Daily Diary Saturday 21st October - Weight Loss NHS

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Daily Diary Saturday 21st October

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer

Hello Daily Diarists!

Apologies for the late arrival of this diary – I nearly forgot!

Welcome to anyone posting for the first time, just look at what the others do and follow suit. And do please comment/ask questions or just “like” what others have written. That way we all learn something.

Well, what have you planned to eat and drink on Saturday 21st October?

I haven’t planned my menus yet – I was looking for the diary to get some ideas when I realised it was my turn!! Aargh!

So here we are anyway. I will post my menu later, when I have decided what we are having tomorrow!

Tell us what your calorie intake should be and the total calories that each meal contains, what exercise you have planned and if you have a tip to share, please do share it!

My tip for the day (yes, I’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating!) – Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in, day out.

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Hidden
HiddenAdministrator

Thanks for hosting Trimmerteacher I have not planned mine yet so will post in the morning :)

Villageduckpond
Villageduckpond
in reply to Hidden

Nor me.....as not feeling inspired at the moment.

Tiggerr
Tiggerr15kg
in reply to Villageduckpond

Hoping you feel more inspired this morning Villageduckpond If you can get over here early enough, it's bacon sarnies for brekky :)

Am I too late?

Tiggerr
Tiggerr15kg
in reply to Villageduckpond

Never. I've sometimes posted mid-morning. If it helps you stay focused then that's all that matters.

For the sarnies I mean :)

Tiggerr
Tiggerr15kg
in reply to Villageduckpond

DOH! No... have to finish decorating so late brekky.

I shall survive .....(singing song)

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer

Oh dear, hope you can find some inspiration VDP!

Well tomorrow I plan to have porridge with banana, pecans and chia for breakfast, 333cals.

Lunch is cauliflower cheese soup, full fat yogurt, 352 cals.

Dinner is Hairy Dieters bolognaise, 350 cals, no spaghetti, but a side salad. Fruit salad and Greek yogurt, total 565.

Snack is a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, 90 cals.

Day’s total 1346 cals, a bit over my 1200 target, but we are having a morning working in the community garden, so hopefully I can allow myself to go over!

Happy weekend everyone. Be good! (By the way, today’s fish and chips, all calorie counted, were delicious! A real treat!)

Tiggerr
Tiggerr15kg
in reply to Trimmerteacher

Great menu TT and glad you had a nice treat with the fish and chips.

Trimmerteacher, your menu sounds delicious and well done for helping in the community garden.

rutheliza
ruthelizaWorking at it

Hi trimmerteacher and thanks for hosting. This weekend we have family staying and a party, then on Monday we're off on holiday. So tomorrow I'll have porridge for breakfast but then it will be a 3 course meal with wine, taking me well over my target. I'll try and keep my portion sizes moderate and just have one glass of wine, but I will be enjoying everything. On holiday I will enjoy all the meals, but will try and be aware of what I'm eating, avoid snacks and carbs where possible. Hopefully I won't undo all my hard work. I've been really pleased with my progress so far, so( holidays excepted) I hope to continue with a gradual loss. I won't be posting for about 10 days, but hope everyone has a good week and look forward to getting back to the daily diary after next week

Tiggerr
Tiggerr15kg
in reply to rutheliza

I think that because you've posted your intentions here, that you'll be more likely to manage those portions that you mention. At the same time you've got to enjoy yourself... what a tightrope we walk ;)

Enjoy your holiday rutheliza

Have a lovely holiday. Where are you going?

rutheliza
ruthelizaWorking at it
in reply to Villageduckpond

thanks, going to Athens for half term

Brilliant....never been but on my list!

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to rutheliza

rutheliza I was given a good tip for holidays - make sure if you do go over, or have that pudding or cake, that it was really, really worth go8ng over the limit for. 😛 Have a great holiday! 😎

rutheliza
ruthelizaWorking at it
in reply to Trimmerteacher

that's a good tip, I'll remember that.. I think I'm getting better at that, the planning ahead helps. All my excess calories used to come from little snacks I'd just shovel in quickly as I was passing, rather than food I'd sit down and enjoy

Caroline62
Caroline62Ambassador

Thank you for hosting trimmerteacher . my plan for tomorrow I am having

Breakfast scrambled eggs on toast and coffee.300 calories.

Lunch Home made tomato soup. roll strawberries and yogurt. 450 calories.

Dinner Fish fingers jacket potato and baked beans. 500 calories. I will have a banana as a snack 100 calories and skimmed milk in my coffee. 70 calories. adding up to 1420 calories for the day. Hope everyone has a good day with deciding what they are eating over the weekend and have a good weekend.

Tiggerr
Tiggerr15kg
in reply to Caroline62

Tasty menu. I haven't had fish fingers for ages. I think I'll try and make my own ones this week and see how they turn out.

Have a good w/e too.

