Day 19

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Day 19 was good.

I managed to follow EVERY rule. Yes, that’s right. I moved a lot. I ate when I was hungry. I only ate what I really wanted. I enjoyed every bite and paid attention to eating. I stopped the second I felt satisfied. I drank water. I moved around. I listened to the audio trance. I did the mirror technique.

Day 14: Recap

Another week, another recap

The second week is over. Time for a recap!

What was the best part of last week? 

The weather, meeting my new friend Angela and getting around to get some photography done. 

What was the hardest?

Following the rules – especially while being sick.

What have I learned?

That I need to stop wasting time on screens and focus on my life. Also, that I should stop watching shows about fake lives when I have my own, real life.

Three things I want to do next week:

a. Get back with medicine? 

b. Handle my finances

c. Get the apartment done to where we can visitors at any given time and not feel ashamed. 

Day 10

Rules followed: 5/8

The weather was gorgeous. I am big fall lover thus I had to be outside for the golden time and see nature’s most beautiful phase. Since my BF seems to be under a lot of stress lately, we decided not to use our phones (I broke the rule by taking pictures with it before popping out my DLSR) and instead search for serenity.

The BF chose a route to hike. It was bloody long. We got see the Löwenburg in Rhöndorf or let’s say we got to sit on ruins of a castle while we got to enjoy the most beautiful view ever – combined with beautiful weather. My weight issues were clearly presented to me on the way up as geriatric joggers passed me by while I couldn’t breathe and my heart was acting up. As a formerly thin person, I know how much easier moving around is once you drop a certain weight. I cannot wait to get there again.

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My activity tracker counted 22.993 steps until midnight. After our hike we went to Ikea to grab a bite and then walked through the entire thing without buying anything (very proud of myself). Once we got home we took quick showers and changed, then hopped on the train to meet our friends. I felt glorious. Being outside isn’t really on my mind anymore but there is nothing more relaxing than a walk through the woods.

I ate some candy, I ate real food. I enjoyed it all. For my late-night-snack after drinking, I decided to let everybody have a bite to try. Hanging out with hungry guys is a good way to drop weight because they take giant bites. I only ended up eating half of what I ordered and that was more than enough. I felt fine not eating that much. Actually, that might be the biggest change I am currently experiencing: I get by with lesser food. The down side: The BF eats up my left-overs although he himself is very unhappy with his weight and he wants to drop some weight as well.

Day 9

Rules followed: 6/8

YAY ME! I finally listened to the audio trance. I am so proud of myself. I would say that Day 9 has been the best day so far – and I am not even talking about just the rules. 6/8 is pretty good, of course, but I also had a wonderful day all together because a) the sun was out and the temperatures were a.m.a.z.i.n.g. and b) I met a really sweet girl and we had a great time hanging out (still looking for more friends) and c) got to talk to my BFF for hours on the phone and d) I moved around a lot which really boosted my energy. Just listening to the audio trance and thus the feeling of accomplishment was very satisfying. I felt like I could conquer anything. Just like the book demands, I was hungry and I felt like late-night-cake. We had some super rich cake at 11.30 pm and it didn’t even bother me. I ate slowly and left some cake on the plate but it sure was nice not having to worry about anything. The method gives you so much quality in life, I strongly recommend it anybody with weight issues.

I needed that boost. My mood had been down for the first 8 days of this journey.

Day 10 will also become very active. The BF and I will be hiking around all day – without cell phones. I cannot wait. We both look forward to getting out of the city and breathing some fresh air in the woods.

Day 2

Rules followed: 1/8

Throughout the day, I did really well. I waited until I was really hungry. I only tasted my homemade sauce once (and it good. Really good.) and I drank plenty of water. I did the mirror exercise (read the book), ate consciously and enjoyed every mouthfull. Until 8 pm, things looked like they were going pretty smoothly.

Then we received a text message.

Our friend lost his dear grandmother and it was a no-brainer to go see him and show some support. I ended up drinking a lot of beer mixed with either Coke or Sprite (four to be exact) and I snacked on some chips despite the fact that my stomach was very full due to the beer intake. We stayed out until 3 am.

Today, my ‘parents in law’ are coming over to help renovate the place, so little sleep and a lot work are ahead of me.

Day 1

Rules followed: 4.5/8

What did I eat? 

I had potato salad for breakfast, broccoli as an alternative for rice for lunch. The ‘rice’ was store-bought, I just added some oil into my wok and later some Pesto. Tasty AF. At around 8 pm, I had half a plate of fries. Late-night snack: Brötchen.

