Posts Tagged ‘Moonday’s Philosophy’

Day 42 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 94.9kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.5kgs /1.1lbs
Total loss: 5.0kgs /11.0lbs

Watercheck: 1.9l – tea, coffee water and low-cal cordial

Brunch

  • 2 mugs of tea
  • flaxseed & oatbran bread with extra light philly and vegemite
  • 2x gluten free sausages

Dinner

  • 1 breaded chicken breast, with the breast bits scraped off

Exercise

  • 1.5 hours skating practice
  • 42 squats

I had such a good day today! I had a perfect day, food wise (though the breaded chicken was nearly a disaster) and had an awesome skating practice. I’ve passed all my minimum standards that I need to join the league, so once I go to my first practice in a couple of weeks time, I’ll be a real derby girl. I feel so proud! 🙂

And also- yay! Down into the 94s – here’s hoping I stay there this week, though my weigh-ins are always higher on a Monday. My folks are arriving for a week-long visit, so there’ll be all sorts of temptations – I’ll be getting the bread maker out again for them, but I will have to do my best to resist.

Keep your fingers crossed for me this week too – I have TWO job interviews, both of which have the potential to be pretty exciting.

So. Packing. Parental visit. Job interviews. Job hunting. House move. Plus, on top of all that, work! A big week coming up…

Day 41 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 95.4kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.5kgs /1.1lbs
Total loss: 4.5kgs /9.9lbs

Watercheck: 1.8l – tea, low-cal cordial (with a little bacardi)

Brunch

  • Mug of tea
  • half a flaxseed & oatbran bread portion
  • 2 gluten free sausages
  • scrambled eggs

Dinner

  • Cauliflower “cous cous” with chicken, broccoli and onion
  • Fat free fromage frais with sweetener and cocoa

Exercise

  • 20 mins walking
  • Lots and lots of box packing
  • 41 squats

I feel like I’m finally almost back on track to where I was this time last week, before I got the Lurgie. My goal for this week is to solidly break through into the 94s and not bounce back up again. I’d really like to see the 93s before this time next week.

Today was an incredibly productive day – J and I managed to sort out a whole lot of house packing. I had another almost perfect day – aside from the bacardi in my low-cal cordial, that I drank with dinner and Doctor Who.

A couple of friends came round for Doctor Who, and they brought cheese & crackers, crisps, and some naughty toffee rice crispy slice. I felt so virtuous, I just had my fromage frais and did my best to ignore it. Moonday’s Philosophy was again incredibly useful – I really don’t regret not having eaten any of the Bad Things. Thanks again Moonday! 🙂

Also, J and I agreed that the “cauliflower rice” recipe that I’ve tried a few times now, more closely resembles cous cous than rice – aside from the fact that it needs to be cooked for a LOT longer than cous cous. It’s definitely a winner – just don’t add too much soy sauce or it’ll end up being far too salty. Also, have this with a pint of liquid and you’ll be full for a loooong time – I read somewhere that cauliflower absorbs water like nobody’s business, and it sure felt that way at dinner.

Day 40 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 95.9kgs

Daily GAIN: 0.3kgs /0.66lbs
Total loss: 4.0kgs /8.8lbs

Watercheck: 1.9l – coffee, water and pepsi max

Breakfast

  • mug of coffee
  • 3x microwaved eggs

Lunch

  • Chicken nuggety bites

Late afternoon snack

  • Oatbran & flaxseed bread with low fat cheese

Dinner

  • 2 beef burger patties
  • 3 gluten free sausages
  • 2 glasses red wine

Exercise

  • 1hr20mins brisk walking around town
  • 40 squats

An “almost perfect” day. I had red wine with dinner, which is not as big a deal as the oreos yesterday, I have to say. I was a bit disappointed with being up on the scales again this morning, but I’m not going to dwell on it. I have a really big fortnight coming up with the house move, so I’m not going to be too hard on myself – I’ll just try and avoid the processed sugars.

Day 39 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 95.6kgs

Total loss: 4.3kgs /9.46lbs

Watercheck: 1.5l – low cal cordial. Not including the glass of red with dinner. How very non-Dukan of me…

Breakfast

  • Mug of tea
  • Oatbran & Flaxseed bread with extra light philly and vegemite

Lunch

  • 2 burger patties
  • 4 low-carb cumberland sausages

Afternoon snack

  • *sigh* 3 Oreo biscuits. Dammit.

Dinner

  • Chicken salad

Exercise

  • 20 mins cycling to and from work
  • 39 squats (all in one go!)

