Weight Loss Diary – Week 1

FRIDAY 7th April

Its my official first day back on WW and I’m not going to lie, I tried really hard to break old habits at the start of the day, but by 5pm, I was hungry and unfortunately, had a Subway cookie and some chocolate lying around that I just couldn’t resist. I feel a little bad about it, but my next weigh in isn’t until Thursday, so all isn’t lost yet. I’ll just have to work harder to be good in the week.

Breakfast

Apple (0 pts)

Bunch of grapes (0 pts)

Cup of tea with sweetener (0 pts)

Lunch

Weight Watchers Macaroni and Cheese (11 pts)

4 slices of wafer thin ham (1pt)

Dinner

1 Weight Watchers Quiche (8 pts)

Salad (0 pts)

Snacks

1 Subway cookie (10 pts)

1 Weight Watchers Lemon Meringue bar (2 pts)

1 Twix bar (8 pts)

2 Weight Watchers Hazelnut Moments (2 pts)

2 slices of low fat cheese (4)

Exercise: 0

Total points consumed: 44 ( 30 daily + 14 weekly | 14/35 weekly points consumed so far)

 

SATURDAY 8th April

This morning I woke up and threw away the last remaining Subway cookie and any other bad stuff I had lying around. If I had a sugar craving, I could always eat my WW Hazelnut moments / lemon bars. The weather was so nice today, I was really craving a nice iced coffee. After a little internal battle with myself, I decided to go for it. Life’s too short. Made up for it by not ordering much when I went out for coffee with some fellow bloggers. Was delighted to learn the drink I ordered was only 34 calories! Still over limit by a little, but I did do a fair amount of walking around in town, so I’m not going to feel too bad about it.

Breakfast

Slice of bread (5 pts)

2 slices wafer thin ham (1pt )

1 slice low fat cheese (2 pts)

1 cup of tea with sweetener (0 pts)

Dinner

1 Chicken Kiev (10 pts)

Salad (0 pts)

Lunch

1 Costa Medium Iced Caramel Latte (9pts)

Snacks

1 Weight Watchers Lemon Meringe bar (2pts)

1 Weight Watchers Hazelnut Moments (1pt)

1 Franklin and Son’s Apple and Rhubarb drink (1pt)

Total points consumed: 32 ( 30 daily + 2 weekly | 16/35 weekly points consumed so far)

Exercise: Walked around town for 30mins

 

SUNDAY 9th April

Another gorgeous, sunny day. I was excited to eat a gelato today, so I went to the gym for a workout so I wouldn’t feel too bad about it later. When I got home, I was surprised to discover that the actual gelato was only 160 calories, but the killer was the cone – a whopping 417! I’ll be sticking to getting my gelato in a cup from now, thanks very much. FYI, gelato has fewer calories than ice cream. Ice cream has a higher fat content which coats the mouth and dulls the flavour, hence they add a lot more sugar to it.

Breakfast

Nothing (0 pts)

Lunch

Weight Watchers Thai Curry and Rice (10 pts)

Dinner

Cajun chicken fillet (4 pts)

Vegetables (0 pts)

Snacks

Chocolate gelato + waffle cone (19 pts)

2 Weight Watchers Hazelnut moments (2 pts)

Weight Watchers Lemon Meringue Bar (2pts)

Hippes Organic Chickpea Puffs (3 pts)

Apple and grapes (0 pts)

Slice of low fat cheese (2 pts)

Total points consumed 40 ( 30 daily + 12 weekly | 28 /35 weekly points consumed so far)

Exercise: 4km walk on treadmill + 1k walk outdoors. Total 13,000 steps (approx)

 

MONDAY 10th April

Nothing like getting back in to work mode to add a little structure to your life, food habits included. I was a little nervous about this to be honest, because up until recently, I have been getting crisps, a cookie, a bar of chocolate or a piece of cake from the restaurants surrounding my office building when I pop put for lunch. It doesn’t help that McDonald’s is right next door, either. Luckily I didn’t find it too hard to resist temptation and stuck with a salad and was prepared with a trusty WW lemon meringue bar for when the 3pm slump hit!

