Sunday, 27 September 2009
Scrambled egg w/cream(6 eggs)
Protein bar pwo
Scrambled egg w/cream (6 eggs)
Military Shoulder press
Vertical Traction machine - 45kg, 50kg
Sumo squats plan + w/ triceps extension
Stepper + X trainer HIIT session
Bit jumbled as I did my 3 day split a bit off this week, schedule been off with studying. Did a bit of all sorts tonight!
Lunch-6 eggs w/butter
pre workout- dark chocolate
Pwo - 4 fried eggs in butter
Leg & Abs primarily
Crunches - floor, weighted crunches-20kg
Pull downs 45kg 10 reps, 50kg 8 reps
Leg press 50kg, 60kg, 70kg, 80kg - 90kg (only a few reps at this weight)
Back extensions- body weight and with 20kg weight
Stepper Machine -15 minutes
X trainer to cool down
Thursday, 24 September 2009
8 eggs w/ butter
2 scoops whey PWO
Stepper 5 minutes
Cross trainer 10 minutes
Weighted crunches -25kg
Bench press - working chest + chest flys
Back & Bi's
Pull downs -35kg, 40kg - four sets of 8
Vertical traction - 40kg, 45kg, 50kg
Pull - for back 25kg, 30kg
Hammer Curls - 10kg, 12kg, 20kg
Bicep curls, 3 sets *8 - 20kg
Preacher Curls 13kg, 4 sets
Concentration Curls, 4 sets 10kg, 12kg
Sunday, 20 September 2009
8 am Pulse pre workout 20g
Post workout - 2 scoops whey, protein bar(10g protein)
2 whole egg/cheese/wrap
Stepper- 5 minutes
Leg press - 50kg, 60kg, 70kg
Hammer Curls- varying weights
Military shoulder press
(wide overhand)Pull downs - 4lg, 50kg,55kg
Stepper - HIIT style
On swiss ball- Reverse and normal crunches
Hammer curls- heavy, low reps
Leg press - 60kg, 70kg
Pull downs - 45kg, 50kg, 55kg
Wide pull downs 45kg, 50kg
Friday, 18 September 2009
First thing - 2 scoops whey w/water
Iced Americano(no cream, no sf syrup)
Water + vitamin c+ berocca
Egg cream - toffee syrup, 3 eggs, whey, water
- out for Thai dinner- something eggy I expect!Exercise
5 mile walk
afternoon workout outside:
simple boxing style workout - incorporating jabs with dumbbells
Toe Touch crunches
Lunges with military press
W Shoulder press
Military shoulder press
Sumo squats w/ tri extension
That's all for today folks! TTFN
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Pre workout - 20g Pulse (myprotein.co.uk) - same as NO xplode, or Purple wrath
Post workout - 2 scoops Raspberry whey
Abs : Crunches + weighted crunches (25kg)
Chest press 25kg
Bench chest press- with dumbells- 20kg
Pulldowns - 45kg
Cardio- Stepper/ x-trainer
Sunday, 13 September 2009
..okay so made this today for my carb up..sure my other half will help me with it!!
..came out really nice, firm and filling- perfect with a blob of fage!
Will be off to train again later tonight. Thats all for now
Saturday, 12 September 2009
Back to training after a bit of a medical issue, so taking it slow the first week
X-Trainer 35 minutes (High resistance)
Stepper 15 minutes
Abs- on ball, floor + 3 sets of weighted
5 eggs w/butter
Fage w/ whey sludge
Monday, 4 May 2009
Monday, 27 April 2009
2 Boiled eggs
Coffee w/davinci syrup
2 meat free burgers w/butter (2g carbs)**
Green tea w/syrup
2 fried eggs
**Addition of the burgers as I had a migraine needed something more to take painkillers on, not something I will be doing again!!
Sunday, 26 April 2009
Okay these I got a couple weeks ago, its a range at Superdrug 2True, everything is £1.90 or 3 items for £5..I just wanted a small treat..perfect! Actually love this eyeshadow..its a bit too soft..as in it is crumbly..but the colour payoff is fantastic..and it stays on 12 hours NO PROBLEM! Eyeliner matches colour wise perfect and is soft..easy to use..no complaints. I worked the smoky purple eye for a good 3 days after getting it...lovee the colour!
