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In Summary, in the last two weeks I have:
- Stopped Drinking Diet Coke (it’s the odd glass every few days, rather than 2 litres a day).
- Performed a strip tease to at least 1000 viewers for the Fatastic5.
- Started drinking lots of Water and really developing a thirst for it.
- Although I’ve eaten out a few times ( a few times too many this last week), I haven’t let it Spiral into a ridiculous binge. I have got right back on track and either exercised more or eaten less to counteract an unhealthy meal.
- I’m getting better at planning and eating at gigs but there’s room for improvement, especially in meal choices when I’m eating out.
- I’ve learnt how to eat smaller portions; I’m limiting Pasta or Rice to 1 cup cooked for Pasta and half a cup cooked for Rice, whereas before it was a Carbohydrate free for all - an orgy of deliciousness followed by a Carb Coma.
- I have learnt to stop eating when I’m full and eat more slowly.
- I have really started to go to bed earlier and have proper sleep.
- Stopped procrastinating. I’m actually getting on with my work!! There is a long way to go but I’m on route and getting there. It feels great.
- I can push myself further than I ever thought and I am so proud of myself for my running achievements.
- I feel sexy.
I Would Like To:
- Go for a meal out and not make unhealthy choices
- Plan my days so I am more productive, and eat at more sensible times.
Wednesday 24th June - Wednesday 1st July
Thank God I’m up to date again!! There’s nothing worse than the impending sense of guilt and consequential procrastination for something that needs doing and I have to admit that I have been putting off updating this Blog for days when really, it would take 5 minutes a day to update it.
And so, I’ve decided to make this a weekly affair unless I feel the need to rant about something.
*Wednesday* Day In London - owning up
How ironic that a bunch of Weight Loss Vloggers Met in London and ate a load of shit?
Breakfast : 8.30AM
1 small free range egg (fried in 1/2 teaspoon of Olive Oil), Mushrooms and Tomato fried in Water. Pint of Water, Cup of Tea w. Soya.
Snack: 10.00AM (in car) Punnet of Blackberries
Packet of M and S Falafel (no idea of Calorie count.. approx 350), Small Humous Snack Pot (180 Calories), Wine Gums on train (small handful) and a Bottle Sparkling Water
Lunch No. 2? 4.00PM
Indian Food: Steamed Rice (good), Chick Pea Curry (good), Vegetable Samosa (not good), Can of Diet Coke - the first in several days!!!
Dinner : 10.30PM
Burger (Chicken, Cheese, Bacon Bits, in Bread Bun with Mayonnaise, Ketchup and Salad. Also, small roast potatoes on the side. BAD BAD BAD!! A can of Lager.
On Way Home : I was so tired, I had to keep pulling over for power naps at the side of the motorway, in fear of crashing. I ate the following to stay awake:
1.5 Litres of Water, Punnet of Lychees, Small Banana, 4 Corn Thins (80 Calories), 1 / 3 Pot of M and S Humous, 3 Pieces of Falafel, LOTS of Wine Gums
Home at 3.00AM - Cup of Tea w. Soya
I then had to to office work til 4.00AM and finally made it to bed.
Damn you Lauren for asking (so nicely) for a lift home (how could I say no? You minx).
Note to Self: Next time say NO to evening Burger and offering Lifts home! Be strong!! (I’ve always had a problem with saying no).
Sophie, Lauren and Me. Hotties living it large in London’s Camden Town! It was an awesome day. We were like the girl from Sex and the City. Sophie was Sarah Jessica Parker, Lauren was Charlotte, I’m Samantha (being the oldest and most highly sexed..) and Donna (not in picture) was Miranda.
*THURSDAY* Dinner Out
Breakfast: 9.30AM ~ Healthy Fried Egg Sandwich (yes, it is possible!)
1 small free range egg fried in 1/2 Teaspoon of Olive Oil, Food Doctor Wholegrain Pitta Bread, Spinach and Tomato Sauce.
Cup of Cherries (Fresh), Lots of Water and Tea w. Soya / Agave.
Throughout the day, I drank lots of water.
Lunch: 2.00PM ~ Healthy Taco Salad - as on Monday.