Breakfast

1 scrambled egg (2pts)

1 piece of toast (5 pts)

1 cup of tea with sweetener (0 pts)

1 apple (0 pts)

Lunch

Subway chicken and ham salad with light mayo + sweet onion sauce (11 pts)

Dinner

Chicken Kiev (10pts)

Salad with dressing (1 pt)

Snacks

Coffee with sweetener (0 pts)

WW Lemon Meringue Bar (2 pts)

Banana (0 pts)

WW Hazelnut Moments (1 pt)

Total points consumed: 32 ( 30 daily + 2 weekly | 30/35 weekly points consumed so far)

Exercise: Walked the dogs + general walking = a total of 12,000 steps (approx)

 

TUESDAY 11th April

I’m not going to lie, I’m feeling pretty disappointed in myself today. I was hoping to be good, but I woke up late and skipped breakfast as I had no time to eat, so I tried to over compensate with my evening meal and I got carried away. Also, it was that time of the month and a mid afternoon chocolate craving hit me quite badly, hence the mini eggs. Not sure if I’m actually going to manage to lose any weight this week at this rate as I’ve gone over my daily points limit every single day so far, and now I’m over my weekly point limit, too.

Breakfast

WW Lemon Meringue Bar (2pts)

Lunch

Subway salad with roast chicken (8pts)

Dinner

Mediterranean rice (14 pts)

1/2 reuced fat sausage (8 pts)

Snacks

1 small tube Cadbury mini eggs (7pts)

1 slice low fat cheese (2 pts)

1 WW Hazelnut Moment (1 pt)

Total points consumed: 42 (30  daily + 12 weekly | 42/35 weekly points consumed so far)

Exercise: Walked the dogs + general walking = a total of 10,500 steps

 

WEDNESDAY 12th April

Today was one of those days where you oversleep and skip breakfast but pack a wholesome lunch to eat at work, only to get to work and realise your day is so crazy busy, you don’t actually have a spare second to eat it, so you end up pigging out on a cookie that was brought in for a meeting, which isn’t too bad I suppose as you didn’t eat the other two meals. This time of the month is HARD and my sugar cravings are all over the place right now! *sobs*

Breakfast

Nothing (0 pts)

Lunch

Nothing (0 pts)

Dinner

1/2 reduced fat sausage (8 pts)

Mashed Potato (6 pts)

Snacks

1 gingerbread cookie (11 pts)

2 WW hazelnut moments (2pts)

1 slice low fat cheese (2 pts)

Total points consumed: 42 (30  daily + 12 weekly | 42/35 weekly points consumed so far)

Exercise: General walking + zumba class = a total of 10, 250 steps

 

THURSDAY 13th April

Weigh Day! I had a big night out planned with some girlfriends, so tried to be good in the first half of the day and squeezed in a good workout at the gym. Went a little overboard with the drinks after being weighed at the meeting, but I can always make up for that with a good workout and by being better with food over the next few days. Also, probably my record for most amount of toast eaten in one day!

Breakfast

1 scrambled egg (2 pts)

1 piece of toast (5 pts)

1 apple (0 pts)

Lunch

Weight Watchers Thai Curry and Rice (8 pts)

1 piece of toast with low fat margarine (6 pts)

Dinner

1 piece of tost with low fat margarine (6 pts)

1 piece of toast with strawberry jam (7 pts)

Snacks

2 glasses of prosecco (10 pts)

3 cocktails (15 pts)

Total points consumed:  ( 30 daily + 29 weekly | 71 /35 weekly points consumed so far)

Exercise: General walking + 5k at the gym + dancing = a total of 12,00 steps

 

Annnnd now, the moment you’ve been waiting for *drumroll please*. The total amount of weight I lost this week, as measured on the Weight Watchers scales, was 3lbs!!!

I’m really excited about this number and I can’t say I was expecting it at all given the fact that it was that time of the month so my sugar cravings led me to eat two cookies, a gelato, some mini eggs, an iced coffee, a cupcake AND I went over my daily point limit every day and ate almost double my weekly points! But I guess it just goes to show that if you’re really active and balance the bad foods out with exercise and healthy choices, you can treat yourself and get decent results.

I’m aiming to be better in the second week now that there will be less temptation around (no leftover bad snacks in the house, impromptu coffees / gelato with friends or muffins in the office). Wish me luck!

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