Friday 11 June 2010

Premature peaking!

I've been working towards an exercise milestone; 100,000 kcals burned in recorded exercise since I bought my heart rate monitor and started to use it on 15th June last year.  I had intended to hit that 100,000 mark tomorrow, but I got my sums wrong and instead of needing to stay under 521kcals today, it should have been 511.  So, when I reached 514kcals and stopped today... oops.  All-time total; 100,003kcals.  Argh!  I missed it!

Still, I increased the weights on the lunges with cross arm to opposite knee to 5kg and still 3x10.  Which was a struggle, but I managed it :o)

Lunch today was a real treat!  I had leftover beef chilli with roasted tomatoes and red peppers and it was -gorgeous-!  Really tasty, a lovely change from salad and kept me full for absolutely ages this afternoon.  Having worked out that it costs £1.90 per portion of beef chilli that we make, I think I'll be having it for lunch again.  Oh.  Yes.

And having had chilli for lunch, salad for dinner wasn't boring at all :o) It being a chicken and avocado one helped even more! I was tempted to add bacon, but the fat % for today was already a bit high and even very trimmed bacon comes up quite high on the fat content on average.  (So how come ham is so lean?  Same animal!  And bacon is so very trimmed these days, you just try to get any -with- rind in a supermarket *mutter*)

B - greek yogurt with 1 scoop MP Max, fruit compote and flaked almonds
S - fruit and nut bar (I'll take a photo of one of these before they all vanish!)
S - 1 scoop MP Max in skimmed milk
L - beef chilli with roasted cherry tomatoes and red peppers
S - cottage cheese with Dr Karg crisp-bread
S - greek yogurt with fresh mango and chopped mint
D - salad; lettuce, cherry tomatoes, baby new potatoes, avocado, chicken breast and a honey, mustard and cider vinegar dressing

Calories (kcal)
[kcals to maintain weight (inc. exercise)
Protein (g) 161.1 (36.9%)
Carbohydrate (g) 161.6 (34.6%)
Fat (g) 55.4 (28.5%)
Fibre (g) 23.2
Fruit & Veg 11.4


  1. Well done on reaching your cals burned goal, thats amazing! Your beef chilli looks really good, it makes a nice change when you can mix it up and have something different for lunch. I must try the mango greek yoghurt and mint mix it sounds really tasty x

  2. Ohyes! Fresh mango, the more over-ripe and squishy the better, mushed into yogurt with some chopped mint; left to "brew" for at least a couple of hours before eating. It is sooooo nice! I'm not one for sweet things that much (which is why I'm grateful for being re-awakened to cottage cheese :o)) but even I like this mix as a snack and not just for brekkie!