Day 1 - Food Log and Notes
dylan <3
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Hokay. So it's started. Yesterday I went to replace clothes I got as gifts for the Holiday.
Absolutley nothing fit me there. If it wasn't for my positive attitude that day, I would have started crying right there. I bought three stretch tops for exercise, but I didn't find anything actually nice. The sale guys were really nice though. I will go back there when I start losing a bit of weight. I know it's hardly the kind of attitude that is healthy, but I just can't help it.

My problem is when I get either agitated or frustrated my first instinct is to find some comfort food. It's a habit I really must break.

It's Passover as well, which means it's really hard to find good complex carbs to eat. Right now I'm making a boiled egg and sweet potato meal for breakfast, because I want to start working out in an hour's time.

I forgot to mention I'm writing this on my brand new laptop - It's amazing!

Anyway, for what we're here for... I will update them as the day proceed whenever I have internet access.

Food Log
(11:10) 3 loquats.
(12:00) a salad with sweet potatos and one boiled egg.
(14:30) Mousli: 1.5% fat yogurt + 4 strawberries + a spoonful of honey.

dylan <3
Since this is my second try at this journal, I figured I'll replace the old introduction with an updated one. To be honest, the only reason I opened a new journal is that I didn't want to discuss my weight issues at my main journal. Because this journal will be about weight issues, oh yes.

I'm 20 years old, my height is about 170 cm and I weight around 96 kg. One kilo less than my previous starting weight during my first attempt at losing weight here. Last time I lost quite a bit of weight, before a plateau and my creeping bad habits broke me and I've gained it all back but one on the course of three months.

Well, what's changed this time? I've finished my military service and have a once in a lifetime opportunity where I'm not bound by anything or anyone. I've decided to dedicate the next few months primarily to living better. I'm starting at the gym tomorrow, April 12, and made a vow to myself to work harder than I've ever worked in my life. I have faith in myself this time, and believe I can pull this off.

So what content will this journal have? You won't hear much about my personal life. There will be food and exercise logs, healthy recipes, links to useful sites and anything else I can think of. Also, I'll be posting pictures of my progress in friend locked posts - No mean comment, no trolling, I have enough body image issues as it is. They're just posted so I have visual evidence of my progress.

If you're also striving to lose a large amount of weight and have opened a weight loss journal, you can leave me a comment here and I'll add you. Women only please :)

Till next time,

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Progress (Links Friends Locked)
1 - 11/04/09 - 96 kg

She is Returning!
dylan <3
Okay, I'm not making excuses.
I've been bad. Bad, bad, baddy, bad, bad. These past few months haven't been too good for me. I'm sorry to say I've gained back most, if not all of my weight.

But there have been a few positive changes these past few days that had given me motivation to start anew. I've finished my military service (technically next Thursday, but I'm on vacation for Passover till then anyway). I'm going to take a few months to really concentrate on my eating and exercising habits and to figure out ways to keep from relapsing.

The picture journals will return as well, and I'll start logging everything as well starting April 12...

These months are going to be a blessing I probably won't have again. I'm going to make it work this time. I swear.

Back From the Dead :)
dylan <3
For all of you wondering where the heck have I been these last few weeks. Well, I'm still alive and kicking, but not doing too great lately. I have been falling off the wagon and climbing back on by my the nails for a while now, I suppose due to lack of motivation and mostly frustration. I tend to get depressed sometimes, and then my eating habits go crazy.

I have not given up, though, and starting tomorrow is a new phase in my diet. Thankfully, while I didn't lose any weight lately, I haven't gone up the scale either, so there's still hope for me :)

dylan <3
I'm taking back my earlier grumps :)

I went bra shopping today, and had actually went down three sizes! From 80J to 80GG! :D Yes you all already know I have huge tits thanks to the picture journal, I don't have to tell you really.

Speaking of which, I have to find a new name for the picture journey thing. It's getting awkward always calling it... that. LOL. Any suggestions?

Weeks 7 & 8
dylan <3
I'm ill today :( came down with a sour throat and a nasty case of the sniffles. I'm feeling bloated as all hell as I'm right before my period.

