Kate Log 8/2-12/2

Off track

The past few days have not gone exactly to plan. Friday started out so well and then once again veered off course with lunch out and more leaving drinks. I brought a takeaway on my way home but thankfully didn’t eat much of it. I didn’t keep track of my day but was way over the 15 syns allowance. Saturday was much better, I was on plan. Breakfast was two shredded wheats (HEXB) with 250ml semi skimmed milk (HEXA), lunch was 2 Tesco Thai Fishcakes (8 1/2 Syns) with speedy salad and dinner was a homemade thai green curry which came in 7 syns. So I was half a syn over.

Yesterday I started the day with a Slimming World omelette and baked beans. Then me and my husband went for a morning stroll in the countryside (the day started with the best intentions) which was then washed down by a roast dinner in the local pub, followed by desert. Ooopps! Once again the syn allowance was spanked something silly but to be honest it felt good to A, have a roast (its the first one since starting SW) and B, have a dessert (again the first since Xmas). I was so full for the rest of the day I didn’t eat anything else. I am expecting a gain this week but as Angie our group consultant says, I simply need to get back to plan today.

So far, (its not even lunch yet) I have had my overnight oats for breakfast. My snacks are a plannedapple and orange and lunch will be a simple chicken salad. Dinner TBC. But today I will be aiming for under 15 syns.

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Kate Log 7/2 – Weigh in day

ARGH weigh in day and to be fair I deserve a gain or more like gains after my appalling few days veering off plan. Due to my poor form I went to my first spin class in over a year to try and redeem myself in some way. The class was bloody hard and I felt like I was going to throw up. I was also the un-fittest in the class. But 45 minutes later and 460 calories burnt I did it. Although by 3pm I did feel like I needed a nap and my butt cheeks hurt. :-/.

I been on plan today as I wanted to try and limit my gain on the scales. Here is my food plan:

Breakfast

  • Overnight oats 1 portion Free
  • Raspberries (from recipe) SPEEDY & FREE
  • Strawberries (from recipe) SPEEDY & FREE
  • Fat free natural yogurt (including Greek-style) (from recipe) FREE
  • Blueberries (from recipe) SPEEDY & FREE
  • Porridge oats dried (40g) (from recipe) HEXB
  • Bananas FREE

Lunch

  • Tuna, canned in brine or spring water PROTEIN & FREE
  • Mixed salad leaves SPEEDY & FREE
  • Tomatoes, fresh SPEEDY & FREE
  • Butter beans PROTEIN & FREE
  • Onions SPEEDY & FREE
  • Sweetcorn, corn on the cob FREE
  • Fat free dressing, French/Italian/vinaigrette FREE

Dinner

  • 2 Hard boiled Eggs PROTEIN & FREEIn between
  • Marks & Spencer Greek Style 0% Fat Yogurt, Blackcurrant FREE
  • Oranges SPEEDY & FREE
  • 1 of Bottle Green Drinks Sparkling Infusions, Delicate Elderflower 250ml can 2½ Syns
  • 1 of Co-op Filtered Semi Skimmed Milk 250ml HEXA

Total Syns: 2½

Weigh in results – 1 1/2 lbs down!!!! Yes 1 1/2lbs off! Gobsmacked and undeserved. My total weight loss is now 7lbs in 6 weeks (slow and steady) and I have received my first 1/2 stone reward. I am really happy with the result but I do need to refocus in order to keep seeing results.

1/2 Stone Reward, Slimming World

Kate Log 6/2

Tuesday was a bad, bad, bad day. The day started ok, I had prepped breakfast and lunch and I did expect to eat out for dinner due an appointment in London being late evening. However, the plan went completely off when work handed out fried egg rolls in morning and being the little fatty I am, I couldn’t resist. Then at 3pm I picked back up my old bad habit of eating chocolate from the vending machine as I thought simply sod it! If I am going to be so far off plan I might as well enjoy all things I shouldn’t have. A very self destructive thought process and to be honest I didn’t enjoy what I shoved down my throat. The one good thing about this blog and posting my food diaries is the shaming and admitting where and when you steered off the plan. So everyone, today was another of those days. Breakfast was good, lunch was good. Everything else bad. Syn count well and truly spanked. I well and truly deserve some gains.

