The story of happyhealthy's expedition to maintain!
Hellloooo there! A good few of you fine fellows might recognise me from flying about boards and giving my 2 pence on everyone and their wife's diet!
I've been calorie counting since December 1st 2010, and to mark the 6 month mark of dieting I've decided to start writing a diary. I'm 60 pounds down from last December (whooppee!! ) and I'm only 7lb away from my goal of 8 stone (double whoopppee! ) The weight is now coming of slower than a week in the jail, so I'm going to write a diary as something I can keep me on the straight and narrow until I reach goal. I hope this diary will also serve as a little 'keepsake' that I can look back on - after all losing 67lb, nearly 40% of my body weight, is life changing!
I'm going to update every time I eat and every time I fancy a ramble, so be prepared for this to be updated a zillion times a day
Feel free to add comments, or ask me for any advice. I'm just your average joe who has lost a bit of weight so if you've got a problem, I've probably been there myself and will be more than happy to help you out. In that same point, because I'm just your average Joe (or should that be Josephine?) I do make mistakes so don't be afraid of telling me if you think I'm going wrong.
Ok, so down to the nitty gritty of food.
Today, so far
Breakfast - 8:30am
Baked potato and cheese - 400 calories
Okay, so it's not the most conventional breakfast. But in my defence I'm not going to be able to eat until later in the afternoon so I needed a good fill up to keep me in tip top form and plus when I opened up the fridge it was looking at me (perfectly acceptable excuse I think)
Running calories total: 400
Will update when I eat again!
Hope you all have a lovely day.
Last edited by happyhealthy : 2nd June, 2011 at 11:38 AM
Lunch - 12:30
Two dry weetabix - 126 Cals
Baked potatoes for breakfast and dry weetabix for snack... this is turning into being a very odd food diary! Considering I didn't think I'd have time for any lunch today, I suppose two dry weetabixs is better than a delicious bowl of fresh air.
Running calories total: 526
Last edited by happyhealthy : 2nd June, 2011 at 01:38 PM
Unexpectedly went to the gym early today (I usually go at night), but since I'm off today and tomorrow, we decided to go early since we've got relatives coming over tonight (joy of joys!) Got a great session on board. Came out of the gym like a cross between a sweating golden labrador and a plum tomato but it's always worth it! Is there anybody else who comes out the gym and after tackling the 40kg weights and owning the cross trainer like there's no tomorrow find that it's opening the swing doors to come out of the gym that kills them? I've got to the stage where I' buddy up with a random coming down the stairs in the hope that they'll open the door for me
Anyway, my workout
10 minutes of the cross trainer - high effort
10 min on the bike - high effort
20 minutes doing various weights
then policed it all off with a final half hour on the cross trainer (moderate effort)
The calorie counter said that I burned 645 calories - but I'm not sure how accurate these bad boys are.
After gym time snack 14:50
Apples and grapes salad - 90 calories
Running calorie total: 616
Last edited by happyhealthy : 2nd June, 2011 at 02:09 PM
I've not been to gym for ages... naughty!!! Can I come with you?... I promise to open the door for you. x
I'm home this weekend so I think effort needs to be made for body combat on sat and body jam on sun... If I don't do it you can empty my bank account and shut my face in the heavy gym doors!!! x
Don't you worry, I will if you don't go I'll be on the phone to your bank getting those funds ! Mark my words
Got home starving and had my dinner. We're going on holiday on Saturday so as you can imagine there's not much in the way of food! It's like old mother Hubbard and her bare cupboards only minus the mother Hubbard part. Had to think back to all the episodes of nigella lawson I've ever watched and I came up with a banquet! only kidding, I had alot of odds and ends, but Judging by my unconventional baked potato for breakfast, I'll just call it keeping with the style of the day
Dinner 7:30 - total 580 calories
Cheesey garlic mushrooms on two slices of toast - 170 calories
2 babybell lights - 80 calories
2 small apples - 90 calories
1 oatbix milk chocolate kids cereal bar - 70 calories
Eugh, I feel like I've eaten so much! Not in a binge type of way but a i-have-too-much-in-my-tummy type! I do need the calories, I'd usually think "well I've got 700 calories left, I'm going to have a 700 calorie lasagne" or something but I think it was because we don't have a lot in the house so I ate lots of small things instead of one meal that making me feel quite seedy. I never spread out my food during the day which also meant I had to eat like a horse possessed at the last minute and the worst is I've still not eaten all my calories. Shall need to make up for this tomorrow!
Total calories today so far: 1030
Lesson learned today: Must plan to spread out food better during the day on jam packed days off.
Last edited by happyhealthy : 3rd June, 2011 at 10:32 PM
Hiya, Just a quick stop by, to say "hi".
I shall be reading this, though I can't offer much input, lol as calorie counting is too mathsey for me*.
*who teaches A Level Physics...
So I'm not the onlyone who caneat chocolate whilst cooking a healthy dinner then
You've done brilliantly so far keep up the good work.
Hey Little Sis, Thank you! All I can say is WHY WAS CHOCOLATE INVENTED? Did this person not know that they'd be torturing women for years to come who were unable to resist the creamy chocolaty goodness this is the chocolate bar? I've never been someone to deny myself a treat - if I want some chocolate then I'll have some chocolate but I know I can't have it everyday and that's the difficult thing - once I've had it I just can't seen to stop!
Originally Posted by LittleSis
Oatsosimple 27g made with 250ml milk - 250 calories
Today's total calories so far : 250
Today is (and is continuing to be) a busy day, so I'll leave this as a short post for now an update all you trendy fellows later!
Hope you all have a lovely day!
Lunch Time, 1:00pm -97 calories
Walkers Baked Crisps
Ok I admit, not the best lunch by any stretch of the imagination, but I was just about to tuck into my proper lunch during my break and I ended up pulled away by my boss who needed me for 'an emergency' which turned out to mean 'can you please look at my computer and see what's wrong with it' On return to my lunch I seen that it wasn't there. The cleaner had been in and helpfully chucked it in the bin. The nearest shop is a good walk away and I didn't have time so I had to scran my 'treat' (the crisps) and say a quick prayer that I wouldn't pass out from the lack of eating!
Today's calorie total so far: 350 calories
Dinner 5:30pm - 813 calories
Going out tonight, so early dinner (or an excuse for a dinner). We're still stuck in the bare cupboardness of pre-holidayness so I had:
- Chicken breast (175 calories)
- Steamed Vegtables (98 calories)
- New potatos (100 calories)
- Two small apples (90 calories)
- Bread and jam (450 calories)
Today's calorie total so far: 1243 calories
Lesson of the day: Hide your food from the cleaner!
I won't be going to the gym since we're off gallivanting out tonight. Boo! Though I dud feel very sluggish and tired during the day today, which is unlike me. I was eriously considering phoning up that creepy guy from the bar the other night who offered to "carry me about for the rest of my life" so he could wheel me about in my tiredness while I hold onto my (several) rape alarms for dear life!
I'm not sure if my tiredness because I haven't eaten enough yesterday, haven't had a good sleep in a while or because I sat out in the lovely sunshine for ages today! I'm off on holiday in the morning so I'll update tonight with plans for my holiday
Last edited by happyhealthy : 3rd June, 2011 at 11:29 PM
Tiredness is probably due to lack of food, though, well done you, for not losing the rag when your lunch had been "mislaid". If I don't eat often enough, I become like a crazed racoon, all fur and fangs and chaos. So I'm seriously impressed with you!
I'll be checking in here... so be honest, if you do eat the giant "share bag" of buttons I wanna know.
(I might just sit here drooling though)
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