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My Food Diary!!


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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
I'm on Weight Watchers No Count Plan

8tbsp :eek: all bran (overdid the bran, have 3tbsp/30g tomorrow-watch portion control!) (4.5)
Skim milk (measure tomorrow!):sigh: (1)
1 banana (1.5)

1 slice of ham (1)
-need to verify points on packet as it's not the brand of ham I normally buy. :sigh:
Lettuce, chopped tomato and onion (0)
Beetroot (0.5)

Same as Lunch
Ate Dinner with Lunch as I was hungry but didn't eat later on. Will eat 3 separate meals from now on!

Total Points:9.5
(I just track points for portion control)
Points Allowance Used Today (out of 21):0

Water: 3 litres :D

Exercise: None :confused:
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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
I've decided to switch over to Red Days/Original Plan
I want to monitor my carbs and this makes you measure them. I do need some carbs as I need the fibre from them-beans/pulse veg as a healthy extra, cereal in the morning. I know I can have bread, potato and pasta as healthy extras too but they are my trigger foods so I'm avoiding them.

Day 1.

2 Weetabix (HEXB1)
13 tbsp skimmed milk (195ml 15gx13tbsp=195ml) (HEXA1)
1 banana, chopped into weetabix

I really could have done with more skim milk-I bought it in
the microwave and it was so dry with less milk! When it's put
in microwave, it needs more milk. So 250ml from now on.
That's about 16 tbsp, 17 tbsp max. Should have had extra milk!
I thought I was putting too much milk in my cereal but I really wasn't, I just coat the cereal and make sure it's wet, I don't even like the taste of milk all that much and never drink it. At least I know now anyways! Just stick to 28g cereal or 2 weetabix.

Was told I'm fussing too much over my diet-it's true, I am.
Gonna focus on exercise so I don't go overboard on the food.

-Is it ok to not have your syns? I haven't actually gone to Slimming World but from reading the threads here, I get the gist of how to do the Original Days. I'm planning on sticking with just the healthy extras and the red/original day. I don't need anything else nutritionally anyway!


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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Meal Planner

-Use up chicken in fridge if still fresh.
-Eat half of it with the parsnip and carrot. -Make lettuce, tomato, onion side salad.

-Damn, parsnip is a Healthy Extra too! :eek: It's going to take me a while to get used to the Slimming World plan-I was going to call my salad a "zero point" salad" but then remembered it was n/a now

B:2 weetabix (carb), 250ml skim milk (1 protein) (enough to cover the weetabix!)
1 banana (1 fruit)

L:1 slice of ham (1 protein)
lettuce, tomato, onion, peppers. (lettuce and 3 finger salad)

D: Chicken if it is ok to eat. And onions, peppers, cherry tomatoes.
Otherwise, beans (HEXB2) with cherry tomatoes, peppers, red onion, 1tsp curry powder. Served with lettuce.

*I need to go shopping, I have nothing nice to eat!

-Well ok, I have eggs-egg salad maybe?
-Passata would be handy though.
-Some broccoli..maybe some quorn?
-I have low-low triangles-do they count as a Healthy Extra??

But I am trying to avoid processed gunk..hmm will see..I can just use my natural low fat yoghurt, not much taste of any of it anyway..

Meal Plans:
-Boiled Egg Salad
-Chicken and steamed vegetables
-Scrambled egg on toast (for brekkie)

Drink more herbal tea (I have chamomile and peppermint). Drink one at each meal along with my water.

omg I'm looking up recipes on the Philadelphia website and it's making me hungry!! :eek:


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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Meal Tracker


-Raw white and red cabbage (instead of lettuce for a change) in a bowl with 1 slice, halved lemon
-3tbsp tuna from John West tuna tin
-cooking spray (about 6 sprays)
-4 cherry tomatoes, quartered
-dried basil, garlic and rosemary
-1 slice lemon, halved and squeezed onto tuna

*I didn't use any salt or pepper on my tuna for seasoning and tbh, I didn't even miss it. Only just thought of it there! :) Yay go me :)

Water: So far I have drunk 3 bottles of 750ml bottles. 750(3)=2.25l.
Drink another bottle and then I will have drunk 3 litres.

