Friday 12 March 2021

Friday, 12-03-21

 Good morning.

I'm so pleased.  It takes me back into my zone again!  All the counting has definitely helped even though it is rather a pain.
And, to cap it all, I was Slimmer of the Week.  I was sure at least one other had a bigger loss but maybe they gained last week.  The rule is that if you miss a week, gain the previous week or this is your first week weigh-in, you can't be slimmer of the week which is fair enough, I guess.

I think if I ate mostly packaged meals, etc, calorie counting would be a lot easier but, when you cook from scratch mostly, logging everything is boring, frankly.  However, it is obviously helping in the short term  so I will carry on for another week or so.

Yesterday's meal photos:

A nice, simple breakfast of strawberries and vanilla yogurt.

144 calories
The asparagus and pea soup was lovely.  It was the cut off asparagus stems (I did discard a few bits that looked woody and were thicker than my little finger), some frozen peas, chicken stock powder, one shallot, water and seasoning, all boiled up together and blended down.  Then I added some milk to slacken it.  Some cream would have been nice but I didn't - I forgot I have some crème fraiche.

Fruit was an apple, a pear and easy peelers.

440 calories

I didn't have the planned dinner.  I'm afraid I 'celebrated' a bit.  It's weird that one calls overeating on rubbish a 'celebration' but not to worry.
Today's meal plans - straight back on the straight and narrow.

B:  an apple
Yes, just an apple.  Meal times are a bit wonky today so lunch will be earlier. 
SW:  speed
51 calories

L:  bacon and egg muffin with mushrooms and tomatoes on the side; apple, pear, easy peelers
I'll have the fruit later on in the afternoon to keep me going until dinner time.
SW:  one healthy extra B
551 calories

 D:  steak, cheesy chips, salad; iced fruit foam
I have yesterday's dinner to eat.  The chips are all prepped and the dessert is in the freezer.  Minimum effort!
SW  one healthy extra A for 30g cheese, two syns for oil, one syn for dijon or grain mustard
520 calories plus whatever I have for salad.

Body Magic:  day 47 of the 100 day challenge:  either allotment work or a walk

one healthy extra A
one healthy extra B
three syns


  1. I'm happy for you, Joy, it's been worth the nuisance of calorie counting. Well done xx

    1. Yes, it is worth it in the short term. Thanks very much, Sooze.

  2. Thanks, Laurie. I don't think I could stick at it if the food wasn't good and it's lucky I enjoy cooking. :-)