Thursday, 21 August 2014

Visual Bread Fest

Oh, how I love The Greatest British Bake Off. This week was bread week and it was like a forbidden visual calorie fest. Amazing to watch though, and caused absolutely no cravings. Although it was touch and go with some of those ciabattas. I'm routing for Norman and his fancy pesto. 

Wednesday was another good day. Menu the same as Tuesday. 

I also bought some skin products today to help keep my skin in tip top condition. I've become one of those people who buys water in a can for a fiver. Not sure how I feel about that. 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Day 2 - Tuesday

Good second day today. Food as follows:

B: black coffee with coconut oil
L: x3 garlic chicken thighs and a diet coke
D: x2 beef burgers with a yellow bell pepper and a red chilli
S: x1 peppermint tea

Carbs - 16g

A whole chilli may have been overkill for dinner. My mouth was on FIRE!

Did well with my water and have avoided any headaches so far. A few energy dips throughout the day but nothing to be too worried about.


Have gone well and truly off the boil. Really disappointed with myself. No excuses, have just taken my eyes off the prize. Got myself into a vicious cycle of feeling down and depressed, so eating crap, so feeling down and depressed, so eating crap, so feeling down and nauseum.

Am still not in the best of spirits, but have got to stay positive. I can't control other things in my life, but I can control what I put in my body.

I was going to start a whole new blog but I didn't really want to do that. I want this to be a true and accurate reflection of my progress and for 7 months, I have not been focused at all. This is normal and there's no point trying to hide from it. I just need to learn and do better this time. 

Weight update...... 196lbs. Ouch. 

Am going to start weighing Monday morning once a week. Daily weighing had a negative impact on me last time BUT too long a gap between weighing doesn't keep me accountable enough. Monday morning weigh ins will motivate me to keep on track over the weekend. 

Update on my New Year Goals:
 - Get a new job in the field I REALLY want to be in - Nope :(
 - Finish watching The Sopranos - Done 
 - Have Breakfast more often - Now I just need to ensure it's a good low carb breakfast. Bye bye toast. 
 - Stop snoozing for 40 minutes every morning (seriously, this is the biggest addiction I have) - Much better. Still snooze some days, but other days straight up with the alarm.
 - Take vitamins every day - I need to do some research on this, as I need to work out what vitamins are best for me to take. At the moment I am just taking my multivitamin for women.

Monday's Food Diary

Breakfast: Coffee with a teaspoon of coconut oil
Lunch: x3 garlic chicken thighs and a diet coke
Dinner: Chicken breast stir fried with a small yellow bell pepper and a red chilli and flavoured with a dash of paprika. (Need to purchase some soy sauce)
Snacks - 60g Port Salut cheese and a half a teaspoon of Branston pickle. x2 peppermint teas

Carbs - 18g

Let's do this thing. 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Check In

So I am finally back from a work course. It's nice to be back surrounded by my lovely low carb foods (but depressing to be back at work). And also, the people I was on the course with were really all very strange. I thought maybe I would meet Mr Right, but it turned out to be a whole lot of Mr So-Wrongs-I-Don't-Even-Know-Where-To-Start.

Weight has bounced up to 178. I was eating a lot of processed stuff, and a lot of salt, so hopefully that will come down with eating clean in the next few days.

Friday, 10 January 2014


Am so excited it is Friday. First full week back at work since Christmas/New Year and it has felt like the longest week EVER. But am now in my PJs, face mask on and looking forward to the weekend :-)

Had a really odd food day today. I had breakfast as normal with coconut oil and then I had a half roast chicken for lunch! So much chicken.... So am writing this now and am not hungry at all. So dinner will probably be a non event. I might have a few bits of cheese later and will just chalk it up to as a very low carb day. 

Weight today was 177lbs. 

P.S Lush's Oatifix mask is absolutely incredible and has saved my skin from looking dull and flaky this winter. When it is on, however, it does make me look like the Thing from the Fantastic Four. 

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Wednesday and Thursday

Sorry I didn't update yesterday. Spent 2 hours trying to update my phone software. But at last it is done. 

Wednesday's Weight - 179lbs
Today's Weight - 177lbs

I was STARVING yesterday. My menu consisted of:

B: Coffee with coconut oil and 2 boiled eggs
L: 3 chicken thighs with garlic
D: Fillet of cod and green beans
S: Low calorie hot chocolate.

Today's menu:

B: Coffee with coconut oil
L: Chicken thigh
D: Chicken stir fry with peppers and spinach and soy sauce.

I found Wednesday a bit tricky. I didn't sleep well the night before, so I think some of my cravings/feeling hungry was linked to my tiredness. My housemate waved a yum yum doughnut thing in my face and I NEARLY caved but didn't. Thankfully. Pleased to see 177 on the scale this morning. Everything still moving in the right direction. 

My other NY's resolutions are going well too. Only 7 more episodes of The Sopranos left (not sure I'll be able to cope when it is over). My snoozing has been better (still not great) and I've been eating breakfast every day and taking my vitamins. Still forgot my friend's birthday though, so I haven't changed that much :-S

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Day 8

Good Evening All, 

Today's menu:

B: Two coffees with coconut oil
L: 2 boiled eggs
D: Chicken breast stir fried with bell peppers, fajita spices, chilli flakes and cheese.
S: Low calorie mint hot chocolate (5g carbs)

I weighed in today at 178lbs. Absolutely ecstatic to be below both 13 stone and 180 lbs. I don't want to see either of those numbers EVER again.  

My dinner was a bit boring, I meant to grab some salsa on the way home from work, but it still hit the spot. 

I feel in the swing of things now. Haven't felt like eating off plan yet. I've got a night out planned on Saturday and my dress a couple of weeks ago fit, but was horrifically tight and looked awful. I tried it on today and it looks great. People dismiss early losses as water weight, but if it means I fit in my clothes better, who cares? It all counts!