Friday, June 22, 2012

30 Day shred and wheat intolerance

I started the 30 day shred a few days ago. And thanks to my wheat intolerance I had to skip yesterdays workout due to migraine headaches. I would have been mad if I had the brain to do so. But it was totally out of order yesterday. I barley functioned. Thankfully I'm on my vacation, so I didn't have to worry about work.

The 30 day shred is really kicking my butt. I curse Jillian every time she's on  my TV screen. I have a bad sailor mouth by the way. But I am very happy with some of the results I've seen so far. And that after only 3 "days". My jeans that were a little tight in the calf is getting loose. And so are the thighs. And although my scale is telling me I've gained weight, I choose to ignore it and use my clothes and measuring tape to determine if I lost or not.

As to my wheat intolerance, it has gotten a whole lot worse. After I've cut so much wheat out of my daily eating, I get the worst Migraine headaches. I'm not sure how much wheat is needed to trigger one of those. I'm not willing to find out either. I do know that my beloved cookies are out of the house. If I want cookies I have to make them myself. So now I'm looking onto cookie dough that is freezer friendly.
I think sugar cookies are a good start.
For now I made a coconut cake where you use a cup to measure out the ingredients, and some chocolate chip spelt flour cookies for when the craving hits me. I needed to make the cake cause we're invited to coffee and cake at my hubby's uncles and they buy their cake. So there is wheat in it. And I don't want to sit there and watch the others eat cake, that's really hard for me to do. Reminds me of some things in my childhood. (Don't want to go there) And they know that I have some wheat intolerance, they just don't know how bad it has gotten. So they won't mind if I bring some cake with me. I'll even bring enough for everyone to try if they want to.

Here is the recipe for the coconut "cup" cake

To measure the ingredients you need two small coffee cups.
2 cups of Buttermilk
2 eggs
1/2 cup sugar
4 cups of spelt flour (or normal flour if you want)
1 packet of backing powder
2 cups shredded coconut
1 cup sugar
2 cups sweet whipping cream unwipped

Combine the Buttermilk, eggs, sugar, Flour and Baking powder to a nice cake dough, put it in a slightly greased baking sheet. Stir the coconut and sugar together and sprinkle evenly onto the cake dough.
Bake for 20 minutes at 175 Degrees Celsius, afterwards pour the cream evenly on top of the cake and bake for another 5 to 8 minutes.
Let cool completely and enjoy!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

My anti flabby tummy diet

OK first off this isn't a diet it's a change in my way of eating for the better. A so called lifestyle change. And it's a healthy one, made up from things that have worked out in the past for me and some of the newest medical discoveries. I do my research.   ;-)

So the food guidelines for me are:

6+ Portions of Veggies daily. 1 Portion = 1 Handful
2 Portions of Fruit daily. 1 Portion = 1 Fruit or 1 Handful
Breads, cereals etc only once daily and when at breakfast and then make sure there is no wheat in it. Wheat causes a "beer" belly. You can read up on this in a lot of diet and medical magazines.
Cake, cookies or donuts only on Sundays! Then only a small piece, 2 cookies or 1 donut only.
Eat lean proteins, Fish, chicken, beef, lamb, and pork in that order. Eggs belong to category chicken.

I will allow myself one cheat meal in a week if I remember to have one and if I do it will be a very small one.

If I crave sweets I will eat dried fruit instead. Dried pineapple is very sweet and I only needed 3 pieces to curb the craving.

As for the exercise guidelines:

I will do the exercises a personal trainer told me where good for getting ride of my flabby tummy. Plus I will start the 30 day shred, and keep up the jogging.
I need to strength train more according to the trainer. So I will.  :-D

All this is also doable if I have to travel for work again. I just have to remember that my company has freezers and microwaves at each location. Then there is always a store close by so that I can buy salads and microwave veggie dishes. Chicken comes precooked in strips for salads, and I'm sure if I use this healthy microwave fish recipe I found in this one magazine I'll be more than fine. I just have to make sure that I take the microwave plate along with my cutlery when I pack. That way I have no excuses.
The exercises I can take along with me either as a print out on cards or DVD along with my laptop. For weights I can either take mine in a extra bag, resistance bands, or be smart and use water bottles. I always take exercise clothes and running shoes with me anyway, but now I have to remember to take my water bottle belt with me.

I think I have this all covered.

So now I will go and do some grocery shopping.

Friday, June 8, 2012

On the road again

Tomorrow I have to go to Heßdorf, 180 Km away from home. I'll be living in a hotel room again.
So today I bought: 2 Menu Salads. One is with Tuna the other is a Chicken Cesar salad. I also bought two "TV" Dinners. Asian Chicken and Chicken Fricassee. Both have rice and no wheat. Everything is low in salt too.

I baked a loaf of spelt bread to take with me, and I have butter, honey and low fat lunch meat for it. I have my soy milk in vanilla and natural flavors, plus my spelt waffle cakes. So I'm set until Monday. Then I have to go grocery shopping again.

Today is day 6 week 3 and so far I've done 5 workouts with today. I did a 2 hour walk this week, yoga, jogging, walking again, and a full body circuit. A total of (I think) 6 hours. Could be more though. The only thing I have to do better is the sweets. I really should cut down on those even more. Had candy or chocolate or cake/cookies 5 times this week. The days I really over did it on chocolate I had a wheat product. So that is a big one I'm cutting out completely!

Looking over my To Do list I'm proud that I have all but one thing checked off. And that's packing my suitcase.  Funny thing is I have everything together that I need for workouts on the road. *laughs* I seem to have my priorities straight.

Now I'm off to make dinner. I'm hungry!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Kilos and Centimeters

I didn't lose a damn Kilo this week. Not even a few grams! I weigh the same as last week.

I lost a few centimeters though. 2 here and there 6 in the middle.

So what gives? Why did I lose Centimeters but not one freaking kilo?
Boy am I glad I track weight and measurements. Otherwise I would have been totally frustrated and down in the dumps.