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Day 73 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 94.9kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.1kgs / 0.22lbs
Total loss: 5.0kgs /11.0lbs

Watercheck: 2.3l

Breakfast

  • mug of coffee
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener

Lunch

  • Grilled chicken thigh pieces marinated overnight with Nando’s portugese BBQ marinade and caribbean curry seasoning (omg yum!)
  • 2x low carb beef burger patties

Dinner

  • Half a sainsbury’s roast chicken

Exercise

  • 40 mins cycling to and from work – still not pushing very hard, as my foot hurts (still!)

Day 71 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 94.4kgs

Daily GAIN: 0.1kgs / 0.22lbs
Total loss: 5.5kgs /12.1lbs

Watercheck: 2.3l

Breakfast

  • mug of coffee x2
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener

Lunch

  • Grilled chicken thigh fillets with Nandos Portugese BBQ marinade
  • low carb burger patties
  • leftover stirfried cabbage from last night (it needed eatin’!)

Dinner

  • 3 more low carb burger patties

Exercise

  • Nothing – need to rest the leg injury.

I suppose I couldn’t have expected the fabulous losses to continue forever. One must always have bounce-backs. 🙂 It’s amazing how quickly I stop needing cookies from the kitchen at work though – I hardly give them a passing glance, though if I were to have one, just ONE, it’d be all-over-red-rover.

Leg’s hurtin’ abit still, but it’s all good. I need to make sure I don’t aggravate it, else I won’t be able to skate next Sunday, so I eased off the biking today. It helped that it was raining cats and dogs all day, so I just took a cab to and from work. Laaaaazy. 😉

Day 70 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 94.3kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.6kgs / 1.32lbs
Total loss: 5.6kgs /12.32lbs

Watercheck: 1.7l – though .9l of that was alcoholic beverages for my injured leg… excuses excuses… 😉

Brunch

  • mug of coffee
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener

Dinner

  • Grilled beef burgers
  • stirfried cabbage with cream cheese, onion & garlic powder seasoning, along with lashings of pepper

Exercise

  • 50 mins cycling around town, plus to and from Derby practice
  • about 30 mins of skating max, before I fell wrong and twisted my ankle and knee. Grrr.

And the loss continues, yay!

I had a bad practice today at Derby – fell wrong and wrenched my knee, ankle, shin, calf, and everything in those areas. I’d not have even got 30 mins skating in before the bad fall, so I’m glad I wasn’t entirely relying on derby for my exercise today – I had to cycle into town and back to run some errands (and town is a lot further away post-house-move). I am NOT looking forward to getting to work tomorrow – either I take the bus, and walk 10-15 mins from my bus stop to work, or I cycle the full 20 mins. Cycling is less painful than walking, but tomorrow is due to be a very heavy rain day, and cycling in the rain is NOT fun.

Day 68 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 95.9kgs

Daily LOSS: 1.3kgs / 2.86lbs
Total loss: 4kgs /8.8lbs

Watercheck: 2.6l

Breakfast

  • mug of coffee
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener

Lunch

  • Leftover creamy chicken stew, with a lot of the leek and liquid removed – so less cornflour, yay!

Afternoon snack

  • 2x mugs of coffee

Dinner

  • grilled chicken thigh with Nandos Portugese BBQ marinade
  • a litre of diet cola sodastream mix – Maaaaan I had to pee like a racehorse after that one…

Exercise

  • 40 mins cycling to and from work

Nice. I really like that kind of weight loss  after just a day of PP. It just goes to show (as SlimClau pointed out) that although the weight piles back on quickly after a carby meal, it equally comes off just as quickly – it’s just the water weight.

So, I’m starting to think that perhaps my daily commute isn’t as long or as hard work as I’d like it to be. I know that when I change jobs, it’s going to add an extra few miles to the round trip, but I also know that, in the words of House Stark, “Winter Is Coming.” The snows will be upon us soon, or so the weather forecasts keep telling us. The idea of cycling in the snow is not filling me with happiness. I will, however, attempt it, and see how I go. Fortunately the road I use is a main arterial road, and so hopefully they should have it cleared of snow. Either that, or it’ll be down to one lane and the bike lane will be totally covered up by a double dose of snow, once the snow plough pushes it all to the side. Joy…

PS – late publishing this, sorry. Should have published last night. 🙂

Day 67 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 97.2kgs

Total loss: 2.7kgs /5.94lbs

Watercheck: 1.2l

Breakfast

  • mug of coffee
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener

Lunch

  • package of mini satay sticks
  • 5 swedish meatballs

Afternoon snack

  • 2x mugs of coffee

Dinner

  • Creamy chicken stew, following this recipe (thanks Maul!), but using cornflour instead of wheat flour, and leek instead of mushroom. It was a little too liquidy, needs work.