The mascara is comparable to the Maybelline Volume express..which I didn't like much..but I like that clumpy look sometimes..which it creates..its better than the Maybelline..and so cheap..fine for a backup!
Okayy..so got some mundane things..but very essential
Went to MAC to get the Prep and Prime Transparent Finishing powder. Totally sold out, and not going to be back in my local store for 4 weeks. Was so upset..was the only thing I actually wanted!! The girl was super sweet and gave me a sample from the pot they had on the stand..hurrah!
Anyways that's it...Now on makeup ban for 4 weeks!! Have plenty to play with for a month.. Double Dazzle is out here in 2 weeks time, so I can totally wait for that..hopefully they wont sell out fast like the Colour Ready did!
Saturday, 25 April 2009
Thursday, 23 April 2009
Wednesday, 22 April 2009
Doing VLC, with the addition of the occasional orange, apple or greens when wanted. No sweat! Otherwise EGGs+ FAT
Lunch 4 boiled eggs, soft boiled (no fat)
Dinner Butter + scrambled eggs (5 eggs)
Water, Fennel tea, fruit tea, green tea
Exercise : power walk, 6 mile walk
Friday, 10 April 2009
Foundation brush, eye liner brush, concealer brush and blending brush
Sunday, 5 April 2009
Saturday, 4 April 2009
A quick gander on facebook found that there is a £1 brush offer until MIDDAY Sunday lunchtime! Fabulous (its BRUSHOFF) ..Too good..anyway was kindly treated to 4 brushes..£4!!!!I have been going on and on about getting a reward for my assignment so this seemed fitting!
I now really want from them the pale pink nail varnish, navy nail varnish, Toasted face stick, Honey lipgloss, eyelashcurler...coconut lip balm..oooooo...maybe a squishy Train case too!! ..And the cream colour bases had good reviews. At £1.50 a piece..this is credit crunch make-up baby!
Will report back on the brushes when they arrive..very excited! Some of my Sephora brushes are looking very very sad!
I completely tidied up my make up last night...very therapeutic! am still finding solutions to organising..if anyone has a fantastic idea, please share!!
Checked out MUJI, These clear drawers are fabulous however am wondering how messy they will get or how many I will need by the end of the year, at £10 per two drawers..well I don't think they are going to be as modular as I would like.. Don't think more than 4 stacked is going to work!
WHSmiths has some gorgeous mini drawers..but..out of stock online..got to check my local store for them! These are Laura Ashley and come in various floral designs..very cute and vintage looking.
Also wheeley plastic drawers..work a charm..but..I think kind of ugly..I have all nice hat boxes and floral storage in my bedroom..so adding a big plastic thing..I am dubious about!! lol
This train case at ARGOS is a steel at 19.99...why couldn't it be silver?! ahh! Am thinking this is the best option despite the colour...
Japonseque have some lovely and fabulous quality ones around £50...bit more of an investment! These have a wooden frame..so professional quality..built to last and travel!
There are some amazing organisation vids online..but really..I cannot decide how best to store bits! Ideally I would have a MAC train case..but they are extortionate!!
A girl can dream!..anyways if your after new(and insanely cheap!) brushes..get to ELF by lunchtime tomorrow!
1 litre water
2 cups squash -sugar free Cherries with Berries
3 egg scrambled w/water
1 navel orange
will have more water/squash today, found I am able to eat oranges without much problem, no extra hunger ..and still in ketosis which is great!
Thursday, 2 April 2009
Anyways borrowed this idea from the lovely Laura at My Bloggy Blog..fabulous
Shampoo: Frizz ease daily Shampoo, Curl around ( sooo creamy!)
Conditioner: Aussie Miracle 3 minute re-constructor
Shower Gel: Original source Cocoa and Vanilla or Johnson's 24 Moisture (lovely but a bit over perfumed!)
Body Moisturiser: Organic coconut oil or Molton Brown Invigorating Ginseng
Deodorant: Mitchum stick powder fresh!
Cleanser: Simple wipes then Neutrogena Triple action lotion
Eye makeup remover: None at the moment, simple wipes get everything off!
