Jenny's Calorie Counting Road to Success! 5 lb down :)

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  1. Auburn

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    Hello :)

    I'm Jenny, I live in the North East of Scotland, and I am bordering on 20 stone. Taking things back to basics, I'm starting a calorie counting healthy eating plan tomorrow, that is Saturday the 16th July 2011 and I am going to lose weight.

    I weigh in on a Monday morning, myself. And will be weighing in officially at the Doctors once a month. Around the 10th.

    Having dithered on other plans for some time, I now feel that my head is in the right place.

    TOTALLY ready for this :D
    Jenx
     
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  3. clairethehat

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    Hi, welcome and good luck on your weightloss journey. CC is the best way I've found to lose weight. Have you heard of my fitness pal? It's a great website that works out your specific calorie needs and has a huge food database so you can accurately record your daily intake of calories. :)

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  4. Auburn

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    Hi Claire, thanks for a warm welcome!

    Yep I have MFP!! I've rejigged my stats for a new start, and got it all all downloaded and set up with the app on my phone now too... spent a good couple of hours putting my regular meals in it tonight, ready for Day One! (I'm such a geek :D) No hurdles, no no.

    Bring it on!! :)
     
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    Haha nothing wrong with geeks!:)
    I'm a Scottish lass too, Glasgow.
    I'll be reading your diary with interest!
    Good luck chick!

    x

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    Welcome!! Good luck for Monday! I'm a Monday weigher too :)

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    Hey,

    welcome to ccing and good luck :D
     
  9. Auburn

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    Aww thank you all for such a warm welcome!

    Feel pretty happy with the counting, managing ok today! If I can do a TOTM Saturday, I can do anything ;)

    MFP suggests I have 1530 per day to lose 2lbs a week.

    So! Here's todays scoffs!

    BREAKFAST = 435
    Food Dr pitta, 1/2 tin beans, 130g mushrooms
    Slice of Toast

    LUNCH = 318
    Tuna Pizza - Warburtons Square wrap, Morrisons Eat Smart tuna in tomato dressing, 30g low fat cheese

    SNACK = 89
    Weetabix Toffee Hoops cereal bar (omg delish, yumyum!)

    TEA = 239 & rice/bread
    Chicken & Chickpea curry
    Maybe rice, maybe bread, haven't decided yet.

    1081 + rice or bread ... Not too bad!
     
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    Food looks great hun. :D
     
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    Looks great

    Welcome to the boards - I am also in Glasgow :) x

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  12. Auburn

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    Thank you for popping by :)

    Right today... Day Two...

    Breakfast = 475
    Bacon Sandwich
    Small banana

    Lunch = 426
    TLC Prawn Mayo Sarnie
    Chip Shop Curry crisps

    Tea = 468
    40g Spaghetti, with chicken bacon pepper & tomato sauce
    1 x slice toast

    Pudding cos it's Sunday = 172
    WW Sticky Toffee Pud

    Snacks
    Toffee Hoops cereal bar = 89
    3 Nutella Wafers = 96

    Total - 1726
    Over by 220

    Granted, going over on Day Two probably isn't the best idea, but it wasn't a major blow out, given that it is TOTM and I have been in a foul mood all day. Last night I barely slept due to tension between me and the other half, and before, I would have hit the Galaxy pretty tough. I would have easily had at least one of the 100g-ish bars of Galaxy, in minutes, and that would be 680 cals, I have just looked up. And a pizza, which would be about 2000 for the big fat un that I would have previously scoffed.
    So, confession time done... Yes. 220 over aint that bad.

    Right, off to plan tomorrow's grub!

    :)
     
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    Hey Jen - welcome to CCing, lovely to have you join the gang!

    I think given your weight that probably going over by 220 isn't that big in the whole scheme of things.

    Sounds like you are doing everything you can to make the right choices even at those difficult times when we are known to turn to food... today I turned to coffee with a sweetner in it and it really helped me on a craving.

    Hope the week goes well for you.
     
  14. Auburn

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    Day Three - Monday. Don't we all love Mondays...

