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MommyB's Calorie counting caper !!

#1
After a bit of soul searching and seeking advice I am going to give calorie counting another go. Have done it before with some success so fingers crossed for this time.
I have a main diary in the members section but thought it would be useful to have one here to pick your brains and a bit of extra support ( in both directions of course).

Signed up to the sparkpeople website too which tells me to eat between 1410 and 1760 cals a day so am aiming for 1500ish. Does this sound good to everyone ?

Going away this weekend so am going to have a couple of days 'dummy run' and start properly next week, when i also start my new job so changes all around.

Looking forward to getting to know you all
 
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#5
Ok so here's my 1st day
1/2 pint skimmed milk for use in drinks throughout the day 100

Breakfast

1 slice wholemeal toast 75
low fat spread 15
1 med fried egg ( in olive oil) 110
Total 200

Lunch

ww lasagnge 253
salad 0
Spoon of lite mayo 50
asda gfy choc mousse 70
Total 373

Diner

Quorn cottage pie 219
carrots,brocoli,cauliflower 0
pot of low fat rice pud 137
Total 356

Total so far 1029, leaving some spare for a snack soon and a couple of glasses of vino later. Not bad for a 1st day if I do say so myself !!
 
#6
thursday 26th aug

Breakfast-2 wholemeal toast with spread and peanut butter
Lunch-picnic
Diner-chilli made with turkey mince and brown rice

Will work out cals later
 
#7
Aha! At last mommy B! (No rules reguarding new threads!)

Sounds like you are of to a fine start! I've only ever had success with calorie counting. Good luck darling girl!
 
#9
Thanks ladies,that's me now til tuesday as am away tomorrow til monday- i wont mention seaside fish and chips or ice creams LOL-i'll be having them but we just wont talk about them !!
 
#11
i did enjoy and now I'm back-struggling a bit today as i need to go shopping, not much healthy in the house but doing ok so far
Breakfast was 2 toast with spread and peanut butter
Lunch was beef and veg big soup with 1 slice bread and spread

Going to have some crisps now to tide me over til tea,not sure yet what that will be-Oh decisions, decisions !!
 
#12
milk for drinks 100

Breakfast 2 toast,spread and peanut butter 410

lunch beef and veg big soup, slice bread and spread 323

snack crisps 130
2 chocs 100 (est)

diner asda liver ,bacon and mash meal with green beans 356

total for day 1419
 
#13
Hiya

Just thought i'd drop in and show some support.

Your doing really well so far.

Diarys are a great tool for helping to lose weight, I keep one on my computer its good for looking back to see what I was eating on the weeks I didn't get good losses. And also good for working the calories out at the end of the day.

Will you be weighing yourself, if so, how often?

Good luck!!

:)
 
#14
Hiya and thanks for your support. Officially my weigh in day is friday, but I'm one of those terrible people who scale hop pretty much every day !!
Got myself a new note book today to start noting things down in, new start, new book LOL
Also starting my new job tomorrow,although it will be a training day rather than start proper-that's thursday. Will need to get into a whole new routine-working 11.45 to 3.15 i think this will mean maybe 4 small meals or maybe a substantial snack before i start and a late lunch. I guess i will try both and see which works best.
Its also my daughter's birthday this week and i have the party to deal with too.

All going on isnt it ?? LOL
 
#15
All the best with your new job and the calorie counting, your food looks really good. X
 
#17
Wednesday 1st Sept

Milk for drinks 100

Breakfast

small glass orange juice 50
Omlette made with 2 eggs and 1oz grated cheese in a spray of olive oil 290

Lunch

salmon fillett 190
tomatoes and courgettes ,with s drizzle of balsamic vinegar 0
banana 80

Snack
go ahead baked slices ( 3 in a pack and yes I had all 3 :D) 165

Dinner
asda aloo sag 380
half pack tilda brown basmati rice 170

Total for day 1425
 
#19
Aloo sag is potato and spinach curry...mmmmm....
And thank you

just updating food for-lost my bit of paper with the figs on but total for the day was around 1300 so am well chuffed with that.

Milk for drinks

B-50g sultana bran with skimmed milk
L#1 quorn lemon and black pepper escalope with salad and 1 tblspn lite mayo
L#2 1slice toast with soya spread and small can heinz spaghetti
Dinner- prawns with noodles in sechzuan and tomato sauce with stir fry veg.

Am acutally a bit peckish now so may have a cereal bar and still be under-whoop whoop as they say !!
 
#20
well done ur doin fab i hope u dont mind me following this is the first time am goin2 be calorie counting am i right in thinkin i can eat anything as long as i count the calories am also goin to do a diary ur doin fab hun look forward to hearing of you x
 


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