Thursday, 29 September 2011

Day 31 (Thursday)

My portion sizes were way too big today, I need to put away leftovers before I sit down and eat dinner, otherwise I always go back for more. Or just cook less delicious food maybe.

Breakfast 8:00am: Smoothie (protein powder, yogurt, milk, frozen raspberries, coffee, vital greens), 1 slice multigrain toast with vegemite and peanut butter - 594cal, 55.2g carb (this was after doing weights).

Snack 11am: Ham and cottage cheese - 108cal, 1.1g carb.

Lunch 1:30pm: Chicken in salsa and lettuce - 547cal, 23.2g carb.

Snack 3:30pm: Laughing cow cheese and 2 roses chocolates (one of the clients bought them in, which is rare!) - 149cal, 16.7g carb.

Snack 5pm: Low fat vanilla yogurt - 131cal, 21.2g carb.

Pre-dinner snacking whilst waiting for the kitchen to be free: Dried fruit and nuts -115cal, 10.8g carb.

Dinner 8:30pm: Beef, broccoli, carrot and water chestnut stir fry with oyster sauce - 585cal, 29.5g carb.

Total calories: 2230
Total carbs: 157.6g
Exercise: 30mins heavy weights (chalean push 3) -229cal, 30mins walking - 126cal (-355 total)

Final calories: 1875
Calorie balance: -515
Carb balance: -57.6g

Exercising just makes me want to eat and eat and eat. It was way easier to not go over my calorie limit when I wasn't exercising at all, but I feel way better when I am exercising and I want toned arms so fuck it.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Day 30 (Wednesday) - Cravings of dooooom

Today was clear proof that if you have a serious, hard-core craving for something you should just have it, cuz otherwise you'll end up eating all this other stuff AND the thing you were craving as well. I could have saved myself so many calories today if I'd just bought the goddamn chocolate in the afternoon when I was craving it, instead of trying to make do with all these other things and then ending up eating it later that night anyway.

No exercise today because I was going to run after work but then the crazy storm happened and by the time I got home, saturated from the waist down, I decided that sitting on the couch and watching a movie was a way better idea than trying to do some form of exercise in the apartment.

Breakfast 7:30am: Natural muesli with low fat vanilla yogurt and strawberries, coffee with skim milk - 423cal, 71.4g carb.

Oh my lord, this was soooooooo goood after not having carbs for breakfast for so long!

Snack 11am: Laughing cow cheese and an apple - 97cal, 15.5g carb.

Snack 12pm: Pumpkin seeds - 76cal, 2.5g carb.

Lunch 1:30pm: Chicken jambalaya with cauliflower "rice", coffee with skim milk - 306cal, 14.2g carb.

Snack 3:30pm: Ham and cottage cheese - 73cal, 1.4g carb.

Snack 4:30pm: Jarrah chocolatte with low fat milk - 109cal, 13.4g carb.

This was when I was seriously craving chocolate, so I had a Jarrah chocolatte instead, which held off the chocolate craving for a bit and also made me feel really ill (hence stopping any other desire to eat) because of the milk (I'm lactose intolerant to some degree, milk is the dairy product I have the worst reaction to, I usually drink lactose free or soy when I can but work doesn't provide it).

Dinner 7:30pm: Chicken and veggies in salsa - 657cal, 27.8g carb.

After dinner binge-fest: Ham, dried fruit and nuts, peanut butter and finally some chocolate - 274cal, 13.1g carb.

Total calories: 2013
Total carbs: 159.1g
Calorie balance: -653
Carb balance: -59.1g

Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Day 29 - Weigh in day!

Finally some movement on the scales! I think my scales are completely dodgy though, losing over a kg since yesterday seems slightly unrealistic, but I'm going to go with it anyway!

Current weight: 74.4kg
Starting weight: 75.8kg

Weight loss to date: 1.4kg

Short term goal: 70.8kg
Weight til goal: 3.6kg
Days until S&S: 10

Clearly I'm not going to make my goal weight by next Friday, unless I starve myself, which is just not worth it for a number on the scales, so now I'm going to focus on increasing my exercise so that maybe I will be slightly more toned by next week.  I think reducing my carb intake so much has been really detrimental on my normal exercise routine because I've just been too tired to do it, so I'm going to increase it a bit and hopefully have enough energy to workout like I used to.

I'm going to do Chalean 3 times this week and 3 times next week and do some cardio and lots of stomach exercises. Given the short time-frame it probably won't make much difference, but maybe it will, every little bit will help.

I really don't know where these 5 weeks have gone, they've flown by and I've pretty much failed the task I set myself. Time to re-evaluate my approach.

Day 28 (Tuesday) - Food

I had some left over salad from the weekend that I had to use up today, so that kind of instigated an end to the protein-only thing.. can't say I'm sad to see it go!

Breakfast 7:30am: Omelette and coffee with skim milk - 185cal, 6.3g carb.

