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Discussion in 'Calorie Counting - Diaries' started by systema, 19 March 2014.

  1. systema

    systema Well-Known Member

    After doing SW for a while and not doing too well have returned to CC and joined Rosemary Conley yesterday.
    Put a stone back on over the last few months and decided it must stop now before it gets any more and so found a local club and went along yesterday.
    I lost over 5 stone a few years ago Cal counting so decided to go back to my roots - I know I was eating too much on SW not matter what they say about eating as much free food as you like, it did just not work for me so here I am hoping to lose it the way I know better.

    Food for Tuesday 18th MARCH 2014 - by the way I am Veggie.:)

    Breakfast - 35gms porridge - fruit and seeds - blended in Vitamix to make a smoothie type breakfast - 266 cals

    Lunch - Quinoa and Chickpeas with dressing and salad - 366cals

    Snack - 2 Lidl Ryvita type biscuits with Philly cheese - 100 cals
    Apple - 100 cals

    Dinner - Lentil "mince" with veg 155
    150gms potatoes 131
    Asparagus 16 - Brussells 42 - Cauliflower 25 - 83 Total 369

    Cadburys Highlight 40

    Daily Total 1201

    R. Conley class - 45 mins exercise
    Aqua Class 45 mins
    10,084 Steps.
    Last edited: 21 March 2015
  2. KMD

    KMD Well-Known Member

    Welcome aboard! Good luck! Sure you will do fab. This site really helps to keep motivation levels up and spur you on! xx
  3. Lady_Amalthea

    Lady_Amalthea Looking for Slimville!

    Best of luck to you! :) x
  4. systema

    systema Well-Known Member

    Thank you - I have been on the SW boards on this site for quite a time now but took a break. Then came back recently but as I said SW was not working so here I am.
    In the past I found writing thing down really helped so decided to start the CC diary then I have to be good (ish).
  5. systema

    systema Well-Known Member


    50gms Bran Flakes - Strawberries - low fat Greek Yogurt - 229 cals

    Home made Broccoli and Sweet Potato Soup - 100 cals
    Sandwich - 2 slices seed loaf with low fat Philly cheese with cucumber and 2 sticks celery - 266

    2 Ryvita type biscuits with more Philly - 100 cals

    2 large egg Omelette with spicy mushrooms - 240
    Asparagus - Salad - Mayo - Pickle - 115

    Total - 1090 - Saved 110 for Friday - long day out with packed up food.

    45 mins RC Exercise Class - 5,000 steps.
  6. KMD

    KMD Well-Known Member

    Hi Systema,

    Sounds like you're doing well. All sounds healthy and yummy!!!xx
  7. LilEm

    LilEm Well-Known Member

    Welcome back and good luck! I didn't get on well with slimming world either, I understood the concept but you cannot eat 'as much as you like' lol. I find calorie counting is stricter and what I need :)
  8. systema

    systema Well-Known Member

    Same here - the amount of pasta I had for dinner tonight was what I would have had left over and had for supper in SW days :D
  9. systema

    systema Well-Known Member


    Branflakes - yogurt - strawberries - 229 cals

    Large flask of vegetable soup and banana - 303 cals - eaten on journey to Notts

    Meatfree meatballs with homemade tomato sauce and 50gms dry weight of pasta plus salad 522 cals

    2 Cadbury's Highlights 80 cals

    Total 1134.

    Now 4.45 am and getting ready to go to Ideal Home Exhibition in London - it is going to be a long day food wise !!!!
    Last edited: 21 March 2014
  10. KMD

    KMD Well-Known Member

    Well done! Sounds like you had a good day! That is going to be a long day, take lots of healthy, filling, low cal snacks. Have a good day! :) xx
  11. systema

    systema Well-Known Member

    FRIDAY 21ST MARCH - high carb day.:eek:

    FIRST BREAKFAST - 5am !!! - 35gms (dry weight) porridge oats made with water 114cals

    BREAKFAST - Bran Flakes with fruit and yogurt 230 cals

    During the day - 2 rounds of sandwiches 532 cals big box of veg sticks (carrots - celery - cucumber and cherry tomatoes) and box of strawberries and orange segments - guess at 300 cals. -- 832 cals

    Aldi Benefits Bar 70 cals - Cadbury's Highlighs drink 40 cals. - 110 cals

    Sampled some seeds and soup but only a little - 100 cals

    Total 1386 cals

    Steps 15.044

    Measured Breakfast cereals at home and had to do others at MIL's and she does not have any scales so guessed the fruit and veg cals.
    Kept away from samples at Ideal Home Exhibition except to try some soup and seeds.
    1200 for day and 156 left from last 2 days so not over by many - quite pleased I kept away from the samples. Was picked from the audience (with quite a few others) and turned down the chance to give opinion on 5 different wines and then drink them. Any other time would have been at the front of the queue :D
  12. systema

    systema Well-Known Member

    Quite proud of myself this morning - went into Thornton's to get my MIL's chocolate and said no to the freebies they were handing out - that is a first.:)
  13. systema

    systema Well-Known Member


    BREAKFAST - Bran flakes - Yogurt - Fruit 250 cals

    LUNCH - Tin of tomatoes - Garlic Mushrooms - Poached Egg - Veggie Sausage - 282 cals

    DINNER - 2 Homemade Chickpea Burgers 200 Cauliflower - Asparagus - Potatoes - Gravy 302 - 502 cals

    Sugar Free Jelly and Fruit 90 cals

    2 Cadbury's Highlights 80 cals

    Total - 1204 cals
  14. MoreRosie

    MoreRosie Well-Known Member

    Hello! Good to read other people's diaries - hope you don't mind me popping in!
  15. KMD

    KMD Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your doing fab! And well done for resisting temptation with the free samples. Keep up the good work! xx
  16. systema

    systema Well-Known Member


    BREAKFAST - Bran Flakes - Fruit - Yogurt 250 cals

    LUNCH - Tofu - Salad - Mushrooms - Dressing - 230 cals

    DINNER - Aubergine and Chickpea Curry - Spicy Butternut Squash - Rice 500 cals

    Jelly and Fruit and yogurt 150 cals

    2 Cadbury's Highlights 80 cals

    Total 1210 cals 11,252 Steps
  17. systema

    systema Well-Known Member


    Bran Flakes - yogurt - strawberries - 250 cals

    Mixed Veg Soup 160 cals
    3 Lidl Ryvita type biscuits 90 cals
    S.F. Jelly - berries and yogurt - 105 cals

    Left over Chickpea and Aubergine Curry 170 cals
    Home made Seitan 100 Pitta Bread 145 Salad 40 285 cals

    2 Cadbury's Highlights 80 cals

    Total 1140 cals .. 6000 steps
  18. systema

    systema Well-Known Member

    TUESDAY weigh in at Rosemary Conley class - 4lbs lost - did not see that coming, was a bit of a shock but a nice one.
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  19. MoreRosie

    MoreRosie Well-Known Member

    That's absolutely fantastic! So pleased for you!
  20. systema

    systema Well-Known Member

    Thanks all - will keep me on the straight and narrow this week.


    Bran Flakes- yogurt - strawberries 250 cals

    2 Egg Omelette with spicy mushrooms 235 Salad and dressing 100 -- 335 cals

    Seitan (left overs) 100 Lots of Veg 120 Potatoes 200 - Gravy 50 -- 470 cals

    Jelly - Fruit and Yogurt 120 cals

    Cadbury's Highlights 40 cals

    Total 1215 cals

    Steps 11,121 45 mins Aerobics at class 45 mins Aqua Aerobics

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