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Irish Molly's 2011 Diary

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#1
I reckoned I'd start a fresh thread for the New Year. I have been taking a break from being quite so strict on maintaining my weight. Let's say its been a long 20% of the old 80/20 rule!! My view is that maintaining is about living and we have to be able give a little now and again. The difference is in knowing when to get back on the wagon!! I still have a couple of weeks of bit of slack and will definitely be very strict from the beginning of Feb onwards. I have already tried to undo some of the damage done over the last number of weeks, I've knocked off 4lbs this last week.
What did the damage?? Well, for me, it is loading up on carb rich and sugary foods combined with a little too much alcohol, okay way too much, which always weakens my reserve. A general giving way to too much snacking in the evenings is also fatal for me.
At this point I'm at the upper end of my preferred weight range which is 170 to 180. I'd like to get back to about 175 over the coming weeks. I still have a few outings for the rest of the month plus I am on steroids at present which always make me gain weight so I hope I can keep things in check overall.
I hope everyone is doing well.
Food today:
B: Coffee and one slice wholemeal bread/marmalade
L: Salmon/couscous/veg. Blueberries/yog.
D: Ham/tomato/beetroot/3 ryvita.
Snacks: some chocolate 205 cals, a small kit kat, nature valley bar and an apple.
 
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irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#2
17/01 not really back on track yet but have decided to start keeping up to date on here. I'm on steroids at the moment for bad back and these always put weight on me! Bummer but better than pain.
Food today:
B: none was pushed for time
L: quiche,red cabbage and tom salad and two coffees.
D: mixed bean casserole/ blueberries/yog/ seeds.
Snacks: fell down a bit here! Frys choc/ 3 aldi fruit biscuits, cashier choc small bar/ apple
So it would have been a good day without the snacks!! Tomorrow is another day.
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#3
18/01 overall not the worst day. I had a sneaky weigh this morning and was down 3 lbs but I know I will undo this over the week as I have two parties and a dinner out to cope with!!! Temptation and me do not always equal strength of resolve.
Food today was:
B: 50 g porridge/mixed seeds. 2 coffees
L: 60 g salmon with tomato and beetroot salad and 3 rye crackers
D: bean casserole/ broccoli. Apple/yog/ mixed seeds
Snacks: two chewy bars/ two Ginger nut biscuits/ two slices spong cake.
Again, like yesterday, snacking on the wrong foods but I know that and am o. K with it for now!
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#4
19/01 another mid week weigh in and still looking like 3 lbs down. Oh I really won't be able to hold onto it as I know temptation will get the better of me over the rest of the weeks outings!! Sure, if i can manage a STS that will do me.
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#5
19/01 food today
B: 50g porridge litre water
L: 70g tuna, tomato,pepper, gherkin and three rye crackers. Litre water.
D: chicken breast, broccoli, 30g pearl barley
Yoghurt, apple, mixed seeds
Snacks: cadbury treat bar, chewy trail mix bar, two Ginger nuts. Add another Ginger nut and a finger of kit Kat. Not the worst day I have had.
 
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irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#6
20/1 party night tonight
I know food will be way too much today.
B: porridge coffee
L tuna sandwich on wholemeal bread
D chicken stir fry/ salad/ black forest gateau. Wine/ gin/ port
Snacks: way too many nuts and after dinner chocs.
Oh well. Hope the damage is not horrendous. I've enjoyed the evening.
 

summergurl

♥3 Years Maintaining♥
#7
Hey you! Been wondering why you've been posting in our diaries and not in your own and now I know why - you've started a new one! :)