Lots of water.
RUN: 6 K (35 minutes solid running) - I took a new route and this was harder than usual due to the lack of sleep and rubbish food I ate yesterday.
Lots of water. Cup of Tea w. Soya and sweet.
Dinner: 9.00PM ~ Meal Out
Drinks: Water (lots), Bangla Beer (1/2 Pint)
Food: Mixture of Curry, Kebab, Sag Aloo, Few Fries, Poppadoms, Pickles, 1/4 Naan Bread.
I made this healthier by sticking to meat only (Mixed Grill) but it was just fatty crap. Enjoyable though! I stopped when full and didn’t stuff myself silly. There was quite a lot left over to bring home.
Breakfast: 10.00AM ~ Old Whore’s Diet
So, there’s nothing wrong with enjoying a meal out.. but for breakfast???
Left over Indian: Naan Bread, Chicken Kebab, Sag Aloo
Pint Water, Cup Tea w. Soya.
Half a Falafel Packet with 1/4 Tub Humous. Handful Grapes. Lots of Water. 1/2 small Bottle Diet Coke.
Dinner: I was in London at a gig and ate the following:
Main meal: Risotto with Celeriac and Asparagus, handful grapes, lots of water. 3 Strawberries and a wafer.
Snack (on way home - 1am): Apple, 1/2 bottle coke.
3.25am - Cup Tea w. Soya and sweet.
NOT TOO BAD for my usual gig food.
*Saturday* FUCK ME, I RAN 8K BY ACCIDENT
1 small free range fried egg (fried in tiny amount of Olive Oil), mushrooms and 1 tomato (fried in water). Teaspoon Tomato Ketchup. Small Banana.
Pint water with Barley and Cup Tea w. Soya / Agave.
8K RUN - 50 minutes straight.
So, I went for a run but didn’t take a watch or timer of any sort. I set my music to loud and off I went. When I returned home and mapped it / timed it, I realised I had run for 8 Kilometers. What kind of a barrier was using a watch placing on my running?
1/2 Pack M & S Falafel (200 Calories, 8g Fat , 1g Saturates) and Salad of Rocket, Green Pepper, Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion. 3 Teaspoons of Tzaziki.
Lots of Water. Small glass of Diet Coke.
Snacks: Punnet Blueberries, Apple, Small Banana, Handful Cherries
On route to Gig… feeling chilled.
Dinner: 8.45PM ~ Gig Food
It was all moderately portioned : so although unhealthy, I didn’t overeat.
Salmon (Baked), Tomatoes, 3 Baby New Potatoes, Meat Ball with Salsa.
Desert: Small Slice of Chocolate Cake.
Small Glass Bolinger Champagne.
Lots of Water.
BED: 1.15am ~ Early for a gig night!
*Sunday* EATING OUT AGAIN!
1 small free range fried egg, mushrooms and tomatoe, 1 Pitta Bread, tomato sauce.
Tablespoon Cottage Cheese. Pint Water w. Barley. Cup Tea w. Soya and Agave. Small Banana.
Lunch: Lunch Out
Tuna Melt Panini (with cheese, side salad and handful of crisps) and a shared bowl of Fries. Diet Coke x 2 (small bottles).
Snack: 1 Falafel Ball.
Afternoon Drinks: 1 Cup Tea, lots of Water.
2 Cobs of Sweetcorn (Boiled) and Large Bowl of Peas on Pod (Steamed)
Tablespoon of WW Sour Cream, 1/4 Teaspoon of Soya Margarine.
1 Meringue Nest (52 Calories)
Cup Tea x 2 with Soya Milk and Agave Nectar.
*MONDAY* RUNNING IN BOILING HEAT = GOOD?
Breakfast: Cup Fibre One - 3 Tabelspoos of Natural Yoghurt, Cinnamon and Nectar (Agave), Pint Water w. Barley and Tea w. Soya and Agave. Small Banana.
Lots of Water throughout morning / afternoon.
Run: 5K ~ I ran in the boiling heat - how’s that for committment eh? 30 minutes in total and had mild heat stroke hence headache afterwords. Not advisable in the future.
