Wednesday, March 31, 2010

DAY 45 - 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 13

half way through the 25 day challenge to lose 6 kg I've still got 4 kg to lose. I think I'm overestimating my ability to stay on program.

Weight 7.30 am 101.5 kg expected gain

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- 9 am. Smoothie *no*
Snack 1; *no*

Lunch:-
Snack 2; 3 pm slice of cheese

Dinner:- roast beef with mixed lettuce etc. salad and Paul Newman balsamic vinegar
Snack 3;

Drinking:- Water x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 1

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
15 minutes cross-trainer *no*

Reading:- Blogs

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

DAY 44 - 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 12

'
Danger - Tired after a lovely but long day yesterday. We arrived home 12.15. Didn't sleep well as foot and leg cramps and itchy skin kept disturbing me.

Weight 7.30 am 101.2 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- 9 am. Smoothie *no*
Snack 1; *no*

Lunch:- cold roast beef, lettuce, tomato sandwiches. 4 large thick slices of bread with heaps of butter
Snack 2; yoghurt and passionfruit *no*

Dinner:- 2 slices of bacon with one egg. Custard, figs and small spoon icecream.
Snack 3; slice of cheese

Drinking:- Water x 0
black coffee x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 1
large glass of ginger beer x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
15 minutes cross-trainer *no*

Reading:- Blogs

Monday, March 29, 2010

DAY 43 - 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 11 - WEEK 7

Weight 7.30 am 101.2 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no* No exercise yesterday

Breakfast:- 9 am. Smoothie *yes*
Snack 1; *no*

Lunch:- 1/8th John's ham & mozarello pannini. 3/4 large wedge pavlova and berries, cappuccino at Colenso
Snack 2; sausage roll and cappuccino at Mooloo Cafe, Waitakaruru

Dinner:- panfried gurnard, 3 crumbed scallops, few veges, green salsa, small chipped potatoes, water at Cafe in Pukekohe
Snack 3; *no*

Drinking:- Water x 4
black coffee x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 1
cappuccino with sugar x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *yes*
15 minutes cross-trainer

Reading:- Blogs

One of the best travelling days ever. Didn't go according to original plan as we waited 2 hours in Thames for Laptop to be serviced as they would not courier it to us. Browsed shops for 2 hours. After dinner walked down street, aprox 15 minutes reasonable pace.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

DAY 42 - 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 10

Weight 7.30 am 101 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no* No exercise yesterday

Breakfast:- 9 am. Smoothie *yes*
Snack 1;

Lunch:- cold roast beef and salad *yes*
Snack 2; piece of cheese

Dinner:- Anne's Lean Pizza Except it was much higher in Carbs and calories than I thought.
Snack 3; *no*

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 2
Ginger Beer x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
15 minutes cross-trainer *no*

Reading:- Blogs

Not as healthy as it could have been.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

LFL DAY 41. 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 9

Weight 7.30 am 101.2 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no* No exercise yesterday

Breakfast:-11 am. Smoothie *yes* - doing better
Snack 1;

Lunch:- tuna and lettuce + salad *no*
Snack 2; 6 thin water crackers with teaspoon cream cheese

Dinner:- roast beef with carrot, broccoli, cauliflower
Snack 3; before 8.30 pm. Yoghurt and figs with ww. diet jelly. *Yes*

Drinking:- Water x 0
black coffee x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 4 or 5

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
15 minutes cross-trainer *no*

Reading:- Blogs

Feeling much better tonight. The anger and irritability seem to have gone.

Friday, March 26, 2010

LFL DAY 40. 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 8

Weight 7.30 am 101.5 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no* No exercise yesterday

Breakfast:- Oops! 11 am. sausage and 1 egg. raw carrot.

Snack 1; 5.30 pm WW. jelly with fig and yoghurt

Lunch:-
Snack ;,

Dinner:- rump steak, lettuce, cucumber and tomato.
Snack 3; before 8.30 pm. Yoghurt and passionfruit but only if I'm really hungry. *no*

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 1
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 3
Nestle cappuccino sachet with 1 large teaspoon sugar x 1

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk
15 minutes cross-trainer

Reading:- Blogs

Another unhealthy day in that I have not eaten regular meals and hardly any water and no exercise. I cannot afford to let this continue. The slippery slope is too close.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

LFL DAY 39. 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 7

Weight 7.30 am 101.5 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no* No exercise yesterday

