Tuesday, November 27, 2007

So Long

  1. I cant believe its over 6 weeks since I was here last or published a post. Hello Diary! LOL!!
  2. I started Atkins once again yesterday. Last time I tried it, I lasted for an entire week before stumbling. Lets see how far I'll go this time - Abi, I'm with u all the way on this one oh! LOL!!
  3. I got my Winter running jacket from Flora Marathon yesterday complete with a magazine titled "..sorry not to be..." - that means I didnt get a place in the ballot for April's race and lost out. I was so excited when the postman delivered the jacket. Now I have no excuse not to run. I havent run in over 6 weeks cos - I was just in a mood and feeling sorry for myself (Not a tangible excuse) and all that was going on in my life and the second excuse was that it was just too cooooooooooooooold outside.
  4. My running partner says she was looking for someone else that she thought I didnt like her no more. Yeah Right. LOL! We shall see how the week turns out.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

21 Day Challenge - Week 1

DAY 1
  • Went on my morning run - It was way better than previous days cos I reduced my tempo. The first run was 15 minutes, then a 5 minute walk, the second run 10 minutes, then a 5 minute walk and the last one was 6 minutes. Run finished in 41 minutes and I went alone. Hurray!! I was sweating buckets when I got back home.
  • MY MEALS: My breakfast was made up of an Omelette & Sausages, Snack was some Pistacchio nuts, Lunch was a Salad and Dinner was Some Peppersoup with some Avocado Slices as a before dinner snack.

DAY 2

  • Our run this morning was just right. First run was 15 minutes, then a 3 minute walk, then a 10 minute run and a 2 minute walk and a final 7 minutes run and we made it back to the finish line in 37 minutes. Lovely! (Smile)

DAY 3

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Second Week of October

MONDAY

We went for our early morning run but have agreed to start later than usual at the first light rather than not going at all. I seem not to be able to go past the initial 5 minute run and seem to be stopping to rest more frequently now. We decided to try a new route today and went back home after 20 minutes. (Thats cause we decided to run round the block near us and gave up afte the third round) LOL!!. Thats the advantage of going far away from home - you've got no choice but to keep on going knowing that home is far away but if you're running round the block, then there is a tendency to give up cos your doorstep is nearby. (smile)

TUESDAY

We decided to go to the park for our morning run. The first round was a welcome surprise and we finished the entire lap round the park in approx 6 minutes. A welcome change from those days when I used to go an entire lap in 8 - 11 minutes. The second lap was painful. I couldnt go more than halfway. My waist was crying but I tried a technique I read in one of the various running mags and kept on telling myself I could do it during the third lap. I'll try rubbing Ibuleve round my waist before our early morning run tomorrow to reduce the pain which I suspect could be due to poor posture at my desk at work.

I know I'm not supposed to run everyday but then, the exercises have not been so intensive - one excuse or the other. Besides, we have the Brighton race to look forward to and I pray this waist doesent act up. My last running day will be on Friday.

WEDNESDAY

Today's run was easier than yesterday. Put some Ibuleve on my back as a precautionary measure and it turned out OK - no pains at all that werent unbearable like yesterday's run. I've discovered that I start my runs at a pace thats too fast and thats why I've not lasted beyond 5 minutes earlier this week. At a slower pace, today's run was good and we spent about 40 minutes running round the park.

THURSDAY

  • Thought we would be able to do some exercise today but I overslept. So we ended up not running. Will try and do some home workouts before the end of today to make up for it. My meals are coming out OK. Sticking to them strictly.

FRIDAY - SUNDAY

  • My meals went OK. I didnt exercise on Friday and Saturday cos of the race. Then I ended up not going for the race either. My very first 'no show' race but it wasnt through any fault of mine - ok just that I trusted my 'driver' too much and when I finally realised he wasnt going to show up and take us to Brighton as promised, it was too late for us to start heading out to take the train. Its all good though. Next time, I'll only rely on ME to get to any of my races and not on another human being. I was very angry earlier on in the day but my anger has waned now. There'll be several more races in future and he wont even be a part of the plan to get there. Once bitten..... LOL!!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Weekend Run

I have been playing traunt at exercising over a week now. My excuses have always been in the range of "Its too dark outside" or "Its too wet or cold". The weather hadnt helped either with some mornings and evenings being extremely wet last week. That made me even more determined to go out today and run, no matter what time I could muster enough courage and step out.

Finally, at 7.30am, me & RP set out for the run. The weather was OK and so I didnt have to put on the fleece jacket I had carried with me and tied it round my waist instead. I ran to podcast 6 and after 5 minutes, had to stop and catch some breath. The run wasnt bad at all considering that we had slacked for over a week. It was a mixture of walking and running and we made it back home in 45 minutes.

I realise I have to work on my pace. I dont seem to have found a steady one. RP says she tries hard to keep up with me sometimes and I strive hard to keep up with her too. Today, I let her go ahead and was behind her and later on she told me that cos I had let her go ahead, she felt she had to keep up the pace. I didnt realise we were going faster than we could muster but told her to try and keep it steady. I'll try and mark out each mile in our run so I can find out if I run 10minutes per mile or more.

We run at Brighton on Sunday. I entered her in the race as punishment so she could suffer with me seeing that she hasnt been encouraging 'us' to brave the cold for about 10 days now even when we both knew there was an impending race. I share part of the blame too but hey, someone running with me will be great fun rather than going the distance alone with strangers who seem to take off at breathtaking speed at the start, hauling me along with them only for them to leave me behind at the 1km mark and I'll start walking from there like I did at Bluewater. (LB & Vickii inclusive) LOL!! A repeat occurence of another child asking "Why is she walking mummy" with dent my ego no end so with her beside me, we can at least try and maintain our normal training pace. She says there's a possiblility I'll leave her behind after some kilometres like I did at the Race for Life but lets see how it goes.

I did some situps and reverse curls after our run. Getting back into the hang of my home work outs in preparation for our 21 day challenge.

Not sure why blogger wont let my paragraphing come out OK so I put bullet points in between each paragrah. *SCREEEEEAAAAMMMMM!!!!* Thats why I changed my template. I was having problems making the paragraphs come out ok after posting but it seems to be in vain. LB & Abimars - you both use the same template as me. Whats the secret to successful paragraphing?!?!! (smile)

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Last Week of September

I havent been so religious in posting in this blog anymore. I dont know why. This past week was really good as I didnt cheat the entire week but dont know why I didnt post anything about my progress either.

Our morning runs have been OK. We both run with a day of rest in between each run and although my pace and stamina fell badly after the rest I had after my Bluewater 10KM race, I've been trying to build it up all over again. I'm not yet back to the form I was before the Bluewater race but I'm getting there - slow and steady. LOL!! The Hyde Park race I went just for the fun of it not that I was really fit. On good days, we complete our runs in 37 - 40 minutes. My pace is faster now too when we run - there was a time during our run one day when I was tired and decided to slow down and that was when I realised how far I had come as the pace I had slowed down to, I now realise used to be the 'normal' pace I used to run at previously.

The only snag now is that the mornings are so cold when we come out that it takes a lot of courage to still stay out and complete the run and not run back into the warmth of our various homes. What, oh what will I do when the winter months and cold comes proper?!?!?!? We run again tomorrow and hopefully, will run on wednesday and friday too. Hope I'll have a good report.

I'm looking forward to the 21 day challenge. Apart from my 3-4 day a week run, I no longer seem to be as enthusiastic about my home work out as much as I used to be and reading through LB's "21 day challenge" posts actually makes me look forward to exercising with you all from the 8th.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Great North Run

I'm so excited!! The Great North Run is holding tomorrow at Newcastle. Its a 13 mile half marathon and hopefully, I'll be a part of it. This year, I'm a part of it - just watching all the action live from my sofa. LOL!!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

3rd Week of September

I cant believe I've been away from my Weight Chronicles for so long. Its my guilty conscience from all my cheating. E.G This week, I was good from Monday to Wednesday but my almighty running partner had to to and make sausage rolls on Thursday and invite me to her place and I was even good and took my lunch there so I wouldnt be tempted by ther 'wiles' and the loads of food she always has readily available but thats where it all went 'Pete Tong'. Reality sank in when I went shopping yesterday. Size 14 tops and bottoms were too tiny!!! I think its the shops - their measurements are too tiny. LOL!! I'm fooling myself. (smile) But I wasnt a very happy bunny on my way back home. My race last week was cool. Cant believe I havent written about it yet. I'm off to my wedding. Will be back later on in the day to update.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

2nd Week of September

MONDAY

Our run today was 38 minutes - not all in one go but its a start. Homework our for 40 minutes after. I could feel my muscles hurting so I stopped. Dont know why I've slacked so much about updating my diaries. Maybe its cos I'm so careful not to log on at work and then get home so tired there's little or no time to sit at the PC. My meals - Kimkins is too harsh so I'm sticking to Atkins.

TUESDAY

Day of Rest.

