DAY ONE MILITARY DIET

Daily Updates

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. 

Tea:

 

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

End of Day Three

Daily Updates

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Evening beautifuls,
Today I commuting into university via train which took me around an hour and a half. I woke up throughout the night multiple times including at 4.30am when I was starving hungry. If this ever happened to me before this lifestyle change I would’ve gone downstairs and eaten something small but I didn’t. Unfortunately I stupidly didn’t have any water in my room either so that was an error. I did manage to get to sleep again and wake up 2 minutes before my alarm went off.

Then, on the train this morning I had to stand due to lack of seats and ended up feeling a bit light headed. It went off and I headed to my lecture. Lectures were ok and my stomach didn’t actually rumble that much- it did once then stopped luckily so I didn’t have the embarrassment- phew! I was a bit annoyed because my frozen raspberries melted with a lot more water than originally anticipated and so I couldn’t eat them. I was even more annoyed because on the way home on the train, my stomach was rumbling SO much and I was so hungry and so… I had to eat my emergency cake bar- 199kcal of pure fat. Gutted. Get it? It’s now situated on my gut. Great.

Here is my daily myfitnesspal update for 01/09/14:

Breakfast: 0kcal

Total: 0kcal

Lunch: 6x cherry tomatoes 24kcal, cucumber 16kcal, green pepper 15kcal and mango chutney 51kcal

Total: 106kcal

Tea: Lamb lasagne (homemade and delicious but don’t know the exact calories so put the worst possible situation) 600kcal, shredded beetroot 30kcal, lettuce 5kcal, cucumber 8kcal, 3x cherry tomatoes 12kcal.

Total: 655kcal

Dessert: Low fat natural yogurt 65kcal with a tsp of strawberry jam 39kcal and 10 raspberries 20kcal.

Total: 124kcal

Snacks: large orange 90kcal, 1 french kinder bueno chocolate cake bar 199kcal, 1 orange french sweet 20kcal, green tea 1kcal.

Total:310kcal.

Exercise Jogging and walking intermittently -253kcal.

Fluids- 2Litres

Overall total intake for 01/09/14: 942kcal.

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I think this means that today is my worst day- partly because I didn’t do my JustDance exercise and my lasagne was probably not 600kcal but I would rather overestimate calories than under. Today has been a bit of a roller-coaster on the food and hunger front today. I felt exceptionally starving at least twice and was absolutely exhausted when I returned home after commuting but I FORCED myself on the treadmill and enjoyed it none the less. I am going to keep going because I am strong and motivated. No amount of shops and smells wafting over me in London can push me off the rails. I am on the line the fitness and beauty.

As the third day of my diet, it hasn’t really been all that bad. There has been at least ten times throughout my day when I could’ve eaten something/bought something- AMT at my town railway station, at King’s Cross where there is around 20 different food/drink outlets, walking through London Bridge where there is a crispy kreme donut van situated perfectally, luring in customers with their delicious smell, the McDonald’s pretty much on my campus, the campus cafe, at lunchtime when my friends suggested walking to Tesco express and I was surrounded by sandwiches and chocolate of all sorts and had to watch them as they bought sandwiches and pasta with 600kcal in (made me feel a bit sick)- seven that is and remember I had to walk past 5 of these twice. Why is it that the confectionery/food industry want us to be fat just for their profit? Well.. they can do one. I am not falling for their pathetic initial charm and delight and then long term fat and disappointment. I HATE YOU FOOD INDUSTRY, YOU SUCK.

Food is supposed to be a friend but the way they coerce you into buying their product and become fat and crave that product again and you spend money and get bigger and bigger and unhealthy and eventually die from hyperglycaemia (high sugar), type 2 diabetes mellitus or a myocardial infarction (heart attack).

 Anyway, rant over and tomorrow is a new day. I am going shopping tomorrow and out to lunch so it will be interesting if I can stick to my low calorie diet plan!

