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Momentum to start…

Posted in Diet & Exercise, Pigging Out on September 2, 2011 by Dobsessed

So…I haven’t posted for a few days – I went to Paris on the weekend and ate and ate and ate.

I also happened to go to Paris with my flatmate who is really really tight, so all we ate were baguettes, we only ate at a cafe ONCE in 4 days (this included breakfast, lunch and dinner).

Now…I’m not going to make some excuse about carb addiction getting hold of me (which it did by the way)…but it’s soooooooooo hard to get into the momentum of being in a diet or strict eating once you haven’t done it (even if it’s only for four days!).

I had every, EVERY intention of Dukaning again once I came back…and I even had meat ready but I just could not do it.  I nearly managed it today…but dinner tonight was noodles.

Help, help! How do you get that momentum back?

Thing is, once I get into it…and I’m in the diet, I find it so easy to stick to it…but once I stop…it’s practically impossible to go back.

I’ve given myself a break this week – though no total blow out or anything…and it will be a fresh start on Monday…but please, please tell me HOW you get straight back into the momentum of eating better and exercising…because my exercising has also suffered…

Pudgy from a number of Heathrow Injections

Posted in Diet Blog, Pigging Out with tags , , on August 17, 2011 by Dobsessed

Oh hello there!!

I’ve been neglecting this blog like I’ve been neglecting my diet…that is to day.  I haven’t been dieting at all.  In fact, I’ve been eating like I’m hibernating for winter…but really it’s just a whole bunch of excuses, which are…

I moved to London, Uk in April this year (2011) and before I left, I had many, many, many celebratory meals…and quit personal training so that I could save money.  My weight ballooned.

Once I got to the UK, I was amazed by the variety of cheap food around! And they’re everywhere and as a food lover in a new city, I felt that it was my duty to try everything.  Everything in site.

I’ve also grown very attached to the afternoon teas here.  Would you believe that before I moved here, I’ve NEVER, ever had a scone? It just never seemed that appealing to me.  Give me a crusty croissant any day of the week! However…since I’ve been here…I’ve been converted.  I LOVE Scones…and…Oh my god, I LOVE CLOTTED CREAM!

Which brings me to now.  I weigh the heaviest that I’ve weiged in the last 7 years.  I’m carrying roughly 20+kg more weight on me than I did for the 5 out of those 7 years.  I can no longer tell myself that the cut of the clothing are smaller compared to Australia.  I can no longer hide from the fat girl in the mirror…so here I am, all laid bare, ready for the critcism and ready to try again.

I’ve actually started taken pictures of myself in my underwear, and it was quite shocking, I never tend to look at myself in the mirror from behind, but the rolls and my dimply legs really gave me a fright.  Which has spurred me to start losing weight.  I will be taking weekly pictures of myself, but I probably won’t post them unless I start to see results.

I’ve joined a gym, and in the last 3 weeks since I’ve joined, I’ve gone an average of about 3 times a week.  I don’t stay long though…but I’m working on that.

This week, I also restarted the Dukan.

I wasn’t properly prepared so didn’t have enough proteins in the house and just ended up eating bolognaise (without pasta) and eggs all day.

Hardest is definitely the carb cravings and the sugar withdrawals.  I’m definitely not over them.  It’s amazing how these get a hold of you.  I was sitting in bed and going through a whole tub of Haagen Dazs a night (with lashings of peanut butter) 5 times a week.  No wonder the weight piled on. I’m getting headaches…but I’m sticking with it (even if it only is day two)…

So here are the numbers:

Start date: 15/08/11

Weight: 83.8kg (185 lbs) – Holy CANNOLI – it’s really worse than I thought

Clothing size: 16, sometimes 18 pants

Goal Weight: 60kg (132lbs) – that still sounds pretty fat, but for me, that’s enough, I mean, ideally, I’d love to be 55kg (120lbs) but I think I weighed that when I was 12.