WEDNESDAY

Our run today was good. It seems my pace is increasing a little bit although I dont run at the faster pace for long periods of time before I resort to a slower pace. Our run today lasted 36.9 minutes. Good, Good, Good. My meals - dont even go there. (smile)

Sunday, September 02, 2007

1st Week of September

SATURDAY

Now I believe wholeheartedly what they say about the weight going back on once you stop your yo-yo diet. My intention was to start all over again on the 1st of September and so I weighed myself on Thursday in preparation for the start of the 'Big Fight' - my weight was 89.4kg. On Friday morning, I stepped on the scales again and it read 90.4kg. So the fight begins today all over again - KIMKINS.

Today was our day of rest since we ran yesterday. Had a 30 minute home workout instead. KIMKINS starts today and I'll try not to cheat. It is for my own good afterall. Reading those success stories on the web makes it seem so easy - 20lbs gone in 2 weeks, 10lbs gone in a week, 16lbs gone in 10 days. What makes these people so different that their weight drops of so fast and mine stalls for so long? LOL!!

My meals today has been mostly roast chicken that I've got prepared specially for the occassion. I have had some cucumbers today too and not so sure I should have done that. Should have been only meat, fish and eggs - for the Kimmer Experiment which is like the induction phase of Atkins. Oh - and I had some scrambled eggs too today and 2 litres of Water.

SUNDAY

Our run today was good. I had been experiencing some lack of stamina and suspected it was due to not takin gmy energy drink. So today I had one can before the run and everything was back to normal just like the good old days prior to my backsliding after the 10km run. We finished in 42 minutes. Podcast 3 was a lot, lot easier than the runs during the past week.

Kimmer Experiment says I should have only chicken & fish and thats all I've had today so far.

MONDAY

Today was our day of rest and so home workout either. I did drink 1.5 litres of Water and had some sausages & chicken in the morning and then was so busy at work and filled up with water during the day, didnt remember to eat and then had some roast chicken for dinner. This was my most succesful day ever - no snacks in between. LOL!!

TUESDAY

Home workout for 45minutes. My meals were OK. All protein.

WEDNESDAY

Today I know I cheated. Took double dose of laxatives. No exercise.

THURSDAY

I weighed myself today. 1kg less. Didnt run today. Should do so tomorrow. My meals were OK too - no cheating. I've got a week to my Hyde Park race now.

FRIDAY

Day of Rest.

SATURDAY

Our run today was 37 minutes which was good although we didnt do it all in one go. Had a 40 minute work out after.

SUNDAY

Rest, Rest, Rest.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

4th Week of August

MONDAY

Sinning can cause a lot of havoc to your metabolism. Two weeks of rest & sinning and I have added 3kg. My weight now stands at 89.7kg. LOL!! Me & my running partner were supposed to start serious business - running today but when I woke up, I couldnt find my exercise bra. Hunted all over - no luck. She had to go without me. LOL!!

Our meals: We agreed to go on a fruit & salad regime. Dont want to say diet. (Smile) I had pistachio's and cherries all day at work and then had a hot meal of beans & plantain for dinner. (which she dosent know I had) We're supposed to be having only fruits & vegetables since she has added 4kg & I had added 3kg. Lets see how the rest of the week goes.

TUESDAY

My first day of running after what seems like - forever. I couldnt run past 6oom and had to stop and walk. So today was a mixture of small bouts of 2 minutes jogging and 6 minutes walking. I couldnt even stick to running to Podcast 7. Note to self: Go back to podcast 2, 3 or 4. LOL!! We finished our route in 47 minutes though. Well, when we walked most of the way, what do you expect? LOL!! I'm hoping that my body would have snapped back to normal by saturday. We run again on Thursday.

Meals:

  • Pistachhio Nuts
  • Bowl of Water Melon
  • Ewa & Dodo

WEDNESDAY

  • Pistachhio Nuts
  • Water Melon
  • Some carbs & stuff. LOL!!

My hydor active race pack came in the post today. Yipee!! Abimars - are yu serious or still wavering? Read in the race magazine the london event is fully booked.

THURSDAY

  • The fact that my race pack came yesterday was a reminder that I have to wake up from my slumber and get active once again. Got a race in 3 weeks. Yikes! LOL!!
  • Too wet & windy today so we didnt go. I just ran round my block once. What a start. Lazy, lazy.

FRIDAY

Abimars - you wont believe it. I'm back to running to wk 3 with you and I couldnt even last 120 seconds on the 3 minute runs. LOL!! That's what slacking has done to me. But at least we went out and sweated a bit today and I'm glad about that. It can only get better from here as long as we stay dedicated. Got a race in 3 weeks. yikes! LOL!!

Did some weight training today too after about 3 weeks hiatus. That was cos I had given out my dumbells & books to my friends in a bid to get them to train too and only just got them back. Trained for about 3o minutes but no crunches. Too lazy to get on the floor. (smile)

I hope we run again tomorrow.

SATURDAY

We ran again today. Labourious run to Podcast 3. Hope to snap out of it soon. But the run was good as we sweated loads. Did a 30 minute homework out.

SUNDAY

My day of rest. No exercise. As for the fruit & salad regime, down the drain. LOL!! Still have half the water melon I bought still waiting for me in the fridge. I've added the little weight I lost which I suspected was mostly water weight. Thinking of starting atkins all over again on the 1st of september. We shall see. No one said it would be easy. LOL!!

Monday, August 06, 2007

2nd Week of August

MONDAY

Two weeks ago, I decided to be very careful and watch my intake and it worked and I was dropping approx 1kg each week. Thats the good news I said I had to share sometime ago. However when it got to the second week, everything stalled again and I despaired and swung into the icecream in the freezer with anger. (smile) So this week, I'm back on a 5 day induction. That should suffice seeing that I've been on several other inductions. (smile)

Our early morning run today was good. We ran our 6km route in 53 minutes - all in one lap. Well, thats cos we ran quite slowly but its a start. I was quite happy with our performance. If I can keep up that pace and not be intimidated by others, I could make it to the finish line on saturday in 90 minutes. LOL!! Home workout later on consisted mainly of lunges and squats. Will run again on Wednesday - long run.

TUESDAY

There's this guy at the office that keeps pistachio's in the kitchen for everyone to help themselves. I've become adicted to them. LOL!! Today was my day of rest. I run tomorrow & thursday.

WEDNESDAY

Our run this morning was good. I've been running to Podcasts 7 and 8 for some days now and making mental notes in preparation for sunday's race. It is holding on Sunday and not Saturday like I thought previously. Our 6km route was finished today in 48 minutes. We shaved 5 minutes off Monday's run/time. Yipee! We run again on Friday.

THURSDAY

Day of rest and sin - foodwise. LOL!! My race pack and champion chip arrived today. My only problem now is how to get to Dartford/Greenhithe before 7am. Most likely option will be to sleep in the South on Saturday night. *Sigh*

FRIDAY

Today's run was so and so. Full of hiccups & breaks unlike our runs on mon and wed. First of all, due to the fact that there will be free lucozade sports drinks on sunday as promised by the organisers, I decided to try some today to see how my body reacts to the drink adhering to the golden rule: "Dont try anything new on the race day". (Ok, I confess, you're supposed to take the drink at least 1 hour before running and I had mine only 5 - 7 minutes before running but its supposed to 'boost' your run isnt it?) Well, thank God for that. (Wisdom in trying the drink before race day) 5 minutes into the run, this incredible thirst started. What!?!?!! When I had a cold drink (lucozade sport) before leaving home? The thirst lasted the entire run. It was horrible and uncomfortable. And my body was moving that fast either. It wasnt moving at all! Kept on taking so many breaks and was wondering what was wrong. So much for the drink being a thirst quencher - it brought on the thirst in my case! I'll stick to my diet kick on race day. It loves me and dosent give me unforgivable thirsts. LOL!!

We finished the run in 51 minutes. Not as good as wednesday's run or time but better than Monday's time. I have been running about 6km daily and so on that day, wont kill myself if my body can bear it no more after the 6km mark. I intend to rest between the 7km & 8km mark and then run the rest of the way to the finishing line. Did I say run? Sorry, I meant jog the rest of the way to the finishing line. LOL!!

SATURDAY

I have been looking up race times on the internet of other runners - looking up the times they finished their very first 10km races. Everyone seems to have finished thier first 10km race between 40 - 65 minutes. Yeah! To think I am aiming for 90 minutes. LOL!! We shall see what happens. Right now, the important thing for me is to finish the race - finish the race in less than 90 minutes that is.

SUNDAY

I'm trying to compose a proper post on the race. Running a 10km race isnt beans. LOL!! Whoever said the course was fast and flat needs double vision lenses. Finished in 84 minutes I think. Still waiting for official time. Read about the race HERE.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

1st Week of August

MONDAY

Running was good. Made it back to our starting point in 39 minutes. Home Work out later on for 90 minutes. I'll stop writing about my food until things get better. I'm cheating heavily with ice cream right now. I'm not boasting - infact, I'm hiding my head in shame. (smile)

TUESDAY

Day of Rest

WEDNESDAY

Our run this morning was 42 minutes. RP was full of energy and it was hard keeping up with her. I was abusing her in my heart and each time I strove to catch up with her, my pace would slip again and she would keep on going ahead and increase the distance between us again and I would have to try and keep up with her once more. I told her so (that I was abusing her in my heart) when we got to a railway crossing and had to wait for the trains to pass. She told me thats how she was abusing me too on Monday when I was full of energy. LOL! We run again on Friday. For my home work out, I think I'll just do some squats and lunges. Not enough time to do all the others.

