January 2nd, 2005


Happy New Year to one and all.  I hope it's a good one for all of us.

For the first time in four years I'm making a resolution (not New Year's because I started it last Tuesday (28th)), and it's the same one it was then - to lose weight.  Last time I lost 4 stone.  A stone and a half has crept back on over the last year.  This, apparently, was because I followed a high carb, low fat, diet which I've 'sort of' kept on with over the time, and after a while your body just starts turning the carbs to fat and it goes back on.

So, this time, I'm working on the 'Zone' diet.  It's as easy as 1-2-3 (they reckon).  Each mean 1 x 10g fat, 2 x 10g protein & 3 x 10g low density carbs for each meal.  Did you know that 20g protein is the size and thickness of the palm of your hand?  Apparently!

This morning's breakfast was:

1 cup each of strawberries and blueberries,  20 grams of protein powder, 4 ice cubes and 3 macademia nuts - which I couldn't get so I had 3 unsalted cashews. - all blended together.

It was odd.  I ate the nuts on the side, but, whilst the drink was okay, quite fluffy really, it left me feeling bloated - and hungry.  Though I seem to be okay now. 

As with all diets it reckons I'll never feel hungry - it lies.  I can eat a huge meal and feel hungry after it.  If it wasn't for my amazing appetite and hunger levels, I wouldn't need to diet in the first place. 

I will do my best to stick to it, so excuse me if I post food lists sometimes.  Also if anyone has suggestions, menus etc., they'll be gratefully received.


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    bouncy bouncy


I don't think I've done too badly today.   I'm supposed to eat 3 meals and 2 snacks per day. 

After the super-shake for breakfast, for lunch I had a 5oz tuna steak with green cabbage and peas (which I've discovered since I should limit - except for snow peas - but I don't know what they are) and 3 very small satsumas.

For my snack this afternoon I had 4 oatcakes with 1oz smoked salmon.

This evening I had 3/4 cup of low fat cottage cheese with 1 cup pineapple & 1/3 cup satsuma & 3 oatcakes.

My late snack I just couldn't face any protein and just had an apple.  I'm not used to eating after 6pm.  I stopped eating suppers 30 years ago - to help me to lose weight!!

I told poliphilo  that I was worried about going to London later this month as I'm sure I'll want to eat the wrong foods - coffee + buns for a start.  He has asked me to write out a card giving him permission to stop me, then when I get sulky and upset he can wave it in front of my face.  I'm going to have to try to keep a check on myself - I hate feeling like I'm missing something - it's not fair to rely on him.

Perhaps writing in this journal will help me stick to it.

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    cheerful cheerful