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Day 99 - 25th September 2012

Sep 25, 2012 - 0 comments

10stone 7lbs again - this is the 5th morning I have weighed the same.  The ounces are slowly coming down and I am hoping that tomorrow may even see a 146lbs on the scales instead of 147.  The rate of weight loss is beginning to slow down quite a bit now but at least it is still going down.

Yesterday, I knew that I was going to have a “ready meal” from Sainsburys…. So because I already knew the meal would contain 783 Calories I budgeted this into my 1000 calorie allowance for the day.  For Breakfast I have 75g of cottage cheese & pineapple (60 calories) and the same for lunch (60 calories) so this left me 97 calories for pudding – so I had 97 calories worth of strawberries!

My husband and I both had the same thing for evening meal – I was feeling a bit lazy and could not be bothered to cook – so the microwave meal was ideal.  It is not often that we eat “ready meals” so it was almost like having treat!

I had my usual 2 litres of water during the day and talking of  water …..


We all know that water is good for us, but often the reasons are a little fuzzy…. So here are a few reasons why I have decided to make sure I drink at least 2 litres every day.

Good for the Heart. The heart doesn't have to work as hard to pump the blood round the body – this is good for the blood pressure too I think.  I found an article which said A six-year study published in the May 1, 2002 American Journal of Epidemiology found that those who drink more than 5 glasses of water a day were 41% less likely to die from a heart attack during the study period than those who drank less than two glasses

Good for the Skin. Not drinking enough water allows fine lines and wrinkles deepen. Water flushes out impurities and improves circulation and it definitely seems to plump up the skin.  I have really noticed this since I have increased my water intake.

Good for the Digestion. Water helps to get rid of  waste products from the body.  If you are dehydrated, your body will absorb water meant for your colon and other areas of the body and cause constipation.  Water also helps to prevent kidney stones forming, especially if you add some fresh lemon juice to it.  The lemon juice contains a high concentration of citrate which naturally inhibit kidney stone formation.

Good when Exercising. Exercise requires additional water. Being dehydrated can slow you down and making it harder to keep going.  Muscles contain a lot of water, and when exercising it is important to replenish the water so that the body does not have to use it’s stored water.  I usually make sure I drink water before, during and after exercise.  I read somewhere that if you weigh yourself before you exercise and drink water during your exercise session, if you weigh the same when you have finished exercising, then you have drunk the right amount.  If you weigh less, then the weight loss is purely water.

Good to avoid Dehydration. Being dehydrated depleats your energy and makes you feel tired.  If you're thirsty, you're already dehydrated and this can lead to headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness, dizziness and other symptoms.

Good for Weight Loss. Water is one of the best tools for weight loss because it doesn't have any calories, fat, carbs or sugar – and it is a good appetite suppressant.  Sometime I would think I was hungry, when in fact I was actually dehydrated.  I have also sometimes found that when I have a headache, drinking a glass of water often makes it go away without the need for medication.

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