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Boofaloos unit diet progress

#1
On advice from carrot tit i'm starting my unit diet diary!

Over the last few weeks i've tried and failed to get back onto CD. It had got me so down that I was almost ready to throw in the towel and leave minimins with my tail between my legs!

Giving up isnt an option for me though - at the moment I am only just ok to ride my goregous pony. It upsets me knowing i am almost too heavy for him. This is just one of many reasons why i have to lose my weight.

I read a thread by chance about the unit diet and did some research last night. I wanted to do something completely different from CD and the unit diet seems to take the best bits from WW and SW and combine it.

So today I have started. I ordered the e- membership and have been busy reading all about the diet. So far I cant believe i'll lose weight eating all this food! Only time will tell!
 
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Barb

Gold Member
#2
Good luck Helen, it sounds like a great plan, sure you will do really well on it.

Love
 
#3
Good Luck Helen:D

I agree that it sounds too good to be true but I might also be joining you from CD soon.

I can't wait to see how you get on:)

Take care
 
#4
I think my biggest issue is going to be writing my food down and remebering what i've had!! SO this is my first days food.

Breakfast: 2 weetabix, banana, skimmed milk. 1/2 unit

Snack: satsuma, 1 square of chocolate, a few raspberries. 1/2 unit

Lunch: 2 cinnamon and raisin bagels, 2 teaspoons jam. 4 1/2 units

Dinner: roast turkey 2 slices, boiled potatoes, vegetables. 1 unit

Snack: Skinny cow ice cream: 1/2 unit

4 pints water

Total units - 7
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#5
looking good helen - well done :)
 
#6
Thanks DQ! :)
Have just had to have a bowl of special k with raspberries and skimmed milk as i was feeling decidedly whoozy - still cant get over the fact that it's free food.
I feel a bit better and have put my dinner on. I'm really lookng forward to my skinny cow ice cream whilst watching CSI tonight, just gotta get work over and done with and kids to bed!
 
#9
Yep i really enjoyed my first day although have been worrying about how much cereal i had yesterday!! Old habits die hard and i think it'll take a while to adjust to the change!!

So on to day 2: (will update as i go along!)

Breakfast: Frosties with skimmed milk. 1 slice toast, scraping marg and jam. Banana 1 unit
 
#10
I always have a massive bowl of cereal first thing in the morning and it keeps me going for ages. If I have anymore cereal after that throughout the day I always make sure its a 30g bowl, so I can keep a check on it.

I noticed you put 1 slice of toast and scrape of marg at 1 unit.

If your using medium sliced bread its 2 slices for half a unit. so depending on what bread your using you may be allowed another slice.

I'm glad your enjoying the diet. I look forward to seeing your progress :D
 
#11
I cant seem to edit my earlier post so i'll in future i'll have to keep a note of what i eat and then write it down at the end of the day.

Breakfast: Frosties with skimmed milk. 1 slice toast, scraping marg and jam. Banana 1 unit

Lunch: 2 slices thick bread, cheese triangle, tomatoes. 2 units

Snacks: low fat yoghurt, nectarine, snacka jacks. 2 units

Dinner: 4 fish fingers, Potatoe wedges amde with 2 tsp olive oil. Shared between 4. Beans. 2 1/2 units

Snacks: skinny cow ice cream. bowl of special K. 1/2 unit.

Total units: 8

Water: 4 pints water
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#12
So you enjoying the skinny cow bars then? They are scrummy aren't they!! :cool:
 
#13
Yep i like the bars - i have got the choc mint and the caramel bars. I think i like the mint one better but anything is good when i need a sweet fix and for 1/2 unit per ice lolly they are ideal!

Still really chuffed about the diet. I'm in a bit of a quandry over the scales though. I'm dying to get on to see if i've lost but i also feel i should wait until next tuesday morning. I just dont want to get on next tuesday and be disappointed. Hmmmm, i'll see how it goes.
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#14
Well if you weigh in and see no change, no harm done cos it's only been a couple of days. And remember the average loss on a 'food' plan is around 1 - 3 lbs per week. :)
 
#15
Well i got on the scales and it showed 2lbs loss. I have just finished TOTM as well so this maybe why as i've only been doing the diet 2 days!!
Still i am very very pleased as i was sure with what i'd eaten i'd have put weight on!

Tonight is gonna be a little challenging. my sister is coming over and we have decided to have papa johns pizza. I could have said no but then i'd have felt like i was missing out and the whole idea of me doing this plan is to have what i want but to make allowances for it.
So i've been on the website and worked out 2 slices of my favourite pizza the works 14" is 4 1/2 units each.
I plan to have free foods during the day today and then have 2 slices of pizza with lots of salad and a SC ice cream for afters. This will work out at 9 1/2 units so all will be good as long as i stick to the plan!!
 

DQ

Queen of the Damned
#16
Now that is just excellent - not missing out on anything but still within your units!! Go girl! :bliss:
 
#17
Thanks DQ

Right so todays food:

breakfast: frosties. skimmed milk - 0 units

Lunch: jacket spud, quark, tomatoes and cucumber - 0 units

Dinner: 2 slices pizza, salad - 9 units

Snacks: 2 skinny cow ice creams, fruit - 1unit

Total units 10

Water: struggling with this todayas i'm a bit cold. Will aim for 4 pints again.
 
#18
I went over my units yesterday not sure by how many but i dont think it was a lot. I've been having less than 10 units since i started so i should be ok.
The problem came with having guests, i didnt want to tell them I was on a diet but that lead to me eating and drinking food i hadnt planned for as i felt awkward saying no as they had bought it as a 'treat'. I used an excuse in the end and said i felt ill but i then felt fed up for not saying it earlier and avoiding the situation all together!!
I am not getting upset by it though - I didnt go mad and know it's not going to be a regular thing.

I do however feel generally really fed up today - nothing to do with the diet. I have itchy feet and want to move house, the problem is my house needs a bit of work doing on it before we can start thinking about it really and thats whats getting me down. My DH works away a lot so when he's home the last thing he feels like doing is DIY. Cant blame him at all but it means nothing gets sorted. :(

Not sure what to eat today. I am thinking of having only a few units as i'm not sure how many i went over by yesterday. Going to make some vegetable soup in a minute to fill me up. x

AARGH - just worked out how many units i was over - wait for it - 20!!!!! I cant believe it - i thought i hadnt had much but added together it just goes to show!!!!
 
#19
So long as its 70 per week you will be fine so save a few although I was reading last night and noticed it says treat special occasions as just that its a treat one evening then carry on as normal x
 
#20
Ok so this is me dealing with last night. I forgot to add a few things and my total for yesterday was about 35 units!!!! :eek: I WILL NOT repeating this in a hurry for no other reason than it's making my current headache worse trying t ofigure out what units i have for the rest of the week!! :)

So: Tuesday - 7
Wednesday - 8
Thursday - 35
Friday - 5
Saturday - 5
Sunday - 5
Monday - 5

This I hope works out at 70 units. All is not lost!!!!
 


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