Week 2: Back to work

img_12726th January 2020

As always if you are interested feel free to read but a reminder that this is a diary that I am enjoying writing to keep me on track. 

I am so excited about this week, I have made some soup, batch cooked and made sure my lunches were ready. I have done somme exercise and I feel like I have started things off right. Cravings have been difficult this week as I have been coming down from the Christmas/New Year sugar high. I have wanted “all the carbs” and “all the chocolate” but I have tried to be balanced and worked my backside off. Sleep has been amazing this week and I already feel 10x better for starting. I’ve been thinking of how I would like to continue and how I can keep up the motivation. I have decided that I want to plan some exciting things that get me out and about, maybe try some classes in the next month, but also make time for hobbies and friends; as my mental health is just as important as my physical health. ps. I won’t be adding everything I eat in a day  (i.e. snacks) but I will keep track of my daily calories. 

Daily Calorie Goal: 1750| Daily Water Goal: 2.5L| Weekly Exercise Goal: 2 hrs

Monday- day 6

Well I had a rubbish sleep but I am drowning in caffeine with the effort of plodding on.  I felt it today, waking up after a long time off is always difficult but I did it, worked hard and then went straight to the gym after work before having some leftovers which I am very glad that I made. Early night tonight!

Breakfast: Banana Protein shake (141 cal) and Strawberries (23 cal) = 164 cal

Lunch: Apple (71 cal), grapes (60 cal) and an edamame bean salad (75 cal), Made Without Wheat pasta (419 cal) and chill prawns (82 cal) = 707 cal

Dinner: Leftover homemade Irish stew (518 cal) with buttery (73 cal) rustic bread (220 cal) = 841 cal

Water: 2.5L

1 hour gym session: various core, weights, stretches |  Total Calories Burnt: 344 cal

Total Calories: 1608

 

Tuesday- day 7

Feeling much more rejuvenated today after a proper sleep with no devices or distractions to keep me awake, feeling the workout yesterday as some muscles let me know that I worked hard. I was pleasantly surprised that I felt full yesterday with my breakfast and lunch, I didn’t feel the need to snack or graze which is where the danger is at work! Looking forward to today, prepared and ready to go.

Breakfast: Protein shake (141 cal), strawberries (23 cal) = 164 cal

Lunch: grapes (60 cal), popcorn (96 cal), 77g roast Chicken (82 cal), buttery (58 cal) rustic bread (243 cal) and homemade spring vegetable soup (157 cal) (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p.164) = 697 cal

Dinner: Crispy Chicken Chinese Wrap () (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p.68) = 555 cal

Water: 2.5L

Total Calories: 1855 cal

 

Wednesday- day 8

Really getting back into work and enjoying cooking different foods again. Todays recipe came from the Wagamama book and I loved it! Could have done without the extra pork but it was great. Starting to get my sleeping pattern back so good all around. 

Breakfast: Protein shake (141 cal), Strawberries (23 cal) and a breakfast biscuit (192 cal) = 467 cal

Lunch: Homemade Spring vegetable soup (157 cal) (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p.164) with a roll (200 cal), grapes (60 cal) and popcorn (87 cal) = 504 cal

Dinner: Pork and Shiitake Donburi with brown rice (714 cal) (Wagamama: Feed your Soul, p.26) = 714 cal

Water: 3 L

Total Calories: 1874

 

Thursday- day 9

Another gym day and I was feeling great so I really wanted to push myself, added weight on squats and adding more complicated moves into floor work as well as a quick burst on the treadmill. Enjoying getting back into exercise and had my Donburi veggie. 

Breakfast: Protein shake (141 cal), and breakfast biscuits (192 cal) = 333 cal

Lunch: Homemade Spring vegetable soup (157 cal) (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p.164), roll (200 cal), grapes (60 cal), banana loaf (98 cal) and cheese crackers (92 cal)  = 653 cal

Dinner: Leftover Shiitake Donburi and brown rice (653 cal) (Wagamama: Feed your Soul, p.26) = 653 cal

Water: 2.75L 

1hr 15mins gym session: walk, squats, weights, stretches |  Total Calories Burnt: 529 cal

Total Calories: 1360

 

Friday- day 10

Last day at work and came home early, I got sucked into some work and looked at the clock and it was 8pm and I hadn’t had any tea, so I thew in a frozen lasagna that I keep for emergencies. I couldn’t eat all of my lunch and have noticed that my appetite is decreasing which can only be a good thing!

Breakfast: Protein powder with semi skimmed milk (237 cal) and breakfast biscuit (192 cal) = 429 cal

Lunch: Made Without Wheat pasta (320 cal) and salad (67 cal), grapes (60 cal), popcorn (135 cal) = 582 cal

Dinner: Count on us Lasagne (358 cal) and roll (200 cal) = 558 cal

Water: 2.5L

Total Calories: 1758 cal

 

Saturday- day 11

Today’s challenge was eating out. With some expert guidance I went for the black tiger prawn and crab parpadelle, I didn’t want too many calories so I asked them to swap the pasta with some fresh veggies, which they did (broccoli, cauliflower and mangetout). The rest of the day was a bit of a lazy one, I made sure I had a food plan for next week and got the shopping in so that I would be prepared and can keep myself on track. 

Breakfast: Protein shake (141 cal), and breakfast biscuits (192 cal) = 333 cal

Lunch: Black tiger prawn and crab in a creamy white wine sauce with fresh vegetables (360 cal) = 360 cal

Dinner: Chicken Tonkatsu  (592 cal), (Wagamama: Feed your Soul, p.70 ) brown rice (85 cal) and salad (58 cal) = 735 cal

Water: 2.5L

Total Calories: 1804 cal

 

Sunday- day 12

Today was a day to sort some things out, to get rid of the Christmas cobwebs and clean the house as well as get myself focused for the week. I spent some relaxing time with Jon and did all the ironing I could bear, I knew this would be exciting content…

Breakfast: Coco Pops (116 cal) with raspberries (19 cal) and semi skimmed milk (74 cal) = 209 cal

Lunch: Ploughman’s platter (669 cal) (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p.95) = 669 cal

Dinner: Chicken Tonkatsu (350 cal) (Wagamama: Feed your Soul, p.70 ) and salad (58 cal) = 408 cal

Water: 2.5L

Total Calories: 1750 cal

 

Weekly Review

Monday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9| Daily Water Goal: 2.5L EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Tuesday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2 | Daily Water Goal: 2.5LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Wednesday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2 | Daily Water Goal: 2.5LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Thursday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9| Daily Water Goal: 2.5LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Friday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2| Daily Water Goal: 2.5LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Saturday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2 | Daily Water Goal: 2.5LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Sunday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9| Daily Water Goal: 2.5LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Weekly food goal: 12,250 cal | Total Weekly Calories eaten:  12,009 calEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9
Weekly gym goal: 2hrsEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9|  Total Weekly Calories burnt: 873 cal 

 

Congratulations if you made it this far, why don’t you let me know how you are getting on with your new year new me diets?

Let me know if you have any tips or tricks to help me get through!

Until next time!

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