Snack 11am: Laughing cow low fat cheese - 57cal, 1.8g carb.

Snack 12pm: Low fat greek yogurt and oatbran - 157cal, 14.9g carb.

Lunch 1:30pm: Fish and salad - 175cal, 13.6g carb.

Snack 3:30pm: Ham and cottage cheese - 154cal, 4.6g carb.

Dinner 8:00pm: Chicken and vegetables in salsa and a glass of red wine - 751cal, 27.8g carb.

Total calories: 1478
Total carbs: 68.9g
Exercise: 30mins walking -127 cal, 25mins Chalean push 1 (heavy weights) -192cal (-319 total)

Final calories: 1159
Calorie balance: 201 (WOO! Firmly in the black, despite drinking wine and eating delicious dinner)
Carb balance: 31.3g (Also firmly in the black!)

Monday, 26 September 2011

Day 28 (Tuesday) - Grrr

Bah, I weighed myself this morning and I was back up to 75.4kg, so it's like last weeks effort meant nothing. I am rapidly losing faith in my ability to lose any weight at all. I only have two weeks left now so it's looking pretty unlikely that I'll look any different to how I do now.  Maybe I should just go back to eating whatever the hell I feel like, instead of wasting my time eating fucking cottage cheese!

Day 27 (Monday)

I'm not going to bother putting the weekend up, Saturday was probably okay because I think the only meal I ate was dinner.. it was a veggie burger and chips and some garlic bread, but still, it's a lot less than I would normally eat. Sunday was pretty bad, I think I was almost double what I should have been eating calorie-wise, probably making up for Saturday.

Breakfast 10am: 350g Jalna low fat greek yogurt, coffee with skim milk - 399cal, 34.5g carb.

Snack 12pm: Smoked salmon and cottage cheese -  178cal, 3.5g carb.

Lunch 2pm: Fish - 79cal, 1.1g carb.

Snack 3:30pm: Soy latte - 156cal, 12g carb.

Snack 5pm: Ham and cottage cheese - 90cal, 3.8g carb.

Dinner 8pm: 500g chicken with soy sauce and garlic - 718cal, 8.5g carb (waaaay too much chicken but it's so damn tasty that I just keep eating it instead of keeping some for lunch, next time I will just have to cook half of it).

Total calories: 1619
Total carbs: 63.3g
Exercise: 30mins walking - -127cal

Final calories: 1492
Calorie balance: -132
Carb balance: 36.7g

I ate more carbs today than I have been on previous pure protein attack days, I think it's because I've been eating heaps of yogurt, which seems to have lots of carbs in it.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Day 24 (Friday) - Woot 1.7kg down!

I weighed myself this morning and I was 73.8kg, which is a loss of 1.7kg in 2 days! That's amazing! I know it's probably water weight and I'll gain it back over the weekend but it's still pretty awesome. I think I'll be doing the Dukan diet until S&S because it seems to work and it's easy to stick to. My apologies to Jen for giving her so much shit about this diet before! :P

I'm posting my food now because I'm going to a party tonight and all bets are off! Actually tomorrow will probably be the issue because I'll be hungover and wanting delicious carbs.

Breakfast 7:30am: Omelette with 3 eggs and coffee with skim milk - 256cal, 6.4g carb.

Snack 10am: Laughing cow low fat cheese - 29cal, 0.9g carb.

Snack 11:30am:  Seafood mix - 70cal, 15.6g carb.

Lunch 2pm: Fish cooked in the microwave - 116cal, 1.3g carb.

Snack 3:30pm: Smoked salmon and cottage cheese - 161cal, 1.1g carb.

Snack 5pm: Low fat yogurt (I forgot to bring the oat bran) - 107cal, 9.6g carb.

I'm planning on having left over chicken and vegetable jambalaya with cauliflower "rice", mostly because I have some left from earlier in the week and also because I probably shouldn't drink without eating something other than protein first.. although it doesn't have many carbs in it. Hrmm I might be a cheap date tonight!

Proposed dinner: Chicken and vegetable jambalaya with cauliflower "rice" - 278cal, 10.8g carb.

Calories so far (including dinner): 1017
Carbs so far (including dinner): 45g

Calories spare: 343
Carbs spare: 5g

According to Calorie King, if I drink an entire bottle of champagne I'll only be 188 calories over my limit and 7.5g carbs over! That's not bad at all, although I imagine I'll be eating crap as well. Still, got a bit to play with :)

Day 23 (Thursday) - Weight loss!

Well the pure protein day yesterday worked, I weighed myself this morning and I was 74.7kg, which is a loss of 0.8kg since yesterday! It's a big a number though, so I am assuming it's fluid loss, even though I drank over 2 litres of water yesterday.

Given the success of yesterday I'm going to do it again today. I'd like to do it tomorrow as well, but I don't think it's a good idea seeing as I'm going out drinking tomorrow night and should probably eat something a bit more substantial for dinner, otherwise it'll be a messy night!

