Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Food Log: Tuesday

2.5 litre water
2 Vanilla Chai (pukka)
Coke zero
Skinny Latte

Raspberry shake
Choc Truffa bar
Quorn light bites (protein)
Banana shake
+ Crispy Choc shake

45 minute walk
45 minutes weight training Back/Biceps

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Food log : Tuesday

Missed yesterday as have a nasty case of dizziness due to inner ear issues, so...trying to chill

Today is my birthday, so needless to say...mainly protein..and back on the wagon full belt tomorrow!

3 litres plain water
1 coke zero
1 diet cream soda

Banana shake
Plain salad
Roasted courgettes (as "crisps") and asparagus
Poached eggs

had a wee treat ... will be back on plan in the morning...ahoy! Want to drop 7lb time I have some leave in 10 days time.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Food Log: Saturday & Training

1 litre water
3 cups Redbush tea
1 litre with Water flavouring
Coke zero
(Another few wine glasses of sparkling water to top up water allowance)

Banana shake
Protein (extra to cover training)
Crispy Chocolate shake
(possibly 1 more - Porridge/ Red Fruit Shake)

Exercise for today
Shred 30 minutes
Killer Buns/Thighs
Resistance band workout

Total : 2 hours

I am attempting to get to 100 hours exercise as fast as I can, I will add a ticker. Will include power walks, gym sessions, powerlifting,running, shred and other home workout elements.

Another 4lb down, 3lb officially (as I have hormonal fluctuations right now) - I have updated my ticker, 26lb in 7 weeks, so right on track for 30lb in 8 weeks, which I am chuffed with. I know a stone a month is typical for VLCD, and I am training, so taking that into consideration am pleased with the rate and am not seeing my hard earned muscle going anywhere! So pleased with the results currently

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Food log : Wednesday : week 6 + 5 days

Food for today

2 litres water
1 litre with Orange water flavouring 
1 black coffee with sweetener
Coke zero

Vegetable soup
Spaghetti Bolognese meal pack
Milk truffa bar
Caramel shake
Snack - Broccoli steamed

Calories 559
Carbs 59
Protein 46

Physical activity : Walking - 2 miles fast pace & Shred to be completed tonight

Chit chat for Wednesday!

Today I ate slightly later and found this helped to decrease my hunger. I will be trying this again, Had my first pack at 1pm, second pack at nearly 4pm. Then nothing else until gone 9pm. No hunger at all, think I normally waste packs during my ravenous morning time - 7am-12 noon seems to be hungriest for me. If I tide over this period with water it really seems to help. This is from a person who hates water, I am learning to think of it as a part of every meal. If I have a bar, I cut it up small and have at least 750ml water alongside it.

Enjoying my water flavouring as a treat in the evening, These come in 100g pots - which has lasted me over a month (use no more than a teaspoon per big bottle of water - either 750ml or 1 litre). They are strong and sweet, so you can use a small amount.

Marks do an ace 1 litre bottle of water with a sports cap which is fantastic for anyone dieting!!

Feeling good and drinking loads at the moment, in an attempt to keep any hormonal water retention at bay!!

Onwards and downwards!!


Tuesday, 12 June 2012

30 day shred

Cracking on with my 30 day shred, alternating it in with my normal training, now on Level 2. I am finding it really good, I love the circuits and the varying intensity, the changes from one activity to the next really gets the sweat up, blood pumping and a good burn.

Its a 3 level programme, increasing in intensity. You do 10 days of each level, then move up to the next. At the end of 30 days you'll see some good changes - maybe not a 6 pack, but some tightening and fat zapping!

Level 1 is pretty low-moderate tempo - After then 10 days you will be finding it a breeze - they have a "beginners" and more "advanced" person to show you the variations which helps

The combinations of ab work, cardio, and strength is ace - Love the addition of deadlifts, squats and various styles of planks (various variations!)

