Posts Tagged ‘Roller Derby’

Day 8 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 96.1kg

Daily LOSS 0.3kg / 0.66lbs
Total loss 2.8kg / 6.16lbs

Watercheck 2.1l including tea, water and sugarfree cordial.

Breakfast

  • 1 moist peach muffin (all of whom’s ingredients, by the way, are Dukan sanctioned, and that’s where I’m getting my oatbran from)
  • 3x microwaved eggs
Morning snack
  • 2 moist peach muffins
Lunch
  • Chicken salad (veggies at last! 🙂
Afternoon snack
  • Chocolate shapers pudding
Dinner
  • 3x microwaved eggs
  • 4 slices of ham (I didn’t get home until quite late after practice)

Exercise

  • 25 min cycle to and from work
  • 2 hours skating at an informal roller derby practice

Not much to report today.  Things are definitely getting easier now that I’m allowed to have veggies, and I plan on becoming Tupperware Queen again soon with crunchy veggie sticks to munch on at my desk at work on PV days.

In Derby News (yes, getting slightly obsessive about roller skating these days) one of the girls at my practice this evening let me try out her wheels – much grippier on the ground – and all of a sudden I was FLYING around the track, and even though I was working up a sweat and my heart rate was up with the effort, all of a sudden my back didn’t hurt and my feet didn’t feel like they were about to die.  I really need new wheels, I think – all of a sudden skating became fun! 🙂

For once, I’m actually looking forward to Sunday practice, now that I know that it’s a gear issue I’ve got, and not an issue of me being rubbish. 😉

Day Five – Attack

Morning weigh in: 96.8kg

Daily LOSS 0.4kg / 0.88lbs
Total loss 2.1kg / 4.62lbs

Watercheck 2.5l including tea, coffee and sugarfree cordial.

Breakfast

  • 2 x microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge

Lunch

  • 3/4 of a Tesco roast chicken, no skin
Afternoon snack
  • Fat free peach Activia with artificial sweeteners
  • oh god oh god oh god – THREE chocolate biscuits.  I was thinking how much I’d like a moist vanilla cupcake this afternoon, and then when I went to get a coffee from teh kitchen, all of a sudden my fingers were in the cookie box and before I knew it, I’d devoured 3 of them  BOO!

Dinner

  • Chicken breast
  • 3 gluten free sausages

Exercise

  • 25 min cycle to and from work

Good.  Good good good.  Down another .4kg this morning, lowest since the start of my “reboot”.  I’m steadfastly ignoring the fact that 2 months ago I’d have cried at what I saw on the scales this morning.  It’s ALL RELATIVE! 🙂

Not impressed with my little foray into the biscuit box at work today.  I don’t know what happened there – I think it’s the fact that our office was roasting hot by 4pm.

I didn’t do my walk around the Meadows today – I still have blisters on the balls of my feet from yesterday and Derby… 😦

Day Four – Attack

Morning weigh in: 97.2kg

Daily GAIN 0.3kg / 0.66lbs
Total loss 1.7kg / 3.74lbs

Watercheck 1.8l including tea and sugarfree cordial.

Breakfast

  • 2 x microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge

Lunch

  • 3/4 of a Tesco roast chicken, no skin
Afternoon snack
  • Fat free peach Activia with artificial sweeteners
  • Mini babybel light

Dinner

  • A pure protein version of the kung pao chicken on my Fave Recipes page.  I put in the spring onions and garlic, but no peanuts.  I did use a little veggie oil though.
  • 2x chocolate shaper puddings (fat free with artificial sweetners.  I really need to work out how to make these myself!)

Exercise

  • 35 mins cycling to and from work, and to the Tesco at lunch time
  • 27 mins brisk walking around the Meadows

Hurray, I got my walk in today!  It was mostly a good day, apart from those chocolate puddings.  They have artificial sweetener in them, but they do have a bit of real sugar too, not good.

