Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 95 ~ ouchie

I've been suffering from a groin hernia for about 4 years. It comes and goes a bit, but yesterday it was so super painful that I was almost crying. I think I've been lifting too much lately and that often makes it worse. I will get it operated on, but they won't do that til I've had all my children. So today's run didn't happen, well actually there is NO WAY I could run with it hurting like this.

I was only ok with food yesterday as I had a few bowls of muesli instead of protein, as I needed comfort food (for some reason muesli is my comfort food at the moment).

Oh and my favourite food at Christmas is: Lemon Meringue Cheesecake. I could probably make it mostly dukan friendly, if I left out a few ingredients, but sweetened condensed milk will be hard to find an alternative for and it's sooooo delicious.
Hope everyone is well.
ZG

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 93 ~ four weeks til Christmas

Four weeks til Christmas and I'm already planning to take that day off Dukan. But only for the things I really really love. I'm not wasting my precious tummy space on food I only 'like' ;-)


This is the gorgeous beach I get to run along in the mornings. Well I run along a path next to it. I feel very lucky. I used to have to walk/run along roads with lots of cars, so this is much much nicer! Oh and Week 2, day 3 of 'couch to 5k' done!

Busy week ahead. I think I should probably plan my meals so I stick to the plan. Lots of Christmas events coming too

What are your fave Christmas foods?
ZG

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Day 92 ~ Whew

800g loss this week, which brings me down to 57.4kg (126.5 lbs). Very close to my next goal now. . . perhaps next week I'll be able to check that one off!

Thanks Little Miss Contrary for that link on the evils of sugar. It was so interesting and it really got me and hubby thinking! I'm totally flabbergasted that people thought adding sugar to foods where the fat had been removed was a good idea (then marketing it as low-fat) . . . then taking all the fibre out of everything else . . . CRAZY. I think our best bet is to just eat foods that are in their most natural state, without all this tampering. Easier said than done though, as the 'natural state' foods are either unavailable or very very expensive.

I'm sad to report I didn't drag my lazy butt out of bed this morning to run. . . I'm am such a procrastinator I've decided. Tomorrow there will be no excuses. I'll have to instruct hubby to literally kick me out of bed.

I'm going to a movie today, my first in over a year. With being pregnant (having to pee constantly doesn't make going to a 2 hour movie very easy) then having to feed baby 3 hourly, I just haven't found the time, but today, thanks to hubby, I'm going to see the next Twilight. I can hear the groans but I totally am a Twilight fan. Yes that's right, I'm a 30-something twilight fan. I read the books years ago and am a total softy for a good romance, and Twilight totally delivered :-)

Well I better get out of bed (heh heh, gotta love laptops) and feed Miss 7 months.
ZG

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Day 91 ~ excuses excuses

I'm so good at making excuses in my head to get out of doing stuff. I was meant to do my next 'run' yesterday or today but it hasn't happened yet. Sure I'm tired and have to fit my baby and preschooler into my day, but if I REALLY wanted to, I could fit it in.

My little girl (7 months) has started saying 'mum mum', it's so cute (although not so cute at 2am).

On the food front, I've been amazing. I haven't cheated and I'm hopeful for a good number on the scales tomorrow. I know Dukan tells us to weigh everyday, but I'm just not the sort of person that it works for. If I see a slight gain or no loss at all, it gets me down and will effect my entire day. Putting weight out of my mind until the weekend is much better for my self esteem and mood. Luckily it doesn't make me cheat. I guess different things work for different people :-)

It was the 3 yearly elections in NZ today so it will be a night of watching the election coverage on TV to see who our new Government will be. Perhaps I should do my run tonight? I wonder how long you should wait after food before running? I usually run on a empty stomach.

See ya later
ZG

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Day 88 ~ Fuzzy head

Week 2, day 2 of my couch to 5k - check!

After a week of eating sugar and carbs, starting attack again has given me a fuzzy head and low energy. I know it will pass, but it makes the day go so slowly and I seem to have no energy for anything. . . My husband has joined me on Dukan for a while and he's feeling the same. He keeps ichatting me saying 'SUGAR'... so I have to explain again the evils of the white stuff.

I definitely felt energy-less with my running this morning too. . . plod, plod, plod.

Hoping for a loss again this weekend. Wish me luck. Nothing else to report.
ZG

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Day 85 ~ uh oh

I ate a couple of the gingerbread men :-(
Why did I make such yummy looking bikkies? Silly silly me. Anyway that plus a few other indiscretions added up to a gain this week :-( But on the bright side it's enough to make me get serious again, in fact I'm going to do a couple of 'attack' days to get back on track. I've also been reminded by reading newcomer wwangel's blog the importance of water. I keep forgetting to drink lots of water (stops typing to drink a glass of water).

I've completed week 1 of my running programme! I can't believe how excited I get about a tiny little iphone app, but it's really really really helping me get back into running again.

I'm a bit worried about the quick busy slide to Christmas. This is the usually the time of year I stack on the weight. I must be strong and determined this year not to let it happen. And besides, I don't have any fat clothes to wear anymore so I'll have to walk about starkers ;-) not a pretty sight.

