Sunday, 27 September 2009

Quite pleased - again

Having wussed out of a Park Run yesterday (I got all weird about running with lots of people and being self-conscious about it) I decided to run today instead. Seeing as I'd taken it easy last week; 2 weights sessions and 2 cardio; I really had to justify that by taking a reasonable run at the weekend. Last night, I sorted out a 6.3 km route to push my distance a bit further. This morning, however, I re-jigged it and made it 7km instead. And I ran it. At an average of just over 10km/h. This is pleasing :oD

Exercise - 7km run

B - scrambled egg (1 whole, 1 white) on a toasted multi-grain bagel
S - Chocolate milk (Moo!)
L - ham & philly sarnie
S - banana
D - roast chicken with roasted exotic squashes, sweet potato, parsnip and carrot, followed by hot summer fruit compote over crushed meringues

Calories (kcal) 1963
Protein (g) 128.4 (26.7%)
Carbohydrate (g) 263.7 (51.4%)
Fat (g) 46.7 (21.9%)
Fruit & Veg 10.9

Totals since 15th June 2009:-
Exercise count: 106
Exercise time: 54:44
Exercise kcals: 29,657

Totals this week:-
Exercise count: 5
Exercise time: 3:22
Exercise kcals: 1,573

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Not awfully focussed

...and no real incentive to be. Just not feeling awfully driven on the losing fat front at the moment. Enough of my clothes fit, I don't feel -too- wobbly and I'm being generally active, doing weights and cardio and not eating crap, so. *shrug*


Excercise - really rubbish cardio at the gym
B -Cheerios with semi-skimmed milk
S - Nakd Bar (berry cheeky)
S - Strawberry milk drink (Moo!)
L -Wild Forest Mushroom soup (from EAT)
S - banana and tangerines
S -mango yogurt (Nom!)
D - stir fired veg and chicken in black bean sauce with noodles
S - home-made gwholemeal granary toast with Philadelphia Extra Light

Calories (kcal) 1738
Protein (g) 102.8 (24.5%)
Carbohydrate (g) 235.6 (52.6%)
Fat (g) 42.9 (23%)
Fruit & Veg 5.3


Exercise - rest day 'cause my legs are really complaining
B - Cheerios with semi-skimmed milk and a banana
S - banana
L - pea, spinach, tomato and walnut salad with lime juice and black pepper
S - sweet pepper slices with lemon and coriander reduced fat houmous
S -tangerines
S - strawberry yogurt (Nom!)
D - fish pie (skinless pollack fillets in white sauce with broccoli, topped with sweet potato and potato mash)

Calories (kcal) 1504
Protein (g) 70.9 (19.3%)
Carbohydrate (g) 227.6 (58.1%)
Fat (g) 36.8 (22.5%)
Fruit & Veg 13.2

Monday, 21 September 2009


...from t' Lakes. And it didn't rain even once!

3 runs got squeezed in last week, two on the beach which was nice, one 45 minutes over sand and pebbles and one 6km run on Sunday (9.9km/h avergae :o)) when we were back home again. I was exactly the same weight the morning after we got back than the morning before we left (though I did spike upwards by a whole kg in the 3-4 days before we went, which was odd). 6 days of beer and wine, 4 nights of eating out, the odd cake and biscuit and some eggy bread breakfasts and I didn't put on a single pound. That said, I have got a lot softer around the middle.

Last week's totals:-
Exercise count: 3
Exercise Time: 01:52
Exercise kcals: 1,250

Totals since 15th June 2009:-
Exercise count: 101
Exercise Time: 50:43
Exercise kcals: 28,084

Today I are be mostly feeling a bit ow after yesterday's 6km run and today's weights session after a week off it.

Exercise - weights plus warm up and down cardio

B - Cheerios with semi-skimmmed milk
S -Nakd bar (cocoa loco)
S -strawberry Moo milk drink
L - pea, tomato, spinach, walnut and fake feta salad with lemon juice and black pepper
S - Spicy Basil and Tomato soup (from EAT!)
S - tangerines
S - banana
D - sausage casserole with home-made wholemeal granary bread and 1/2 bottle wine

Calories (kcal) 2055
Protein (g) 100.2 (19.8%)
Carbohydrate (g) 224.4 (41.6%)
Fat (g) 55.4 (24.7%)
Alcohol (5 units) 40.0 (13.8%)
Fruit & Veg 9.7

Friday, 11 September 2009

Slightly better

I just went to the gym having really really not wanted to, weighed in almost a kg heavier than yesterday and feeling generally rubbish about myself having drunk mixed beers last night and ended up morose because of it and eating chinese curry when we got home. And I feel better for havig done so; gymmed that is. It was really the first time I've had to force myself to do it and I don't like having to do that. I even forced myself to do weights for a 3rd time this week (cardio days in between all of them) when I really really didn't feel like it.

And now I have a tiny smile and a chocolate milk moustache. But only a tiny one. Which is a lot better than this morning.