Breakfast 7:00am: Omelette and coffee with skim milk - 211cal, 6.3g carb.

Snack 10am: Laughing cow low fat cheese - 29cal, 0.9g carb, Seafood mix - 70cal, 15.6g carb.

Snack 11:45am: Can of tuna - 172cal, 0.7g carb.

Lunch 2pm: Fish cooked in the microwave - 116cal, 1.3g carb.

Snack 3:30pm: Smoked salmon and cottage cheese - 161cal, 1.1g carb.

Snack 5pm: Low fat yogurt and 1.5tbs oat bran - 256cal, 24.5g carb.

Dinner 7:30pm: 300g steak with garlic and dijon mustard (soooo gooood, I haven't had steak in ages) - 545cal, 1.3g carb.

After dinner I ate some yogurt and cottage cheese but I just added these amount to the yogurt and cottage cheese from earlier in the day so they're already accounted for.

Total calories: 1560
Total carbs: 51.7g
Exercise: 30mins walking - -127cal

Final calories: 1433
Calories balance: -73
Carb balance: 48.3g

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Day 22 (Wednesday) - Food

Today I decided to do one of the Dukan Diet Attack-Phase pure protein days to try and get the numbers on the scales moving a bit and give me some motivation to keep going. It went pretty well, I had patches where I was really hungry but overall it wasn't too hard. I think the most important thing with this phase of the diet is to be prepared, because if you don't have enough easily accessible protein foods on hand then you're going to fail.

I ate way too much chicken at dinner which put me over my calorie limit, but I don't think that's so important in this phase of the diet, in the book it tells you to eat as much as you want so that's what I did!

Breakfast 7am: Omelette with 3 eggs (only because there were 3 left in the carton and I needed to make room in the fridge for the giant Costco carton!), coffee with skim milk - 295cal, 6.5g carb.

Snack 10am: 1 portion of low fat laughing cow cheese (cheese isn't in the approved foods but it's like 8g of it so I don't think it matters!) - 29cal, 0.9g carb.

Snack 11am: Seafood mix - 41cal, 9g carb.

Lunch 1pm: Fillet of fish cooked in the microwave (surprisingly good!) - 116cal, 1.3g carb.

Snack 3pm: Smoked salmon and cottage cheese - 157cal, 0.9g carb.

Snack 4:30pm: 260g Jalna low fat yogurt with 1.5tbs oat bran (as per the diet requirement) - 256cal, 24.5g carb (half my daily total of carbs!)

Snack 5:30pm: Soy latte - 118cal, 9.1g carb.

Dinner 8pm: 500g chicken thigh fillets (don't judge me!) with garlic and soy sauce - 677cal, 1.2g carb.

Total calories: 1688
Total carbs: 53.3g
Exercise: 30mins walking - -127cal

Final calories: 1561
Calorie balance: -201
Carb balance: 46.7 (Woo, firmly in the black!)

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Day 22 (Wednesday) - Weigh-in day

Surprise, surprise, I've gained weight!

Current weight: 75.5kg
Starting weight: 75.8kg

Weight loss to date: 0.3kg
Days until S&S: 16
Short term goal: 70.8kg
Weight til goal: 4.7kg

The chance of me making my goal is now pretty much zero. 
I really suck at losing weight.

Day 21 (Tuesday)

I was going well today until I went to Costco and had a sundae! Turns out the frozen yogurt had almost as many calories anyway so I wouldn't have been better off with that option either. Moral of the story.. don't eat anything out anywhere ever!   I guess at least I didn't order the pizza or the hotdog.

Breakfast 7:30am: Omelette with lettuce and tomato, coffee with skim milk - 268cal, 14.2g carb.

Snack 11am: Ham, cottage cheese and carrot sticks - 152cal, 7.9g carb.

Lunch 1pm: Jambalaya with cauliflower "rice" and an apple - 346cal, 25.4g carb.

Snack 4pm: Costco berry sundae - 410cal, 87g carb.

Dinner 7:30pm: Chicken drumsticks, salad and two vodka lime and soda - 523cal, 36.9g carb.

Snack 11pm: Smoked salmon and seafood mix - 81cal, 3g carb.

Total calories: 1779
Total carbs: 174.4g

Calorie balance: -419
Carb balance: -74.4g

Argh, I seriously suck at dieting!

Monday, 19 September 2011

Day 20 (Monday)

Today I came to the realisation that I've really not been doing very well at this whole dieting thing, so I went back and counted to see exactly how bad I've been, these are the results:

Days where I was under my calorie limit:  5
Days where I was over my calorie limit: 14!!!
And this is when I am TRYING to be good. I suck at this :/

The weekends don't help, but they wouldn't be such a big deal if I was actually sticking to it during the week, but I did really badly last week and the week before that. I only have 3 weeks left so I need to get serious otherwise I'm going to end up the same weight as I am now, looking like a sack of potatoes wrapped in latex.. sexy.. not!

