Confessions of a Curious Mind

January 4, 2010

Food Diary – Jan 3

Filed under: Food Diary — Ms Curious @ 12:48 pm
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Need to write this earlier because I forgot about what I ate fairly quickly.

Breakfast: 2 pieces of white hi-fibre toast with butter and strawberry jam
Lunch: Noodles with fish & tofu balls in fish broth. The Little Guy loved slurping the noodles!
Afternoon snack: Cherries, then later a choc chip muesli bar, was really hungry because we didn’t have dinner until after 8pm
Dinner: Plan was to make chicken wrapped in bacon but the chicken has gone off, so Mr Curious made an omelette with grape tomatoes, capsicum, onion, bacon and cheese. Not quite as good as the one from Ripples but still very nice. Dessert was another slice of the Bacio.
Evening snack: None, wanted to have some rockmelon again but Mr Curious talked me out of it. Didn’t suffer any ill effects.
Beverages: Mostly water but had one ginger ale.

Another good day – I’m happy to keep my diet at this level for a while and see if it makes any difference. I don’t believe in fad/non-sustainable diets, and I don’t believe in starving myself. Although when cutting down food intake I think there is a short period of hunger before the body adjusts to having less food for fuel, and I’m OK with that.

And a short note on my weight. I couldn’t resist the temptation of stepping on the scales again and in the last 2 days my weight was around the 73.5kg mark. Not quite sure why that was the case, probably just less water in my sister, but that may need to be my new baseline rather than 75kg.


January 1, 2010

The “Before” Stats

Filed under: Health — Ms Curious @ 9:27 pm
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I have now weighed and measured myself. Let’s say I’m still in shock!

Before I post the figures, here’s a little history about my weight. From sometime in high school to my late-twenties my weight had been around the 72kg mark. At 170cm I was a bit overweight. During that period my exercise levels ranged from avid bushwalker, Body Pump class regular to couch potato, but the weight didn’t vary much. Most of my friends at that point are fairly slim so it dragged down by confidence a touch, but thankfully it was never a major issue for me.

The first material change in my weight was in February 2006. My wedding was 8 months away and like any bride-to-be, I wanted to look good on the day. So I was determined to lose some weight. I didn’t have a grand plan, from recollection I was to continue exercising, cut down on snacks and control portion sizes.

Then the strangest thing happen, my weight started to fall before I really tried. It went down to 65kg and I was stoked. I was a size 10 for the first time since I became an adult.

I managed to keep most of the weight off too, only fluctuating within a narrow band.

All that changed when I became pregnant in mid-2008. Weight gain is normal during pregnancy of course but I gained over 25kg which was definitely not normal!

The weight slowly dropped off in the course of the last year (breastfeeding helped, also I went to a personal trainer once a week), I was down to 72kg by late October.

Things went south on our November Fiji trip. With heavy food and zero exercise my weight loss stopped. And last month … the less said about it the better :LOL:

So here it goes: My current weight is 75kg (average over 4 weigh-ins). According to the scales 31.3% of my weight is fat. Yikes!

And my measurements are equally depressing (in cm).

Bust – 95
Just below bust – 81
Waist – 87 (aghhh!)
Hips – 103
Left bicep – 29
Left thigh – 60

Well, knowing this certainly stopped me from indulging on sweets today. I can’t let it get any worse, that’s for sure!

My plan is the same as last time. Cut down on fatty food and snacks, eat reasonable portions, and resume exercising. I’m thinking about seeing a nutritionist to get some advice on the food part of the equation, and with the exercise I have to find a way to fit it into my schedule.

I’ll maintain a food and exercise diary on this blog to keep myself accountable.

My goal is to get back down to 65kg by the end of June. 10 kg in 6 months is definitely doable.

Wish me luck!

Ms Curious

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