Saturday, 26 March 2011

PCOS ultrasound scan and weight loss plan update

Yesterday was my first pcos scan post pregnancy. I have lots of small cysts in my right ovary which go the whole way around it and my left ovary is still high up and imflammed. In pregnancy your ovaries move up when the womb expands. I ve got to go back in hospital monday to see the specialist with the scan results.

no weight loss this week :( no gain either :) I ve been so good with my plan until today, i didnt make it to the gym this morning. . . pain and swelling after being proded about yesterday! But food wise been very good and grazing most days.

Next week I start Maxitone (replaced maximucle women proxmax diet and fitness plan) which really worked for me before i was pregnant. I ve now prepared myself for it these past few weeks by easing myself back into fitness and dieting. Looking forward to it actually as I remember how good I felt on it aswell as the best results yet! Stay posted for my exercises, menu and sucess!

Fat burning breakfasts for you to try. .

Yogurt with fruit and veg?!
Yogurt (natural lowfat, no sugar is best) 2 table spoons, mixed with a handfull of red/black grapes and chopped thin pieces of celery. It is a good start to the day, and a quick tip wash your grapes and chop celery the night before put into a container, then add the yogurt in the morning.

Mini omlettes
Beat 2 eggwhites, 30mls skimmed milk, pinch of salt and pepper. Chop 2 tomatoes, 3 slices of waffer thin ham and 2 mushrooms. mix well and pour into a greased muffins tin. Bake in the oven. Have 2 egg muffin sizes omlettes, and save the rest to pop in the fridge for the next day or for snacking.

Give them a go, I love them!

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Yay weight loss :) Postnatal with pcos

Well I am thrilled, I have lost another half a pound! 1 inch from my tummy too :) This is great as I struggle to loose when my PCOS symptoms are bad, like they currently are :) I am going in the right direction, slowly but healthy. . . . still have lots of weight to loose and need to tone up after having my baby! 1 Stone to go! Can I do it?
I have a scan this week to look at my ovarian cysts, I wonder how many there are this time and the size! Hope they are tiny ones.
I have done so much walking as well as the gym. . . it makes you feel really good

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Weekly weigh in and measurements!

This week has been very hard, I ve only made it to the gym once! Really bad, I know! I have managed to do lots of walking with the pram 2 days. My excuse is that my back and my ovaries have been extremly I thought there would b no loss!
I lost! -1lb measurements not much difference only like -0.1 in most places.

I wondered how could this be, when I had not been able to hardly exercise....I did still carry on eating healthy and following the rules I had set, but normally that is not enough alone. It must be the fact that I was not allowing myself to get hungry and grazing more this week! (body body was not storing as much fat!) Some days I know I dont eat enough, but this week I really made sure I did, but eating the right fatburning foods!

The graze packs I really enjoy and look forward to having them delivered. I dont have one every day, and snack on stuff I have in the cupboards- its not quite the same though! I am glad I came accross their offer!

The best Fat burning Foods

Sweet potato
Whey Protein
Aduki beans
Wholemeal bread

Combine them in the same meal and you have yourself a super fat burning meal!

This week I hope to be able to workout much more, and I am going to eat more grapefruit! I remembered from a previous diet I tried that eating grapefruit as a starter to your meals burns even more fat! Lets see if that works..... :)

Love, light and energy!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Healthy snack idea's for grazing and beating your cravings

Do you get cravings?

Most women do when they are pregnant, due their period and those

who suffer from PCOS. You should light snack in between meals to keep up your energy levels and keep hunger pangs at bay. I tend to crave when I am hungry and bored...sometimes it is a savoury craving, sometimes sweet.

We crave sugar when our blood sugar levels are out of balance, mine certainly are due to my PCOS. It is best to not let your body get too hungry where you are likey to grab a quick processed unhealthy snack, plan your snacks ahead. Get snackwise! Here are some tasty things I love, which you could try:

Savoury snacks

The Mexicana

Chopped avocado

Chopped tomatoes

Chopped pepper

2 table spoons of salsa

1 tea spoon of dijon mustard

cracked black pepper

Mix together in a bowl, if you have fresh coriander you can add to taste.

This is yummy! I make a bigger potion for a lunch sometimes and add aduki beans and lots lettuce.

Nutty seeds

Try different combos

Pecans, almonds, brazil nuts, cashews, pine nuts, pasastios, punkin seeds, sunflower seeds, linseeds.......... there are so many

I like pecans with almonds and punkin seeds mix. Pour them in a small container ready to snack in the day.

