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Ok, I'm here because I'm trying to not grow beyond a size 18, and to keep myself healthy generally. Also, the whole diabetes (type 1) thing is helped by being in better shape, which helps me stay in better shape, blah blah blah, you see the cycle.

So. Um, yeah. Motivation wise, I did find that once I started doing stuff regularly, it seeems easier and easier, to the extent that I feel wierd when I don't do my little routine. Of course, I started by making my muscles hate me, which was stupid, still, here are the things that I'm trying to keep to at the moment.

15 easy-girl pushups a day (start on all fours, and bring your chest to the floor, that's one, now do 14 more), making it harder by pushing my legs further back if it starts to get easy.

A number of repeats of the bridge thing, where you are on your back, knees bent, straight back, and you gradually lift your hips up, and then back down to the floor, slooooowly. I'm doing these to keep my back strong and recover from an injury, and hopefully, to tone my midriff. I'm sadly addicted, and I like the fact that I can sneak them in to fool myself when I'm feeling lazy...

My other healthy thing is magic fruit, by which I mean the frozen black forest fruist mixes from the supermarket. We always have some in the fridge, and that plus a handul of muesli and some yogurt are my breakfast at the moment, and I'm feeling a bit smug and virtuous. I think it's better for me than my traditional two slices of toast and butter.

So, um, yeah, what are you guys eating for breakfast. What cool and tasty things am I missing out on?


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May. 14th, 2008 03:32 pm (UTC)
I think things are supposed to become a habit if you do them for 21 days.

I had poridge with a pear chopped up in it for breakfast this morning, although I usually have a fruit salad at about 9.30 with 3 different fruits from the place at the station.

Raspberries in low fat yoghurt is nice too.

I've never really understood cereal, but then I've never found one that's made of oats but no sugar/weirdly named chemicals.

Toast and croissants and bready things make me crave more of the same all day long.
May. 14th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
so yes, I tried to answer you, and instead answered myself below. Am silly!
May. 14th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
I make my own muesli stuff. I buy a bag of porridge oats, and then bung in chopped nuts, dried fruit, cinnamon, whatever I fancy at the time. It is much nicer than yucky shopbought ones (I think). Mind you, currently mine has glace ginger in as well. YUM. I'm trying to have less wheat too just so I'm not totally dependent on it.

Ooh, 21 days, haven't managed that yet. I'll keep trying!
May. 14th, 2008 04:14 pm (UTC)
Can you eat poridge oats without it being poridge then? How does that work? Wouldn't it be like unpopped popcorn?

Going wheatless (less or free) is very hard. I'm sure it shouldn't be, but it is. I find it very hard to manage without, even though it makes me ill if I have more than a small bit of it.
May. 17th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
There is a book called "No More IBS", which has really helpful advice and recipes in it. The exclusion diet is a bit extreme (nothing but rice and pears for a fortnight!), but there are lots of recipes from the wheat-free weeks that are really nice. It also recommends alternatives to wheaty products, without having to eat loads of horrible polystyrene bread. (Gluten-free brioche is okay though.)

Here's the link:

I highly recommend it, I learnt a lot, and the recipes are not too much faff. :)
May. 19th, 2008 01:02 pm (UTC)
I do, no unpopped popcorn effects here. I just put milk, or yog or something on it. I like it better than porridge most days.
May. 14th, 2008 04:42 pm (UTC)
If you have a blender, you can always make smoothies.

I make mine out of either [soymilk or juice] and bananas and then either some other kind of fruit or frozen fruit (berries are nice -- we picked a bunch last fall, it saved money and we picked enough for lots of smoothies and a few pies) or peanut butter. I have also added vanilla or cocoa powder or almond extract or ginger..
Sometimes I soak a tbsp or so of flaxseeds in water overnight (they get a little goopy, but they actually get chopped up that way) and then dump the flaxseeds in the blender, too.
May. 14th, 2008 08:36 pm (UTC)
Because i am reading this without my glasses, and thus in a slightly crosseyed way, i thought you were putting frozen peas in your smoothies.
What is even more worrying is that that doesn't sound revolting in the slightest.
May. 14th, 2008 08:42 pm (UTC)
I may have to try bridges and pushups.
I've not managed to get hold of any nice frozen fruit, i think you just have a better (if dizzyfying) supermarlet than me. But I too am having cereal and yoghurt most mornings. I prefer savoury breakfasts, but its difficult to do savoury and filling as a healthy breakfast.

I've been off to a bad start food wise this week: last nights was healthy-ish (and homemade) mexican, very little fat. lean meat grilled, fresh veggies, but i ate rather too much. Tonight me and my mum rounded off a delightful girly afternoon with M&S curry and accompanying deliciousness. Oops.

May. 17th, 2008 09:22 pm (UTC)
I tend to eat muesli bars for breakfast, as I can grab them on my way out of the house and scoff them whilst on the bus to work. Not ideal, and a bit high in sugar, but better than nothing I suppose.

I should try and do the bridge exercises more often - I'm supposed to do those for my bad hip anyway. I also sometimes try and do sit-ups (the kind where you have your knees bent), but I haven't got much room in the house to flail about on the floor!

I bought a swimming cap this morning, so I am rapidly running out of excuses not to go swimming...
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