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Cruisin’

26 Jan

So Today was the first day of the loooong cruise phase ahead.

I started the day with a skim milk latte and oatmeal. I had missed vegetables so yesterday I prepared a huge zucchini stir fry for today’s lunch, with chunks of chicken breast,  onion, tomatoes and green hot peppers. It turned out very okay because I used too much lemon to marinate the chicken and the tomatoes made it more acidic. Needless to say, I left half of it, and was famished by 4.00.

To make matters worse, a supplier sent me chocolates for the new year, and it was all I thought about all afternoon.  I tried not to cave when I got the box home, but couldn’t help eating 4 chocolates. Afterwards, I felt guilty, disgusted of my self and decided I’d give them to my mother. It’s always a good strategy to get rid of the temptation.

To make up for my faux-pas, I’ll have to do two days of pure-protein. And hopefully this will not wreck my diet too much. Guess I’ll wait and see.

In other news, starting tomorrow, I’ll be adding a new recipe section to this blog. I’ll post hits (and probably misses) in the kitchen department. They will mostly be Dukan-friendly (duh!), but on special occasions, some may not be. So stay tuned!

 

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Day 3 + weekend update

23 Jan

Dieting is no piece of cake (hah! pun). Everyday is a struggle, but for me it’s worse on week-ends. That’s when temptation strikes the hardest. Surprisingly though, despite my fear, this week-end went by like a breeze. I didn’t so much as wince. I looked it right in the eyes and kicked its ass (aaah these blissful beginnings).

Currently, my main intakes consist of lean ground meat, chicken breasts, eggs, fat free ricotta, plain yogurt, and Tabasco sauce to spice things up. And coffee. Lots of it! I’m also supposed to have oat bran, but I’ve mistaken it for oat flakes, which are apparently not allowed at this stage, so I haven’t been having that, until I find a store that carries it.

It’s getting boring. Only have two more days of this before the veggies (never thought I’d ever miss those!). But until I’m screaming at random people on the street, or crying hysterically in damp, dark corner, I know I’m fine.

Ok, I’m off to take care of some cheezy meatballs. And by take care, I mean mercilessly wolf down.

Nighty night!

False start

19 Jan

According to Dukan, one tiny lapse during the attack phase is like putting a needle in a balloon.

My needle today consisted of a few branches of cauliflower and three forkfuls of pepper salad. My mom’s friend invited me over for lunch. Her 75+ mom made the food, and insisted I try a bit of everything. She thankfully made roasted chicken as a main course. But as I discovered later, even with fighting off dessert, my diet day could not be saved :/

So, here’s take two on the Attack:

Here we go again

18 Jan

In the past few months:

– I moved three times;

– Changed jobs. And can now officially change my status to: Exploited;

– Made new friends. And lost one;

– Had my heart bruised a couple of times, and kinda bruised one in the process

…soooo, I’m back to square one in the weight department with freshly picked bad habits (damn you Milka Wafers) and healthy amounts of guilt.

Of course I had been trying to get back on the wagon but never for long unfortunately due to the factors (erm…excuses) cited above.

As of today though, a new diet plan has been set in motion: DUKAN

Below are my diet stats as per the official site.

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According to their predictions, I will be the proud owner of a new body on Oct 30th, 2012. So yay in advance for that.

Well, this is it for now, so…Goodnight, ding-ding-ding-ding-ding!!

Weigh-in #10

28 Jun

Ok. So I wasn’t enthusiastic about that whole protein week/veggie week. I prefer having a little variety in my meal plan, so I’m back to counting calories.

Latest weight : 112 kgs (247 lbs)

Current weight: 112 (247 lbs)

Total loss 0 kg (0 lbs)

Workout: Only a one-hour workout. Busy week :(

Food: staying at 1400/1500 cals a day.

Status: No loss no gain, not happy not sad!

Weigh-in #9

14 Jun

This week I’ve gone with a high-protein diet.  I can’t see major changes on the scale, but I do feel like my muscles are getting stronger (even with no significant exercise).

Starting Wednesday, I will be going into a veggie/fruit meal plan with a limited protein intake.

Latest weight : 113 kgs (249 lbs)

Current weight: 112 (247 lbs)

Total loss 1 kg (~ 2 lbs)

Workout: None in the last week. I will be going to the gym tonight.

Status: I can see a pattern in the weight loss. I just need to work on my immense un-motivation to workout!

Weigh-in #8

7 Jun

Once again, I’ve drifted off from this blog because of the usual crazy work schedule. I feel like my head is going in all directions at the same time, but I’m slowly catching up to the normal routine (inner voice also says I need to get checked for ADD, and I think I should follow the advice).

Latest weight : 114 kgs (251 lbs)

Current weight: 113 kgs (249 lbs)

Total loss 1 kg (~ 2 lbs)

Workout: once in the last week – 30 mn on stationary bike.

Status: Decent weight loss considering my current life (and diet) pace.

p.s: and two (whole) weeks after my return, the post about my Paris trip will finally be up tonight.

Weigh-in #7 and quick update

17 May

Wow…writing the title for this post, I just realized that in 7 weeks, I haven’t done much of a progress. I’ve joined and regularly attended a gym, lost a few pounds but gained some back and I seriously need to strenghten my core and overall workout routine. This sucks big, heavy, lead balls.

Anyhow here are the stats for this week:

Latest weight : 115 kgs (249 lbs)

Current weight: 114 kgs (251 lbs)

Total loss : 1 kg (2.2 lbs)

Status: Borderline decent loss for this week. Meh, could do better, but I’m too busy to care right now as I will be heading to the airport in an hour. Paris, I’m coming for you!!!

I’ll be back next Monday and will update on the trip. In the meantime, stay tuned for the tweets.

xox…

Who’s awesome??

10 May

Moi! Of course. Although I wasn’t that awesome two hours ago.

Yet another horrible day at the office, that has made me realize that working with and for dumb people takes tremendous effort. I came home cranky, tired and dragging a migraine. That’s when I made a terrible mistake…I dropped by the bakery next door and gotten myself a cupcake, which was a really bad idea considering my excellent behavior during the day. To add insult to injury, I went home, made myself a latte and wolfed down the cupcake that I first sprinkled with shredded coconut.

In my defense, this was not entirely my fault, I also blame this faux-pas on that very special time of the month that makes us ladies a powerful magnet for all things starchy or chocolatey… or both. *Delusional, much?*

After all evidence disappeared (most probably in my hips and thighs… Forever!), I was all set to get into a dusty corner and wallow in my miserable lack of control. But then I had a stroke of genius. I decided that even though I had been bad, I would get to the gym for a quick 20 minute session,  it couldn’t hurt right? So I got into the gym and kicked some serious sweaty ass (and got mine kicked in the process) for close to an HOUR!!! The guy who was training us even congratulated me on my dedication to the workout! It boosted my morale big time. I’m sensing that I’ll be soon developing a teacher’s pet complex.

Ok, I’m off to get my oil portrait done or something. ‘Night peeps!

Weigh in #6

10 May

It’s been a while since I’ve done a weigh-in post, and a major part of it was because I was too ashamed to actually post my progress (or lack thereof). But I guess it’s no use hiding the facts, as cringeworthy as they may seem. Hence, weigh in numero seis:

Latest weight : 113 kgs (249 lbs)

Current weight: 115 kgs (253 lbs)

Total gain: 2 kg (4.4 lbs)

Status: Not happy but getting back on track.

In other news, here is where I will be a week (and a few hours) from now:

I will be spending 6 days with two of my favorite people in the world!! So yay for that (not so yay for the weight I have to lose until then).

Happy Tuesday!