Daily Diary Saturday 23rd September - Weight Loss Support

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Daily Diary Saturday 23rd September


Hello Daily Diarists!

I hope you’ve all had a good week so far. Mine has been pretty good, despite not actually logging on the Daily Diary very regularly this past week.

And I must apologise now for not responding and admiring your delicious menus, but we are off on holiday tomorrow morning, and I shall be posting this early this evening as after that, I shall be packing!

So - 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 23rd September?

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 menu for tomorrow is very vague at present – breakfast will be fresh figs and flat peaches (yum!) with Greek yogurt and a drizzle of honey.

Lunch is en route to Alnwick at a posh hotel, as we plan to belatedly celebrate our 3rd wedding anniversary there.

And evening meal will be in our self-catering accommodation when we get there, maybe eggs or something light.

Last time I went on holiday, someone gave me this tip – always ask yourself if that cake/pudding/portion of chips or whatever is really going to be worth it, and if the answer is no, then don’t have it. That’s going to be my motto this week, as I am so close to goal now.

My tip for the day – success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in, day out.

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Thanks so much for posting the DD for us Tt, I hope you have a super holiday :)


Have a lovely holiday TT.🌞

Hi Trimmerteacher Thank you for hosting, enjoy every minute of your holiday, and well done for being close to your goals. Poster is sooo true.

Friday went well.

Saturday's menu is...

131 carbs, 52 fat, 71 protein

2 chicken sausages, 2 eggs, cherry tomatoes, 1/2 tin baked beans - 393

H/m beef & carrot soup - 210

Breaded scampi and sweet potato fries, dairy free coconut & lemon yoghurt - 558

Strawberries, blue berries, peach -155

Total 1316 (NHS BMI range 1377-1756) ~ 54 to play with.. nuts...

Minimum of 1 & 1/2 litres water

Exercise planned is to walk my dog 👟👟 🐶

Tip for today... Enjoy each choice you make and make it worthwhile 😉

Cheering everyone on 🎉🎉🎉

Hidden in reply to Minniewinny

Breakfast of champions! Great menu all round :-D

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to Hidden

Thanks Hidden

Ceals3 stone in reply to Minniewinny

Lovely food Minnie, so long since I had scampi - enjoy.

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to Ceals

Thanks Ceals 😃

Morgancando1st 7lbs in reply to Minniewinny

I love everything on your menu Minniewinny. Great tip.

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to Morgancando

Thanks Morgancando 😊

hi and thanks for hosting. Hope you're enjoying your holiday. Tomorrow I'm out for breakfast so it will be bacon roll 400, fruit 150

L- cheese toastie 270

D- chilli with rice 500

snacks 100

tea and coffee 100. Target of 1700 so that leaves 170 for small piece of cheese

Hidden in reply to rutheliza

Mmm love chilli.

Ceals3 stone in reply to rutheliza

Haven't had a cheese toast in light years, used to love them. Used to love bananas done that way too!

rutheliza1lb in reply to Ceals

ooh, yes, I used to eat banana toasties when I was a student, many years ago

Morgancando1st 7lbs in reply to rutheliza

Lovely menu rutheliza. I love a cheese toastie!

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to rutheliza

Cheese or nuts.. both lovely and good fats 😀

wakywoo1 stone

Thanks for hosting TT especially when preparing for your holiday. Have a great time and congratulations on the anniversary.

Today didn't go as planned because I didn't feel hungry until 3. I know - !!! Just as well as the mash my husband made to go with the chicken chasseur was made with cream. Very yummy though.


B - Tea and fruit, yoghurt 200

Mid morning coffee in town

L - eggs of some sort and avocado -300

D - left over chilli and yoghurt - 400

S - fruit, milk for drinks, yoghurt - 250

Some spares for the evening.

Aiming for 1400 this week.

Walking around

Hidden in reply to wakywoo

Yum, someone else with chilli!

Ceals3 stone in reply to wakywoo

Bet the chicken chasseur and mash was divine. I worry much less now about eating everything if I am genuinely not hungry.

Eggs, of any sort with avocado is a winner for me.

Morgancando1st 7lbs in reply to wakywoo

Great menu wakywoo. I like my eggs scrambled with avocado.

wakywoo1 stone in reply to Morgancando

Very delic!