OK, so I didn’t manage my walk today. And I ate some processed sugar, in the form of some oreo cookies. I’m not proud of myself for that. Take heed, friends. The moment you allow processed sugar back into your life, your body tells you it’s just fine to have more, no matter what your brain tells you. Employ Moonday’s Philosophy liberally. Tomorrow I shall be doing the same. 🙂

But I did have a very productive evening. We get the keys to our new house in just 8 sleeps – SO EXCITING! So this evening was spent boxing up random stuff. J managed to procure some boxes on his way home from work yesterday from our local wholefoods store (who seem more willing than other businesses to donate boxes, especially if you use the magic word – “recycle”). So we packed boxes. We also protected boxes from the cat, who has a penchant for gnawing on the edges of the flaps. It wouldn’t be so bad if it weren’t for the fact that he tends to chew them to the point where they’re corrugated beyond usefulness – they tend to fall apart once he’s done with them.

I’m feeling positive about the future, job-wise. There are a few options on the horizon that are looking really exciting, so keep your fingers crossed for me over the next week or two. 🙂

For those lovely Dukaners who’ve got blogs on the go – I’m sorry I’ve not stopped by to comment recently, but I’ve been reading! You all seem to be doing so well, and I shall follow your excellent examples, and eschew the processed sugar in favour of Ketosis.

Day 32 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 95.7kgs

Daily GAIN: 0.3kgs /0.66lbs
Total loss: 4.2kgs /9.24lbs

Watercheck: 1.9l – tea, coffee water and low-cal cordial

Breakfast

  • Mug of tea
  • flaxseed & oatbran bread with extra light philly and vegemite

Morning snack

  • 1 carrot cake muffin

Lunch

  • Taco mince with Zero% Greek Yoghurt and a little salsa

Dinner

  • Ham and cheese omelette (I’m totally addicted to these now)

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work (I’m getting tired pre-lady-times.)
  • 32 squats

Like I said, lady-times mean that all emotional reactions to weigh-ins are inadmissible. I used Moonday’s Philosophy again today to great effect – so many slices of brownie, caramel shortcake and rocky road left over from last night’s event, all sitting in the kitchen, all making come-to-bed eyes at me. I had to share Moonday’s Philosophy with my colleagues, and they all looked perplexed. It’s a bit of a twisted philosophy to get one’s head around, but it sure works!

Although, something happened this afternoon that made us all have a bit of a laugh in the office – at one point, there were stacks of cops milling around outside, and a police helicopter too. One of my workmates found out that a staff member at the bank across the road had been outside smoking a cigarette, and some guy had come up to her and said quietly, “something’s going to happen”. When we heard that in the office, there was a bit of nervous laughter, and someone said, “Oh Charlotte, maybe now you’re regretting not eating that traybake!”

I had to laugh. They didn’t mean it in a “you should have a tray bake” kind of way – if I actually make a move towards the sugary siren song in the kitchen, at least two of them would have rugby tackled me to the floor.  I love my workmates. 🙂

Day 31 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 95.4kgs

Daily GAIN: 0.2kgs /0.44lbs
Total loss: 4.5kgs /9.9lbs

Watercheck: 0.9l – tea, coffee and low-cal cordial – nowhere near enough water today

Breakfast

  • Mug of tea
  • Cheese & ham omelette

Lunch

  • Chicken salad

Afternoon snack

  • fromage frais with cocoa and sweetener
  • 2 carrot cake muffins
  • The cheese and ham fillings of a few sandwiches at a work event

Dinner

  • Chicken salad

Exercise

  • 20 mins cycling to and from work
  • 31 squats

Not enough water today. Up on the scales. No walk. Not a great day really.

However, my lady-times are fast approaching, so I think it’s about time to ignore the scales for a week or so. I’ll still do my weigh-in for scientific purposes, but I won’t be upset by what I report.

I had a work event this evening which went until after dark, so I didn’t get my walk in. I’m going to have to get over that when the winter properly comes – I mustn’t stop the walking like I did last winter. But at least the difference will be that I’ll be cycling 4 times further every day once we move house – that should help balance things out a bit.

I need to make one more comment today, about what we shall all henceforth know as Moonday’s Philosophy. In one of her comments on this blog, she was talking about self control. She said that she never regrets not having eaten something bad, after having resisted it. She never looks back and says “gee, I really should have eaten that cookie/icecream/crisps/pizza.” But by the same token, she finds (as we all do!) that we look back with regret on the things that we DID eat that we maybe shouldn’t have.

So when faced with the choice of eating the cookie or not eating the cookie, she asks, “will I regret not eating this cookie?” – not “will I regret eating this cookie?” This is super-powerful – instead of dwelling on the negative of having future-regret for present action, she dwells on the positive effect of present action. It’s also more powerful than “will I feel good about myself for having resisted?” because that kinda implies a lost opportunity. I find lost opportunities to binge eat really frustrating, if I’m honest. At least, I do at the time. But after the fact, I don’t regret having not binged, if that makes sense.

Thank you Moonday! Your philosophy made resisting the incredible looking brownies at this evening’s work event that much easier. 🙂

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