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Today has been a pretty good day but definitely a more challenging one. I want to talk a little more about the food choices and calories today as I didn’t do that yesterday. I had my rant about my chemical cup of goodness to get off my chest.
As I slothed it out of the bed this morning I wondered to myself “Why the hell is my body hurting me?” and then I remembered that I did actually do a wee bit of exercise yesterday. And when I say wee I truly mean tiny. The lovely blogger over at Taking Our Family From 3 to 4 who is joining me on this 21 day health quest was kind enough to send me a program she has completed before. It has a few little exercises you can do at the start of every day so I have thrown those in today and yesterday. After the into set you are supposed to go on to do a full routine as well but I haven’t had the time do fit those in as yet. So all I’m doing so far is:
15 push ups, 15 squats, 60s plank, 40 star jumps.
I really love it. It gets me nice and invigorated for the day and Monkey has been joining as well which I really love. It is good for him to see exercise as a part of every day life. Maybe he will learn to love it from an early age if he sees it as a thing we all do.
One thing I forgot to add to my diary yesterday was my cup of warm water with a lemon slice. I actually started to have this again every morning about a week ago when I knew in the back of my mind I had to work on ditching the coffee. It is a great coffee replacement as you are sitting down to drink something warm out of a coffee mug. My mind is totally fooled.
After that we are so busy prepping to get out of the damn house that I tend not to think about coffee again until later.
This morning I was really amazed at home many calories my simple smoothie was – 394. It didn’t have a lot in it – frozen banana, fresh pineapple, 1 passionfruit, 1 cup coco-quench milk + raw vanilla protein powder – so it is a real reminder that healthy foods have calories too and something so healthy can easily add up.
When I do the whole 1200 calorie diet thing I usually aim to do around 300 calories for each meal and that allows enough for 2 x 150 calorie snacks. It doesn’t always work out that way though (a la today) but that’s no biggie. I don’t really need 2 snacks, particularly when I’m not drinking coffee (coffee with milk normally counts for around 150 calories).
Lunch looks a little strange today but that is because we were actually out at proper lunchtime so that’s when I ate my muesli bar snack. Then when we got home at 2pm I just felt lazy and wanted food to be easy hence the piece of fruit with the meat. It was yummy but I did find myself more peckish this afternoon. Probably a combo of a low calorie lunch + time to sit down and be hungry.
The roast vege lasagne I had for dinner was actually a portion from the freezer that I’d made a couple of weeks ago. Gotta love an easy meal. It has no pasta in it. It is all vege goodness (with bechamel sauce and cheese on top though). Due to do grocery shopping tomorrow so the menu should get more exciting later in the week.
Oh and about the muesli bar snack – that is not as bad as it looks. I actually bought the seed mix and added my own coconut oil, rice malt syrup and water and then baked in the over. They are almost home made muesli bars. No nasties in the ingredients – well except vanilla flavour actually, not fussed on “flavours” But anyway, the pack has a short shelf life as it is essentially all the seeds mixed together for you. LAZY but EASY and I’m going to go with ACCEPTABLE. Better than prepacked shit.
It is 8pm at night and I’ve just finished a peppermint tea as I’ve heard it keeps the cravings and hunger at bay. So far it is not working. If I wasn’t doing this health kick I would definitely be binge eating crap tonight.
Anyway I’m going to get back to giving the cravings the bird and settle in to watch a show and read more of my book (Order of Seven – currently under $5 for Kindle and a real easy read and page turner. Especially good if the idea of energy works and healers as the main characters sounds pretty cool to you. I’m loving it.).
See you tomorrow!