Goals this week:
- mini attack (2 days) starting tomorrow
- complete my three running sessions
- blog daily
- if I can't resist one cheat, leave it for the weekend

That's it! Have a great week everyone
ZG

Friday, November 18, 2011

Day 83 ~ Gingerbread men

Mr 3 and I made gingerbread men this morning. I'm pretty impressed that I didn't eat any (yet). Miss 6 months got hold of one and sucked it to pieces, making a lovely mess in the process ;-)

I'm struggling to find time to do all the stuff I want to do. I'm at home all day and still can't find time. . . man kids make life move fast. I really want to get back into doing some weights workouts but between kids, housework (and for some reason there is so much more these days), cooking dinners, washing, sleeping and some part time work I can't find much time. I'm sure that will change in time. Oh and my hubby is a teacher so will be home for the summer holidays in about a month. YAY.

We're in the freefall to Christmas too. . . which means cards, presents, end of year dinners, celebrations etc. All sucking up my time. If only I didn't need to sleep, but I'd have to be a vampire and that doesn't sound very appealing either ;-)

Okay sorry for the rambling. . . I guess I've just wasted a few minutes doing that - heh heh.
See ya later

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Day 82 ~ and I'm back in the game...

Oops sorry for the lack of posts. . . I think after a few days of cheating I felt a bit bad, but I'm back into dukaning again now and after the initial first day being quite hard, it's going well again now.

Thanks to Miss Contrary I've starting using the 'couch to 5k' app on my iphone and I LOVE IT. It's making getting into running much easier than my first try (timing running on and off with my watch). This app does all the hard work for you, so basically you just do as your told and listen to music ;-) love it! I've only done 2 sessions so far. . . so I'll keep you posted as I do the remaining sessions. Make sure I'm doing them!!!!

I didn't weigh myself last weekend. I was too scared. But I will this weekend, even if it means I have to admit to a gain, perhaps it will inspire me to work a bit harder.

What do you guys do for fitness?
SYL

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Day 77 ~ After the weekend

Thanks girls for all your supportive comments on my chocola-tastrophe ;-) I've given myself a few days 'off' and I get back into Dukaning on Monday. I'm not going crazy, but I am eating a few things I've been craving so I can feel a bit more satisfied when I start again monday. There's no way I'm not getting back onto the diet after all the hard work to get this far. Blogging and having support, helps so much, so thanks everyone!!

I've had a bit of a crazy week with a major deadline on the yearbook I'm designing... it went off to the printers yesterday (yay) so it's almost over. . . but I've been left with a pretty nasty headache, I think I've been pushing myself for weeks now and my body is suddenly fed up.

It's the weekend now, so hubby is home to watch the little ones while I have a bit of a lax on the couch. Still wish little Miss 6 months would sleep through the night already, I'm feeling quite overtired from that too.

SYL

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 73 ~ I should be honest....

In the last few days I've seriously fallen off the wagon. Introducing dairy into my diet again has opened a whole can of worms. . . or should I say 'chocolate'. . . In fairness to me, I have been under a lot of stress finishing a magazine before the deadline at the end of this week, and in fairness to chocolate: it's just sooooo yummy ;-)

I'm giving myself til the end of the deadline to get myself sorted. Then starting next week I'm back on protein again... I DON'T want to undo all the great work I've done. AND I've chucked my fat clothes so I just can't get bigger.

What have you guys done when you fall off the wagon???

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Day 70 ~ I can't believe it

Well even though I had quite a few bad days this week the scales still show a loss. Amazing! I jumped on them this morning, consoling myself that if I had gained, it would be okay. I didn't need my little prep talk ;-)

Now hubby is home and I'm not sick anymore it's time to start my 'learning to run' program again. I might try the 'couch to 5k' app that Little Miss Contrary recommended! Which means I might be running by Christmas. And is that sure sneaking up on us now.

It's feeling so much more summery this week. I love it. Winter is so dreary with rain, rain, rain, where I live. Summer brings some much needed cheer into my life.

Now my baby is 6 months it's time to try adding dairy into my diet again, to see if she's able to tolerate it any better now. What sort of yoghurt (if any) am I allowed? I skipped that stuff in the book as I knew I wasn't allowed it at the time.

I tried on some of my old skinny clothes yesterday and I am fitting more of them now - Excited Eeeeekk - and I've done as Vicky suggested and thrown away (or given away) my fat clothes. I'm never going to wear them again. I'm never going to weigh that much again, that is my pledge to myself and my family.

Well enough rambling from me. Have a great weekend everyone.
See ya later

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 67 ~ oh dear....

I've been sooooooo so good up til today, without hardly a cheat (apart from a few raisins). . . but tonight I polished off a dairy free, sugar free chocolate bar, and I don't just mean a small one. It was fairly large. I feel a bit yuck now, as expected, and very worried about the effect on the scales. But when you are craving dairy and chocolate so badly and dairy free chocolate ends up in your lap. . . the inevitable happens

Tomorrow I will be doing protein only again (like attack) for a day or two. Hopefully I won't have gained too much if I stop this evil-ness now!

On a brighter note my husband is home from his sailing adventure! It's so great to have him home!! My 3 year old was so excited to see him, it was heart warming!

I like to do crafty things when time, so when I saw some baby headbands someone was selling for $15 I decided to have a go at making them myself. I had fun and it only cost around $2 each. Here is my daughter in one of them.

Well I better head to bed.
See ya later