in the zone
As a 57 years young ,5ft 3in 11stone 10lb lady with a BMI 29 i really was in need of losing some weight.
The last couple of months i have been in the zone to lose some weight, and so far i have got to 11stone 3, i did have a blip when i went on my hols to cornwall last week , and went back up to 11stone 7lb but i am back into the low fat eating and i am now back at 11.3
i quite like the rosemary Connelly way of buying food 5% fat per 100grams but i would not say i am completely sticking to her diets i just find that if i dont have all of those fatty things the weight does tend to come off.
but i do buy the mags and find them helpful .
So today so far i have had one of those sachets of porridge that you microwave for 2mins , i added a squeeze of honey and a chopped up plum and used skimmed milk .
plus a cup of tea with dare i say it 1 teaspoon of sugar and skimmed milk.
lunch ......2 slices of wholemeal bread spread with fruit chutney on one slice, and salad cream on the other slice, the salad cream was over 5% per 100gram ,it was 8.8 but it was fairly low fat and i only used about 1 teaspoon , plus i added one slice of thin ham .
then i had one rice cake toffee popcorn flavour, they are only 2.5 fat per 100 g and 42 cals each.
plus a cup of tea with skimmed milk and 1 level teaspoon of sugar.
do you think i need to cut out the sugar in my tea
I am planning to have skinless chicken breast, cut into slices and cooked with onion slices, i will not be adding any fat to the cooking as i like to add a little water and then put the lid on pan and it kind of steam cooks , after it is cooked i add more water and then add bisto chicken gravy granules .
also i will be having mashed potato , and cabbage .
i was also thinking of having a banana for pudding and making some birds custard with skimmed milk to pour over it , maybe a teaspoon of sugar in the custard .
and would it be to naughty of me to have a glass of wine later on??????
Last edited by MAYY : 21st September, 2013 at 05:32 PM
OH DEAR THIS THREAD HAS COME UP TWICE SORRY ABOUT THAT didnt mean that to happen
Hi Mayy! Good to see someone nearer to my age here trying to get to grips with the weight loss. Im doing intermittent fasting which is working well for me currently having lost 9kg in about 5 weeks, so Im well pleased with that. Keep us updated with you diet progress and ill pop back to see how you are getting on.
Last edited by MAYY : 17th September, 2013 at 05:21 PM
brekkie........sachet of porridge,honey, banana and skimmed milk
cup of tea, skimmed milk one sugar
snack.. I ryvita with a laughing cow extra light cheese triangle
lunch... 1 slice of wholemeal bread with small tin baked beans
1 yeo valley coconut yoghurt
3 cups of tea skimmed milk and one sugar in each (oh dear)
dinner .... went to Son and DIL for a chilli, DIL said she did not add any fat so i am hoping it was not to fattening, with boiled rice , plus another yeo valley coconut yoghurt
Got home about 10;30 and had a skimmed milk cadbury choc milk drink
i some how think i over did it today
oh just forgot i had half an apple as well
Last edited by MAYY : 19th September, 2013 at 10:56 AM
brekkie .1 slice of wholemeal toast, with dare i say it, a desert spoon of whole earth peanut butter,
yes i know peanut butter is really fattening , so i am not sure how fattening that toast will turn out to be
Cup of tea with skimmed milk and 1 sugar
lunch ....yeo valley coconut yoghurt
cup of tea skimmed milk 1 sugar
dinner....jacket potato with large tub of cottage cheese with pineapple
Decided to make the fruit bread pudding in the RC sept mag, but i halved the recipe so that i could not keep going back for more, i made it using 2 small whole fresh peaches and it was delish, and just enough for hubby and myself ,and it was only 2 slices of wholemeal bread ,2 eggs , 200ml skimmed milk, 1 desert spoon of sugar added to the milk and eggs, and 25g of sugar sprinkled on the layers of bread YUM YUM
evening ...glass of red wine
bag of walkers baked crisps
i was looking in the little booklet that i brought from WHS it was about the fat content of most things we buy by rosemary Connelly and i could not find peanut butter and how fattening a desert spoon would be .
does any one know ?
Last edited by MAYY : 20th September, 2013 at 07:56 AM
Peanut butter is just over 50% fat, sorry to be the bearer of bad news!!
Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Peanut butter, smooth style, with salt
It follows on of course that it is pretty high in calories too, 94 in a level tablespoon. But if you have to have a peanut butter fix then im sure you could fit a spoonful in occasionally. The only time I ever eat peanut butter is when im dieting lol, I just have to have a teaspoon of it straight from the jar! Otherwise I never eat it normally so maybe there is some mineral in it that my body needs and craves when im dieting.
Originally Posted by Arum Lilly
ok thanks for that , it will have to be a little treat every now and again i am thinking .
Brekkie.....sachet of porridge, with skimmed milk,honey and banana .
2 cups tea with skimmed milk and 1 sugar in each one
lunch ... 2 slices of wholemeal bread ,spread with fruit chutney and low fat salad cream , and grated WW cheese
dinner... 2 WW sausages cooked with no fat, sliced onion, green pepper, sliced carrot in low fat gravy.
mashed potato, cabbage .
small pavlova with fresh raspberries, and yeo valley yoghurt with honey.
evening ....1 bag of walkers baked crisps .
oh dear 2 glasses of red wine
21-9-13 brekkie........ sachet of porridge, skimmed milk, honey, banana.