Breakfast:- Oops! 11 am. smoothie *yes*
Snack 1,

Lunch:-
Snack 2,

Dinner:- stir-fry chicken, onion, capsicum, mushroom, soy sauce, large pinch cornflour. WW. jelly with fig
Snack 3, before 8.30 pm. Yoghurt and passionfruit but only if I'm really hungry. *no*

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 2
Nestle cappuccino sachet with 1 large teaspoon sugar x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk
15 minutes cross-trainer

Reading:- Blogs

A highly unhealthy day in that I only ate 2 meals and hardly any water and no exercise. I need to get this corrected tomorrow. The slippery slope is too close.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

LFL DAY 38. 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 6

Not a good day. I caved in to the tiredness. I mooched, no breakfast, 3 coffess, little water, didn't dress but had a bath late afternoon. I feel better tonight.

Weight 7.30 am 101.75 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no* Possibly too much cheddar cheese, ie too many fats and no cross-trainer

Breakfast:- smoothie *no*
Snack 1,

Lunch:- cauliflower pizza and salad
Snack 2, 2 thin water crackers

Dinner:- Pork chop, carrot, cauliflower, broccoli and spoon of mashed potato.
Snack 3, before 8.30 pm. Yoghurt and passionfruit but only if I'm really hungry. *no*

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 1
Nestle cappuccino sachet with 1 large teaspoon sugar x 3

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
15 minutes cross-trainer *no*

Reading:- Blogs

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LFL DAY 37. 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 5

Weight 7.30 am 101.75 kg

Dietry Ketosis *yes* nice and pink

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1,

Lunch:- chicken salad with balsamic dressing
Snack 2, Cheese, raw carrot

Dinner:- Cleochatra's cauliflower pizza, not highly successful from my point of view. Next time I have pizza it will be salsa and grated parmesan or cottage cheese on thin tortilla; dessert W.W. jelly, teaspoon each of plain yoghurt and figs.
Snack 3, before 8.30 pm. Yoghurt and passionfruit but only if I'm really hungry. *no*

Drinking:- Water x 4
black coffee x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 4
Nestle cappuccino sachet with 1 large teaspoon sugar x 1

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *yes* although my body felt very weary. 2.3 km same as yesterday - 50 minutes.
15 minutes cross-trainer *no*

Reading:- Days 1,2,3 in my Lean For Life book

Monday, March 22, 2010

LFL DAY 36. 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 4 - WEEK 6

Weight 7.30 am 102 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1,
Lunch:- Tuna with lettuce salad
Snack 2, Yoghurt and passionfruit


Dinner:- roast chicken with veges
Snack 3, before 8.30 pm. Yoghurt and passionfruit but only if I'm really hungry.

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 5
Nestle cappuccino sachet with 1 large teaspoon sugar x 1

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *yes* 2.3 km, almost 1.5 miles or 3500 steps on softer sand than usual because the tide was full, leaving none of the very firm sand I like. Body felt a little weary as though I might need a rest day. I don't want to break the momentum. 3 days in a row becomes 4 becomes a life time.
15 minutes cross-trainer *yes* I managed 30 minutes, more than 4 km. So I'measily doing 1 km in 5 minutes.

Reading:- Days 1,2,3 in my Lean For Life book

Carbohydrates:-

Smoothie = 20
Cappuccino with sugar = 14 nutritionally low value carbs
1/4 cup Greek yoghurt with 1 passionfruit = 8
can lite tomato & basil tuna = 2.6
my salad = 2
Roast chicken & vegies = 10

Total = 57
.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

LFL DAY 35. 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 3

Weight 7.30 am 102.25 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1, Yoghurt and passionfruit

Lunch:- Cleochatra's Low Carb pancakes with fresh unsweetened fig compote
Snack 2, protein pancake

Dinner:- Wedge of cheese
Snack 3, 110 gm raw carrot

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 0
Strawberry and Mango tea x 4
Nestle cappuccino sachet with 1 large teaspoon sugar x 2

Daily Goal:- 2.5 lt or 8 - 10 large cups. *no* I'm only managing to drink about 1.5 lt. of water or tea. Don't counr coffee.

