Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Cereal & Milk (Yes no more Atkins, it wasn't working!) (250kcal)
Vienna Sausages, a bit of cheese and rocket salad (300kcal)

Double cheeseburger (oh no - 445kcal)

I am only having crudites for dinner!

Monday, 28 April 2008

Food diary and Jo Malone

Mmmmm... I've got Jo Malone's Lime Basil and Mandarin scent on me and I smell divine :)

Food diary for the day:


Tub of crayfish - 120kcal
Latte - 160kcal


Green Salad with cheese, egg and mixed vegetables in a tomato sauce - 550kcal
Diet Coke (Caffeine free) - 2kcal


4 pc Chicken McNugget - 178kcal

One egg and sliced sausage - 300kcal

Cheese fondue with dash of white wine and garlic - celery, asparagus, tender stemmed brocolli, mushrooms, sliced sausage - 680kcal

2090 kcal :( WHY!!

Saturday, 26 April 2008

Fashion show

I attended a fashion show at the Lowry Hotel yesterday which was organised by Harvey Nichols.

The clothes were pretty interesting, some were way to "fashionable" for me to pull off (i.e., I am not skinny enough) but most of them were fabulous. The SHOES were fabulous! I would wear every single pair that came down the runway.

The highlight of the evening was, of course, not the champagne, tasty canapes or eye-candy...


Yeehaa! I love the Goody Bag! Jo Malone, St Tropez, Creme de la Mer YAYYYY!

Saturday morning

I love lazy Saturdays! Woke up at 7am (yes, 7 am - something is terribly wrong with me!) and lounged in my baby shorts and baby tee. I was feeling for something extra special for breakfast so I made fondue! How retro :) There is no smell more delicious and aaaaah-worthy than the aroma of wine, lemon juice and garlic bubbling in a saucepan before a heap of grated cheese gets thrown in. I threw in a pinch of cayenne pepper and let the fondue slowly do its thing while I chopped up some capsicum, celery, smoked mackerel, fresh mushrooms and parma ham and put them in little bowls for dipping. Here's a photo of what it kinda looked like, minus the bread chunks:

(photo sourced from Google Images, I was too hungry and happy to remember to take a photo of my fondue)

I then kicked back in my sofa, brewed some tea, poured out the fondue into a pre-heated china bowl and tucked in. Yummy! Saturdays are days when I can be a lady of leisure (tai-tai!). There was nothing good on television and I did not feel like watching the news just yet.

Put some Sex and the City on and oooh baby! I absolutely love SATC! I can't decide which season is my favourite, it keeps changing. The other reason why I love the shows so very much is because it reminds me of SATC DVD marathons with Rach, Ph, Yun, occassionally SS and SL, LL would join in. Boarding school days were such wonderful times with amazing friends! Friends I still cherish today. I can't wait for the movie to come out. Girls, shall we make it a point to watch it together the next time we all see each other again?

I do miss the good old times but look forward to what is to come!

You may notice that my fondue selection did not involve any bread although I do loooove bread. I am trying to go low-carb, Atkins 6 days a week and one low carb day where I am allowed just a little tiny smidgen of carbs just to stop myself from going crazy and binging on carbs on a strict Atkins. I do feel better and I lost about 1 lb (a pound!) but I'm probably just less bloated!

When I told LM, my ever-supportive boyfriend replied:

"Baby," Gosh I hate it when he says that word with a certain tone of voice. "I hate to rain on your parade but one whole pound is actually not much of a weight loss. You could poop or be dehydrated and lose that much."


Saturday, 19 April 2008

It's official

Exercise makes you gain weight. Well at least it makes ME gain weight. Don't listen to what anyone else tells you. I am two weeks into my exercise regime which involves a good mix of cardio, strength training and stretches. I don't do big weights, and I do more cardio than strength training. I have been eating normally (not eating any more than usual).

I absolutely love good home made food or dining out somewhere nice so I knew a strict diet would bring me nowhere (i.e. I would break all the boundaries I set myself!) so I was hoping to regularly work off all the calories I take in. No such hope :(

The positive thing that has come from this though is that I can run further and faster, I can do more reps of the same weights (I am trying not to move up to heavier weights because I do not want to look like this). I am more flexible and I have got into the most random pilates positions I never thought I could do!

