Editor's blog

Editor’s blog: 6 Week Body Transformation – week 5 (the education)

Week 1: the whinge

Week 2: the breakthrough

Week 3: the slip-up

Week 4: the redemption

Week 5: the lightbulb moment

I had another breakthrough this week. It wasn’t good – I was halfway through my third bag of Skips when I had this epiphany – but hopefully despite the diet disaster I’ve learnt something to help me with my weight loss battle after the six weeks.

I had a horrible argument with a close friend on Sunday night and, while waiting for them to come round to clear the air, I completely binged on carbs. Crisps, toast, anything I could get my hands on. I barely tasted it, I just wanted to eat, eat, eat and feel better. Of course, this didn’t make me feel better, even when the so-called argument was resolved. As usual, I apologised, the other person didn’t but while peace was restored, I felt wretched. And sick.

This made me realise how important beating stress is to beating the bulge. And I also realise how much I create stress for myself, either through bad choices or by not standing up for myself. I’m such a people pleaser, I find it hard to say no to anyone. But a few more ‘nos’, a few more early nights, walking away from drama and arguments – it will help not only my head but also my waistline.

Jango has really helped me tackle my fears and take responsibility for my own health. Perhaps as well as losing some inches from my waist, I’ll also lose some negative people from my life.

Diet sins: The above Skips binge. Crisps have always been my downfall, always something I crave when I’m upset. I hope I can beat that.

Diet saint: I attended not three but four bootcamps this week. Guilty conscience…

Our editor Suzi is currently enjoying (enduring) a 6 Week Body Transformation programme with Jango. If you lack the confidence and self-esteem and you want someone to guide you step by step to achieve the body you desire, then head over to Bournemouth bootcamp and activate your free taster week. 

RECIPE: Greek Salad with chicken and avocado

Ingredients
1.8kg roasted chicken, at room temperature
2 hearts romaine lettuces
4 tomatoes
3 spring onions
2 ripe avocados
3 tbsp lemon juice, plus extra for squeezing
200g packet feta cheese
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp dried mint
Half a bunch of flat leaf parsley
5 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp black kalamata olives

Method
Pull the meat from the chicken and shred it roughly. Trim the base from each lettuce, wash and dry the leaves, then roughly shred them. Cut the tomatoes into wedges. Finely slice the spring onions (using both white and green parts). Cut the avocados in half lengthways, remove the stones and peel. Cut crosswise into slices, and squeeze with lemon juice. Crumble the feta cheese with your fingers and toss it with the dried oregano and mint. Pick the leaves off the parsley and set aside.

Whisk the 3 tbsp of lemon juice with the olive oil, sea salt and pepper. In a large bowl, toss the chicken, lettuce, tomatoes and spring onion, then fold through three quarters of the dressing with the avocados (carefully, so the avocados don’t break up). Season with salt and pepper, then scatter over the feta, olives and parsley, and drizzle with the rest of the dressing. Squeeze extra lemon juice on top

Read on, it gets better… Week 6

Comments

comments

Powered by Facebook Comments

Menzies Carlton Hotel
Previous post

Win a family holiday in Bournemouth with Menzies Hotels on Facebook

Jango 6 week results plan diet
Next post

Editor's blog: 6 Week Body Transformation - week 6 (results, rejoice, regret)

Suzi

Suzi

Editor in chief Suzi Dixon studied at Bournemouth university, went away for a while to work at The Daily Telegraph, then moved back to the sunny South coast for a quiet (er) life. Bournemouth News & Info is her website and she is assisted by the fabulous Fred From France in all things geeky and technical. Hire us to make your website, too, if you like.

12 Comments

  1. […] Week 5: the lightbulb moment […]

  2. […] Week 5: the lightbulb moment […]

  3. […] Week 5: the lightbulb moment […]

    • July 19, 2016 at 3:37 am — Reply

      Dag nabbit good stuff you whsepersnapppri!

    • Thanks for answers on my blacktopia question commenters, but Atlanta has bad crime and incredibly poor schools as revealed by their mass cheating scandal of this year.Barbados sounds like a good candidate.

    • November 2, 2016 at 3:57 am — Reply

      SE The new format won’t let you see all your fans, only about the first 160 this poses a problem because you can’t get to the older ones and when you need to ban someone it is impossible because you can’t see them where they liked the page to ban them. It’s impossible to ban older fans over 160 people ago. If you find a way I would love to know.

    • November 3, 2016 at 11:26 am — Reply

      The USE of IWTs by themselves will not warm up or cool down the earth’s climate as their use requires fossil fuel backup and it’s the fossil fuel backup that that produces the CO2. Also the MANUFACTURING of IWTs produces lots of CO2. The result is no reduction or even an increase in CO2 anyway and the public is stuck with paying for a dual power system along with all the harmful effects caused by the IWTs.

    • December 30, 2016 at 11:21 am — Reply

      That’s really thinking out of the box. Thanks!

  4. September 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm — Reply

    Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better!

    Looking at this post reminds me of my previous roommate!
    He continually kept preaching about this. I’ll send this post
    to him. Fairly certain he’ll have a very good read. Thanks for
    sharing!

  5. October 4, 2013 at 9:28 pm — Reply

    Greetings! This is my first visit to your blog! We are a collection of
    volunteers and starting a new project in a community in the same niche.
    Your blog provided us beneficial information to work on.
    You have done a wonderful job!

  6. December 17, 2017 at 1:51 pm — Reply

    I am in fact delighted to read this website posts which consists of lots of useful facts, thanks for providing
    such information.

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>