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *yes* 2 km about 40 minutes
15 minutes cross-trainer *yes* 15 minutes, 3.3 km,

Reading:- Days 1,2,3 in my Lean For Life book

Saturday, March 20, 2010

LFL DAY 34. 25 DAY CHALLENGE - DAY 2

Weight 7.30 am 102.5 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1,

Lunch:- Lite tuna,and lettuce, cucumber, balsamic dressing.
Snack 2, piece of cheese

Dinner:- stuffed mushroom with onion, bacon, cottage cheese, left over cooked green beans and a little cheddar. Not all that good. I don't think the beans and cottage cheese were a good idea.
Snack 3,

Drinking:- Water x 3
black coffee x 0
Strawberry and Mango tea x 2
Nestle cappuccino sachet with 1 large teaspoon sugar x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *yes*
15 minutes cross-trainer *no*

Reading:- Days 1,2,3 in my Lean For Life book *no*

Friday, March 19, 2010

LFL DAY 33 - MargieAnne's 25 DAY AMAZING CHALLENGE BEGINS

Weight 7.30 am 103 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1,maybe a raw carrot *no*

Lunch:- ham, cottage cheese, red capsicum, cucumber, carrot, dash onion and lettuce salad, balsamic dressing
Snack 2, yoghurt and passionfruit *yes*

Dinner:- braised or grilled rump steak with slow cooked onion and green beans *yes*
Snack 3, raw carrot *yes*
Snack 4, small banana

Drinking:- Water x 5
black coffee x 0
Strawberry and Mango tea x 2
Nestle cappuccino sachet with 1 large teaspoon sugar x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk
15 minutes cross-trainer *yes* I did 6.5 km in 30 minutes. Go Me!

Reading:- Days 1,2,3 in my Lean For Life book

Thursday, March 18, 2010

DAY 32

Not in the groove and another day going over to Mum's. I've given up somewhat already today.

Weight 7.30 am 103.5 kg I deserved that 0.5 kg gain

Dietry Ketosis *no*

4 am cappuccino and large muffin with butter

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1,

Lunch:- 2 toast slices of Burgen bread buttered and filed with cucumber
Snack 2,

Dinner:- 2 large slices of toast bread, loads of butter, banana and grape jelly, cappuccino
Snack 3,raw carrot

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 0
Strawberry and Mango tea x 1
nestle cappuccino sachet with 1 large teaspoon sugar x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
15 minutes cross-trainer *no*

Reading:- Days 1,2,3 in my Lean For Life book *no*

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

DAY 31

Ordinary weight loss day rather than mainly protein. See Blog.

Weight 7.30 am 103 kg 1 kg less than last weigh on these scales 3 weeks ago.

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- 2 HB eggs .... threw another wobbly because I had no brozen berries for a smoothie.
Snack 1, muffin and Nestle sachet cappuccino

Lunch:-
Snack 2, muffin and cappuccino

Dinner:- 4 large slices of thick bread with ham and relish
Snack 3, 9.30 pm. muffin & cappuccino

Drinking:- Water x 3
black coffee x 0
Strawberry and Mango tea x 1
nestle cappuccino sachet x 3

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk
15 minutes crosstrainer

Reading:- Days 1,2,3 in my Lean For Life book.

Day was a disaster for me. I feel cranky and more cranky.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

DAY 30

Weight 7.30 am 103.4 kg Gives me a total loss of 1.3 kg, almost 3 lbs in the 3 weeks we have been in Christchurch with W & A.

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1, cappuccino

Lunch:- subway, 6 inch chicken fillet, medium soda
Snack 2, about 3pm Did not happen Big Mistake
5 pm icecream

Dinner:- 7 - 8.30 pm became a bit of an eating fest or binge! 6 small bananas, 1 sausage, 1 HB egg, 6 large slices of white toast bread, too much butter, jam, honey.
Snack 3, 8 pm yoghurt but only if really hungry *no*

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

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*

Reading:- Day 2 in my Lean For Life book. *no*

Totally exhausted by the time we got home. after 6.30 pm. Combination of long day, and poor food choices and timing of meals.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Day 29 WEEK 5 BEGINS

Today should be mainly protein but we are having lunch out. It's our last day in Christchurch and tomorrow involves a lot of travelling including waiting time at the airport. We leave the house here about 9.30 am and we don't expect to be home before 5 pm although our flight is less than 1 1/2 hours. Wednesday, Day 31, will be my mainly protein day this week.

I'm happy with what I ate and drank today. It will not get me closer to goal weight but will do minimal damage and all was totally enjoyable.