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to wakywoo

Sounds good 👌


Have a wonderful holiday! Alnwick is a lovely place.

Today has been good, especially the chocolate and raspberry torte for pudding! The in laws are taking the kids home with them tomorrow, so husband and I have a very rare evening to ourselves. I think we'll be going out for dinner, I really fancy a fiorentina from Pizza Express.

B - mushrooms on toast, 190

L- sweet potato and pepper fritatta, 390

D - dinner out, 900 plus pudding at home (the last bit of torte!) 250

Slightly under allowance.

Ceals3 stone in reply to Hidden

Great planning Hidden enjoy your evening together and your pizza. Anything is possible if you plan for it.

Morgancando1st 7lbs in reply to Hidden

Lovely menu Hidden especially the fritatta, I'm stealing that!

Enjoy your special time with hubby. You deserve it.

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to Hidden

I could happily sit at your table and enjoy your days food choices..

Enjoy 😊

Thank you for hosting Trimmerteacher :)

Breakfast - gluten free cornflakes w/coconut milk and coffee 280 calories

My cycle to rowing then rowing practice. Cycling back home

Lunch - a jacket potato with tuna and salad on the side 380 calories

Dinner - baked fish, steamed vegetables and potatoes 600 calories

Snacks - Fresh fruit mixed with yogurt , popcorn banana

Lots of water during the day

Early night tomorrow because I'm racing early Sunday morning 😱

Ceals3 stone in reply to ShadowDee

Well done for getting back in the boat ShadowDee.

Dinner sounds wonderful, enjoy.

Morgancando1st 7lbs in reply to ShadowDee

Delicious sounding menu ShadowDee.

Ceals3 stone

Fab tip and love the poster Trimmerteacher. Have a fab holiday and wonderful wedding anniversary celebration.

Plans didn't go to plan today - hubby decided I was too tired to cook the chowder - he was probably right. A quick trip to M&S and we have a delicious fish platter, so its chowder tomorrow.

Brunch: 2 egg omelette, 20g butter 100g spinach and shiitake mushrooms, 30mls cream, 50 g feta cheese, avocado. 904 cals

D: The chowder I should have had on Friday! 661 cals

Total: 1565 with a range of 1585-2037.

carbs 34g; Fat 118g; protein 86g

Hope to pick up some ideas and tips from all the lovely DD folk.

Hidden in reply to Ceals

Oh my word your brunch sounds amazing 🎉

Ceals3 stone in reply to Hidden

It is a bit of a regular for me, variations on a theme, but I do so enjoy it.

Morgancando1st 7lbs in reply to Ceals

Lovely menu as usual Ceals. What a thoughtful husband you have!

Ceals3 stone in reply to Morgancando

Very glad of him tonight that's for sure! It was a lovely thought-and I don't have to think what to cook tomorrow-bonus!

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to Ceals

What a brunch... and so low carb, you are winning on your choices Ceals

Well done

Ceals3 stone in reply to Minniewinny

Thanks Minnie. Low carb is definitely the way for me but sometimes I struggle (or spend ages on MFP) deciding what to have and ringing the changes.

Morgancando1st 7lbs

Have a great holiday TT and thanks for hosting while you're so busy packing. Love the poster and very good tip.

Tomorrow I'll be eating out at Jamie's Italian for son in-law's birthday. I'll look at the menu later and try to choose the least fattening!

I'll have a big breakfast of 2 rashers of bacon, 2 poached eggs, mushrooms and tomatoes to fill me up for the day. 315 cals

No lunch

Dinner with red wine, and a spoon to taste everyone else's puddings! I'm guessing about 1,000 cals

Drinks throughout the day - black tea.

Tip - If you can't be good, be careful.

Have a great Saturday everyone.

Ceals3 stone in reply to Morgancando

Gosh I hope the restaurant is as good as it is supposed to be. Never been to one of his places. Have a fab time.

Lovely breakfast-bet your spoon works overtime on all the lovely desserts. Enjoy!

Morgancando1st 7lbs in reply to Ceals

I'm sure I will. We're lucky as Jamie's is almost on our doorstop, in Liverpool. Need to look on line to decide what to have.

