Got up just before 7AM, I did a couple of kettlebell exercises before starting the day with a coconut oil coffee. Taking my steaming mug through to the study, I worked for a few hours before the hunger for something more substantial began. I held out til 12, having the occasional glass of water here and there, and then devoured a king prawn and spinach omelette, served with avocado and lashings of Cholula chilli & garlic hot sauce. After having eaten, my hunger decided to ramp itself up somewhat, and I spent the afternoon battling the urge to raid the cupboards before I had steak with kale and broccoli at around 6pm. I rounded that off with a raspberry, kale, lime and cucumber smoothie. Just raspberries may have been tastier. Went to bed around 10PM.
Day 2: 108kg - I'm on my way!
Was very happy to see my weight on the scales this morning. Yeah, I know it's water weight that I've lost, but it's weight. And that's what counts in this competition. Had my morning coconut coffee at around 7am and got cracking with work. I got a bit hungry mid-morning – work was fairly uneventful – and decided to do a couple of kettlebell exercises to take my mind off it. When lunch rolled around I had roasted tuna steaks with shallots and tomatoes, and an avocado & beetroot salad. The afternoon carried on much in the same vein, and I had a cod fillet with poached eggs, spinach and hollandaise sauce at around 6PM. Tasty, although the sauce split on me so it wasn't the most attractive plate of food. Headache from lack of sugar started to kick in, I tried to battle it with copious amounts of water.
Day 3: 106.4kg - keeping up the progress.
Very similar day to the last two, I won't bore you with too many details. Had a meat day again (I'm trying to alternate fish & meat). Omelette with salad & sriracha for lunch, and steak tartare with salad for dinner. The steak tartare recipe I got from my girlfriend's dad whilst in Australia last month, and will be posted here as soon as my new camera arrives! Headache intensified slightly, went to bed earlier.
Day 4: 106.4kg - now the work begins.
No weight loss over the last 24 hours. Not to worry, was kind of expecting this. Can't really keep on losing 2kg per day. If I could, I'd be charging extortionate amounts to read this blog. Fish day again today; prawn burgers for lunch(recipe coming!) and salmon curry for dinner (recipe not coming, because I cocked it up). I had a bit more salt today, will see how that affects my weight tomorrow (salt binds water).
Day 5: 106.7kg - cursed sodium!
As expected, my weight was slightly higher today. I was expecting it to be more pronounced, but maybe I've burnt off some fat in the mean time and that has cancelled it out. I'll have to be super careful about sodium in the last 48 hours of the challenge, in order to ensure victory! Today I had steak and salad for lunch, and turkey burgers with avocado, spinach, and a chipotle mayo for dinner (burger recipe also coming!)
Good start, gotta keep it going another 5 days.