Archive for the Uncategorized Category

Weigh in & Measurements 14 Sept 12

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on September 14, 2012 by Dobsessed

I keep on track with my diet when I’m accountable – so here’s me, being accountable. 

Today’s weight: 88.1kg

Mini goal weight 1: 83kg (reward: blender)

Mini goal weight 2: 78kg (reward: 90 minute full body massage)

Mini goal weight 3: 73kg (reward: 60 minute foot massage)

Mini goal weight 4: 68kg (reward: Facial – haven’t had one in 2 years!)

Mini goal weight 5: 63kg (reward: A show – either musical or a dance performance…have really missed these ever since I left London)

Goal weight: 60kg (reward: SHOPPING SPREE)

Ultimate goal weight: 55kg (reward: spa day)

Measurements

Bust: 101cm / 39.5″

Waist: 88cm / 34.5″

Bellybutton: 110.5cm / 43″ – How depressing! My belly sticks out further than my breasts!

Bum (fullest part): 116cm / 45.5″

Thigh (when my thumb ends): 71.5cm / 28″

Calf: 41.5cm / 16″

Bicep: 36cm / 14″

I will do this again on Monday and then from then on, every Monday. 

How about just healthy eating?

Posted in Uncategorized on September 13, 2012 by Dobsessed

I really hate when people (who are obviously slim – and don’t exercise) decide to impart weight loss words of wisdom.  Perhaps I’m just bitter…and I’m not talking about stuff my Personal Trainer would tell me, I’m talking about stuff like, “Just eat less! It’s not that hard!”…

Seriously, if it wasn’t ‘that hard’ would losing weight and the diet industry be worth billions of dollars all over the world?

Look, I’m obese but I’m not obtuse – I know what’s fattening, what’s not, what I should eat, what I shouldn’t etc etc…and people imparting these really OBVIOUS advice doesn’t help! It just makes me feel like you’re belittling me and I don’t find that helpful at all!

 

Ok…so I shouldn’t be so angry…people are trying to help but I feel like they think I’m fat because I’m lazy and I don’t care and I have no self-respect.  Yes, I have been told that I have no self-respect because I’m fat.

So, how do I go about losing weight.

 

I have identified the following about myself:

  • I don’t eat because I’m hungry, I eat when I’m bored
  • I am a serious, serious emotional eater
  • I don’t necessarily enjoy eating THAT much…sometimes I feel like I’m just trying to eat to feel something else
  • I eat out of habit

These are some of the changes I’m hoping to make about myself:

  • Cut out sugar, including artificial sweetener except for Stevia
  • Lower my refined carbohydrates intake – I will continue to eat complex carbs such as vegetables, oats etc
  • Be more prepared so that I’m not left with taking options such as takeaway and chip
  • Not expect to lose weight quickly, I want long lasting results this time and I want to do it properly

Can I do it?

My view on Lite n’ Easy

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on September 5, 2012 by Dobsessed

I have tried many, many diets, most successful diet I’ve ever been on was actually when I WASN’T on a diet and through making a move to Japan, my lifestyle changed.  I stopped eating all wheat at that time, I walked a lot more, and my portion sizes shrunk…amazingly, I was able to lose nearly 30kg…

Unfortunately, through recently taking seroquel (an depressive disorder drug, but I was prescribed them for sleep), I managed to gain 12kg in 8 weeks.  Crazy huh…not only that, I haven’t been able to effectively lose that weight permanently in over two years.

I tried the Dukan Diet, with great success, but wasn’t able to keep the weight off as I didn’t follow through to the last phase and now I’m trying Lite n’ Easy. 

Lite n’ Easy is a food delivery service that provides calorie controlled meals to your door.  Depending on the package you buy, they can include all your breakfasts, lunch, dinners and snacks – with only milk that you need to provide yourself.

For someone who is busy, hates cooking, and don’t mind simple food – it’d be great.  There’s absolutely no thinking required – each day’s food is packaged into plastic bags, marked with Day 1 or Day 2, so you know exactly when to eat them.

For me…it didn’t really work.

I tried it for three full weeks and found it EXTREMELY difficult.  First of all, I was too ambitious and thought I would be fine on a 1200 calorie plan.  I have a sedantary job, but I exercise 4 or 5 times a week, and was left feeling faint and hungry.  Changing to the 1500 calorie meal plans did help…but all that did was provide two additional snacks (a day) and maybe an extra slice of bread for breakfast.

A typical day would look something like this:

Breakfast

2 pieces of multigrain toast with vegemite

4-grain cereal

Orange

Snack

Fruit cup

Lunch

BBQ chicken pizza

Fig and oat cookies

Rice cracker trail mix

Dinner

Frozen meal (usually very small amount of protein with green beans, carrots and potatoes)

 

Here’s my problem with it…I have read many things about eating refined and simple carbs and Lite n’ Easy doesn’t seem to have the same line of thinking.  At every meal, there is always some sort of bread, potato, white rice or pasta.  The diets are totally geared towards calorie counting, with no though for providing rye, brown bread, brown rice or whole wheat pasta.  The meals (especially the dinners) are also quite light in protein (with only 4 or 5 50c piece coins) and half the container filled with rice.