Last Supper Weekend & Day 1 On the Dukan Diet

Posted in Diet Blog, Dukan Diet, Pigging Out, What I ate with tags , , , on February 14, 2011 by Dobsessed

Here is some of the offerings at my Last Supper Weekend…

Some nooooodles with soft yolk eggs and pork and mushroom balls

 

Some wines at Antique Bar 😀

HUGE Breakfast Burrito with avocado (HUGE) with a Pumpkin Polenta Loaf

 

This, my friend, is a Luthur Burger

Buffet Lunch at Melbroune's Grand Hyatt - this was one of my plates...desserts

 

As you can see, I definitely didn’t discriminate when it came to my last supper, this is just a small sampling of what I had when I went to visit my Best Bum Chum on the weekend in Melbourne…I didn’t take pictures of everything I ate…but one of my FAVOURITE breakfasts was a Angus Steak Sandwich from St. Ali, some tender Salt & Pepper Squid from Babel and my favourite meal was at Hutong Dumpling Bar (have you tried their Turnip cake? Yum Yum)…oh…here you can see me eat a Luther Burger.

Anyways…this is supposed to be a diet blog, so here are today’s Stats.

(I gained 2 kg after this weekend)

Weight: 79.5kg

Exercise: None – I sprained my foot on the weekend, I should be recovered by tomorrow

Today’s Food:

Breakfast: Oat bran Porridge (made with water), black Coffee

Morning Tea: Nut bar (nuts are not really allowed but I still have 3 bars in my work drawer and I don’t wanna waste money!)

Lunch: Half a Roast Chicken – I only ate about half of this as roast chickens from Coles are blaaaaaaaaaaaand and DRY!! Next time I’m buying from Woolworths!

Afternoon Tea: Two small handfuls of Pistachio nuts, boiled egg with Furikake

Dinner: Some Chicken strips and Soft shelled crabs with curry sauce (I treated myself because of Valentine’s Day)

 

How I felt:

Anyways…I felt pretty good today, I expected headaches from the sugar withdrawals but I didn’t get it…perhaps the nuts carried me through? I was also very, very busy at work so I didn’t really have time to get hungry (bored).  I also didn’t get the 3pm (witching hour) sugar craving crash…but it could be because I prepared myself by cutting out all chocolate a week ago (except for my Last Supper weekend).

I’m not sure if I’m going to lose any weight tomorrow as I didn’t do any exercise today (I usually do at least 40 minutes of walking a day) and I also had soft shelled crabs (which are lightly fried)…

We’ll see how I go.

My goal is to lose 10kg by 10 April and overall 22kg  (I want to be 57kg!).

I tried to post my Luthur Burger on YouTube but I haven’t figured it out how to do it yet!

So Off the Wagon, I’m at the Bottom of the Ocean

Posted in Pigging Out with tags on December 5, 2010 by Dobsessed

So…been missing in Action for a bit.

Ever since my friend had her Hens weekend in September, I haven’t been able to get back on the Dukan Diet (or ANY Diet).

I’m feeling very fat because I eat at least 150g of White chocolate EVERYDAY or a whole tub of Homer Hudsons in one sitting (or both). I constantly snaffle up whole large pizzas in one night for dinner too.

And…now that Christmas is coming up, it’s even harder. Everybody wants to do like a pre-Christmas/pre New Year/End of the Year catch up so this dieting thing is just ridiculous!

It’s like…well, next week, I have four dinner plans…why even bother trying???!

Well..I’m going to just keep exercising and see how I go. I’ll diet after new years.

I’m Dukaning right now, just exercising. I’ll try to eat less, less, less carbs, NO sugar and eat a light dinner.

Oh yeah, you know what, I’m so sugar addicted that on days when I don’t eat chocolate/ice-cream, I start feeling nauseous, get chills, bad, bad headaches and I even throw up.

No joke.

Need to work on this!

Day 58 on the Dukan Diet

Posted in Dukan Diet, Pigging Out with tags , , , on September 21, 2010 by Dobsessed

Today’s weight: 70.9kg

Today’s weight loss: 1.1kg

Total weight loss: 5.6kg

Today’s exercise: 35 minute walk + 30 minutes of easy weights session + 1 hour of pilates

So…I managed to lose 1.1kg of the 2kg I put on over the weekend. Yep, it was the high salt food, and all the carbs, chips and lollies that I ate.  I did cheat yesterday and I had noodles…but I felt more resolved today.  That was until 2pm where I had a major McFlurry craving and gave in…Yep, I think I’ve well and truly gotten over my cravings (fingers crossed).