Exercise - weights plus a little cardio to warm up and cool down

B - Cheerios with semi-skimmed milk
S - 4x rice cakes
L - EAT chicken and egg noodle soup
S - 1x nectarine
S - Goodness Shakes chocolate milk thing
D - beef chilli with potato mash and sweetcorn topping

Calories (kcal) 1532
Protein (g) 93.9 (25%)
Carbohydrate (g) 222.5 (55.5%)
Fat (g) 31.5 (18.9%)
Fruit & Veg 6.7

Thursday, 10 September 2009

's all just rubbish

Yeah, so the scales put me at back over 68kg again this morning, despite having had 2 days down around 67.7 and staying under maintenance and exercising. Fed up with this stuff. I keep thinking "I've been so good for ages" then I look back at my food diary and see all the days when I was almost up to maintenance and get so down about it. I want to be normal and not have to count and weight and not have to think about food all the time so I end up wanting food all the time, sometimes food that I can't let myself have because I will get fat again. I just can't do having a plate of chips for lunch and then not having anything else for the rest of the day to make up for it, I Get Hungry.

So tired of it all. And then I'm on holiday next week and will end up fatter when I get back as I'll be crap and eat and drink all week and not go out running or cycling 'cause it's so bloody hilly around there. Can't nature gimme a break please? Let me hang loose for a bit and not have to worry about getting fat again.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Definitely better

As in, my stomach is. Still no recurrence of the burny-belly sensation or the lower-guts grumbling etc. and still off the protein bars 'n' shakes. So. I think we have a winner.

Woke up this morning with arms still sore from Monday's weights session and really felt like having a rest day. But. I did my weights session anyway. Almost forgot planks & reverse crunches at the end, but realised about 1 minute into my cool-down on the cross-trainer, got off and did them. Not the best gym session; I don't think I worked as hard as I could have, but then it wasn't the worst either and faaaar better than none at all. Also decided to have all of the strawberry milk left in the carton today at work as I know there's 500ml left in it but have no way to measure 250ml out so I may as well have the whole lot :o)

Yes, I'm not hitting my protein targets, but as I'm about to go on holiday, I don't feel that now is the time to be messing about with that sort of thing plus I feel quite fine, if a little achey (but only a little).

Exercise - weights session and 15 minutes cardio

B - bounty porridge! :oD
S - banana
S - strawberry milk
L - lettuce, tomato, caper, fake feta and walnut salad with lime juice and black pepper
S - banana
S - strawberry milk
D - beef chilli with couscous, peas and sweetcorn

Calories (kcal) 1754
Protein (g) 96.3 (23.5%)
Carbohydrate (g) 211.2 (48.2%)
Fat (g) 50.6 (27.7%)
Fruit & Veg 8.9

Tuesday, 8 September 2009


Last weather observation for the area said 28C and I still decided to go out for a run. Thought it would either be slow or I'd take the usual, slightly shorter route.


I did 5.01km in 29:03! Furthest and fastest ever! I'm so pleased :o) I thought I'd knock it on the head at 4km 'cause I was feeling quite rubbish by then, but kept going. Then I thought I'd stop at the usual place I stop, but kept going! And did the extra loop at the end to get to 5.01km :oD

1 working car...

...and I wasn't charged anything to fix it! :o)

's too hot to run about today until later, so I'll be running in the evening to work up an appetite for dinner.

Exercise - 3.1 mile run

B - porridge made with water, raisins and a splash of milk (and oats of course!)
S - banana
L - roast chicken leftovers with avocado and walnuts in a lettuce and pea salad
S - slice of granary toast with Philadelphia Extra Light
S - strawberry milk :o)
D - baked potato with tuna, sweetcorn and baked beans

Calories (kcal) 1632
Protein (g) 86.6 (21.8%)
Carbohydrate (g) 215.3 (50.7%)
Fat (g) 48.7 (27.5%)
Fruit & Veg 7.5

Monday, 7 September 2009

5 working days...

Thing is, a week isn't going to be enough to really relax and recharge and then its a bloody long time with no more breaks until Christmas. I'm also already worried that I'll put on a kg or so while on holiday due to just not being strict enough with food and drink. Bleh. Also weight is 200g higher than this time last week despite being 2200kcal in deficit over those 7 days. I know I'm not trying very hard to stick to -500kcal every day, but if I'm under on average for a week I do expect to go down a bit, or stay the same at least, not go up. *sigh*

Exercise - weights and a little cardio

B - Cheerios with semi-skimmed milk
S - Nakd bar (banana bread)
S - chocolate milk
L - leftover roast chicken salad
S - banana and tangerines
D - chorizo, chicken, chick pea, sweet potato etc. stew and a wholemeal pitta bread

Calories (kcal) 1530
Protein (g) 91.2 (24.5%)
Carbohydrate (g) 188.7 (47.6%)
Fat (g) 46.1 (27.9%)
Fruit & Veg 9.7

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Holidays are coming... holidays are coming...