THURSDAY

  • 3km walk

FRIDAY

  • I think I should be out of my recalcitrancy by next week - Monday at most.

I got tired of waiting for registration/entries for the Nike RunLondon 07 to open so I could enter for the race. I had wanted that to be my very first 10km race but up till now, there isnt any information on when that race will take place or when registration starts either and so, I, on the spur of the moment entered for this race. The race organisers had been sending email reminders to my mailbox for the past month that entries were closing soon and it was my last opportunity to enter and all that..... Somehow, I just couldnt resist the lure anymore.

So that is going to be my very first 10km race and it takes place on Sunday in 8 days time & I havent been training for it!! Oh dear, Oh dear!! LOL! Have to increase my running to 1 hour daily runs at least this coming week. I'm excited and apprehensive - all over again just like during my first 5km race. LOL!! There's always the walking option if it gets too tough. (smile)

SATURDAY

We'll be going on long runs the entire length of this coming week. Today's run was the first of the long runs series. I ran 2 laps of 3km each, with each lap taking 30 minutes . Made me question seriously the wiseness of entering for that 10km race on saturday when I've never run more than 6km but lets see how it goes. Filled in my marathon forms. All that remains is to post it. Hoping secretly I wont get a place. LOL!!

SUNDAY

  • Day of Rest

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

4th Week of July

MONDAY
  • Brunch - Fish
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Snack - Meatballs
  • 2 Litres of Water

My doctor says I've got a sprained waist so I've got to rest it and try to sit upright or on upright chairs and not on easy or reclining chairs. Should start my exercises by Wednesday - hopefully, I would have recovered fully by then.

TUESDAY

  • Lunch - Soup + plenty, plenty meat
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 1 Litre of Water

WEDNESDAY

  • Brunch - Salad
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Salad
  • 1.5 Litres of Water

I feel much better today thanks to Ibuleve and Neurofen. I should start my normal exercises tomorrow.

THURSDAY

Today was good. Our run was 49 minutes and RP had more energy than me - I was terribly rusty. Home workout - 80 minutes. I didnt do any reverse curls or situps though. Started to do them but stopped when it seemed as if there was going to be some pain. Dont want to push my luck when I'm recovering so beautifully.

  • Brunch - Cauliflower & Brocolli
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Roast Chicken
  • Snack - Avocado + tomatoes
  • 1.5 Litres of Water

FRIDAY

  • Brunch - Chicken
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 1.5 Litres of Water

SATURDAY

I've moved to wk 5 of the running podcasts after a month of running to wk 4 and the music is so much lovlier than Wk 4's and faster too. I'm going to be running to Podcast 5 for the next month before I move to Podcast 6. Today was wonderful. We ran our entire route without stopping and made it back in 35 minutes. I must say its all thanks to the podcast. First of all, I set out to run to Wk 5, Day 2 but somehow, even when it got to time to rest and walk briskly and we were still running, somehow, we both knew that since we had come that far, we might as well run to the end sicne the finishing point was almost in sight - and we did it. We've both agreed we'll keep on trying to run the entire route without stopping the rest of this week and then work on our speed the upper week. Whoowee!!!! We were both ecstatic when we finished. Home Workout - 90 minutes.

  • What will I eat? My store house of Atkins foods is diminishing rapidly! Maybe stir fried courgettes for brunch? LOL!!
  • Breakfast - Avocado

Monday, July 16, 2007

3rd Week of July

MONDAY

60 minute homework out. My waist is gradually getting better - I think.

  • Brunch - Soup
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Sprouts
  • 1.5 litres of water

TUESDAY

  • Brunch - Fish Soup
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Snack - Avocado + Chicken Piece + tomatoe

Our run this morning was quite good compared to last week - 43 minutes. We seem to be making it back home faster now. I'm still running to Week 4 of the podcast and was able to make it through the brisk walk and runs at the right times unlike previous weeks when I stopped for breathe even when he hadnt yet said it was time to stop. I'll move onto podcast 5 next week.

WEDNESDAY

  • Lunch - Fish
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Salad
  • Snack - Chicken Piece
  • 3 Litres of Water

Our run this morning was good. We are running 8-10 minutes laps effortlessly now. Finished the entire run in 37 minutes. 45 minute home workout after.

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast - Avocado
  • Lunch - Chicken Pieces & Gizzard
  • Dinner - Fish
  • Snack - Chicken Piece
  • 2 Litres of Water

60 minute home workout today. My waist still hurts but I intend to take painkillers today. Looking forward to the race on saturday.

FRIDAY

  • Brunch - Avocado
  • Dinner - Fish
  • Snack - Chicken Piece
  • 3 Litres of Water

Today was a day of absolute rest. No home workout, no running, nothing! LOL!!

SATURDAY

  • Breakfast - Brocolli and Sprouts
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Supper - Fish
  • Snack - Chicken Piece
  • 2 Litres of Water

Our race today was lovely. Could have been better, but there is always the next race to do work towards. I've been very meticulous with my meals this week. Cut down my portions drastically and I think it may have produced some results already that will have my ticker moving a wee bit. Will share the good news next week - still keeping my fingers crossed that the good news will last till then. (smile) LOL!!

SUNDAY

  • Brunch - Avocado
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Snack - Avocado + Chicken piece
  • Dinner - Vegetables + Meatballs n sauce
  • 2 Litres of Water

Monday, July 09, 2007

2nd Week of July

MONDAY

I've snapped out of my moodiness and depression now. We were supposed to go running this morning after our weekend rest but my RP isnt feeling too well so I may go to the running club instead later on today. Did a 60 minute home work out instead. My press ups are getting better. Going lower than before now. So excited about my progress I did about 5 more reps just to be sure. LOL!!

  • Breakfast - Omelette - (I'm a lazy girl when it comes to making food sometimes)
  • Lunch -Chicken
  • Dinner - Cucumber Slices
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

I dont know why my shin splints like messing me up each time I run in the park. They acted up again today during my run and I was in pain and was the last as usual without any 10km runners in sight sef. Chei!! LOL!! Finished in 46 minutes though. Will run again tomorrow morning. I'm going to try and stick to not eating after 7pm and see how it goes.

TUESDAY

Our run this morning was good. We finished in 44 minutes. I guess we are having fewer minutes of rest in between runs these days. 60 minute home workout after.

  • Breakfast - Chicken
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Supper - Small Chops at an event I attended
  • 2 Litres of Water

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - Omelette
  • Lunch -

We went running this morning. Finished the run anyway in 44 minutes. Thursday and Friday are our days of rest and we start running again at the weekend.

THURSDAY

No running or home work out today. Ate a bit of cake my RP baked for her birthday but took some sennakot after.

  • Brunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Aubergines
  • Snack - Avocado
  • 1 litre of water

FRIDAY

No exercise earlier today. Maybe later on in the day?

  • Brunch - Aubergines
  • Supper - Broccoli & Cauliflower
  • Snack - Avocado
  • 2 Litres of water

I've run out of Ketostix. Need to get some more.

SATURDAY

Lazy Me and my RP didnt do any running today. Why? Our inability to banish sleep from our eyes and rise from our beds at the appointed time of 6am. LOL!!

  • Brunch - Fish
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Plantain & Ewa

Should do some exercises (home workout) later on.

SUNDAY

  • Brunch - Salad
  • Snack - Avocado
  • 1.5 litres of Water

I am in pain - my waist. I was in the kitchen yesterday afternoon and decided to do a little stretch when reaching out to get something and felt some discomfort and stopped stretching. But too late - cant bend, squat, twist, the pain is horrible. I really dont know what happened. I'm hoping it will go away soon. My race is on Saturday and I've been looking forward to it. I really do want to run not walk. LOL!!

Monday, July 02, 2007

1st Week of July

MONDAY
  • Brunch - Chicken Pieces
  • Snack - Atkins Crunch Bar
  • Dinner - Plantain Porridge
  • Snack - Avocado
  • 2 Litres of Water

I was planning to go running this evening but my butt and thighs hurt as if all my other runs have not been the same 5km distance I ran yesterday. So I'm giving today and tomorrow's home workouts and running a miss. Will start all over again on Wednesday or Thursday. Havent weighed myself yet but will do so before this week is over.

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY

  • You wouldnt want to know I sinned to the MAX! Lol!!

I guess if one dosent post for sometime, then it means the person was cheating. Well that was true. I woke up on the wrong side of bed on tuesday and when the first carb passed thru my lips, decided to give my body a break or a treat and indulge in carbs a little and did I indulge - Breakfast, lunch and dinner + snacks for 2 good days! Didnt take any sennakot either and my ketostix were surprisingly still pink. Maybe they're bad (the ketostix) or my body has just refused to recognise the presence of carbs? Who knows. LOL!!