Weight 7.30 am 104 kg Another 0.3 kg I feel bloated and heavy so might be due to the salt in last night's sausages.

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- black coffee, oopsie sandwich, avocado and marmite.
Snack 1, *no*

Lunch:- Quiche & salad. I couldn't eat all the pastry or the over sweet relish or the over-dressed salad. I did eat a few, say equal to a small to medium potato with a little sour cream. Unsweetened cappuccino. The coffee was so good I was drinking it and enjoying before I realised I had not added sugar. Yay me!
Snack 2, about 3pm iced coffee, creamy but not too sweet and very refreshing.

Dinner:- Marrow stuffed with mince. Not very hungry.
Snack 3, 8 pm yoghurt but only if really hungry *no*

Drinking:- Water x 4
black coffee x 1
capuccino x 1
iced coffee x 1
tea x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *yes* plus strolling around the Mall.

Reading:- Day 29 back to square 1. Chapter 1 in my Lean For Life book. * done*

NB I would normally follow the Lean For Life 6 week program but coming to Christchurch to stay with our son for 3 weeks has made following the program a little hit and miss. I've been more in maintenance mode than weight loss. For that reason I am beginning the 6 week program from the start or in other words extending the weight loss phase by another 4 weeks which is totally permissable.

The program works by dividing the 6 weeks into 4 weeks of weight loss and 2 weeks of 'Metabolic Adjustment' which is like preparing for permanent maintenance or in my case giving the body a chance to settle at the weight achieved and make it easier to go on to lose more weight without getting stuck in a long plateau. It all makes sense when I read 'the book,' and I like the idea of having a small change before going back into the weight loss period refreshed and enthused again.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

DAY 28

Weight 7.30 am 103.7 kg Bother! up 1.5 kg to be expected after so many carbs yesterday and I didn't take my evening meds last night.

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1, *no*

Lunch:- oopsie sandwich, avocado & marmite
Snack 2, about 3pm oopsie sandwich cucumber.

Dinner:- crumbed chicken sausage with mushroom and beans
Snack 3, 8 pm yoghurt but only if really hungry

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 0
tea x 1

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk

Reading:- Days 23 - 26 Catch up on the unread chapters in my Lean For Life book.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

DAY 27

Weight 7.30 am 103.2 kg

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie *no* 4 slices of toast, butter and marmalade
Snack 1,

Lunch:- About 3 pm. large savoury muffin with butter and cappuccino
Snack 2, about 3 pm see lunch

Dinner:- sausage, 2 slices of bread, lettuce, single serve Sara Lee cheesecake, hot cross bun
Snack 3, 11 pm. 2 hot cross buns buttered.

Drinking:- Water x 2
black coffee x 1
Nestle mochoccino latte sachet, sugar!
double cappuccino
tea x 1

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *not exercise pace but up and down steep paths at Gethsemane Garden for about 1 and half hours

Reading:- Days 26 titled 'Go With The Flow' in my Lean For Life book. *no*

Not my most glorious day. I must get my head in place for tomorrow. I did not enjoy eating off plan and now I can expect plenty of heart burn tonight.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Day 26

Weight 7.30 am 102.2 kg

Dietry Ketosis *yes*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1, water crackers with 1 slice of cheese

Lunch:- pastrami & lettuce salad sandwich, buttered bread, teaspoon cream cheese.
Snack 2, about 3 pm piece of cheese

Dinner:- pizza on tortilla, fruit salad & yoghurt
Snack 3, 12 pm. cheese & lettuce

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 1
Nestle mochoccino latte sachet, sugar!
tea x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*

Reading:- Days 26 titled 'Go With The Flow' in my Lean For Life book. *no*

Thursday, March 11, 2010

DAY 25

Weight 7.30 am 102.9 kg - another 100 gm and back to my lowest recent. I'm pleased with this WI because I usually show a gain after a big day out.

Dietry Ketosis *?* The colour is faint so debatable.

Breakfast:- smoothie *no*
Snack 1, *no*

Lunch:- Tried yoghurt but didn't go down well. 1/2 cup courgette from last night water crackers
Snack 2, water crackers and cheese slice

Dinner:- courgette with slice of cheese, water crackers
Snack 3, 8 pm. yogurt but only if I'm hungry *not going to happen*

Drinking:- Water x 3
black coffee x 1
tea x 0

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk

Reading:- Days 25 "Taking The Offensive: Overcoming other 'Real Life' Temptations" in my Lean For Life book.

