Week 3: Cravings

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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. 

What. a. week.

I am very happy to put this week behind me and say that I have survived it. I have not really had too much trouble with my calories until this week, I’ve not had enough protein and I have been feeling old habits sneak back in, but with some good advice and motivation I just about managed to stay on track. I am determined to make next week better. I’ve got to regroup and keep moving forward!

Next week I will also post a monthly update on my weight loss and a look at my weight loss goals. Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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

Monday- day 13

This was a good day, long but worth it, didn’t do too bad and feel like I am making some good choices. I’ve opted for some balanced ready meals for lunch as I was staying at work late and knew I wouldn’t have much time to prepare for the next few days.

Breakfast: Maple and Pecan flakes (228 cal), blueberries (62 cal) and semi skimmed milk (67 cal) = 357 cal

Lunch: Balanced for you chicken & bacon carbonara (484 cal), proper corn (87 cal), black grapes (72 cal), mini light babybell (42 cal) = 685 cal

Dinner: Chipotle turkey meatballs and wholemeal spaghetti (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p.120 ) = 333 cal

Water: 2L

Total Calories: 1797 cal

Tuesday- day 14

Cravings kicked in majorly today, I wasn’t too fond of my lunch and I just wanted to snack on crisps and chocolate. I resisted the urge and stayed somewhat on track. I also took a very muddy walk through the forest and did twinged my back a little. Nothing major, a few stretches and a warm shower I was good to go.

Breakfast: Maple and Pecan flakes (228 cal), strawberries (24 cal) and semi skimmed milk (90 cal) = 342 cal

Lunch: Balanced for you Pulled pork ramen (308 cal), pear (48 cal), grapes (72 cal), mini pretzels (95 cal), chicken (130 cal), babybell (126 cal) = 779 cal

Dinner:  Chipotle turkey meatballs and wholemeal spaghetti (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p. 120) = 396 cal

Water: 2L

Forest walk |  Total Calories Burnt: 290 cal

Total Calories: 1936 – 290 = 1646 cal

Wednesday- day 15

Pretty good day, nothing ridiculous happened today, very chilled evening and I tried to get to bed early.  Could have definetly have drunk more water though, I think that has been a big struggle this week.

Breakfast: Maple and Pecan flakes (270 cal), strawberries (24 cal) and semi skimmed milk (90 cal) = 384 cal

Lunch: Ploughman’s lunch (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p. 95) = 829 cal

Dinner: Cheesy bean and pepper Quasidilla, with homemade salsa and BBQ wedges (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p.92 ) = 474 cal 

Water: 1.5L

Total Calories: 2027 cal

Thursday- day 16

CRAVINGS… I f*cking hate them, I had a majorly tough day and very nearly talked myself out of going to the gym. All I wanted to do was binge and sit in peace and quiet, this has been my toughest day yet, but I did it. I kept moving forward and got some amazing advice about snacks that could fill me up and keep me on track. I am proud of this day.

Breakfast: Cocopops (116 cal), Semi Skimmed milk (90 cal), strawberries (24 cal) = 230 cal

Lunch: Jacket potato (218 cal) and salad (372 cal) = 590 cal

Dinner: Cheesy bean and pepper Quasidilla, with homemade salsa and BBQ wedges (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p. 92) = 474 cal 

Water: 2.5L

1 hour gym session: 375 cal 

Total Calories: 2013 cal – 375 cal = 1638 cal

Friday- day 17

I forgot to have breakfast…no really, like actually forgot. I mean who does that?! I was very down on my calories today but I think the other days will be ok to substitute for this. Amazing dinner made by the other half, enjoying the food I get to eat!

Breakfast: …

Lunch: Balance for you Parmesan Chicken and mushroom tagliatelle (444 cal), seafood sticks (70 cal), mini light babybell (84 cal) =598 cal

Dinner: Keema pie and peas (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p. 182) = 500 cal 

Water: 2L

Total Calories: 1396 cal

Saturday- day 18

Today was a meh kind of day, I feel a little tired and worn out, which of course leads to wanting to veg in front of the TV and eat my body weight in low calorie snacks. Ok so I did a little of this but I also tried to be productive and creative. Tomorrow will be a bit more active I am sure.

Breakfast: Frosties (94 cal), strawberries (31 cal), semi skimmed milk (103 cal), papaya (57 cal) and lime (1 cal) = 286 cal

Lunch: Ploughman’s lunch (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p. 95 ) = 652 cal

Dinner: Keema pie and peas (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p. 182) = 500 cal 

Water: 1.5L

Total Calories: 2087 cal

Sunday- day 19

Very productive day today! We began the day with a lovely breakfast and I made some lunches and protein shakes for next week. I am eating out on Monday for book club so I tried to look at the menu to see if I could make good choices. Wish me luck!

Breakfast: Smoked salmon (97 cal) on buttered (86 cal) toast (210 cal) with poached eggs (142 cal) and grilled tomatoes (10 cal) = 545 cal

Lunch: Orange, carrot and beetroot salad (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p. 78 ) (72 cal) with roast chicken (182 cal) = 254 cal

Dinner: Stuffed mushrooms (Pinch of Nom: Everyday Light, p. 107-108) (296 cal) with sweet potato fries (90 cal) = 386 cal

Water: 2L

Total Calories: 1750

Weekly Review

Monday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2| Daily Water Goal: 2L EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Tuesday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9 | Daily Water Goal: 2LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Wednesday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2 | Daily Water Goal: 2L4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2

Thursday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9| Daily Water Goal: 2LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Friday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9| Daily Water Goal: 2LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Saturday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2 | Daily Water Goal: 2L 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2

Sunday – Daily Calorie goal: 1750 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9| Daily Water Goal: 2LEF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Weekly food goal: 12,250 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2 | Total Weekly Calories eaten: 12,341
Weekly gym goal: 2hrs 4-46380_ok-clipart-transparent-red-x-in-a-box.png-2|  Total Weekly Calories burnt: 665 cal

 

Oh dear, let me know how you’ve felt this week and if there is anything that has helped you keep on track!

Until next time!

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