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast - Omlette
  • Lunch - Salad

I'm back to normal and Atkins now. Depression and indulgence over. We finally ran today after a long hiatus. It was good. Finished our route in 50 minutes although we both felt so rusty and our knees were aching. We were both consoling each other that tomorrow will be better. Did a 30 minute workout afterwards. I finally weighed myself today. Progress since last weigh in - nil. Maybe I have been building muscle cos my arms seemed so muscular in my pictures. I was complaining to my RP about my woes and she recommended fat burning tablets - Thermobol that Atkins dosent agree with everyone. So maybe that may be my next move - taking the fat burning tablets and dieting as well. I havent lost any KG or IIBS at all!!

FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY

We went running this morning on our 5km route and made it back in 48 minutes which wasnt bad at all. We're resting over the weekend and starting training again on Monday. I dont think I'll put up any posts this weekend. Thats most likely cos I'll be eating whatever I like. Sticking strictly to the rules will start again on Monday.

Buki and Vickii hope your race went well. Hey, pls do let me know how to register for the Run London race. I'm interested and there dosent seem to be any entry form on their website.

Monday, June 25, 2007

4th Week of June

MONDAY
  • Brunch - Chicken
  • Dinner - Chicken
  • Snack - Chicken
  • 2 Litres of Water

Been eating loads of chicken today. Must remind self to make some meals soon. Went running this evening. Had pysched (sp) myself that I would try and go at a very slow pace and not mind the pace of others. There was just a few of us running today due to the wet weather. It started well and than after the first 10 minutes, this pain set in and one of the trainers said it might be .... oops forgotten the name she mentioned but something to do with ankle or shin injury and that hindered my run a bit and made me walk a lot. I made it back to the finish line in 50 minutes I think. I was just thinking to myself - I cant afford to be injured 6 days before my first race but now I'm back home, the pain seems to have vanished.

Just finished my homework out - 90 minutes. I noticed my tummy was protuding seriously today through my running outfit. (Ok - I confess - I took delivery of some proper running clothes today and my tummy which I didnt think was that bad was so visible in them) While I was running, sometimes I cant help but look at the shop wiondows and I could see this fatty bumbum with a big tummy running past the windows. LOL!! Haba - I need to step up on the sit ups. LOL!!

I've done my situps, crunches, tricep dips, bicep curls, as well as some walking lunges and squats - I know I said I wouldnt do any more lunges but couldnt resist (smile) managed to do just 10 each as well as seated arm curls, reverse curls, glute raises and all the other usual stuff.

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast - Omlette
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Chicken
  • Snack - 2 Avocados
  • 2 Litres of Water

Had a brief home workout this morning. Was on kitchen duties all afternoon so not running this evening. Will go out tomorrow morning to make up for today. Just some home workout left which will be done later on and my day will be complete.

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - Omlette
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Chicken
  • 2 Litres of Water

Went power walking with my weights today - 10km since I couldnt go running earlier on in the day. The walk was about 2hrs, 40 minutes with a stop over at my friends house at the 6km mark. Off to do the home workouts now.

THURSDAY

  • Happy Birthday BUKI!!!

Our run this morning was good. Though we made it back to the finishing line in 63 minutes. We probably rested too much on the 5k route. Thats what I want to believe anyway. LOL! We ran bouts of mostly 5 - 8 minutes each time. We'll see how tomorrow go. No pains at all from the walk yesterday thanks to the painkillers I took. Lets see if I can manage any home workout before my day begins!!

I did my home workouts this morning yeah!! Normally, I try to divide them into two sections - 30 minutes for the crunches and situps and all those exercises that dont involve dumbells and then 30 minutes for the dumbell exercises. I discovered an illustration of 'beginners push ups' in 'Smart girls do dumbells' and I have been doing my push ups with my knees touching the ground. Today, I was pleasantly surprised when I finished doing the first set and discovered I had done the push ups without my knees touching the ground and did a second set just to be sure I wasnt dreaming. I'm sure I didnt go as low as the professionals do, but hey, its a start.

  • Brunch - Avocado
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Bacon Joints & Vegetables
  • 2 Litres of Water

FRIDAY

I intend to go running for the last time this evening and see how my fitness level is in preparation for sunday. We didnt go this morning as planned cos it was wet outside - an excuse for the fact that we were both very sleepy. (smile) Did my homeworkout - 30 minutes crunches and sit ups and others and 30 minutes for the dumbell exercises.

  • Brunch - Avocado
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Vegetables
  • 3 Litres of Water

Went running in the park this evening. I am done with any more homeworkouts or running until Sunday. I'm hoping that there'll be loads of other runners so I can pace myself properly. I think I run better when there are people ahead and behind me.

SATURDAY

Did a mini home work out today. The easy exercises. Crunches and bicep curls and situps nothing stressful. Want to be fully refreshed for tommorrow. So excited and apprehensive at the same time. LOL!!

  • Brunch - Scrambled Eggs
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 2 Litres of Water

SUNDAY

  • Breakfast - Omelette
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Snack - Crunchy bar from the race goody bag
  • Dinner - Plantain

Thanks everyone for being there for me. It wouldnt have been possible without your support and encouragement. I had a fun and swell time at the race today. Check out my post on the race HERE.

Monday, June 18, 2007

3rd Week of June

MONDAY No exercise today. Was terribly busy so I couldnt go. I'm not sure I may make it tomorrow either. My race pack for my July 1st race arrived today. The days are drawing nigh just as I'm getting incredibly busy. YEAH!!!! LOL!!!
  • Lunch, Dinnner - the usual. Sennakot will always help when I go wrong. I'm trying to caution myself not to make it too much of a habit.

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast - Omelette
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Dinner - Brocolli
  • Snack - Cheese Slices
  • 3 Litres of Water

Did my home workout today while watching Big Brother. Tried to alternate btw the lunges and crunches - 30 minutes and the dumbell exercises - 30 minutes. Those walking lunges and wide leg squats just take all the energy out of you. We went out after my exercises to buy some stuff from the supermarket (me and hubby are midnight owls) and I could feel the pain in my thighs as we went down the staircase. It was almost as if my legs and thighs were collapsing under me from the strain of the home work out.

WEDNESDAY

Home workout made up of the following:-

30 reverse curls, 20 walking lunges, 20 basic crunches, 20 tricep dips, 20 wide leg squats, 20 lateral raises, 20 single arm curls, 20 hammer curls, 20 glute raises, 50 bicep curls as well as alternating bicep curls, single arm shoulder press, 20 single arm lateral raise, and 20 lateral raises. Those lateral raises are painful! Those walking lunges also. Once you start, you can feel the strain on your muscles. Notsure if 'strain' the right word but thats what came to my mind)

It is a struggle remembering what exercises to do next - they are so diverse but I'm loving it. I'm thinking which is the best time for the home workout - first thing in the mmorning to kickstart my metabolism or last thing at night. The morning is dicey - if I do the homework out first, then there may not be enough time to go running and then start preparing to get to work on time. Confused.com!!

  • Breakfast - Plain Omelette
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Lunch - Chicken Pieces
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Gizzard
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

I am in serious pain. Just took some painkillers. My thighs hurts, my butt hurts, everywhere HURTS! No more home work outs for me until tomorrow evening. LOL!!

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Gizzard and some beans
  • 2 Litres of Water

Didnt have the energy to do my home workouts. Even though I've taken double doses of painkillers. I still ache. Lets see how tomorrow goes.

FRIDAY

  • Breakfast - Beans
  • Lunch - Beans
  • Dinner -
  • 2 Litres of Water

I'm planning on going power walking this evening. Been neglecting my running but I have been in pain and quite busy too. Nothing like watching killer celebrity bodies on "Most Wanted Sexiest Bodies" on TMF to push you into starting your own workout. LOL!! The celebrities all talked about low carb, high protein diets and weight training whipping them into shape and they made lunges look so easy!

Did my weight training for 50 minutes:

30 single arm lateral raises on each arm and 20 lateral raises, 50 wide leg squats, 20 tricep dips, 50 glute raises on each leg, 50 bicep curls, 50 single arm shoulder press on each arm and 50 single arm bent over row on each arm, 50 upright rows, 50 seated bicep curls on each arm. Havent had the liver to do any lunges just yet.

CRUNCHES - 30 minutes: 50 reverse curls, 10 oblique knee pulls, 50 situps, 20 basic crunches, 20 oblique crunches. No running today. Tomorrow definetely - pain or no pain.

SATURDAY

RP and I went running today. It was good and after about 30 minutes, could have gone on all day long. LOL!! Indeed! We finished our 6km route in 60 minutes. Our times were:

  • 1.61 km - 14 minutes
  • 0.73 km - 6 minutes
  • 1.72 km - 17 minutes
  • 1.05 km - 9 minutes

Back home, did a little 30 minute work out :- 50 tricep dips, 50 single arm should press on each arm, 50 single arm bent over row on each arm, 50 hammer curls, 10 lateral raises and 20 single arm raises on each arm. Lets see how tomorrow goes. Will do the rest later on in the evening.

SUNDAY We didnt go running today. RP was in pain and I was still feeling sleepy. LOL!! Did my homeworkouts for about 40 minutes. Loads of seated bicep curls, tricep dips, crunches and sit ups. Even push ups for beginners too. Food - Dont even go there. Got some stuff in the freezer its just the reluctance to get up and make edible and acceptable things. My ketostix is still fine and pink.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

2nd Week of June

Monday

Ketostix has moved up one colour code. Guess I deserve it cos of what I did.

