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Day 111 (02/08/16) Log

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.

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Day 110 (01/08/16) Log

Monday Recap

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

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Day 109 (31/07/16) Weigh-in 

Sunday Recap

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. 



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Day 108 (30/07/16) Log

Saturday Recap

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.

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Day 107 (29/07/16) Log

Friday Recap 

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

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Day 106 (28/07/16) Log

Thursday Recap

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.



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Day 105 (27/07/16) Log

Wednesday Recap

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