I’m not fussed about the weight being up a bit today – Monday weigh ins are always higher than weekend ones, just cause I weigh myself about 3-4 hours later on weekends – that in itself is enough to make me shed a few hundred grams, not to mention my … ahem … my mid-morning toilet break.  Here’s hoping tomorrow morning is better. 🙂

Day Three – Attack

Morning weigh in: 96.9kg

Daily LOSS 0.5kg / 1.1lbs
Total loss 2kg / 4.4lbs

Watercheck 2.5l including tea, diet coke, water and sugarfree cordial.

Breakfast

  • 3 x microwaved eggs (need extra energy for roller derby this afternoon
  • Oatbran porridge

Lunch

  • 3 mini kabana sticks (didn’t want to be full for training)

Dinner

  • A few bites of stirfried Beef in black pepper sauce (a failure. I accidentally used tablespoons of baking soda rather than teaspoons. Oops…)
  • 3x microwaved eggs
  • 3 slices of ham
  • 2x fat free chocolate puds with sweetener.  I was HUNGRY after derby practice, and bummed that my beef didn’t work.

Exercise

  • 2 hours roller derby training (omg the paaaaaiiiiin)
  • 20 mins brisk walking

Oh wow, derby was tough today.  I think my wheels are in urgent need of cleaning/replacing, and it felt like every lap of the track was a humongous effort.  I have plans this week to take off all my wheels, pop out the bearings, and give everything a good clean.  I was sitting on the track today, pulling a stack of gunk (including long hair, probably belonging to the previous owner) from the axles.  If there’s that much crap just on the outside, I dread to think what’s on the inside!  I managed 16 laps in 5 minutes during the “25 in 5” trial – the goal is to get 25 laps of the track in 5 minutes – that’s one lap every 12 seconds.  Considering my first attempt was 11 laps a few weeks ago, and my wheels are crappy right now, I’m ok with that.  Next week, with cleaner bearings and potentially grippier wheels (my wheels are slipping all over the track right now) I hope to improve on that.

I also resisted drinking beer and eating nachos at the pub we go to after practice.  I drank 2 diet cokes instead, and walked home rather than getting a lift with a friend.

Unfortunately I screwed up my stirfry recipe today, and ended up putting in about 4 times more baking soda in the beef marinade than I should have done.  J and I ate maybe 8 mouthfuls each, and gave up.  Yuck.

So by that stage, after an intensive 2 hour skating session, I was hungry. I ended up overdoing the shapers chocolate puds, and had THREE eggs with dinner, yolks included.  Dukan does not recommend this due to the fat/cholesterol content in the eggs, but I popped a Xenical with them so I don’t feel so bad.  Also, there’s no history of cholesterol issues in my family.  It should be noted that Dukan doesn’t recommend using Xenical, partly on the grounds of how expensive it is, however my GP thoroughly recommends it.  Plus, prescriptions are now free under the NHS  in Scotland, so I get all my Xenical for free.  So – if you want to do Pure Dukan, or you’re just starting out so you want to make sure you know where you stand, don’t take Xenical.  It’s right for me, but it’s not for everyone – especially not the “treatment effects” if you have too much fat in a meal when you take one – eek!

Day Two – Attack

Morning weigh in: 97.4kg

Daily LOSS: 1.5kg / 3.3lbs
Total LOSS: 1.5kg / 3.3lbs

Watercheck: oh dear.  Four pints of lager and a cup of tea.  I did walk a LOT today though, and stood for ages.  And cheered my lungs out.

Breakfast

  • 2 microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran porridge

Lunch

  • 11 mini satay sticks
  • 2 mini kabana sticks

Dinner

  • 2 roasted chicken thighs
  • a tiny mouthful of haggis ball
  • 160gm chicken tikka slices from Tesco

Exercise

  • about 60 mins walking

I should be feeling a bit bad about drinking beer on my second day of attack, but the truth is that I had so little to eat, and really NO carbohydrates aside from that and the porridge, that I’m not going to punish myself over it.

