Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 5

DAY 5

Days Gluten Free x 0

Weight 7.30 am - ?? kg

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 5

General Well-being:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- OK

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Snack 1:-

Lunch:- savoury eggs with lettuce

Snack 2:- unsweetened cappuccino

Dinner:- frittata, salad, sausage

Snack 3:-

Drinking:- Water x 2
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 3
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2
cappuccino x 1

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Anti-candida pills:- am N pm N

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*
Swim in sea *no* x 0 for week

Walks this week:- x 0

Total walked this week:- = 0 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 10 km,

10 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 1011 km.

1004.5 to go


River Day at Hikuai. Left home 8 am and back in Whitianga abut 5 pm. Quick trip into SuperMarket for sausages and eggs. A quick visit with Mum and Lynn, (sister), and home for tea. I'm pretty tired. It's been a lovely day and I know I've received a special touch from God.

I was delighted to find I kept to my basic food plan. The only thing I can feel sad about are the 3 sausages but I was really hungry.

REPORTING BACK.........

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Day 4

DAY 4

Days Gluten Free x 0

Weight 7.30 am - 95.5 kg

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 5

General Well-being:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- OK

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Snack 1:-

Lunch:- frittata with salad

Snack 2:- egg

Dinner:- frittata

Snack 3:-

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 4
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2
cappuccino x 0

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *no*

Anti-candida pills:- am N pm N

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*
Swim in sea *no* x 0 for week

Walks this week:- x 0

Total walked this week:- = 0 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 10 km,

10 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 1011 km.

1004.5 to go


I'm going to River Day tomorrow and will sleep at Mum's tonight, going there after tea. Jon will come with me as he has to take Jane's car back to garage for a small job. Today is preparation, mostly in my headspace.

I'm trying something new. Since it is only one night away I've made my smoothie and frozen it in the tupperware shaker. I'll put it in Jane's fridge overnight and it should be jst about right in the morning. Lunch at River Day is always a little difficult. Do I take my own salad, or buy fruit and eat what's available. I had thought I would take a frittata but then Ill have to make another one today. Maybe I can do savoury eggs and take some salad veggies for me. I really want to avoid all the sweet baking that is normal fare on River Day. I can't believe how few peole take nice lunch food. It always looks more like a decadent afternoon tea.

REPORTING BACK.........

On my way to Mum's armed and dangerous .... well kind of prepared.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

DAY 3

DAY 3

Days Gluten Free x 1

Weight 7.30 am - 96.0 kg

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 5

General Well-being:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- OK

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Snack 1:-

Lunch:- frittata

Snack 2:- frittata

Dinner:- frittata, bread butter cucmber

Snack 3:- nuts

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 3
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2
cappuccino x 0

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *no*

Anti-candida pills:- am N pm N

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*
Swim in sea *no* x 0 for week

Walks this week:- x 0

Total walked this week:- = 0 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 10 km,

10 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 1011 km.

1004.5 to go


On my own for most of today. John has left early to take Jane's car for servicing. Not often I have the house to myself so i'm going to relish it.

Feeling somewhat better this morning. There is definitely a wheat or gluten aspect to my moods.

Skin, scalp as itchy as ever. Yukky weather, damp and humid doesn't help.

A whole day ahead of me. No books worth reading. Might get out quilt and watch aon-line video. That's after reading all my on-line friends.

Think I'll make a frittata for lunch and then there will be safe left overs for snacking.

REPORTING BACK.........

Not stellar but improving. Didn't drink enough water etc. John was back early afternoon. Too soon but I shouldn't moan.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

DAY 2, YEAR 2

DAY 2

Days Gluten Free x 0

Weight 7.30 am - 96.5 kg

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 3

General Well-being:- on 1-10 scale = 4

Mood:- Low but improving. I'm working on it. Coffee helps.

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Snack 1:-

Lunch:- 2 sausages with tomato, veggie sauce.

Snack 2:- nuts

Dinner:- eggs and bacon with cheese and tomato

Snack 3:- nuts

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 3
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2
cappuccino x 0

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *no*

Anti-candida pills:- am N pm N

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*
Swim in sea *no* x 0 for week

Walks this week:- x 0

Total walked this week:- = 0 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 10 km,

10 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 1011 km.

1004.5 to go


Woke up tired and weary. I tell myself the numbers on the scales don't affect my mood but if I'm honest they do. I'm annoyed that my one year anniversary of keeping this record was marred by my eating over the weekend and now I'm struggling to get back on track.