Food Dr Wholegrain Pitta Bread, 2 free range eggs fried in 1 Calorie Spray, Teaspoon of Humus and Cottage Cheese, Rocket and Tomato.
Cup Tea w. Soya and Agave. Pint Water.
Snack During Choir: Apple and Lots of Water.
Bolognaise with Soya Mince (100 Calories a serving) on a handful of Green Spinach.
The base included Aubergine, Red Onion, Red Pepper, Mushrooms, Tomatos, Tomato Puree, Tinned Tomatos, Chili and lots of Herbs. Also Added a Tablespoon of Olive Oil w. Chili. Parmesan Grated on top and a Tablespoon of WW Sour Cream. Drinks: Cup Tea w. Soya.
Desert: 2 small squares of Chili Chocolate and this beauty:
2 Meringue Nests (110 Calories), Strawberries and Raspberries, 2 Tablespoons of Natural Yoghurt. Cinnamon. Cup Tea w. Soya.
*Tuesday* BEER = SNACK?
1 medium free range egg (1 Cal Spray), tomatoe and mushrooms (in water)
Pint water and Cup Tea w. Soya and Agave.
Snack: 2 bottles of Corona and Packet of Dry Roasted Peanuts (Pub with friend), medium Banana.
Veggie Bolognase from Last Night with Tablespoon Sour Cream and Dr Karg Wholegrain Pitta Bread. Medium Banana. Lots of Water.
Dinner: 9PM ~ Something quick and easy
Half Cup Cooked Wild Rice, 1/2 Tin Baked Beans = Mixed together these make a Protein. I know this from my Vegetarian Days.
3 Salmon Fish Fingers (190 Calories)
Rocket & a Tablespoon of Cottage Cheese
Desert: 2 x Meringue Nest (55 Cals each), 2 Tablespoons Natural Yoghurt, Blueberries and Strawberries. Cinnamon. 2 small squares of Chili Dark Chocolate.
*WEDNESDAY* GOOD DAY!
1/2 Tin Beans, 1/2 Tin Tomatoes and Tablespoon Cottage Cheese. Few Grapes, Medium Banana. Pint Water. Cup Tea w. Soya and Agave Nectar.
RUN: 7K / 45 Minutes. Great considering the heat.
The gorgeous Django, relaxing indoors.
Food Dr Wholegrain Pitta Bread, 2 free range eggs fried in 1 Calorie Spray
Teaspoon of Humus, Rocket and Tomato.
Cup Tea w. Soya and Agave. Pint Water. Glass Sparkling Water.
I made a big Chick Pea and Vegetable Korma with a side of Plantain.
Sauce: Tesco ‘Healthy Living’ Sauce.
Veggies: Broccoli, Pepper (Red & Green), Courgette, Auberine, Tin of Chick Peas. This was all cooked slowly for around 25 minutes.
Plantain : Fried in a teaspoon of Coconut Oil and covered with yummy Herbs (Salt, Pepper, Paprika, Garlic Powder, Tumeric).
I also had some Rocket (1 Cup).
Snacks: Lots of Water, Tea x 2 (Vanilla Earl Grey w. Soya and Agave), 1 Date and 2 small Squares of Chili Dark Chocolate.
Bedtime: TBC as still awake!
Covering his modesty with his favourite teddy.
Why did I wait 2 weeks to update?
I’m going to attempt to include pretty much everything I’ve consumed / exercised in these two weeks as I have kept a Diary and this really keeps me accountable. Without it, I think I’d struggle.
Wednesday 18th June - Tuesday 23rd June
*WEDNESDAY* LOTS OF COOKING!
Breakfast: 10.30AM ~ Healthy Fry Up
2 small free-range eggs, 1.5 Large Mushrooms and 1/2 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes. I fried the eggs and mushroom in Water and a Teaspoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Drinks: Cup of Tea and Pint of Water with Dilute Barley Juice.
Snack: 1PM ~ Cup of Strawberries
Lunch: 3.20PM ~ Crab and Plantain
1/2 Packet of Crab Sticks (150 Calories, 2.4 Grams of Fat, 0.4 Saturdated)
Large Plantain fried in 1.5 Teaspoons of Coconut Oil and Dusted with Herbs.