Toner: Tea tree toner from Lush + Evian facial mist
Exfolatior: Olay Microdermobrasion wipes , daily facial collection
Primer: GOSH Foundation Primer
Foundation: Maybelline Dream Mousse
Foundation Brush: Large powder brush & Flat foundation brush(Artists brush)
Concealer: I spot apply the Maybelline for covering acne scars
Powder: MAC MSF in Deep Dark
Bronzer: Moonbeam Benefit highlighting fluid
Eyeshadow Base: Maybelline dream mousse eyeshadow ..applies just the same as a paint pot
Eyeshadows: Urban decay ....major sparkly.....(major fallout) Grind(iridescent white, perfect for inner corner), Shotgun and Chopper
Eyeliner: Bad gal Benefit
Eyelash curler: ..don't use one!
Mascara: Maybelline Define-A-Lash (not feeling it..does what it says..but..I think I like huge clumpy spidery lashes..time to switch!)
Lipstick: MAC Underplay...perfect nude..gorgeous!
Lipgloss: ...More of a carmex kinda gal!
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Thought would take advantage of student discount at Superdrug..got some Barry M dazzle dusts
Thursday, 26 March 2009
6 AM :2 eggs
3 black coffee
1 navel orange
Tonight will have :After 6PM : 4-5 eggs
Activity : 6 mile walk, gym workout and yoga
Looking into IF at the moment, am thinking of trying this out next week. Will mean an eating window 3-8pm or 4-9pm. Anyways going to play with this and see what feels best. Check out Fast-5 site.
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Off shopping for veggies etc that I need in the evening, looking forward to having some juice!For those of you that dont know I was fruitarian for 18 months prior to (vegetarian)Atkins, so breaking fasts gently/having a vegan diet for a short period..is easy for me!
This is how the plan goes.
Day 1: Orange juice + juicy fruit
Day 2-4: Orange juice and homemade broth (minimal eating of veggies)
Day 5 onwards Broth, some well cooked veggies, thin soups and egg drop soup + additional half avocado
With a view to getting back to VLC : eggs main food, plenty of fats
Will be supplementing as usual with coconut oil, Berocca and the addition of Chili olive oil to my soups.
That's all for now!
Friday, 13 March 2009
Okay so I am loving my Mineralize skin finish natural, got this for valentines..and well, its amazing! I don't have to touch up or anything and..no breakouts! hurrah
Basically all I use is maybelline Mousse foundation as concealer, kabuki on this, with primer, then mineralize on top. Amazing flawless finish! Love it!
Anyways I was after another, have the natural and the brunette...however...after looking about I found out about this...
Sugar Sweet collection...Launched in April..so I am going to hang tight to get the Mineralise skin finish in this collection, looks just incredible! drooling!! seriously!!..may also look at the Grand Duos at this stage...
Okay so one of my favourite bloggers ...Allthatglitters21 has been using Fix plus recently. Am going to get this next week, I have to try this out. Currently I use evian spray but this has soothing green tea ..lush!
I was looking at the flat brush that's just come out with the well defined collection..well today we were doing paint facing at work for Red Nose Day, and I noticed the brushes the lady was using looked identical to the new MAC one! These are artists flat brushes, and retail at £3-£6, rather than a whopping £24.. I will definitely be looking into these..will get back with what I got at the artists store!
Looking forward to hitting up MAC pro in a couple weeks and also checking out NARS stuff at Liberty's. I adore most of the stuff on HQhair..but I find colours are exceptionally hard to judge online..you really have to see, try and feel the product!
Anyway..enough rambling..for now!!
following is on the menu :
freshly made lemonade
protein shakes : coffee/tea base-- scoop whey or hemp PP, Davinci syrup..done!
going to try the olde.....egg creams
Dr Stuarts Purity tea, Valerian Tea and Lax Plus
That's it until next weekend
Sunday, 8 March 2009
Fennel & Nettle detox blend tea
Coffee w/ toffee davinci syrup
1 Berocca multivitamin in water
3 fried eggs w/loads of chili ground on top
Sugar free squash, Strawberry and Kiwi variety.
1 "Steak" w/ runny boiled egg on top
Snack later : 2 fried eggs with butter
** Not usually one to eat fake meat, but got them on offer, been in the freezer, fancied something different!!
156 calories, bit of a treat, loads of protein! so..ain't gonna sweat it!
Been studying and spring cleaning today, thought was the perfect time to clean the house and consolidate my notes for the week. Seemed to have every season today in one day! Torrential rain, sunshine, clouds..then fine and dry again!! lol Feel rested and ready for another week at work..well nearly!
