Sunday, February 28, 2010

Day 14

Weight 7.30 am 104.1 kg - Another 200 gm to make a total of 600 so far this week.

Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, 1/4 cup plain yoghurt *no* I should take this right our because I rarely have a morning snack.

Lunch:- very badly organised on my part. 1/2 protein bar
Snack 2, icecream - 30 gms carbohydrate, surely this is under calculated but that was on the packet. 2 very thin slices of meat and a few beans out of a bean salad.

Dinner:- chicken, bean salad, baked courgette, and yoghurt with passionfruit
Snack 3, maybe

Drinking:- Water x 6
black coffee x 1
tea x 2

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *done*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*

Reading:- Day 14 titled 'Problem Solving' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Saturday, February 27, 2010

DAY 13

Weight 7.30 am 104.3 kg - Lost the remainder of the pesky gain + 400 gm

Dietry Ketosis *possibly but not tested*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, 1 Kate Morgan snack bar

Lunch:- lite tuna, lettuce etc salad.
Snack 2, about 3 pm yoghurt with passionfruit
Snack 3, 1.2 protein bar

Dinner:- chicken stir fry, baked courgette, salad, 2 plums.
Snack 4, I'm hungry and it's 10.30 pm. Do I have some yoghurt or just a drink of water?

Drinking:- Water x 6
black coffee x 1
tea x 1

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups.

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*

Reading:- Day 13 titled 'Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Friday, February 26, 2010

DAY 12

Weight 7.30 am 105.1 kg - Lost 900 gm of the pesky gain, 400 gm still to lose.

Ketosis *yes*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, 1/4 cup plain yoghurt *no* I should take this right our because I rarely have a morning snack.

Lunch:- 2 eggs, salad of lettuce, cucumber, tomato and orange bell pepper with balsamic dressing
Snack 2, about 3 pm yoghurt with passionfruit

Dinner:- Sausage, stirfry courgette, onion &mushroom, salad
Snack 3, about 8 pm rhubarb crumble, passionfruit with yoghurt
Snack 4, piece of cheese.

Drinking:- Water x 6
black coffee x 2
tea x 2

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *yes*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *done*

Reading:- Day 12 titled 'Who's In Charge of your 'Inner Committee'?' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

That's one of my best days. The only thing I have doubts about is the crumble topping but I only had 1 spoonful and it was neither sweet nor fatty, in fact rather dry and bland so hopefully not too much damage.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

DAY 11

Weight 7.30 am 106 kg ???? How did this happen. 1.3kg increase when I expected a drop. I do have swollen feet so hopefully mainly fluid retention.

Ketosis *yes*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, 1/4 cup plain yoghurt *no* I should take this right our because I rarely have a morning snack.

Lunch:- beef and lettuce salad. small apricot
Snack 2, about 3 pm yoghurt with passionfruit

Dinner:- roast chicken, mushrooms, courgettes, green beans.
Snack 3, about 8 pm cheese and green beans I felt very hungry so nibbled on about 1/2 cup sliced beans left over from dinner.

Drinking:- Water x 4
black coffee x 1
tea x 3

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *not quite*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no* I'm not very motivated....

Reading:- Day 11 titled 'Learn To Manage Stress And You'll Learn to Manage Food' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

DAY 10

Weight 7.30 am 105.6 kg ...Hmmmm! + 900gm not to fret as it will be mostly from eating the corned beef.

Ketosis *don't know*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, Cappuccino at Palms Mall

Lunch:- Nestles cappuccino sachet, mid afternoon
Snack 2, about 4 pm can lite tuna

Dinner:- BBQ beef pattie, small potato salad, 3 slices of beetroot, cauliflower. Diet jelly, (jello), with peach.
Snack 3, about 8 pm yoghurt but only if I really feel hungry *no*

Drinking:- Water x 5
black coffee x 0
tea x 1
cappuccino x 2

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *not quite*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*


Reading:- Day 10 titled 'You Are What You Think' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

DAY 9

Officially I can add more carbs for the next 6 days. That means I must get enough exercise to keep me in ketosis.

Weight 7.30 am 104.7 kg Today I weighed on W & A's scales which appear to be 1 kg heavier than my 'at home' scales. The truth will be revealed in 3 weeks.

