Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I blew it!

I think I'm going to have to start back tracking my food intake on CK as I totally blew it last night with my food intake.

Yesterday I had a shocker with food. I was so freaking tight I barely drank my coffee in the morning, struggled through a few rice crackers, lunch was a half eaten soup half of which ended up in the toilet. Mid afternoon I had a packet of mamee noodles which totally didn't sit right with me and ended up in the sink, so by dinner time I felt totally drained and in NEED of food. My husband asked that I cook nachos for dinner. I make up the mince but add extra veges like capsicum, mushrooms, onions and tomato to make it semi-healthy. My husband just has the corn chips, mince and cheese. I put myself a cup of the mince, around 25g of the chips and added a dolop of sour cream and some guacamole which I had made up. Perfect size for me, ate it in 30-40 mins. And then I had a choc wedge ice-cream at 163 calories, then a Jarrah hot chocolate with 4 marshmallows (and a couple extra marshmallows as I was making it). So ended up eating a little more than I should have last night!!

Today I'm struggling through a bowl of quick oats, but at least I'm not hungry and it's nice and soft for me to get down!! I have cruskits with the left over guacamole, tomato, roast chicken slices and cottage cheese for lunch. Not sure how that will go... we'll see. Also plan to have a small latte in the afternoon and a mandarin if I can manage it. Dinner is going to be 1 rissole or a small piece of baked fish with a light batter on it, some steamed cauliflower and brocolli and 1 baby potato baked into wedges.

I am definitely going to start tracking my food intake into Calorie King. I found that I was alot more accountable with my food intake and calorie intake if I knew just how much I was eating. I'm also going to start measuring my food again just so I keep the portions in check.

Didn't make it to my spin class either this morning. My legs are so freaking sore from the pump class yesterday I looked like an old lady getting out of bed this morning (you all know what that's like right?!?!). Don't worry, I'm still going to the Abs Butts and Thighs Class at lunch time today. Its a good class and will help me to get my legs moving and hopefully get some blood circulating to get those nasty lactic acid toxins out of my thighs!!! Definitely loving the exercise though and will look forward to when I'm not hurting so much!! I'll also go to the gym after work today for a 30 min walk.

Still not drinking enough water either. We normally buy low joule cordial but my husband accidentally picked up the full sugar cordial which I have been drinking. God it tastes good, but at 100cal a glass I can't really afford to be drinking it. Thank goodness it's nearly all gone!!

OK, enough from me.

LBG xx

Monday, July 28, 2008

I'm Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!

Where the hell did two weeks just go!?!?! I'm writing this from my desk at work, and I'm practically suicidal from having to troll through so many freaking e-mails... back to reality I guess. *sigh*

Well, I had a wonderful time on my honeymoon. I was very very active - 3 days of Skiing and tramping and then loads of swimming, snorkelling and scuba diving the next week! The highlight was definitely the scuba diving. I always thought that I was "too fat" to do scuba diving, but the wet suit and scuba tank went on and did up with no problems at all! I even had to wear a weight belt cos they needed more weight... how ironic!! *lol*

Food wasn't the main focus of my holiday (obviously other things were my focus during our honeymoon *wink wink*). I did miss the fact that I couldn't eat whatever took my fancy. My meals were really limited to soups, soft foods like risottos and stews while skiing (which was fine with me cos they were lovely and warming!) and then when we were in Fiji I was limited to cereal for breakfast, 1 scone (couldn't eat the second one), a couple of hot chips, loads of cocktails and soft drink. Which didn't worry me too much because it was really too hot to eat. We did work out that I could share my husbands meals, so for breakfast I would have his baked beans, mushrooms and the yolk of one of his eggs (he doesn't like baked beans), which would keep me going until well after lunch. I'd then pinch a few of his hot chips when we were sitting by the pool having lunch (which sometimes stayed down, sometimes came back up) and then for dinner it was a bit of a hit and miss. The fish, disappointingly, was very very meaty and tough. Not like the delicate atlantic salmon that I can normally eat. So while I can normally eat fish, I didn't do too well with the tropical fish selections they had. I would either eat some of my husband's meal, order a kids meal (cheaper!!) or have an entree and a dessert instead. One thing we did do, which was very norti was we bought packets of chips which went down really easy, which we wouldn't munch at the pool, when we were having our afternoon cocktails or while sitting in bed watching TV. Still, good news is that I didn't put on any weight... bad news is that I didn't lose any either. But lets just say I didn't give a flying fuck what I ate on my honeymoon... and it felt good! Magnum Ice Creams, Full cream hot chocolate drinks, chocolate mousse, creme caramels, creamy risottos, pringles, cocktails with cream in them, full sugar soft drinks, creme brulee... the list goes on. But if I hadn't had the band, I'd be 5kg heavier right now... thank god for my band!

Currently sitting on 87kg!

So now that i'm back, it's time to get back into the exercise routine at bit. Was at pump this morning, legs trembling... but well worth it. tomorrow will be a spin class in the morning and Abs Butts and Thighs at Lunchtime, Wednesday will be ABT again and Thursday night will be Body Jam. Friday will be a rest day and Saturday will be Spin/Pump combo.

Off to Thailand in 3 weeks!!! YAY! So can't wait. I would LOVE to be at 85kg by Thailand. Not sure if that is going to happen, but I'm sure as hell going to try! I've also decided not to get on the scales as often as I am... once a week is good enough.. not every day..

My goals for this week:
1. 7 gym classes this week
2. 2 L water every day - struggling at the moment cos I'm so freaking tight!
3. Protein/veg at each dinner meal
4. Soups for Lunch every day (limited calories)
5. No scale action until Sunday 3rd August
6 More blogging action!

Ok, that's it from me. Will catch up with everyones blogs as soon as I have some free time!

LBG xx

Thursday, July 10, 2008

2 sleeps to go!!

Soooooo excited about my up-coming Honeymoon! I'm off to New Zealand for a week and then flying over to Fiji. So it's a week of Skiing and a week of Sun and sand.. the best of both worlds really! Don't be jealous!

I picked up some snow clothes the other day. Size 16 fit me with jeans and a jumper on underneath! I look like a marshmallow, but I totally felt skinny. Got me thinking that if I hadn't lost the weight I don't know where I'd be getting my snow clothes from. My husband thinks I look so cute in my snow outfit! hehe

Food at the moment is really a hit and miss for me. I really struggle in the morning with breakfast to the point where I PB'd tea this morning! I really only eat one meal a day, usually dinner, which is quite small. During the day I just pick, or have crackers with cheese or cup-a-soups... I'm eating alot of carbs at the moment... and I know I should be having more protein but I'm finding it difficult to eat, I can't stomach canned tuna at the moment, and I have to have eggs with some sort of mayo otherwise it's too dry. I can eat turkey breast or chicken breast that is shaved and I'm managing some cold meats too, but not the salami type.

I had my last fill way back in Feb (I think)... you would think there would be SOME drop in restriction since then... but no.. nothing. I'm still just as tight as I was back then. Which is great, cos it's saving me $$$ getting those fills!

Exercise is still going well. I'm not going as often as I should, 4 times a week at the moment. But when I do go, it's hardcore and I burn between 400-500 calories at a time.

Anyhoo, best be off... this work isn't going to finish itself! Hopefully I'll get a chance to blog while I'm away... but don't hold your breath!

Before I forget - GOOD LUCK to Bridget who is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO close to getting under 100kg! If I'm not around for the momentous occasion, a BIG congratulations from me.. I will definitely be doing the happy dance for you!

And MJW - you are looking so amazing. Your before and after photos really do show such a massive difference :)

Much love,

LBG xx