Hi Julie. Oh, congrats on new clothes size and compliments =) Ain’t it pleasant to realize that people notice your transformation. I am very happy to know that you did not lose the motivation and are happy with staying under 80 kgs.
Troubles with the diet… I can totally relate. At times, it gets hard to conform. Ok… we need to shift the weight and we don’t manage to have enough veggies every day… can we have veggies every third day? I have an idea. I used this plan when I hit my second plateau and it worked for me… The eating plan is you consume proteins in one day, and vegetables and fruits in another. I was making 2 protein days and 1 vegetable day. It took my body a week to start losing weight again, so not too long… This will allow you have a rest for two days and start missing the veggies and fruits =)) You might have heard of protein-carbohydrate alternation. It is slightly different from the plan of this nutrition system, yet you might google it, if you wish. It does allow having vegetables in protein days and proteins in vegetable days. I did not want to have anything to do with veggies… got tired of them then. =)) I usually had
For breakfast: cottage cheese with 2 tbsp. natural yogurt and some cinnamon,
For snack: 1 tube of yogurt,
Lunch: veal or chicken broth, in which I added some finely chopped scallions and parsley, some freshly ground black pepper and a small pinch of salt, some lemon/lime juice, boiled meat cut in pieces (or a boiled/raw egg, or some low-fat cheese). You place all/any of these in a bowl and pour over boiling broth. Stir and serve.
Snack: egg white omelet
Dinner: boiled/grilled/oven baked/steamed/stewed chicken/fish/veal/turkey
I don’t like bland food, so I did add my favorite spices. Garnished with some finely chopped greens.
For vegetable-fruit days, everything was pretty much the same. Something substantial in the morning, a vegetable soup for lunch and a hearty salad with lots of green veggies, fresh broccoli, some seeds, sesame, etc.
If exercising gives you headaches (first, don’t forget about your water), consider doing yoga and stretching, or walking. These should help you fall asleep faster. Concentrate on your breathing.
My apologies for the long post