I’m often left feeling really hungry and craving sugar…and no amount of their little snacks that they provide helps to alleviate that.  I ended up eating double the meals, I’d eat my lite n’ Easy stuff, and then eat something else.

Tastewise, some of the stuff was really tasty, but I would say the majority wasn’t that great.  All their frozen meals were waterlogged and bland…and I got sick of eating the same tasting green beans and carrots that were in practically every meal.

My sister however, has lost 4kg in 2.5 weeks on Lite and Easy…so it IS working for her…it just didn’t work for me.

Foods I liked on Lite n’ Easy:

  • vanilla crunch cereal
  • BBQ chicken Pizza
  • Chicken tender wraps
  • Greek meatball wraps
  • Chicken Enchilada

Foods I disliked on Lite n’ Easy:

  • Asian lamb shanks (very gamey)
  • Crumbed Fish fillet
  • Potatoes
  • carrots
  • Beans
  • Corned Beef

A guinea pig for the HCG drops

Posted in Uncategorized on November 27, 2011 by Dobsessed

Well…there has been alot of hype for the HCG drops – stars such as Demi Moore and Jwoww (of Jersey Shore) swear by it.

HCG Dieters can apparently lose half a kg a day (a pound) a day on the regime. Online, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of sites proporting the benefits of the diet.

I have found some blogs too…most dealing with the HCG homeopathic and non-homeopathic, drops and injections.

Injects are prohibitively expensive for me, and having accidentally purchased the non-homeopatic drops, I’ve decided to use myself as a guinea pig, follow this diet to the book and see if it actually works or not.

The diet, quite simplistically involves gorging yourself for 2 – 3 days (whilst taking the 10 HCG drops, 3 times a day), and then after that, for a maximum of 43 days (I’m doing this course for 40 days), you only consume 500 calories a day (breakfast: coffee/tea, no sugar; lunch: 100g lean protein + one serveof one type of vegetables; Dinner: 100g lean protein (though different from one had at lunch) + one serve of one type of vegetables; snacks: 2 apples, 2 melba toasts per day).  Which is practically starvation.  The reason this diet ‘apparently’ works is because the HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) accesses your fat stores and burns those so that you still have energy – thus allow you to lose weight very quickly. 

I have just returned for a 3 week, luxury holiday (where I ate very well, and as often and whatever I wanted)…I have gained a lot of weight and I’m in fact the largest I’ve been in 10 years.

I’m hopeful that this diet works and will keep you updated.

Today, I started my first phase (gorging days) and I’m feeling a bit ill from eating so much, I’m in fact uncomfortably full. You are encouraged to have as much high calorie, high fat food as possbile (though not just carbs and sugar).

Today, I had: Instant noodles, 2 eggs, fried scones with syrup, beef and blue cheese burger from Borough Markets, almond croissants, milky coffee, a huge bowl of truffle pasta (made with parmasen cheese, egg, cream, truffel oil), 100g praline chocolates, huge bowl of rice with mayonaise, soy sauce, 1 x 500ml of Haagen Dazs (Dulce de Leche), 100gof white chocolate with caramelised biscuits.

No wonder I feel sick. Just look at my fat bloated face.

Restart tomorrow

Posted in Uncategorized on September 4, 2011 by Dobsessed

…again

 

 

7 Days Later on the Dukan Diet – Stats

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 23, 2011 by Dobsessed

Starting weight: 83.8kg (184.4lbs)

Today’s weight: 80.9g (178 lbs)

Total weight loss: 2.9kg

Measurements  Starting Measurements in Orange in inches

Bust: 38.0 ~ 39.0 – 1 inch gain – I don’t understand how that happens??

Waist: 32.5 ~ 31.5 – 1 inch loss

Fullest part of bottom: 45.5 ~ 45.0 – half an inch loss

Bicep: 14.0 ~ 14.0 – no change

Upper Thigh: 28.5 ~ 28.0 0 half an inch loss

Not a bad result after one week hey? I don’t know how this week will go.  I’ve got 4 day weekend coming up in Paris.  I beg you to tell me how I am supposed to resist cheese, baguette, croissants (my favourite are almond croissants), macarons, chocolates…?

Weekend mini update 200811

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on August 20, 2011 by Dobsessed

Starting weight: 83.8kg (184.4lbs)

Today’s weight: 80.8g (177.8 lbs)

Today’s weight gain: 0.1kg

Total weight loss: 3kg


Relax….it’s a beautiful day…♥