My skin has improved loads since Low carbing, basically I used nada on my skin up until a couple months ago, water..and any old lotion! eek! I have combination skin, getting dried these days to be fair, which is a good thing after many teen years fighting with oily skin!!
Been using the following products for the past 3 weeks :
Neutrogena Visibly clear range
2 in 1 wash and mask
works well as a mask.. can just dab it on spots before bed also if you don't want the full mask face for bedtime!
2 in 1 concept is genius, works a charm for both applications!
This feels super emollient when your rubbing it into your face for using it as a "wash", really great, gets all the make up off.
Oil free Moisturiser
Really chemical smell, wowsers! This bothers me, I really cant put it on before bed! smells like I sprayed Dettol on my face!
Works fine, not really rich enough for using before make up- would need something rich or a primer on top.
Handled PMS breakouts..no sweat!
Will keep using it as a topical thing, not a daily moisturiser..its pretty harsh!
Once a week, Olay Regenerist Micro-derm cloths
** to be honest I got them as I had £5 boots voucher for Olay, and I wanted the pot, as they sell refills for combination skin, however not the original box set up..very odd! I will be buying the Olay daily facial REFILLS to go in the pot once I am finished!
These are pricey at £7.33
Anyways really like them, use it once or twice a week for a deep clean. Very cleansing, not too abrasive clothes at all. Use the smooth side to rinse your skin.
Leaves your skin feeling really nice, firm and clean!
No breakouts, I know some people are allergic to Olay, so maybe worth testing it first!
for underneath work make up: Boots Expert Shine control cream
So cheap about £3 ..and so effective, been using this before applying concealer..it works, I have been using just MAC mineralize lately and NO SHINE..fantastic..normally I am an oil slick by 6pm!
So for now that is my basic skincare regime, I loveee Dermatologica, but wrestling with whether to get some more products, at £33 a bottle..its a bit of a purchase!
Saturday, 7 March 2009
£4.50 each rather than...£11.20 ish
3. Mac grand duo....Mineralize blush
that's all for now..I think I feel a Barry M shopping spree coming on!! Superdrug have slashed some of the line down, even more excuse!!
Friday, 27 February 2009
Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Hello Kitty landing at MAC in the next week, cannot wait!! All the lovelies across the pond have had it for several weeks now!
Anyways if you haven't seen it..here is the gorgeous Lorraine sharing her haul....Current Custom
Really impressed with the Blonde Brunette and Redhead collection
My other half treated to some valentines goodies....the minerealize in Brunette , the natural mineralize(deep dark) and Underplay lipstick... in love with Mineralize right now. Am finding it gives enough coverage for weekdays..without needing a thick layer of foundation!! I went in thinking I wanted "Shag" lipstick from the website..entirely different in person! Underplay is a creamy nude..fabulous on!
Am after some of the Brunette eye shadows next.... planning a trip to Liberty's in a few weeks to take a look at the latest NARS goodies, the colours look so much different in person compare to on the website!
Working on getting my skin in top condition this month! Relaxing anyways to have some pamper time of an evening!
Anyways...just sharing my excitement!!..watch out for more make up banter!
Baby steps, one day at a time!
Stocked up the fridge for the week..going to try my best to eat, although with medication it is hard
Various sugar free squash bottles
Same as always 5g a day
Will be taking Berocca daily also
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Monday, 2 February 2009
Sunday, 1 February 2009
3 fried eggs, Butter + chili
1 Navel orange
4 egg omelet with Butter, chili and sea salt.
Lots of Mexican Lime cordial (splenda sweetened), 2 Coffee, Water
Might do 2 burgers in butter if I get peckish!
Snowing up a storm here..so must go get my wintery bits ready for work!! TTFN!
Saturday, 31 January 2009
Groceries for this week :
50 eggs £5.00
Unsalted Butter 84p
Eats for today :
3 fried eggs in butter
1 navel orange -- treat for the week
4 egg scrambled egg with LOADS of olive oil, Chilli and a dash of sea salt.. YUM!
Pretty laid back day today had yoga/dance class..so didnt do much. Sunday mega workout day!
Weight seems to be coming off very fasting eating so clean, going to check my calories for a few days. Ketosis really KILLS appetite, still in there after the orange..so its all good!
