Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Reboot Challenge: Day 10


I've surprised myself by hanging in here real good, and have reached Day 10 of the challenge!  (In case you missed what it's all about, look here)

At times it's really easy to follow, and at times I have had a battle of note with myself.
It goes something like this:
Just a bite of choccie? What harm could that do? No Jess! Don't do it! Aw, but who will know? You! You will know! You can't start this and not finish it! Aaaah, uuuuuh, crap! OK! Let's eat grapes.
Hmm, a small glass of vino? That's fine, right? No! It's not fine! Wait until May, it's NOT that far away! Ag OK then grumpypants, let's have some diluted fruit juice in a pretty glass with lots of ice and pretend it's a cocktail.
Ooooh Mia didn't finish all her pasta, shall I have a bite? No, no, no, you can't, you mustn't, you won't!


So!  I weighed and measured myself today, and the results are great!  Definitely enough to keep me motivated for the next 20 days and beyond!

Weight loss since day 1:  2.5kg
Centimetre loss since day 1:  -4cm around chest, -4cm around tummy, -2cm around hips, -2cm around thigh.  YAY!

I must admit that I've always been sceptical of eating plans that let you lose weight quickly, I have always been of the opinion that slow is good, slow is healthy.  But flip, this journey has been taking so long, I figured if I can lose the weight quickly, then I would much rather work hard to maintain the weight, than work hard to lose it.  Also, this is really not a 'fad diet', it's an eating plan, it's a way of life.  I'm definitely still planning on following the Paleo way of eating when this is done.

I had a bit of a detox headache on Day 2 and 3.  Day 4-6 I was really quite moody and irritable.  Since then my energy levels have been awesome, and it's so nice to not feel bloated.  So relieved that I'm sleeping OK - there were about 3 nights last week where I woke up and struggled to fall asleep again, and a few of my friends who did Reboot did struggle with insomnia.  Thankfully I'm sleeping fine again now!

Although cooking dinner does take me a little bit longer than usual sometimes, preparing veggies etc, I'm really enjoying the meals i've been making!  I like how this challenge has helped me think beyond my usual meals, and I really do my best to zhoosh my meals up so that they're tasty.  I honestly don't miss bread, pasta, milk, cheese, yoghurt or oats at all!

Wyn is super supportive of my challenge, which is awesome, and helps lots.

Breakfasts are hard sometimes, because the Reboot meals do take some time to prepare, whether it's scrambled egg or a smoothie - so if I need a super quick breakfast I just have a banana, and then a protein snack with it, like nuts or biltong.  Luckily mostly I do have enough time, and I LOVE scrambled eggs with tomato diced into it, and avo on the side, delish.

I'm wearing my college Guess jeans today - it feels amazing!!

Reboot is awesome!


  1. Those results are SMASHING the records! Well done, Jess - you deserve each and every gram and each and every cm lost. I knew you could do it! Simply inspiring! I want in on the success! Going to tap you for lots of advise when I get around to doing the reboot! xx

    1. Thanks Debs! Ooooh yes, get in on the success, please, I will willingly give all my advice, recipe ideas etc that I can to help u!!

  2. You are doing amazingly! Such awesome awesome results. I can't wait to hear your results at the end, I know that they are going to be great.

    I totally get the mind war, but the right side is winning each argument so you are doing just fine. Well done!

    1. Thanks Rox! I'm sure the weightloss is going to slow a bit now, the first bit always goes faster as I think after Easter weekend I was quite bloated.
      But it's really going SURPRISINGLY well, gosh!

  3. Well done on the weight loss Jess... I am down 4kgs, but back to day 1 after my horrible weekend..

    1. 4kgs down is amazing!!! I'm sure your weekend didn't do too much damage, but sorry you're back to day 1. I think I would have easily caved if I could have just added another day onto Reboot, but the thought of starting at Day 1 - oh no! Lol! Good luck!!

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