Week 1, Day 5

So it’s Friday. I’m almost at the end of Week 1 and I have to say, things are really going well. Maybe I’m tired of this extra weight or maybe I’m subconsciously really bummed about being this size once again but I’m telling you, even the most amazing chocolate cake on planet Earth with a side of Häagen-Dazs will not be able to tempt me right now. I’m just so motivated to drop the kilos as quickly as I can. And for as long as this feeling lasts, I plan to fully exploit it. You know, before stupid food cravings creep their way into my head and make things hard for me.

Meals of the day

Meal 1: Sardines with 2 bread rolls (at 16 00)

Snack: 2 low-fat, low-calorie yoghurt, 10 grapes (at 18 00)

Meal 2: 2 chicken ham sandwiches (at 21 00)

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Yeah, I burned the bread a little.  😛 😛 On the bright side, it was extra crispy. Just the way I like it!


Steady rate cardio for 30 minutes at speed 8.5.

Week 1, Day 4

So Apple finally unveiled the iPhone 6. The new smartphone will come in two sizes- the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, both with larger screens than the previous generation, along with a host of hardware upgrades including a new A8 processor. The phone was announced alongside the new Apple Watch and Apple Pay payments system.

iPhone 6 is being released in the UK on September 19. BUT pre-ordering opens tomorrow!!!

Don’t ask me why but I’m so excited about this. I bought the iPhone 5 when it came out. When 5s came along, I sold the 5 and bought the 5s. And I’m pretty sure I’m about to do the same thing once again in the coming weeks. Something about owning an Apple product makes you want to keep up with every single new thing and/or upgrade that comes out. Nothing short of an obsession! I guess it all comes down to the way Apple does its marketing. Absolutely genius!

Reminds me of this comic I came across a couple of years ago…

So this is the new iPhone! Is it gorgeous or what?

iPhone 6.

I think I like the Space Grey finish the best. In the iPhone 6 Plus. What about you?? Check it out…

iPhone 6

Anyway, moving on…

Meals of the day

Meal 1: 1 scoop of whey protein, 1 multivitamin (at 16 00)

Snack: 1 banana, 2 nectarines (at 18 00)

Meal 2: A KFC Brazer Sandwich (at 20 00)

KFC Brazer

According to MyFitnessPal.com, the calorie content in a KFC Brazer Sandwich is 438 calories ± 10%. How I make this sandwich a little healthier is I get rid of a couple of things in it. First off I take out the tomato slices but that has nothing to do with calories. I just don’t do tomatoes. Not in my salads, not in my cold pastas and definitely not in my burgers. I also wipe off most of the sauce and I get rid of the cheese. It’s not pretty but hey, you got to do what you got to. And in the end, my meal comes down to a grilled chicken sandwich. Which is pretty fair especially since I only had whey protein and a multivitamin as Meal 1.


30 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.5.

Week 1, Day 3

I think we can all relate   😉 😉



Meals of the day

Meal 1: 2 chicken ham sandwiches (at 17 00)

Snack: 2 nectarines, 1 low-fat, low-calorie yoghurt (at 19 30)

Meal 2: 1 scoop of whey protein, 2 apples (at 21 00)


Steady rate cardio at speed 8.3 for 30 minutes.

Week 1, Day 2

Another day down! Got gym in and healthy eating as well. I hate this! Having to go through the whole process of habit formation once again. I know it’s all my doing and I should really stop complaining but I can’t help it. It’s going to be a LONG 3 weeks and staying strong is going to be a challenge. I say 3 weeks because I’ve done this previously and while the duration of habit formation is likely to differ in different people and for different habits, I’ve seen that if I eat healthy and go to the gym consistently for 3 weeks, the lifestyle, though uncomfortable, becomes a habit.

Meals of the day

Meal 1: Rio Mare’s tuna cous cous (at 17 30)

Snack: 1 banana, 1 apple, 1 plain, low-fat low, calorie yoghurt (at 19 30)

Meal 2: Chicken and vegetable soup (at 22 00)

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30 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.0.

Week 1, Day 1

And so it begins again. Last time I was at this weight was months ago. I think, beginning of April. What the hell did I do…?

Anyway, no point in sulking! I just have to get on with it now and drop the kilograms as quickly and efficiently as I can.

So the strategy is pretty much the same. For the next 2 weeks I’ll do the intermittent-fasting based diet that I have been doing from the start. I mean, I got amazing results and there is no point in changing something that works.

After 2 weeks (during which time I intend to drop at least 5 kg), I am going to once again do Rusty Moore’s Rapid Fat Loss Diet leading up to Monday the 6th of October. That’s when I take off to Rome for 5 days.

I might not have mentioned this before but every year, around this time (so end of September/beginning of October) I go somewhere for a couple of days. It’s on my bucket list to visit at least 30 countries and/or cities before I croak. So far, I’ve been to Cairo (in 2011), Barcelona (in 2011), Amsterdam (in 2012), France (in 2013), Budapest (quite a few times), Romania (quite a few times) and Istanbul (in 2014). This year I’m adding Rome and Venice to the list. London and Mauritius obviously don’t count. At least I don’t count them. 😉 😉

Meals of the day

Meal 1: Rio Mare’s tuna pasta (at 16 00)

Snack: 2 apples, 1 banana (at 18 00)

Meal 2: Chicken and vegetable soup (at 21 00)

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25 minutes steady rate cardio at speed 8.0. My stamina is just terrible right now. I’m going to have to build it up all over again.