I am going to try really hard to stick to my calorie limit all this week and hopefully I can shift a kg by next week. The weekend is going to be a big one, so I need to make sure I behave until then so that it doesn't mess me up too much.

Breakfast 10am: Ice-break loaded iced coffee - 335cal, 47.5g carb.

Snack 11:30am: Sultanas and white choc bits - 146cal, 23.8g carb.

Lunch 1:30pm: Dashi beef and mixed vegetables - approx 577cal, 15g carb (estimated based on similar things in CK).

Snack 4pm: Kiwi fruit - 39cal, 6.8g carb.

Dinner 8:30pm: Jambalaya with cauliflower "rice" - 278cal, 10.8g carb.

Calorie total: 1374
Carb total: 103.9g
Exercise: 15mins walking - -63cal

Final calories: 1311
Calorie balance: 49 (Woo in the black!)
Carb balance: -3.9 (almost in the black)

Day 18 and 19 (Saturday and Sunday)


Today we went to a picnic/party, I ate and drank waaaaaaay too much. Putting it all into calorie king would be too hard because I'm not entirely sure what I ate or how much, so I am just going to write this one off. We did ride our bikes to the picnic and back which was good but I can't imagine it would have made much of a dent in the calorie totals!


Sundays are never good, this was no exception, although not quite as bad as last weekend! I totally didn't need to eat the bread but it's one of my big weaknesses, if there is bread around, chances are that I'll be eating it.

Breakfast/Lunch: Grilled fish and chips, 2 dim sims - 720cal, 56g carb

Snacks: Dried fruit and nuts - 138cal, 13g carb, 3 pieces of white bread, butter and 1tsp nutella - 368cal, 60.4g carb.

Dinner: 2.5 slices meatlovers pizza with salad - 663cal, 72.3g carb, 1 magnum ice cream - 314 cal, 30g carb.

Total calories: 2203
Total carbs: 231.7g

Calories balance: -843
Carb balance: -131.7g

Day 17 (Friday)

Breakfast: Omelette with mushroom, baby spinach and capsicum, coffee with skim milk - 267cal, 13.1g carb.

Snack: Roast chicken slices with cottage cheese - 41 cal, 1.6g carb.

Lunch: Salad and can of sardines - 195cal, 12.9g carb, kiwifruit - 39cal, 6.9g carb.

Snack:  Smoked almonds and raisins - 197cal, 17.1g carb.

Snack: Apple and a jarrah chocolatte - 108cal, 20.6g carb.

Dinner: Italian chicken casserole - 368cal, 15.9g carb.

Cab noc related drinking and eating: 
Violet crumble pieces  - 118cal, 19g carb
5 glasses champagne - 567cal, 13.3g carb
1 can alcoholic energy drink - 170cal, 21.3g carb
1 gingerbread cookie - 144cal, 32.5g carb
chocolate cake - 109cal, 13.4g carb

Total calories: 2322
Total carbs: 187.5g
Exercise: 30mins walking: -127, approx 30mins dancing: -173cal

Final calories: 2023
Calorie balance: -663
Carb balance: -87.5g

Friday night drinking and eating is never going to be good for weightloss! It might have been better without the cake and the cookies!

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Day 16 (Thursday)

I was feeling a little worse for wear when I woke up, even though I didn't drink that much the night before, so toast was really the only thing I wanted for breakfast. Plus I had some avocado that needed to be used and there is really no substitute for avocado on toast! To make up for it I tried to minimise the carbs at other meals, but kind of failed at that and ended up over.

I also set my alarm to go for a run before work too but there was no way that was going to happen! I felt really tired all day and wanted to go home and just lie on the couch and stare blankly at the tv for several hours, but for some reason by the time I got home I decided to go for a run, and I'm really glad I did because it was quite a good run and although I'd been feeling so tired all day, I ran quite well!

Breakfast 7:30am: 2 pieces of Edwards sourdough and grain toast, one with 1/4 avocado and the other with butter and vegemite, coffee with skim milk - 574cal, 66.9g carb.

Snack 11am: Japanese peanut crackers - 151cal, 17.7g carb.

Lunch 1:30pm: Mixed vegetables and a Quorn burger pattie - 179cal, 13.4g carb.

Snack 3pm: Celery, carrot, low fat chicken breast slices and cottage cheese - 154cal, 8.1g carb.

Snack 5pm: Dried strawberries and sultanas with white choc bits -153cal, 24.9g carb.

Dinner 8:15pm: Italian chicken casserole, low fat yogurt with raspberries - 511cal, 29.5g carb.

Total calories: 1722
Total carbs: 160.4g
Exercise: 20mins walking and 30mins jogging - -433 cal

Final calories: 1288
Calorie balance: 72 (woo, the black!)
Carb balance: -60.4 (oh well, price you pay for eating toast and dried fruit!)