So yes, I may still be quite far off my target BMI and weight but I can fold like a pretzel - YAY.

Last night was firm drinks and it was a lot of fun - I haven't laughed this much in absolutely ages! Did it have anything to do with the open bar (free drinks!)? Of course not ;)

Despite getting into bed quite late and pretty tipsy, I woke up at 8am on the dot and couldn't fall back to sleep. I made some sushi for breakfast and am currently watching Bloomberg Money Weekend. Oh man I am such a loser, I should be waking up at noon and watching E! or something. I should behave more my age or bear the risk of being completely boooooring.

On that note, I leave you with a photo of one of the many beautiful sunsets I was lucky to have witnessed during my trip to Wales. I can't believe I am yet to blog about this! I will soon I promise!

p/s - I forgot to mention I currently have FABULOUS nails thanks to "Tommy" at Nail City in the City Centre. I should really take a photo of them.

Tuesday, 8 April 2008

Swiss Muesli & Milk (300kcal)

Skinny latte (70kcal)
4 Rich Tea Biscuits (160kcal)

Half a chicken & salad sandwich (210kcal)
Mini sushi set (160kcal)
So far - 900 kcal :)

Bowl of spiced parsnip & carrot soup (190kcal)
3 slices of Nimble bread with butter (300kcal)
Can of tuna - drained (331kcal)

Total: 1721 kcal

I went to the gym today :)

Weighed myself and am NOT losing weight. Why??

Monday, 7 April 2008

Fruit & Fibre cereal with milk (300kcal)
Latte (no sugar) (80kcal)

A variety of little sandwiches (avocado & red peppers, cheese & pickle, roast beef, ham, chicken) (500 kcal)
Fruit platter (100 kcal)
A few crisps (50 kcal)

Rich tea biscuits (I think I had about 6?) 240kcal

Fridgeraiders chicken bites (130kcal)
1 piece of fried chicken (315 kcal)
2 slices of NimbleTM bread with light butter (150kcal)
1 creme egg (WTheck!) (171.6 kcal)


In other news, I went to the gym today with S and D. Did 20 minutes of cardio and then passed out quietly over a rack of dumbbells... Yes I am that unfit.

Saturday, 5 April 2008

Fitness milestones!

I am very pleased to announce that I have signed up for the gym! Wooohoooooo!

My goal is to lose 10kg by 23 May. A little extreme but definitely done before.

Personal weight-loss milestones are as follows:

By end of 11 April - 2 kg
By end of 18 April - 4 kg
By end of 25 April - 6 kg
By end of 2 May - 7 kg
By end of 9 May - 8 kg
By end of 16 May - 9 kg
By end of 23 May - 10 kg

Personal fitness milestone is as follows:

Hit the gym Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday - think positive! Others do it all the time, you CAN work a healthy lifestyle into a busy work schedule. Make it a habit/lifestyle change rather than forcing yourself to go and then quitting early. I am going to work out regularly for the rest of my life!

Personal food diary thing:

Keep a food diary as regularly as I can but don't sweat it if I can't "report back" as often as I'd like to. Keep calorie intake below 1500kcal per day.

I would normally say "Oh it's too hard I could never do it" but I don't want to be a pessimist. Whether I succeed or fail, or succeed some days and fail other days, I will keep trying and writing about whether or not I've managed to achieve my goal!

Motivation / Incentives

Summertime sunny beach weekends
Boyfriend runs and does weights all the time and is very cute and yummy so I should really return the favour and not be such a fatty!
Holiday in Rome/Milan/Florence end of May with Ellen.
Personal wellbeing / long-term health - badan cergas otak cerdas HAHAHA
New wardrobe!

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Disappointing food diary!

Banana, Nutrigrain bar

Mid-morning snack

Leek & Potato soup
Bag of Walkers snacks

Coffee & Granola/fruit/yoghurt bar

Dinner (flippin heck) - a gazillion calories
2 slices bread with egg mayo
4 herb crackers with butter
Mushroom soup
Small bowl cereal with soy milk
Smoked cheese with smoked salmon bits and a slice of chicken roll with bread
Banana cake

Whhaaaaaaaaaaaaaat kind of banquet dinner is that????????????????????????????????????? I was pretty ok up to that point!!