My brand new restart diary - one step at a time
So, new year = time for a fresh start. I certainly need it, have lost & put on the same stone or so for what seems like ages, & never actually reached target. Now an entire stone up on my weight in November, & determined to get rid of it!!
So this is my diary.... It will be a kind of SW / 5:2 hybrid as I find that works best for me.
Day1, Week 1: Thursday 2nd Jan
Weight: 9st 6.4lb( :eek:
Fast Day 1
Cheese (HexA) & tomato
Sweet potato & spinach curry with slim rice
Day 2, Week 1: Friday 3rd Jan
Weight 9st 5.4lb
L: Carrot soup, 1 choc from a selection box (2.5 syns)
D: Pork & veg stew with cous cous, 1/2 bottle red wine (13 syns)
Total: c.1250 kcal, 13.5 syns
Saturday 4th January: Day 3, Week 1
Weight: 9st 2.6lb
Expect the scales will go back up tomorrow, as that seems to be too low to be real!! Will be interesting to see tomorrow's weight.
Fast Day 2
L: Carrot soup, made with 34g onion, 190g carrot, 1 clove garlic, coriander, chiili, & veg stock (c. 100kcal)
D: Steamed trout with brocolli, courgette, brocolli, chilli, & garlic (c.350kcal).
Sunday 5th Jan 2014, Day 4, Week 1
Weight: 9st 1.6lb
B/L: Srambled eggs (200kcal), tomato (30kcal), mushrooms (20kcal)
Snack: 4 chocs from selection box (200kcal, 10 syns)
D: Was feeling ill, so just had plain pasta (400kcal), with olive oil (120kcal, HexB)
Total: c.1000kcal, 10 syns
Monday 6th January 2014: Day 5, Week 1
Weight: 9st 1.6lb
Still feeling ill :( Got a sore throat so is really painful to swallow, also seem to have lost my appetite. Not sure what to do today.... was going to do another fast, & to be honest would prob find it easy as eating really hurts & yest I had to force myself to get my cals up. But with being ill not sure if I need more energy?
Fast Day 3
2 x blue cheese stuffed olives (40 kcal, 2 syns)
Red lentil & mint dahl c.200kcal
1 chicken breast (130kcal) with tomato (40kcal), onion (50kcal), mushrooms (25kcal), & olive oil (50kcal)
Total: c. 550kcal, 2 syns
Tuesday 7th January 2014: Day 6, Week 1
Weight: 9st 0.6lb
L: Homemade carrot soup (150kcal)
D: Stir-fried quorn with garlic, chilli, brocolli, courgette, soy sauce, fish sauce, & slim rice (300kcal)
Decided to do another low cal day as tomorrow I'm out for drinks & curry then on Fri I have a leaving do.
Plan tomorrow is to have a jalfrezi or dhansak with plain boiled rice, at 8.5 syns. And then 15-20 syns of wine. Bit worried if people want starters tho, as are there any low syn indian starters?? Guess I should be ok syn wise as had less than 30 this week so far, but not good having a night out the day begore weigh in, eek!
Wednesday 8th January 2014: Day 7, Week 1
Weight: 9st 1.8lb
Weight up from yest, which I'm a bit suprised about as it was a fast day! :( As long as it doesn't shoot up at weigh in tomorrow after tonights curry, I won't be too bothered. Really want to be 9st 2lb or under tomorrow, as that then gives me a chance of getting to 9st next week (really want to back below that stone bracket!!)
Update: Synage for the day
Curry was a bit naughtier than planned, as everyone wanted a mixed sharing platter so I went along with that. In hindsight should have given my mini onion bhaji to my man, esp as I didn't actually enjoy it enough for the syns, haha. Stuck to dhansak & plain boiled rice for main, though did have a taste of the boys garlic naan as its my abdolute indian fave!! Drinkswise, had 2 glasses of wine & a tia mia which was complimentary so couldn't say no ;)
Starters: Guess 25 syns?? Think mini barji was the worst, others were meat based chicken tikka, lamb tikka, & some kind of mini kabab. Plus salad.
Main: Dhansak (8.5 syns), plain boiled rice, small taste naan (5 syns)
Drinks: 2 glasses wine, think about 10 syns? Can't quite remember....
Tia Maria (guess at 5 syns?), mint choc (5 syns)
That brings me about 58.5 syns for the day (will check alcohol ones are correct when I'm home tonight). A lot for one day, but ended the week well within my weekly allowance :)
Thursday 9th January 2014: Day 1, Week 2
Weight 9st 1.4lb
Loss of 5lb :D Woo hoo!! Prob a lot of water weight, but I'm not complaining haha.
Aim is to get down to 2013 lowest weight of 8st 6lb in 4 weeks. Thats 9lb, so will be tough but don't think it's too unrealistic as it's Jan, don't have many social events coming up, & can cut right back on alcohol (my main source of empty cals!).
Fast Day 1
Today has been a good day filled with lots of low cal yumminess.
L: Homemade carrot soup (100kcal)
D: Mussels in chilli, garlic & coriander to start (130kcal), followed by stir fried veg noodles (160kcal for noodles, guess 100kcal for garlic, ginger, chilli, veg, soy sauce, & fish sauce)
Friday 10th January 2014: Day 2, Week 2
Weight: 9st 1.8lb
It'Friday!!!! Yay!! Today will have a bit of naughtiness as off to a gorgeous cocktail bar for drinks. And I can't resist having a couple, haha. Have decided to have between 2 & 4, depending on my mood at the time. Anyone know how many syns in an average cocktail?? I'm guessing 10-20......
So plan for today (red) is....
L: Chicken, salad, & maybe some cheese for a 2nd HexA (1st used in teas / coffees)
After work: 20-80 cocktail syns :)
D: Not sure.... maybe if I'm really lucky my bf will have something yummy & sw-friendly cooked when I get home. Unless he goes out drinking with his work collegues, ha.
Will update food later!