Rock the Frock - New Year's Day Challenge (continued in Dieting Journals)

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  1. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Weight this morning
    158.8lbs

    Next mini goal
    154 lbs or 11 stone

    The Good
    5 a day : grapefruit, half banana, carrot, kale, sprouts, cauliflower, passion fruit, pear, butternut squash, broccoli, melon

    Exercise
    Davina Body Buff DVD Boxing and Arms
    Darcey Bussell Pilates for Life DVD Main Programme
    30 day Shred Level 2 Day 1 - wow those pendulum lunges are tricky on my knees
    30 min walk

    The Bad
    ....

    The Ugly
    ....

    Food Log
    pre-workout - banana and tsp pb on 1 slice malted wholegrain, grapefruit
    post-workout - roast chicken, melon
    lunch - homemade broth - (barley, cannellini beans, lentils, carrot, kale, cauliflower, sprouts) and a pear
    snack - ff activia yogurt and passion fruit (much prefer natural yog but all they had in our local shop, can't get to the supermarket till Sunday)
    tea - butternut squash, broccoli and chicken risotto, , nakd bar
    1% milk in tea

    Tomorrow is a new day!
    need to get into bed earlier....catching up on my favourite tv shows the last few evenings means I'm going to bed an hour later than usual
     
  2. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Weight this morning
    157.8lbs

    Next mini goal
    154 lbs or 11 stone

    The Good
    5 a day : passion fruit, grapefruit, satsumas, grapes, carrot, kiwi

    Exercise
    Davina Body Buff DVD Boxing and Arms
    Darcey Bussell Pilates for Life DVD Main Programme
    30 day Shred Level 2 Day 2 - feeling it across my shoulders today
    30 min walk

    The Bad
    Bad night with wee girlie, awake in the middle of the night for 2 and a half hours, feel so tired, gonna need coffee

    The Ugly
    ....

    Food Log
    pre-workout – 2 weetabix with passionfruit and yogurt, grapefruit
    post-workout – 2 boiled eggs, satsuma, grapes
    lunch – homemade chicken and lentil soup, kiwi
    tea – quorn mince with peas and carrots, pear and nakd bar
    1% milk in tea

    Tomorrow is a new day!
    Travelling tomorrow = airport food; will try to make healthy choices as best I can.
     
  3. pandacub

    pandacub Proud mummy to Jacob

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    Your meals sounds so nice :D and I love nakd bars too!

    Jacob slept well last night, but we're at my mums tonight because I have to go to worcester uni tomorrow morning. Booo. So no exercise today!

    Are you travelling anywhere nice tomorrow?
     
  4. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Yay, for baba sleeping thru, pandacub. :happydance: Dunno what was up with my wee scoot last night but wee darling in good form today.

    We are going to London, there and back in the one day. My wee girlie is getting helmet therapy for plagiocephaly so we are back for a review. It's a long, long day starting at 4am but we have been a few times now and she is a great traveller. I always find I have the munchies the following day though from being exhausted.
     
  5. DaTucker

    DaTucker Well-Known Member

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    Good luck on your trip! You're so close to your next goal!
     
  6. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Thanks hon, not so great food choices today ....but not beating myself up about it just gonna get back to it tomorrow!
     
  7. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Weight this morning
    no weigh in

    Next mini goal
    154 lbs or 11 stone

    The Good
    5 a day : peas, satsumas, pear

    Exercise
    30 day Shred Level 2 Day 3 - proud I did this today after 16 hours travelling

    The Bad
    food a disaster but moving on

    The Ugly
    ....

    Food Log
    breakfast @ airport – 2 soda bread toast, butter, jam, cappuccino
    lunch @ department store – scone, butter, jam, satsuma, pear, tea
    dinner @ airport – fish, peas and chips, cappuccino

    Tomorrow is a new day!
    Plan food ahead in the morning to combat munchies when feeling so tired
     
  8. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Weight this morning
    158.6

    Next mini goal
    154 lbs or 11 stone

    The Good
    5 a day : leeks, carrot, kale, green beans, melon, grapes, satsuma, apple, banana, mushrooms

    Exercise
    30 day Shred Level 2 Day 4

    The Bad
    baba overtired after super long day of travelling, up a few times

    The Ugly
    ....

    Food Log
    brunch – homemade broth - barley, potato, lentils, mixed beans, split peas, chickpeas, leeks, carrots, green beans, kale
    lunch – pb on malted wholegrain, fruit and yogurt
    tea – quorn sausages, mushrooms and homemade chips, nakd bar

    Tomorrow is a new day!
    look out some new recipes for soups/broths
     
  9. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Weight this morning
    159.4 .....a bit odd, seems to always go up when I have quorn sausages the evening before

    Next mini goal
    154 lbs or 11 stone

    The Good
    5 a day : banana, passion fruit, carrots, kale, leeks, green beans, butternut squash, parsnip, satsuma, apple, melon, mushroom

    Exercise
    Davina Body Buff DVD Boxing and Arms
    Darcey Bussell Pilates for Life DVD Main Programme
    30 day Shred Level 2 Day 5 - halfway through!

