Sunday, 25 October 2009

Challenge 1 - Day 7 and weigh-in!

Another not bad day today.  I'm still so high on carbs - that is something I never fully got to grips with last time, I just don't seem to able to get my carbs down to where I'd like them to be ( about 1g per 1kg weight, so about 120g ish a day) but I can improve on where they are at now, so definitely something for me to work on.

So before I talk about the week, here's todays food:

B - Breakfast Pancake with banana & maple syrup
S - 3 Nairns Fruit & Spice oat biscuits (if you haven't tried these, you must, they are incredible!)
L - 2 slices wholegrain toast and 3 boiled eggs
S - Granny Smith apple
D - Vietnamese Chicken Noodle soup
S - 50g fresh pineapple
S - Handful of plain peanuts
S - 1 slice wholegrain toast with raspberry jam (emergency snack as am starving!!)

Am also going to have a hot chocolate for supper as I have had a migraine all day and hope it will help me sleep.

Drinks - c 2l water, 2 large mugs black coffee and 1 mug green tea

Calorie Summary
Daily Cal Quota 1697
+ Exercise Cals 0
Total Cal Quota 1697
Calories Consumed 1625
Calories left 72
Cals to Maintain Weight 1947

Nutrition Summary
Calories (kcal) 1625
Protein (g) 99.5
Carbohydrate (g) 187.3
Fat (g) 53.7
Fibre (g) 21.0
Fruit & Veg 5.0

Challenge Report!

So I didn't exercise at all this week, so immediately failed!  However, I am not so bothered about that as I knew this wasn't a good week for me to be trying to get back into exercise as I started a new job and generally had lots of things on.  However, I managed my 5 F & V every day (I think!!) and my 2l of water, and I stayed within calories every day and actually am a whopping 440 calories under in total for the week.

What I did acheive was to refocus my mind on why I began healthy eating and how much better it is than the alternative.  It made me feel good and I want to get back there again, and I don't think I made a bad effort for week 1!

And, I lost 1lb which I am chuffed about, especially since I weighed in this morning on the day my period started which generally makes me weigh a bit more than usual.

Watch out for this weeks challenge, to be reported tomorrow :D


  1. Well done Jildo! You have done so well, keep up your good work! I'll be using you for my inspiration next week, I failed miserably for this weeks challenge but will post in the morning.

  2. You sound like you're doing well. RE chocolate cravings, I guess I don't need much to trigger a craving. D'oh!!!!

  3. oh yeah and one day later come back to add that the Nairns biscuits are very nice!