  • Breakfast - Hotdogs
  • Lunch - Meatballs
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Snack - Boiled Egg
  • 4 Litres of Water

Went running today. Started the run at 18.35 and tried to maintain my normal pace when I'm running alone but its hard when others around you are going at faster paces. Pretty soon, I was last again and with a mixture of walking and running, was soon on the return leg back to the starting point. The return leg was much easier - maybe the thought that the race was almost over helped?!?! LOL!! Finished the race at 19.17.

  • 1st Lap - 3 miles - 42 minutes.

TUESDAY

Doing my situps and squats and bicep curls this morning. Didnt get to do them yesterday. Was a pretty busy day for me.

  • Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Lunch - Chicken Pieces and Chicken Satay
  • Dinner - Fish
  • 3 Litres of Water

Didnt go running today cos my entire body hurt so much after work, I knew it wouldnt just work so I went home instead. I've been running since friday and I think I'm going to take a well deserved break from running until Thursday or Friday.

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - Chicken
  • Lunch - Chicken
  • Dinner - Chicken Soup
  • 2 Litres of Water

Did my bicep curls today - not much else. Purposely did them as slowly as possible. Was terribly tired.

THURSDAY

My ketostix is back to normal now. Phew!!

  • Breakfast - An Avocado
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Snack - Uncountable Cheese Slices
  • 3 Litres of water

I was watching big brother Nikki and Gerry doing thier situps today. My 'dumbell' books will be landing this weekend hopefully. I confess I havent done any exercise at all today. I'm hurting all over from the exertion of Mon - Wed. Spoke to RP today and we're meeting up 5.30am tomorrow to run.

FRIDAY

Today was mixed. Spurts of walking and running and we talked about how we have to walk on doing something about our pace as we ran, that it was disgraceful. (smile) We tried out runnig fartlecks too but gave up after the first round and ran steady instead.

  • Breakfast - Avocado
  • Lunch - U wouldnt want to know
  • Dinner - U wouldnt want to know either. LOL!!
  • 6pm and I havent drank any water all day yet apart from the diet kick I drank in the morning. Disgraceful! LOL!!

My ketostix is back to an unsightly colour first thing this morning. I just tasted 2 only grains of hubby's rice last night to see if it was soft while coooking it (I swear I didnt take more than that - next time, I will spit it out after tasting to seeif it is soft) or was it the teeny weeny half of fried dodo I popped into my mouth instead of the bin, leftover from his dinner last night? Aaaaaarrrrggggh!!

SATURDAY

Thanks to Sennakot the miracle worker, my ketostix is back to normal overnight. RP and I went for our run earlier on today and ran spurts of 10 minutes in between walking on our 5km route and made it back in 50 minutes.

  • Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Snack - Slimfast Shake
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 2 Litres of Water

Will do my situps and bicep curls later on today.

SUNDAY

Nil Exercise. Was a bit careful with my food also. Weighed myself today at boots. Contrary to all the hard work I feel I have put in, my weight is now 88kg in contrast to the 85kg it was a couple of days ago. It just makes me want to give up but I wont. I'll try and keep trudging on. My 20kg original target was set for June ending but now with so much yoyoing between 85-88kg, I just have to extend it for another 3 months if I'm to see any reasonable results.

Monday, June 04, 2007

1st Week of June

MONDAY

  • My meals have been basically the same as usual - Scrambled Eggs, soup and soup so far and 2 litres of water which will be increased to 3 before the end of the day.

Exercised a bit with my dumbells today. Lifting them up in each hand 200 times. (Whats it called?) I am so bush. lol!! Will do my situps once I finish typing this. Running tomorrow morning so will come around and give an update.

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast - 2 Avocado's
  • Snack - Chicken Pieces
  • Lunch - Soup
  • 3 litres of Water

100 situps and approximately 30 bicep curls, maybe more. It is so difficult to count 3-5 and still keep count of the number of bicep curls you've done so far at the same time. Will give an update of how my running this evening went when I'm back.

Evening Run

I am proud to say I made up the rear of the 3 mile (approx 5km) group. LOL!! There were 3 groups - 3 miles, 4.5 miles and 7 miles groups. It was a good run. There were about 60-80 runners maybe more. Stretching was done by watching others stretch. I thought the staff would gather all of us together so we could stretch for 15 minutes before leaving like they said in their website but they didnt. So I just watched others stretching and tried to do the same stretches as them.

I tried to find someone who was a beginner like me so we could run at a very slow pace together but no such luck. Almost everyone had some sort of running experience or the other. We left Nike Town at about 18.37pm, walked down Regents Street a little bit and then the run proper began. I tried to keep in front of a group of 3 girls so I wouldnt be the last but pretty soon, everyone left me behind. I remember looking at my stopwatch and I had run for about 10 minutes and then couldnt cope anymore and walked a bit. Then the Nike Staff encouraged me that she was once a beginner and that I shouldnt despair.

We got to Regents Park and ran around the inner circle of Regents park and then headed back to Niketown. I was encouraged a little bit when some of the 7 mile runners caught up with me (they had started their run earlier than us) and overtook me but at least I could see people ahead of me and not despair cos I knew some of them were still behind me too. Pretty soon, we were back at Niketown and I looked at my watch - 19.15pm. I had made the entire route in 38 minutes despite the fact that I had walked some of the way. This was my very best run, I tell you guys cos all the times I was on my own, I have always walked more and made it back to the finish line in just under 57-59 minutes. Looking forward to running with them next week.

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - 2 Avocados
  • Lunch - Chicken Kebab
  • Dinner - Bacon Joint
  • 3 Litres of Water

I did my exercises this morning when I woke up. The bicep curls and squats and sit ups. Didnt run today. Resting. Must run tomorrow morning.

THURSDAY

Nowadays, I try to do my stretches first thing in the morning and last thing at night. I popped into the GP's today to drop my oga's prescriptions and I am happy to announce I am back to the 85KG mark. Phew!! A 2 month set back with my weight going up and down like a yoyo but its all good.

  • Breakfast - Scrambled Egg
  • Lunch - Chicken Pieces
  • Dinner - Bacon & Cheese Wraps
  • 3 litres of water

I went for an event this evening where there was a lot of 'small chops' aka finger foods which I was able to avoid. Thank God there was green, yellow and red pepper, sliced into strips also - I had those and the bacon and cheese wraps or rather cheese wrapped in bacon and also strawberries and cherries. I'll see what my ketostix says tomorrow. I'm not so sure aboout the cherries but I just couldnt resist. I absolutely love them!

FRIDAY

I'm still on track. My ketostix read a pale pink color code. Today's weather was just perfect for running. Very, very cold so you dont feel so hot. Did my bicep curls and squats and situps before leaving for the run as well as a few stretches. I tried to run in laps of at least 1km each.

  • 1st lap - 1.06km - 6 minutes
  • 2nd lap - 1.01km - 7 minutes
  • 3rd lap - 1.00km - 8 minutes
  • 4th lap - 1.05km - 7 minutes
  • 5th lap - 1.28km - 9 minutes

There were times when I got so tired I now ran terribly slowly but then cos my slowness was almost bringing me to a stop, I'd put a little bit of spring into my steps and would run faster than ever. Are these the fartleks you were talking about, buki? Running slowly and then a little bit faster? Anyway, I discovered that when I started those bursts of fast runs, all thoughts of ever stopping were banished and somehow the energy came from somewhere. Where I do not know. LOL!! Anyway, it was a 6.07km route and I ran about 5.3km and walked the remaining 0.90km and made it back home in 57 minutes. Tomorrow is another day.

  • Lunch - Meatballs - Now I have been on induction and Atkins since like forever so I'm hoping to get away with this. Read its made from corn starch and a little bit of wheat after I had wolfed down the entire lot. Was too hungry to stop. LOL!! May have to search the net for receipes for meatballs and make some myself.
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Snack - Cheese and Chicken Piece
  • 3 Litres of Water.

Just finished another set of sit ups and will do more bicep curls and squats before the end of today.

SATURDAY

My RP rang me yesterday and suggested that we try running the entire length of one of our shorter routes (a 5.04km or 3.13 miles route) today without stopping. I was appalled and requested that if we do that, we should try running at a very slow pace to increase our chances of finishing without stopping and reaching our target. We set out to do just that this morning.

It was good in the beginning and my legs were protesting at the 2km mark but we still trudged on. After the 2km mark, there was this steep gradient cos we had to run up a bridge, we conquered that and then ran fast down the bridge to make up for lost time. At the 2.93km, my body was protesting seriously but I couldnt stop cos my RP was still rearing to go and that kept me going on too. We got to the second bridge, another steep climb and then ran fast down the bridge again and continued our race. Then the feeling that your legs are no longer yours and they're just moving like clockwork cos they've been wound kicked in and I made it the rest of the route without feeling the pain in my legs cos they werent mine any more. We made it to the finishing line and I was so proud of her cos she was the one who kept me going. If I was on my own, I'm pretty sure I would have given up at the 2.93km mark and walked a little bit to rest.

  • 1st Lap - 5.04km - 46 minutes.

We may try this again tomorrow.

