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  • My Coke Zero free, high fat Paleo journey.

    Well here goes (for the umpteenth time I am determined to follow a healthy diet.)
    I am a 46 year old woman with a full time sedentary job and 3 kids living in the UK.
    After a couple of weeks of going off the rails I am determined to be GOOD. The only thing in my favour is I have continued to exercise and my worst downfall has been chocolate.

    I am also going cold turkey as I am addicted to Coke Zero, drinking at least 2 500ml bottles a day so from Monday have not drank any. I am going to give fruit etc a miss for a while and concentrate on low carb vegetables as per Gary Taube’s book,

    Day 1 8th October (Monday) Weigh in 154lb
    Breakfast 2 boiled eggs
    Lunch –Tongue, lettuce, peppers with dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil
    Tea- Chicken leg with skin and cabbage
    Snack – ham, peppers marinated in vinegar
    Exercise : one hours intense circuit training class.

    Day 2 9th October (Tuesday)
    Breakfast 2 boiled eggs
    Lunch –Tongue, lettuce, peppers with dressing of balsamic vinegar and olive oil
    Tea- beef burgers with roasted cauli and brussel sprouts drizzled in olive oil and salt and pepper
    Exercise : 30 minutes aerobics class

    According to fitday I am eating 65% fat, 24% protein and 11% carbs. Which I think is about right.

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    Wednesday
    Breakfast- 2 boiled eggs
    Lunch- tongue, lettuce, fat cheese with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
    Tea - Fatty lamb shoulder, cabbage, roasted cauli and sprouts.
    Exercise 30 mins heavy weights/ press up/ planks
    7 minutes of 30 second sprints and 30 second walks.

    Not very adventurous with my meals. Though we all enjoyed the lamb cooked in the crock pot, just finished it off by roasting in the oven.

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    • #3
      I could go for some of that lamb! Nice job on the exercise too. Get it girl!
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      • #4
        Hey anne!

        Welcome to journal-land! I'll be watching you here... See you soon - getting up in a few hours to make a clinic run with Third.
        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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        • #5
          Originally posted by annedawso View Post
          Wednesday
          Breakfast- 2 boiled eggs
          Lunch- tongue, lettuce, fat cheese with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
          Tea - Fatty lamb shoulder, cabbage, roasted cauli and sprouts.
          Exercise 30 mins heavy weights/ press up/ planks
          7 minutes of 30 second sprints and 30 second walks.

          Not very adventurous with my meals. Though we all enjoyed the lamb cooked in the crock pot, just finished it off by roasting in the oven.
          As long as you are eating good products and like what you eating, the food doesn't have to be adventurous
          ...The grass is always greener where you water it...

          Lost 35 kilos and 121 centimetres since 25 May 2012
          My journal

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          • #6
            Thanks for all your comments.
            Felt as if I was going to vomit in bed last night, was worried I had given everyone food poisoning cos not used to crockpot cooking.
            The feeling has passed now, my tummy just feels tender. Not sure if it was because I ate so much fat off the lamb.
            It was lovely at the time though.
            Going to go on a 30 minute walk now during my lunch break.

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            • #7
              Hello Anne,

              congratulations on starting your own journal! Your food and exercise look good. Hope your stomach will be better soon.

              I'm sure that if you try the coke zero again after a few weeks, it will seem much too sweet and chemically tasting to you. I have also weaned myself from diet sodas to avoid the aspartame and other chemical stuff. The key is to find something else that you like, maybe homemade iced tea or a good tasting mineral water.

              I find it so wonderfully British how you list your meals as "breakfast, lunch and tea", although the "tea" looks like a full meal ...

              Wish you luck! I'm going to cheer you on.

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              • #8
                Hi all and Journal,
                Thursday couldnt resist a weigh in - 152lb (thrilled, I do seem to lose weight eating high fat.)
                Breakfast- 2 boiled eggs
                Lunch- pork with fat, lettuce, feta cheese with olive oil and balsamic vinegar
                Tea - chicken with lots of lovely skin, egg foo yung (from chippy that my husband has bought.)
                Exercise 60 minutes Zumba (loved the class last night)
                30 minutes lunch time walk.

                Well still not drank any coke zero and cant say at the moment I am particularly missing it. The test will be when I am tired or stressed. I think one of the things that made me give it up was reading the body puts fat round the caffeine on your stomach. My stomach needs as much help as it can get to reduce the fat.


                Thanks Bess - glad to know it can be done giving up the diet coke.
                We actually always say Breakfast, Dinner and Tea in our house (with tea being the biggest meal of the day)at about 6pm.
                The correct way i suppose is Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, though the majority of families certainly in Liverpool would say the same as me. I put lunch on this Journal to make it clear what I was talking about.
                Speak soon
                Last edited by annedawso; 10-13-2012, 05:57 AM. Reason: Called Thursday Wednesday!!!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bess58 View Post
                  \I find it so wonderfully British how you list your meals as "breakfast, lunch and tea", although the "tea" looks like a full meal ...
                  Wish you luck! I'm going to cheer you on.
                  Hi Bess,
                  One of the things I find endearing about my new Australian friends is that they all call dinner 'tea' as in 'we're going out for tea tonight.' The semantics of what you call each meal are, in the UK, tied up with both geography and class. As a lower-middle class southerner, growing up I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner, except on Sundays when lunch was the main meal - always a roast (beef with yorkshire puds, chicken with sage and onion stuffing, lamb with mint sauce or pork with apple sauce ALWAYS roast potatoes, some green veg pressure cooked to a sludge and then sweetcorn or some other pedestrian vegetable choice) - and then tea (a small, light meal, based on eggs and/or toast). The upper middle classes call the evening meal supper, unless it really is a formal dinner, but in my family supper was had about an hour before bed and was usually a buttered cream cracker or similar and Horlicks or hot milk.
                  When I was at uni in Lancaster my northern friends referred to the lunch they took to class as their 'pack up', for me packing up was tidying things away whereas my food was 'a packed lunch'. Subtle differences can speak volumes if you're a native.

