DAY ONE MILITARY DIET

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Yay yay yay! 

I have completed day one of the diet!

I have eaten-

Breakfast:  

This is one piece of wholemeal toast with two WHOLE tablespoons (30g) of peanut butter. Wow. That was a lot of peanut butter, way more than I would normally have eaten but still I enjoyed it, it felt like a treat to be honest ha. There is a caffeinated black tea with it. What is not included in this diet is the grapefruit that I was supposed to eat. I didn’t have any grapefruit in the house, unfortunately, so the substitution was for a half teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in water. I drank this and it was foul. However, it is supposed to kick start your metabolism or fat burning process in the liver! 

Lunch:

 

Lunch was delish, but very little as you can see. This was all I ate. Usually I finish off with some other vegetables like cucumber and cherry tomatoes and I did actually crave them! However I stuck to my guns. So here, I drank one caffeinated tea again. I ate one piece of wholemeal toast with a can of tuna. I did season the tuna with salt and pepper which I don’t normally do, I would put a sauce on it but I didn’t. 

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Here is my dinner. They told us to eat a deck of cards sized piece of meat (85g) and a cup of green beans. I didn’t have either of these and so I ate 3 slices of ham, 1 slice of pastrami, a lot of lettuce and cucumber which came to about 31 calories which is the amount the green beans would have come to. On top of that I ate:

 

I ate half a banana and an apple. Also I was allowed to eat a whole cup of vanilla ice cream which I substituted for 187g of Greek yogurt with 30g fruit jam which was probably a lot less calories. 

I don’t feel hungry at the moment. I drank nine cups of tea/water throughout the day plus a Vitamin C tablet which was 10 calories.

I did work out my calories just to see how many it was- 964! That’s so so low. I didn’t do any exercise today and I did feel a bit dizzy at times but I just had to drink some water and I was fine!

So that’s the end of day one.

You may wonder what sparked my decision to do this diet. Well. Apparently I weigh 11 stone 0.4 lbs. I cried. I know I have been binging lately but I didn’t deserve to be that weight. Anyway with the wedding approaching it has frightened me into dieting hardcore style.

If any of you have not heard of this diet then go to http://www.themilitarydiet.com 

It has all the information on there including substitutions and FAQs.

I have been trawling through the vast amount of success stories online especially on YouTube so please look and get inspired. 

Im excited to find out my results and see how tomorrow goes! Wish me luck. 

Jessicana xo

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End of Day Thirty-Six

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Hello lovelies,

Here is my update for 04/10/14:

Today I was at home relaxing which I know I said I wouldn’t come home that often any more but everyone else was home this weekend so I didn’t see why I couldn’t- ha.

Breakfast: Kiwi fruit 44kcal, gala apple 47kcal.

Total: 91kcal.

Lunch: cod fish fingersx3 154kcal, half a sandwich thin wholemeal 50kcal (yes I threw half of it away- yay), tar tar sauce 12kcal.

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Total: 216kcal.

Tea: White noodles (Arrghhh) 250kcal, chicken 106kcal, black bean sauce 90kcal, baby sweetcorn 13kcal, red pepper 10kcal, *microwave brownie* (It’s getting ridiculous now, I eat these everyday- I need a substitute)- butter 110kcal, sugar 32kcal, nutella 100kcal, flour 68kcal, vanilla ice cream 100kcal.

Total: 879kcal.

Snacks: 2 crackers 50kcal, nutella 160kcal, banana 100kcal, ham 35kcal, smoothie 18kcal, orange 40kcal, raisins 123kcal.

Total: 526kcal.

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Overall total input was 1,712kcal- 331kcal burnt walking on the treadmill= 1381kcal.

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I don’t know why but this evening when I went to bed I was STARVING. My stomach was rumbling so much and I had to go to bed early because of it. Horrible and I woke up starving too so something must be happening to my body- something good hopefully.