Tablespoon Humous and Tomato Sauce.
The Plantain was divine in Coconut Oil but it was very ripe and tasted more like banana… I think I prefer it rawer for this dish.
This was IMMENSELY filling! I like Plantain - it has so many healthy benefits and satisfies my Bread cravings.
Dinner: 8PM ~ Chick Pea and Vegetable Spinach Pasta
*Roasted Chick Peas (1/2 Can = 143 Calories, 2.9G Fat and 0.3G Saturated Fats (in Hemp Oil (Tblspn) with Lots of Pepper and Salt - Grill Pan) - DIVINE!!
*Pasta (1 Cup of Cooked Spinach Pasta)
*Pasta Base of 1.5 Teaspoons of SACLA Green Pesto, Tomatoe, Mushroom, 2 Garlic Gloves, Small Red Onion, half a Courgette and 1 Green Pepper, 1/2 Green Chilli and Tabasco Sauce, 1 Tablespoon of Hemp Oil with 1 Cup of Cooked Green Spinach Pasta (154 Calories, 0.75G Fat, 0.15G Sat Fat).
*Salad of Spinach and Rocket
Desert: Meringue Nest x 2 (I forgot how low Calorie these were and so sweet and yummy!! Only 53 Calories with 0G Fat), 2 small pieces of Chili Chocolate (72% Cocoa) with Small Punnet of Strawberries, 1/2 Cup Fibre One (my healthy food store has it!) and 2 Tablespoons of Natural Yoghurt.
Tea: 2 x Early Grey w. Vanilla with Soya Milk / Agave
2 x PG Tips with Soya Milk / Agave
Diet Coke: 2 small glasses
Water: 1 Pint (w. Dilute Barley)
The Diet Coke Consumption is lessening!!
*THURSDAY* LITTLE & OFTEN
3/4 Cup Granola, 3 Tablspoon Natural Yoghurt, Handful Blueberries / Strawberries. Cup of Tea w. Soya Milk and Agave and Pint Water w. Barley. Large Banana.
3 Corn Thins, 6 Crab Sticks, Tblspn Pepper Salsa, 4 Tbspn Cottage Cheese w. Pineapple and 1/3 Cup Roasted Chick Peas from Last Night. Plate size: side plate.
I aad a councelling appointment after lunch and had a big energy drop half way through to the point where eyes were losing focus and nearly fell asleep!
Snack: 2.30PM Glass Diet Coke and Date (Post counseling I got a headache - I think from Diet Coke withdrawal - I just drank a glass to keep it at bay as teaching for a few hours, but still felt extremely lethargic. As I had to teach from 3.30-7pm, and do my Run at 7pm-8pm, I ate the following for energy.
3/4 Cup Fibre One with 1 Low Fat Yoghurt (Strawberry from Tesco) and a cup of grapes. Cup of Awake Black Tazo Tea with Soya and Agave. Pint of Water w. Barley.
1 Mango, Cup Awake Black Tazo Tea w. Soya / Agave, Pint of Water w. Barley.
RUN ~ 7.30PM - 8.30PM - SESSION 2 COUCH 2 5 K.
Lots of wind from Mango… at one point, every foot down yielded a fart.
Note: might be a bit too much information, but since cutting back lots of cheese / bread and increasing my Fibre from Fiber One and Corn Thins, I have been very “regular”.
9.30PM Small Diet Coke
Dinner: 10PM ~ Spinach Pasta (1 cup cooked) with Chicken / Veg Base on Bed of Rocket and Watercress.
Pasta Base: Garlic (a lot - a WHOLE Garlic - stay away from me boys!), Green Pepper, Red Onion, Half a Courgette, 1 Tomato, Mushrooms, Small Chicken Breast (cooked in Lemon Juice on Grill Pan), 1 Tablespoon of SACLA Green Pesto. 1 Tablespoon of Hempseed Oil.
VERY FULL. Drank with it: Small Glass Diet Coke.
Louise made me some peppermint creams!
I had 7 small ones (thumbnail size) and don’t know what Calories are but they have Icing Sugar, Egg White and Peppermint Flavour.
