Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Day 15: Food Diary 29/4/2014

Cheesy mushroom omelette
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Goan-spiced chicken soup with lentils and a pumpkin and sunflower seed roll

Danio greek yogurt with passion fruit layer

Half a bag of Skittles

Turkey pot pie mix with wild rice and veggies

Day 15: Journal 29/4/2014

Last night I had a dream, I'm not going on a MLK type bend - I don't often remember them, but this one felt real.

I was at Alton Towers and getting ready to go on Oblivion, one of my favourite rides ever. I was cueing up to get on. I sat at the front in the middle and they began to bring down the safety harness/bar/clip thing and it just slid in. No breathing in, no panic. It just did it.

I'm not saying I was skinny as, but I was definitely smaller. I looked almost sleak at and ease in a hoody and a pair of jeans. Rather than lumpy and uncomfortable.

It has given me some hope, that what I am doing may actually be possible. That it isn't some pipe dream. I'm trying to hold on to this feeling.

For some reason since I have been eating better I've been getting some really painful and swollen lumps, mainly on my chin and jaw line.

My god they hurt so much.

Usually I try and steer away from the Daily Mail, but today this article caught my eye.

She did a really good job. Shame about the article that I saw next.

It doesn't surprise me, it just disappoints me that I can frequently be one of those people.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Day 14: Journal 28/4/2014

I've been doing this now for 14 days straight. 

I've not fallen off plan, I've wavered and had a couple of bad moments, but I think we're settling down. 

It's also 2 sleeps until weigh-in day. I'm dreaming about being out of the 25s already, just a shame there is 8lbs to go. Fingers crossed that it won't take too long to get there. 

I'm on early shifts this week, so I am trying to eat my breakfast that bit later while I am in the office, although I do like having my frothy coffee in my car on the way in. You know what they say, it's the little things. 

I've already made tomorrow night's tea. It was supposed to be Buff Wing Chilli, except I got to the cupboard and discovered a slight problem... No tomatoes of any description, a downside of a meal consisting greatly of tomatoes. Instead we have a variation of chicken pot pie - just without the chicken (I've used turkey breast mince) and pie! It could get interesting. Wonder what the kids will think to it? I still need to work out the calorie count though. 

My liquid intake dropped off today, so tomorrow I need to drink more water while I'm at the giggle factory, anything that will make the scales be kinder to me on Wednesday morning. 

I'll say one thing for this blogging lark, it's keeping me honest and accountable.  It's tricky to have a binge once you've uploaded all the photos to the food diary as you know you have to upload another one.  

Day 14: Food Diary 28/4/2014

Mushroom omelette with American Cheese

Goan-spiced chicken soup with lentils and a Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Roll

Chinese chicken curry and rice 
Coconut cream chocolate

Strawberry and Clotted Cream ice cream

Monday, 28 April 2014

Day 13: Journal 27/4/2014

It has been a busy day here at BeeBee Towers.

I tackled the mountain that was my bedding and towel cupboard.

If you follow my other blog I gave myself a series of targets for April, and there were a few I hadn't managed to complete. I managed to rid my cupboard of 7 bags of unwanted sheets, pillow cases and duvet covers that had seen better days.

I paired up all the duvets with their matching pillow cases, added a co-ordinating pillowcase for the 2nd pillows on each bed, and a fitted sheet and then stored them all in side a pillowcase which keeps them all together. Just think all the wrenching around for matching sets is a thing of the past.

I stacked the towels into bath sheets, bath towels, hand towels and flannels. Then the bottom shelf is blankets and protector sheets, and a couple of spare neutral sheets and pillowcases.

I was also getting frustrated with my drawers so I went through all my underwear and binned all the pairs that has seen better days and took out all the ones that didn't fit. I even blasted through the sock and nightwear drawer too.

Then I hit the wardrobe, it now is clothes that fit me now. I've bagged up all my 18/20 and 22/24s into vacuum sealed bags to then break into later. It will be a happier time getting dressed in a morning and not having to check which bits will go on and which bits won't.