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Day 15 Food (Wednesday)

I did really well at going for a run before work and then not having too many snacks and things today and had quite a lot of calories saved up for dinner, but I still went way over my daily limit, but it was a special occasion so I'm not too mad at myself. It's also hard to estimate how many calories dinner was because none of the things I ate are specifically in calorie king, so it's a bit of a rough guess based on similar foods.

Breakfast 7:30am: Omelette with baby spinach, mushroom, red capsicum and avocado, coffee with skim milk - 353 calories, 13.4g carb.

Snack 11am: Mixed nuts - 239cal, 4g carb.

Lunch 1pm: Italian chicken casserole - 368cal, 15.9g carb.

Snack 4:30pm: Apple - 68cal, 14.6g carb

Dinner: Entree - Salmon on rye toast with sour cream and dill (SO GOOD!), Main - pork loin with tomato and garlic sauce, rocket and parmesan salad and chips, Dessert - chocolate tasting plate with chocolate mousse, brownie and ice cream, Drinks - 1 glass champagne and 2 glasses of red wine - rough estimate - 1426cal, 78.2g carb

Total calories: 2454
Total carbs: 126g
Exercise: 30mins jogging - -349cal

Final calories: 2105
Calorie balance: -745
Carb balance: -26g (Woo, still under 150g, despite going out for dinner!)

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Day 15 - Weigh-in day (Wednesday)

So today is weigh-in day and I was thinking that I probably would have put on weight, given how dreadful I was on the weekend, but no, I actually lost something..only 100g, but still, not a gain!

I am definitely going to rein these weekends in, I could probably lose this 5kg if I didn't blow it so badly every weekend! Now I am going to have to get the boy's house stocked with things other than delicious carbs and try  to resist when he's eating lollies or bread :)

Current weight: 75.2kg
Starting weight: 75.8kg

Weight loss to date: 0.6kg
Days until S&S: 23
Short term goal: 70.8kg
Weight til goal: 4.4kg

Day 14 (Tuesday)

Today went well, now if I could just behave like this on the weekends then I'd be onto something!

Breakfast 7am: Omelette with baby spinach, cherry tomatoes and mushroom, coffee with skim milk - 271 cal, 13.6g carb.

Snack 11am: Celery and carrot sticks with low fat cottage cheese - 132cal, 8g carb.

Lunch 1:30pm: Salad with baby spinach, tomato, red capsicum, carrot, celery, chicken, avocado and olives - 273cal, 15.2g carb. Kiwi fruit - 39cal, 6.8g carb.

Snack 4:30pm: Dried fruit and nuts - 174cal, 16.5g carb.

Snack 6:30pm: 15g dried cranberries, 8g piece of nougat - 86cal, 18.4g carb.

Dinner 8:40pm: Italian chicken casserole (chicken drumsticks, mixed vegetables, stock and canned tomatoes) - 368cal, 15.9g carb.

Calorie total: 1343
Carb total: 94.3g carb
Exercise: 55mins walking - -232 cal

Final calories: 1111
Calorie balance: 249 (Woo in the black!)
Carb balance: 5.7g (also in the black!)

Tomorrow my challenge will be that it's my Dad's birthday and we're going out for dinner. I'm going to try and go for a run tomorrow morning if I get time before work..

Monday, 12 September 2011

Day 13 (Monday)

My day was going okay, until I decided to have yum cha for lunch! Oh well, that's what you get when you don't bring your lunch to work, planning really is everything with weight loss. Given my crazy calorie intakes for the last few days it will be completely unsurprising if I don't lose anything this week!

Breakfast: Protein shake - 224cal, 14.5g carb

Snack: apple - 68cal, 14.6g carb

Lunch: Yum-cha and 1/2 bottle white wine, hard to estimate the yum-cha but I put in rough estimates from similar items in calorie king - 1172cal, 126.9g carb

Dinner: 2 x sushi rolls, 1 piece eel small sushi, 1 inari - 450cal, 80.8g carb

Calorie total: 1913cal
Carb total: 236.8g
Exercise: 20mins walking - -84cal

Final calories: 1828
Calorie balance: -468
Carb balance: -136.8g

Weigh-in day is Wednesday, so tomorrow I am going to be super-good!

Day 11 and 12 (Saturday and Sunday)

Both these days were pretty bad! I was up at the farm and wasn't in charge of food buying, so it was very carb heavy. It was very cold up there though and we did lots of digging and carrying heavy stuff around so maybe it won't mess me up tooooo much. Sunday was a nightmare though.


Breakfast: Up and Go energize and a muesli bar - 544cal, 45.3g carb (I was going to get maccas on the way up, so this was an improvement!)