The last two weeks have been rather difficult for me, I've fallen off the wagon several times, and haven't exercised at all like I've planned, mostly due to laziness. The reason for this is that I've been staying at my parents' home more than I used to during week days, and the sheer boredom is weakening my resolve. I haven't been updating my food log as religiously as I used to, and I'm not following the times. I'm determined to change this, however, and won't let this little bump in the road stop me.

My Stats This WeekCollapse )

Weight loss since last weigh in (06-12-08) is -1kg. It could be more, I suppose, as I'm possibly retaining water during this time of the month. And I know it's a healthy loss for two weeks, but I'm not proud of myself as I would have been if I were to control myself and not binge so much. I supposed if I'd lost the same amount of weight and had eaten right I would have been a lot happier.

Week 7: Food Diary/ExerciseCollapse )

Week 8: Food Diary/ExerciseCollapse )

The rest of the week I'm been too lazy to log. I suppose I'm making it worse than it really is - I've been eating mostly good foods (besides the lollipops and apple pie from yesterday. Sigh) and calorie wise I've been on maintaining level. It's just that beside Monday and Sunday I haven't been exercising at all and I suppose I won't today as well because I'm ill.

I just want to pat myself on the back and not be disappointed with myself. I know it's irrational because overall I have been doing well, and I'm just PMSy and crazy right now, but I have really high expectations with myself regardless, and I hate feeling so blah :(

My goals for next week are simple enough - (a) get as much exercise as possible, and (b) log, log, log!

Week 6
dylan <3
My Stats This WeekCollapse )

Weight loss this week - 1.5 kg (3.3 lbs)! Wow, I did not expect to lose so much this week at all... But don't get me wrong, I'm glad I did! Woop!

I'm also celebrating a round 4 point loss in my BMI! :DDD

Week 6: Food Diary/Exercise: Sunday to Saturday (November 30th-December 6th)Collapse )

Feeling very good about weight loss this week, although I've given in to temptations more than once, but like I said before: as long as I'm still losing (and at such an awesome pace!!!)

I've eaten lots of fruits this week, and I feel so good about that. I think that was really missing from my diet before. Anywho, my goal for next week is to start adding exercise for my abs as well, and to take my working out to the next level overall. Eep. Wish me luck!

Anyway, picture post will be up in a couple of minutes. As always - Friend locked and NSFW!

Quinoa with Sweet Potatoe & Dried Fruit
dylan <3
Every once in a while I'll post recipes. Easy, delicious and healthy recipes. Stay tuned!

I love quinoa. It's healthy and delicious. You can use it hot, cold, in salads and as a full dish. The really good thing about it is how filling it is, you only need a small portion to feel full.

(from Wikipedia)
"Quinoa (pronounced ˈkinoʊə/ KEE-no-uh) is a species of goosefoot (Chenopodium) grown as a crop primarily for its edible seeds."

Nutritional value
"In contemporary times, this crop has become highly appreciated for its nutritional value, as its protein content is very high (12%–18%), making it a healthy choice for vegetarians and vegans. Unlike wheat or rice (which are low in lysine), quinoa contains a balanced set of essential amino acids for humans, making it an unusually complete protein source. It is a good source of dietary fiber and phosphorus and is high in magnesium and iron. Quinoa is gluten-free and considered easy to digest." According to nutrition values on the back of the package I used, 100g of quinoa = 150 cal. But it can vary, depends on the brand you're using.

You can get it at most groceries stores nowdays, it's usually in the pasta section, but you can find it sometimes in the 'health food' part of the supermarket.

Recipe + Picture!Collapse )

Picture Post (Not The Usual Kind)
dylan <3
And by that I mean I'm wearing clothes ;) I just wanted to mark the occasion.

Here I Am Weighing a 100 kgCollapse )

These Are My Most Recent Photos - 90 kgCollapse )

And now, I'm going on the elliptical. Cheers!

Week 5
dylan <3
My Stats This WeekCollapse )

Week 5: Food Diary/Exercise: Sunday to Saturday (November 23rd-29th)Collapse )

Once again - lots of ups and downs. But I'm not unhappy, as evidently I'm still losing weight. I'm excising a lot and keeping track of what I eat. This week I've had more fruit as snacks. I'd like to cut down more of the processed foods (including the energy bars)

Most important thing for me though is that I feel really good! I have more energy than I used to, and I'm really starting to feel lighter. My face really thinned down and my skin looks amazing.


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