Later on in the evening, I took friend’s Son to hospital (in an ambulance!!) and was there til 3am. I ate a ginger nut biscuit and when home, had a Cup Tea with Soya, 3 Corn thins (66 Calories), Tablespoon of Low Fat Humous and 1 Meringue Nest (53 Cal)
Bed Time: 1AM
It seems like I ate too much but today was very much small portions but when I was properly hungry. This way, I ate less at “meals”.
The Diet Coke Consumption is lessening with each day.
*FRIDAY* STRESSFUL DAY - B/F MOVING OUT
Half a Greek Spinach and Feta Flat Bread - very oily and VERY delicious.
1/2 Strawberry Punnet, Cup of ‘Awake’ Tazo Tea and Pint Water w. Barley
Salad Bowl: Green Pepper, Spring Onions, Tomato and Cucumber
Dressing: 1 Tablespoon or Viridian Flax Seed Oil and 1 Teaspoon of Wholegrain Mustard
Half a Grilled Spinach and Feta Flat Bread
Cup of Tazo ‘Awake’ Tea.
Large bowl of Pitta Crisps (Greek, made of Pitta Bread) with 1/3 Tub of Pineapple Cottage Cheese and small glass of Diet Coke.
Snack: 10.40PM Large Plantain fried in 1.5 Teaspoon of Coconut Oil and 3/4 Tablespoon of Hempseed Oil and added herbs (Kitchen Towel dried to remove excess Oil). Dip: Humous and Ketchup.
Desert: 5 Peppermint Creams (100 Cals - I worked out that they were 20 Cals each)
Drinks: Tea (Tazo Awake), Sparking Water with Elderflower, Water and a tiny bit of Coke.
Overall: This was not the best day. My boyfriend moved out - rather last minute, after a huge argument. It was agreed to be Saturday. Because of this, I didn’t really cook.
Bed Time: 12.AM
*SATURDAY* : BROWNIES
1 small free range fried egg, 1/3 Tin Beans, 1 tomato and mushrooms and 1/2 Tablespoon of Hempseed Oil. Tea.
Snack: 11.50 3/4 Gluten Free Choc Brownie (135 Cals). Diet Coke.
This Brownie was absolutely amazing and I bought it for Nicole, as a gift to post in her Euro package. However, it would have cost an extra £22 to send these, as it tipped the package over a certain weight threshold so I rescued them - bwahahaha!! Sorry Nicole!
Snack: 3.15pm Glass Sparkling Water (Flavoured), 3 Corn Thins (60 Calories), 1/2 Snack Pot of Humous (90 Calories)
In the afternoon, I finished moving my boyfriend out.
Snack: 4pm Peach and a Small Banana
RUN: Couch 2 5 K Final Session!
I have now officially completed by Couch 2 5 K!!
Snack: 7PM: Two rings of Pineapple and a Cup of Tazo ‘Awake’ Tea
Things got interesting from here on out. I decided to tackle the Bathroom which hadn’t been cleaned in 6 months (YES, 6 Months!) It took 3 hours of constant cleaning and me cleaning my filthy bathroom from top to bottom was an interesting sight! For one hour I was stood in the bath, in my underwear scrubbing the tiles and ceiling. This was all in the spirit of reclaiming my house and lasted only for one day. By Sunday, I was back to my usual slobby self.
Dinner: 10PM ~ 2 x Tortilla Pizza
I used WW Tortillas (100 Calories Each)
Base: Red Onion, Garlic, 1/2 Tin Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Chilli, Red Pepper
Cheese: Low Fat Mozarella - 1/2 small ball
Oil: 1 Tablespoon of Chilli Olive Oil Drizzled On Top
Drink: Tazo “Awake” Tea
Glass sparkling water with Peach flavour
1 Peppermint Cream
Desert: 1 Gluten Free Choc Brownie - 180 Calories.
Bed Time: 2AM
*SUNDAY* TOO MANY FOODS WHEN “CHILLING”
Big bowl of Granola (1/3 Cup), Fibre One (1/2 Cup), Natural Yoghurt (3 Tablespoons) and Banana (small). Cup Tea w. Soya Milk and Pint of plain WATER!