Exercise

  • 40 mins cycling to and from work

OK, so that was kinda expected. After 2-3 weeks of nothing but the worst kind of carbs, and minimal exercise, and I’m up more than 3kgs. Not to worry though – I’m feeling pretty motivated just now, and also did a nice big shop at Asda for plenty of MEAT! So hopefully I should do alright.

My daily commute to and from work is now significantly longer than before – if I really push hard on the bike, I can get to work in just over 17 mins, and I arrive sweating. Same with going home, but for some reason it takes a little longer. I’m hoping that that will suffice for exercise for now. Starting from late November, the new job is perhaps a mile and a half further away, which will increase my commute-exercise a bit more. However, when the snows hit (which they’re predicting will happen as early as next week!) then cycling is going to get more difficult. I’m going to have to come up with an alternative, I think…

Day 48 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 93.9kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.4kgs /0.88lbs
Total loss: 6.0kgs /13.2lbs

Watercheck: 1.8l (not including two glasses of red wine)

Breakfast

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

Lunch

  • Ham tomato & cheese omelette

Dinner

  • sausages with cabbage (I know it’s supposed to be a PP day, but it was a big day and the rest of my family was having cabbage and I decided to partake too

Exercise

  • 4 trips of house moving across town, and all the up and down stairs involved in that

Another good loss this morning, hurray! My body has finally decided to relinquish all that water – and I’d not be surprised if stress and hard work had something to do with it. I’ve not had that much to eat today – my day has been taken up with moving boxes and bags and belongings with J to our new home on the other side of Edinburgh. Our new home is so beautiful – it’s not huge, but the garden was SO well maintained by the previous owners. I only hope that I can continue to do it justice!

Don’t begrudge me my red wine with dinner – it’s been a big day. 🙂

More moving tomorrow and the next day – hopefully things should start to calm down a bit after Wednesday.

Day 46 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 94.8kgs

Daily GAIN: 0.1kgs /0.22lbs
Total loss: 5.1kgs /11.22lbs

Watercheck: 2.2l – tea, coffee, water and a sugarfree mojito

Breakfast

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

Lunch

  • 2x baked salmon steaks with sweet chilli seasoning
  • a few slices of pepperoni with cheese

Dinner

  • Sirloin steak, with a bit of stirfried cabbage (nom!)

Exercise

  • 20 mins cycling to and from work

I’m sorry I’ve not blogged for the past few days – rest assured this is not for any reason other than being super incredibly busy! My lovely parents arrived in town a couple of nights ago, and it’s been awesome having them stay, but has meant that my priority has been less on blogging and exercising, and more on hanging out with them. NOICE!

Tomorrow’s a very exciting day too – we’re picking up the keys to our new home! Can’t wait! Then the real effort begins – packing in earnest rather than packing a couple of boxes per evening, and then getting it all across to the new house. Eeek!

In other news, I found out yesterday that I didn’t get the job that I really wanted, the one I interviewed for on Tuesday. So disappointed. Apparently it was really close, but the other person had more management experience (I have no official management  experience, just lots of coaching, stepping up when required and general bossiness disguised as “being organised”.) I was really heartbroken, it was a really good interview, which I came out of super-enthused about the role and confident that I could help make a difference, while learning a bucket-load and being intellectually stimulated. They told me that I’d have been a really good fit for their team and if they had two roles, they’d have hired me too. And that they’re expanding rapidly so if another role comes up, they’ll keep me in mind. Small consolation though, with the Big “R” Word looming not far away. Miles to go though – I got another two job applications in today. Send me your best “you’re gonna find a job any second now” vibes, mmkay?

My family and friend, along with J, helped me drown my sorrows last night with a Chinese meal (much lower in carbs than the last one, and I had no rice at all).

Given this, the weigh-in this morning has remained remarkably steady, given the fact that I’ve not been exercising at all. But I’ve still not managed to get down past 94.7. Maybe tomorrow?

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 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.

Grr…

I’m sorry, no weigh-ins or blogging these past few days. I’ve had the double whammy of being off work sick, and of course the inevitable lady times… This has lead to a bit of naughtiness, I’ll admit. J and I had an indian the other night, and I’ve had the odd cookie and chocolate over the past couple of days. Bad girl.

But that all ends today. I’m back to being determined today. I had an OK day – I ate a good PP day, except for one stray Oreo biscuit. Back on things properly from tomorrow, including a good walk. 🙂

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