    The Bad
    feel tired after travelling at the weekend...gonna need to psych up to the exercise...could easily just snuggle back into bed when LO naps

    The Ugly
    Totally had the munchies this eve, need to get my head on straight again

    Food Log
    pre-workout – weetabix with fruit and ff natural yogurt
    post-workout – leftover homemade broth with barley, beans, lentils and veggies, grapes
    lunch - pasta with butternut squash and mince, satsuma, yogurt
    tea – jacket potato with mushrooms and beans, apple, nakd bar
    munchies - ff yogurt, melon, half banana, grapes

    Tomorrow is a new day!
    try a new recipe for dinner
     
  10. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Weight this morning
    159.4lbs ...the weekend off plan may be biting me on the a$$

    Next mini goal
    154 lbs or 11 stone

    The Good
    Wee girlie slept all night through, feel great after 8 hours sleep :happydance:

    Exercise
    Davina Body Buff DVD Boxing and Arms
    30 Day Shred Level 2 Day 6
    Darcey Bussell Pilates for Life DVD Main Programme

    The Bad
    cold and wet here; makes it so tough to drink water

    The Ugly
    ....

    Food Log
    pre-workout – grapefruit, weetabix with ff natural yogurt and passionfruit
    post-workout – 2 boiled eggs, lettuce, tomato and spring onions
    lunch – homemade oven chips, carrot/butternut squash/parsnip mix, melon
    tea – chicken and butterbean broth, nakd bar
    1% milk in tea

    Tomorrow is a new day!
    must do the Davina cardio workout instead of the boxing...it's been a while
     
  11. marina294

    marina294 Mum to 2 DD's

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    congrats on halfway through the shred i bet your feeling great! food is looking good to not much to report on me had a cheeky weigh in lost half a lb(170.2) im so close to the 160s again been cutting sugar from my tea and upping the water lately
     
  12. DaTucker

    DaTucker Well-Known Member

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    I feel ya, I don't ever want to take a day off workouts again lol
     
  13. marina294

    marina294 Mum to 2 DD's

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    hun do you track calories? its just that your food also looks really low in calories coupled with three work outs your body could be going into starvation mode maybe? hence the weightloss has slowed?
     
  14. pandacub

    pandacub Proud mummy to Jacob

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    Yay for your little girl sleeping through! Makes you feel soo much better when you've had a good sleep.

    Agree with pp though about your low calories possibly contributing to your stalll, its the sort of diary I would expect from someone who didnt have time to exercise. Have you looked on myfitnesspal to see what calories you need? Just an idea :flower:
     
  15. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Hey folks, thanks for checking in on me. :flower:

    @ Marina, yay for 170.2, not long now. Well done on cutting the sugar.

    @Da Tucker, I always find working out on Mondays tough, just to get back into it after doing less or resting over the weekend can take a lot of motivation.

    @pandacub, the few nights of good sleep have been fantastic. Hope your wee man is sleeping well too.

    Re. calorie intake, I don't use an app or anything and if I'm cooking from scratch rather than using packets then my daily mental calorie tot up includes guesstimates. I eat good size portions.

    I am 37, 5 ft 4 and weigh 159 and according to an online calculator have a bmr of 1473.55. Times this by 1.55 for activity is a daily calorie need of 2284 I am probably between 1750 and 1900 each day, I think. Would this be creating the calorie deficit to lose at least a pound a week? Am pretty clueless about these things! :dohh:
     
  16. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    Weight this morning
    158.6lbs

    Next mini goal
    154 lbs or 11 stone

    The Good
    Feel like I have my mojo back! 50 days until I wear the first frock of the party season. The dress I have chosen is floor length with bare arms so need to really push it on shaping my upper arms. Bring it on!

    Exercise
    Davina Body Buff DVD Cardio and Arms
    30 Day Shred Level 2 Day 7
    Darcey Bussell Pilates for Life DVD Main Programme
    30 min walk

    The Bad
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    The Ugly
    ....

    Food Log
    pre-workout – grapefruit (58), scrambled eggs (176) with spinach (58) on malted wholegrain (102)
    post-workout – ff yogurt (125) with a scoop of protein powder (100) and half a banana (55)
    lunch – chicken (200) and butter bean broth with potato (250), melon (70)
    tea – cauliflower and broccoli bake (400), satsuma (18), plum (30), nakd bar (137)
    1% milk in tea (105)
    (....somewhere between 1850 and 1900, I think)

    Tomorrow is a new day!
    Look ahead to level 3 of 30 day shred
     
  17. marina294

    marina294 Mum to 2 DD's

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    im not sure about the maths im afraid i use a free app called my fitness pal add all my details choose how much you want to lose a week then just log all food and exercise each day i love it.
     
  18. marina294

    marina294 Mum to 2 DD's

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    also when i logged 30 day shred it estimated at around 200 calories burned-30 minute walk is about 100 calories so thats 300 cals burned without the other workouts(not sure on those) meaning that takes you down to 1600 cals approx
     
  19. pandacub

    pandacub Proud mummy to Jacob

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    I think you need to burn 3500 calories to lose 1lb of fat so you're doing well!
    Jacob is sleeping very well thanks :D I'm definitely finding it easier to ignore the junk this week, I think its because im actually rested
     
  20. August3

    August3 Mum of 2

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    @Marina, thanks so much for looking up the calories burned in those activities. You're very kind. I reckon at most I'm burning off maybe 500 or so in the workouts. The Pilates is pretty low intensity - mostly stretching and toning exercises. Must look into myfitnesspal. Do you need facebook to log in?

    @Pandacub, when I get a good few nights in a row I definitely feel more in control. When tired, I am my own worst enemy! The sugar cravings are insane. I had been using yogurts with sweeteners as a snack when tired but am going to cut them out - totally sends me in to 'I want sugar now' mode and nothing seems to fill me then!

    Am hoping that a slow steady loss of 1-2lbs a week might mean the weight stays off for good this time. I seem to be losing 7lbs on average a month.
     

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