Friday, 23 October 2009

Challenge 1 Day 4

Yesterday was another that started out well and ended badly! I'm getting too good at doing that!

I drank my 2L of water and I ate 6.9 portions of fruit & veg, I went waaaaaaay over calories for the day, probably going to be over for the week as well. I was 987 cals over my maintenance calorie level!! What a waste! I've got three days to gain back 924 calories to bring me to me 0.5lb per week loss. I don't think it's going to happen!


Food Diary Thursday 22nd October:

B: Protein shake at home then Green Monster when I got into work. I made too much Green Monster to fit in my little insulated cup so I mixed the extra with my chocolate protein shake - surprisingly it tasted really good!

Green Monster:

40g spinach

60g banana

200ml ALmond & Hazelnut Rice Dream

and it looked like this:

[caption id="attachment_346" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Green Monster"]Green Monster[/caption]

S: 2 satsumas

L: Same salad as the day before, same dressing, tuna with chili - and far too much garlic!

S: 3 mini flapjacks, 3 mini chocolate crispies, 2 mini jam doughnut balls and because I went out before dinner I was hungry (how??) so I ate a Nakd chocolate orange bar

D: Slow cooker lamb with chickpeas and chunky veg

S: Wispa Gold and some Haribo *hangs head in shame*

Drinks: Milky coffee, double espresso with Pumpkin Spice Syrup, few green teas/fruit teas and 2L water


Not a good day food-wise but I did go and buy a new lens for my camera after work so had loads of fun playing with that! I also bought some sewing supplies so I can hopefully finish making my skirt this weekend - I'm so exciting about all the bits and pieces I can but if I get into making my own clothes!


Pumpkin Spice Syrup:

200ml water
200g light muscovado sugar
4 tsp ground cinnamon
3 cloves
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Boil and simmer water and sugar until sugar dissovles, add everything else and simmer for a few minutes then strain into a container - beautiful!


  1. New lens yay! Don't worry about your bad day, I had failed this challenge on day 1! xx

  2. Oh my god, I have to try that pumpkin spice syrup! don't worry about a bad day mate, my whole week has been shit!

  3. Argh, I am so diligent and focussed in the morning then by evening I'm foraging in the cupboards/fridge like a bear rummaging through someone's dustbin. Actually the bin will probably be the next place I'll start foraging. I'm not even eating loads of junk but the scraps of food here and there (scraps of food, gawd now I do sound like I'm eating from the bin) are all adding up. So yes, I completely understand where you're coming from. Suppose we have to pat ourselves on the back for doing things right most of the time and just try and harness that positive energy for afternoons/evenings...

  4. stelladoesblogging26 October 2009 at 11:04

    Thanks guys!

    Pumpkin Spice syrup is awesome! Don't make too much though, it's too good!!

    It's annoying isn't it deisegirl, but yeah we need to just be pleased that the days do go well, a lot of people eat like we do in the evenings all day long! And yeah you do sound a bit like you are foraging in the bin lol! It's ok though I know you don't!


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