I Don’t Know How I Put on Weight Doing This (Looks like an ‘F’ in Herbology then…)

Love Herbology? Not so much...

I honestly have no idea how I put on weight on my 'Back to Hogwarts' Herbology diet this week.

On top of the herbs, teas and supplements, I walked 8-10 miles a day, which my pedometer says should give me around an extra 1200 calories to play with.

Beginning weight: 213.3lbs
Ending weight: 215lbs

I did get hungrier and eat more than usual, but I didn't think I ate that much more. I think the biggest difference was that I ate more bread.

But I also ate all kinds of herbs and vegetables for energy, metabolism boosting and weight loss, not to mention the herbal teas every night that were basically laxatives. I put so much into the 'output' side of the equation, I can't believe I still outweighed it!

But I do love this shirt... 🙂

Still, some things were good this week. My insomnia (waking in the early hours) almost vanished this week, which was a fantastic improvement.

I felt much better for walking so far. Strangely, it made me want to go swimming.

The herbal teas weren't bad either, and I'll have them there if I need them.

I learned that prunes aren't that bad if they're still soft, but it's so not worth giving them to toddlers, even to keep the peace.

I learned that Spirulina Live Granola bars taste a bit like dried bananas and soap, but if you can get used to that they do produce a nice little energy boost later on in the day.

I also learned that green tea in a can isn't worth it: just make it with a tea bag and leave it to go cold in the cup for the same taste and effect.

And finally, I learned never again to get whichever of the weight loss supplemments from Jamba Juice doubles the size of your smoothie by filling it up with gross disgusting whey protein. Yum.

Let's hope it goes better next week!

The Naked Now What?!

Remembering the Ice Bucket Challenge - it's been so hot here lately I could almost do it again!

Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge!
(It actually wasn't that bad).

Well, I thought I'd managed to avoid it, but here it is: the ice bucket challenge!

So I was thinking this week should be 'The Naked Now' week, since they were frozen and taking cold showers in their clothes.

I can't recommend 'take so many drugs or get so sick you forget to eat anything'!

Frozen foods, or smoothies, perhaps? I'm not very keen on smoothies (too much sugar) so that's one for another day I think!

Meanwhile, we've had a few birthdays and I'm gradually reading through the next diet book, so like Arnie, 'I'll Be Back'...

Oh yes, and I Challenge YOU! 🙂

PS: Looking back on the Ice Bucket Challenge a year later, it really wasn't that bad - in fact it's been so hot recently I was almost tempted to do it again. But not really.


Did you do the Ice Bucket Challenge? Or can you think of a diet for 'The Naked Now'? Post your comments here...

(Star Trek: The Next Generation, Season 1, Episode 2: 'The Naked Now' © CBS. Watch 'The Naked Now' free on hulu.com)


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