End of Day Thirty-One

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Hello everyone, I am getting back on track with the dieting now and am pretty pleased with the amount of miles I have been walking daily!

Here is my update for 29/09/14:

Breakfast: 2x cream crackers 70kcal, butter 55kcal, marmite 9kcal.

Total: 134kcal.

Lunch: large raw carrot 39kcal, cucumber 16kcal.

Total: 55kcal.

Tea: Fried chicken 106kcal, brown pasta 166kcal, butter 55kcal, peppers 29kcal, frozen sweetcorn 46kcal.

Total: 402kcal.

Snacks: gala apple 47kcal, malt fruit loaf 130kcal, *microwave brownie* made of butter 109kcal, chocolate 206kcal, sugar 60kcal, plain flour 68kcal, cherry tomatoes 80kcal, malt fruit loaf 96kcal, fig rollsx2 134kcal.

Total: 938kcal.

Overall input for today was 1529 and I walked 6miles for a total of 360kcal so..

1529-360=1169kcal.

Not a bad day, once again. I’m weighing 10st 11lb today so I have kind of come to a stand still but am pleased that I didn’t go back up to over 11stone.

Jessicana xo

End of Day Twenty-Seven

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Hello everyone,

Today was slightly better but still not great. I am off home tomorrow so hopefully my weekend will be healthier- I am determined to make it so, after having looked at some hardcore thinspo.

Today was really hard and there were multiple times where I hate to refuse food and refuse to go into shops. In the morning my friend wanted to go into the shop for breakfast and I originally agreed, thinking I would get something too but NO my inner thin person spoke to me and refused to let me- thank goodness. She came out with 5 cookies and I didn’t even enter the store.

Secondly at lunch, my friends were craving Mcdonalds so I went into the restaurant and watched as everyone around me devoured chips and burgers and I simply ordered a cup of tea. The man behind the counter couldn’t even understand that I didn’t want any food- what the hell. Anyway, I watched her eat a cheeseburger, six chicken nuggets, chips and a chocolate milkshake- thing is, she’s skinny so where is the fairness in that? I also realised that I walked 7 miles today and am now, obviously, shattered.

Here is my update for today (25/09/14):

Breakfast: 4 Cream crackers 140kcal, marmite 9kcal, butter 72kcal, nectarine 70kcal.

Total: 291kcal. (In fairness, I ate these crackers across a four hour period)

Lunch: 1 large raw carrot 54kcal.

Total: 54kcal.

Tea: 1 Fish shop sausage 235kcal, 1 portion of chips 655kcal, mango yogurt 203kcal.

Total: 1,093kcal.

Snacks: Tea with milk 10kcal, 2 jammie dodgers 150kcal, extra strong mints 30kcal.

Total: 190kcal.

Overall input was 1,626kcal- exercise of 439kcal burnt= 1,187kcal.

Actually not too bad! I just want to only be eating that amount without having to exercise to get it down. I don’t agree with eating calories you burnt from exercise- pointless? Anyway, quite proud of how little I did eat compared to my friends! Now for some more thinspo and bed.

Jessicana xo

End of Day Twenty-Five

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Hello everyone,

Here is my update for 23/09/14. A pretty good day but then I drank alcohol. However, I was sick SO MUCH from the alcohol and so probably next to none of this is still in my body. I have realised that dieting and drinking alcohol just cannot go together and I’m as good as done with drinking. I don’t even like clubbing that much so I’m going to just find something else to do with my spare time- like a society or UNI WORK! I can’t believe I was sick and it was so much. It did kind of make me think ‘good’ though because it meant all the toxins and calories were no longer in my body.

This morning I noticed my flat mates looking at my stomach and I think I’ve definitely lost weight. They were looking at it with an almost concerned look on their face. I couldn’t be happier. I think the major factor that’s contributed to my weight loss is the swimming. I am currently 10st 10lb. I ALWAYS write 11 just in habit, how bad. I am no longer 11 and I never want to be again- wow that’s a pretty good feeling!

Anyway here is the update for 24/09/14:

Breakfast: Nectarine 70kcal.

Total: 70kcal.

Lunch: Cod fish fingers 150kcal, large carrot 54kcal, low fat houmous 90kcal, barbecue sauce 19kcal.

Total: 311kcal.

Dinner: Chilli con carne 150kcal, Brown rice 152kcal, barbecue sauce 21kcal.

Total: 323kcal.

Snacks: Bakewell tart 215kcal, Mango chunks 75kcal, club chocolate bar 118kcal. THEN 880kcal of white wine.

Total: 1288kcal.

I swam 64 lengths in the mornng burning 402 calories and walked about 3 miles 182kcal.

So my overall intake for the day was 1992-584=1408kcal.

But, as I said, I was sick and I’m pretty sure all of my dinner and the wine came up. I feel so rough now though and am going back to bed.

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 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

My lunchbox

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Hello beautifuls, today is the third day of my journey and I am feeling fit, healthy and ready for university! This picture is my lunch for today. In the container on the left you can see 1/4 chopped green pepper, half a large (homegrown) cucumber, 6 (homegrown) cherry tomatoes and a tbsp of mango chutney. It seems like an odd creation but I am obsessed with mango chutney and healthy veggies so for me this is delicious. On the top right hand blue bag you can see one large orange and below 20 frozen raspberries. This comes in at 228kcals (which is next to nothing). Especially as these three things count as breakfast, lunch and snacks for me. I will be taking no cash with me so I am not tempted to buy sweets/mints ‘to get me through the lecture’ which is too often my excuse. I am not having it, regardless of how hungry I am and how much my stomach rumbles. If I space these out throughout the morning, I will be fine. The error will be if I eat everything at once. My body likes to eat little and often, which is fine by me.

I have also decided that as a little treat, I will be taking with me a kinder bueno french chocolate/cake bar thing that my sister bought whilst on holiday. I will keep this as an emergency food and see if I really need it or not, I shouldn’t but I would rather have this there than faint. It is a whopping 199kcal so I will only eat it in an emergency. Ha- sounds like I have a medical condition or something, luckily I don’t.

Speaking of which, it may interest you to know that I am an adult nursing student so one of my roles in the healthcare system is to educate and promote health- I cannot do this if I am overweight really, can I? It is hypocritical. So some more *motivation* comes from my duty to help the public be healthy themselves and to live healthy lifestyles. I think also if I manage to lose this weight now then I will be able to empathise and assist people who also need to lose weight, as I have been in their situation. I often see overweight healthcare staff and I just wonder how. I find it interesting, somewhat logical but also discriminative that in an article I read the other day, people are planning on banning/firing overweight/obese nurses. I also read that employers often refuse people jobs based on their weight. Bit of a shocker there. Better get into shape for my future then :)- all aspects of it.

I just did some more research and read ‘Can overweight nurses make good nurses?” Wow, that one burns. That is a really harsh statement and I think the answer to their question is “Yes of course!” There is a lot of negative stigma around nurses and their intelligence, behaviour and care given, without their appearance as well! When will the public give nurses a break? Never. Anyway, rant over and let us not be a statistic!

Jessicana xo