I didn't want to go to Mum's Saturday but had no choice. I messed up, couldn't be bothered working out healthy meals so bought us fish and chips. But I didn't stop there. I'm not a huge fan of fish so bought a hamburger for me as well. I also stopped at the dairy to buy Mum some pikelets and bought myself a 750 ml bottle of lemon lime and bitters, not diet, and some ginger kisses. I found some hokey pokey icecream and Jane's nestle coffee sachets, and I also ate some of Mum's bread and biscuits. Not all at once but grazed too well. I was glad to come home Sunday afternoon but felt slightly bloated with too much food, too many carbs and especially sugar. The damage was done and now I'm trying to undo it but I still feel terrible.

Why did I eat so badly.

1. It was well into Friday evening before Jane phoned to say she needed to stay closer to Whangmata. I was already struggling with the knowledge I had to be at Mum's Sat and Sun while she was on call. I am finding this a terrible burden and it takes a of of energy to have a good attitude on the days I have to be at Mum's. It's complex and I'm not going to try to unravel it here. To some extent I've come to terms with what is, but please God, I never burden my own children this way. I would find it easier to live in the same house but that's not ever going to happen as long as Jane wants to continue in her present job.

Am I sacrificing my own happiness for my daughter? Yes, to some extent this is true. Am I making a martyr of myself. I hope not. We have a generally simple life and while what Mum and Jane want dictates our lifestyle it's better for us to live here, away from the day to day contact with Mum. We have peace and quiet and many days when we can do exactly as we like. It's not forever although it's lasting much longer than we could have foreseen.

2. I was on my own. John wanted to stay home. I have come to depend on him. I am more likely to stay on track when he is around. I doubt if I would have decided to buy takeaway if John had been with me. We share the chores and caring and I feel less burdened, more in control.

3. I slid back into poor sleep patterns. Didn't sleep well Friday night, Saturday I watched m.ovies on TCM till late and woke again at 4 am, not able to sleep, more of the same on Sunday night last night some improvement in that once I turned out my light about 1.30 a it stayed off.

I've had my whinge.

With one coffee inside me and the 2nd one on the way I am starting to feel brighter. I'm not happy that I depend on coffee to stimulate me but today I'd have been no better than a dead duck without it.


REPORTING BACK.........

I have done nothing today except read Blogs and do puzzles. I managed to stay grain free

Saturday, February 12, 2011

DAY 364

DAY 364

Days Gluten Free x 1

Weight 7.30 am - 95.0 kg

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 6

General Well-being:- on 1-10 scale = 7

Mood:- Good

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Snack 1:-

Lunch:-

Snack 2:-

Dinner:-

Snack 3:-

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 1
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2
cappuccino x 0

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *no*

Anti-candida pills:- am N pm N

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*
Swim in sea *no* x 0 for week

Walks this week:- x 0

Total walked this week:- = 0 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 10 km,

10 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 1011 km.

1004.5 to go


Definitely 95 kg, no questions.

Sleeping at Mum's tonight. I need to manage my food so I at least do not gain again. Breakfast tomorrow will be Kat Morgan sachet. I think I'll make a large fritttata for lunch and snacks.

REPORTING BACK.........

Friday, February 11, 2011

DAY 363

DAY 363

Days Gluten Free x 0

Weight 7.30 am - 95.0 kg

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 6

General Well-being:- on 1-10 scale = 7

Mood:- Good

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Snack 1:-

Lunch:- 2 eggs, cheese, lettuce and tomatoes, bananas

Snack 2:-

Dinner:- chicken stir-fryrock , melon, nuts.

Snack 3:-

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 5
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2
cappuccino x 0

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Anti-candida pills:- am N pm N

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no* 4 minutes = 1 km.
Swim in sea *no* x 0 for week

Walks this week:- x 0

Total walked this week:- = 0 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 10 km,

10 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 1011 km.

1004.5 to go

I can't see daylight on the upper side of 95 kg but it's so close I'm claiming the 0.5kg loss. At this rate I could possibly be around 94 kg for my official weigh in on Monday. That would make me really happy although I keep telling myself this is not a numbers game but a bid for successful lifestyle.

My desire to see the numbers decrease over-rules my wise logic.

I think I have the whole day at home.

Planned activity includes 5 minutes on cross-trainer, walk to the beach, minimum 1 km. Read Journals/Blogs. Get my quilt out as the weather is cool and I can sew.

REPORTING BACK.........

Tired. cross-trainer but no walk.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 362

DAY 362

Days Gluten Free x 4

Weight 7.30 am - 95.5 kg

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 6

General Well-being:- on 1-10 scale = 7

Mood:- OK

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Snack 1:-

Lunch:- dental apt. maybe a Kate Morgan coffee shake
cappuccino, mushroom and bacon fettuccine

Snack 2:-

Dinner:-lettuce, slice of cheddar cheese and a few baby tomatoes.