I usually do the moves again when I hit the gym with 12kg or 14kg dumbbells, going to be getting some 20kg adjustable ones for home - hopefully be a nice addition to my gym schedule.

Normally work in Romanian deadlifts and traditional squats so the variations on shred are fairly straight forward, but I do feel a burn the day after which I had not anticipated!!

For £5 its a bargain!!

Measurements which have deffo gone down since are my thighs, now 2 inches smaller each, 20 inch to 18inches, they are pretty muscly and pretty big in ratio to the rest of me (bar my boobs), but am chuffed with that, clearly some fat was sitting on there!!

Will update change in measurements at end of Level 2!

Food log : Tuesday : week 6 + 4 days

2 litres water
1 litre with 1 teaspoon Orange Refresher

Caffe Latte Shake
Porridge x2

Calories 658

F32/P 51/C35

May add in a Nectar Shake if I workout this evening

Nectar fuzzy navel flavour : 90 calories: 23g protein (0 FAT, 0 CARBS)

Monday, 11 June 2012

Food log : Monday : week 6 + 3 days

2 litres water
1 litre with flavouring
2 Dr Pepper zero

Red Fruits Shake
Vegetable Soup
Spicey Spaghetti meal pack
Protein evening - 2 eggs, salad veggies
Snack - Veggie bits - Cucumber & cabbage

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Food log : Sunday: week 6 + 2 day

1 cup redbush
1 litre water
2 Dr Pepper zero
2 litres water

Hazelnut shake
Protein & salad (dry no dressing)
Chocolate shake (as pudding)
Red fruit shake

Exercise routine/Sunday workout

My usual workout routine consists of a split something like this

5:Extra day - Hit up arms again/Kettlebells/Class
6:Rest day 
7:Running/full body workout

Am super busy with studying etc at the moment, so incorporating 30 day shred & hitting up the gym as often as I can, focusing on full body until a bit more time opens up!

On workout days I incorporate an extra food pack & protein - I often use Nectar, which has NO CARBS! It is a juicy style rather than milky, which is a nice change.

Normally off plan I would be shooting for protein 120-150g, obviously this is somewhat lower currently - Usually 75-110g. Will be upping the protein during re-feeding - which will be around September time at my current rate.

Sunday workout

Here are my workout plans for today!

30Day shred level 2
Ab workout

This is a rest day, so nothing too mega, just get a little warm!

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Food log : Saturday:week 6 + 1 day

Intake for today

1 litre water
1 litre water with (teaspoon) Orange refresher flavouring
2 Redbush tea with milk
2 cans coke zero*
2 Coffee's (with my snack & Lunch)

Brekfast : Protein
Lunch : Green beans seasoned
Evening : Salad greens, Strawberry shake as pudding
Later : Meal pack - Porridge
Snack : Bar

* allowed on plan , 2 cans per day

Friday, 8 June 2012

Food log : Friday:week 6

1 month, 2 weeks on plan

Today's intake

Brekkie - Protein
Lunch - Banana shake (made in shaker)
Afternoon snack - Coconut bar
Evening - 100g green beans with spices , Chocolate shake as pudding

3 pack & protein day today, 2 litres water down: 1 more before bed.

Intro to Slim and Save diet

This blog will chart my journey on the slim and save diet plan, I have been on it a little over 6 weeks now (and have at least 19 more weeks to go)

The plan consists of :

3 packs & protein & 200g veg (optional milk allowance) OR 4 Packs  & veg (optional milk allowance)

For more information on the plan - check out the website Slim and Save

I am currently changing between the two on a daily basis.

Since the start I have lost  6 inches off bust, 3 inches off waist and 2 inches off each leg

Am currently a UK 8/10 on the bottom, 14/16 on top and a 28KK. With my aim of getting down in weight to have BR surgery and realise my goal of competing in bodybuilding competitions next year.

Onwards and upwards.

Will be updating with my food, goals, thoughts, recipes and general health/fitness updates along the way