Day 15 Monday 5th July
Weight: 70.7kg (+0.1)
Phase: Protein + Veg
A small gain this morning but I’m not concerned, I still have a cold and suspect that it’s a natural reaction to not loose weight when your sick. I’m going to measure myself today because I see a dramatic change in my body that doesn’t necessarily show up on the scales.
Breakfast: 2 spoons of oatbran porridge, 1 boiled egg.
Lunch: Pumpkin soup, beef steak with mushroom sauce, roasted pumpkin skins and green beans.
Dinner: Corned beef, broccoli, cauliflower, white sauce.
Snacks: 2 coffees, left over veggie & beef casserole
Day 16 Tuesday 6th July
Weight: 70.8kg (+0.1)
Ok now I’m frustrated, another gain, I guess I am one of the few who are resistant to diets because of the amount I have attempted before. I want to give up today, but I’m giving it one more day before I hoover a pizza! I’m going to up my exercise, measure my water more carefully, no sauces or Desserts and if there is a loss tomorrow I’ll get my head back on track. So what do I think went wrong? I ate out at a families house so even though the meal looked safe there could have been extras added, I know my stomach blew up like a balloon after lunch and that happens with something in Carbs. I suspect the curry powder used in my pumpkin soup. I was enjoying my flatter stomach but I relived the old days last night. *Sigh* onwards we go…
Afternoon update: My cravings are out of control, I feel like pizza, garlic bread, ice cream, chocolate all at the same time! I’ve just made an extra sweet coffee to calm down but if I make it through today without cheating it will be a miracle! This is the only time since the first day of attack that I have craved things, must have something to do with not loosing weight, my brain is searching for a way to give in… well brain I have some news for you, I wont! I hope this time of plateau is a sign than my body is adjusting to the new weight and it wont come back. I also think that because I was doing more exercise before I started this diet the shock of the food has worn off. I’ve been working on getting fit since January, and I have improved my cardio fitness heaps, I was just not dropping any significant weight. Today I have done over an hour of exercise and I’m hoping that will make the difference on the scales tomorrow. *fingers crossed*
Breakfast: oat bran porridge, boiled egg, coffee
Lunch: 1/2 chicken breast with herbs and cream cheese
Dinner: 1/2 chicken breast in 1 yolk, 3 whites omeltte with 1 tablespoon of low fat cheese.
Snack: coffee, green tea
Dessert: 1 tablespoon of diet chocolate mousse.
Exercise: 40 mins Zumba DVD , 20 mins walking
Day 17 Thursday 7th July
|Weight: 70.1 (-0.7kg) WHOO!|
|Phase: Protein + Veg|
|Hooray a loss FINALLY! I was back on Attack yesterday to try and get this weight and/or water moving. I had been 4 days without a loss and almost gave up. I also discovered a few things, the Nestle Diet mousse I was eating is too high in carbs so I can only have a half serving a day, which is fine, most of the time I only need a chocolate fix and I’m good. I also watched my salt intake and added very little to my meals, I avoided beef yesterday as well.|
Also I found that 30mins of walking is not enough for my body because I was already doing that and more before the diet, so lucky me needs to do about 1 hour a day to make a difference! Lucky I work from home and have the opportunity to do that type of exercise, I would much rather a nice leisurely walk around the park but I think I will need to do a bunch of aerobic style dvds to keep my weight-loss train chuggin’.
We’ve just hit a major business milestone today in my company and we are celebrating tonight with some champagne, this could throw me back into a plateau but celebrating means more to me and I have plenty of time to make up for it.So today is a bit of a break from the diet and I’ll be back into it tomorrow.
Well you could say I took my break day a little crazy, I ate most things I wasn’t allowed and it was obvious I am not ready to come off this diet. Hope the scales are kind to me tomorrow :/
Day 18 Thursday 8th July
|Weight: 70.1 (0)|
|Ha Ha how funny is that, I didn’t gain any weight after all that I ate and drank yesterday! Want to know my secret? Green Tea, it’s a natural diuretic, it helps your kidneys flush out the extra fluid your body holds onto when eating salt or drinking alcohol. I had one after breakfast and one before bed yesterday amazing!|
Day 19 Friday 9th July
|Weight: 70.7 (+0.6)|
|Phase: went nuts|
|Well lets just pretend today didnt happen.|
Day 20 Friday 10th July
|Weight: 70.7 (0)|
|Back on the wagon today, feel better after eating pasta yesterday, now I can move on without dreaming about it. Sadly my cold is back and my nose is running like a tap, so hard to get the momentum going when I keep getting sick.|
Day 21 Saturday 11th July
|Weight: 70.7 (0)|
|Phase: Protein + Veg|
|The day started well, but I’m obviously struggling to stay on track, I wish week 3 was as easy as week 1 & 2 were. The excuses I am giving are the head cold is making me tired and I don’t feel like cooking, my partner scraped the side of the car so I ate chocolate to cope. But there are no excuses, if I wanted it bad enough I would behave. I am going to re-read the book and hopefully relive the ‘ah hu’ moment where I recommit to this fully or not at all.|
Week 3 Round Up
Well week 3 was certainly a less than perfect week, I had illness, I gave in to temptation and put on weight (0.5kg). I am still 1.2 kg away from my first goal of 69.9kg, I keep getting within a few hundred grams and just can’t get under 70kg. Hopefully this week will be my week. Motivation is low, but I will keep trying hard, once I crack into the 60s I think the motivation will go back up and I will feel I have really achieve something great.