I'd like to say it kept me out of the kitchen, it didn't but I'm taking solace in that I've been stood up pretty much all day and that in itself is exercise and burning more calories.

I almost wish that I'd taken a before picture. Compared to what it was it now looks amazing.

Back to the office tomorrow and it's also Avon order day...

Day 13: Food Diary 27/4/2014

Sausage and mushroom omelette sandwich with bbq sauce

Fruit Scone

Chinese chicken salad - I ate the chicken first oops

Seabrook's Canadian ham crisps

Coconut cream chocolate

Sage & onion pulled pork with roast carrots & parsnips, mashed potato,
swede and yorkshire pudding

Chocolate hot cross bun pudding with cafe latte ice cream

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Day 12: Journal 26/4/2014

The weekend is finally here.

I'm finally starting to see some changes in my body, my bras have gotten too big. To the point where this week I've had to wear 2 bras, one to fill out the other one.

So this week I have had a mini splurge on bras. Three from George at Asda online and 2 this morning at Tesco. The 2 I bought today I appear to have gone down 2 back sizes, so hopefully the one's I have ordered from George will be ok as I chose a 42 back rather than a 40 which is what I have gotten from Tesco.

What I think I might do is a bra haul over on my other blog, as the ones from George are just amazing! Now I just need to get some decent knickers. Still a chore at a size 26/28 when you are shrinking and don't want to spend too much on them.

This morning has been a busy one, I took my morning coffee to the shop with me as we did our weekly shop, then I got some slouchy clothes on and went to clean off some uber-muddy go karts from a couple of weeks ago. I also had the chance for a nice chat with an old friend too.

Now I just have an afternoon to fill. I'm still feeling the urge to bake for some reason. It's just a shame they don't seem to get eaten in this house. It may well have to be cookies tomorrow.

It's also my graze box free week, experimentation with snacks may have to happen too. That is before the football and Sunday Roast prep kicks in.

I have had some major munchies this afternoon, I'm wondering if it is linked to my sausage sandwich at lunch. Even though I love the scotch rolls made by Cooplands I have a feeling that there may not be too much substance or filling power to them.

It has also been a non-diet food day, which in the long run I suppose is the key to the 100 day challenge even if I'm only 12 days in finding that balance is tricky and going to be my long term challenge even after 100 days. There I go, looking ahead to the future again, urgh. It's only like setting myself up for fall.

Day 12: Food Diary 26/4/2014

Spicy Tomato Bread - left from last night's takeaway friday

Sausage and mushroom sandwich with Brown Sauce

Homemade scone

Salmon and Broccoli crustless quiche

Prawn Cocktail Crisps

Homemade egg & bacon quiche, with oven chips, cheesy dip and mini corn cob

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Day 11: Food Diary 25/4/2014

Mushroom and broccoli fried rice 

Butternut and Bacon soup with a sunflower roll

Mixed kebab and chips

St Clement's Cupcake

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Day 11: Journal 25/4/2014

Experiment results: eating later, and eating more carbs at breakfast works... no massive hunger today.

I wasn't impressed by my Asda sunflower roll, I much prefer the co-op one. Blimey who knew I was a bread snob? I sure as hell didn't.

It has probably helped that I have been busy in the office today, learning a new product... that is once my brain finally switched on.

Before I headed into work (and before the kids were up) I managed to make and decorate a batch of St. Clement's cupcakes. Not one bit crossed my lips, and I have one waiting for me to eat tonight after my 'dirty' kebab and chips. Mmmm mystery meat.

Generally today as been a good buoyant  day. No stresses, not real struggles.

Now for the weekend to strike.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Day 10: Journal 24/4/2014

Oh my gravy yesterday turned into a busy day.

I spent much of last night in the kitchen baking for the family. I made a bacon and egg quiche for the boys, crustless salmon and broccoli quiche for me, butternut and bacon soup, some jam tarts and a batch of scones. And that was before I made my tea. I didn't sit down till gone 8pm, and was more than ready for bed come 10pm.

After yesterday I'm back down to earth and buckling down for another week. And hoping that it will be a good number again.