I’m feeling a bit bloated right now and I’m also really, really sore! Over the weekend, my friends and I went pole dancing (as a Hen’s thing) and I have great respect for pole dancers, it’s not easy!! It’s been 3 days and I am still aching, especially my forearms!! Didn’t help that I had to do so much weight training today.  I usually have Personal Training on Friday, but I’m going away for work (uh oh!!) on Thursday, so no opportunity to do exercise.  I think my hotel might have a gym, so I might go pound some treadmill rubber hehe.

I’ve also decided to re-register for my local pilates studio.  On 4th October, they will be starting an 8 week challenge.  I tried doing it last year and failed miserably…but I’m more resolved this year with the help of my lovely blog friends, Charlotte, Lauren, Julie, Joanne, Claire and everyone who reads my blog and are encouraging and also the Dukan Diet!  It’s really a win/win situation, if I do really, really well…then I win a whole bunch of prizes (weekend for 2 at Gwinganna lifestyle Retreat, a $500 Lorna Jane wardrobe (gym wear), $500 voucher for a hairdresser’s) but if I don’t win…I know I would’ve won with weight loss and a toned, lean, long body (here’s hoping)!!

Anyways, here’s what I ate today:

Breakfast

Oatbran porridge, Coffee

Morning tea

Nestle chocolate mousse, some cabanossi, some cheese (naughty naughty!) about 4 or 5 Grain Waves (have you tried them, they’re fantastic…and NOT DUKAN ALLOWED) – work morning tea, an Affagato.

Lunch

Tofu burger with tofu, McFlurry with oreos, malteasers and chocolate fudge (not worth it, I nearly passed out in my afternoon meeting cos I was in such a sugar coma)

Afternoon tea

Skinny Cow ice-block (I’m still obviously not getting over my carb addiction)

Dinner

Big fillet of barramundi, 2 Thai fish cakes and 3 pork balls

NO CHEATING TOMORROW!!

Carb Addicted

Posted in Dukan Diet, Pigging Out with tags , on September 20, 2010 by Dobsessed

Today’s weight: 72kg

Total weight loss: 4.5kg

Today’s exercise: None

Wow, based on these stats, it seems I’m doing terribly, considering I’ve been on the dukan Diet for 58 days.

I tried very hard to get on track today and was doing quite well, oat bran for breakfast, tofu and egg for lunch…dinner was fish…but I could not get the thought of Mi Goreng noodles out of my head.

I had it constantly all day…and I realised.  The weekend’s carb indulgences has made me carb addicted yet again.

I’m not going to beat myself up about, I’m going to try oh so hard tomorrow to not have any carbs and we’ll just see how I go.

I’m hoping to lose 2kg this week…

Bit hard…it’s raining NON-STOP right now, and the weather just makes me crave comfort food.  And no walking cos of the rain either.

AND I got a work trip on Thursday/Friday, it will not be easy.

Undone by a fried sandwich

Posted in Pigging Out, What I ate with tags , on August 10, 2010 by Dobsessed

Had a workshop today and the food that was catered was one of the BEST that I’ve had at a catered function…there were mini organic chicken and leek pies (amazingly lots of chicken and none of that gloopy corn flour gravy), strawberry tartlets, fresh fruit tartlet, rhubarb crumble slice and some beautiful ham and cheese toastie (not your regular toasted sandwich, they were on GOOD bread, with dijon mustard, cheese, ham, dipped in an egg wash and fried in butter until the outsides were crisp and the bread translucent with butter) and that is the sandwich that toppled all my good work.
I ended up eating a sandwich and two mini pies.

How’d I feel afterwards? QUEASY and SICK! I haven’t had wheat in like a month or something and all that fatty goodness (and I won’t lie, it was good, the buttery bread just melted in your mouth like it didn’t exist – except for the oily residue on your finger tips) made me feel gross.  Never again? I fucking hope so.