End of Day Sixteen

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Hi everyone,
I know I haven’t been blogging 100% on time for the past two and a bit weeks but I can’t quite believe I’m still at it! It really is showing my motivation this time round to change my life and so far, it seems to be working.

Today I am getting back into my exercise regime. I am going to try and do exercise on three different days and hopefully burn 400 calories ish each time. Today I burnt 459 calories doing exercise which I am very happy with! Nearly burnt off the Indian takeaway I had yesterday. I thought I would let you know that as well as this I will be walking 2 miles most days to university lectures but I will not also count this in myfitnesspal or my daily updates as I often forget. I am being active every day though whether that is intense exercise or just walking a few miles.

Here are two pictures showing what I burnt doing Just Dance 4 and on the treadmill. However, I don’t go by the calories burnt on the treadmill as they are based solely on time and not on pace. So I looked online and they said I burnt 249 doing the treadmill- jogging and walking intervals with a total of 15 minutes running at 8km/h.

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And here is my food intake:

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I had a pretty good day today!

Breakfast: Nectarine 70kcal, 1 Sea Salt Cracker 24kcal.
Total: 94kcal.

Lunch: Fruit cake 280kcal (I wasn’t hungry after exercising).
Total: 280kcal.

Tea: *Stuffed pepper* pepper 30kcal, feta cheese low fat 120kcal, baked beans 140kcal, onion 45kcal, cherry tomato 16kcal, sweetcorn 34kcal.
Total: 386kcal.

Dessert: peach yogurt 100kcal.
Total: 100kcal.

Snacks: 2x green teas 2kcal, diet lemonade 2kcal, club chocolate bar 118kcal.
Total: 122kcal.

So my overall input today was 983-459= 524kcal!
I am absolutely delighted by this because even without the exercise it was a good day! I’m back at uni and back on track. I think this proves that I really do need to exercise everyday in order to eat less because it really takes me appetite away! I will try and find the swimming pool tomorrow (15.09.14).

Jessicana xo

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End of Day Fourteen

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This was the date of 12/09/14 which means I am currently two days behind on my blogs but soon enough I will have to just publish multiple in one day because it’s getting me a bit off track, I don’t think any of you would appreciate five in one day because that’s not the point of a daily update. Anyway, today is special because I am actually writing this the day after AND I have a weight update for you.

So yesterday I had an interview for some part time work and so this update is for that day. I got the job anyway which was a perk! 🙂

It wasn’t a great day because afterwards I travelled home and my mum had just been shopping so there was all sorts of goodies in the cupboards, meaning my intake went a bit out of control.

So here it is, my update for 12/09/14:

Breakfast: 2x krackawheat (I am not buying these again) 68kcal, 1 almond filled croissant (my favourite, ate it whilst waiting for my interview- fatty) 330kcal, tea with 2 sugars (thinking about it now, I don’t think I drank it but oh well) 32kcal.

Total: 430kcal. I literally had two breakfasts? Why?? I NEED TO GET MY MOTIVATION BACK AND NOT USE STRESS AS AN EXCUSE TO EAT!

Lunch: 0kcal.

Total: 0kcal. (I didn’t have time).

Tea: Chicken breast, pepper and tomato roasted kebabs (Delish!) 261kcal, white rice (I didn’t actually realise and my mum made it so I felt obliged to eat it- post coming soon on this!) 200kcal, coleslaw 50kcal, beetroot 11kcal.

Total: 522kcal.

Dessert: Greek yogurt 165kcal (full fat :-(), raspberry jam 40kcal, merigue nest 68kcal.

Total: 273kcal. Mum called this a ‘healthy eton mess’. HEALTHY? Is she kidding me? But more importantly why did I eat it?

Snacks (day): Gala apple 47kcal, nectarine 70kcal, iced bun 135kcal.

Snacks (night): Gala apple 47kcal, 3xmints 30kcal, crackers 72kcal, malt fruit loaf 87kcal.

Total: 468kcal.

So my overall total for today was 1,713kcal! Terrible and I’m almost embarrassed to log this on here as so many people are doing so well. Online websites have told me that for me to stay the same weight I should eat 1,700kcal so I will stay the same BUT I DON’T WANT TO BE THE SAME! Today (13/09/14) will be better- more bridesmaid dress shopping and hopefully little food.

Here it is, what I’ve been waiting for. The weigh-in.

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As you can see, I weigh 10st 13.2lbs! This means I have lost 1.8lbs. Ha! It’s nothing but it IS a start. Especially as considering, this time last month I was 11st 3lb and had been for over a year. Just by making a bit of a change, the weight is starting to slowly come off. Sure it’s slow but I’m going to keep going until I can read 10st or less on these scales. Seeing this has really boosted my confidence and motivation again! It may only be under 2lbs but I can finally see the 10st on the scale. Woo.

