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Irish Molly's GL Diary

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#1
Hi All, just want to keep myself motivated so I am going to try and keep a diary.
I spent 26 weeks on Lipotrim and lost 87lbs. I'd like to maintain that loss and lose a little more if possible.
I have done a lot of research on maintenance plans and think that GL will suit me best. I have read Patrick Holford, Ian Marber, Rob Thompson and Anthony Worral Thompson. I am loosely following a plan based on all that I have read. I am sticking to around 1300 cals a day and avoiding, as far as possible, bread,potato,pasta,rice and wheat.
I accept that in a week where I want to let loose then I will gain a pound or two and I allow for that. I am then mindful for the following week to try and pull back the gain. So, bearing that in mind I am pleased that I have now lost another 5lbs over the last 7 weeks. Over this time, I have eaten out but made sensible choices and watched my alcohol intake. I had a couple of stay the same weeks and one week where I put on 3lbs.
So, overall, I feel in control. Over the coming weeks, I hope to maintain or lose a little more.
For me this is a lifestyle change and I hope to stick with it. So far, I don't feel deprived, limited or at any loss at all. I have loads of energy, look and feel good. I guess this is what it is all about.
 
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irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#2
Been a good day today, I think!
Brekkie; porridge,mixed seeds,dash milk
lunch; two oatcakes,peanut butter,two plums with mixed seeds
dinner; prawn,celery,fennel in tomato sauce with 35 g quinoa
1.5 ltrs water, should have had more!
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#3
Not a bad day , I think!!!
Brekkie: 40g porridge with dash milk and some seeds
Lunch: Egg, 5 olives, small leaf salad, coffee
Dinner: 100g roast beef, quinoa, peas. 1/2 pear, nectarine, yoghurt.
2ltrs water 3 coffees.
Snack 2 plums, seeds,yoghurt
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#4
Not been good today!! Went about 500 cals over!
No brekkie
Lunch: lasagne/salad but left a lot of the pasta on the plate
dinner: lentil curry/plums,strawberries,yoghurt and seeds
snacks: This is where it all went wrong!! 4 squares of 70% choc/more plums/byron bay cookie/very small piece rhubarb tart.
Oops! well tomorrow is another day!!
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#5
Saturday and Sunday both good days. I did not go overboard on anything. Might have had a couple of oatcakes and peanut butter over the quota but other than that I was good. Wk 36 weigh in on Monday morning was positive as I am down 2.5lbs. Have to say I am chuffed.
 
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irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#6
10th May was a good day only because I had a tummy bug!!! and could not eat. Just had brekkie of porridge and two oat crackers with peanut butter later on.
11th May brekkie: porridge with seed mix and a little milk.
lunch: 2 ryvita, ham
dinner: lentil curry, 3 plums 1/4 pear, yoghurt and seed mix
Snacks: 10 hazlenuts and a tiny slice rhubarb tart.
 
#8
Well done, you are doing great x
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#9
Hi could I ask you what book you follow primarily? Well done by the way! You are doing so well
Bubbles, I have relied a lot on Patrick Holford's GL diet bible and also Nigel Denby's Gl Diet made easy. Nigel's is an easy read whilst Holford's is a bit more heavy going. Both have the same message. Basically, little or no potatoes/pasta/rice or bread. Instead have oat cakes/rye bread, beans and pulses and quinoa. Portion sizes are about half what you are used to and it is important to have three meals a day together with two small snacks. This keeps your insulin levels even throughout the day and thus avoids the hunger pangs.
I love it so far and don't feel cheated at all!!
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#10
Well done, you are doing great x
Thanks NM. I did LT for six months and lost 87lbs. I decided that I needed to tackle the remainder in a way that will form good habits for EVER!!!!!
GL is suiting me fine as I like beans/pulses/quinoa. I don't really miss bread except when I make a nice brown soda bread and I have just one slice! I try to be good when out and have drastically cut back alcohol which always triggered a binge of food. The weight loss is of course slower on GL but it is a loss most weeks so that suits me fine. My own mantra now is " A week you want to pig out is a week you want to weigh more" I will have some of those from time to time but will have to pull up for it other weeks.
lots of luck to you on your restart. Have posted on your thread and will keep tabs on you!!
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#11
12th May
brekkie: 40g porridge/65 ml milk/10g seeds (I love this brekkie)
Lunch: tiny tuna/beetroot/coleslaw/cucumber and tomato salad with a coffee.
Dinner: 40g smoked salmon/waldorf salad/cherry tomato/1 slice wholemeal bread.
Snacks: 2 plums/seeds/50 ml yoghurt
1 slice brown bread/2 coffees/ 2 ltrs water
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#12
13Th May
brekkie:usual porriddge but love it.
lunch: coffee ,two oatcakes, dessert spoon peanut butter
dinner: 1 cup lentil curry,100g brocolli, 80g spinach
dessert: 2 plums,yoghurt and seeds.
drank 2 ltrs water,4 coffees
Also had an apple, plum and a small piece of rhubarb tart. Overall I'm on about 1250 cals for the day, so that is within my 1300cal limit but the tart broke my 45 gl target. Oh well, a little treat, not the end of the world as we know it!!!
 
