Week 5: I’m doing ok

27th January 2020img_1271

I had a pretty bad week in week 4 (which I will also be posting tonight) but I did ok this week. I had a great weekdays and got a a lot off of my chest in a few ranting sessions. I am starting to see not only the physical benefits of eating right and exercising but the mental benefits too. I feel like I can cope better with my feelings and that I actually have energy to do something more than sit on the sofa and watch endless shows on Netflix.

Oh and I also weighed myself I have lost 7lbs since the 1st of January.

 

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. 

Monday- day 27

Good start to the week, I wanted to make sure that I was prepared this week so I spent the evening preparing our breakfasts and dinners.

Breakfast: Dark chocolate and almond protein shake (203 cal) and crumpet thins (159 cal) with butter (29 cal) = 391 cal

Lunch: Homemade garlic chicken and rice soup (281 cal) with an apple (78 cal) and popcorn (87 cal) = 448 cal

Dinner: Pasta arrabbiata (451 cal) = 451 cal

Total Calories: 1642 cal

 

Tuesday- day 28

I found these amazing balanced bowls from M&S and they weren’t too bad in price but they were high in protein and were quite filling, I managed to make it the whole day without snacking.

Breakfast: Dark chocolate and almond protein shake (203 cal) and crumpet thins (159 cal) with butter (29 cal) = 391 cal

Lunch: Balanced for you – chilli & rice bowl (318 cal), popcorn (87 cal), babybell (84 cal) and an apple (78 cal) = 567 cal 

Dinner: Pasta arrabbiata (452 cal) = 452 cal

Total Calories: 1626 cal 

 

Wednesday- day 29

I haven’t found the reduction in calories too bad, I feel like I may over eat because I feel like I can, however my portion sizes have reduced and I don’t feel the hunger or the cravings, long may it last.

Breakfast: Dark chocolate and almond protein shake (203 cal) and crumpet thins (159 cal) with butter (29 cal) = 391 cal

Lunch: Balanced for you – pasta bolognese (330 cal), popcorn (87 cal), pretzels (84 cal), babybell (84 cal) and an apple (78 cal) = 665 cal 

Dinner: Beef kofta curry and salad (249 cal) = 249 cal

Total Calories: 1562 cal

 

 

Thursday- day 30

I enjoyed making a bigger breakfast today as I knew I would need the stamina to make it through the day and then my workout before the end of my day. Really enjoying everything. This was also my weigh day and I was super excited! Really pleased with the result.

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs (202 cal) on toast (89 cal) with roasted tomatoes (12 cal) and bacon medallions (135 cal) = 438 cal

Lunch: Coronation chicken salad (753 cal) = 753 cal

Dinner: Beef kofta curry and salad (249 cal) = 249 cal

Total Calories: 1627 cal

1 hour gym session: 244 cal

 

Friday- day 31

I wanted to end this here as it was the end of the month and for logistics sake I want to end my week on a Friday as I can then write on a Saturday. Nice end to the week, had an old favourite!

Breakfast: Dark chocolate and almond protein shake (203 cal) and crumpet thins (159 cal) with butter (29 cal) = 391 cal

Lunch: Balanced for you – pasta bolognese (330 cal), popcorn (87 cal), pretzels (84 cal), babybell (84 cal) and an apple (78 cal) = 665 cal 

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

Total Calories: 1647 cal

Weekly Review

Monday – Daily Calorie goal: 1650 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Tuesday – Daily Calorie goal: 1650 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Wednesday – Daily Calorie goal: 1650 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Thursday – Daily Calorie goal: 1650 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Friday – Daily Calorie goal: 1650 EF015001-950D-45CF-863E-18722F79F5C9

Until next time!

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