    Breakfast = 311
    Pitta, Philly with Garlic & herbs, and Mushrooms
    Banana

    Morning WORK STRESSSSSSS
    Treat Sized Ripple - 90
    Ryvita Minis, Worcester Sauce - 102

    Lunch = 386
    Chicken, Bacon, Tomato & Pepper gunk
    Warby Square

    Afternoon Tea
    Treat Sized Ripple - 90 (see, this could have been 2 full sized bars of chocolotl...)

    Tea = 344
    Lentil curry, 150g potatoes (chips dontcha know) and 75g of Broccoli. Yes I now weigh my broccoli.

    Pudding = 65
    Skinny Cow Mini Dipper (omg OMG!!)

    Evening Munch = 96
    Cuppa tea
    3 x Hazlenut Wafer Rolls

    Total = 1484
    Not too bad :)

    Scales this morning show a 5lb loss, which is ace. I feel great to actually see a loss! Last week, Monday to Friday, I had completely off any kind of plan. I didn't go silly, I didn't go crazy, I just needed a break from counting points and stuff, and had what I wanted. Then jumped in with both feet to CC on Saturday.

    5lbs...

    It's what I needed to motivate me :)

    Bring on Day 4!!! :D
     
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    I do like those mini dippers lol 65 cals !!!! Amazing!!!

    That's an awesome loss!! Well done!!

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    Thats an amazing loss hun. Well done!!! :D
     
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    Well done! 5lbs is amazing!
     
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    Well done. 5lbs is great!
     
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    Thank you all :D
    Loving this plan, yes! I feel loads healthier, mentally, about food already. And those Skinny Dippers are immebse!

    Day (what am I, 4?) Four - Tuesday

    BREAKFAST = 322
    Food Dr pitta, 1/2 tin beans

    LUNCH = 386
    Warby Square wrap, chicken, bacon, tomato & peppers

    SNACK(s) = 366
    Gosh... 2 x treat-sized Ripples, 2 crackerbread with Black Pepper Philly, Worcester Sauce Ryvita Minis.. oink oink..

    TEA = 390
    Chicken spread with lf Garlic Philly, wrapped in bacon
    40g spaghetti
    (family wanted chips & tattie salad... resistance, get in!)

    Piece of Scan Bran cake ~70cals

    1536 ish

    Mum's birthday, so we had a bit of cake and a slap up tea. Nae too bad :)
     
  21. Auburn

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    Day Five - Wednesday

    Breakfast = 288
    2 x Poached eggs
    1 x toast & spread

    Lunch = 236
    1 x Warby Square wrap
    6 x cherry toms
    1 x Eat Smart tuna in red sauce

    Tea = 512
    1/2 x Uncle Ben's Mexican Rice
    1/2 x Chicken Breast
    20g lf Cheese
    1 x Warby Square Wrap
    Peppers, Onions, Tomatoes & spices

    Pudding = 65
    1 x Skinny Cow Mini Dipper

    Snacks = 470
    1 x Worcester Sauce Ryvita Minis
    1 x small Banana
    1 x NAS Jelly
    2 x Treat Sized Ripples
    3 x Hazelnut Wafer Rolls

    Total
    1571 (Too many snacks - Bored at work...)
     
  22. Auburn

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    Day Six - Thursday (Planned)

    Breakfast = 275
    Omelette - 2 Eggs, 75g Ham, 20g lf Cheese

    Lunch = 383
    Spicy leftovers - Chicken, rice, peppers & 20g lf cheese

    Tea = 259
    1 x Quorn Peppered Steak
    175g Homemade Chips
    75g Broccoli

    Snacks = 169
    1 x Velvet Crunch - S&V
    1 x Toffee Hoop Cereal Bar

    Total Planned = 1086 - Bring it on!!!
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    Day Six - Thursday (ACTUAL)

    Breakfast = 275
    Omelette - 2 Eggs, 75g Ham, 20g lf Cheese

    Lunch = 383
    Spicy leftovers - Chicken, rice, peppers & 20g lf cheese

    Tea = 259
    1 x Quorn Peppered Steak
    175g Homemade Chips
    75g Broccoli

    Snacks = 694
    1 x Velvet Crunch - S&V = 80c
    1 x Toffee Hoop Cereal Bar = 89c
    Tesco Chicken & Chorizo Sandwich (No idea why :() = 365c
    5 x Hazelnut Wafers = 160c
    Lilt Zer-oh = 20c

    Total Eaten = 1626
    Total Exercise = 305
     
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