posted but they did say post for today has gone so I expect it will go friday???
    I'm an MSE SLACKER!!!! Slap my bum.

    Been a long time but i'm back.
    :o
  • Thank you Kim
    Happy New Year_party_
    Sparkly
  • Ed_ZepEd_Zep Forumite
    340 Posts
    Happy New Year!

    I've just finished 2008 without a drop of alcohol. My challenge for 2009 is to quit caffeine because it makes me depressed and anxious.

    Good luck to all of you with your goals this year.

    Ed.
  • kim_leykim_ley Forumite
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    He-he... not a great start to the year!
    I'm full of cold and feel awful!!!!!!!
    I have managed a bagel with philadelphia and a glass of orange juice.
    Had about 20 glasses of water ha-ha!
    Oh and a few grapes.
    Just now I've has a cup of tea oops it wasn't decaf.

    Since I never weighed myself before hand I wouldn't know if I lost or gained!

    I didn't stick to the rules but I'll save my 50p on account of me being ill! :P

    Hopefully tomorrow will work out better!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR XXX
    I'm an MSE SLACKER!!!! Slap my bum.

    Been a long time but i'm back.
    :o
  • Violetta_2Violetta_2 Forumite
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    oh dear I read this
    SAMPLE BREAKFASTS:
    1 WETABIX WITH SKIMMED MILK TOPPED WITH HANDFULL OF RASINS.
    1 TOASTED BAGEL WITH PHILLADELPHIA LIGHT AND HALF A GRAPEFRUIT.
    FRUIT SMOOTHIE MADE WITH 3 DIFFERENT FRUITS AND A SMALL GLASS OF SKIMMED MILK.
    PORRIDGE WITH A DROP OF HONEY AND A BANNANA.
    MUSLI WITH SKIMMED MILK AND A HANDFULL OF BERRIES.
    as A SAMPLE BREAKFAST
    I thought blimey that's filling not sure I could have porridge and muesli on top of the weetabix, bagel and grapefruit!! lol
    So sorry, good luck and perhaps my silly mistake shows you just how badly I could do with a similar plan.
    Booo!!!
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