Tuesday, 18 September 2007

Day 223

Quote for Today:

Get around the right people. Associate with positive, goal-oriented people who encourage and inspire you. Brian Tracy

I love zipping around the weight loss blogs and seeing what everyone is up to. I only have about a hour in the evening so I don't get to look at many blogs, but it's always nice to take some time to catch up on people who are working towards the same goal that I am working towards, it's very encouraging and inspiring. It is astonishing how unique we all are in our approaches to weight loss.

I had a really good day today, though I see that I am going to have to be really careful planning my food. I did not plan my lunch properly and ended up having just yogurt and a nectarine which meant that my calories for the day have fallen quite short. A nutritionist I used to go to warned me once against allowing my calorie intake to fall below 1200. It's time for bed now so I won't be eating anymore tonight, but I have to be really careful to prepare for lunch so that I don't end up grabbing food that's not on my food plan or under-eating.

B - 365
1 cup of yogurt - 260
1 nectarine- 62
1 tbls of agave - 43

L - 365
1 cup of yogurt - 263
1 tbls. of agave - 43
1 nectarine - 62

D - 245
140g vegetarian chicken = 130
3 cups mixed vegetables - 115

Calories - 975
Exercise - 35 minutes elliptical trainer & lower body weights
5 cups of water -


  1. Eating enough foods that have a high nutrient content is so important if we want to acheive serious fat loss. I have had a few times where I have maintained, and I once emailed Kek suggesting that maybe I should cut my food back. She scoffed at me, saying that I should 'absolutely NOT' do this, explaining that eating less calories than I am eating now, would have the opposite effect, making my body STORE fat rather than release it. It's such a vicious circle, so many people cut their calories to below a normal level, then wonder why they aren't losing weight. They may lose a little initially, but this just water and muscle mass!! Having someone to explain this stuff to me has been a highlight of this journey with Kerryn. Good on you for recgonising that less, is not always a good thing.

  2. I agree with Livy - I actually starved myself fat. My metabolism is so messed up that I have a lot of work to get it straighened out. And that means eating. Often. You have no idea how hard that is for me to do! But I plan it out, take food to work with me, and usually come in at around 1200 calories. Matt thinks I may need to up my intake a little just to make sure I'm not starving my new muscles...


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