Week 2: 145.8kg, down 1.5kg (3.3lb)
Week 1: 147.3kg, down 3.6kg (7.9lb)
Starting weight was 150.9kg.
Last week’s bug had me laying low for most of the start of the week, and I even rebounded upwards a bit, but by the end of the week I was up and about again. Still, I didn’t do nearly so much exercise this week, and you can see the result. Because of that, I’m spending the next week on raw, 100% if possible, and today I’m doing a green smoothie detox day to kick start my loss again.
Once again, the day I didn’t sleep well I struggled. The evening was my problem, of course. This time, I made the fatal mistake of dropping off to the shops on my way home – ie before I ate. How could I have been so silly!?! It was my first day back at work, I was still feeling sick, and on the way home I realised I needed some stuff for my planned dinner. Plus during the day there was some easter stuff passed around at work (I was mostly good, but that probably didn’t help in terms of feeling shorted while everyone else ate). I did claw it back the next day, fortunately, and hopefully I’ll learn from it.
This week, as I mentioned, I’m doing raw to get myself better, and to get things moving again. This morning I loaded up the Vitamix (with inspiration from a smoothie they did on the shopping network, where they’re selling the things now.) The jug got filled with green grapes, a green apple, a banana, an orange, a cup of baby spinach, some basil, parsley, and mint (a fair bit of the mint), 1 1/2 cucumbers, a kiwi fruit, a tub of blueberries, and then because it went a ‘not green’ (nicest way I can say it) colour, threw in my superfood mix, some coconut oil, spirulina, chlorella and green tea. Spirulina will turn anything a nice bright emerald green. I’m still working my way through it, and it should easily keep me til lunch. 214 cal per serve, over 4 serves.
I also spent yesterday ‘prepping’. All my greens are washed and packaged up into single serves, ready to grab to create an instant salad, or smoothie, with. The melon I have for my breakfast tomorrow is sliced (love my food processor) ready to take with me tomorrow morning when I head back to work. The remainder which I have later in the week is in the freezer, again pre-sliced. Pre-preparation is one of the best things I learnt out of The 4-Hour Chef, and makes staying raw so much easier.
In the interests of making life easier on raw, I’ve also taken to using the Google Now app on my phone to pre-set reminders for when I need to put nuts or seeds on to soak for a recipe the next day. I do love that application, but I must have an accent or something. Or maybe I can blame the flu. Usually it’s fine, but in this case, when I told it to remind me on Friday at 7pm to soak nuts for the next day, it didn’t quite understand me right. It created a reminder that included the word “suck”. The bf would have found it hilarious. I just scrambled for the keyboard! (Hasn’t stopped me using it though)
Today I make up a tomato sauce that I adore (Fred Patenaude recipe, from his free newsletter subscriber bonus. Click here to check out his new book, Raw Freedom, and sign up to his newsletter in the popup after a minute or so to get it free), plus I’m going to make a pate or two for when I need to snack – making these from pumpkin seeds helps with the protein. Then I do up some celery and carrot sticks and I’m right to go – the fridge will be filled with ready to eat food and I’ll have no excuses. Except maybe if the easter eggs I got look like they might be about to go off The more raw I have, though, the more room I’ll leave in my calorie allowance for the occasional nibble, and the one thing I know I DON’T want to do is make myself feel deprived. That’s a guaranteed recipe for a major splurge. Just look at last Thursday.
The BodyMedia Link Armband I’ve ordered is in transit, and supposed to arrive by the 5th of April. Ironically, considering it’s a tracking device for my body, I’m almost obsessively tracking the progress of it. There’s something that really tickles my fancy about that. In any case, this coming week should be the last one when I’ll have a zero balance on my exercise – I won’t need to enter it all, it’ll be linked from the device to my app, myfitnesspal (freebie). There were so many times this week when I wished I had it already – carrying ten tons of fruit and veggie shopping up the stairs to home being one of them. Just try finding an entry in your fitness app for that!!
In any case, I’m now close to half way towards my first goal, when I can get myself the Nexus 10 I’m drooling over. All things considered, I can’t complain about that – in only 2 weeks, and with nearly a week of lurgie in there. Anyone else out there using myfitnesspal can link up with me and see the daily updates – my username is crystalsquest. Otherwise, see you next week!