Saturday, March 31, 2012

So close

I'm so close to seeing a 55 on the scales, so what do I do? Self sabotage.... that's what. Three protein bars in one day for goodness sake. Sure I was out all morning without packing any food (too busy packing for the kids that I forgot to pack for me).

I'll write today off and get serious tomorrow. Come on 55.9kg, I'm waiting to meet you again after years and years and years.

Right back to sewing my new pj pants.
ZG

Friday, March 30, 2012

Crock pot / Slow cooker

My weight stayed the same this morning, which I'm totally happy with as I was expecting a rise, like my normal pattern.

I've broken out the crockpot early this year (I usually save it for winter time) and have been making some meaty dishes and while my family serves them on rice or pasta, I have them without and hardly notice the difference. LOVE IT.

It is also a lot easier to get dinner sorted in the morning than when the kids are grumpy and clinging to my legs at the end of the day. And my kitchen smells yummy all day. Today I can smell curry - yum!!! I've got a sweet curry cooking with beef, onions, curry powder, apples (just a few) and some sultanas. Last night was a pork dish.

What are your favourite slow cooked meals????

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Curious

I calculated my true weight on both the American and UK Dukan site again today. They differ by 3kg!!!!! The UK site gave me a figure that was much closer to the one I thought was more likely (52kg) where the American site said (55kg). Why the difference?????

Anyway so for those of you concerned that being around 56kg is too light, for me it isn't. I spent so much of my life being around 47-50kg and looking slim but not anorexic. So at 56 I do have rolls on my tummy still and rather large thighs for my size. I have a very small bone structure. And even though I look better now (not super skinny or anything) I get a lot of comments about time to stop dieting now. But my husband is very supportive (who else gets to see you naked) and is encouraging me to reach for my goal and my true weight.

Speaking of dieting. I don't feel like this is so much a diet but the start of a new way of life. Sure when I reach my true weight I'll add back in a few foods, like fruit and rice etc sometimes but for now I feel fantastic eating meat, dairy and vegetables. I also feel like I ward of sickness much easier. But I have theories on that and eating wheat (wheat effecting your immune system BIG time).

I can't wait to get down to my true weight so I can do some before and after photos (if I have the courage to show my before photos!). I have kept a pair of jeans that were super tight on me at my heaviest. I won't try them on again until I'm at my true weight. Which is now 52kg (thanks Dukan UK). So only 4.2kg more to lose. That doesn't sound too hard does it? HA!

Have a great day
ZG

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

graph time

So I decided to make a little graph of my weight over the last few weeks... Look how much it goes up and down. CRAZY.

Tonight we're having a picnic at the beach, to say goodbye to summer and daylight savings. My family wants takeaways so I'm cooking myself some meaty delights to take. I will allow myself one chip though - keeping it real!!

I'm nearly at my low point again where I hover. Wondering if when my weight doesn't go down anymore if I might do a mini attack to give it some encouragement. I'm getting down close to my True Weight, I would like to go a bit lower as I know what works for me and it will make maintaining a bit easier as I won't let myself go over my true weight again. Give myself a little wriggle room so to speak.

Does anyone else feel their TRUE WEIGHT is higher or lower than they thought?
ZG

Monday, March 26, 2012

Scale jumping all over the place...

So this morning the scales jumped down again... It's been up and down all week. How much does water effect your weight I wonder?

I had an atkins bar today (needed something sweet) but other than that, I've been pretty good. I'm trying really hard. My jeans also felt quite a bit looser than they did two weeks ago, that's always a nice sign, and my rings are loose on my fingers again.

I'm hanging out for daylight savings so it's not so dark in the mornings. I do want to at least do some walking again before my op.

Must sleep
ZG

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Anti-whoosh

Okay so that double cheeseburger did effect my weight... the scales jumped up this morning - stink! But to combat, I've had an extra strict protein day today. I WILL NOT GO BACK TO MY OLD HABITS AGAIN (falling off the diet and sabotaging myself).

Today was fun. Hubby and I took the two kidlets down to our local regional park and played on the beach and picked pinecones off a dead tree (for our fire in winter). It was nice and relaxed, which is a lovely change from all the stress we've had in our lives lately.

This week my goal is to break through my 'sticky weight' (the figure I can't get below for some unknown reason). Wish me luck!!

ZG

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bad habits

Yesterday I was out during dinner time with not enough food. Silly me. So I decided to have a double cheeseburger and ditch the buns... BUT in my hunger and rush, I TOTALLY forgot to ditch the buns and was half way through before I remembered. BAD ME. Despite this the scales were kind to me this morning. Let's hope they stay that way!

I have a school reunion in 2 weeks. How's that for motivation to lose a few more pounds!

I also have a date for my hernia operation. It's in six weeks. Then for a further six weeks I am not allowed to do any lifting. And I'm not meant to start running again for a further 6 MONTHS... stink! But I can walk and still follow Dukan. Perhaps it's time I got back onto my bike?!

ZG

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Snacks

So who snacks during the day?
Do you eat just the three meals or do you have snacks as well.

From my days doing body for life type diets I've kinda got into the habit of eating six times a day, all smaller meals, rather than 3 big meals. I still do that on Dukan. Except right now it seems to be every 2 hours or so that I eat something. I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing. On one hand it keeps my metabolism working, on the other, I have no idea how much I'm actually eating. I guess so long as I kept losing, I shouldn't be too worried.

Also when do you drink your water? With meals, or in between?
ZG

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Loose jeans

Thanks for all your ideas for saying 'no'. I find when I say 'no thanks' I sometimes get questioned. Why aren't you eating? I hope you're not dieting... etc... or from mum, 'I think you've lost enough.'

