FOOD (day ninety-four of 16 hrs intermittent fasting)
First meal @ 1:30 pm – Chinese takeout : chicken noodle soup, veg manchurian, veg schezwan noodles and chicken lollypop. A choco chip cookie after.
Last meal @ 5 pm – Some remaining forkfuls of my lunch plate which I hadn’t been able to finish. A small bowl of cold milk with oat & bran flakes, walnuts & dried mixed berries.
√ 20 min+ on the elliptical trainer
√ An arm workout composed of lateral raises, front raises, arm curls, bicep curls, chest press and tricep extensions. Used 2 kg dumbbells and did 2 sets of 10 reps each.
FOOD (day ninety-three of 16 hrs intermittent fast)
First meal @ 1 pm – Had a lunch buffet to attend. Stuck mainly to salads & protein starters (fish, chicken, mutton) although did enjoy a sampling of the mutton biryani and the desserts including jalebi, ice cream and langcha.😜
Last meal @ 5:45 pm – Two chicken satays with peanut sauce, half a pear, some pomegranate rubies, a plum and a wedge of cheese.
√ 15 squats
√ 25 min elliptical trainer
Lost 0.9 kgs (1.984 lbs) from last week which takes the total weight loss so far to over 10 kgs (actually 10.1 kgs overall which is 22.3 lbs). I doubt if I have ever lost that much ever in my life before so it is a definite source of quiet comfort and encouragement. But like most things valuable and meaningful in life, the result is slowly achieved (as it should be) & is heavily processual and hence the everyday of it is rather non-glamorous and unremarkable – need to keep reminding self of that so that I continue with all the seemingly ordinary daily habits that make for a fitter, healthier body if I desire to see even better results in the future.
Here is the log for today:
FOOD (day ninety-two of 16 hours intermittent fast)
Brekky @ 11:10 am – Two griddle toasted masala mash sandwiches and one apple.
Lunch @ 1:30 pm – Capsicum potato rice and palak paneer from yesterday. Some pumpkin potato fries with it.
Snack (at various points in the day) – Two pods of tamarind, a 25 gm Snickers bar, some wafers, a single chunky chocolate chip brownie, a plum and some pistachios
Dinner @ 5:30 pm – Leftover palak paneer & pumpkin fries with sabudana papad. Was hopelessly hungry after this measly meal but somehow managed to not eat anything more. It helped that I was in a lonely bored grumpy contemplative mood so I simply didn’t exert more and even went to bed real early.
FOOD (day ninety-one of 16 hrs intermittent fasting)
Brekky @ 10:45 am – Aloo mash (with mild spices, onion, coriander and green chillies) bunged inside multi-grain bread and toasted on a griddle. A banana and green tea for company.
Lunch @ 1 pm – Capsicum tomato potato rice, aloo palak paneer (spinach with cottage cheese & potato) and mixed veggie raita with pomegranate pearls that was a stunner to look at.
Dinner @ 5:45 pm – Absolutely rocking meal. Made some butter braised cabbage with chicken mince patties – easy and so satisfying.
√ 35 min walking – again cut short by rain
√A mini dumbbell workout coz it has been ages and I wanted to get back to it slowly. Did 1 set of 10 reps (using 2 kg dumbbells) consisting of bicep curls, lateral raises, front raises, tricep extensions and chest press.
FOOD (day ninety of 16 hrs intermittent fasting)
First morsel @ 11:45 am – One samosa while being on the move.
Lunch @ 2 pm – Chicken lollypop, murg mussalam (chicken in a mincemeat curry), two plain tandoori rotis and a Virgin Bloody Mary.
Dinner between 5:30 & 6:30 pm – A pear and two plums to begin with. A chutney sandwich, onion-cilantro-green chilly omlettte, sauteed mushrooms and some wafers.
√30 min walk – it began to pour heavily by the end so had to cut it short
FOOD (day eighty-nine of 16 hrs intermittent fasting):
Brekky @ 10:45 am – A pile of assorted paratha quarters (including aloo, keema & methi parathas – leftovers from the takeout I got for hubs last night) with chutney, some plain scrambled egg, milk tea.
Lunch @ 2 pm – Potol Aloo curry (pointed gourd and potato), chana dal pulao (rice with lentils) and sliced cucumbers.
Dinner @ 6:30 pm – Sliced pan grilled chicken & caramelised onions between lightly toasted buttered brown bread and a cup of kiwi-papaya with some cream.
FOOD (day eighty-eight of 16 hrs intermittent fasting):
Brekky @11am – One choco latte, half a croissant, half a danish, one buttered toast, half an omlette, half a hash brown at my neighbourhood cafe.
Lunch @ 3 pm – Chinese takeout. Veggie fried rice, chicken gravy and a chicken veggie soup.
Iced tea @ 4:40 pm – A plain iced tea at another cafe. Another one half an hour later.
√ 50 min walking – a modestly decent bit of exercise after days