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Jinny 09-14-2012 06:21 AM

Jinny's Journal
 
Phew... They say the first step is the hardest.
So here we go!

I'm new to this WOE but I intend to stick to it.
It all started with insulin resistance and kind of snowballed from there.
I've discovered I've got a wheat intolerance, and gluten-free has pretty much turned into low carb for me.

I used to be at a healthy weight until I went to university where I gained more than 60 pounds :o
Went on a "diet" and dropped back down to the 140's.
And here I am in 2012, where I've gained all the weight right back up to the 210's.

My current weight is 201.5 and I'd love to see 145 again.
Hoping this journal will keep me on track and accountable.

Jinny 09-14-2012 08:35 AM

Quick food stats for today

B: coffee, 2 scrambled eggs
L: salami and salad greens
D: grilled chicken and salad

Feeling good :)

Jinny 09-15-2012 11:49 PM

Sunday mornings are wonderful... I'm not weighing today.
Yesterday's food choices were:
B: omelet with salmon and feta
L: sundried tomato and zuchini quiche with green salad
D: smoked chicken with green salad and almonds
S: 3 chocolate squares (Lindt 70%) :doh:

Spent the whole day yesterday out of the house with my sister,
I actually thought I might do a lot worse.
We had a blast shopping.

We'll see what tomorrow brings, hopefully a small loss.
Burning to reach my first goal of 196 :aprayer:

Jinny 09-16-2012 10:31 AM

The weather is so weird today - cold and rainy - it doesn't feel like Spring at all. Good day for reading though, I started with The Low Carb Revolution and I'm nearly halfway through.

Not sure how I feel about my eating today...
B: Boerewors sausage and 2 boiled eggs
L: 2 Vienna sausages and 2 thick slices cheddar
D: If the rain stops we may braai/bbq chicken pieces and steak, I'll probably have tomato we with the meat

Managed to avoid the chocolate cake that DBF baked :cool:
I've also had three cups of coffee today and not nearly enough water.
Think I'll go have some right now :D

Jinny 09-16-2012 10:15 PM

Weight this morning: 200 on the dot :jumpjoy:

I didn't have tomato last night, we wrapped mushrooms and cheese in foil and grilled them too. Yum.
Breakfast is coffee, egg with radish and salami scramble. Melted a pinch of grated gouda on top.
I have two small ramekins with the same egg mix baking in my oven to take to work for lunch.
Will decide on dinner later.

Mini goal for today - drink more water!

Jinny 09-17-2012 03:11 AM

Ahrg! The water supply is cut off at work today :down:
So much for "drink more water" today.
Boo!

Port_louis 09-17-2012 06:31 AM

Just had some boerewors :)

Jinny 09-17-2012 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Port_louis (Post 15950008)
Just had some boerewors :)

Not something you see anyone else here eating very often, hehehe.

:hiya:

Jinny 09-17-2012 09:49 AM

Looking back at today's eating - feels like another "wobbly" day.

Ate the quiche I packed for lunch, but I think I could have rather had a smaller portion. Had another coffee and a sprite zero.
Everybody had cake, I ate 1/6th package Jello fat-free and sugar-free instant chocolate pudding. Better than cake, right? :p
Dinner was mussels (about 65 grams) and a cheese slice. Don't judge me :laugh:

Maybe I need to plan snacks and dinner better?
Not sure what to expect from the scale tomorrow morning.

Jinny 09-17-2012 11:36 AM

Confession time!
I have to add to today's food tally.
Just inhaled a handful of almonds. Meh.

Could it be the sweet Jello that's causing craving/hunger issues?

Jinny 09-17-2012 09:39 PM

Yay! 198.2
I'm claiming it! :yahoo:
i've also dropped a jeans size.

Jinny 09-17-2012 11:22 PM

Food for today:
B: 2 eggs
S: 8 almonds
L: mixed salad greens with lemon juice and salami
S: maybe more almonds if I'm hungry?
D: going to DBF so will wait and see what's on the menu

Port_louis 09-18-2012 12:23 AM

I read that almonds are great,just you should only eat 2 handfuls a day :) Congrats on the weight loss!:jumpjoy:

Jinny 09-18-2012 11:44 AM

Thanks Port_louis

Had a rough day :cry:
When I got to DBF's house we noticed that one of his dogs was severely injured. It looked like someone had slashed and stabbed him multiple times with a knife. Poor thing. :sad:
While DBF was at the vet I had to go pick up his kids from their mom's place and since it was already late we got take-out at McD's. Ugh. I had the insides of a chicken foldover and a coke zero.
I'm pooped. And worried. Off to bed.

