the count - day two

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Turns out there's another side effect of counting calories and portions I'd completely forgotten about.

I want a slice of bread.

It's bed time, I'm still totally satisfied with my dinner and I'm not in the slightest bit hungry. But my calories are pretty low and I'm 3 portions short of my carbs limit for the day so the idea of having another slice of bread to up the numbers is totally stuck in my head.

I'm not going to have more bread - carbs before bed n'all. But is that a good thing? If I'm low, should I have topped up? Or is it a bad thing that it's counting that's controlling my intake and not my appetite? It's just as bad and detrimental to weight loss to eat too little as it is too much.

I must admit I'm rather surprised my calories are this low. I counted so carefully, even to the point of weighing my fruit salad as I cut it up (banana 31g, strawberries 36g, melon 45g, pineapple 41g, grapes 47g). My steak was on the small side and we didn't have pasta or rice with dinner again, but the rest of the day was completely standard for a Sunday. I'm curious to know what a week day will look like. If anything this is showing me I'm borderline to actually not eating enough at times and there I was thinking I was having too much.

Breakfast
3 x small wholemeal pancakes 226
strawberries 30
skinny cap 50

Snack
medium banana 100
small handful sultry sally chips 40

Lunch
cheese, mushroom & avocado toastie 379

Snack
diet ginger beer 28

Dinner
90g marinaded lean fillet steak 200
stir fry mushrooms & peppers 60
steamed mix frozen veg (corn, peas & carrots) 40
meringue nest 40
fresh fruit salad 107

Edit - added: TOTAL 1300

Exercise
none :-(
every time I was about to go for a ride it started to drizzle, crazy weather 46C yesterday, 23C today

OMG!! I'm just watching the news. 84 confirmed dead and 750 homes destroyed in the bushfires here in Victoria this weekend. So horrific, it's unimaginable. My thoughts are with all those who have been affected.

I'm here typing nonsense about calories and all around Victoria people are losing everything.

3 comments:

Hanlie said...

I'm horrified by the fires - the death and destruction. I'm sure that Australia as a whole must be stunned by the magnitude of the loss.

We should all pray for the firefighters and that conditions improve soon, but at the same time, looking after ourselves and caring for our bodies is not selfish or self-absorbed...

Thanks for the mention in your previous post!

Cammy said...

The fires are devastating. My heart goes out to the victims and their loved ones.

Losing Waist! said...

I don't think it is bad to talk about calories when people are dying... I must say that more people die everyday from heart attacks then the people in those fires... not to discount the experience but it is happening every minute of everyday in less catastrophic situations and we have to prevent ourselves from becoming part of that statistic more than ever?! So I wouldn't think you are being selfish at all... You are aware of it but getting healthy in the process.

Topic change!

I wouldn't worry too much about eating a slice of bread before bed... a calorie is a calorie and if you need them before bed is okay as long as it is not a whole loaf!

You seem to be being really mindful about your food...