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to Caroline62

Sounds like you’re getting the most out of your calories, Caroline62 !

Hi TT and everyone.

B: Bacon, scrambled egg, tomatoes & baked beans (u/k at the mo)

L: Open sandwich: Slice of wholemeal seeded, 50g mature cheddar cheese topped with aubergine & coconut curry (400 cals)

D: Spag bol with parmesan cheese & a side salad. (800 cals). Slice of wholemeal seeded, butter and homemade greengage jam (if I have spare cals).

Snacks: Apples & satsumas

Drinks : Tom juice & worcestershire sauce, chai latte, coffees, diet tonic & angostura and water

Total cals: WILL come in at 1900 or thereabouts.

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to Tiggerr

Oh yum, that sounds a delicious menu, Tiggerr ! Can you tell us more about the aubergine and coconut curry?

Tiggerr
Tiggerr15kg
in reply to Trimmerteacher

Thanks and sure can. Posted this earlier in the week and have been living off them (off and on) through the week.

healthunlocked.com/nhsweigh...

Hidden
Hidden2 stone
in reply to Tiggerr

That all sounds delish!

Thank you for hosting Trimmerteacher :)

Feeling a bit more inspired so here goes:-

B - bacon and scrambled egg, coffee

L - lentil soup a la MrNiceGuy (despite the fact he is from Newcastle and my mother was from Sunderland - hehe), green salad and yoghurt

S - remains of chilli con carne with green vegetable and a potato from garden.

Plenty of water even more so as still shaking off reaction to 'flu jab

Snacks - fruit

Exercise - walking to local shops

Incidentally talking about snacks I tried a Bounce (as a treat after weigh-in on Thursday) and for the price (£1.99) found it disappointing.

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to Villageduckpond

Another absolutely delicious sounding day! I’m coming over, Villageduckpond 😂.

You are welcome :)

Hello, I haven't posted on the daily diary before but thought I would give it a go!

I usually aim for about 1700 calls a day but I'm not too strict if it's a bit over or under, not too sure what exercise I will be doing - probably long dog walk!

My food plan for today is

Breakfast: porridge, whole milk, banana.

Lunch: seeded ciabatta roll, loads of salad , 1/2 avocado, slice ham. Yogurt. Apple

Dinner: sweet potato, spinach and chickpea curry and rice. Tin fruit and carnation cream for pud (if I have enough calories left).

Hope everyone has a good day xx

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to Dizzykate

That sounds a very yummy day, Dizzykate ! Enjoy! I’ll join you on the dog walk 🐶

wakywoo
wakywoo1 stone
in reply to Dizzykate

Curry sounds tasty Dizzykate

Tiggerr
Tiggerr15kg
in reply to Dizzykate

Great menu Dizzykate I could work my way through all of that, especially the curry.

Have a good one.

RG07
RG07Maintainer

Hi like Dizzykate I have never posted on here before- I am a bit confused- are we to post what we are eating today (Saturday) or tomorrow (Sunday), I have noticed that those who have mentioned what they're eating tomorrow posted over 6hrs ago so I assume they are talking about today (Saturday). Can I have some clarity so I know which menu to post- I plan my meals for a week- from Monday to Sunday so I do one big shop.

Dizzykate
Dizzykate
in reply to RG07

I think it's for today, they usually put the post up the night before and then people just seem to post when they can, I think the idea is to help you focus and get a plan of what your eating and people can give advice if you need some guidance x

Well explained Dizzykate. Also, the date may be of help?

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to RG07

Hi RG07 .The Daily Diary is posted usually on an evening, to remind people to plan for the next day. (The date Saturday, 21st, is on today’s diary, which I posted last night.) If you aren’t sure what you are having the next day, you can be inspired by what others are having. Some people are writing their diary today, but that is for today’s menu still, not tomorrow. A new entry will appear tonight for tomorrow’s (Sunday’s) diary. Hope that clears it up!

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to RG07

As others have said RG07 the DD is for help planning our meals, rather than a confessional! 😂

wakywoo
wakywoo1 stone

Morning Trimmerteacher thanks for hosting. A good tip is always worth reiterating.

B - 2 large mushrooms baked with 5gms pine nuts and 26 gms feta sprinkled on the top -140 absolutely 😋

L - 2 scrambled eggs with avocado - 260

D - lasagne with aubergine instead of pasta - 400 ish

S - almond milk latte with yummy vanilla coffee -30

Still on my 800 a day fast and feeling good!

Ex - my ex bike arrived and I can plan international routes so will be cycling through Andalusia later!

Tip - find something to smile about at least once a day.

Have a super Saturday!

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to wakywoo

Morning wakywoo

Great menu for so few calories . . . Remind me again why you are sticking to 800 calories? It’s a very clever use of limited calories 😊

And cycling in Andalusia?? Wow!! Sounds fabulous! When and what time of year? We went in February a couple of years ago and the weather was perfect 😊 (Granada, Malaga, Seville and onto the Algarve, by bus not bike though!!)

