I've been following the Jumpstart 2015 plan this week. I've done OK on it, but found it easier to do on work days and much harder to stick to on my days off. I've been giving my Optimum 9400 blender a good workout.
I started Jumpstart 2015 at a shocking 13 stone 5lbs. I know I nearly fell off the scale when I saw that. I've never been so heavy in all my life.
Just in case you missed the start of my diet here is what the plan is all about:
- A freshly made smoothie or juice for breakfast and lunch
- Drink more water
- No alcohol (this is optional, but I know most of my extra calories come from wine, so I’m adding this into my personal plan)
- Eat more soups
- Normal meal in the evening
- Chocolate craving? Have a square of dark chocolate
So here is how my week went. Slip-ups and all!
My two smoothies were pear, spinach, cucumber and banana thinned down with water. One for breakfast and one for lunch. After work I went to the pub with my brother-in-law Lachlan, wee Cooper, Graham and my friends Alistair and Andrew. I would usually have a cider, but ordered diet coke instead. Hardly touched it, it's horrible stuff. I did have a veggie burger though as they make their own and they are rather good. As you can see I didn't do well on the water front.
On Tuesday my smoothies were melon, apple, kale, banana and lemon juice. I had a low calorie hot chocolate during the day and I made spinach and coconut dal for dinner which I had with 2 toasted wholemeal pittas. A wee improvement on the water, but still could do better.
I did a bit better on Thursday. I drank much more and mooched less. I made Monday's smoothie again as it was so good. I also had a glass of sugar free cordial and 5 glasses of water. I made soup for the evening, but had a bowl during the day as I was freezing, then a bowl at night with a couple of slices of wholemeal bread. I stuck to one square of lindt dark chocolate.
Back at work so I did better on Friday. My smoothies were pear, apple, kale, cucumber and banana. I had a low calorie hot chocolate to keep me going, then a big bowl of soup in the evening again with a couple of slices of wholemeal bread. I don't usually repeat two meals in a week, but it's just the way it worked out this week, with a large pot of dal and another of soup. I also had a few jellies from one of the mini bags of veggie kids jellies that Tesco do.
In the afternoon we had movie time as it was really wet outside. We watched Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and my resolve crumbled and I tucked into the Doritos.
In the evening I was reviewing Ziggys, a rather lovely little music themed restaurant in St Andrews. I started with breaded mushrooms and followed with a colossal veggie burger with fried onions. I had to squash it down and cut it into half to eat it, but after a week of eating less, I was pretty full and only managed a couple of bites and a few fries. It took Cooper soooooooo long to eat his dinner that I felt up to some ice cream and polished off a Knickerbocker glory. I had a glass of wine with it. I dread to think of the calories I consumed! I didn't so well on the water front either.
So Sunday was a disaster. I have to be more organised next week.
How much did I lose?
Yay! I am super chuffed.
Catch up with how my fellow bloggers are getting on with Jumpstart 2015:
- Tinned Tomatoes
- Fuss Free Flavours
- Ren Behan
- Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary
- Smarter Fitter
- Utterly Scrummy Food for Families
- Veggie Desserts
- Franglais Kitchen
- London Unattached (focusing on soups)
- Maison Cupcake
- Food to Glow