  • Coming back from the run, I've drunk 1.5 litres of water already.
  • Breakfast - Eggs
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Dinner - Above again. Was just too nice to let go.
  • (Had 2 chocolate muffins and a cob of roasted sweetcorn on my way back from an event. Think I was hungry and longer throat - the muffins were reduced, also contributed to this. Took Sennakot before going to bed)
  • 2.5 more litres of Water.

I've made up my mind to be doing the same number of bicep curls and situps daily. Today was my first day and it went well.

SUNDAY

My ketostix still showed the same pale pink. Now, I am getting suspicious. Shouldnt it have changed colour a little bit cos I cheated yesterday? May just have to get the same one as yours from that online shop later on in the month LGL.

Went running and just decided to take it as it comes and see how far we could go. We ran the same route as yesterday. It went well. My legs werent mine - couldnt feel them but then didnt run very fast either. Surpisingly, at that pace, didnt feel tired or feel like stopping and after going up the slope at the second bridge, decided to put a litle spring in my step and see if I could beat yesterday's time. (Wish I had put the spring in my spring a little bit earlier) Made it to the finishing line in:

1st Lap - 4.81km (2.99 miles) - 45 minutes.

I admit I cheated a little bit and refused to run the extra bit that would have made it the same distance as yesterday. Maybe some other day. I ressurrected my ankle weights today after a long hiatus and wore them on my wrists during my run and was doing bicep curls during my run. I need thin arms. LOL!!

  • 1.5 Litres of Water after my run.
  • Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs
  • Lunch - Brocolli and Roast
  • Dinner - Fish
  • 3 Litres of Water

Situps - Done, Bicep Curls - Done.

Monday, May 28, 2007

Last Week of May

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

I got confirmation yesterday that indeed I am loosing inches off my body. There's this pin striped trouser suit I've had for sometime which I love so much but havent worn the jacket for about 18 months (although I've still been rocking the bottom) cos my arms wouldnt go through the Jacket anymore and when they did, strained against the fabric obviously. Well, yesterday, I had a baby christening to attend and I decided to try it on and the arms were perfectly OK and there was even so much allowance beneath the jacket that I was able to wear a shirt also. (This is a jacket that I couldnt even wear with a sleeveless top previously cos my arms were too FAT!!) LOL!!

So when I woke up this morning, I decided to go back to my place of humble beginings (the park near my house) to see how much improvement there was in my running. I had been running a different route since I started running with my running partner. I ran all the way to the park and around its boundaries up till the target I had set for myself and was happy with my progress. I then walked back to the park and decided to see how far I could go running within it before I stopped for breath. I went round the park 4 times and ran for 33 minutes non stop! I was so happy! Remembering how I used to look enviously at other runners in the park who had loads of stamina and I was struggling to run for 3 minutes non-stop then, this was such welcome progress. (Check out my times beneath. ) Then I ran all the way back home elated.

  • Run to the Park - 1.93KM - 16 minutes
  • Run Within the Park - 4.08KM - 33 minutes
  • Run back home - 2.06KM - 19 minutes

I'll rest on Tuesday and go running again on Wednesday. 150 Situps.

  • Breakfast - Avocado
  • Lunch - Barbeque Chicken Pieces
  • Snack - Cucumber Pieces
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs and BBQ Chicken Piece
  • Snack - An Avocado
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Snack - Cucumber
  • 2 Litres of Water

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - Hot Dogs
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Lunch - Beef
  • Snack - Avocado + Chicken Pieces
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 3 Litres of Water

Was able to do 100 situps today. Didnt exercise - too much work to do. Will wait until friday then run with my partner.

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast - Hot Dogs
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Lunch -
  • 2 Litres of Water

Between last night and today, I have had a couple of bars of chocolate. Naughty I know but I told myself I deserved it - my treat and it can only delay ketosis for some days while I'm still keeping to my energetic regime so it cant be all bad. Just had to confess so I wont seem hypocritical writing that I'm eating all the good stuff only when I'm cheating on the side. Weigh in is tomorrow. I wont feel bad if I still havent lost any KG at all cos I know there is a difference and I've lost inches instead.

Evening Run:

  • 1st lap - 2.45KM - 20 minutes
  • 2nd lap - 1.34 KM - 15 minutes
  • 3rd lap - 1.23KM - 10 minutes

The first lap was OK. I had set my mind on trying to run at least 2km each lap before stopping. (I had mapped out a 6km route) About 1KM into the run, the police had blocked the road and werent allowing anyone pass by where they were set up - I think they were there to make an arrest. They asked me to cross over and I jogged on the spot in front of them to show off a little before the road was clear and I crossed. One of them even said "Dont stop love, you'll get cramps if you do". In my heart I laughed out loud - if only they knew that I stop at will when my body can take the pain no more. LOL!!

My second lap was a bit sporadic. I could barely keep up after the first 10 minutes and got very tired. Stopped a little bit after that and walked instead. My last lap - I just had to summon up courage and run all the way back home. I'm running tomorrow morning with my partner - didnt go with her this evening.

FRIDAY - JUDGMENT DAY

Went running this morning. All I can say is we were sweating buckets! It felt good though when we finished - as usual. Thank God the sun wasnt up yet. Would hate to run when its terribly hot. Our times:

  • 1st lap - 1.87km - 13 minutes
  • 2nd Lap - 1.90km - 19 minutes
  • 3rd Lap - 1.05km - 9 minutes

The start was laborious as usual. Then after we had walked for about 7 minutes and rested, we took off on the second lap which was way, way better. We then walked for about 9 minutes after the second lap and then started off on the third lap. The third lap was a breeze too. Our entire route was 6.03km and we completed it in 57 minutes. Lets see how it will go tomorrow.

About the weigh in, I think I may have lost only approx. 1KG or to make myself feel good - 2.2lbs. LOL!! I jumped on my friends scale yesterday. (stopped by her place during my evening run) The scale said 86.4KG. I didnt want to go to the GP cos most likely I'll get the same measurement since the GP's scale gave me the same measurement as hers last month. The last time I was at the GP's, the nurse saw the look of dissapointment on my face and asked me if I was on a diet and advised me to give my body sometime to allow the weight drop off before coming back to weigh myself. So I am consoled by the fact that I am loosing inches (My pin-striped jacket can attest to that) and that the weight will drop off eventually. Tentatively, my next weigh in is July 2.

SATURDAY

Induction starts again today. I'll try to be more sincere to myself and not cheat this month. Didnt go running with my RP(running partner) cos our bodies are still aching from our friday run. We've decided to have a day of rest each time we run so we'll be running from now on, on Fridays, Sundays and Tuesdays. Every other day na jara. lol!

I read on the net that there is some sort of free training that takes place at Nike Town on Mondays by 6pm for female runners of all abilities training for races. There are some warm up exercises first and then everyone goes on a 3 mile or 5 mile run around the city and back to Nike Town. I intend to go and see what goes on there pretty soon.

  • Meals - I had scrambled eggs for breakfast and roast chicken mostly for the rest of the entire day. I'm drinking 3 litres of water easily now and still feeling thirsty. Have to caution myself not to drink too much.

SUNDAY

I got a bit of a cramp or pain in my right calf (not sure which one it was) just after we started our run and so my running was hindered a little bit today. My RP did very well today. She completed the entire route in two laps and left me behind and I had to try and keep up with her. Our times or rather my time was:

  • 1st lap - 2.06KM - 16 minutes
  • 2nd Lap - 2.46 KM - 25 minutes
  • 3rd Lap - 0.74KM - 4 minutes

At this stage, I was getting pretty tired and my calf was hurting but my RP was still rearing to go so I asked her to leave me behind and she ran the remaining 1.51km all the way home non stop!! Me, I rested and walked down our route for about 7 minutes and then completed the remaining distance of about 0.74KM in 4 minutes. RP's time today was better as she finished in less than 57 minutes but I just barely made it to the finishing line in 59 minutes. We run again on Tuesday.

  • Meals - I'm trying to stick to scrambled eggs and roast chicken right now. When I tire, I'll switch to something else or face my meals which are still in the freezer waiting for me.

Monday, May 21, 2007

4th Week of May

MONDAY
  • Breakfast - Omlette
  • Snack - Tomatoes
  • Supper - Roast and Scrambled Eggs
  • 3 Litres of Water

No exercise today. May rest until Wednesday before I go running again.

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast - Fried Eggs as usual (Must look for some other breakfast option)
  • Lunch - Roast Pork Ribs
  • Dinner - Beef
  • 3 Litres of Water

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - Omelette
  • Lunch - Chicken Pieces
  • Dinner - Roast Chicken
  • 3 Litres of Water

Will exercise tomorrow. 100 Situps.

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast - Omelette
  • Lunch - Bar of Chocolate - Oh dear!
  • Dinner - Maple Popcorn - 2 packs for good measure. If you're going to be naughty, be very, very naughty indeed. lol!
  • 2 Litres of Water

FRIDAY

Went for our usual weekend run earlier on in the morning. These were our times:

  • 1st Lap - 1.26 KM - 10 minutes
  • 2nd Lap - 1.41 KM - 10 minutes
  • 3rd Lap - 1.46 KM - 10 minutes
  • 4th Lap - 0.57 KM - 5 minutes

It was good but I must confess my legs could barely lift themselves up after the first two laps. I'm working on endurance and stamina right now - speedwork can be done later on.

