Well the weights are still out and further more there is no dust on them as they are getting used daily. The strange stretchy rowing thing is also being used daily although my son nearly catapulted the TV remote across the room whilst ‘trying it out’ so he’s now banned from my toys.
One of the most motivating things are the apps I am using. I have one where I scan or look up everything that passes my lips and it tells me how many calories I have left. Linked to that app is another one that counts the squats I do. It gives me daily training where I have to do 4 sets of them and that it tells me not to give up, how well I am doing and that quitters never win and winners never quit.
The most mind exploding thing is the app where I am monitoring my food. Learning how many calories are actually in things is interesting and very scary. If they actually taught this stuff in school I am sure the world’s obesity problem would be less. I read somewhere that 98% of people asked didn’t know how many calories are in everyday foods. Now that is shocking that most people do not know what they are putting into their body’s and then wonder why they have a spare tyre or a muffin top.
Ok the numbers bit.
The daily recommended calories intake is 2,000 for women (2,500 for men). Now if you’re like me and trying to lose a few pounds you will probably be trying to eat less than 2,000 calories a day, eating out can be a nightmare especially when there is no benchmark or guidelines for restaurants on what they call low calorie or healthy. So if you’re in a restaurant and they have low calorie or healthy section on their menu be aware this can be 500 or 700 calories.
I looked at a few of the places I eat out, well use to eat out as won’t be any more.
Virtuous Veg Pizzetta served with rocket and tomatoes has 440 calories which is so much better than the Italian Specialities Deli Italiano 11 inch pizza which has 1,185 calories. On a plus side the unlimited salad bar is but only if you steer clear of the mayonnaise coated potato salad, coleslaw and cheesy sweetcorn pasta. Look out for their Pizzetta range which has dishes at 500 calories or less. They also have all their nutritional details on their website plus calories on menus.
Sweet chilli egg noodles have 356 calories which is nothing compared to the 1,500 calories in their Tennesse burger with chips and onion rings. And just don’t look at the calories in the large mixed grill, it will make you cry. They do highlight dishes on their menus that have 5% fat or less. They have all their nutritional values and calories on their website. They also do sneaky cooking where they have added vegetable hidden in kid’s meals like spaghetti Bolognese.
Oh oh oh the exciting bit. My weight has decreased, only a little bit but least its going the right way . I have also lost an inch of my waist. Whohoooo