Snack 3:- Banana

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 15
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2
cappuccino x 1

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *no*

Anti-candida pills:- am N pm N

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *yes*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*
Swim in sea *no* x 0 for week

Walks this week:- x 0

Total walked this week:- = 0 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 10 km,

10 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 1011 km.

1004.5 to go

I'm a miniscule over 95 kg but again to keep things honest I've recorded t as 95.5 kg. I have every chance of being under 95 kg by Monday. That would be great encouragement.

11.30 am Dental appointment. I'm book in for an hour so will be a fairly grim session. The good part is Superannuation are picking up the bill and I pay them back with an $8 a week deduction for the next two years so that's how long this work must last.

REPORTING BACK.........

Dentist went well. I believe I had a mild food allergy reaction this afternoon.

Have gone as far as I can with the mosaic sea horses for now. It appears that some tiles were missing from one of the kitsets. Will go on line and see if it's worth ordering. Otherwise I'll have to put them away until we go to Christchurch in May.

My bed calls.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

DAY 361

DAY 361

Days Gluten Free x 3

Weight 7.30 am - 96 KG

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 5

General Well-being:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- OK

Breakfast:- Smoothie

Snack:-

Lunch:- 1 HB egg, lettuce, few baby tomatoes, 2 mushrooms, with cheese

Snack 2:-

Dinner:- 2 hamburger patties, mixed veggies.

Snack:- almonds and brazil nuts about 10 altogether

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 5
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2
cappuccino x 0

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Anti-candida pills:- am N pm N

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*
Swim in sea *no* x 0 for week

Walks this week:- x 0

Total walked this week:- = 0 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 10 km,

10 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 1011 km.

1004.5 to go

I'm a miniscule under 96 but can't justify recording it as 95.5. I think I'll get out my mosaic sea horses and begin them. I need to pick up something creative and see it through until completed.

Need to get ketostix.

REPO
RTING BACK.......

Reasonable day. I did get the mosaic sea horses out and only have a few tiles left to glue on the first one. The second one will be different. The kitsets don't seem to have exactly the same tils and I'm worried about running out. I will either have to do the remainder by mail order or ask Amanda to get them for me. I'm impressed with how it looks. Makes me feel clever even tough there's nothing much to it if someone else has already worked out the design and selected the tiles.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

DAY 360

DAY 360

Days Gluten Free x 2

Weight 7.30 am - 96

Dietary Ketosis *?*

Energy Level:- on 1-10 scale = 5

General Well-being:- on 1-10 scale = 6

Mood:- OK

Breakfast:- Greek yoghurt and 6 boysenberries

Snack:-

Lunch:- 3 small HB eggs

Snack 2:-

Dinner:- steak, cauliflower, cheese, carrot & kumera mash

Snack:- rock melon

Drinking:- Water x 0
Strawberry and Mango Tea, etc x 5
Coffee, black, unsweetened x 2
cappuccino x 0

Daily Goal:- 1.5 lt. or 5 - 6 large cups *yes*

Anti-candida pills:- am N pm N

Exercise:- 30 minutes walk *no*
5 minutes cross-trainer *no*
Swim in sea *no* x 0 for week

Walks this week:- x 0

Total walked this week:- = 0 km

Continues Today

My Challenge this week is to walk 10 km,

10 km to go.

My challenge for the rest of the year is to walk 1011 km.

1004.5 to go

It has taken me so long to get back here. I'm not sure whether it was the disappointing eating with weight gain as I recovered or whether it has been the slow recovery from the bug. At last no nausea and no dizziness. I now feel strong enough to gather myself up and begin again with some enthusiasm. I'm glad to reach this stage. In the process of beginning LFL and this is my 3rd mainly protein day. I doubt I'll be in ketosis and no ketostix to measure, because I ate 3 bananas yesterday, only 2 meals but I don't think bananas are a protein. *smile*

I'm going to make a determined effort to follow LFL and do the daily workbook for the next 6 weeks.

We have a holiday, flights booked, coming up. May 16th to 31st with Amanda and Wayne. Amanda is doing LFL again as she said she is more than 100kg. It would be so cool to be under 85kg when we go down. I would be able to shop for NEW CLOTHES and, since I badly need new winter clothes, what better place than Christchurch. I have 14 weeks so it's possible for me to loose up to 15 kg in that time. It's only possible if I follow THE PLAN It would be mighty amazing to be around 80 kg.... imagine that.

Must not get too carried away by possibilities. So often I sabotage myself doing that.

REPORTING BACK.......

Felt a little over full, over loaded after eating dinner as though the steak was sitting heavy in my stomach.

Otherwise a good day.