Saturday, January 12, 2013

Day 5

 On waking I always get my half lemon squeezed in warm water and a coffee in bed!!
Breakfast was Jungle oats, 100g Almond Milk and 1 tsp Almond butter
Total - 7.96g sugar

Snack - 15g Almonds - 0.72

Lunch was leftovers veggies with pesto and feta
46g Avo and 41g Tuna
Total -  2,30g

Dinner was 135g skinless chicken
10g Avo
2 cherry tomato's
30g Feta cheese
Total was 2.19

As calories and sugar was very low I had a snack about 2 hours after dinner
100g Greek yogurt
15g chia seeds
1 tsp Almond Butter

Total sugar for yesterday ended at 14.73g
For those interested in calories - 1216

Did no training yesterday....was busy with grocery shopping, house cleaning and washing........

Friday, January 11, 2013

Day 3 and Day 4

1tsp Almond Butter
100ml Almond Milk 
( need to buy the unsweetened version, will go to health shop as none in normal super markets, only this version )

Wild Salmon
Salad with Feta and Avocado 
2 cherry tomato's

15g Almonds

Chicken cooked with Baby spinach, Mushrooms, onions, yellow peppers, Quinoa and 30g Cream cheese
With small salad

Drank liter and half of water
Warm lemon water
Coffee and 3 teas

No training.

Total sugars - 16.48
Calories - 1258

Greek yogurt and muesli 

Lunch was 145g of left overs from dinner the night before.

Chicken with pesto and feta cheese baked in oven

Two liters water
Warm lemon water
Coffee and 2 teas

Trained for one hour.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day 2 of 30 Day Challenge

On waking I drank warm lemon water and a coffee
 My breakfast yesterday was 2 eggs scrambled with 1 mushroom, feta cheese, cherry tomatoes and spring onion in 1 tsp Olive oil.

Had no snack

Lunch was 4 Gluten free rice cakes with 30g of Herb cream cheese spread on all four rice cakes and eyesocked smoke salmon....with tea

Snack I had 80g Greek yogurt and 1 tsp Almond Butter
 Dinner was cooked wild Salmon covered with half onion, mushroom, frozen peas and baby spinach
1 cup green salad with feta cheese, tomato, cucumber, avo and lettuce.

I ended with 18.95g of sugar
Drank over a liter of water.....1 coffee and 3 tea's

Have been grumpy as the weather is so depressing...
Hubby and I were discussing earlier that I must spend more time back in South Africa over the winter times.....I do plan to go to Abu Dhabi next month for 1 week of sunshine with my daughter and then to Dubai for 1 week with my bestie!!

I taught The Power ladies a LI class...we did a 15 mins warm up, Low Impact Dance and then toning and stretch.
Was good to be back.

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Monday, January 7, 2013

My menu


Warm lemon water on waking
100ml Almond Milk
1tsp Almond butter

15g Almond nuts

Forellen Filets
Salad with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, Orange peppers, avocado and dressing

80g Greek yogurt
1tsp Organic peanut butter

Chicken without skin
Salad with all of the above 
52g Sweet potato
Salad dressing

My total sugars for the day was 20g's
Calories 1330

I'm posting this as I know a few of you want to see what kinds of food I eat during the sugar challenge
As you can see I eat a healthy portion of foods
Clean and no processed

I drank one coffee, 1 lemon warm water, 3 fruit teas, one bottle of water

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Challenge starts today.

Today I started the 30 day 30grams sugar challenge...

Yesterday I ended on 15grams of sugar and under 800 calories....not good, but it was just one of those days that ended with three meals and no snacks.
Today its all sorted out and I'm back to eating correctly.
Yesterday I did a 10.45km run with hubby and now today am so stiff I can hardly bend down to pick up anything without moaning about my sore butt. It was my first 10km run since September last year....

Hubby bought me a new pair of trailer running barefoot shoes for Xmas, and asked me to walk around in them to feel if they were okay, today I remembered, and happy to say they fit perfectly, but do feel weird as I've gotten used to my normal running shoes.....I want to start wearing the new one's once Spring arrives and I can get into the forest as they not road running shoes.

I took photo's of all my main meals today....
My sugar ended at 18.97grams
I did an hours training.....cardio and toning with intervals.
OH, yes I did weigh myself this morning
65kg's and am normally 61-62kg's
So am going to aim at losing 4 kg's
Hubby told me again this evening when I discussed this with him, that he prefers me this weight, he says my face is not too thin.
I told him I like to be 62 cause then I have a few kg's to play with when on holiday.....If I stay at 65, I will be 68 and then its good to be at a weight where you still feel okay when you gain.

So all in all....Today was a good day for me.

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Day 5 and 6 of detox

Yesterday I went to Frankfurt with my husband and met up with two South African ladies I'd met at the South African Braai ( BBQ ) in Frankfurt towards the end of last year....we all wanted to keep in touch after our first meeting....
The one lady with the purple top is a runner....has run many marathons...she said the Berlin Marathon was the best so far and she has run many around the world. What amazed me was that she goes running in the morning before work. As a South African used to the warm weather I find that impossible to do, so did find she inspired me a lot. Loved chatting to her about running, hearing all her experience as a runner. I did ask her about my sugar detox for 30 days starting tomorrow and what effects it would have on my running.....I hit a very bad sugar low while running in Cape Town in September - The Gun Run....that was the weirdest experience I've ever had...was told cause I cut back on my sugars - need to learn how to be a fat burner when running and not sugar!
The other lady wearing the brown top ( dont want to mention their names on the internet ) is very into healthy living - she has been living the healthy way for a few years now and also had so much info to share. She and I spoke about my sugar detox program....I also spoke to her about my stiff finger joints I'm suffering from and she gave me a website and some product to drink which should help.

Yesterday I made sure I stayed within my goal of 30grams of sugar...ended up at 25g's so happy.

Today....I went with Hubby for a 10.45km first 10km since September and first run for 2013
I did it in 1hour and 10 mins...slow...but did have to walk a few times and there were more hills than flats in this route.
I did try drinking one of those running gels at the 5km mark ....its got 5g's of after that had to make sure my eating was good as I don't want to go over the 30g allowed.
I ended with my sugar at 15 grams today.....
Only having one coffee a day now instead of 2 or 3....drinking tea without milk the other times.

So tomorrow is weigh in day for me as we officially start the 30days 30grams sugar challenge.
I've done the detox am positive with my mindset I will last the 30days...
As you know I have decided not to eat fruit for the detox and challenge period, but will go back to one or two servings after that.

The way I see it, isn't necessarily the way you see it.