Becky's Calorie Counting Diary... a bit of everything!

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  1. rumbletummy

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    Hi everyone! I'm new over here! I used to do calorie counting in my teens and remembered that I had good weight losses so thought I'd give it another go!
    The thing I like about calorie counting is that nothing is forbidden and if you eat out you can work out the calories (roughly) so you know where you are (if that makes any sense lol!)
    Feel free to leave me a message/ comment anytime, thanks xx
     
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    My food diary today...

    Breakfast...
    2 slices cooked sliced chicken on 2 slices ww wholemeal bread (no butter) - 160 kcals
    Mullerlight Cherry Yogurt from multipack 190g - 95 kcals
    Total 255 kcals

    Lunch:
    Homemade beef and vegetable curry - 130 kcals
    1 slice ww danish - 49 kcals
    Tesco fruit bar (raisin and apple) - 95 kcals
    1 options Caramel hot chocolate - 39 kcals
    Total 313 kcals

    At work:
    Hot chocolate from vending machine (no sugar) - 100 kcals
    Chocolate from treat drawer - 40 kcals
    Total 140

    Tea:
    Homemade Bolognese - 150 Kcals
    Instant mash - 120 Kcals
    Satsuma - 25 Kcals
    Yogurt - 95 Kcals
    Total 390

    Total for day 1098 Kcals
     
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    Welcome and good luck, we have a really good christmas challenge on the go at the moment, where we are all pledging what we would like to lose. check it out and join in if you think a little competition and encouragement will help. x
     
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    Thanks for the welcome hon I think I might just do that :) xx
     
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    Today's Food...

    Breakfast:
    30g Fruit and Fibre with 100ml Skimmed milk - 150 Kcals
    Apple - 50 Kcals
    Total: 200 Kcals

    Lunch:
    2 WW danish toast with very low fat spread - 140 Kcals
    Cherry Mullerlight - 95 Kcals
    Worcester Sauce French Fries - 83 Kcals
    Total: 318 Kcals

    Tea:
    Homemade Beef curry and slice of WW bread (crust) - 200 Kcals
    Roses sweet - 50 Kcals
    Options hot chocolate - 39 kcals
    Total 289 Kcals

    Snacks (whilst watching X Factor!):
    apple, satsuma, sliced chicken, Tesco raisin and apple bar, 2 roses chocolates
    Total 315 Kcals

    Total today 1122 Kcals
     
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    Feeling really motivated at the moment... aiming for 100% for the rest of November!!
     
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    Good luck hun! Me too! xxx
     
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    Thanks hon! Good luck xx
     
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    Welcome to the forum hun, good luck on your journey :)
     
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    Welcome and good luck! :)
     
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    Thanks girls! Just getting used to doing this and hoping for more hours in the day so i can have a proper look around this section... thinking that this could become addictive he he!! xx
     
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    I just came home from work and decided to cook a chicken stew using the meat from 3 drumsticks, potatoes, red onion, garlic, leeks, celery, carrots, fresh tomatoes, mixed herbs, salt and pepper, veg stock cube and going to finish it off with some fresh basil when it's cooked... ooh it smells delicious, can't wait to chomp into it nom nom!!

    So my diary today...

    Breakfast:
    30g Fruit and Fibre and 100ml skimmed milk 150 Kcals
    Satsuma 25 Kcals
    Total - 175 Kcals

    Dinner:
    Options hot chocolate Belgian Choc flavour - 40 Kcals
    Tesco light raisin and Apple bar - 95 Kcals
    Homemade Chicken stew (yum!) - 200 Kcals
    Total 335 Kcals

    Tea:
    Ham sandwich - 130 Kcals
    2 roses sweets - 80 Kcals
    Mullerlight Cranberry - 95 Kcals
    Total 305 Kcals

    Snacks:
    Skips, satsuma, 2 toast, 2 roses chocs
    Total 337 Kcals

    Total for today 1142 Kcals

    OMG can't believe Aiden left X Factor... bless!
     
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    Just thought I would type out my recipe for the beef curry I made yesterday...

    100g Iceland frozen lean beef mince (200 cals)
    400g tin chopped tomatoes (80 cals)
    1 onion, 2 celery sticks, 2 cloves garlic, 1 carrot, fresh coriander.
    1 tsp each of salt, chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric.
    (You can weigh all the veg and spices out if you like but I estimate it at about 100 - 120 cals so if you split the recipe in half it's 200 cals or split it into 3 and count it as 130 cals as I did)

    Fry the mince in a little water and drain off the fat, set aside. Chop all the veggies and fry in Fry Light or water, or a little of both for 5 mins. Add in the salt and spices and cook for a minute. Add the mince and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes and cook for another few minutes, finally add boiling water to cover the veg and simmer for 1 hour. Stir in lots of chopped fresh coriander 1 minute before serving.

    I love coriander and this for me always makes a curry, without it I dont like it!! I had my curry with a slice of WW bread, but you could have it with rice or a jacket potato etc...

    And some tips to save time... you can use veg from a ready prepared casserole bag, just chop it a little finer... buy the living coriander (as it's cheaper than the chopped variety) chop it yourself and put it in a bag in the freezer, you can chop it finely and add it to the curry frozen and that way it doesn't go off!

    Something else I do to save time... I buy loads of veg, chop it all in one go and put it in freezer bags. If you chop onion, garlic, carrots and celery it's the perfect base for curry, bolognese, shepherds pie, stews, casseroles, soups and chilli. then when you need to cook something you just whip out your frozen bag of veg and you're half way there!

    I've just started cooking my own meals from scratch so I'd love to know if anyone else has tips or recipes for low cal meals! xx
     
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    Wow, you are good!!! I'm absolute crap... unless it comes in a packet, lol!!! x
     
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    Ha ha! I still eat out of packets too!
    I found myself watching loads of cooking programmes when I started dieting in September, was sat there salivating at all the things they were cooking imagining what it all tasted like and thought I'd give it a go!
     
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    Does house insurance cover the burning down of a kitchen if you know full well you can't be trusted in there?..... hmmmmmm?
     
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    Lol Lindsey!!

    So today's menu...

    Breakfast:
    30g Fruit and Fibre and 100ml skimmed milk (150)
    Mullerlight cranberry yogurt (95)
    Total: 245

    Lunch:
    Homemade chicken casserole yummy!! (200)
    Roses choc (50)
    Options hot chocolate (40)
    Total: 290

    Tea:
    Homemade chicken curry yummy!! (200)
    Roses choc (40)
    Satsuma (25)
    Total: 265

    I was so hungry after picking DS up from school that I had my tea at 3.30!! So probably have a snack later!! xx
     
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    Hello and welcome aboard can i ask the roses choc how many did u have for 40 kcals??

    i love them so much till i feel sick at christmas lol x
     
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    Hi Girls! Thanks for the welcome :0)
    As a rule... if the roses choc has a nut I count it as 50, no nut is counted as 40, although the green one is very big so I usually count that one as 50 as well! Sorry hon I don't think you could get away with eating the box for 40 cals he he!!
    My goal... I've set it to 10st 7lbs which is 6.5lbs away! This last half a stone seems to be the hardest ever to shift... I had the munchies yesterday hence why no food diary!! Back on track today hopefully so fingers crossed for a little weight loss on Friday!! xx
     
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