Lunch: 2 ham and cheese toasted sandwiches - 660cal, 69g carb

Pre-dinner snack: 2 vodka and ginger beers, blue cheese, cheddar cheese, quince paste and crackers - 492cal, 33g carb

Dinner: 1/2 chicken pie, 1/2 beef pie, salad, 1 beer, 2 mini wagon wheels and 5 squares fruit and nut chocolate - 1022cal (!!!), 111.8g carb (!!! my daily limit right there)

Calorie total: 2717
Carb total: 259.1g !!
Exercise: Farm-work, including digging holes and carrying stuff, hard to estimate what this would be but I put it down as "vigorous weights" in calorie king - -460cal

Final calories: 2257
Calorie balance: -897
Carb balance: -159.1g


Breakfast: 2 egg omelette with ham and tomato - 330cal, 2.1g carb

Lunch: Pumpkin soup and 2.5 slices wholemeal bread, 1 sausage roll, 1 mini wagon wheel, 7 squares fruit and nut chocolate - 1161cal, 143.3g carb

Snack: Golden gaytime - 233cal, 21.6g carb

Snack: Dried fruit and nuts - 181cal, 13.4g carb, 2 frangelico lime and soda - 235cal, 41.5g carb

Dinner: Pizza, salad and red wine - 1059cal, 85g carb

Calorie total: 3198!!!
Carb total: 306.8g!!!
Exercise: farm-work - -230cal

Final calories: 2967
Calorie balance: -1607 (more than a days worth!)
Carb balance: -206.8g (2 days worth!)

Okay gotta rein in these weekends..

Day 10 (Friday)

Didn't do too badly today, despite going out for cocktails, although none of the cocktails I ordered are in calorie king so it's just a rough estimate! I also managed to get up and run, which was pretty good for a Friday!

Breakfast 7:30: smoothie - 414cal, 28.7g carb

Snack 11am: Nuts and dried fruit - 207cal, 15.2g carb

Lunch 1pm: Mixed vegetables and a Quorn burger pattie - 179cal, 13.4g carb

Snack 4pm: Cottage cheese and ham - 97cal, 2.8g carb

Dinner 7pm: Chicken in salsa - 235cal, 24.1g carb

Cocktails 10pm - 600cal, 44.5g carb

Total calories: 1770
Total carbs: 135.5g

Exercise: 30mins jogging - -349cal
Final calories: 1421
Calorie balance: -61
Carb balance: -35.5

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Day 9 - Food

I had a pretty good day today until I got home and ordered Japanese and had a glass of wine, but it was a bit of a reward for finally finishing my assignment so I'm not too worried about it, other than it'll probably push me off my 74.8kgs from this morning :/  But yay, assignment is DONE!

I think I have a few weeks until the next one is due, so for now at least I can start going to bed earlier and getting up earlier in the mornings to exercise again. Tonight I actually managed to do weights after dinner, it was the first time in a few weeks, so it was quite hard! Oh well, once I get back into it it'll be okay.

Breakfast 7:30am: I am kind of sick of eggs, so I had a smoothie instead - LSA mix, chia seeds, protein powder, vital greens, frozen raspberries, yogurt, coffee, milk and water - 380cal, 26.5g carb.

Snack 11:45am: Seafood mix - 68cal, 15g carb

Lunch 2:15pm: Chicken in salsa - 545cal, 24.5g carb

Snack 4:30pm: ham and cottage cheese - 94cal, 3.5g carb

Snack 5:30pm: Kiwi fruit - 39cal, 6.8g carb

Dinner 7:30pm: Terriyaki beef and vegies with rice - approx 403cal,  76g carb, half a japanese pancake -248 cal, 34g carb,  glass of rose - 112cal, 0.8g carb.

Total calories: 1889
Total carbs: 187g

Exercise: 30mins heavy weights - -230cal
Final calories: 1659
Calories balance: -299
Carb balance: -87g

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Day 9 - 1kg!

Although yesterday was my official weigh in day, I weighed myself again this morning, and I was down to 74.8kg, which is now a 1kg loss since last week!!! Woooo!

I know I shouldn't weigh myself every day and that it could just be fluid loss etc., but I'm still pretty happy, that's the lowest weight I've ever seen on the scales, and it's the 1kg I was hoping for to get to my goal!

Hopefully next week it'll be 73.8kg :)

Day 8 - Weigh in day!

Well, today was my official weigh-in day.. so how did I do?

Weight - 75.3kg
Loss to date: 0.5kg since last Wednesday! WOOT!

It's not the 1kg I was aiming for, but looking at how badly I did on the weekend, I'm lucky to have lost anything!

Looking back over my spreadsheet at work, I've lost 2.4kg since June.. however there has been a lot of fluctuating over that time, but still, at least it's a loss.

Two people at work this week have told me that I look like I'm losing weight, so that's awesome, once people start noticing it's hugely motivating. My work pants that have been too tight are now really comfy, so that's also motivating.

Food-wise I did quite well today, I only went slightly over on both calories and carbs and I think that's because I was up til 2am working my assignment again, so I got hungry around midnight when I'm usually asleep by that time.