Today was a big day for my Roller Derby league – a big bout against one of Britain’s top teams.  Obviously I’m not good enough to compete, but I did help out by volunteering. As I said yesterday, I was assigned to the bake sale stall where I thought I’d be mega tempted, but the truth is, I was so busy selling these cakes/muffins/cupcakes/cookies that I didn’t have time to think about eating them myself.  And then I was so VERY excited to get out from behind the stall to watch the actual game being played that I didn’t have time for the carb monster.  It helped that I had some chicken satay sticks nearby to help with any hunger pangs.

However, after the game, I went out with the rest of the girls (and our men, at least, those of us of that persuasion!) and I drank beer.  Four PINTS of beer.  Not so good.  But as I said, I’m not going to beat myself up about it.  I have Fresh Meat training tomorrow, which is always INCREDIBLY hard work (I think of it as two hours of hell), so a few extra carbs won’t go unburned. 🙂

Day One – Attack

Morning weigh in: 98.9kg <<<—- MY NEW STARTING WEIGHT

Watercheck 3.0l including low calorie cordial and  cup of tea.

Breakfast

  • 2 microwaved eggs
  • Oatbran and flaxseed bread with zero fat quark and vegemite

Lunch

  • 1/2 a tesco roast chicken, no skin

Afternoon snack

  • Microwaved egg

Dinner

  • The other half of the tesco roast chicken – again, no skin
  • 2 beef burgers

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 10 mins cycling to and from Tesco
  • 2 hours gentle roller skating with plenty of breaks and stretching- but still quite physical!

For a first day, not too bad.  I didn’t have time to make my usual attack oatbran porridge, so I snaffled some of the (dukan friendly) bread that I make for J for breakfast.

I was faced with having to put out chocolate biscuits for a meeting today, and then there were leftover brownies after their lunch, but I was absolutely not tempted by any of them.  I think this reboot is good for me – I can focus on where things are going, rather than trying to remember what day I’m on.

I was initially a bit shocked at the morning weigh-in – more than 10kgs more than I was at my lowest weight on this diet, but I’m choosing to ignore that fact, and totally focus my energies on the road ahead.  Tomorrow’s going to be a test of will – my roller derby league has a big important bout on, and I’m volunteering to help out manning stalls and stuff.  As luck would have it, they’ve put me on the BAKE SALE stall! I’m going to be selling cakes and brownies and other sugary carb laden goods.

Great.

But I shall prevail.  Just thinking about being able to be fit enough to skate around that track and compete in a roller derby game (omg it’s a hard sport!) will be enough to keep my snout out of those cakes.  I seriously worship the women who play this sport competitively.

Day 346 – Attack day 2 of 7

Morning weigh-in: 96kg – EEK!!

  • Total lost 16.3kg/35.86lbs

Watercheck – 3.6l – tea, coffee, water and vodka with pineapple.

Breakfast

  • Oatbran & flaxseed toast
  • Mug of tea
Morning snack
  • Mug of coffee with milk
  • 5 pieces of grilled chicken bites

Lunch

  • 2x small grilled venison burgers
  • 2x gluten free cumberland sausages (yes, I know, they’re pork, but they’re low carb!)
  • grilled chicken bites

Afternoon snack

  • Vanilla Muller Light (Tolerated #1)

Dinner

  • 2x small grilled venison burgers (the Highland Game type)
  • Some vodka with pineapple juice.  I never said I was perfect.

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
I can definitely feel myself shedding excess water today.  Especially if the trips to the toilet all day were any indication – then again, I did end up drinking almost 4 litres of liquid, and 1.5l of that was plain ol’ water with no low-cal cordial added, which is a good thing.
I ended up not going for my walk today, cause a friend had asked me to help re-hem a shirt of hers to make it shorter, so my evening was a bit chewed up.  We did manage to create a much more wearable dress (my friend is practically hobbit-sized…)
Anyway, further in and further up! 🙂

Day 336 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh-in: 94.7kg

  • Total lost 17.6kg/38.72lbs

Watercheck – 1.5l – tea, water and low calorie cordial.