I couldn’t eat it all, and saved some for later.
Weigh In: Lost another 5 pounds!
Snack: 2PM : Peach, Cup of Vanilla Tea w. Soya
Mackerel (Tin in Tomato Sauce - 115 Cals)
Pasta (Green, Spinach Pasta - 1 Cup Cooked 150 Cals)
Base (Garlic, Red Onion, Green Pepper, Courgette, Tomatoe, Mushroom, 1 Tablespoon of Green Pesto)
Salad: Spinach and Watercress
Topping: Tablespoon of Low Fat Cottage Cheese 20 Cals
Estimated Calories Total: 400
Drink: Glass Sparkling Water
5.30 - 7pm Sunday Afternoon Chilling!
5 Peppermint Creams (100 Calories)
Gluten Free Chocolate Brownie (180 Calories)
Cups of Tea x 2
Pitta Chips (150 Calories) and Tzatiki Dip (62)
2 thirds of a Punnet of Cherries
Shouldn’t have really eaten this… Oh well
2.5 Seeded Crackers (Dr Karg), 1/3 Tin Tuna, Teaspoon Red Pepper Salsa, Tablespoon Humous and 2 Tablespoon Cottage Cheese.
NO Diet coke!!
*MONDAY* SMALLER DRESS SIZE!
2 small free range fried eggs, 1/2 Tin Baked Beans / 1/2 Chopped Tomatoes
Pint Water, A Cup PG Tips w. Soya
I went Clothes Shopping and Grocery Shopping after breakfast and got so many awesome things to wear. I’m a MUCH smaller size in New Look (I couldn’t fit into their clothes before!) and bought things in a size 12 top.
Snack: 2pm ~ Bag of WW Crisps and bottle Sparkling Water
Sushi Pack (276 Calories), 1/3 Mango, 2 Pineapple Rings and a Meringue Nest
Drink: Pint water
Snack: 5pm ~ Cup of Tea w. Soya and 8 Peppermint Creams (160 Calories)
Snack: 8pm Apple (Large) - I always eat an apple during Choir.
Lean Turkey Steak (Small - Grilled in Lemon Juice), Large Portion of Asparagus
Salad of Spinach, Cucumber, Green Pepper and Tomato
20grams Paprika Croutons (99 Calories) & Low Fat Cottage Cheese (Tablespoon)
Dressing : Tablespoon Heinz Caesar
Desert: 4 small cubes of Montezumi Chili Dark Chocolate and a Cup of PG w. Soya
*TUESDAY* WONDERFUL EATS!
Cup tea w. Soya and Pint Water
Whole punnet of Raspberries and two boiled eggs.
RUN: 6K / 35 Minute Run
Now I’m off the Couch25K Plan, I intend to dry and make my runs longer. This was 5 minutes longer than usual and I used my watch to time the session.
LUNCH: 4PM Taco Salad
Lettuce (Romaine), Salad of Cucumber, Tomatoe, Spring Onion and Green Pepper.
Bag of WW Nachos and Tablespoon of WW Sour Cream. 10g Grated Cheddar.
FUCK YES! This was hot shit!! Around 400 Calories.
Drink: Bottle sparkling water.
Snack: Punnet of Blueberries
Whilst teaching, I drank 2 cups of Tea -one chai w. soya only, other earl grey / vanilla w. soy and Agave Nectar (I always use only small amounts).
Dinner: 8PM ~ Mackerel & Vegetable Pasta
1/2 a Cup Cooked Spinach Pasta & Tin Mackerel in Spicy Tomatoe Sauce
Base of Red Onion, Garlic, Yellow Pepper, Fresh Chili, Courgette, Tomatoe, Mushrooms cooked in Water and Chili Oil.
Side portion : Large Bowl of Peas in the Pod. Gorgeous!
Eating this kind of thing is great as it fools the stomach. This large bowl was only perhaps a handful of Peas, but I enjoyed popping open the pods and eating slowly. I also felt very full from eating this - quite possible caused by the visualisation of what seemed to be a lot of food.
Throughout Evening : 1 Date, lots of Tea and a small pack of Lychees.