Jessicana xo

End of Day Twenty-Four

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Hello lovelies,

Actually an update on the day I completed it and it was a terrible day, as the past few days have also been! I really need to get my act together with this but it’s literally impossible when I go out and drink so many times a week- I’m going out tomorrow too. I could not drink but I wouldn’t have as good a night as when I do drink so that’s not really an option, we’ll see. I managed to cut down on what I ate whilst drunk yesterday so maybe there is hope. I will exercise properly tomorrow too with swimming and walking.

Update for 22/09/14:

Breakfast: Nectarine 70kcal.

Total: 70kcal.

Lunch: Pesto Chicken Sandwich 315kcal (I don’t understand how a light choices option is still over 300 calories? This world has gone mad!), low fat houmous 90kcal, cucumber 16kcal, cherry tomatoes 24kcal, carrot stick 5kcal.

Total: 450kcal.

Tea: SIX Chinese hoisin duck pancakes 570kcal, Sweet and sour chicken with rice 567kcal, Sweet and sour chicken balls 300kcal.

Total: 1,437kcal!!

Snacks: Spearmint gum 7kcal.

Total: 7kcal.

Overall total input was 1,964kcal- 242kcal walking= 1722kcal.

Not overly bad, I shouldn’t put weight on from this but I probably will. It’s weigh-in day in our house tomorrow so we’ll see how I have done compared to the others.

Jessicana xo

End of Day Twenty-Three

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Hey everyone,

Sorry this one is late, I have been super busy recently with uni!

Breakfast: 0kcal.

Total: 0kcal.

Lunch: *Raspberry Crumble* Frozen raspberies 28kcal, Butter 55kcal, Granulated sugar 96kcal, White plain flour 102kcal.

Total: 281kcal.

Tea: Chilli con carne 150kcal, Brown rice 152kcal, barbecue sauce 21kcal, bakewell tart 215kcal.

Total: 538kcal.

Snacks: Frozen mango 66kcal, Cherry tomatoes 40kcal, gala apple 47kcal, club chocolate bar 118kcal, sparking diet lemonade 2kcal, cucumber 11kcal.

THEN I WENT OUT AND ATE RIDICULOUS CALORIES :-(.

A bottle of white wine 550kcal and half a chicken pizza 348kcal.

Total: 898kcal.

So my total input was 2,001kcal. So bad, I don’t even have any excuses- I danced for a solid 4 hours though so I probably burnt off calories then.

Jessicana xo

End of Day Twenty-Two

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Hello lovelies,

Here is my update for yesterday (20/09/14) which makes it day TWENTY-TWO! Ah I’m ┬áso proud of myself :-). I know I wouldn’t be keeping up with this diet if it wasn’t for this blog so I thank each and every person to visits/likes/reblogs my posts!

Yesterday was a mediocre day:

Breakfast: 1 gala apple 47kcal.

Total: 47kcal.

Lunch: Birdseye fish fingers 180kcal, Tomato ketchup 27kcal, Cherry bakewell tart 215kcal.

Total: 422kcal.

Tea: Chilli con carne 150kcal, Brown rice 152kcal, barbecue sauce 21kcal, a WHOLE big bar of Milky Bar White Chocolate Bar 550kcal.

Total: 873kcal.

Snacks: Frozen mango chunks 20kcal, Cranberry and Raspberry Juice 100kcal.

Total: 120kcal.

Exercise- 64 lengths swimming burnt 333kcal.

Total input: 1,462-333= 1,129kcal.

Not bad, under 1,200 so should be still losing some decent weight :-).

Jessicana xo

End of Day Twenty-One

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Hello everyone, I think I’m going to stop apologising for these always being late as I’m sure the majority of you know that trying to post things everyday is very demanding on life, especially now that I am in lectures 9-4 most days. Just know that I continuously log my food throughout the day, regardless of my posting- it has become quite an obsession and yesterday when my phone didn’t work, I found it really hard to eat and not track what I was eating.

