Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Weight loss update

I made my first weight loss post on feb 22 and i weighed 157lbs on that day. Since then, i have gone back up to 160lbs and as at today, i am 155lbs. So should i say it took me a month to lose 2lbs or it took me a month to loss 5lbs, not sure anymore, as my weight keeps going up and down between 157 and 160lbs. My goal is to be 138lbs by August. I don't know if that's feasible anymore.

I talked about the flexitarian diet which i never actually followed, in the sense that i never made the recipes in the book BUT i have been following the flexitarian principles which in a nutshell is eat less meat and more plants and fruit. It also has the 3-4-5 rule. Which is 300 calories for breakfast, 400 cals for lunch and 500 cals for dinner. That adds up to 1200 calories a day. There is room for 2 snacks of 150cals. So if you snack, you get 1500 cals a day, which is not bad at all. I also try to drink 2 liters of water a day. I'm not always successful but i try.

My typical day consists of oatmeal for breakfast. I add ground flaxseed to it or almonds OR a small cup of plain 100 cal a cup yogurt and almonds. Lunch is usually beans and plantain, and dinner is fish and salad. I don't eat the same things everyday but i know for a fact that i have at least 3 meatless days a week. Which if you know anything about me is a big deal. One of my former co-worker calls me a carnivore. I love meat. Never ate a salad in my life until last year when i started med school. I plan to start making the flexitarian recipes when i go back to school. For now, i'm just following their general principles and it seems to be paying off. I went for a 45min walk yesterday and an hour long walk today.  I would like to do that at least 4 times a week.

We'll see how far i've gone in August. I like what i'm doing because it doesn't feel like i'm on diet because i'm not. I ate a whole pound cake by myself last week. It took me a week to finish it though cos i would  have a slice with whipped cream everyday or two. I'm just generally changing the way i eat and i think it's better off for me in the long run. I like the lifestyle change as opposed to the diet ideology better.

By the way, this is my motivation. I have it saved on my desktop and look at it from time to time. Well maybe not as skinny as that. I need some flesh on my bones unless i look weird, like a head on a stick. I was tempted to crop her head and put the rest of the picture as my desktop background, but i think my baby niece is better to look at everyday.
Genevieve Nnaji

Lunch for today
Plaintains, Spinach and scallops. Yum, yum, yum. The plaintains melted in my mouth. It was so good!


  1. You'd get can make it dear.before August?yeah you can..Take care.
    Hope you've voted for my poem on

  2. @Onosetale: lol, that's not me o! that's Genevieve Nnaji. Ha ha ha!

  3. Genevieve looks fierce in that pic. I thought it was you till I came over and looked closely, lol. Keep to those principles, I think they'll pay off with time.

  4. It's the boiled plantain and soup picture I'm attracted too. *Yummy*

  5. It's nice to have an update! Three meatless days a week is a huge shift if you eat as much meat as you did, so kudos on that! Someone recently told me about Daily Plates for an online calorie intake's one of the better sites that I have seen. I now know why they say if you have a food diary it will affect how you eat.

  6. Ah, I can't do diets o jare. Hunger go wire me finish!

  7. @2cute: I'll stop by and vote for ur poem.
    @Myne: Don't i wish i had her body? I'm working on it though.
    @Jaycee: It was good! Very yummy.
    @GNG: Yeah, it's easy to be unaware of how much u r really eating if u don't pay attention. I ate a piece of meat today with my dinner and i felt guilty. Who would have thunk it. I think the world is coming to an end.
    @Sugarking: U don't need to diet. So no worry.

  8. awwwww
    good job
    am having d same issues with my weight loss
    i seem to be revolving around d same weight i lost 5pounds since january and just stopped, sometimes i gain a pound or two back, i work at it and it dissapears but i never seem to go lower dan that

  9. What upset Genevieve? she looks like someone stole her meat...

  10. i no see anything wey u write here. . . ok, i see a, but as my eyes come land for Genevive picture, everything else fades to the background! Kai, i love dat babe eh. If i be man, i for don go try to see if i fit marry am


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