I haven't drunk enough water. I have felt quite unwell today. The gut pain that hit me an hour after my meal on Saturday night has never completely left me. Yesterday went well so I thought it was just one of those nothing things but I've slept a lot today, struggled to eat and drink although I'm hungry. I've also got a headache so will go to bed early and hope whatever it is has gone away tomorrow.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

DAY 24

Weight 7.30 am 103.3 kg - another 500 gm and back to my lowest recent.

Dietry Ketosis *yes*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1, Frittata left over from yesterday,
Snack 2, a few nibbles on free samples at show, maybe 3.

Lunch:- Pastrami & lettuce salad, cheese slice. 1/2 slice bread
Snack 3, cheese slice.

Dinner:- pork steak and courgette onion stir-fry
Snack 3, 8 pm. yogurt if I'm hungry

Drinking:- Water x 4
black coffee x 1
cappuccino with 1 tsp sugar
tea x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *yes* Not at exercise pace but I was on my feet walking around the show 9.30 am to 3 pm with sit-downs equal to about 1 hour

Reading:- Days 24 "Success Strategies: Meeting 'Real Life' Challenges" in my Lean For Life book.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

DAY 23

Weight 7.30 am 104 kg - half the weekend damage gone.

Dietry Ketosis *no* I'm very hungry this morning. My stomach thinks my throat's cut! I don't know what to do as another protein only day seems too harsh right now. I think the best way is to take it one meal at a time and be really modest with dressing and higher carbohydrate vegies in my salads. I need to be sure to eat my snacks.

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1, 1/4 cup Greek yoghurt with fresh passionfruit.

Lunch:- ftittatta & lettuce salad.
Snack 2, about 4.30 pm yoghurt with passionfruit

Dinner:- chicken salad with balsamic dressing.
Snack 3, 8 pm. yoghurt if I'm really hungry *no*



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

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*

Reading:- Day 23 titled 'A Healthy Investment' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Felt off colour right up to tea time then suddenly came right.

Monday, March 8, 2010

DAY 22 - WEEK 4 BEGINS WITH MAINLY PROTEIN DAY

Weight 7.30 am 105.1 kg A major gain thanks to weekend off plan.

Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, HB egg, 4 cherry tomatoes

Lunch:- piece of cheese, piece of roast beef.
Snack 2, as lunch
Snack 3, similar ... today is hard going, very tired too.

Dinner:- medium sized steak with small amount of lettuce
Snack 4,

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

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

Exercise:- Walk for a total of 1 hour *no*

Reading:- Day 22 titled 'The Power Of Practice' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Today has been an endurance test. I'm glad it's time to go to bed. I'm headachy and sipping water but I stayed true to the program so hope to see some results tomorrow. I was not happy with me weekend eating which naturally resulted in a weight gain. I got what I deserved.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

DAY 21

Weight 7.30 am 104 kg

Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie sans yoghurt
Snack 1, large muffin

Lunch:- 1 HB egg, ham wrap, large muffin
Snack 2, Diet Coke,

Dinner:- ham & cheese wrap, 3 or 4 sausage rolls, chocolate flavoured hot cross bun
Snack 3, 2 slices of toast bread with butter and the yummiest pesto as spread. Not Good

Drinking:- Water x 1
black coffee x 1
tea x 1
Diet Coke, didn't count how much, possibly 700ml

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*

Reading:- Day 21 titled 'Visualisations: What You Get Is What You See' in my Lean For Life book. *no*

So much for having a mainly protein day.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

DAY 20

Oh My! I can't believe that I've almost completed 3 weeks LFL. I haven't lost a huge amount of weight but I am making reasonable progress. It would br much better if I was doing the planned walking.

Today will be interesting. We leave in about 1 hour for a whole day out. Lyttleton Farmer's Market, Akaroa and the Giant's House. Home in time to tidy up and dinner at A's. Dad's Club.

I'm going to enjoy the day, making the best food choices I can but not being paranoid. I will probably do back to back protein days tomorrow & Monday.

Weight 7.30 am 103.6 kg - another 200gm - that will teach me for not exercising discipline last night.

