Day 21 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 96.7kg

Daily GAIN: 0.7kgs / 1.54lbs
Total loss: 3.2kgs / 7.04lbs

Watercheck:  1.5l  – tea, water, sugar free cordial and a chocolate skinny cow


  • Mug of coffee
  • 3 microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge with cinnamon


  • 1 grilled chilli beef burger patty
  • 1.5 chicken breasts worth of chicken nuggety bites
  • 3 grilled cumberland sausages

After dinner

  • Fat free fromage frais with liquid sucralose and cocoa
  • Skinny Cow hot chocolate


  • 1.5 hrs roller derby practice
  • 21 squats

Yep, after my sugar-laden blowout last night, what could I expect? Not to worry, I’m going to ignore it as an aberration and continue along as I’ve been going.

Roller derby practice today was pretty good – I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of actually skating properly. All the squats and lunges I’ve been doing over the past week have really paid off – I can get down low on my skates now, in “derby stance” which gives a lot more power for skating fast. We did our “25 in 5” again a couple of times today, and I managed to get 20 & 1/4 laps in the five minutes. That’s a 1/4 lap improvement on last week, and a 3 & 1/2 lap improvement on my average over the past 6 weeks. I feel SO much better about Derby these days, though I’m hurting a bit this evening.

I also pulled a muscle in my … ahem … my upper thigh on Friday night at practice (ok ok, it’s my groin muscle – are you happy?) so I’m pretty pleased with the number of laps I managed, despite the groin injury.

Onwards and downwards! 🙂

8 responses to this post.

  1. That’s the spirit! Sounds like you had a great night!


  2. No way eating Chinese … covered in batter or not … will not make you put on weight :-)! They have magic “water-retaining” sauces!
    No worries and full steam ahead! Don’t think of where you have been but of where you are going!!!


    • Yeah, you’re absolutely right, Moonday. Our usual Chinese place is much more authentic northern chinese cooking, and normally doesn’t effect me anywhere near as much. I hate souther chinese cooking, it’s just gloopy and laden with corn starch – and so BLAND!

      It was for a friend’s birthday, and a surprise one at that (that is, we were the decoy before the actual surprise bit) so I couldn’t very well say no.

      But like you say – full steam ahead! I’ve already forgotten it! And I’m still down from where I was this time last week, so I’m not complaining. 🙂


  3. Ever since I was introduced to Roller Derby (though the film Whip It! – how embarrasing… :D) I have wanted to try it!!! It looks like so much fun!!!
    I may be moving back to London in January so I might look into it properly then.The place where I live at the moment has zero opportunities for pursuing it… :S

    Nevermind the little weight gain, I’m sure the derby will burn all the extra calories away 😉


    • Oooh, the London Roller Girls have some of the best players in Europe! Definitely a league to join.

      Don’t underestimate how much hard work it is though – I’ve nearly given up so many times. It will hurt (a lot), you will sweat like you’ve never sweated before, and if you don’t cry at least once in the first 10 weeks of training, you’re doing it wrong… 😉 And did I mention the pain? Oh my god, the pain. It’s only in the last 3 weeks that it’s stopped hurting so intensely – it takes ages for your muscles to get used to it all.

      And don’t worry – my first intro to roller derby was via Whip It as well! It’s a great intro – though there are no banked track leagues in the UK, only flat tracks. It’s a bit safer that way.

      Let me know if you join up to one of the London leagues! We can meet up next time the Edinburgh teams play London (there’s a bout coming up in a couple of weeks which I can’t make it to, alas…)



  4. Posted by Lee-Anne on August 29, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Hey babe

    Tried fat free fromage frais with vanilla and a bit of options hot chocolate last night (had no cocoa at the time). Actually quite lovely. Had lemon tonight and planning an almond choc mix tomorrow. NOM!
    Going to make the skinny dip tomorrow I think. I fancy a whole lot of fresh veg tomorrow.
    LA 😉


    • I know, the fromage frais is nice, innit?! much better than yoghurt IMO, and not as bitter as the Zero greek yoghurt. Getting hold of fromage frais anywhere in the centre of Edinburgh is not easy though – I’m hoping that the big 24hr Asda out near our new house (just over 3 weeks to go – eeek!!) will stock it.



      • Posted by Lee-Anne on August 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm

        it feels more like a dessert than a yoghurt somehow. I’m sure the Jewel Asda will have it, it’s huge. I got mine from the Tesco at the bottom of Leith. Don’t think the smaller ones do it though.
        LA x

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