  • Breakfast - Scrambled eggs
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Dinner - Roast Chicken
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

SATURDAY

  • First Lap 1.87KM - 16 minutes
  • Second Lap 2.36KM - 20 minutes
  • Third Lap 1.23 KM - 10 minutes

It wasnt bad at all today. I'm sure very soon (next weekend or two hopefully) we'll be able to run the entire 5.23KM without stopping. It will be so lovely that day!!

  • Breakfast - Fried Eggs
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Snack - An Avocado
  • Dinner - Chicken and Gizzard
  • 3 Litres of Water

SUNDAY

  • Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs
  • Snack - An Avocado
  • Lunch - Turkey Pieces
  • Dinner - Fish
  • 2 Litres of Water

Monday, May 14, 2007

3rd Week of May

MONDAY
  • Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs
  • Snack - Cumberland Sausage and Chicken Piece
  • Brunch - Soup
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Snack - An Avocado
  • Dinner - Roasted Chicken
  • 3 Litres of Water

Induction started all over again today. I felt so hungry the entire morning despite the fact that I had breakfast quite unlike me. Eating a sausage and chicken piece an hour later didnt seem to do much good and I hurriedly had my brunch but yet still felt ravenous. Even after I had my brunch and lunch, the nagging hunger was still there. Its never been this bad - I have eaten less some days and not felt that hungry so often. Maybe its the withdrawl symptoms rearing their head once again? I've made up my mind to have frequent meals - no more skipping breakfast, having my meals on time and shelve fasting for the rest of the month. I'll try to always have some fried or roasted fish, chicken around me that I can snack on anytime. No Exercise today. Maybe it was my day of rest. Lets see how tomorrow will go.

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast - An Omelette
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Snack - An Avocado
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 3 Litres of Water

100 Sit Ups.

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - Boiled Egg
  • Snack - An Avocado
  • Brunch - Roast Chicken Pieces
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Snack - An Avodcado
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 3 Litres of Water

100 Situps. Off for my evening run/walk now. Evening run was swell. Ran my first 1 km nonstop in 6 minutes. Had 3 more laps of 4 minute runs. The problem was my right calf hurt so much each time I stopped and started powerwalking. Maybe thats cos I didnt run with my weights today and my legs felt unusually light? Lets see how the rest of the week goes running without weights.

THURSDAY

  • Breakfast - Omelette
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Snack - Avocado
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 3 Litres of Water

100 Situps. Resting today. Will jog tomorrow morning. Need to stock up on edibles. My larder needs replenishing.

FRIDAY

  • Breakfast - Avocado Slices
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Dinner - Fish
  • 3 Litres of Water

100 Situps. Went for an early morning run and it was good. We ran 3 laps of running 1 km distances in 6 minutes each time and then set a longer distance to run which we ran in 10 minutes. We are making good progress. Looking forward to the day we'll run our first 2 km distance non stop as we are both running 1 km comfortably now.

SATURDAY

We went for our run and it was good. My endurance and stamina seems to be improving and apart from the start or first 1 km which is usually laborious for me, the rest of the run seems to be fairly ok. We're approaching running 1.5km steadily now.

  • Breakfast - Fish
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Dinner - Fish

Running out of my meals stocked in the freezer. Got to make some this weekend.

I wonder if I should mention the pack of Strawberry Cheescakes and the pack of Strawberry Cream Tarts I got from Tesco just before its closing time for 10p each? NO?!?!?! OK. I wont mention that I ate them all then as well as the cinanmon whirl or the maple pecan plait or the creme coronet I ate while browsing through the shop. P.S: I paid for the ones I ate while in the shop oh! lol! Got some Sennakot Extra Strength Senna to help me when I cheat. Hope the cheating dosent get to be an uncontrollable habit.

SUNDAY

Just came back from our run. The start was laborious and I dont know why its usually so for me. After the first start/lap, the rest of the run always seems to be a little bit of a breeze. Here are the times we ran:

  • Our First Lap 1.3 km - 10 minutes
  • Second Lap 1 km - 7 minutes
  • Third Lap 1.91 km - 18 minutes
  • Fourth Lap 1.22 km - 10 minutes

150 Situps. That July 21st date seems to be fast becoming a reality. We're still at the very, very slow jog pace/stage, mind you. (Smile)

  • Breakfast - Scrambled Eggs
  • Lunch - Fish and more eggs
  • Dinner - Roast Chicken
  • 3 Litres of Water

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

2nd Week of May

MONDAY
  • Breakfast - Fried Egg
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Snack - Chicken Pieces
  • Dinner - Cowleg
  • 3.5 Litres of Water

I tried out the run 3 minutes, walk 10 minutes routine today. I think I did that about 5 times and also ran some spurts of 1 minute runs in between. I kept on wondering why I couldnt last 3 minutes during the one minute run and then discovered that my steps were too long and fast and thats why my stamina didnt last the duration of the intended three minutes. It was so much easier when my running partner was beside me on Saturday and Sunday or was my inability to keep running to up to three minutes consistently due to the fact that she wasnt there to pace me?!?!?! I'll keep on trying the 3 minute run, 10 minute walk technique for the rest of the week and hopefully, the runs will get better and easier as the week progresses.

Did 100 situps today too. Right now, I can still feel my tummy muscles protesting.

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast - Nil
  • Lunch - Nil
  • Dinner - Lemon Chicken, Spare Ribs, Brocolli in Garlic Sauce, Aubergines, Baked Pork, Beef Flank in curry sauce, Chicken in curry sauce - to answer your question - Yes, I went to a Chinese Buffet. LOL!!
  • 1.5 litres of Water

I wore my weights for about 7 hours gallivanting round the city so that amounts to some form of exercise innit?!?!?!?! LOL!! Did 100 situps also.

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - Nil
  • Brunch - Fried Egg
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Dinner - to be decided
  • 2.5 Litres of Water so far

100 situps. Running today was improved. Consisted of this:- Run 5 minutes, Walk 8 -10 minutes - 5 times. I was surprised myself. Maybe it was the Energy drink I drank before I started the runs but whatever it is, I hope I improve daily. That 5km in July must come into fruition.

THURSDAY

  • Brunch - Omelette
  • Lunch - Chicken soup
  • Dinner - Beef
  • 3 Litres of Water

100 Situps. Despite the fact that I drank a can of my energy drink before setting out this evening, my body just refused to budge and couldnt run more than 1 - 2 minutes each time no matter how hard I tried. Wonder if it had anything to do with the fact that I didnt pop any painkillers before going to bed last night? Thanks to Run London, I now know my normal route is 5.23km so I decided to power walk instead and covered the route in 50 minutes then decided to add an extra 2.5 km power walking to make up for the fact that I didnt do much running today. The 2.5 km was completed in another 20 minutes. Maybe tomorrow will be better?

FRIDAY

  • Brunch - Chicken Pieces and 2 sausages
  • Dinner - Fish
  • Snack - Strawberries
  • 2 Litres of Water

100 Situps. Resting today in preparation for my morning run with my running partner tomorrow. My entire body aches badly!

SATURDAY

I went jogging with my running partner this morning as usual. We ran our first 1km non stop today in 14 minutes. After that, I could only manage running only 2-3 minutes at a stretch. Looking back now, I think in the beginning of the run, we could have overstretched ourselves running 14 minutes instead of just 3 - 5 minutes like I normally do. Power walked for the rest of the day, (our route is a 5.23km route) and added an extra 2.23km for good measure. We're going again tomorrrow morning and I was hurting so much she recommending resting that I may be overstretching my body. I think I'll powerwalk for the rest of next week - 10km for added measure each day. No more running for me.

  • Breakfast - ?!?!??!?!
  • Lunch - ?!?!?!?
  • Dinner - ?!??!?!

I intend to pig out this entire weekend. I AM TIRED!! I've had popcorn (maple flavour) so far and intend to get cereal with honey after. I weighed myself yesterday and feel so down. I now weigh 87kg but decided not to adjust my ticker. Its disheartening. I kept to my routine during the week - peppersoup, cheese, holding my longerthroat for the good things of life on those supermarket shelves etc so how and what could have made me add the extra 2KG in just one week? All that exercise and hurting during the week for nothing! My body hurts so much right now. So I'm throwing caution to the wind today and tomorrow. Induction starts again on Monday. LOL!! My target for the end of the May is to loose that stubborn 7kg.

SUNDAY

We (running partner & I) power walked on our normal route and made it to the finish point in 50 minutes.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

1st May Week

MONDAY

  • Brunch - Cheese Slice
  • Lunch - Fish
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Snack - 2 Cheese Slices
  • 3 Litres of Water

I discovered that the entire carb count of the 14 slices in a pack of cheddar cheese amounts to only 0.4g of carbs compared to the previous brand of cheese I was eating in which a slice had 1.4g of carbs so I have switched over to cheddar cheese. I am determined to take drastic measures and make this work.

TUESDAY

  • Snack - Cheese Slices
  • Lunch - Soup
  • Dinner - Chicken
  • 3 Litres of Water

Made my Fish and Beef meals today. I'm fully kitted out for the week and determined to minimize to the fullest my carb intake this week. Lets see how it goes.