Ceals3 stone in reply to Morgancando

Love Liverpool, didn't realise you lived there. Some very happy years spent in Aigburth

wakywoo1 stone in reply to Morgancando

Enjoy every spoon full!

Minniewinny5 stone in reply to Morgancando

Sounds a lovely brekkie and lovely family time

Enjoy 😊


Good morning Trimmerteacher thanks for hosting :) hope the packing goes well and you have a fantastic holiday :)

I am your admin today folks - so will pop in and out all day, but you can find me in What's Happening thread if you need anything :)

Off to look at all your lovely menus :)

No idea what I am going to be eating today as yet as Saturday is planning day for the week :)

well, I started off OK - determined to add my meals and calories and then life got in the way again!! I will put yesterdays meals up and then today's, if that's OK!

yesterdays breakfast as 30gms Benefit cereal with 100ml of semi skimmed milk and 25 gms raspberries ..... 171 cals. I also had a small slice of wholemeal bread with a scraping of butter ..... 106 cals. Lunch was a low fat subway 6" ,,,,,, 380cals. evening meal was 100gms baked salmon with 5 new potatoes and mixed veg ....... 316cals. tea and a cappuccino ... 79cals and 2 sq dark fairtrade chocolate .... 112cals. Total cals 1165. total steps 5,480


breakfast was 2 small slices of wholemeal bread (homemade) & scraping of butter ...... 135cals plus a poached egg .....80cals

lunch/evening meal (I'm at work from 2.30 until 11pm) is 100gms salmon ... 208cals. with lettuce, celery, carrot ......25cals, 1/2 small avaocado ... 100cals and 1/3 pepper .. 8cals.

treat: i slice of carrot & walnut cake (minus frosting) 504cals. Tea & coffee 79cals. total cals 1,139 cals

hope everyone else is doing ok and enjoying lovely meals :-)

Im on a 15 hour shift today so

B) Oats so Simple pot of porridge oats filled to the brim with strawberries and grapes 302 cal

L) Ham, egg and cheese salad ..313 cal

D) chicken, vegetable and pasta casserole left over from yesterday's dinner cooked in my pressure cooker (same for tomorrow) 442 cals

I also have a fruitopolis yoghurt for snack and will have a couple of reduced fat rich tea biscuits with a cuppa when I get home from work at 9pm.

Total calories 1225

I have also already done over 5k steps (have a fitbit) so will easily get my 10k in today.

I always struggle with food for work so today I ordered some ready meal things from Muscle Food ..worked out at 2pound a meal ..just need to add potatoes, pasta or rice with each one.

My downfall is always bread and pastry so avoiding them like the plague but will treat myself to one item I really really want as a reward once a week. (Can't wait for my sausage roll Thursday lol)

PS ..i hope I've put this post in the appropriate place

Hi, can I just say that this picture is amazing and I love the quote :) Thanks for hosting Trimmerteacher

I've had a tough few days due to an argument with my parents and for the first time since May, I have been comfort eating. I've been determined to start again today now that it's all out of my system. I'm not really back to counting calories just yet, mainly because I'm physically and mentally exhausted but I'm trying to eat three meals today and gradually work my way up again, so apologies if it doesn't seem like I'm eating enough. Arguments tend to knock a lot out of me.

Breakfast: Overnight oats with skimmed milk, yoghurt, a little honey, chia seeds, strawberries and bananas.

Lunch: Leftover overnight oats (not the best thing I know, but it's better than eating nothing).

Dinner: Chicken salad with a little bit of blue cheese and maybe a yoghurt afterwards.

Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day :)


I am very late in writing in today.

Breakfast was 2 slices of toast with a coffee. 300calories

Lunch lentils rice peas broad beans. 350 calories

Home made veg soup. Ham sandwich. 400 calories

Coffee with skimmed milk and a rich tea biscuit. 100 calories.

Hello lovely people, I'm also late today. But better late than never!

Breakfast 2 weetabix with milk

Lunch 2 crumpets with fat free cottage cheese, a sausage and salad with an apple

Supper sausage casserole, dumpling, mash potatoes and lots of veg

Natural yoghurt with frozen rasps

3 wine gums

And 200 calories left over for leeway


Thank you Trimmerteacher for hosting today's Daily Diary. You did a fantastic job.

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