Breakfast

  • Overnight oats 1 portion Free
  • Blueberries (from recipe) s FREE
  • Raspberries (from recipe) s FREE
  • Strawberries (from recipe) s FREE
  • Fat free natural yogurt (including Greek-style) (from recipe) FREE
  • Porridge oats dried (40g) (from recipe) heb

Lunch

  • Tuna, canned in brine or spring water p FREE
  • Mixed salad leaves s FREE
  • Butter beans p FREE
  • Sweetcorn, corn on the cob FREE
  • Tomatoes, fresh s FREE
  • Onions s FREE
  • Fat free dressing, French/Italian/vinaigrette FREE

Dinner

  • 2 of Red wine, light alcohol, 10-12% vol 175ml 14 Syns
  • 1 of Vegetable lasagne, frozen standard 400g pack 12 Syns
  • 3 of Garlic Bread per serving 30 Syns

In between

  • Bananas FREE
  • 1 of Nestle Kit Kat Milk 4 fingers 10½ Syns
  • 1 of Bread rolls white standard 8 Syns
  • 1 of Eggs, fried in fat/oil average each 1 Syns

Total Syns: 75½

Kate Log 5/2

Breakfast

  • Overnight oats 1 portion Free
  • Raspberries (from recipe) s FREE
  • Blueberries (from recipe) s FREE
  • Porridge oats dried (40g) (from recipe) HEXB
  • Danone Light & Free Greek Style Yogurt FREE

Lunch

  • Tuna, canned in  spring water PROTEIN & FREE
  • Mixed salad leaves SPEEDY & FREE
  • Butter beans PROTEIN & FREE
  • Onions s FREE
  •  sweetcorn SPEEDY & FREE
  • Fat free dressing, French/Italian/vinaigrette FREE

Dinner

  • Salmon, frsh/canned/smoked PROTEIN & FREE
  • 1/2 of Tesco Seafood, Chicken & Chorizo Paella, frozen 500g pack, 250g serving 3½ Syns

In between

  • Bananas FREE
  • 1 of Latte made with skimmed milk 1 regular 3 Syns
  • Apples s FREE
  • 1 of Cereal bars Hi-fi Light each 3 Syns

Total Syns: 9½

Kate Log 4/2

Back on track, just half a syn over the allowance because of my crappy breakfast but lunch and dinner was on point and delicious. 🙂

Breakfast

  • 2 bowls of Morrisons Cornflakes 50g 9 Syns
  • 1 of Milk semi-skimmed 250ml HEXA

Lunch

  • 1 of Beef, steak, any cut, lean & fat 2 Syns
  • Tesco Crunchy Salad, Mixed Leaves & Vegetables FREE
  • 1 of Hartleys 10 Calorie Strawberry Jelly 175g pot ½ Syns

Dinner

  • Tesco Crunchy Salad, Mixed Leaves & Vegetables FREE
  • 1 1/2 of Mackerel smoked, flavoured 100g 4 Syns

Total Syns: 15½

Kate Log 3/2

My food plan for Saturday went off course. Firstly the steak we were supposed to have for dinner with salad didn’t defrost so we had to improvise with what we had in the cupboard, although the old Kate would have ordered a takeaway so I was happy with my dinner choice despite being off plan. Lunch was also off plan as I didn’t expect to be in the hairdressers for over 3 hours and I ended up eating out and craving white bread. So bad day for the syns.

Breakfast

  • Eggs, fried in fry light PROTEIN & FREE
  • Bacon (back/very lean) PROTEIN & FREE
  • Baked beans in tomato sauce PROTEIN & FREE
  • 1 of Heck Chicken Italia Chipolatas, 34g  ½ Syn

Lunch

  • 3 of Breaded chicken goujons each 7½ Syns
  • 2 of White bread small loaf thick slice 7 Syns
  • 2 level tbsp of Tomato ketchup 2 Syns
  • 1/2 French Fries 4½ Syns
  • Coca-Cola Diet Coke FREE

Dinner

  • Dried pasta, wholewheat/wholemeal FREE
  • Bacon (back/very lean) PROTEIN & FREE
  • Onions SPEEDY & FREE
  • Garlic SPEEDY & FREE
  • 1 of Tesco Stir Through Sauce, Sweet Pepper 155g pot 9 Syns
  • Danone Light & Free Greek Style Yogurt, Raspberry FREE
  • 1 of Cheddar reduced fat/light 25g 4 Syns

In between

  • Bananas FREE
  • 1 of Cereal bars Hi-fi Light each 3 Syns

Total Syns: 37½

Kate Log 2/2

Here is my food diary for 2nd Feb. Went over my signs by 1 as I went out for dinner and enjoyed a beer…whoops! But it was the start of weekend 😉

