Tuesday, Jan 29th – Not A Bother

I have a Peptic Ulcer that has been really bothering me a lot today but a part from that I did ok. I am really looking forward to my workout tomorrow 🙂 Well it’s 7:59pm here now in Indonesia and I want to be asleep at 8:30pm at the latest so I am energized for tomorrow.

Breakfast – oatmeal, peanut butter & hot low-fat milk

Snack 1 – raw carrot

Lunch – two slices of brown bread, 2 eggs, mayo & a thin-cut slice of cheese

Snack 2 – apple

Dinner – home made chicken soup (on the bone) with broccoli & carrot

Snack 3 – 2 mandarin oranges

Sunday, Jan 27th – Poor Daniel

My eating schedule was a little off today as my wee boy is sick. Yep little Daniel has a cold and some top teeth coming through. So I have bells and baby’s yells in my head. The poor little fella seems to be getting better though. Let’s hope and pray that tomorrow he’ll be better.

Breakfast – oatmeal, peanut butter & hot low-fat milk

Snack 1 – nothing

Lunch – two slices of whole meal bread, 2 eggs, a table spoonful of mayo & a thin-cut slice of cheese

Snack 2 – low-fat strawberry yogurt

Dinner – ayam kecap (chicken on the bone cooked in a soy sauce) with a big vegetable mix

Snack 3 – star fruit x2

Tuesday 15th – Tummy Fighting Back!

Today was difficult, tummy was growling a lot today. I went a little off track but nothing to serious.

Breakfast – Quaker Oatmeal, whey, 1 table spoonful of peanut butter & hot low-fat milk.

Snack 1 – raw carrot

Lunch – Two slices of wholemeal bread, 2 boiled eggs, thin-cut slice of cheese, and a table spoonful of mayo

Snack 2 – apple

Dinner – Pork soup (on the bone)

Snack 3 – Oatmeal, 1 table spoonful of peanut butter & hot low-fat milk.

Snack 4 – Star Fruit (x2)

The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl

If you are really serious about losing the weight and you want some encouragement and inspiration to flab fighting then you should check out “The Amazing Adventures of Dietgirl” dah da da dah!!

This is my new hero!

You can read about Shauna Reid‘s struggle with being a “porker” (is that right?) and how she over came her weight problem on to a better and fuller life.

I have started reading back to her posts from 2001 and I am in stitches reading it. Shauna has also written a book, that I am trying to get a hold of. If any one knows were I can buy it using a Paypal account and have it delivered to Indonesia then drop me a line.

Stepping It Up!

I have now being doing strength training for two weeks following my current workout, now I have stepped up and I am doing 3 circuits.  I was excited about stepping it up, I woke up on the ball at 4am and sailed through the workout.  Let’s hope I can keep the momentum through until Friday.

Tonight I am going to add some more cardio; I have never done cardio on the days when I do strength training, let see how it works out.

Educating Andrew

When everything was failing and I was inside getting more depressed and loosing my confidence in every way, this would naturally make my stomach get bigger. I don’t for the life of me know why. After trying ‘nearly’ everything I could to lose the lard I picked up a book that I thought would give me a good laugh.

“The Abs Diet” – not a very good title for such a powerful book, very misleading. I had thought of this as an Atkins/Fad/Starve yourself diet book and started to read it not with any intent of buying it, but to have a laugh and kill time waiting for my wife while she was clothes shopping.


The Abs Diet – By David Zinczenko

The Abs Diet lays down the no bull to how to lose the fat and build up muscle. I don’t actually think this is a diet, it’s more of a guide to a healthy lifestyle. I didn’t know that when you build muscle it burns more calories. I had to buy this book and I read it in one day. Then I slowly milled through it again, with my brain plotting and planning.

I also purchased the Abs Work out DVD too; yep call me a sucker their powers of persuasion worked on my and I forked out more money.


The Abs Diet Workout DVD

I started doing this workout DVD but have now adapted it a bit. Working on my man boobs with more chest exercises.

I have also being brushing up on how my muscles are made up, like muscle groups and the likes I got a lot out of The Men’s Health Home Workout Bible. I purely decided to get this book as I don’t have the time to go to a gym at the moment. Ok that’s my book club bit over, and I promise you that I am not on the Men’s Health payroll.


Home Workout Bible

My steps to losing weight are; Educate, Initiate & Evaluate. The Initiate is the hardest, but those two pains ring in my mind; discipline or regret.

1st Weigh-in

Weight: 137 kg / 302 lbs / 21.5 st

Waste (57) divided by Hip (52) = 1.09

[As of the 4th of January 2008]