Breakfast

  • 3x microwaved eggs
  • Mug of tea

Lunch

  • Leafy green salad (forgot the chicken!)

Afternoon snack

  • Chocolate shapers pudding
  • Lemon muffin. I wish it was of the oatbran variety, but it wasn’t.

Dinner

  • Chicken breasts dry fried with Jamaican Curry seasoning
  • Very very naughty – 2x Tunnock’s chocolate wafer bars. *sigh*

Exercise

  • 25 mins cycling to and from work
  • 20 mins roller skating

I’m baaaack! Sorry for the terribly long time between posts, people.  I’d actually started writing a handful of  posts, but never got around to finishing them.  Life has been buuuussssy! Plus (as some people have rightly guessed) I have not been Doing The Dukan very well recently – I’ve kinda been all over the place, as today’s food diary shows.

I have been totally getting into sewing recently – making a whole stack of new clothes, because I’m a big fan of wrap dresses and there are NONE in stores right now.  Plus I hate the colours that are on the racks this season.  I must post some photos with my new outfits, all of which I will be wearing in Paris NEXT WEEKEND!  I have been, in fact, kinda obsessed with making new clothes.  It came to my attention recently that everything in my wardrobe was either too big for me, or was falling apart/getting worn through.  Even if I could afford new clothes, there’s just NOTHING in the stores that makes me happy, but the dresses I’ve been making for myself have been just SO satisfying.  Plus, I love the fact that when (and it will happen, eventually) I am back on a proper weight-loss downwards slope, I’ll have the skills to a) alter my own clothes to fit and b) make more! 🙂

The other thing that’s been drawing my attention away from this diet (because it is a very high-maintenance  diet if you ask me) is that I’ve also been going a bit mental around Roller Derby.  If you know nothing about Roller Derby, go rent the Drew Barrymore film, Whip It.  Anyway, I’m in training to join my local league – they have a 14-week “Fresh Meat” course to try and teach people all the things they need to know in order to actually be eligible to join the league.

Oh. My. God.  My first Fresh Meat session was two Sundays ago, and it was one of the most terrifying things I’ve ever had to do.  I’ve not skated since I was about 12, and my centre of gravity has definitely shifted upwards since then. I fell SO many times.  On my arse. On my hips.  On my knees & hands (though those falls were supposedly controlled, we were practising them.) Fortunately a lot of protective gear is compulsory – all the way up to the mouthguard.  I was bruised.  I was shaken. I wasn’t sure I had it in me to be a Roller Girl.

The day after Fresh Meat, I could barely walk for two days.

But then I put my skates back on every day and practiced.  I went to an informal training night almost a week later, and suddenly realised that I could skate without the deathly fear of falling over.

Now I’m loving it.  I’m starting to be able to skate a bit better, and though my muscles are sore after every training session, I know that each time, I can do a little bit more.  I never thought I could sweat that much either though.  When I finally take my helmet off at the end of a training session, my hair feels like I’ve just got out of the shower, and my elbow and knee pads come off with a sodden “slurp” – ugh.

One thing I really love about it is the people – all these awesome, daring, independent women (Roller Derby is an all-female sport) who aren’t afraid to be different, and to whom the word “weird” or “geek” have no meaning.  I feel totally at home with them.  I dunno, maybe it’s the camaraderie that goes with joining a team sport – I’ve never done team sports before. About the closest I’ve been to being in a team has been being in the Melbourne Youth Orchestra throughout my teens, and then various rock bands after that through my 20s.

Anyway, I’d better stop rambling, or I’ll never publish this post.  J is telling me off for staying up too late – g’night! 🙂

More updates soon – maybe after Paris.

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