Exercise: Walk 30min
Do my exercise in the morning from now on.


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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Weight Watchers 1972 Original Plan

*Fat 1tbsp/3tsp
*Fish-5 per week.
*Shellfish-1 per week.
*Veg-unlimited-non starchy. (3a, 3b, and 4)
*Veg-limited starchy.

Meat and poultry
*Beef-3 times/week
*Chicken/turkey-whenever, so long as i get my fish portions in

*Bread-2 slices of bread per day
*Fruit-3 per day
*Cheese-1oz/28g breakfast. 2oz/56g lunch. Cheese is optional.

*Diet is at most 1000-1200 calories. Fairly low carb aside from the bread.

*Water-8 glasses per day
*Milk-450ml per day allowance
*Cereal-1oz/28g per day

*Choice group: lentils, pulse vegetables, 1 potato, half cup pasta/rice. 2-3 times per week. Have one less slice of bread on that day.

*Fruit-banana only once a week. Other fruit in stated amounts.

Not Allowed
Chili sauce
Dried fruit
Peanut Butter
Soda pop
Pork products
Fruit canned in syrup
Fried foods
Creamed cheese
Cheese spread
Speciality breads
Raw fish or meat
Non dairy creamers or toppings
Ice cream
Ice milk
Flavoured gelatin
Luncheon Meat

*Pork, ham only once a week.

*Record. Tick off my food amounts each day.


Slimming World
Original/Red Days
-Healthy Extras-dairy (a) and carbs (b), 2 of each per day

"Syns"-1 WW point=3.5 syns
-stick to 21 optional WW points per week to spend on treats, once I'm on maintenance. Not whilst I'm losing weight.
-Bonus Exercise Points-save.


-Red Days
-Healthy Extra
-Fish 5 times per week, chicken, turkey, beef 3 times per week


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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Friday 01/07/2011

1 litre of water
I made 2 weetabix (HEXB1) with generous portion of skimmed milk (HEXA1) and a chopped banana but I couldn't stomach it.
Don't know what's wrong with me lol. Had a few bites, then said I would eat it later but I prob won't.


Raw white and red cabbage
1 Beetroot, chopped up (drained of vinegar)
Quarter Onion
Cherry tomatoes
3 tbsp tuna (from John West can of tuna)

Tuna from John West can of tuna
Raw white and red cabbage
1 Beetroot, chopped up (drained of vinegar)
Quarter Onion
Cherry tomatoes

Water: 3litres
Exercise: Need to do in a bit!! eek!
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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Saturday 02/07/2011

2 weetabix
Generous portion of skimmed milk (HEXA1) and (HEXB1)
1 banana

Lunch (got up late so thats why I had just two meals today)
Portion Size: side plate. I realised I had my side plate piled up too high so I took some salad vegetables out of it. I want the edges of the salad plate clear. I put 1tsbp of each salad veg in at a time. Putting more lettuce in now than other veg-healthier. Leaving room there for my protein too.

Portion Size: quarter of the plate: for the protein
one quarter of the plate: various salad veg
half the plate: lettuce

Water:3 litres

Exercise: walk
-progress: I am building my walk up now. Yesterday was the first day I actually *enjoyed* my walk! I wasn't tired after it so I can easily step my exercise up now. My walking buddy complained that I was "going too fast" but I actually felt I was going rather slow. My fitness levels are improving :)

Davina DVD here I come! I find it challenging but that's exactly what I need (a challenge!) I will get bored otherwise.

Also realising why I started overeating, why I overeat etc. This is very helpful.

Not watching as much TV either. I read that 70% of people who watch 5hrs or more of TV per day are obese. Clearly, watching TV all the time promotes obesity-lack of exercise, munching unhealthy food in front of the tv..

I eat in the kitchen, not the sitting room now.