Dietry Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1, cappuccino at Lyttleton Market, no sugar

Lunch:- 2 boiled eggs, 1/2 slice bread, little grated cheese, about 1 tablespoon, 2 wheatmeal crackers
Snack 2, about 4 pm. single scoop icecream cone

Dinner:- Hawaiian ham steak with bean & carrot salad, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and a large wedge of baked pumpkin. Pavlova, cream and little strawberry syrup.
Snack 3, 8 pm. stomach ache

Drinking:- Water x 5
black coffee x 1
cappuccino X 1
tea x 1
artificial orange juice

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *maybe* but wandering rather than regular pace.

Reading:- Days 20 'Affirming The Positive' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Friday, March 5, 2010

DAY 19

Weight 7.30 am 103.4 kg - up 600gm - that'll teach me for not exercising discipline last night.

Dietry Ketosis *didn't even bother*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1, 1/4 cup Greek yoghurt with fresh passionfruit. *no*

Lunch:- chicken & lettuce salad. *yes*
Snack 2, about 3 pm. cheese

Dinner:- frittatta
Snack 3, 8 pm. cheese

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

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*

Reading:- Day 19 titled 'Overcoming Plateaus' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Thursday, March 4, 2010

DAY 18

Weight 7.30 am 102.8 kg - another 500gm bites the dust I'm on track for my next goal.

Dietry Ketosis *yes*

Breakfast:- smoothie *yes*
Snack 1, 1/4 cup Greek yoghurt with fresh passionfruit.

Lunch:- chicken & lettuce salad.
Snack 2, about 3 pm yoghurt with passionfruit

Dinner:- stuffed mushroom, vegie bake
Snack 3, 8 pm. chicken
Snack 4, 10 pm sausage roll, ham & cheeese sandwich!!!!!
Snack 5, 1 am 2 ham & cheese sandwiches. !!!!!!!

Drinking:- Water x 4
black coffee x 2
Nestle mochaccino latte sachet, sugar!
tea x 2

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*

Reading:- Days 17& 18 titled 'Why Are You Doing This To Me' & 'Your Mental Blueprint: Who - And How - Are You Supposed To Be?' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

DAY 17

Weight 7.30 am 103.2 kg - maintained

Dietry Ketosis *yes* nice strong pink

Breakfast:- smoothie *no* Not good. did not eat until after midday
Snack 1, *no*

Lunch:- chicken & salad.
Snack 2, about 3 pm - half Kate Morgan meal replacement bar, nibble of chicken, 1 small walnut

Dinner:- chicken and bean salad
Snack 3, 8 pm banana

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

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*

Reading:- Day 17 titled 'Why Are You Doing This To Me?' about sabotage, in my Lean For Life book.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

DAY 16

103.2
Weight 7.30 am 103.2 kg ...another 500 gm gone. That makes 1.5 since I first weighed myself on A's scales last Tuesday morning. Ugh! time zones drive me crazy. Blogspot is on USA time. Today is Tuesday in New Zealand. If I continue I will achieve my goal for the end of this fortnight. Yay! Plenty of incentive to work the program there.

Ketosis *don't know* didn't have time to test.

Breakfast:- piece of cheese
Snack 1, Cappuccino at Palms Mall, 1/2 savoury muffin, teaspoon butter

Lunch:- smoothie
Snack 2, *no*

Dinner:- Oopsie hamburger, lettuce, tomato, red bell pepper, bean salad, dressing.
Snack 3, about 8 pm yoghurt but only if I really feel hungry *no*

Drinking:- Water x 3
black coffee x 1
tea x 2
cappuccino x 1 with 1 small teaspoon raw sugar

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

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*


Reading:- Day 16 titled 'If You Want To Change Your Body You Have To Change Your Mind' in my Lean For Life book. *done*

One of those days. I went to the Mall after planning to stay home. The result was irregular eating pattern, no walk and not enough water drunk. Otherwise it's been a good day.

Monday, March 1, 2010

DAY 15 - WEEK 3 BEGINS WITH MAINLY PROTEIN DAY

Weight 7.30 am 103.7 kg Brings me to 1 kg gone since we arrived in Christchurch.

Ketosis *no*

Breakfast:- smoothie
Snack 1, small piece cheese

Lunch:- 2 H.B. eggs
Snack 2, about 3 pm 1/2 protein bar

Dinner:- beef bolognaise sauce with beans & courgette
Snack 3, cheese,

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

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

Exercise:- Walk for a total of 1 hour

Reading:- Day 15 titled 'Values And Vision' in my Lean For Life book. *done*