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Did I move? 

Yes. On my way to my dinner date, I missed one stop as I was listening to some good music. I realized when it was too late, got off on the next stop, walked back. After my dinner date, I stoped by my brother’s which is quite a walk from and to the station. After I had returned to the station to get home, I realized I had missed the last train and only had two minutes left to reach the last bus. Ran as fast as I could. Made it in time. Had to get on the train, only had one minute left. Ran even faster. Yelled at a lady who was blocking the stairs. Made it just in time.

Did I only eat when hungry?

Yes.  Especially my fries were way better because I really enjoyed them due to my hunger.

Did I enjoy my food? 

All but my Brötchen. I ate it on the way. After it was gone, I realized I should have taken some time to savour the taste. Next time.

Did drink plenty of water? 

Yes. Water and two glasses of wine.

Postive things about yesterday? 

Dinner date, visiting my brother and his roomie.

What would I like to do tomorrow? 

Finally get started with painting the livingroom, maybe meet some friends.

 

 

The cookie dough incident.

+++ Read the entire story including an exclusive statement from Susi L. only here on 30andskinny! +++

Cologne. On October 4th, 2017, writer Susi L. found herself bored and in the safety of her own home. While scrolling through Pinterest, she came across a post that would change her life. Based on former searches and interests, Pinterst suggested the ‘Cookie Dough Craving Fix For 1’. Upon clicking on said post, Susi discovered that she had all the ingredients but one in her home. She prepared the mix without the missing ingredient, placed the almost-ready mix in one of the cupboards so that her boyfriend would not find it once returning home from work and pretended like nothing had happened.

While Susi L. was about to walk to the grocery store in order to purchase said missing ingredient, her boyfriend asked her to drive him and their mutual friend to the movie theathre she agreed to do so. Once the men had left the car, she proceeded to drive to the next store with parking spots available. Sources say that Susi L. was seen wearing black sweatpants when she entered a local Aldi store in Cologne. An eye-witness told us that she had purchased  unsuspicious basic items such as bottled water, fruit and vegetables, oats, hummus and butter. Apart from wearing sweatpants and a track suit jacket, nothing seemed suspicious. The cashier told us that she even paid cash which she took out of an envelope that said ‘October 2017’. Her behaviour was described as that of a normal customer during later store hours. Another eye witness said that she had dark circles under her eyes and that she was very pale.

As she proceeded to load the purchases into the car, another car drove up to her and asked her about store hours and whether or not they had to pay for parking. After having parked the car, the driver approached L. one last time to ask if she herself had paid for the parking. L. declined, the man proceded and L. returned her shopping cart. The driver told us: ‘She seemed very tired and based on what I saw in her trunk, she really needs to clean out her car. There were clothes all over the trunk.’

In the car, Susi L. placed the butter on the passenger seat and turned on the seat warmer in order to soften the butter. As soon as she stepped into the kitchen she droped to bag of groceries and got out the almost-ready mix. She scooped up two tablespoons of the now-soft butter and added it to the mix. The regular spoon wouldn’t work so she had to rely on a technical device in order to create the perfect cookie dough.

L. ate the whole thing in two sessions. Upon the first bite, L. found the dough way too sweet but proceeded anyways. After watching her new-found favourite series ‘Catastrophe’, she decided to put one half of the dough into the freezer. Two episodes later, L. retrieved the second half to eat it in a second session.

As her boyfriend returned from home, she had already removed all evidence. To this day, L.’s boyfriend has no knowledge of the incident as he declined any comment. L. herself agreed to give us an exclusive statement:

Susi L.: ‘I am very ashamed of my actions. At the moment they might only hurt my teeth and my overall body fat percentage, but in the long run they might hurt my friends and family. There is no excuse for this behaviour. It’s time for me to clean up my act and change my lifestyle. Eating what was supposed to be a cookie dough fix for one person but turned out to be more than just one portion was simply wrong and I have to accept the fact that it wasn’t even that delicious and yet, I chose to eat the entire thing. It didn’t even satisfy me! I am disgusted by myself and in that night, I realized that I had hit rock bottom. Now it’s time for me to climb back up and climbing is always easier when you’re skinny so that is where 30andskinny comes into the picture. I promise to stick with Paul McKenna’s method and by the time I turn 30, I will be back at my original weight and back at the top.’