Jessicana xo

End of Day Ten

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I apologise for the lateness of this blog post and the following ones, I am trying to catch up with all of my days missed and I said I would do daily updates which I am doing but just not on the day- ahh I’m so sorry! I’ll get wifi on wednesday and from then on the posts will be more frequent and I’ll do some other random posts that I have been planning on doing for a while!

So this myfitnesspal is for 08/09/14. It was ok, I was under 1,200 but not as good as I want. I had no time to exercise unfortunately. This was the day that I felt quite faint whilst at university.

Breakfast- nectarine 70kcal, raspberries 20kcal.

Total: 90kcal.

Lunch: Apple 52kcal, 4x krackawheat 132kcal, lighter clover 32kcal.

Total: 216kcal.

Dinner: Vegetarian stirfry 400kcal, frozen fruit 140kcal.

Total: 540kcal.

Snacks: Babybell light 42kcal, Icing 204kcal, plum 40kcal, 4x mints 40kcal.

Total: 326kcal.

Overall Total: 1,172kcal.

End of Day Six

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Back at university today everyone! Moved into my new house and it is amazing.

I don’t have wifi at the moment and I don’t know when I will be next able to post but I will post this when I do even though it may no longer be the 04/09/14. I didn’t realise how much I rely on this blogging until I couldn’t do it and so I will be trying my best to continue posting and continue with my motivation.

Today was a pretty good day! I was super busy and even fit in my exercise.

So here is my daily update for 04/09/14:

Breakfast: 1 trebor mint 10kcal.

Total: 10kcal.

Lunch: 3x fish fingers 162kcal, ketchup 21kcal, 1x Jaffa cake 46kcal.

Total: 229kcal.

Tea: REALLY BAD WENT TO AN ALL YOU CAN EAT CHINESE BUFFET BECAUSE IT WAS ONLY £6.99!! I have estimated what I had and the total is around 756kcal which isn’t too bad.

Total: 756kcal

Dessert: 0kcal

Total: 0kcal.

Snacks: blueberrys 34kcal, nectarine 70kcal, strawberry and banana smoothie 65kcal, green tea 0kcal.

Total: 170kcal.

Exercise: overall 5km burnt 301kcals.

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Water 1.5litres

Overall input for today is: 1,165 food- 301 exercise= 864kcal which is good!
Even if the Chinese was more than that it wouldn’t be 400 more and so I would still be okay- yay.

Jessicana xo

Exercise Time Three

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Hello beautifuls,

Now, as you can see from my blog I have been doing some running/fast walking on the treadmill. Well, starting from the 01/09/14 I began to try and do the ‘couch to 5k’ app used by NHS Choices to promote healthy living. I didn’t buy the app, I simply am doing what the instructions say to do. I’m doing it with a friend which makes it a bit easier and more enjoyable.

Here it is,

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I’ll let you guys know how I get on with it.

Being back at university in London, means I am close to all kinds of amenities and there are a bunch of societies at my university that I can join. This year I am planning to do as follows:

Monday- Run

Tuesday- Run/Pilates

Wednesday- Yoga

Thursday- Run/Rest

Friday- Rest

Saturday- Rest

Sunday- Swimming

I’ll keep you updated, also, on whether I can stick to this pretty intense (for me) plan. I might add that when I swim I swim 64x25m lengths (a mile) and when I am running, it will vary depending on my couch to 5k app! All will be revealed.

Sorry but being a student means I NEED Fridays off for partying and Saturdays off to recover. Bring on the buckets of alcohol and hours of hangovers!

Jessicana xo

Exercise Time Two

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The reason I include this picture of this girl is motivation and also her before picture reminds me a lot of my own body and I would LOVE to have her after body so here I go back off to exercise. I’m sure my body doesn’t know what’s hit it.

Off to do Just Dance 4 and the treadmill again. I’m feeling weaker than I was yesterday so I would do less BUT I weighed myself this morning and I’m back to the big old score of 11st 5lb and I’m not having it. Water weight or whatever you want to call it I don’t want it and I’m not giving up. I’m wearing less to exercise in today too as I want to feel the fat burning away, little by little.

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So I burnt 231 calories on the wii and it hurt a bit on my arms where I’d overworked them yesterday but I’m working through it. Swimming is my top sport so when I go back to uni I’m going to seek out the pool. Maybe if it’s a freezing cold outdoor pool I’ll burn even more calories trying to keep warm! Also my friend has just suggested we do a coach to 5km running activity which would be great. Definitely up for that.