Now that I am twenty-one days into my lifestyle change, I realise that in the last few days, myself and other people have been noticing me. I have had comments like “You look so thin from the back”, “are you eating?” and “you’re definitely going to pull tonight”. These are all comments that I never used to get. Never have I been asked if I am not eating before, totally out of context? I think it’s a compliment, especially as I am eating as you can see from my hideous day yesterday which I will explain now.

Yesterday, was one of my worst days of my lifestyle change so far for many reasons. Firstly, I had a splitting headache for the majority of the day and I am not sure why. It could have potentially been due to my low blood sugar, a lack of water intake or perhaps heat or stress. I realise now that my coping strategy when I get a headache is to eat! I ate so much and as we were going out clubbing in the evening, I had a **** it approach to food and yesterday was the first time I felt this, my guilt left me.

Secondly, I drank alcohol prior to going out and around forty-five minutes into it I felt an overwhelming sense of despair and sadness. I felt that it was pointless me going out, pointless me even still being awake, I decided I hated clubs and just wanted to go to bed. I sat there, staring into space with my friends asking what was wrong when I finally blurted out ‘there’s something wrong with me’. Now. I am not sure where this has come from but for the past week or so now, I have felt quite depressed. I have not struggled with the lack of eating- like I used to when I experienced dieting before, I have often found myself going from completely normal and happy to sadness the next, in a split second- like a mood swing? A total change of personality, perhaps due to my Gemini horoscope- no.

I ended up staying in, eating ice-cream and chocolate and then going to bed at 11pm. How awful. I cried to my other house mates and to myself in the bathroom. My other house mates think I’m under a lot of pressure and I don’t have to go out all the time. I definitely don’t enjoy meeting guys in clubs, it is NOT my thing and I guess it is hard when everyone else is doing this and it’s seen as the norm. I just don’t like it, I see it as pointless and pretty disgusting to be honest. Don’t get me wrong, if you do it that’s fine- I have done it in the past three times or so, so I completely understand but after having had a recent boyfriend I just don’t want to do it. The dancing is fun and staying up late is fun but the drinking alcohol and kissing boys is not. I went out sober before and that’s probably the best night I had out! I think that’s what I’m going to do.

┬áThis is post is now quite long and personal so I apologise for that! I just felt like I needed to get some things off my chest. My friends also think I’m depressed and wonder where the old me has gone. It’s seriously getting me down.

I don’t think that my lifestyle change/diet is the cause of these issues, I think it just coincidentally happened at the same time, because I feel amazing and can feel the difference in thinness on my waist and on my thighs and I’m not stopping, regardless of this bad day.

Here is my update for 20/09/14:

Breakfast: Frozen raspberries 22kcal, frozen mango chunks 65kcal.

Total: 87kcal.

Lunch: Large raw carrot 52kcal, tesco low fat houmous 90kcal, cherry bakewell tart 215kcal.

Total: 357kcal.

Tea: Vegetarian Bean Burger 225kcal, Brown rice 80kcal, Frozen sweetcorn 115kcal.

Total: 420kcal.

Snacks: Milk Chocolate square 54kcal, Spearmint chewing gum 7kcal, Tesco profiteroles 170kcal, malt fruit loaf 174kcal, club fruit chocolate bar 118kcal, 1 krackawheat 34kcal, ice cream eton mess 150kcal, wispa chocolate bar 167kcal, Cherry Sourz alcohol 309kcal, Raspberry Cidre 190kcal.

Total: 1,373kcal. (I forgot 2 more krackawheats- +68kcal.)= 1441kcal.

Overall total input: 2,305kcal.

I did walk probably two miles or so today but I am not including that as it doesn’t matter. What matters is how awful today was! Over 2,300 kcals! Oh well, today I will have a fast and drink lots of water, perhaps go swimming too. I might go swimming but do all easy stroke- breast stroke. Haha.

Jessicana xo

Name and Shame 2

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Hi everyone, I thought I’d give you something different on my post surrounding my lifestyle change and so I decided to do another name and shame. THESE. Profiteroles.They were delicious and I’ve probably eaten 9.5 of these in the past 24 hours, which equates to 464 calories. Holy crap. BUT, I ate 9.5 of them? So actually the calories for each individual one are not all that bad, but that’s no excuse really is it.