Thursday, 29 January 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
- Noticed am feeling full of energy
- Able to train harder/do more reps
- Working out 2 hours minimum each day + 6 mile walk -- a lot easier than it was at the start of January!No longer exhausted after my walk
- Starting the day with Fried eggs and plenty of FAT keeps me full for at least 4-6 hours.
- Being deep in Ketosis keeps ALL hunger away
Have been using my stepper at home quite a lot for 1 hour periods, find this is easy to do whilst watching television, adding in weights really helps avoid any boredom. Definitely worthwhile!
Food for TODAY
- 3 fried eggs(in olive oil) with 1oz Mozzarella on top
-Egg mayo (4 eggs, 2 T Mayo)
-2 Coffee w/davinci
75% fat, 5g carbs. Aiming for 5g or UNDER everyday.
Target for today met!
1.5 hours Stepper
1 hour run + workout
Monday, 26 January 2009
1 soya yoghurt with medication ** Was essential, less than optimal choice, but kept my pills down!
2 hard boiled eggs (morning snack)
Leftover quiche squares, about 1/3
Blackcurrant squash(Splenda sweetened)
2 black coffee w/ Davinci syrup
Unsure what will have for dinner just yet,not hungry at the moment.
Most likely 2 fried eggs or some egg mayo
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Americano w/ English Toffee syrup
Roobios tea vanilla flavour
Dinner : huge spinach omlette--made with water + MAYO
If hungry later will have :
roobios tea and a soft boiled egg
Now preparing for the week ahead : Boiling 12 eggs, packing leftover quiche for tommorow and packing sugar free squash for work.
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Friday, 23 January 2009
Celestial seasonings Lemon Zinger Tea
"Beef" slices (Redwood vegetarian slices, 4g carbs for 100g)
Fage w/ coconut oil + Other tablets - 4 tablespoons of fage
2 fried eggs in Olive Oil + Sunflower pure
1 slice crustless quiche with spinach/feta
Thats all for today, probably have a Mexican lime cordial with water in a bit
Really pleased this is the first one I have made, came out really smooth and silky..amazed how smooth the filling is..so yummy!! mmm.. going to have some for snacks tomorrow, lush!
Would think ideal for breakfasts on the run, can use any fillings and reheat or eat cold!
Bit of background, Vegetarian of 12 years, Fruitarian of 1 year, followed DANDR Atkins to loose 42lb now cycling egg fasting in order to get fit, ripped and ready for summer!
The choice to change my diet radically was mainly for weight loss, I probably wasn’t anywhere near as active as I am now, but my weight was sitting still and I felt it was worth trying a different way of life for a short period. Been low carb since August 2008.
I can’t tolerate a huge amount of dairy, am playing around with doing this with and without. Shall see how that goes! The decision to go back to being a lacto-ova vegetarian after being a strict vegan was a pretty big deal for me, I think some sort of middle ground is best!
For the last 10 weeks have been cycling Egg fasting with Stillman’s diet, the next 4 weeks aims to be as low carb as possible, playing around with amounts of fat and seeing the impact this has on weight loss as well as strength during training.
Usually consume 10-15g carbs per day, Aim to keep it as close to ZERO as possible.
Outline of plan for 20/01/2009-20/02/2009
High fat – Sunflower oil, Olive oil, fresh Mayo and Hemp Oil
Unlimited amount of eggs per day
Limited any Meat replacements to 1 serving : 1 burger, 1 “chicken” fillet, 1 sausage etc.
Splenda sweetened Squash or Crystal light, no fizzy drinks
Lactose free cheese – 1 oz once a day. Aiming to cut it down to 1 serving per week
+ Adding in Protein shakes this month – made with water or Soya Milk/ add in Hemp butter etc if needed
Mainly focus is : Eggs and plenty of fat.
In whatever format be that egg creams, egg mayo, devilled eggs, omelet, chocolate eggs, oopsie rolls, quiche etc.
6 mile walk every day
1 hour run or 1 hour stepper with a high resistance
Weight training of set body part OR Spinning OR General workout for 1 hour
Weekends : Add in interval session outdoors
Meat replacement- chicken fillets
Roobios Vanilla Tea
Sugar free Squash
Mexican Lime Cordial
1 Davinci Syrup : English Toffee
Probably stop to buy more sale eggs tomorrow, get them whilst they are cheap!
That’s it simple!
That’s the plan for the coming month. Hope to follow with food journal as well as recipes.