Anna

Ps ignore the question about 800 calories, I’ve just seen your reply from yesterday about the Blood Sugar Diet. 😊 Good luck with it and keep us posted!

wakywoo
wakywoo1 stone
in reply to IndigoBlue61

Hi IndigoBlue61 i wish I was cycling in Spain. I have an app that lets me plan rides all over the world just to keep it interesting. You can get google map views too!

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to wakywoo

Ahhh I see! Doh! 😜

I had a very memorable cycle in Spain recently, the memory of it will sustain me on my exercise bike! Lol 😂

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to wakywoo

Sounds delicious, wakywoo . Lasagne with aubergine - almost moussaka! Yummy!

Hidden
Hidden2 stone
in reply to wakywoo

omg what a fab fasting menu!

wakywoo
wakywoo1 stone
in reply to Hidden

Thanks

Tiggerr
Tiggerr15kg
in reply to wakywoo

Loving the bike feature. Let me know if you go near the mountain village of Niguelas where we used to stay :)

Not sure I could go completely aubergine for a lasagne but half and half sounds doable for me.

wakywoo
wakywoo1 stone
in reply to Tiggerr

Will do TT! 🚴🏻🚴🏻‍♀️

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

Good morning Trimmerteacher and thank you for hosting 😊

I’ve had a really good two days and I’m pleased to have refused cake on two occasions and by increasing good fats and protein I’ve not been hungry.

Today I will eat :

Banana with full fat Greek yogurt, seeds and chopped nuts

St Agur with spinach in an omelette, 2 oatcakes. An apple.

Stuffed peppers for dinner (red pepper filled with beef chilli and grated cheese) an orange for dessert

Exercise is 30 minutes dog walk and 30 minutes Yoga.

I love your quote above. And it is very true. 😊

Onwards and downwards

Anna

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to IndigoBlue61

Yet another delicous menu today! Sounds gorgeous IndigoBlue61 . I could eat any and all of that! And well done on refusing cake. Get that halo polished!

Hidden
Hidden2 stone
in reply to IndigoBlue61

Gorgeous menu!

Hidden
Hidden2 stone

It's amazing how easy it is to fall out of a new habit! I missed doing my DD on Monday, then didn't return all week. I've been tracking on MFP still though.

B - scrambled eggs on sourdough toast, 358

L - red lentil and chickpea soup, apple and cheese, 353

D - lamb meatballs in tomato sauce with parmesan and courgetti, 513

1224, I'm aiming for around 1700. Likely to have almonds and Green and Blacks for around 250, not sure what else yet.

wakywoo
wakywoo1 stone
in reply to Hidden

Oooh all sounds very good Hidden

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to Hidden

Too true Hidden . Even if I fill it in on MFP, if I don’t put it on the DD, I somehow don’t feel so committed!

ShadowDee
ShadowDeeRestart Sept 2019

Thanks for hosting Trimmerteacher. I don't know why but I struggle trying to find the daily diary.

So I'm a bit late but here it is for today.

Breakfast- gluten free oatmeal w/coconut milk coffee 255

Lunch - baked potato w/tuna salad 302

Dinner - spaghetti and meatballs 652

Snacks- banana, oranges and apple 197

May add a flap jack and boost my calories up a bit

Workout with weights at home. Storm Brian is having us stay home.

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to ShadowDee

That sounds a great menu, ShadowDee . Varied and tasty! Enjoy 😛

ShadowDee
ShadowDeeRestart Sept 2019
in reply to Trimmerteacher

Thank you Trimmerteacher.

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator
in reply to ShadowDee

Are you using the App ShadowDee ? And are you on a mobile phone or a laptop/ipad?

The App doesn’t allow you to see all the different options I’m afraid, so you just have to scroll down through posts until you find what you want.

On a mobile the events are on the home screen still, but at the very end, after you have scrolled through all the posts 😊

Hope this helps

Anna

ShadowDee
ShadowDeeRestart Sept 2019
in reply to IndigoBlue61

Hi IndigoBlue61 im not on an app. I vary at time. I'm either on my phone, iPad at night, pc during week days. I usually scroll down until I find something on my iPad.

Active_43
Active_43Healthy BMI

Hi Trimmerteacher

Thank you for hosting today. Thanks for the tip. I need that today as made some very poor choices last night as I was soooo tired!

Today is another day:

B. Bacon sandwich

L. Beetroot and feta salad

D. Sausage and apple bake with sweet potato

Snack. Maybe a small gin

Exercise. Have started my chores and walked the dog

Calories today. Approx 1800

Happy Saturday 😀

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer
in reply to Active_43

Today is indeed another day, Active_43 . Have a good one! 👍

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