WEDNESDAY

  • Brunch - Boiled Egg
  • Lunch - Beef
  • Snack - Cheese Slices
  • Dinner - 3 Large Tomatoes
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

Went power walking this evening round the park for an hour. Its all good.

THURSDAY

  • Brunch - Boiled Egg
  • Dinner - Fish
  • Snack - Cucumber Slices + cheese slices (As usual - LOL!!)
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

Power Walking for one hour again!!!

FRIDAY

  • Brunch - Boiled Egg and a Tomato
  • Lunch - Chicken
  • Dinner - Fish
  • Snacks - Cheese and Cucumber Slices
  • 3 Litres of Water

I weighed myself today. I still weigh 85KG so my ticker will not move just yet. Got to work harder this May. My target is losing 5kg more by the end of May.

SATURDAY

  • Breakfast - I Omelette
  • Lunch - Plantain & Beans
  • Snack - Cheese and Cucumber slices
  • Dinner - Soup
  • 2 Litres of water

Went jogging with my running partner this morning for about 30 minutes. We're power walking tomorrow.

SUNDAY

  • Breakfast - 1 Fried Egg
  • Lunch - Chicken
  • Snack - Fried Chicken Pieces
  • Dinner - Beef
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

Today's exercise was good. We jogged and power walked intermittently and I'm glad to say that the jogging was less stressful and I was able to keep jogging for up to 4-5minutes at a time with my ankle weights. My body seems to be getting used to the ankle weights now. I wear them everywhere I go during the day - the entire weekend too. Being too overzealous?!?!?

Sunday, April 29, 2007

MM

FRIDAY

  • Lunch - Chicken Pieces
  • Snack - Mozarella Cheese - Didnt like it one bit!!
  • Dinner - Salad
  • 2 Litres of Water

SATURDAY

  • Brunch - Pickled Onions
  • Snack - 8 slices of cheese
  • Dinner - Fish
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

SUNDAY

  • Brunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Fish
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

I'm going to try cutting out more carbs and my plan for this coming week is that I'm going to make all sorts of soup and keep them in the freezer for my meals.

On the exercise front, this week was horrible. None at all, only power walking I did on Thursday. Was supposed to go out saturday morning with my jogging partner but went to bed late and asked her to go without me. She didnt call me on sunday so I dont know if she went either. Lets see how this coming week goes.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Back from Relapse

I am back to normal now after a few days of 'relapse'.
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Snack - Pickled Onions
  • Dinner - Fish
  • Snack - Chicken
  • 2 Litres of Water

Went to the park and power walked for 40minutes with my ankle weights this evening. The ankle weights felt so heavy I couldnt run more than one lap with them and power walked instead. 4 laps and 40minutes later, I headed back home. Buki was right about not feeling the pain until later on. My legs ache so seriously now!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Temptation

  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.
  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.
  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.
  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.
  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.
  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.
  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.
  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.
  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.
  • I will not buy any more cake for my 'guests' even if its price has been reduced to 10p from £8.99.

  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.
  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.
  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.
  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.
  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.
  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.
  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.
  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.
  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.
  • I will not buy any more chocolates for my 'friend' even if its price has been reduced from £3.99 to 30p.

  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.
  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.
  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.
  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.
  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.
  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.
  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.
  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.
  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.
  • I will not buy any more cornish pastries or sausage rolls for my 'guests' or 'friends' even if its price has been reduced from £1.79 to 10p.

  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!
  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!
  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!
  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!
  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!
  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!
  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!
  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!
  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!
  • I will not buy any more reduced items cos they are 'temptation' which I will fall prey to after a couple of days but walk past them in the shops even if they have been reduced to 5p from £1000.99 if they arent healthy and on my acceptable foods list!!

  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some not all did find their way to my 'friend's' house.
  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some did find their way to my 'friend's' house.
  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some did find their way to my 'friend's' house.
  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some did find their way to my 'friend's' house.
  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some did find their way to my 'friend's' house.
  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some did find their way to my 'friend's' house.
  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some did find their way to my 'friend's' house.
  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some did find their way to my 'friend's' house.
  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some did find their way to my 'friend's' house.
  • I have learnt my lesson the hard way cos all these things mentioned above ended up in my tummy these past few days although some did find their way to my 'friend's' house.

Set Back!!!

TUESDAY

  • Breakfast - Bowl of Salad
  • Snack - Pickled Onions
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Forbidden Snack - Entire Bar of White Chocolate
  • 1 Litre of Water

WEDNESDAY

  • Breakfast - Sausage Rolls
  • Forbidden Snack - Bar of Milk chocolates
  • Lunch - Salad
  • Dinner - Soup
  • Water - Not even sure I fulfilled my 2 Litre quota

How can I ever justify having my salad and soup for lunch and dinner when I take a look at what I ingested earlier on? C'EST TRES HORRIBLE!!! LOL!!

I must start exercising again tomorrow. I've been too lazy this week. Note to Self: Your period of grace is over.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Weekend

SATURDAY Got a set of 0.5KG ankle and wrist weights today. I'll go back for the 1KG and heavier weights after trying this one out. I'm finding it difficult sticking to the allowed 20g of carbs daily allowed me. Maybe I'm bored and need to add something different to my meal plan.
  • Breakfast - Fried Egg, 4 sausages - approx 20g of carbs
  • Brunch - 350g pack of Brocolli - approx 7g of carbs
  • Snack - 1 Avocado - approx 2g of carbs
  • Dinner - 3 Cheese singles - 4.8g of carbs
  • 2 Litres of Water

Thats more than 30g of carbs today. I know I overshot my carb allowance for today. The sausages blew it right from the start and I couldnt help it after that. I made enough for two but Oga refused his opting for something else and I couldnt bear to chuck them in the bin.

Its a week now since I started going to the park. Went jogging in the evening and it was good. 3 laps round the park but I was so tired that even the last lap was a struggle and I just gave up after that, postponed the last round which would have been a lap of power walking and went back home. Tomorrow's another day.

SUNDAY

  • Brunch - Huge bowl of Salad
  • 2 litres of water
  • bowl of beans - too soon
  • macdonald's meal, some cake - WHY oh why didnt I resist?!?!?!

I went jogging with my jogging partner on sunday morning at 5am. She replied my gumtree advert and by sheer coincidence, she lives on my street too. We went jogging for 30 minutes with her boyfriend at 5am on sunday morning. She dosent want anyone to see her during the day. I wore my weights when we went jogging and the pace was quite good. I had some more exercise in the afternoon when I took some visitors to Oxford Street and we pounded the sidewalks and shops for about 5hours. It was at Oxford Street I was offered a Big MAC and couldnt resist and tucked in complete with drink and chips. I did someting awful after taking all the forbidden foods not allowed on Atkins once I got home though. I ............

MONDAY

  • Breakfast - 1 Avocado
  • Snack - 3 Cheese Slices
  • Lunch - Bowl of Salad
  • Dinner - Bowl of Soup
  • Snack - Sausages
  • 2 Litres of Water

I may not go jogging for the next two days. My body needs some rest although who knows how I might feel in an hour when it'll be time to leave. Maybe I just will go and try my weights out some more.

I intend to introduce new meals to my food plan in May and go into Phase Two of the diet which is Ongoing Weight Loss OWL. Lets just put it this way - I decided to make my induction last a month instead of the usual two weeks - maximum effect I guess I wanted to achieve.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Energy Boost

I think I may have eaten too much today. I am beginning to get terribly bored and cant wait for this my self inflicted punishment called Induction to be over so I can introduce something new into my meals. Only two more days to go. I went looking for energy drinks yesterday since Vickii mentioned that I might be pulled back and have less energy due to my non consumation of carbs. I sought out RED BULL but after reading its carbs content which was 28g, dropped it back on the shelf. Taking that would have blown my restricted carb diet allowance of only 20g daily sky high. Its sugar free sister - Sugar Free RedBull was better with only 3g of carbs and so I opted for it. Looking around the energy drinks section, I dicovered that Tesco had its own brand of energy drink which came in a 1 litre bottle for the same price as the 250ml Sugar Free Red Bull and with nil carb content too so I decided to try that out too. Into my shopping basket it went.
  • Brunch - Pepper Soup with loads of meat & shaki
  • Snack - 2 Cheese Singles and a hot dog.
  • Lunch - Huge bowl of salad
  • Snack - 8 Strawberries
  • Dinner - Bowl of soup with some chicken pieces - was hungry after running
  • After Dinner Snack - An Avocado
  • 2.5 Litres of Water

I was quite happy with my progress today at the park and I put it all down to the 250ml measure of Kick Stimulating Energy Drink I drank before leaving home. The last time I jogged in the park (saturday), my legs wouldnt budge when I went back to the park the next day (sunday) and thus I resorted entirely to power walking that day. Today, I was expecting my legs to give way after the first lap since I had worked them seriously yesterday running but they didnt. The first lap went well, the second, third, fourth and finally couldnt make the fifth round and power walked instead. But it was good and to me quite unbelieveable that I ran 4 laps round the park today. Thank God for the energy drink. It worked wonders!

 
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