I saw a guy running who looked like an athlete and I am using this as motivation for myself. I really REALLY want to be like him!!

Evaluation: so far, so good but TOP UP MY EXERCISE! :)


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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Sunday 04/07/2011

2 weetabix
skimmed milk
1 banana

1 slice ham
lettuce, tomato, scollion, peppers
2 mandarin oranges

1 hard boiled egg, halved
red onion
yellow pepper

Portion size: in side plate, not piled up but spread out.

Water: 3 litres

Exercise: 20 walk

Need more exercise! Do Davina DVD next week!!!!!!
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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Monday 05/07/2011

2 weetabix
Skimmed milk
1 banana

Water: 500ml bottle, 650ml->1050ml/1.05l

1 hard boiled egg
green pepper
(portion size: small plate)

Water: 500ml, 1litre-1.5litre

Half a big bowl of carrot and coriander soup (had to eat out! Didn't touch the brown bread w/ my soup :)
5 glasses of iced water

Other healthy options on the menu:
*smoked salmon salad-shoulda got! oh well!
*chicken salad
*chicken soup

*I don't think the soup had cream in it, it just looked and tasted liquidised.

How many points in a ciabatta?



*10 laps around the park
*20-6 run up and down the hill, the rest walking up and down the hill-2hr
*Stretch and cool down-5min
Intensity: Moderate

*slow walk-1hr
Intensity: Light
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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Tuesday 05.07.2011

2 weetabix (2 points)
generous portion of skimmed milk (2)
2 mandarin oranges (1)
6 grapes (1)

Ham (1), 0 point salad (0)
Slice of brown bread (HEXB2) (1)
6 grapes (1)

6 grapes (1)
2 melba toast (1)
2 ryvita (1)
slice of brown bread (HEXB2) (1), buttered with Golden Olive (3)

Total Points: 7+9+6=22. EEK!!!

For my weight, 22 points would be about right but since I'm trying to lose weight, I will just say 18 points is my limit.

So 5 points off my optional 21 points allowance! I HATE touching it! :( 17 points left.

Good news: It's only Wednesday, still lots of days left til weigh-in on Monday for damage control.
Limit my points to 12 for the rest of the week, plus lots of exercise. That should see a weight loss this week!

No HEXB2 on Wednesday-already used it up on Tuesday

Water: 1.5 litres


Meal Planner for This Week:

B: 42g bran flakes (HEX B1) (2), 100ml skimmed milk (1) (HEXA1) and apple (1)

L: Tuna (1), 0 point salad (0), Piece of fruit (1)

D:Quorn chicken (1), 1 carrot chopped and steamed (0), Piece of fruit (1)

B: Wed
L:Tuna w/ O point salad, apple
D: Wed
Total: 8

B: Wed (4)
L: Thur (2)
D: quorn chicken(1), (0 point veg and condiments) peppers, red onion, broccoli with soy sauce, lime juice, chilli, and ginger, apple (1)
Total: 8

B: Wed
L: Thur
D: quorn, peppers, red onion, another veg with soy sauce

B: Wed
L: Tuna w/ 0 point salad
D: Tuna, peppers, red onion, garlic, can of tomatoes, tomato puree, dried herbs

Next week: frozen veg, beans..will plan then! :)
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S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Wednesday 06.07.2011

N/A-get up earlier. skipping brekkie aint good!

3 tbsp tuna
white cabbage
half red onion
1 beetroot, chopped up
3 cherry tomatoes, halved

1 apple, chopped finely
2 ryvita

Water: 1.5l :)
Feeling: Not that hungry, felt like I could have done without the apple and ryvita. Only ate them to get my fibre..grr!


Positive affirmations for the day:
*I am great
*I can do anything I set my mind to
*I believe in myself

*Read positive literature later on.
*Do out daily schedule tomorrow onwards so I'm more organised.
*Start physically writing out my food and exercise again. Keep with me where I can see them. (Have a digital copy and a physical, written copy-2 copies, backed up. Organised).
*Get a USB key tomorrow. Write my food diary and exercise diary down on that. Cool, will do.
*Write my positive affirmations etc down on that too.
S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Weekly Shopping List:
*1 litre skimmed milk (buy later on in the week)
*blueberries (get other types of berries if there are no blueberries!)
*celery-check fridge
*scallions-check fridge
*green peppers-check fridge
*tomatoes-check fridge
*broccoli-buy some!