One thing I have learnt this week, when you're in the office early (today I started at 8am), save your breakfast until later in the day. I was audibly hungry today by 11.15am. Not good when you're at work until 6pm. I do have an addiction problem though, I'm addicted to Wotsits and Cheesy Puffs - they are food from the gods, those and Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Rolls from Co-op. I don't know whether to be sad or rejoice that they don't sell them in my home town's branch!

4pm - and I'm feeling low & hungry, so I've employed the help of a packet of maltesers. I wish there was something more substantial in the snack machine, but no this had to do - it was that or another packets of wotsits or a Snickers bar. If I eat any more cheesy snacks I'll turn tango orange!

7.30pm - I'm officially having a really hungry day. I've been feeling completely out of sync all day. It has been driving me crazy. For the love of me I can't figure out why, it surely shouldn't be just about eating my breakfast so early, could it?

At least I have a later start tomorrow, hopefully I can come out of the other side. Just in time for Takeaway Friday's tea! Not sure what it is going to be yet, but I'm sure it will be scrummy.

Day 10: Food Diary 24/4/2014

Egg & American Cheese sandwich

Wotsits - I love these things

Homemade Butternut Squash and Bacon Soup with a pumkin & sunflower seed roll

Fuji Apple, these have just come into season

Homemade fruit scone

Chicken Stir fry (same and yesterday)

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Day 9: Journal 23/4/2014 WEIGH-IN DAY

Previous weight: 25st 10lb
Current weight:  25st 8lb -2
Total loss: 22lbs

So that makes a loss of 1 stone and 8lbs since February, and 5lbs in the last week.

I'm honestly chuffed to monkeys, especially after the panic I had this weekend. 

I've always wondered how a number on a scale can affect someone's mood so entirely. It's very odd indeed. Like today I'm 3 steps from shouting look at me, look at what I've done, but I won't mainly as I think that would be frowned upon in the office (aka The Giggle Factory). 

The 2-stone mark is getting closer. What should I do to commemorate it?  New clothes seem a bit pointless when I have a wardrobe full of them... a charm bracelet is tempting. What do you think? 

These milestones are the only time I really miss being part of a slimming group, there was something about a book being filled with sticker and a certificate that gave you that feeling of accomplishment. 

Day 9: Food Diary 23/4/2014

Cheesy broccoli and spinach fried rice

Cheesy Puffs

Covent Garden Tomato and Veg Soup with Pumpkin and Sunflower Seed Roll

Fuji Apple

Chicken and veg stir fry in Hoisin Sauce with long-grain rice

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Day 8: Food Diary 22/4/2014

Scrambled egg with spinach on toast

Covent Garden Skinny Soup in Tomato and Vegetable with Laird Lentils

Chicken Casserole, with mash and steamed veg

Day 8: Journal 22/4/2014

Back tro work today, and the order and routine I crave has kicked back in, at least until Friday that is.

What is it that makes weekends just so tricky?

Foremost on my mind is tomorrow's weigh in.

How will I have done? I had such a big drop at the start of last week can I have lost any more, especially after a heavy weekend.

Good news though, I put my work trousers on this morning and they felt a little bit looser around the thighs so that must be a good thing right?

It's rather exciting if nothing else and a definite sign that something is happening. I wonder just how much longer it will take to lose a full dress size and I will have more clothes that will fit for work and play again?

At least through all the mind games I seemed to be playing with myself this weekend I kept on tracking through and managed to stay under my calories too (just about). 

Today feels like it has been a really long day in the office. Alas, it was one of my shorter shifts of the week. I have been able to up my fluids today. Lots of water with lemon juice has been drunk, I shall hopefully kick my crappy skin breakouts to the curb nice and quickly, and flush out any water weight I could be holding onto. Honestly the cup with straw is a godsend it keeps the water cold even if I don't drink it straight away, which is immensely more palatable than when it gets warmer. 


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Day 7: Food Diary 21/4/2014

Creamed mushrooms on Toast

Cheese salad with salad cream

Graze box - Beef Jerky

Graze Apple & cinnamon flapjack

Hot Cross Bun Cupcake

Calzone and chips - I almost forgot to take a picture of this one