Sunday, April 29, 2012

Livin' La Vida Low-Carb

I've never been a big podcast listener, but OH MY GOSH since other bloggers pointed me to Livin' La Vida Low-Carb, I'm always listening to something. And I've discovered that when it's a topic I'm interested in, I can't get enough!!!!

Right now I have a podcast on about Women weightlifting and low-carbing. I love weight lifting and hope to get back into it a month or so after my op. So far it's talking about the important of fat (when you don't have those carbs to eat) which makes a lot of sense to me! I'm really beginning to love fats. I know it's not big in the Dukan world, but long term I'm going to be adding fat back rather than breads and carbs. I plan to be low-carb for life.

Our bodies are so much more scientific than I realised and hormones play a bigger part in our weight loss than I knew.

The scales are leaping upwards for me this week... I'm coming up to that TOTM so I hope that's the only cause.
ZG

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Arghhhhhhhhhhh

Please someone don't let me buy muesli again...
Seriously!

Note to self, plan your food more so you don't get hungry and eat THREE bowls of muesli. I'm so disappointed in myself and feeling a little ill with all those oats in my belly.
Stupid.
Stupid.
Stupid.

Do you know when they want to fatten pigs, they feed them up on wheat.

Do any of my readers have kids? What do you think of them eating low-carb (basically just cutting wheat and sugar)? So lots of meat, dairy, veg, fruit, nuts etc.....
Love your thoughts
ZG

Friday, April 27, 2012

Muesli

Oh dear... ate some muesli last night... why does it call to me???? I know it's not the worst thing in the world to eat but it definitely stalls any weight loss. I've been hovering in the 54's for almost a month now. I'm hoping I'll have another whoosh at the end of it. Plateaus are definitely discouraging. Although I'm trying to be realistic and realise I won't be able to do much exercise etc... until after my op and recovery. 6 days til op. I wonder if it's unconsciously stressing me out a bit?

Be good to yourself
ZG

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

ANZAC Day

It's ANZAC Day in New Zealand where we remember our fallen soldiers. It's also my daughters first birthday. Because hubby and I aren't eating cake, it's still sitting there... I think I might just throw out the rest, as I'm not sure I want to be shoving it all down my children's throats either. I keep it real with them and they still eat bread and sugar etc, but we've definitely cut down and they eat more like us than they used to.

Advice please. When you get a head cold while doing Dukan, do you allow yourself any vitamin C fruit? I've got a cold and having a bit of trouble shaking it. I'm wondering if I need something I'm not eating at the moment to help.

I've also been wondering about all you ladies who have lost lots of weight. Do you still feel like a fat person and get quite surprised when you walk past a mirror and see a much slimmer person starring back?

ZG

Monday, April 23, 2012

Get the cake out of my house

Just had my daughters first birthday so more cake and cupcakes etc in the house... and I can't believe it, but I resisted... Enough is enough though and it's time to get my house cake free again!!! Who wants some cake??? (ha)

I go into hospital next week for my op and I wanted some advice about what I should eat afterwards? Usually they give you bread or toast... should I take a boiled egg, can of tuna or protein bar? Any advice????

Oh... I did have one cheat last week. 100g of chocolate and do you know that sent the scales up 1200g??? isn't that crazy? It's mostly back down again now, but I have to say... WHAT THE?

I'm trying really hard this week to stick to my food and not eat too much as after my op I won't be able to prepare my food as much and will have to rely on family. Hopefully they won't sabotage my diet.

Crockpot is on and smelling divine!
Have a great week
ZG

Friday, April 20, 2012

Holidays

I wonder why, when I'm on holiday and away from home, I am hungrier and eat more. I have tried really hard to eat only Dukan friendly foods but I've definitely eaten more than normal. Although I have also been more active. Biking around, walking etc... I'm a bit scared about what the scales will say. I'm hoping they will at worst, have stayed the same.

Update: The scales jumped up a bit, but not enough to worry me. Time to get some decent meat back into the house and get serious again. I've had my fun now time to keep losing.

ZG

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Holiday

Off on holiday for 4 nights with best friends and their kids. I've got all my food planned so hoping I can stay on track and not gain for once!! Wish me luck and I'll see you at the end of the week.
ZG

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Rewards

Do you have something in mind to buy yourself once you get to your goal weight? My reward will be a nice pair of jeans that fit like a glove. At the moment I seem to be shrinking out of all the jeans that fit me, which is good but I'm running out of clothes to wear :-)

It's so exciting to be finally breaking through my plateau. I hit an all time low on the scales this morning and it's so motivating to keep going! And all this I'm doing with minimal exercise. It's three weeks til my operation. I've been doing a bit of research and some people are back into their running after a month, that's encouraging. I guess I'll have to wait and see how I'm healing but I'm excited that I will be out running again before too long.