*1 portion of trout (buy later on in the week!)
*1 portion of mackerel-2 portions of oily fish! cool :)

There are almonds and tuna in the press so that is fine!
S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Food Diary:

19.09.2011 Monday

Not hungry so didn't have anything- I'm only going to eat when I'm hungry from now on
S: 13st8lb C: 9st8lb G: 6st12lb BMI: 24.5 Loss: 4st0lb(29.47%)
Cost Benefit Analysis
of obsessing about food and weight

1. Learn new random facts about food, learned nutritional content of foods
2. Learned new recipes, I can cook better, able to cook for friends and family, sampled lots of different cuisines on holidays
3. It gives me the illusion of control over my overeating-"if i just change the type of food I'm eating then I'll be fine"
4. Feel more powerful, more in control of my life, stronger as a person, less vulnerable.

1. it gives me an illusion of control over my overeating. I'm not really in control of it. I need a food plan to help me make good food choices. Planning my meals in advance and tracking my food intake helps me eat three meals a day. But I don't feel I'm in control of it per se. For me, it is an addiction that I have to manage one day at a time. One slip and I end up back at square one! But I can do it!:)
2. too much time spent thinking about food
3. not enough time spent on other things in my life, missing out on other things
4. feeling resentful that I can't eat what I like
5. making food the most important thing in my life leaves a gaping hole in other areas of my life
6. irritability, mood swings-when I eat sugary, carby food
7. low mood when I overeat
8. feelings of shame, guilt, low self worth over lack of self-control after I binge
9. not fitting into small clothes
10. not feeling happy with my appearance
11. less confidence
12. not comfortable in a bikini or underwear
13. feeling unhappy when I realise that I can't be "perfect"
14. using food/thinking about food and weight instead of dealing with problems directly so the problems never get solved ultimately, thus the cycle is perpetuated.

Evaulation: 14 disadvantages vs 4 advantages
Okay that is very clear so!

Cost Benefit Analysis
of being perfect

1. Illusion of control over my life, feel stronger, more powerful, not weak and vulnerable. To me, feeling weak and vulnerable is the worst thing ever but it is just normal at certain times, I know that logically.
2. feeling of superiority over other people that I can do it better, that I know more, that I get quicker results, feel less inadequate. Am I overcompensating? because I think I have to??
3. I think I'll never be criticised or piss anyone off if I'm perfect, that everyone will like me-I'm not saying this is rational, this is just whats in my head
4. No one will be able to accuse me of doing anything wrong, so it's a mechanism to protect myself really and to survive really. I just don't think it works in practice.
5. It makes me feel safe, it's old and familiar-fear of the unknown and risk taking.

1. I get overwhelmed, stressed over pressure I put myself under
2. I tend to rebel against my rigid rules and end up back at square one.
3. I feel tense and am not as fun as normal. Am more serious when I'm in "I have to perfect mode"
4. It consumes me and I can't think of anything else
5. I shut people out, I end up being completely goal driven and then wonder why I get lonely at times
6. I don't let people help me usually, I think I have to do it all by myself. When I get stuck, I pretend I'm fine when I'm really not, let the problem build up. Sometimes my pride can get in the way of my progress
7. I'm too hard on myself and think I should be superwoman rather than a competent human being.
8. By being perfect, I think I'm trying to be something I'm not instead of myself and I prefer my actual personality. Sometimes my impulsivity is good and makes life fun :)
9. Overthinking everything-urgh
10. My creativity goes-as I said, I get very procedure orientated and life becomes a slog instead of an adventure

Evaluation 10 disadvantages vs 5 advantages.
So clearly, I shouldn't do it.

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