Breakfast

  • Raspberries (from recipe) s FREE
  • Fat free natural yogurt FREE
  • Blueberries (from recipe) s FREE
  • Porridge oats dried (40g) HEXB

Lunch

  • Turkey p FREE
  • Eggs, Whites PROTEIN & FREE
  • Tesco Crunchy Salad, Mixed Leaves & Vegetables FREE
  • Quark PROTEIN & FREE
  • 1 Almond Butter 1 level tbsp 4½ Syns

Dinner

  • 1 Nandos Chicken Butterfly with Skin, Plain per serving 3 Syns
  • 1 Nandos Spicy Rice regular 2 Syns
  • Tesco Crunchy Salad, Mixed Leaves & Vegetables FREE
  • 1 x Peroni 330ml bottle 6½ Syns
  • 2 x Coca-Cola Diet Coke FREE

In between

  • Bananas FREE
  • Apples s FREE

Total Syns: 16

Meditation

One of my goals this year is to start taking some time to meditate. I suffer regularly from a case of negative thinking especially in times when I am not feeling on form or outside circumstances cause times of feeling insecure. I am not the most out going / confident person and would describe myself as an introvert. When my gremlins strike I find they can be incredibly over-empowering with how I think and feel. The gremlins slowly pick away making me feel worthless, sad and anxious. I start to become paranoid, always thinking the worst. This in turns affects my behaviour, my motivation and productiveness and its quite destructive. How I have dealt with them in the past is to eat and drink and bury my head. This year I would like to change this and feel that trying to take the time to silence my mind will help with the fall out of listening to the gremlins and hopefully will quieten them. Helping me to achieve my goals at work and personally as I try to improve my fitness and health.

To do this I have downloaded the Headspace app and have started the basics sessions. 10 daily sessions to learn how to meditate. I am starting with just 3 minutes a day and hope to increase the time I meditate eventually to 30 minutes per session. So far I am two days in and enjoying it. I want to see if I will keep this up as I will increase the times of the sessions and if I do will then subscribe to the programme fully.

Kate log 1/2

Breakfast:

  • Breakfast Overnight oats 1 portion Free
  • Blueberries (from recipe) SPEEDY & FREE
  • Raspberries (from recipe) SPEEDY & FREE
  • Porridge oats dried (40g) (from recipe) HEXB
  • Danone Light & Free Greek Style Yogurt, Blueberry Burst FREE
  • Starbucks Caffe Americano FREE

Lunch:

  • Tofu, naturally smoked & plain PROTEIN & FREE
  • 1 of Sainsburys Ready in 2 Minutes Brown Rice 250g pouch 2 Syns
  • Broccoli SPEEDY & FREE
  • Spinach SPEEDY & FREE
  • Rocket SPEEDY & FREE
  • 1 of Hartleys 10 Calorie Raspberry Jelly 175g pot ½ Syns

Dinner:

  • 3 Heck Chicken Italia Chipolatas 1½ Syns
  • Potatoes FREE
  • Tesco Vegetable Mix, chilled FREE
  • Onions SPEEDY & FREE
  • Garlic s FREE
  • Fry Light Cooking Spray, all varieties FREE
  • Bisto Best Gravy Granules Chicken, dried 3 level tsp 3 Syns
  • Danone Light & Free Greek Style Yogurt, Raspberry FREE

In between:

  • 2 Oranges s FREE

Total Syns: 7

C5K

After many months of running wilderness, today I embraced (plucked up the courage more like) my first run of 2018. I decided with my fitness level being that of zero to use day one of the couch to 5k app. The run was more of a walk than a run but nevertheless I got out there and I did it. I jogged the warm-up section (as it was so cold to just walk) and I then did 10 one minute runs followed by 1 1/2 min power walk intervals. This was followed by a 5 min cool down which again I jogged. I am hoping that by following the app it will help me get back into running. I have told myself to forget that I ever ran in the past, in order to treat this as start from scratch process. That way I cannot get too disappointed with myself if I have a bad run as my expectation of times and speed are more in line with what they used to be, just pleased to have got out there and complete it!

Today’s run was just under 3 miles (2.97) with 270 active calories burnt.

I have also booked 2 RPM classes next week to get me back into the saddle and hopefully on track to shred some more ££s ahead of next week’s weigh-in.

#thisgirlcan

#thisgirlwill

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