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Ruby's Daily Journal

Post  rubywong on Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:09 am

I've attempted the 5BD back in March 2010 for 1 whole month, and came out with my weight unchanged since I was doing well for 2 days, then messing up for 1 day, then doing well for 2 days again and messing up again. This time around, I want to break that cycle. I really need to lose some serious weight!

My mini goal is to lose 12 pounds by August 19, 2010. That gives me about 17 days to stick to the 5BD. Besides doing the 5BD, I also track the calories of my food because I measure everything. Hopefully writing everything down will give me a better insight as to how my diet really is and how I can change it to better my health and lose weight!

Breakfast: None
Lunch: Bowl of Barley with Pan Fried Egg White (about 140 calories)
Afternoon: Illy's Coffee with Almond Breeze (about 30 calories)
Dinner: Seeded Roll with Laughing Cow (about 235 calories)



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Re: Ruby's Daily Journal

Post  3jaysmom on Wed Aug 04, 2010 4:39 am

Welcome back!! I remember you from the old website. If you can do well for even 4 days instead of two, you will still lose weight. That has pretty much been how I've done it so far, 4-5 good, 2 days bad, lol.

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Day 2

Post  rubywong on Wed Aug 04, 2010 8:52 am

Thanks for the encouragement 3jaysmom. I remember you too. It is nice to "see" some familiar faces here. I will try harder this time!

This morning I am feeling on cloud 9 because when I jumped on the scale, it reflected a 2.4 lbs loss. I am absolutely sure that it is water weight from my previous 5BD experience, but I am still elated. It makes me want to stick harder to the diet today to see the scale go down tomorrow.

Breakfast: None
Lunch: Blueberry Crumpet with Crunchy Peanut Butter (about 160 calories)
Afternoon: Illy's Coffee with Almond Breeze (about 30 calories)
Dinner: 5 Spoonful of Moroccan Food Leftovers
Snack: Copious amounts of barley tea (no calories)


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Day 3

Post  rubywong on Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:19 am

I knew yesterday morning's weigh-in must be water weight having its affect on the scale because there is no way I can lose 2.4 lbs overnight. Well, this morning proved me correct, but I can't help but to feel a little disappointed. I am up 1 lbs from yesterday so total weigh-loss is only 1.4 lbs. Must continue on!

Breakfast: None
Lunch: Strawberry Walnut Salad (about 220 calories)
Snack: Guayaki Yerba Mate Lemon Elation (about 55 calories)
Dinner: Cooked Barley with Pan Fried Egg (about 170 calories)


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Day 4

Post  rubywong on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:23 am

This morning I was down 1 lbs from yesterday. Total weight loss of 2.5 lbs. I am very glad the scale moved down today. I guess I am on track to hitting my goal with my average weight loss of 0.83 lbs per day, but I have not gone through the weekend yet and those days are the hardest to stick to the 5BD.

Breakfast: None
Lunch: Egg White Omelet w/ Veggies (about 120 calories)
Snack: Guayaki Yerba Mate Lemon Elation (about 55 calories)
Dinner: Pumpkin Porridge & Bean Sprouts (calories unknown)
Snack: Pirates Booty (about 130 calories)


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Day 5

Post  rubywong on Sat Aug 07, 2010 8:26 pm

I went out for Japanese Shabu Shabu and ate a normal amount of food, but felt overly stuffed afterward. I guess my stomach has shrunk. No weigh in today.

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Day 6

Post  rubywong on Sun Aug 08, 2010 10:49 pm

Ate more than normal on the 5BD, but I am still content with my diet considering it is the weekend.

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Post  3jaysmom on Mon Aug 09, 2010 5:26 am

this weekend was one of those like yours where I ate more than 5 bites for my two meals, but not that much, and I gained 5 pounds!?! I'm assuming it was just from the fact that it was salty food, but geez.... The worst thing is that I had 5 bites for BF, so now I have to try to go untill dinner! The weekends can be a killer!

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Day 7

Post  rubywong on Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:27 am

Losing weight has proven to be a long and hard journey. I ate decently over the weekend although it was not strictly on the 5BD. This morning I weighed myself and was 1.5 lbs up since Friday morning. I attribute it to the fact that a part of my "weight loss" is purely water weight and not actual fat loss so I feel comfortable with the fluctuations after I eat normally. So after 5 days of the 5BD, I have lost a grand total of 1 pound. It is pretty discouraging considering how much time has passed, but I will take whatever I can get.

Breakfast: None
Lunch: Bowl of Cooked Barley with 2 Egg Whites (about 140 calories)
Dinner: Alot of food

Not exactly a 5BD friendly day.

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Day 8, 9 & 10

Post  rubywong on Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:01 pm

After falling off the wagon on Monday, the following 3 days were normal eating days, meaning, not on the 5BD. I am normally an exerciser when I am not on the 5BD. I went to the gym today since I felt like I had the energy to do so. I feel so much more livelier after hitting the gym.

I think on days that I eat more than an ideal 5BD day, I will go to the gym since strictly following the 5BD does not seem to work for me. Total weight loss as of this morning is 1.6 lbs from Day 1. Better "will" tomorrow.

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Day 1 Again

Post  rubywong on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:17 pm

It's nice to see the forum more lively again. Another day 1 for me today. I need to give it my 100% because as the year is wrapping up, it is getting harder and harder to lose the weight! Company Year End Party, Friend's Birthday, House Warming Party, and Family visits are ALL coming up!!

I feel like I haven't been totally transparent about my weight because I only report my losses and gains relative to my weight, but I never really stated my true weight. Gotta give it my 100%, be committed and accountable.

So here it is. My weight as of this morning is 114.1 lbs. My goal initial goal is to be 105 lbs, and final goal is to be somewhere around 100 lbs which was my former weight.

Bfast: None
Lunch: Greek Yogurt w/ Fresh Fruit & Almond Slices (about 180 calories)
Snack: Lipton Milk Tea w/ Condensed Milk (about 45 calories)
Dinner: Garlic String Beans (about 75 calories)
Snack: 1/4 Frozen Banana w/ Chocolate & Almonds (about 75 calories)

I tried the Yerba Mate tea as well. Not only does it suppress my appetite, it gave me immense energy for the gym! I did 65 minutes of elliptical today.


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Re: Ruby's Daily Journal

Post  teaismyhappyplace on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:22 pm

i know what u mean about things getting harder from here on out. With the holidays and all that lovely home cooking coming up, sticking to a diet is tough. Thats why i too am trying to get down to my goal weight by the end of the month. At least then i know that october i can have some candy on halloween, and i can afford a big pig out thanksgiving and whatever else as long as i behave for a little while after wards so i can drop whatever i gained. Good luck!!!!

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Re: Ruby's Daily Journal

Post  rubywong on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:26 pm

Tea -- thanks so much for the encouragement! (Sipping on Yerba Mate right now)

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Post  teaismyhappyplace on Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:29 pm

isnt it lovely? i think its my new favorite tea. Especially since it cuts the appetite, and its tasty!!

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Day 2

Post  rubywong on Fri Sep 17, 2010 9:42 am

I thought I did pretty well yesterday, so I was slightly disappointed when the scale reflected no loss for this morning. Still 114.1 lbs.

Bfast: None
Lunch: Greek Yogurt with Banana, Strawberries & Almond Slices (about 180 calories)
Snack: S'mores (about 200 calories)
Dinner: TBD

Sipping Yerba Mate with a packet of True Lemon. So delicious! Taste similar to the can version of the Yerba Mate called Lemon Elation minus the sugar. ^_^

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