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Desperately Seeking Me

#1
I have decided to start a diary for my weightloss journey, partly because it's a good way of keeping track of what I'm doing, and eventually it will be a way of reminding myself where I have come.

Yesterday was my first day, I have done a very low carb diet before, I can't really call it Atkins as I am not following the stages at this point, but the principles are the same I guess. Lots of protein, veg and gallons of water......and no carbs.

I weighed yesterday at 16.7 - 231lbs. eeeek :( I am 5'3", and would love to get down to 9 st - 126lbs. A total loss of 105lbs. Before now those figures alone would have put me off, its a mammoth task, there is no way of describing it any different. BUT it can and will be done.

So here I am waking up on my second day, yesterday was fine...

Brunch - 2 rashers bacon, 2 sausages, mushrooms sauteed in butter, and 2 poached eggs.

Dinner - chicken portions with roasted peppers, onions and mushrooms topped with a roasted garlic and chilli yoghurt dressing.

Snacks - a couple of pickled onions, couple of raspberries

Water - 3 litres. :D

Moving onto day two now, woke with a slight headache so a glass of water for me. Now off to decide what to have for breakfast....
 
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ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
#3
Hi Miss and welcome :)

Sounds like you're off to a good start. The onions and raspberries are a little high in carbs, but I know you're not following Atkins to the letter. Maybe get some more leafy greens in there?

Susie :)
 
#4
Thanks Susie, I didnt know about the leafy greens until I sat and read through lots of diaries, so I shall definitely get some in today, i love sauteed spinach and dark green cabbage so its not gonna be a big deal to add them.

My dearly departed grandad used to boil his cabbage, and drink the water years ago, its an acquired taste.....but its a major source of healthy vitamins if anyone wants to try it :)
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
#5
LOl might just stick to sauteeing it in butter I think, but thanks for the tip :)
 
#8
Can anyone help me, I've just joined and was updating my details, it said to put in your facebook URL, I put the only one I have in there and it said it was wrong, any ideas?
 
#10
aaaaaargh! just venting at the moment, only on day two and I have such major sugar cravings. it feels worse this time, but the good thing is that I know that it will pass.

Head is aching, feeling weak and dizzy, I just want to sleep, and I have the sugary taste too......thought two days was a bit early to be going into ketosis though? is it? i know this is the worst part but its not good!

had a good day food wise....

b - 2 boiled eggs

l - huge pile of leafy green salad, tuna, and diced cheese

d - bacon and mushroom omelette topped with cheese served with tomatoes.

s - low fat yoghurt smoothie made with a small handful of berries.

w - 1.5 litres so far, gonna drink at least another litre through the evening to try and get rid of this headache :(
 

ladyfelsham

Clean green leafy machine
#11
Gosh it does sound like Atkins flu hun - drink lots of water, and something that worked for me was chicken broth made from a low carb stock cube, hot water and some dried herbs.

Hope you feel better soon!
 
#12
Good luck and I hope the flu doesn't last much longer! I was raised on cabbage water as well! IRS an acquired taste but I love it! Lol :)
 
#13
lol! thank god for that, i was beginning to feel like a freak haha! with a bit of added pepper its not so bad is it :)

feeling much much better today, sleep and lots of water seems to have done the trick. I can still feel a little niggly headache lingering but we can deal with that :D

starting my day with a coffee with cream, feels very naughty :D
 
#14
Morning Miss and welcome, I'm pleased I found your diary. When i was younger my mum always kept the water that greens had been boiled in, we drank it with a touch of black pepper, lovely, yum yum. These days i tend to sauté my greens rather than boil them
 
#15
Hi Jim, :D yay, more people to make me feel normal....is it Vitamin D that the water contains? i cant remember.

I absolutely love sauteed spinach, with a slight dash of tabasco or chilli. yummmmmy!!
 

Kat1e

This is for life
#18
Hello:). Nice to find your diary. Hope you have got through most of your atkins flu now!

Lol - at the cabbage water - sorry not sold here:D
Xxx
 
#19
LOL Katie....its ok im not marketing or anything.

i'm having such a fabby day.

b - 2 boiled eggs and ham, coffee with cream

l - lean beef steak cooked with mushrooms, and served with spinach with chilli flakes sauteed in butter and omg it was the most amazing meal i have had in such a long long time.

s - coffee with cream (my naughty treat)

d - chicken breasts with mushrooms, roasted onion and garlic yoghurt sauce.

w - about a litre so far so need to get some more down me through the evening.

struggling with the water at the moment but loving the rest.
 
#20
The best water to drink is from boiling cabbage, onion, garlic, bacon and potato together! A taste made in heaven! I love your menu for today - the beef sounds yummy! :)
 


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