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irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#13
14th May
Brekkie: usual porridge
Lunch: 2 oatcakes,peanut butter
dinner: lentil curry with broccoli
snacks: one slice brown soda bread,marmalade,10 grapes,3 plums and 20g mixed seeds.
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#14
15th May
Brekkie: 1 egg omelette with parmesan cheese, slice wholemeal bread
Lunch: falafel,hummous wrap and half a choclolate macaroon,large cappucino
Dinner: baby spinach and lentil curry. Bit of a lentil curry thing at the minute!!!
Snacks: A can of cider, aldi summer fruits bar,nectarine,plum and 100mls yoghurt.
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#15
Well, weigh in this morning and it was a stay the same week??????????? Not sure why I have not had a loss. Hey ho! at least I did not put on any weight so that is a positive. Must watch portion sizes this week.
 
#16
Thanks NM. I did LT for six months and lost 87lbs. I decided that I needed to tackle the remainder in a way that will form good habits for EVER!!!!!
GL is suiting me fine as I like beans/pulses/quinoa. I don't really miss bread except when I make a nice brown soda bread and I have just one slice! I try to be good when out and have drastically cut back alcohol which always triggered a binge of food. The weight loss is of course slower on GL but it is a loss most weeks so that suits me fine. My own mantra now is " A week you want to pig out is a week you want to weigh more" I will have some of those from time to time but will have to pull up for it other weeks.
lots of luck to you on your restart. Have posted on your thread and will keep tabs on you!!

was reading through what you have been eating, seems perfect, makes sense too really, less bread etc..

the alchol thing is such a trigger for me lol i always want junk the next day lol

i always try follow ww when not on a diet as such, think its just a normal way of eating without retricting anything but been aware when you have too much then you need to cut back week after and so on.. and i have been doing a lot of walking lately too, well alot for me, have done 2.5 miles a night for the last 7 days.. getting quicker and doing a bit more each night :)

i have maintained what i lost quite well, finally got the hang of all this haha.. so hopefully get another bit off this month then maintain again..

thanks for the luck and for keeping tabs on me haha.. can always rely on ye lol :p
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#17
Thanks NM. Yep it is a struggle to keep on top of it all. You are so right about being aware of when you have too much. It is so easy to slip. It is fab that you have maintained your loss. Hopefully, when you get the last bit of you will be able to maintain that lss too. Well done on the walking. A walk is about all I do as I have a very crocked back. Every little helps!!! Good luck for your next weigh in.
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#18
The last couple of day have been o.k. I have pretty much stayed within a 1300 cal limit eating low GL foods. A typical day has porridge for breakfast, fruit and nuts for lunch, for dinner its fish,veg and some quinoa or a lentil or bean curry. Snacks will be a couple of oatcakes with peanut butter or cream cheese or a piece of fruit with a few walnuts/hazelnuts. Drinks have been 2 litres of water every day and about four coffees with milk. I have had two glasses of wine one evening. Hope I can show a loss this week or at worst stay the same.
 

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
#19
23rd May weigh in a day early as I will be away this week. I am very happy today as I am down 3lbs. Well pleased as I had a couple of meals out this week but chose very wisely. No starter, just had half of a slice of wholemeal bread, very yummy!! For my main course it was fish on both days and I had veg and a salad instead of potato. I had a half litre of water and had two thirds of a bottle of wine, Wine was my treat instead of dessert though I did have a dessert spoon of OH's pecan pie.
I will be down the country this week so I hope I can stick to the straight and narrow and not eat or drink too much and undo this week's good loss!!!
 

Naomigi

Full Member
#20
Thanks so much for this, I just started a low gi diet today and this is really helpful.
 


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