Day 4 on the 21-Day Wonder Diet

Bran and cranberry muesli | orange-roasted pumpkin and tuna salad | warm spiced chicken salad

Today’s weight loss/gain: lost 0.5kg

Total weight loss: 2kg

Today’s supposed calorie intake: 755

Today’s actual calorie intake: 710

Today’s exercise: 70 minute walk & 30 minute personal training session – we did  weights today

So, I’ve been raving about how everything has been very tasty on this diet.  Today was the day where that all went to hell…at least with lunch anyways.  I was ecstatic when I weighed myself this morning and realised I’d lost another 0.5kg.  Pretty impressive I thought…and I haven’t felt any urges towards lunging at the work’s sin bin (full of chips and choccies) or anything like that.

Breakfast was quick and easy.  I made a container of this bran and cranberry muesli a few days ago, and in the diet, it says you can eat this everyday for breakfast if you can’t be bothered cooking.  I’ve never had bran before so didn’t know what to expect.  I didn’t have any blueberries, so I used frozen raspberries.  It was OK, the oats and the bran got soggy as soon as milk got on it (nothing like Crunchy Nut Corn Flakes) but I liked the cranberries and it was quick and easy.

I was pretty hungry by 9, so I had a double long black and that seemed to hold me for a couple of hours before I munched on two carrot sticks and got bored.  They’re sooo boring, I couldn’t finish the rest of them.  I ended up eating a can of Chicken in a Can – my transgression for today.  I then had a personal training session where we (I) did weights.  Oh yeah, here’s discipline, I got a flu shot today and said ‘No’ to the lollipop they offered.  Pretty impressive huh?

Now, I don’t know who thought orange, tuna, pumpkin and soy sauce would go well together…but let me just say, it REALLY doesn’t.  The soy sauce completely overtook the whole salad, and I couldn’t eat it all all, it was disgusting, the tuna was gross, the soy sauce dressed salad was gross and I ended up throwing it out before I got halfway through it.  I really tried to eat it too, mentally saying, ‘There’s no more food until dinner’ but I just couldn’t do it.  Note to self, do NOT repeat Day 4.

Dinner was the warm chicken salad.  I couldn’t find Tandoori powder in the shops, so I just used sumac with curry powder and salt instead.  The salad was tasty, (the meat was anyways) and had a bit of tang from the lemon.  I would’ve killed for a mound of rice though.

Today was definitely hard, with the uninspiring food and all…if it weren’t for the fact that I registered weight loss today…I probably would’ve thrown in the towel.  Oh well, let’s see what happens tomorrow…


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