I've thought about saying I'm gluten free when coming across wheat stuff in the future, but I have a friend who is gluten free and people always make her special sugary gluten free foods and she finds she can't say No to eating it when they've gone to a special effort.

So I go back to my old 'I've just eaten, but thanks'... it usually works.

So I put on my usual jeans this morning and they seem to be hanging a bit looser. YAY. I'm nearly at my sticking point though. I'm determined to get past it this time. I WANT to get to my true weight. Sometimes I wonder if my weight is sticking because I'm still breast feeding my baby. I've heard that your body holds onto a certain amount of weight when you're still BF... but it's only a few times a day... I guess only time will tell.

Hope the weather is nicer everywhere else right now, cos it sucks in NZ. My moods are sooo dictated by the weather.
ZG

Monday, March 19, 2012

Grocery shopping

Have just been to the supermarket and stocked up on MEAT!!!! So hopefully this week I won't have to eat so much cheese. I also bought yoghurt, which I don't usually eat much of, but decided to give it a try this week.

I was surprised how the bill from my shopping wasn't as high as anticipated. But when I unpacked all the food, it was mostly meat, vege plus a few bits and pieces for the family. Amazingly enough hardly any of it was packaged foods. I know I keep going on about it, but after reading WHEAT BELLY I seriously am cutting back on wheat big time for my family too. There are some things I just won't be able to avoid for a while with school lunches (sandwiches etc...) until I retrain my son, but I can definitely cut down on the quantities of the stuff.

The weather in the North of New Zealand today is disgusting. Unfortunately I hung out washing yesterday and it is soooo much wetter now than when it went out. I guess it will be super clean by the time it comes in again!!

How do you guys get around comments from friends when you don't want to eat something? Do most of your friends just accept it or do some push you into it???
Have a great week
ZG

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Weight loss week 1 reboot

1.2kg (2.6lbs) loss this week. Not as much as I'd hoped for, but better than a kick in the pants :-)

I ran out of food so have eaten quite a bit of cheese. Must be more organised this week.
Short and sweet
ZG

Friday, March 16, 2012

Finished...

Just finished Wheat Belly. I wasn't really reading it to start a new diet. I was just interested in William Davis' findings. It was fascinating. I now know enough to want to avoid eating much wheat the rest of my life. To be realistic I know there are times when I'll want a piece of birthday cake or something, but to eat it daily is just dangerous for your health.

The scales are jumping all over the place this week. Will give a weekly weight update on Monday. I didn't drink enough water yesterday, so must do that today.

Have a good one friends
ZG

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Weight vs clothes fitting

Thanks to everyone who replied to my 'hungry' post. Amazingly I didn't wake up starving. I'll make sure to have an after dinner snack and not leave it til 10pm :-)

So my weight is dropping quite quickly on attack, but I don't feel like I can feel the difference, so perhaps it's water weight and it takes a while for my fat cells to shrink and catch up with the scales??? Thoughts?

Another beautiful Autumn (fall) day in New Zealand today. I'm actually getting washing dry - very important when you have two kids and one is in cloth nappies!!!

My son turns 4 in half a month and wants a pirate party so I'm busy making him some pirate clothes and trying to work out how I'm going to fudge my way through the 'ship' cake he wants... Cake decorating is not my strongest skill.

Time to boil some eggs.
ZG

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hungry

Is going to bed feeling hungry okay???? I'm never sure. I don't feel like cheating but I also don't want to eat late at night (it's 10pm)....

Dinner party tonight and I didn't cheat. I love the start of the diet, I am always so motivated.
ZG

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Day 2 of reboot

Another successful day. Not so many temptations today. I'm feeling stronger.
No dukan headache yet. It usually hits day 2 for me. I wonder if diet coke is helping with that?

About to tuck into some after dinner eggs :-) don't want to get sooo hungry that I cheat.

Exercise tomorrow morning hopefully. Here's hoping for a good night with the kids.
ZG

Monday, March 12, 2012

Reboot take 2

Well despite my brain flooding my mind with excuses, I've officially rebooted and am back full time dukaning!! I seriously couldn't believe the amount of 'garbage' my brain was telling me this morning... and to think that all comes from inside me.

eg: just one more day of eating sugary wheaty food... one little thing won't hurt... what about your family dinner this week... etc etc... today I've been strong. I hope tomorrow and the next day, when the sugar low hits I can stay that way.

I hate it that I've gained back 3kg, which I lost earlier this year. I'm so pathetic. When am I going to get serious about my life and food and stop self sabotaging myself? My husband made a comment to me yesterday that makes me think I'm effecting him with all my ups and downs :-(

What do you guys do to control the ups and downs?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Wheat belly

OH MY GOSH.... this book is fascinating... and I've only just started.

The history about wheat is the most interesting. How we've modified wheat so much that perhaps it's doing more damage to our bodies in it's new form. In fact the ancient grains are fine, its the way we've changed them that's the problem.

Another busy busy week in my life that hasn't gone Dukan-well :-(
Reboot starting Monday.

Will catch up on blogs soon.
I have a reunion in a month to motivate me to get back into my diet on Monday.
ZG

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Thanks

Thanks for everyone who left me messages! I appreciate it! The hole my cat has left is less sore this week but there are daily reminders around me still making it ache. I can't even (and don't want to) imagine how bad it would be to lose a loved one (human)... those holes must be impossible to heal.

Heh heh... my CD has just flicked to a Christmas one. I don't usually listen to Christmas music any other time but December, it's nice!

Not much else to report. My new exercise plan starts Monday. Let's hope the weather behaves. Today is the first day of Autumn (fall) in New Zealand and it's a nasty day. Summer was the worst I've seen in years and if we get a horrible winter too, I'll be depressed.

I'll be brighter next post, promise!
ZG