Breakfast 7:30am: Omelette with baby spinach and cherry tomatoes again and a coffee with skim milk - 231cal, 8.3g carb.

Snack 10:30am: 5 slices of turkey with cottage cheese - 94cal, 3.5g carb

Snack 11:45am:  Seafood mix - 54cal, 12g carb

Lunch 1:30pm: Quorn burger pattie and mixed vegetables with oyster sauce - 207cal, 18.7g carb

Snack 3pm: Kiwi fruit - 39cal, 6.8g carb

Snack 4:30pm: Apple - 86cal, 14.6g carb

Snack 6pm: Pumpkin seeds - 76cal, 2.5g carb

Dinner 7:30pm: Chicken and veggies in salsa - 545cal, 24.5g carb

Dessert 9pm: 140g fat free yogurt and 3 strawberries - 89cal, 12.6g carb

Snack 11:45pm: 2 slices low fat ham and cottage cheese - 21cal, 10g carb

Total calories: 1534
Total carbs: 104.5g

Exercise: 30mins walking - -127calories
Final calories: 1407
Calories balance: -47
Carb balance: -4.5g

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Day 7 - Back on track

I did well today with my calories and also walked an hour getting to uni and then back to Flinders street station, I think it was actually quicker than getting the tram! So I think I will keep doing it until I get the bike riding happening in October (I have to wait until my brother and his GF move their bikes once they go overseas because there's no space in the storage area for mine at the moment).

Breakfast 7:30am: Omelette with cherry tomatoes, baby spinach and a coffee with skim milk - 231 cal, 8.3g carb.

Snack 10:30am: 5 slices of 97% fat free turkey with cottage cheese (sooo good, thanks for the idea Jen!) - 76cal, 2.7g carb.

Lunch 12:45: Left over stir fried chicken with vegetables and oyster sauce - 285cal, 8.4g carb, 1 medium apple - 68cal, 14.6g carb.

Snack 4pm: Medium soy latte - 156cal, 12g carb

Snack 6pm: Small piece of seafood mix - 27cal, 6g carb

Dinner 7:30: Chicken and veggies baked in salsa with low fat cheese - 545cal, 24.5g carb

Dessert 9pm: 150g fat free natural yogurt, 4 strawberries - 100cal, 14.1g carb

Brain food to keep me going til 2am 10:30pm:  2 slices of turkey with cottage cheese - 26 cal, 0.9g carb

Total calories: 1512
Total carbs: 91.5g

Exercise: 1hr walking - -254cal

Final calories: 1258
Calorie balance: 102 calories to spare (woot!)
Carb balance: 8.5g (woot!)

All in all, it was a good day :D

Monday, 5 September 2011

Day 6 - Be prepared

Today probably would have gone fine, except that I really wasn't prepared and all my good snacks that I keep at work had run out, so I had to buy something from the fundraising box at work, which is never going to be good.

Breakfast 9:30am: Choc-ice Up and Go - 193cal, 27.5g carb

Snack 11:00am: Pumpkin seeds - 76cal, 2.5g cabr

Lunch 1pm: Small rocket salad and a can of lemon pepper tuna - 128cal, 1.8g carbs, can of minestrone soup - 188cal, 30.7g carb

Snack 3:30pm: Dairy farmers thick and creamy 98% fat-free yogurt (strawberry) - 165cal, 25.7g carb

Snack 5pm: Gourmet nibble bag from the fundraising box (peanuts, dried fruit and yogurt balls) - 278cal, 32.5g carb

Dinner 8:30pm: Chicken and veggie stir fry with oyster sauce - 285cal, 8.4g carb, small glass of red wine - 82cal, 0g carb, 150g fat-free yoghurt with 3 strawberries - 95cal, 13.3g carb

Snack 10pm: 2 small slices of turkey and a tablespoon of low fat cottage cheese - 28cal, 10g carb

Totals: 1572cal, 150.2g carb
Exercise: 25mins walking - -106cal
Final total cals: 1466cal
Balance: -106cal, -50.2g carb

I went over both calories and carbs today, not too badly on the calorie front, but carbs weren't so good. I really didn't need the snack at 10pm but I was making my lunch for Tuesday and mindlessly ate it, it wasn't many extra calories though.

I am pmsing at the moment, so that always tends to make me eat like a pig, so maybe that's what's been going on with my ridiculous calorie intake over the past few days. I don't imagine I'll actually have lost any weight this week, but given it's that time of the month I'm not going to be too harsh on myself, I'll just try and keep and eye on it and make sure I do better next week.

Day 5 - Pizza day

Hrm I think the title says it all really!

Drank far too much on Saturday so breakfast was cheese and vegemite toasties and half a can of Rockstar energy drink - 479 cal, 67.6g carb.

Lunch was a packet of lollies and some V8 juice - 653 cal, 148.5g carb

Dinner was pizza, salad, red wine and ice cream - 1082cal, 115.9g carb

Exercise was walking to 7/11.. which is like 5mins so it doesn't count!