Ketosis *don't know*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, *no*

Lunch:- lite tuna and salad, late.
Snack 2, about 4 pm cheese and the remainder of my lunch serving.

Dinner:- corned silverside of beef, very salty. carrot, onion and cauliflower.
Snack 3, about 8 pm yoghurt but only if I really feel hungry. *no*

Drinking:- Water x 2
black coffee x 0
tea x 3

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *no*

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*


Reading:- Day 9 titled 'Biomodifiers - You can do things that will make it easier for your body to lose weight.' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Monday, February 22, 2010

DAY 8 - WEEK 2 BEGINS WITH MAINLY PROTEIN DAY

This is not going to be an easy day because we are leaving about mid-day, stopping at Mum's to pick up Jay who will bring our car home. Our flight is at 5 pm so we will have about 2 hours to fill in at airport. (Turned out to be a little more than 1 hour which soon went). Arrive Christchurch 6.20pm and hope they have something organised for tea. I will need a quick trip to SuperMarket for breakfast yoghurt and frozen berries.

Weight 7.30 am 104 kg slightly less but not where I'd hoped. Will not change small goals until we are back from Christchurch as am hoping it will average out on the right side.

Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, WW. Jelly

Lunch:- frittata
Snack 2, about 3 pm cappuccino
Snack 3, about 5.30 cheese and 6 grapes

Dinner:- pork chop.


Drinking:- Water x 8
black coffee x 1
cappuccino x 1 with sugar
tea x 3

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *done*

Exercise:- 20 minutes or until I've completed 4km on cross-trainer. *no*

Reading:- Day 8 titled 'The More enthused The More You Lose' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Sunday, February 21, 2010

DAY 7

Weight 7.30 am 104 kg I'm a bit annoyed to see no change but when I weighed this morning I had to re-set the scales as the pointer was below zero by at least 1 kg. How long it has been like that? I don't know.

Ketosis not tested. I have run out of Ketostix until I can go to a large Christchurch Pharmacy. Suburban ones generally only supply when ordered.

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, 1/4 cup plain yoghurt *no*

Lunch:- 2 Oopsie rolls sandwiched with a filling of lettuce salad, tiny sprinkle of grated cheese and smear of dressing. An under sized lunch serving but I had nothing to boost it with and forgot to take my apple with me to Mum's.
Snack 2, piece of cheese *

Dinner:- Broccoli Frittata,
Snack 3. about 8 pm. WW strawberry jelly with yoghurt and passionfruit cream. The cream is made by mixing the contents of 1 passionfruit with 1 heaped teaspoon of thick yoghurt. *no*

Drinking:- Water x 2
black coffee x 2
tea x 4

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *no*

Exercise:- 20 minutes or until I've completed 4km on cross-trainer. *no*

Reading:- Day 7 titled 'Recognising Rationalisation in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Saturday, February 20, 2010

DAY 6

Weight 7.30 am 104 kg

Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie *

Lunch:- tuna salad made with with lettuce, red bell pepper, grated carrot, balsamic dressing. 1/2 fresh apple *
Snack 1, Kate Morgan snack bar

Dinner:- Oopsie Rolls, the recipe can be found here. I've been wanting to make these forever so 'new food,' lettuce salad, 1/2 apple I am impressed. In spite of having the oven too hot these oopsie things worked well. I put them on baking paper. Will grease it next time. I can imagine an alternative muffin made this way for a treat.

Snack 2, WW jelly (jello) with passionfruit cream made by mixing a small spoon of yoghurt with the fruit.

Drinking:- Water x 4
black coffee x 1
tea x 4

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups.

Exercise:- 20 minutes or until I've completed 4km on cross-trainer. *done*

Reading:- Day 6 titled 'The Denial Trap' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Friday, February 19, 2010

DAY 5

I'm not in ketosis and yesterday's chocolate cake has put my weight up a little too. The price of folly

I have a few challenges today again. Dr's appointment for blood pressure check and renewal of prescription. My Dr. is nice but I hate these visits not to mention the cost. Will spend some time with Mum before coming home so need a plan to get through the middle part of the day safely.

