Wednesday, 31 August 2011


This is my breakfast omelette, I have it pretty much every day, the only thing that changes is the vegies!

Day 2 Morning - Feeling fine

I managed to get up and go for a run this morning, really only because I needed to pee at 6:30am and there didn't seem to be much point in going back to bed half an hour before my alarm went off. I'd stayed up a bit later than anticipated trying to understand maths and wasn't so keen on getting up that early, but it worked out okay in the end.

I could definitely tell that the seasons were changing, it was actually light outside, which makes running a whole lot nicer. I did okay for the first 20mins but then I was in struggle-town for the last 10, it wasn't helped by the fact that the route I'd taken didn't quite get me to 30mins by the time I got near home, so I had to run around the same block a few times in order to make up the time, which I hate doing. Oh well, still got to 30mins in the end, even if it was slow and difficult.

I weighed myself this morning and was amazed, the scales showed 74.6kg!!!! That's the lowest weight I've ever seen on the scales, however I weighed myself about 10 times because my scales, despite being new and not cheap, are prone to giving me several different weights in the space of 5mins (we're talking 2kg differences without anything changing, just me hopping on and off). The final weight I got was 75.1kg, which is still good, but not quite as good as if there is a 4 in there! Oh well, I'm sure it's all water weight anyway, but it's still motivating.

Day 1 food

I'm procrastinating about doing my stupid uni assignment right now. It's maths-based and I'm struggling! Very tempted to eat the last Lindt ball that I know I have in the cupboard, but I'm going to be strong!

So this is what I ate today:

Breakfast (7:30am) -  2 egg omelette with some baby spinach and tabasco, coffee with skim milk - 219 cal, 6.7g carb.

Snack (11am): 35g mixed almonds, wasabi peas and japanese peanut crackers things -130 cal, 14.1g carb.

Lunch (1:30pm): Salad (baby spinach, tomato, green capsicum and carrot) with a can of salmon with tomato and onion - 200 cal, 14g carb.  Mandarin - 42 cal, 8.2g carb.

Snack (3:00pm): 130g low fat cottage cheese - 117 cal, 4.7g carb.

Snack (5:30pm): 1 scoop Slimfit ultra low carb protein powder with 200ml skim milk - 201 cal, 10.8g carb.

Dinner (8:15pm): Italian chicken casserole (chicken drumsticks, vegetables, stock and canned tomatoes w/ herbs) - 446 cal, 22.3g carb.   150g fat free natural yogurt and 3 strawberries - 95 cal, 13.3g carb.

Total: 1486 cal, 95g carbs.
Exercise: 30mins power-walking - 127 calories
Balance: 1 calorie and 5g carbs to spare! WOO!

So, I didn't do too badly at all today! I probably should have spread the calories more evenly across the day and not had so many for dinner, but I was really late home from work and it was just easier to re-heat the leftovers than start from scratch.

I am going to try and go jogging or do weights tomorrow before work because I'm having lunch with K and A, so I should save up some calories for that. I'll probably end up going over the 100g of carbs tomorrow because we're going out for Japanese and there will be rice, but that's not such a big issue if I stick within my calories.

Overall I would say today is a success :)

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Day 1 - I can do this!

I've started a new blog because I want to lose weight before trying to wear an incredibly short, tight, latex dress at Saints and Sinners, which is only 5 weeks away (!), and I think that posting everything on the internet for everyone to see will help me stick to my plan better, because I will have people to be accountable to!

I used to have a similar weight-loss blog on LJ, but LJ seems to have gone downhill rapidly in the last few months so I've decided that a change of scenery is in order.

To give you some background, I've been losing weight for quite a few years now, my heaviest ever weight was 107kg, which was the point where I saw a photograph of myself and said enough is enough! I've been slowly losing weight ever since.

My lowest weight that I've been since I began dieting is 75kg, which was back in April.. I'm really not sure what I was doing back then, but I don't seem to be able to replicate it now! I'm currently 75.8kg, but I've been losing and gaining the same 1-2kg for months now and it's driving me slightly crazy.

My short term goal is 5kg, I know I may not get there before Saints and Sinners due to the short time-frame, but I'm going to try! My longer term goal is 68kg, it would be amazing to get to 65kg, but my boobs are already saggy enough as it is with all the weight gain and loss, so I don't want to go too crazy with it.

So.. what is the plan? Well, after being recommended the book "Why we get fat" by Gary Taubes, and seeing a couple of friends have awesome success with The Dukan Diet, I've been trying to cut out non vegetable/fruit related carbs most of the time (Sunday night pizza with the boy totally doesn't count!).

I choose not to do the full-on protein-only part of the Dukan Diet as I have high blood pressure caused by my kidneys and don't wish to end up with kidney failure later in life, I'm probably being overly cautious and would be fine, but I think with kidneys it's better to be safe than sorry.

According to Calorie King, my daily calorie limit is 1360, so I am going to try and stay within that and also aim for less than 100g of carbs a day, which can be difficult, so as long as I'm less than 150g I will be happy.
Exercise will be walking, jogging, weights and swimming too if I can find time to get to a pool.

Enough waffling, lets get on with it! I will post what I've eaten at the end of the day, otherwise I'll be posting all the time. Maybe there'll be photos too!

Current weight: 75.8kg
Current goal: 70.8kg
Days til S&S: 36