Oh and one more thing I am proud to announce. I am officially 10st 13lbs! I cannot believe it. I am absolutely and utterly delighted. The fact I have lost like 4lbs in 3 days is crazy. For all you people who think I am starving myself to get like this and when I go back to eating ‘normally’ all the weight will pile back on- *NEWSFLASH* I am never going back to eating ‘normally’ because clearly, my idea of normal was not good for my body. I remember often at lunchtimes (were the worst) I would eat two pieces of cheese on white toast with chilli sauce beneath and salami, sweetcorn and pepper on top. I would still feel hungry after this and would reach for a yogurt, then two digestive biscuits and would still feel hungry. I would then eat an apple plus dried raisins (A lot!) and then a hot chocolate. Every weekend was the same and so this is where the extra fat on my thighs, arms and stomach has come from and I can’t believe I was stupid enough not to do anything, regardless of the fact I hated my body. It was like I’d given up. So now, I am paying for that but not for long. I will be my goal weight and these three days have already began to prove that I can do it.

So lets go!

Jessica xo

IMG_3349.JPGFor those people who don’t believe me about my new weight and also to prove to myself that this has actually happened!

 

End of Day One

Daily Updates

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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*.

Initial hello

Welcome Information

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Hello and welcome to my weightloss/thinspo&fitspo blog. My name is Jessica and I’m a 19 year old university student. Today is the beginning of a new me- for real this time. I have recently been researching and browsing online through numerous thinspo/weightloss/fitspo (and even some pro ana) blogs to help me with my weightloss and to inspire me.

Today, the 30th of August 2014 I will begin a journey to become my dream weight. As you can see from the photo I have enclosed, I am not slim. I’m 5ft6 and I weigh currently (wait while I go and weigh myself) 11st 1lb which is a whopping 70.5kg and 155.4lbs. My BMI is 24.9 which is 0.1 off being overweight and I am not happy about this. This weight has actually surprised me as I have just been in the French Alps on holiday. During my time here, I swam 2 miles over the week, climbed 2 mountains, went on numerous walks and did restrain myself from eating all the snacks and treats that my other family members were indulging on. Anyway 11st 1lb is a new low weight for me and I’m pretty pleased, in the picture enclosed I am 11st 3lb.

My dream weight is a way off yet and I know that I am in serious need to work hard and stretch my motivation to its limits. I wasn’t going to identify a weight goal as I have read a number of times that it is often a downer and can reduce motivation in yourself but I am going to have one anyway- I would like to be 10 stone. I don’t think this is unrealistic and it would mean my BMI would be around 22 which is great and very healthy. Unfortunately, the last time I weighed 10 stone was around 4 years ago now, when I was around 14. Does this mean it will take me 4 years to get this weight off? Hopefully not, it is only a weight reduction of 15lbs after all. Healthily, dieticians say you can lose 1.5lbs a week so this means I could weigh 10 stone by the 8th of November! Let’s try it.

However, even when I was 14 and younger I had an issue with the way I looked and my weight. Everyone around me was thinner than me. My main problem area has always been (and hopefully won’t always be) my stomach/gut. I don’t have a muffin top, no but I do have a layer of extra fat that I know and can feel shouldn’t be there. My thighs are quite large and so is my bottom but I don’t mind these so much. If I lose weight from them too, I will be happy regardless. My face is also quite rounded and I recently had a comment from a family member who wondered why my face had got so rounded as I got older, compared to my younger sister. This comment has left me feeling annoyed and ugly (as you can imagine). I will be discussing comments throughout my blog and ways I deal with them and ways you can too- feel free to contact me if you want to talk more on this. The way I dealt with this is to ACT and now, I am.

One issue I have with starting this now is that I am currently at home with my family and they like to have large dinners in the evening which often make me feel bloated. I am returning to university full time in a few weeks when I will be able to start my new lifestyle properly. I can prevent my family’s dinners from bloating me by eating less in the day time and exercising which is what I plan on doing, starting from today.

So my blogging officially begins today and I hope to inspire many of you and to maybe make some friends along the way, so don’t hesitate to contact me. My plan for the next few posts will be discussing the research I have done, my motivation and my personalised plan to losing these 15lbs!

I am also going to insert a poll here because I want to hear what you have to say about your body! In the comments you’re welcome to explain your answer.

Jessicana xo