Glad to see you are doing ok and feel ok with where you are at the minute. Once you've got that snacking under control you'll be well away xxx
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#8
Thanks Tanya. I'm trying to be good in between a lot if events over the next few weeks. I'm still managing to knock back a little of the Xmas gain, so all good on the GL front.
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#9
21/01 well it could have been a worse day I guess.
B: porridge /coffee/ slice wholemeL bread and marmalade.
L : Nakd bar ( these are very filling ) and a nature valley bar
D: big prawn stirfry/ salad. Ice-cream pudding and frozen berries
Snacks: slice fruit cake, small cadbury bar, half bottle wine
Portion sizes could have been smaller!!
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#10
22/01 weigh in today. Glad to report that I am down a pound taking me back to 179. That's a result as I am still overdoing the snacking. Have two parties this weekend so will undo some good but that's what maintaining is about. So I wont stress over it. Xx
 

summergurl

♥3 Years Maintaining♥
#11
Well done on losing the lb chick fab result :) Enjoy your parites x
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#12
31/01/11 Well, GL must be very forgiving. I have been very lax for the last week or so but have managed a STS despite my excesses. My main meals were pretty o.k both from a GL perspective and from a portion control aspect. Where I have been bold has been on the consumption of alcohol and a bit too much snacking. On the snack front, I have been having too many biscuits and fruit cake and chocloate. Not in massive quantities but every day which is the start of a slippery slope if I don't watch it!! I'm not observing the old 80/20 rule and I really must be more aware.
A STS is very acceptable as I really expected to see a small gain this week. I cannot afford to be complacent about it and need to have better control over the snacks. My problem is that OH loves snacks and likes me to keep him company. Even though I know I should resist the coffee and cake I give in and have it!! Of course it is not very GL friendly and gives you a sugar spike making you peckish again in no time.
I hope everyone else is doing well and has a good week this week.
 
#13
Well done on your STS. Your over indulgence with alcohol must have been balanced out with some good choices elsewhere.
You're not the only one whose OH leads them astray with the snacks - mine has a habit of waving something sweet & choclatey under my nose then wondering why I have to eat it!!
I've been checking out your diaries for some insparation - think I'll have to get some Nature Valley bars next shop.
Keep up the good work
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#14
Yep, when I stick with nature valley or Nakd bars I control snacking very well. One of them does not lead to three or four like cadbury snack bars!!
 

summergurl

♥3 Years Maintaining♥
#15
Well done on the sts chick :)
Defo a slippery slope with snacking with your hubby, get out of that habit asap!!! xx
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#16
Yep, Tanya, the snacking is the big demon for me. I'm in a bit of a comfort zone at the moment and need to shift my mindset a bit and be more careful about what I shove down my greedy gullet!!
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#17
Fail to plan and plan to fail!!! So blooming true. I've had a couple of days where I did not plan menus and both days were very bad. Lesson here is to plan food and to have a healthy option on standby in the fridge for when you are late home.
I was in a rush this morning and had bread and marmalade for brekkie. This left me feeling peckish at 11 so I had scone!!! with my coffee! Lunch was a ham and cheese sandwich! So far, way too much bread and processed foods. The result of this was that I was ravenous all afternoon and evening. I had two slices if fruit cake when I came home rather than get dinner early or indeed eat something healthy!! OH was late so then we did not bother with proper dinner!!! So it was sandwiches and biscuits!!!! I also had way too little water today to.
Memo to self: must have 3 Ltrs water every day!
Must eat proper dinner every day!
Must limit wheat products to two per day.
Must, must , must not have snacks after 8.00.
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#18
2/2 Well, I had a midweek weigh this morning and can see the scales creeping up a couple of pounds. This is the result of excess wheat, processed foods for the last couple of days. GL motto is to have the least processed foods possible and much less wheat based foods. In my case, having more of these sends the scales in the wrong direction. I also feel more sluggish both in energy and digestive system levels.
Today is off to a better start with 50g porridge for brekkie. Hope I can keep it up for the rest of the day and the week as I dont want to see a gain come Saturday weigh in!!
Well the rest of the day was good too.
L: quorn, couscous , stirfried with veg. Yoghurt and apple
D: tuna salad , 3 ryvita
Snacks: 2 nature valley bars: 3 plain biscuits : pear
Pleased I did better today. I upped my water intake to 3 litres and this helped too
 
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summergurl

♥3 Years Maintaining♥
#19
Fab news on a better day today hun :)
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#20
3/02 Mmmmm Today might have been a bit better.
B: porridge/coffee
L: Chick pea curry
Out all afternoon and had coffee/cake/ 2 crunchies
D: just had plums/yoghurt
Late snack of small caramel bar and a few ginger biscuits.
Overall too much processed snacks today.
 


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