Jinny 09-18-2012 10:06 PM

Steady at 198.2 again this morning.

Food planned for today:
B: 1 egg and 2 rashers of bacon
L: 1 bunless burger with salad greens
D: beef and cabbage stew

Jinny 09-19-2012 11:23 AM

"Real" life seems to get in the way sometimes.
Sister was in an accident this morning so I took a day off work to help out.
Luckily she walked away with only whiplash.
Gave her my packed lunch when we got home from hospital so that she could take her pain meds.
What I actually ate today was:
1 egg and 2 bacon rashers
Almonds
2 viennas, a pickle, a slice of cheese
2 spoons of ff/sf jello
Piece of burnt beef stewing meat... :down: Slice of salami
3 coffees

Tired :sleepy:

Jinny 09-19-2012 10:27 PM

Weight this morning 196.7
Dropped 1.5lbs

Food planned for today:
B: 2 eggs with cheese
L: 3 salami slices, 3 small pickles, handful of nuts
D: I'll face that when I get there

Mini goals: get through training today, drink water,
Drop 2.5lbs before the end of September.

Jinny 09-20-2012 10:09 AM

Didn't feel like cooking much... So dinner was 2 burger patties and a few pecans.
Wanted to add some veg or salad but I'm not hungry anymore.
Need to start exercising again. Eek!

Jinny 09-20-2012 09:15 PM

:annoyed: 197.8
Not sure what I'm doing wrong.
Is it the nuts? I won't buy them again.

Jinny 09-21-2012 05:07 AM

Today at training everyone was having donuts, chips, sweets, soda and other snacks. I stuck to my water. Yay me.

Jinny 09-21-2012 12:50 PM

Food today
B: 2 eggs
L: last handful of pecans
D: peri-peri chicken and green salad with 4 olives and Sprite Zero
Had a glass of red wine at the hair salon :eek:

Jinny 09-24-2012 11:46 AM

Totally lost the plot this weekend.
Back to square one... First need to try and undo the damage done.
Will weigh tomorrow morning.

Jinny 09-24-2012 10:15 PM

So after this weekend's free-for-all, the scale says 199.8
Up 2lbs, which is to be expected.
Will try my best to shake off what I've gained and inch closer to my goal.
This week I will stay away from fizzy drinks and anything sweet.

Port_louis 09-25-2012 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jinny (Post 15953337)
Thanks Port_louis

Had a rough day :cry:
When I got to DBF's house we noticed that one of his dogs was severely injured. It looked like someone had slashed and stabbed him multiple times with a knife. Poor thing. :sad:
While DBF was at the vet I had to go pick up his kids from their mom's place and since it was already late we got take-out at McD's. Ugh. I had the insides of a chicken foldover and a coke zero.
I'm pooped. And worried. Off to bed.

Geez ! In what area did that happen?

condolences!

Jinny 09-26-2012 09:19 PM

198 this morning.
Got to love how it takes me a week to undo a weekend's damage. :annoyed:

Port_louis, it happened in Pretoria North. The dog spent a week in Onderstepoort Vetinary Hospital.

Been eating "clean" this week. Will keep it up.

Jinny 09-28-2012 01:22 AM

197.1 this morning
Down 0.9lbs

Have to keep telling myself "slow and steady wins the race"

Jinny 10-03-2012 07:32 AM

Halfway through our 7-day seaside vacation.
Really need some motivation...
Had rice and potato in one mutton curry yesterday.
That's the only big mistake so far, methinks.
Overindulging in nuts, though.
Meh.

Jinny 10-04-2012 12:26 AM

So far been having grilled fish or meat with salad goodies every day.
Eggs for breakfast. Lots of sprite zero and coffee. Too many nuts.
Portion control has always been an issue for me.
I feel that I'm gaining. Will see exactly how much when I get back home.

Jinny 10-08-2012 02:41 AM

Back from holidays!
For all my sins during the past 7 days I only gained 2.7lbs
I thought the damage would be much worse.
I did not manage to avoid starchy things all the time, and I flat-out cheated by having a gluten-free toffee waffle with cream.
Had lots of yummy seafood and enjoyed some sun on the beach.

Now back with a vengeance!

Jinny 10-08-2012 09:30 PM

Weight this morning 198.9
Feeling bloated and sore.
Made beef shin curry with green peppers and cabbage in my slow cooker overnight. Lunch sorted. Don't feel like breakfast :sick:


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