- 14 x gym work-outs
- 6 x dog walks (33.6km)
- 4.2kg (roughly 20cm)
- Resizing my engagement ring
- Pilates classes
It is easy to understand why banting is referred to as a lifestyle and not a diet. Diets are hard, it requires discipline and you always crave the things you are trying to stay away from. I am not going to say it was easy cutting sugar out of my diet. In fact it was pretty hard, but once you start getting use to it, it feels completely natural.
I have played around with a couple of banting recipes. I’ve started with banting basic such as zucchini noodles; cauli-mash and cauli-pizza. I have made condiments such as tomato sauce and mayo. I have rendered fat and I have made fatbombs. I feel pretty proud :)
I have taken loads of walks with the dogs. Bruno and I have found common ground where we can enjoy each other’s “company”. At the moment we can only go for our walks over weekends. One of many benefits of summer will include late afternoon walks while it is still light.
It is pretty amazing how a dog as stubborn as Bruno, turns into putty when he walks with me.
Although I’m still going to my weekly Weight Watchers weigh ins, I don’t follow their eating plan at all. Instead of my usual rowing / treadmill and weight training in the gym I have adjusted my training regime to include 2 pilates classes per week. I find the pilates both challenging (beyond words) and very relaxing.
My engagement ring has been pretty loose for a while. I have been fine to wear the engagement ring on my right-slightly-bigger-hand and my wedding band on my left. Until my wedding band became pretty loose as well. Long story short, I took my engagement ring to be resized and the jeweller and the new size is much smaller than I thought it would be. In one way this scares me a little, I am resizing the ring to be really small.