Posts Tagged ‘Weight loss’

Day 74 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 94.7kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.2kgs / 0.44lbs
Total loss: 5.2kgs /11.44lbs

Watercheck: 1.5l

Breakfast

  • mug of coffee
  • oatbran porridge with sweetener

Lunch

  • 2 breasts of chicken
  • microwave steamed broccoli, asparagus and cherry tomato with a little soft goats cheese mixed in

Dinner

  • Fillet steak with steamed vegetables and a red wine reduction.

Exercise

  • 40 mins cycling to and from work

OK, so we’re heading back down in the right direction. Phew. The leg’s feeling a little better, so I pushed a bit harder on my cycle to work, and took an alternate route home, just for the fun of it – I felt like exploring. It didn’t take me that much longer, but I found new things, yay! πŸ™‚

I am on a steamed veggies kick today. Steamed vege for lunch, steamed vege for dinner. I can’t be trusted with seasoning a steak (I always make it too salty somehow) but fortunately J cooks the best steak ever. We can’t wait to get a BBQ! EVERYTHING will be bbqed when we get a BBQ. We just need to find the perfect BBQ. Any suggestions? I was thinking about looking for a hybrid gas + charcoal, so that we have the option of both/either if we want – has anyone ever had any experience with a hybrid before?

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. πŸ™‚ 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. πŸ˜‰

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… πŸ˜‰

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 69 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 94.9kgs

Daily LOSS: 1kgs / 2.2lbs
Total loss: 5kgs /11lbs

Watercheck: 1.6l

Brunch

  • 2x mugs of coffee
  • 3 low carb sausages
  • scrambled eggs
  • 3 grilled tomatoes (fresh from the greenhouse!)
  • 2 lean bacon medallions, grilled

Dinner

  • grilled chicken breast with Nandos Portugese BBQ marinade

Exercise

  • Lots of up and down stairs in my house, building flat-pack furniture.

Not much to report today, save for a “HELL YEAH”! Β The loss continues. I am pleased. πŸ™‚ I’m going skating tomorrow, so there’s some good exercise in the bag. Though I fear that, given I’ve not skated in a month, my muscles are going to take a beating, which generally means that they’ll be retaining water tomorrow morning as they heal. Och well. I’ve totally missed skating! πŸ™‚

Oh, one last thing – this was supposed to be a PV day, with the tomatoes at breakfast, but it just kinda didn’t work out that way. Our kitchen still isn’t really sorted out properly yet, though we’ve finally got a pantry in so we can start unpacking all the various cooking ingredients which have thus far remained in boxes scattered throughout the hall outside the kitchen. Once that pantry’s fixed to the wall, the cooking ingredients will be back in easy reach, and cooking might become easier again. Hurray!

I’ve had some requests to post photos of the new place – maybe this needs to be done Dukan-style, with before and after photos? πŸ˜‰ I’ll see what I can do.

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 Β 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. πŸ™‚

Day 49 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 93.7kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.2kgs /0.44lbs
Total loss: 6.2kgs /13.64lbs

Watercheck: 1.7l – low cal cordial, tea, coffee & diet coke

Breakfast

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

Lunch

  • Chicken tomatoey thingie made by my mum, with leftover cabbage

Dinner

  • Lamb rogan josh – indian takeaway. No rice. No naan. No poppadoms. And therefore, no post-indian carb-coma, yay!

Exercise

  • 3 trips of house moving across town, and all the up and down stairs involved in that
  • 15 mins cycling to and from the Indian takeaway to pick up our order

Wow, the loss continues, I’m so glad! I suspect that after the indian this evening, that won’t continue tomorrow, but I tell you what, it was very much needed. It’s been another big day!

We are progressing well with the move. We’re almost at the point where we can start dismantling furniture, and the last room to be properly done is the kitchen. The rest of the rooms have been gutted and look like bomb sites – but bomb sites that will be easily cleaned up once we go through each one with a cardboard box for keepsies and a garbage bag for chucksies.

Tuesday we hire a van and a couple of helpers to help out with the big furniture. I think that’s going to be the most stressful part of the move – the van. Vans scare me (or rather, the threat of accidentally scratching a van and someone else’s car scares me) and some of the roads we have to drive down are decidedly narrow. But J will be driving as I’ve not yet sorted out swapping my Aussie driver’s licence for my British one. Heh heh heh… πŸ˜‰

My folks are heading off tomorrow, which is sad. It’s been fabulous having them here – it’s not been stressful like you might expect having houseguests to stay right in the middle of a house move. I was determined that they weren’t going to lift a finger, that they were our guests, but my mum has ended up cooking for us, my dad has helped pack boxes and cart them downstairs, and both of them have been wonderful for moral support. They’ve moved house 10 times in my lifetime, three times internationally, so they’re pretty old hands at this whole house-moving malarkey. Plus, my mum cooks a mean low-carb feast – and they’re both on board with the low carb thing. In fact, my dad did Atkins a few years ago and basically cured his diabetes. So it’s actually been really easy having them with us. Yay for non-stressful parental visits! πŸ™‚

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. πŸ™‚

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

Day 47 – Cruise PV

Morning weigh in: 94.3kgs

Daily LOSS: 0.5kgs /1.1lbs
Total loss: 5.6kgs /12.32lbs

Watercheck: 0.9l – tea, sugarfree cordial

Brunch

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

Late lunch

  • Chicken nuggety bits
  • Cumberland sausages
  • Carrot and celery sticks with low-fat dip

Exercise

  • Nuthin’

We got the keys for the new house today! Busy day! My parents were with us, and we all had a glass of champagne in the back garden, with a chicken & sausage picnic. Β Twas lovely.

My folks bought us the most incredible microwave oven as a flat-warming gift – it does convection heat, a grill AND a microwave – like a Tri-Vection oven from 30 Rock. I can’t wait to see what I can cook in that! πŸ˜‰

And now the work begins. We’re going to try and ferry a few car loads of stuff over to the new house over the weekend and Monday, and we’re hiring a big Luton van on Tuesday for all the big stuff. I’m exhausted just at the thought of it, but very excited!

We also met our new next-door neighbour (and his dog – Link’s gonna love that) and he seemed lovely, so that’s nice. πŸ™‚

Oh, and yay – check out the whoosh on the scales!

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? πŸ˜‰

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