Happy December everyone! We’re off and running with our HAM Plan…
I wanted to explain why I chose these particular HAM rules. First, I do love to eat. I enjoy the ritual of cooking for myself and family. I love sitting down and enjoying a meal. I usually don’t have too many problems here. Trouble starts outside my mealtimes. Snacking, late night eating, unplanned food celebrations (come on, it’s my birthday today!), nerves that want a cookie (trust me, one is never enough). Then I get even more nervous and it just turn into a snowball effect.
When I eat within my meals I’m still nourishing myself. I still give myself treats, but I do it in a well thought-out, planned way. So I wanted to try and experiment with this, staying on the straight and narrow of three meals a day for the whole holiday month. I’m super excited about it! I know that sounds silly, but I am.
I didn’t add in the exercise part because for me that’s just a given. I do something every day but my mileage is low for December so I won’t need to plan for extra calories at the moment. The three meals a day works perfect for this month. Cross your fingers with me!
Weight: * 0 *
It was bright day here in Fife, a sultry 2°C/35°F, with a tiny dusting of snow that soon turned to ice. After a lazy cup of tea in bed I went into a cleaning frenzy. If I’m going to be mindful about my meals then I need to be able to sit at the table. So away went piles of folded laundry, homebrewing equipment and a layer of dust! Ahh… so civilised now.
- Breakfast – Toast with almond butter and banana
- Lunch – Lentil and vegetable soup
- Dinner – Fajitas (with salad instead of tortilla)
- Exercise – 50 mins Yogalates DVD after I aborted my walk due to icy road and footpaths (yep, I’m a wuss! And I just ordered some Yaktrax!)