Got up early to support hubby at his 10K today and he absolutely smashed his target, which was really nice :o) Felt rubbish when we got home, grumpy and morose for some reason, so had some lunch waited for it to go down then went for a run. 4.65km at an average of 10.4km/h was very very pleasing, especially given the little hill involved, and I felt a whole lot better after that and a gallon of chocolate milk, er, and a hot bath then a nap :oD

Exercise - 2.85 mile run

B - Cheerios with semi-skimmed milk
S - banana
L -ham, philadelphia light and lettuce sarnie on wholemeal granary bread
S - chocolate milk
S - slice of wholemeal granary toast with Marmite
D - roast chicken with sweet potato, potato, carrot and peas (and 1/2 bottle Prosecco)

Calories (kcal) 2007
Protein (g) 117.1 (23.8%)
Carbohydrate (g) 239.8 (45.6%)
Fat (g) 44.8 (20.5%)
Alcohol (3.6 units) 28.5 (10.1%)
Fruit & Veg 3.1

So here are the week's numbers' round up:-

This week:-
Exercise count: 6
Exercise Time: 03:24
Exercise calories: 2,057 (though 28 of those won't make the totals due to me cocking things up)

Since 15th June:-
Exercise count: 93
Exercise Time: 46:11
Exercise calories: 25,015

Friday, 4 September 2009

Bit feeble still

But went for an intervals session at the gym today anyway. Wasn't my best performance TBH. Stopped caring about macro-nutrient balance for now as I'm convinced that the protein shakes and/or bars are causing my stomach troubles. So, no more of those for now at least.

Exercise - various crunches plus intervals on the treadmill

B - Cheerios with semi-skimmed milk
S - banana
L - tomatoes and prawns with garlic, capers and lemon juice (cold)
S - Nakd Bar (berry cheeky) and 3x tangerines
S - Nakd Bar (cocoa loco)
D - beef fajitas with guacamole and salsa

Calories (kcal) 1458
Protein (g) 97.1 (27.4%)
Carbohydrate (g) 196.2 (51.8%)
Fat (g) 32.8 (20.8%)
Fruit & Veg 10.6

Thursday, 3 September 2009


So I feel like crap and have a temperature. Felt wobbly during gymmage earlier too. Went home and crashed out asleep on the tube for 30 minutes only just waking up for my stop (very much not normal for me to not wake up before my stop if I do sleep). Very gurgly innards, bloaty and feeling sick. If it's vile in the morning, I'll re-visit the doc again. So don't want to be sick on holiday!

And today, for contrast....

...highest (absolute) protein count evar!

Experimenting with the protein supplements part II; yesterday was part I and I didn't have any and felt fine, today I shall be having a bar and a shake and will see how my stomach goes. If my gut (heh) feeling is right, I'll feel quite gurgly, bloaty and a bit sick. If that happens, I'm chucking the stuff.

Exercise - weights plus 2.5 mile run

B - Cheerios with semi-skimmed milk
S - protein bar
S - protein shake
L - pea, tomato, spinach, caper, fake feta and walnut salad
S - 3x tangerines
S - Nakd bar (cocoa loco)
S - 1/2 carton Moo Choc'o'nana milk
D - prawn, lime, tomato thing with couscous

Calories (kcal) 1833
Protein (g) 160.3 (35.5%)
Carbohydrate (g) 200.6 (41.7%)
Fat (g) 45.6 (22.8%)
Fruit & Veg 8.4

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

I shall call today a carbcycle

Utter fail on the macro count today so I'm calling it a carb cycle day :o) (that said I'm blimmin' hungry all the time because of it *grumble*)

Exercise - some twisty crunches and side crunches and intervals on the cross-trainer

B - Cheerios with semi-skimmed milk
S - Nakd bar (berry cheeky)
L - Toulouse sausage, butterbean and lentil soup
S - 2x cheesy rice cakes
S -Nakd bar (cocoa loco)
S - banana and tangerines
D - lamb tikka with brown rice, sweetcorn and peas

Calories (kcal) 1575
Protein (g) 66.4 (17.4%)
Carbohydrate (g) 199.7 (49%)
Fat (g) 57.1 (33.6%)
Fruit & Veg 6.1

Tuesday, 1 September 2009


Hard weights today, I'm still wobbly 2 hours later and my biceps are whining at me. Really want to nap now...

B - Cheerios with semi-skimmed milk
S - protein bar
S - protein shake
L - pea, spinach, olive, caper, fake feta and walnut salad
S - Nakd bar (cocoa loco)
S - banana and tangerines
D - beef chilli with root veg mash topping

Exercise - weights and a 2.5 mile run

Calories (kcal) 1751
Protein (g) 127.6 (29.6%)
Carbohydrate (g) 204.2 (44.4%)
Fat (g) 48.7 (25.4%)
Fruit & Veg 8.9

Weekly round-up

Forgot this on Sunday...

Exercise count: 7
Exercise Time: 03:35
Exercise Calories: 1,873

Since 15th June:-
Exercise count: 86
Exercise Time: 42:40
Exercise Calories: 22,958