Sweet craving

Chocolate fruit bar!

mix dried fruits like apricots, prunes, rasins, cherries etc. in a bowl

add chopped nuts

coat them in dark coco powder

drizzle over a little honey add a few drops of water and mix

lay mixture onto baking paper and cut into bitesize pieces. Leave in the fridge for an hour to set or eat from the bowl! It is very yummy, I make them in batches so they are ready when I crave chocolate.

Dark Chocolate drops of heaven!

mix dried cherries, rasins, peanuts and a sprinkle of dark choc chips in a mini container. What a great healthy treat :)

I hope you enjoy trying these, or they inspire you to try snacking and grazing on new healthier foods.

Be who you want to be

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Weekly weigh in and measurements! (Post natal and PCOS sufferer)

SO I have been to the gym again yesterday and today! 4 days this week plus the walking with the pram up hill....I ache but it is a good feeling to be getting fit again :)

Weight loss this week -1.5lb
I have lost 0.25inches off each upper arm, and 0.5 inches from my tummy and hips, everything else is the same. So stepping things up has helped a great deal, this is not bad at all loss for me!

I ve been drinking more water, cut out all fizzy diet drinks and since thursday started to graze on healthy nuts, seeds and dried fruit through out the day. Since then my energy levels have improved as I know some days I was not eating enough at all!

The graze pack I ordered was great, I let it last me over 2 days though as there is quite a lot in them! I ve decided to order 2 a week so I have them 4days for the days I am not out of the house. I took advantage of the offer so got my 1st box free and next box which comes this week is half price £1.74.

When grazing, instead of your body storing sugar as fat it makes your metabolisim work hard which uses the sugars. I didnt get more PCOS cravings either! Also it helps stablize your insulin levels, which if your a PCOS sufferer you will know this keeps cysts under control! I have been getting my symptoms bad again the past few weeks (even had a cyst rupture 2 wks ago) so I am hoping now I ve started to grazing and not go long periods with out eating will help ease my symptoms :) I have a scan in 2 weeks time so will find out then.

The rocky road is my fav dark chocolate buttons with dried cranberries and peacan nuts. Fruit squash is also lovely, blueberries, mango and punkin much to try.

Live life to the full

Friday, 4 March 2011

Day 1-5 New Diet and Fitness plan PCOS

Hot Lemon water every morning before breakfast

Me 30 weeks Pregnant

Postnatal weight and inch loss......................Need to loose 1 stone now!

Day one Monday 28th Feb

Woke up early, little man still asleep I made myself a cup of boiled lemon water (freshly sqeezed lemon in hot water) i had melon for a light breakfast...........then to the gym while my husband looked after our baby. I did Treadmill powerwalk, cross trainer with arms, bike, upper body weights and abs.....I felt hard but good. Enjoyed it. Lunch- Hummous and red pepper and tomato wholemeal pitta, dinner- baked garlic and chilli salmon, brocolli, carrotts and brown rice. snacked on dried apricots and nuts I felt like i had so much energy till 10pm when i fell asleep on the sofa ooooppps! So far so good!

Day two

Busy busy busy day
food: plums, banana, chicken light cesar salad, turkey grilled cajun steak, sweet potato wedges with peas sweetcorn.
Exercise: long walk with pram and baby play group
Feelings: very hungry and dehydrated- need to drink more water need to snack more!

Day three
Tired no energy!
I hardly ate in the day, naughty naughty was too busy so grabbed fruit here and there and had an eve meal chicken wraps with peppers onions chilli spices, avacado and salad yum yum!
Exercise: same gym plan as monday

Day four
Feeling good :)
I didnt get to exercise :( my husband was out so no one to look after baby.
Food: plums- hullomi cheese grilled in a pitta with salad yum- peri peri hot chicken breast, rice and mixed vegs. Grazing snack pack!

Day five
So far a good day, I ve been out to a baby massage class and had a walk about.
Food: blueberries- prawn and avocado sushi (really loved it!) and for dinner I will have a weight watchers meal with extra veg. Grazing pack to snack on

Sunday will be the weekly weigh in and body measurements....keep posted
I will also share some fat burning reciepes with you

Something to keep you snacking healthy which i enjoy and keeps you feeling full through out the day and eve>>>

Live your life to the full