1 cup of tea,skimmed milk and 1 sugar
lunch...... bacon sandwich with brown sauce, the bacon was those little medallions with no fat on , 4 medallions on 2 slices of wholemeal bread , i did use about a tsp of olive oil to fry them in the pan
cup of tea, skimmed milk, 1 sugar
cup of coffee, skimmed milk, 1 sugar, and splash of brandy (oh dear naughty me)
portion of RC fruit bread pudding, made with blueberries and strawberries , I MUST STOP MAKING THIS PUDDING , this is the 3rd one in just a few days .
DINNER 1 WW sausage , on 1 slice wholemeal bread.plus fruit chutney.
another portion of RC fruit pudding(oh dear)
i think the bread slices are adding up a bit today, what with the bread pudding and the bacon and sausage samdwiches.
but at least i am not putting butter on anything , not like i used to do.
glass of red wine
BREKKIE sachet of porridge, honey, and fresh peach.with skimmed milk
cup of tea skimmed milk and 1 sugar
LUNCH ... 1 crust of wholemeal bread spread with low fat thousand island dressing ,and small jar of shipmans crab paste.
cup of tea skimmed milk 1 sugar
1 cadbury freddo choc bar 100cals
DINNER.....chilli made with lean minced beef, with fat drained off, then sliced onions, carrot , peas ,and mushrooms added, the jar of chilli sauce was only 2.5 fat per 100g this made 4 portions so hubby and i eat one portion each and i put the other 2 portions in freezer
1 WW garlic nan bread , and wholemeal brown rice.
1glass of red wine
BREKKIE sachet of porridge skimmed milk, honey, 5 large strawberries
1cup of tea skimmed milk 1 sugar
lunch... 1 slice wholemeal bread
, 1 laughing cow triangle and baked beans
1 coconut yoghurt
1 cup tea skimmed milk 1 sugar
DINNER 2 birds eye potato waffles, 2 scrambled eggs, baked beans
baked a banana and sultana bread from RC BOOKso had a slice of that.
cup of tea skimmed milk 1 sugar
skimmed milk cadbury drinking chocolate drink
BREKKIE porridge honey,skimmed mlik,and 4 strawberries
cup tea skimmed milk and 1 sugar
mid morning ........ slice of RC banana and sultana cake no fat in it
cup of tea ,skimmed milk, 1 sugar
walkers baked crisps
no lunch as such ,
but had another slice of RC BANANA and sultana cake
cup of tea sugar skimmed milk
DINNER ------- the portion of chilli that i put in freezer 2 days ago went down a treat plus wholemeal brown rice
coconut yeo valley yoghurt
cup of tea skimmed milk, 1 sugar
i really have no willpower when it comes to the cakes i make, even if they dont contain fat i still eat to much of them
but saying that i jumped on scales this morning and i was 11st 2lb so i am glad to say that i have lost another lb
Last edited by MAYY : 25th September, 2013 at 08:10 AM
BREKKIE 1 slice of toasted seeded bread, spread with marmite and 3% fat phillidelphea
cup tea skimmed milk 1 sugar
mid morning.... lemon yoghurt
lunch.. 2 slices of wholemeal bread spread with really lowfat thousand island dressing, plus a small jar of shipmans crab paste
dinner....bought a large cauliflower and had a craving for cauliflower cheese, so bought a jar of homepride cheese and bacon sauce, it was only 5.5 grams of fat per 100 gram, as the hubby is a real meat eater i decided to cook up some strips of chicken breast with no fat on , and then added the sauce to the chicken breast and then poured it over the cauliflower , and even though i say it myself it was DELISH , and even the hubby was impressed . And the 2 grandsons wolfed it down as well .
i felt like i had loads on my plate but it was not to fattening
evening ..........i went over board i am thinking ,because i eat 3 pks of french fries, they were 84 cal in each pack. (oh dear)i must stop buying those big packs of treats if they are in the house i eat to many of them (no willpower i am thinking)
and 2 small glasses of red wine
I THINK THAT LB I LOST IS SURELY GOING TO GO BACK ON (SILLY ME)
pleased to say that the scales this morning are still saying 11st 2 lb
so i have not gained any weight .
and i even had a chinese chicken curry with boiled rice last night, as the son and DIL treated me and hubby , AND I WAS NAUGHTY AGAIN BY HAVING 3 GLASSES OF ROSA BLOSSOM HILL WINE
but then again i have been a bit busy the last few days looking after the grandsons ,and have not really eaten much , and what i did eat i made sure it was nothing fattening.
and as the grandchildren are 3 years and 18 months old i have been kept well and truly busy .
anyway.... this morning i had a bowl of shreddies with skimmed milk and a tsp of sugar
and 1cup tea skimmed milk 1 sugar
lunch.... was 2 slices wholemeal bread spread with tomato ketchup and 3 slices of bacon with all sign of fat cut off , and then grilled
1 lemon yoghurt
1 cup of tea,skimmed milk 1 sugar
DINNER ......2slices wholemeal bread spread with tomato kethup, and 3 scrambled eggs
1 cup of tea skimmed milk 1 sugar
Last edited by MAYY : 28th September, 2013 at 08:48 PM
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