Posts Tagged ‘Self control’

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 43 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 94.8kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.1kgs /0.22lbs
Total loss: 5.1kgs /11.220lbs

Watercheck: 4.0l – tea, coffee and low-cal cordial

Breakfast

  • mugs of tea
  • flaxseed & oatbran bread with extra light philly and vegemite
  • 3x microwaved eggs

Lunch

  • 6 gluten free sausages

Dinner

  • Chicken salad

Exercise

  • 32 mins walking around the Meadows
  • 43 squats

I drank SO much liquid today! FOUR litres. I was thirsty. And I know I’ll see some of that staying with me in the morning (and publishing this post the next day – I was right, I was way up on the scales this morning.)

Aside from that, another near-perfect PV day. More packing. A little interview prep. And tidying up for my parents arrival Tuesday night.

Did I mention already that it’s going to be a big week? 😉

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 34 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 94.8kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.7kgs /1.54lbs
Total loss: 5.1kgs /11.22lbs

Watercheck: 1.8l – coffee, low cal cordial and a diet mojito!

Breakfast

  • Mug of tea
  • 2x microwaved eggs

Lunch

  • grilled chicken thigh pieces with Caribbean spice seasoning

Dinner

  • 2 more microwaved eggs
  • flaxseed & oatbran bread with extra light philly and vegemite

Exercise

  • 20 mins hill walking to see a potential wedding venue up Arthur’s Seat
  • No squats today – my knee is actually not feeling that great

Gaaah! Today was supposed to be a vege day, but it never really happened. We got a lot done today – took Link to the vet for his last round of injections to become an outdoor kitty, went to visit the new house and take various measurements, and went to scope out a possible wedding venue. But cooking a vegetably meal was not top of our list…

Day 33 – Cruise PP

Morning weigh in: 95.5kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.2kgs /0.44lbs
Total loss: 4.4kgs /9.68lbs

Watercheck: 1.5l – tea, coffee & water

Breakfast

  • Mug of tea
  • Ham and cheese omelette

Lunch

  • two microwaved eggs – though one was a double yolker! Thanks go out to one of my work colleagues for giving me that – he knows how excited I was by the prospect of double yolked eggs!
  • fat free fromage frais with cocoa and sweetener

Dinner

  • 2 more microwaved eggs
  • 2 gin and slimline tonics
  • 1 glass of red wine

Exercise

  • 1.5 hours gentle skating practice
  • 33 squats

Today was supposed to be a vege day, but it didn’t really transpire that way. I had a couple of cherry tomatoes chopped up in my omelette, but that was it. I’ll consider doing a couple of vege days over the weekend, depending on how the Scales of Woe are behaving.

It was a super busy day today. I quite literally had meetings all day, and then off skating as soon as I got home. Skating practice was SUPER fun tonight – the girls I skate with are totally awesome, and I’m getting crossovers more and more.

Yes, I know I had alcohol at dinner time – but at least it was slimline tonic! And the eggs helped to absorb some of the alcohol. Honest. Don’t give me that look!! 😉

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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