                  Anne! Congratulations on starting your journal and good luck.
                  I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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                  • #10
                    Friday

                    Breakfast- 2 boiled eggs
                    Lunch- pork with fat, lettuce, peppers in vinegar
                    Tea - chicken with skin, sausages roasted sprouts and cauliflower cooked in olive oil
                    Exercise 30 minutes walk at lunch time.

                    Feeling good. Wonder how log before I will be fat burning

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                    • #11
                      Hi anne!

                      We went to an Oscar Wilde play last night, and all those fake English accents up on stage made me think of all the real English I talk to here on the MDA. Just that. Hope you are doing well!
                      I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by badgergirl View Post
                        growing up I ate breakfast, lunch and dinner
                        For the Family Crabbcakes: breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This family has never used the term "supper", although we run up against it in children's literature as in "...then she was sent to her bed without her supper".

                        "Tea time" is something you especially travel to a fancy tea house to partake of and you must make reservations at the closest one to here as they are always full and otherwise nobody would ever get in. This family drinks herbal teas at home regularly out of teapots and all, but we don't call it anything special except "I am making a pot of tea, does anybody want some?" and it happens at any hour at all - just whenever someone feels the hankering for some tea.

                        Common phrase in the US - "brown bag it" is a colloquial phrase and equals bringing your own lunch, although it may or may not actually be in the brown paper bag (it may be in some fancy-schmancy city-chic lunch kit with matching containers and stuff). If the Europeans here don't know what a (brown) lunch bag is, it is a plain small brown paper bag that are just called and labelled "lunch bags" here in the US and come in packages of 50, and in one standard size. Those brown paper bags are permanent stock at all stores everywhere and are used for much more than just lunches - they are used for more crafts than you can count. All forms of "packing lunch" are used, too, like "packed lunch", "bring your own packed lunch", "don't forget to pack a lunch", etc.

                        Then there is the "after-school snack" for the school age set. And the "midnight snack" for those who like to raid the fridge in the middle of the night. Brunch happens sometimes (= BReakfast and lUNCH portmanteau, and replaces both meals - you wait a little longer for your breakfast and then skip lunch as the meal will be heartier than the typical breakfast here).

                        We have lots of other terms, but they are descriptive of what kind of food event is happening: tailgate party, picnic, barbecue, hog roast, cookout, wine tasting, less often "feast" (usually a religious term), sometimes a banquet, pizza party, cocktail party, weenie roast, crab boil... the list is looooong.

                        ...and now I am hungry!
                        I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                        • #13
                          I remember seeing on Oscar Wilde plays at school. The aristocratic accent always seemed really strange to me. We have cup of tea several times a day in ours, though just make it in my china mugs, no teapot to me.
                          Thanks for the explanation of "brown bag it" actually looking at your term for brunch that is what I do of a weekend. Will start calling it that.
                          I have bought some of those brown paper bags in a local shop, so I know what you mean.
                          We have picnics, BBQ's, go for a Chinese Banquet (which means loads of courses.) I take a packed lunch to work each day, as do my husband and kids. Apart from youngest as he is on "hot dinners" - or school lunches.
                          If we are in a restaurant and can't eat it all we ask "can we take a doggy bag home" which will contn the leftovers.
                          Well we could ask but I never really do, but I know some people do. Maybe not in posh restaurants, though I don't eat in them!!!!

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                          • #14
                            Saturday

                            (My new word) Brunch - fry up consisting of fried bacon, eggs and black pudding LOVE MY SATURDAY FRYUP.
                            Tea - chicken with loads of skin, roasted sprouts in coconut oil
                            Exercise
                            60 minute intensive circuit training
                            30 minutes walk at the beach.
                            90 minutes tidy up of house.

                            Please to announce no coke zero, though my tea consumption has increased. Need to drink more water.
                            Generally feel very well eating high fat, lots more energy. Felt great at circuit training today. There were a couple of girls at least half my age there today and they just couldn't do the plyometric jumping around we have to do. Made me realise how fit I have become.
                            Woohoo. Going to classes has pushed me more than I could ever do myself.

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                            • #15
                              Here's a new word for all of you: nammet. Which is a Caulkhead dialect word for lunch. Caulkheads are natives of the Isle of Wight, presumably because they caulked boats, but who really knows. My father's theory is that 'nammet' is a contraction of 'no meat', but again who knows. There are a few hundred dialect words, but honestly very, very few people know about them, let alone use them. I catch myself using 'somewhen' quite often though, which is another IoW oddity, instead of 'sometime'.

                              Good luck with breaking your attachment to Coke Zero - I'm fighting to break up with wine and peanut butter, false comforts both.
                              I like badgers, books and booze, more or less in that order.

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