Sunday, February 22, 2009

Back At January weight


I am now back at my pre holiday weight and feel I can now get back to losing more weight.

Hope to be under the 11stone within a couple of weeks.

I am feeling far more in control of my food intake now that I have given up my cereal breakfast, sugar free chewing gum and apples. They all contained carbs and my system does not react well to high carbs.

I have replaced the cereal with egg and bacon and the apples with avocados and the weight is continuing to drop.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Trust the Eating Plan


I was really not expecting a weight loss today. I have been eating far more that usual but of that most of it is veg and I have been having a fried bacon and egg breakfast every morning to which I have been adding olive oil and a small amount of butter. I have also been having a whole avocado each day. Half at lunch and half mid afternoon. I have not been hungry at all. I always thought that to lose weight on a diet you had to be hungry but it seems I was wrong about that as well.

I have been upping my exercise program and yesterday did 40 mins exercise to music and 20 mins on the bike.

The days seem to go by so fast these days. I have my forum to post to and that takes a couple of hours aday. Before I know it, it is time to eat again and then time for bed and then another day of food choices.

I had yummy fillet steak yesterday fried in olive oil. Today am doing chicken mince and will probably do little burgers.

Only another lb to go and I will be back to my pre holiday weight and then can continue moving downwards.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Not worried


My weight is the same as yesterday but after losing steadily for the past week I am not surprised.

I am keeping up with my exercise routine. May have to find time this afternoon to do it today as I have to rush into Mkushi in the morning to catch the bank first thing.

I am looking forward to getting under the 160lb mark again, hopefully will do that over the weekend.

There is a dinner on the 14th March in Lusaka with hotel accommodation. Would be great to be in the 10stones by then. That is three weeks away so would need to take 2lb off a week. If I continue with the exercise I think I could do it as there is no doubt that doing some exercise will increase the weight loss and improve my shape.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Avocado and Bacon


Over the last few days I have been doing exercise for about 40 mins a day but have also been increasing my food intake and the weight it coming off faster than it has for ages.

Nearly 6lbs since the end of last week. I am now having half a slice of bacon and an egg for breakfast and have started buying avocados in town and am having one a day. Half at lunch and the other half at supper. I have stopped having apples for now and will go back to having them later.

I have also started adding a little decaf coffee granules to my yoghurt so it is like a tiramisu yoghurt. Very tasty.

After the weekend should be under the 160lb mark again which will be great.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

This is great


Am doing exercise with my daughter for about 40mins aday using Rosemary Conley DVD. Only 10 min sections so easy to pick and choose what we want to work on.

I am concentrating on arms and tummy. I can feel muscles that have not worked for years.

Had a nice fillet steak fried in olive oil yesterday and also bacon and egg for breakfast.

Did not feel like a diet and I still lost 1lb in the last 24 hours.

Looking forward to getting back under 160lbs again.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Low carb diet forum


Back on track again. Found this really great forum and am going there at least twice aday to enter my progress.

I did some tummy exercise from the Rosemary Conley DVD yesterday. Did not think I was working that hard but my tummy is sore this morning. Will have another go today. Would like to get a flatter tummy and a waist! Might still be flabby but you cant have everything!

Only 1 and a half pounds to go and I will be back under the 160lbs.

I did get to 158.75 lbs at the beginning of January so am aiming to get back there and then carry on.

Changed my breakfasts to eggs and now some bacon. Also having avos when I can find them.

This is no longer a low calorie diet. Now eating about 1300 cals I think but not weighing anything so difficult to tell but if the weight keeps coming down then I am doing it right.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Thought I had lost it but am now back


It was all too much. Over the last 2 months I have had 2 holidays and Christmas and then a birthday. Was eating far too much, weight was going up and I felt out of control again.

Should have just stuck to ice cream for the birthday puddings and not had 3 helpings of the package chocolate mousse! Was so full of sugar just sent my system into overdrive and I could not stop eating. Interesting that my two daughters also commented on the difficulty they had after the weekend.

Found this brilliant Low carb forum. Put a link on the page to their site. Also found out how to do a proper ticker and get that on the blog.

Over last couple of days have lost the 3.5lbs I put on and am back to 162lbs. Am starting to get the DVD exercise program out and am back on track to get to the 152lbs.

Looking forward first to getting under the 160lb and back to the weight I was before the SA holiday in January. Only 3.25lbs to lose to get there.

Really feel motivated again.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

57 but feel 37

Its my birthday today. Only 3 years till 60 but I feel at least 20 years younger thanks to this diet/eating plan.

Because the pounds are moving slower now I am making some changes.

First I am only going to weigh myself once a week on a Monday morning. No more jumping on and off the scales morning and evening to see how I am doing. It is self defeating as if I have put on weight from 24 hours earlier I think might as well go and have a snack, if I have lost weight I think goodie I can afford to have a snack!

Also am giving up my cereal breakfast in favour of eggs. This morning was scrambled eggs with butter! Yesterday afternoon I felt peckish so also had 2 eggs with butter.

Am also cutting down on the potatoes I have at lunch time and am not picking the potato pieces out of the soup in the evening.

This week have 2 days in Lusaka and then everybody is coming for a birthday lunch on Saturday. I am cooking so will be able to keep to the guidelines.

Will look for smoked salmon feta and cream cheese with salad for a starter. chicken and veg for main and then will get ice cream and fruit salad for dessert.

Will have my hair highlighted and get a laser treatment on Thursday.

Got the March Diet and Fitness Rosemary Conley in the post yesterday. So much stuff in there is good but she is still promoting a low fat diet which I find impossible to keep to for the rest of my life. The low carb diet is much more sustainable and I feel that this time next year at 58 I will be slimmer than I am today. Under 10 stone is what I am going to aim for.

Monday, February 02, 2009

New Plan


I had 2 afternoons last week when I was over eating again. I am not sure what caused it but I was eating chicken polony which may have had starch filler in it.

I also found the one evening I got on the scale and thought OK I weigh more than I did yesterday evening so I may as well not bother and will go and eat more and started on the cheese.

Luckily I have not done too much damage and have only put on a quarter of a pound. Could have been much worse.

I have decided on the following. I will only get on the scale on a Monday morning. The rest of the time I will not weigh myself. I will stop my cereal breakfast and start having 2 eggs in the morning. I will stop eating cheese. Will have my cinammon on my coffee rather than the cereal I am not eating. Will still have the yoghurt later in the day.

I will keep reading my low carb books but will try not to be obessive about the diet. It is going to work but maybe slower now than it was so I must get on with my life and stop thinking about food most of the time.

My birthday tomorrow 57 but I only feel about 37!

My daughter is on the low carb diet and has lost 2.5 kg and is amazed that she can still eat lots of food and can still fry things and lose weight.