Daily totals: 2214cal, 332g carbs (!!!!)

I think I can see where I am going wrong here!! Gotta try and make a bit more of an effort on the weekend. Usually I am not quite this bad though! (Honest).

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Day 4 - total write-off!

Day 4 

Started off okay today, went for a run and had a smoothie for breakfast (protein powder, chia seeds, LSA, vital greens, yogurt, milk and coffee), so burnt 350cal and then ate 419cal and 29.5g carb.

Then I went out for lunch and had 2 coffees and poached eggs on a bagel with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce, which I didn't think was such a bad choice, other than the hollandaise and the bagel.. however now that I've put it into calorie king I'm shocked! The whole thing was 1085 calories and 92.5g carb!!! Almost my whole days worth! It was delicious though and in good company, so it was worth it.

It got worse later on, for dinner we went out for peking duck and had wine and then banana fritters with ice cream (artfully arranged like a penis and balls no less!), then I went to a party and drank and entire bottle of champagne and had probably 10+ vodka jelly shots and some chips. Total for all of that was roughly 2337cal and 181g carbs.

So my totals for the day are completely appalling , but I had a great day so I don't really care! Dieting on the weekend is boring, but I will make more of an effort not to go too overboard with eating and drinking everything in sight next time!

Total cals: 3841
Total carbs: 303g
Exercise: 30mins running, -350cal
Final cals: 3491cal

Friday, 2 September 2011

Day 3 - fail

I was going really well today until I went for a run after work, and then it was all downhill, very quickly! If you're on my facebook you'll know the story, but here is the short version if you're not - I was 15mins into my run and feeling really good, even thinking about going longer than 30mins, when suddenly something really dodgy started happening with my digestive system, I HAD to stop running, otherwise there would have been a horrible accident in the middle of Elwood, even walking too fast was out.

So I walked home again and then proceeded to eat random crap until dinner was ready and then ate way too much chocolate after dinner. Total fail, but I guess I didn't go too far over my calories or carbs so it wasn't like I ate a tub of ice cream or a packet of tim tams or anything.

Breakfast 7:30am - Same as yesterday 231 cal, 8.3g carb

Snack 10:30am - Mandarin - 42 cal, 8.2 carb

Lunch 1:30pm - Salad (baby spinach, cherry tomatoes, carrot, red capsicum) and a quorn burger pattie - 167 cal, 16.8g carb.

Snack 3pm - 110g low fat cottage cheese - 99 cal , 4g carb

Snack 4:30pm - Slimfit ultra low carb protein powder and skim milk - 192 cal, 10.7g carb

Pre-dinner snacking 7:40pm - 1 slice cheese, 1tbs natural peanut butter, 181 cal, 2.8g carb

Dinner 8:30pm - Chicken in salsa (chicken thigh fillets, canned corn, random vegetables, jar of salsa and 60g cheese baked.. sooo good! I ate too much of it though) - 352 cal, 36.1g carb

Dessert 9-11pm - 2 rows dark chocolate, 2 chocolate covered jelly snakes and 3 glasses of wine - 660 cal, 44.9g carb.

Total: 1924 cal, 131.8g carb
Exercise: 15mins running and 25mins walking -281cal
Calories minus exercise: 1642 cal (282 cals over limit)
Carb balance: -31.8g

So, not great but could have been worse.. running tomorrow AM.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Day 2 Food

I ended up staying up until 1:30am trying to do one of the stupid questions on my assignment, luckily Glenn was online and stepped me through it, so hopefully now I can do them by myself. So I totally ran out of time to update about yesterday's food, sorry it's late!

Breakfast 7:30am: Omelette again, with spinach and cherry tomatoes and coffee w/ skim milk - 231cal, 8.3g carb

Snack 10:30am: Slimfit ultralow carb protein powder w/ skim milk - 203 cal, 10.8g carb

Lunch 12:45pm: This was difficult because I ate out, I just estimated using similar food items because what I ate wasn't in calorie king! Spicy chicken bento with rice, pickles and other random things - 742 cal, 54.6g carb

Snack 5pm: 148g low fat cottage cheese - 133cal, 5.3g carb

Dinner 8pm: 1/2 serve of the italian chicken casserole - 223cal, 11.1g carb

Dessert 8:30pm: 150g fat free natural yogurt with cinnamon and 1 medium apple sliced - 148cal, 25.7g carb

Total: 1679cal, 115.9g carb

Exercise: 30mins jogging - 330cal

Cals left: 11
Carbs left: -15.9

Didn't do too badly today, despite going out for lunch! Glad I went for a run though :)

I had mad chocolate cravings after dinner but the yogurt, cinnamon and apple did the trick! It was quite tasty actually, I think I'll do it again!

Weekend tomorrow, hopefully I can keep it up at least some of the time.