MommyB's Calorie counting caper !!

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  1. mommyB

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    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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    Hello! And welcome!
    Yes, 1500 sounds like a good amount.
    Good luck :) x
     
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    Thanks, and wow you've done great with your weightloss so far !!
     
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    Thanks. It's been a long struggle - but definitely worth it!
     
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    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 !!
     
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    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
     
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    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!
     
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    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 !!
     
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    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 !!
     
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    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
     
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    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!!

    :)
     
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    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
     
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    All the best with your new job and the calorie counting, your food looks really good. X
     
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    todays menu
    B-cheese omlette
    L salmon fillet and veg
    D aloo sag and brown rice
     
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    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
     
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    Hiya

    Your doing great...well done.

    Whats aloo sag?? lol

    Keep us posted!!

    xxxxxx
     
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    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 !!
     
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    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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