Weight 7.30 am 104 kg

Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, 1/4 cup plain yoghurt *no*

Lunch:- beef and lettuce
Snack 2, about 3 pm yoghurt *no*

Dinner:- Homemade pork sausages. This is a new recipe so could be interesting!

I sort of followed a recipe for homemade chorizo from About Recipes. I changed the spices a little using cajun, cumin, lemon, garlic and cider vinegar mixed into pork mince. I made 4 reasonably sized patties. I could have boosted the spice with a pinch of chili and it would have been really nice served with tomato salsa. I'll do this again tweaking it until I have a worthwhile result.

Snack 3, about 8 pm yoghurt but only if I really feel hungry.

Drinking:- Water x 4
black coffee x 1
tea x 1

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *no*

Exercise:- 20 minutes or until I've completed 4km on cross-trainer. *no*

Reading:- Day 5 titled 'Cravings Caused By People, Places, Emotions And Events' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

My day changed twice and I have frittered it away. In the finish TWJ went into town for my meds and I stayed at home, I think I'm very tired from yesterday and not enough sleep as I couldn't even read No ability to concentrate or focus on the words.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

DAY 4

Officially I can add more carbs for the next 6 days. That means I must get enough exercise to keep me in ketosis.

I have a few challenges today. We are leaving home about 9.30 am, spending most of the day at Mum's but have appointments in town. I'm cooking tea for us there and won't be home till about 9. It's easy to not eat properly and end up very hungry at the wrong time. Also there are some food minefields at Mum's.

Weight 7.30 am 103.5 kg

Ketosis *yes*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, HB egg *no* Instead I had a piece of cold beef.

Lunch:- beef and lettuce salad with dressing. keeping carbs 50-80gm but not measuring and not at home so will see
Snack 2, about 3 pm yoghurt *no*

Cappuccino and large wedge of chocolate cake with cream and chocolate icing. Hmmmmm! There's no way I can exercise myself back into ketosis from this.

Dinner:- braised steak & broccoli The broccoli became beans.
Snack 3, about 8 pm yoghurt but only if I really feel hungry. *no*

Drinking:- Water x 6
black coffee x 2
tea x 2

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *done*

Exercise:- 20 minutes or until I've completed 4km on cross-trainer. *done*


Reading:- Day 4 titled 'Those @#%&! Cravings' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

DAY 3

Weight 7.30 am 103 kg

Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, about 10.30 am plain Greek yoghurt, probably about 1/4 cup *no*

Lunch:- beef and lettuce
Snack 2, about 3 pm yoghurt *no*

Dinner:- Marinated and grilled Kingfish with young silverbeet/chard
I couldn't eat the fish. I'm not a fan of fish.

Snack 3, about 8 pm yoghurt but only if I really feel hungry. *yes*

Drinking:- Water x 6
black coffee x 1
tea x

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *no*

Failed to have my regular snacks so too long a gap between lunch and dinner. *Not Healthy*

Exercise:- 20 minutes or until I've completed 4km on cross-trainer. *done* 4.3 km.


Reading:- Pages 55 to 77 in my Lean For Life book. *done*

WEEK 1 DAYS 1 & 2

Day 1. Complete Fast. Drinking water and black coffee. Not recommended but worked for me. No gut pain. Yay!

Day 2. Copied from main Blog:- Today I have a plan recorded here and will up-date as I go along just to keep me in check. This will be an extremely boring post for any visitors.

Weight 7.30 am 104 kg
Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1 about 10.30am plain Greek yoghurt, probably about 1/5 cup

Lunch:- egg salad made with iceberg lettuce 2 boiled eggs and NO vinaigrette
Snack 2 about 3 pm yoghurt

Dinner:- cold roast beef and silverbeet
snack 3 about 8 pm yoghurt but only if I really feel hungry.

Drinking. Water x 4
black coffee x 2
tea x 1

Exercise. aprox 20 minutes or until I've completed 4km on cross-trainer.

Plan B going out this evening and re-arranged the day somewhat. Swapped lunch for tea and no snacks. No exercise. Blaaaaa! Not enough water.

Reading:- 2-3 chapters in my Lean For Life book. *Done*