I’d like to think these were a one off and I won’t eat them any time soon. If anyone has had the profiteroles from Prezzo UK, I strongly advise you don’t try them because they’re too nice to never not have again but here is my try at aversion theory once again, like I did last time.

Profiteroles look like…

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Eggs covered in poo. Haha! That’s the best I could do, I apologise. I hate eggs, especially imagine them raw. Gross.

Jessicana xo

End of Day Twenty

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Hello lovelies, bit late after saying I wasn’t going to be late any more but here is my daily update for 18/09/14:

Breakfast: Nectarine 70kcal.

Total: 70kcal.

Lunch: 10 frozen raspberries 9kcal, 2 gala apples 104kcal, frozen mango chunks 132kcal *smoothie*.

Total: 245kcal.

Tea: Mashed potatoes 107kcal, boiled gammon 280kcal, white sauce 56kcal, boiled carrots 27kcal, boiled brocolli 7kcal, boiled cabbage 40kcal.

Total: 518kcal.

Dessert: *I have just realised that my profiteroles were never added to myfitnesspal* I ate 5 :-(, 242kcal.

Total: 242kcal.

Snacks: Chocolate square 54kcal.

Total: 54kcal.

I walked over 7 miles today to university and back, plus when I went shopping so the online website I use said I burnt more than this but I’ve put 485. I doubt it’s even possible to burn this much from moderately paced walking but regardless, I will never eat the calories I burn exercising!

So my overall input of food was 1,129kcal-485 exercise=644kcal.

Not bad! Pretty happy with that, sorry for the late update. I am going out tonight so will be drinking a lot and eating :-(. Life of a student! A lot of my friends are questioning me about why I don’t go out but I can hardly say because of the calories in the alcohol! Anyone had this experience?

Jessicana xo

End of Day Eighteen

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Hello everyone,

Just another boring daily update I’m afraid, nothing too exciting. I am realised that my blog has actually gotten quite boring over the past few weeks that I haven’t had wifi but don’t worry as I’ll be posting a lot more interesting things. If anyone has any requests also, please let me know.

You’ll be pleased to hear that I am now swimming! I am going to try and swim 2/3 times a week depending on how busy my week is. I love swimming and I’m writing this having swum twice now and it’s just so good.

However, as you can see from myfitnesspal, today was quite a bad day because… I WENT OUT AND DRANK AROUND 800 CALORIES WORTH OF WHITE WINE. 800 calories… I’m not even kidding. I hate alcohol. I have had enough of it and all it does is make you stupid and bloated and feel sick. Had I not drunk the alcohol, my day still wouldn’t have worked because I had a 4am chips. Nightmare- not as many calories as when I went to Mcdonalds but still pretty bad.

Anyway, here is my update for 16/09/14:

Breakfast: 1 nectarine 70kcal.

Total: 70kcal.

Lunch: A chocolate fruit club bar 118kcal, gala apple 52kcal, Sainsbury carrots with chunky houmous 135kcal.

Total: 305kcal.

Dinner: Chicken and ham pie (homemade) 200kcal, roasted potatoes 202kcal, carrots 17kcal, green tea 0kcal.

Total: 419kcal.

Snacks: 4x krackawheat 136kcal, white wine 800kcal, chips 400kcal.

Total: 1,336kcal.

Exercise: I walked 5 miles at a moderate pace so approx. 242kcal burnt.

Total input: 2130-242= 1888kcal.

This is SO BAD (yes, I know I’m beginning to say this a lot) but actually not AS bad as some other days and not as bad as the last time I went out drinking. I burnt off those chips today in one swim session so its not all bad. Sometimes I wonder if splitting the days into calories is the best method, perhaps having a weekly amount of calories. Or would that just be a lot of big numbers and be very confusing? I think I’ll stick to daily.

Thanks for reading guys and todays one will be up shortly and I will then be up to date!

Jessicana xo