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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Check in

Well, after my disastrous fall off the detox wagon I was a bit reluctant to jump on the scales this morning for my weekly weigh-in.

But, I was pleasantly surprised. I lost a whole kilogram this week and now weigh 91.4kg.

Maybe I should have stuck to the detox, or maybe I achieved what I wanted from the diet without doing the whole seven days.

I'm inclined to lean towards the second option, and not just because I relieves me guilt, but also because the whole point of the detox was to jump-start my weight loss, and it looks like it worked.

So, even though I didn't do the whole program, I'm still happy with the results.

And, I think I've learned that to keep up the weight loss I need to be more vigilant of what I'm eating. Maybe from Monday to Friday I can take some of the ideas from the detox and work them into my regular diet, maybe reducing the amount of wheat products and dairy that I eat is what I need to keep shedding the kilos?

I'll try it in the coming week (after the long weekend) and get back to you with how I'm going.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Detox Day: Five

So... detox day five was going really well... Till about, umm... 6:30pm.
When I decided to go out drinking.... wine.... with a friend.
I have consumed a reasonable amount of wine.

My excuse, and it's a poor one, is that it's a "long weekend" here in Australia, with Monday being a public holiday... For the Queen's birthday, or something...

So... I guess... My self-control turned out to be pretty poor and a gave up and the first, tempting, tasty, boozy hurdle...

I will probably be really regretful in the morning...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Detox Day: Four

I started the fourth day of my detox diet with some scrambled eggs and a grilled tomato. A tasty start to the day (I love eggs).

For morning tea I had some cherry tomatoes, goat's cheese fetta and some beans dipped in hommus. A pretty healthy snack, would have been nice to have something warm, it has been freaking cold the last few days.

For lunch I had some left over curry and rice from last nights dinner.

Afternoon tea was two rice cakes, avocado and sliced tomato. So tasty, for a change the avo was perfectly ripe (so hard to come by a good avo of late).

Dinner was delish, fried brown rice with lots of vegies and some egg.
I loved it, and will definitely make it again!

Detox is still going along fine. Though with the cold weather I'm really missing my cups of tea, but I must avoid the caffeine, and the chemicals used to decaffeinate tea...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Detox Day: Three

Started the day with another bowl of soaked oat porridge, this time with maple syrup, I'm loving it, I think I'll continue eating it after the detox ends.

For morning tea I had cherry tomatoes and goat's milk fetta, yum! Lunch was some of last nights bean casserole with brown rice, was just as nice as it was last night. And kept me feelling full till dinner time!

Dinner was a dahl and cauliflower curry, which was pretty good, I liked the cauliflower in the curry but, it was missing something. I think that something might have been the vegetable stock I would usually use to cook a dahl curry, this recipe just used water.

So, thus far the detox is going fine, but I miss bread. I love bread. Man I could eat some toast right now...

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Detox Day: Two

I started day two with a serve of dried fruit compote soaked in orange juice served with organic natural yoghurt.

I didn't like it. It was way too sweet, I had to force it down. I don't think it agreed with me either, I felt awful when I got to work and ended up coming home sick with a terrible pain in the stomach.

The stomach ache eventually went away, a few hours later and I had a tomato salad with goats milk fetta for lunch. Which was quite nice and more filling than I thought it would be.

For afternoon tea I had rice cakes with organic peanut butter and honey, a much more filling afternoon snack than the smoothie I had yesterday.

For dinner I had a delicious bean casserole, it needed cooking for quite a while but it was so tasty!! I served it with some brown rice.

Apart from the stomach ache the detox is going well, I know not to eat the compote again.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Detox Day: One

Well, I started my day with a bowl of soak oat porridge.
You soak half a cup of oats in half a cup of water over night, in the morning you bring half a cup of water to the boil the add the soaked oats.

Simmer for a few minutes then serve with a quarter cup of slivered almonds, a quarter cup of rice milk and a tablespoon of honey.
Pretty tasty and filling.

Soaking the oats helps them to reach a good creamy consistency quicker than they would without the soaking.

For lunch I had carrot and lentil soup with a side of celery and organic peanut butter and sultanas and an apple.

As a snack when I got home from work I made a fruit smoothie with an apple some frozen berries and apple juice, it was tasty, but not very filling.

For dinner I had a massive pile of bake vegies, some mashed sweet potato and salmon baked with lemon slices.

It was delish! I was a little apprehensive, as the last time I had tried salmon I didn't like it, but I really enjoyed it done this way, with the lemon infusing the fish.

All up the first day of the detox went pretty well. The only issue was between my after work snack and dinner I was STARVING... I really need to have something more filling, maybe some protein, to prevent the dreaded unplanned snacking.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The week that was and the week to come

Well.... I had a pretty rubbish week as far weight loss goes. I had some really terrible eating habits and did very little exercise... So, as a result I gained just over a kilo...
I ate cakes and hot dogs, rich pasta dishes and pastries. I drank wine, ate Chinese food and donuts.

My excuse was that I've decided to do a 7 day detox (starting tomorrow), so why not enjoy a few naughty foods before I start a strict health kick.

So, as of tomorrow, not wheat products, dairy or processed foods. Just fresh or dried fruits, vegies, oats, nuts and 'living' yoghurt. I'm also going to try some salmon, if I can stomach it; last time I tried I didn't enjoy it, but I'll see how I go.

While I do it I'm going to try and blog daily to share what I've been eating and how I'm going.