ZG

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pirates

Yesterday I had 7 little pirates racing around the house and backyard. My four year olds birthday. We had cake and treasure and all sorts of goodies floating around and I'm proud to say I didn't eat any cake and the worst thing I ate was a spring roll (bit of pastry). And the scales were kind to me this morning flashing an all time low of 54.7kg. Very exciting!!!! I seem to be pushing through my stagnating weight finally.

I really want to bring up my family without too much sugar and wheat. It's not impossible to eat without either of these items exclusively, BUT it does take a lot more effort and I want to be kind to myself. So I just want to try limit them and as my kids grow into adults, educate them so they can make their own choices. Birthday parties without a bit of sugar wouldn't be quite as fun and I don't want to be a big fat party pooper!

So I've noticed since I've been getting slimmer, I've been getting 'the look'. You know the one, where bigger people look at you as if you've got it so easy because you're skinnier. Do you think I could wear a tee that states "I work BLOODY hard to look this good" - heh heh... I do feel good and I do work flippin hard. But it means I'm really proud of myself when I achieve my goals. I've managed to lose this weight because I work hard, use incredible will power and take responsibility for my food and body.

Have a great week everyone. It seems New Zealand is getting the summer we missed out on for Autumn. The weather is gorgeous.
ZG

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Reunion

Today is my school reunion, luckily I live back in the area I grew up in so don't have to travel far. And because of Dukan I'm feeling not too bad about myself either, especially since I'm at an all time low today. 54.9kg, kinda hard to believe really. I knew I was due a whoosh, but I thought that it was just due to sickness. I'm still waiting to see, but if it is my real weight - whaaahoo! An unexpected whoosh that blasts my stagnation out of the ground!!

I've still not had any easter eggs. Was going to treat myself with one, but not sure I even need it now. Man weight loss is a great motivator!

Happy Easter
ZG

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Sick

Yesterday I suddenly started burning up, had chills, a sore throat and nasty headache. Hardly slept last night and not much better today. Flu perhaps?

Anyway I've found food really difficult, so I've hardly eaten anything. All I wanted was a dry piece of toast as the thought of meat or eggs made me feel ill. So instead I chose to eat nothing (my stomach was feeling pretty fragile). What do you guys do when you're unwell? I had a few slivers of cheese at lunch today and a cup of tea. As expected my weight jumped down almost a kg this morning. Shame it won't stay that way when I start eating again ;-)

Happy Easter.
Remember the reason for the season!
ZG

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Disappointed

Today I hopped on the scales and finally saw number 55 starring back at me. 55.9 to be exact and for some reason I felt disappointment? Why... My only conclusion is, I've been working really hard to lose this week and 100g is all I've lost since half way through last week. My weight has been bouncing up and down, I had just hoped it would bounce down lower!

I have a question for all your girlies out there. At your TOTM do you have cramping? I used to, nasty pain that would sometimes stop me working. BUT since kicking sugar and carbs, nothing... Has anyone else experienced this or is it just coincidence?

There is lots of birthday food in my house and so far I've resisted. Go me.
Have a good one
ZG

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

It's not REAL butter

After reading A Change of Life Blog about Margarine, I did a bit of investigating on the 'butter' I feed my family. 36% canola oil, so instead of the pure butter I thought I was using, it's half margarine after all. Gutted!!!!


Next week at the supermarket I'll find one that is just butter, otherwise I'll use block butter instead. Thanks Lynda for reminding me to check the ingredients again. I feel extremely let down by the food industry. They are just instead in making a buck instead of helping our health. Disappointing. And I feel for people who can't afford butter (as it is twice the price of marg) that just sucks!

My weight is doing that thing where it bounces up and down a bit but basically stays the same... I want to break through this time. 4kg to my true weight. I will not give up!!

Off to bake some birthday cake. (I promise not to eat any).
ZG

Monday, April 2, 2012

Theory

I have a theory that the things you eat, don't actually show up on the scales til 2 days later. Yesterday I had no change on the scales (after my 3x protein day) yet today, I'm up 200g.... and ate really well yesterday.

What are your thoughts?
ZG

Sunday, April 1, 2012

tough day

Had a tough day today. Miss 11 months is horribly sick with a virus and cried/screamed for a lot of the day. Amazingly I didn't let it effect my eating. I think eating this way is finally automatic. I don't reach for the carbs when things get tough. I'm growing up :-)

The scales didn't move up or down, but that's to be expected after my 3 protein bar day. No protein bars today, so here's hoping for a good number on the scales tomorrow!

Is anyone allowing themselves some sort of chocolate for Easter? What is your plan? I think I might try find a different chocolate protein bar to treat myself with. While we're speaking of protein bars, one of the ones I had yesterday was horrible. It was a type of mini strawberry one - YUCK! Thank goodness Atkins ones never let me down in taste.

Have a good week everyone. Looks like here in the North of New Zealand we've got another week of rain and wind. Oh joy!
ZG