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And here is my treadmill with my totals for today! I really went for it but did the same km and yesterday, it just took me less time. Also what I don’t understand is why the calories are still only saying 80 burned when I did the majority of my workout on 6.5/7km which was harder than yesterday.

Using this website http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/fitness/printableStory.jsp?storyid=/templatedata/fitness/story/data/1177951651111.xml it says that an hour of power walking at 4mph burns 320 an hour so surely I burnt 192 calories for my 36 minutes? I’m going to go with this as opposed to my treadmill calories, starting from now.

We all just need to remember this:

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Jessicana xo

End of Day One

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Hi everyone, drawing to the end of the day, I thought I would share with you my myfitnesspal app and what my intake was like for the day. I have decided I will show a picture for ‘proof’ and I will type out exactly what I ate/drank and exercised.

Breakfast: 0kcal

Total: 0kcal.

(I woke up really late and didn’t feel like eating anything as I had eaten a lot the previous day).

Lunch: 2x small roasted sweet potato wedges (with a pinch of salt, pepper& garlic) 156kcal, 1 small red onion roasted 9kcal, tsp of tomato ketchup 21kcal.

Total: 186kcal.

Dinner: (I told you about my family dinners)- 2 Fajitas made up of 2 white wraps (278kcal), chicken breast with peppers and spices (320kcal), salad (40kcal).

Total:638kcal.

Dessert: (This REALLY needs to be cut out altogether but I find this hard, especially when my entire family eats yogurts etc and I sit there with a glass of water). 1 Vanilla french yogurt 121kcal.

Total: 121kcal.

Snacks: (These as well should probably be cut out completely but without fruit in between meals, I would faint. You will see a reduction in these as the weeks go by hopefully). 6 raspberries (12kcal), praline french chocolate 173kcal, 1 orange french sweet 16kcal.

Total: 201kcal.

So my total food today is: 1,146kcals.

Total water: 2.5Litres

Exercise calories burned: Dance 237kcal and treadmill 81kcal.

So my overall calorie intake on 30/08/14 is 828kcal. This is the lowest it has been in months and I should hopefully start to see some results.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my first daily blogging and I will continue tomorrow with some more motivation/inspiration and myfitnesspal update.

Jessicana xo

Post exercise

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IMG_3332.JPGFinished my exercise around an hour ago. After deciding that I actually wanted to go on the Nintendo wii as I haven’t in such a long time, I chose the most extensive workout and managed to burn 236.86 calories! I

After that I took to the treadmill which I am lucky enough to have in my garage. I managed to mostly walk (with some running) at a speed of 6km/h and do 10 laps which is 4km or 2 miles and 854yards. Not that great but it is certainly better than no exercise which is what I normally do at the weekends. It also says I burned off 80 calories which is ok, felt like so many more though!

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So as I said in a previous post about comments, I can tell you that even today my family has said things.

My Dad asked me what I was doing several times whilst I was both doing Just Dance and on the treadmill. He then said “Oh yeah, you didn’t walk up the mountain with Mum and I did you. Oh yeah, I see.”

See what? He basically thinks I’m working out because I’ve got fat over the holiday which I can tell you now, is not true and he has no idea. You will probably learn from reading this blog that my Dad has a very funny attitude towards food and exercise. He is skinny and also suffers from a reflux disease where every time he eats, he has to slowly otherwise the food is regurgitated. It is quite disgusting and we all feel sorry for him. This makes it almost impossible for us to go out to dinner as he always feels uncomfortable.

My mum on the other hand is more relaxed. She is slightly overweight and my Dad puts a lot of pressure on her to lose weight and to not eat. This has the reverse effect as she ‘rebels’ and ends up eating more than she might have otherwise. She has very low self-esteem as it is and so her being overweight, makes her lose even more confidence. She has tried and failed at dieting countless times and I’ve watched her every time. Today, mum had some chocolate leftover from the holiday that she’d been eating and offered me some- you’ll see it on my myfitnesspal app later that I will upload (I will try and do this daily).

I have a sister too, younger than me and a LOT thinner than me. She is taller than me too which is even more unfair. It is hard being her sister as I am always next to her and people are always judging and comparing us. We are very different people and have very different frames and to be compared is a just a joke but I don’t want to have to feel like this any more. I want to be able to stand tall and confident next to her, without worrying how fat I look. We can share a few clothes but I want to share ALL our clothes- double the wardrobe then! *Motivation*.

Exercise time

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Picture is taken from the Megan Fitness website at http://www.megankfitness.com/no-time-to-exercise-really/

Picture is taken from the Megan Fitness website at http://www.megankfitness.com/no-time-to-exercise-really/

It’s 16.00pm GMT and I’m off out to the treadmill in our garage!

Jessicana xo