Sorry I’ve not checked in since I started. Very naughty! The weekend was busy and work yesterday was hectic! Anyway onto the update.
Weigh in: 16st 12.25lbs - 0.5lbs gain booooooo!
First day of the weekend for me. Weighed in at 16st 12.25lbs so a 0.5 gain from my start day. Not surprising really since we did go to the greasy spoon and I could not resist the cooked breakfast! Managed to keep that as my only meal for the day though, having Huel for Breakfast and Dinner.
The weekends are always harder when it comes to food. I still need to prepare food for my son so there is always temptation. He eats fairly healthy though so I usually let myself get away with picking at his stuff by saying it’s all good stuff. Not today though! I was resolute. I had had my Huel for breakfast around 10am and was sticking to it. On Fridays my friend and her daughter come over for an early dinner around 4pm and we take turns cooking so I had decided I would have that for my main meal and then have my second Huel later on in the evening.
As it was my friends turn to cook I was out of control of what we were eating. We ended up having Spinach and Ricotta Tortellini with a Tomato sauce and dough balls In total it clocked in at 744 cals. Add the 600 cals I had from my breakfast Huel and late evening Huel and I totalled out for the day at 1291 cals so well within my limits.
Weigh in: 16st 10.25lbs - 2lbs lost from yesterday woooooo! 1.50lbs lost overall.
Today was a bad day. I had the worst headache I have ever encountered. No amount of paracetamol or water drinking was shifting it. I supped down my breakfast Huel at 9am and still felt awful.
My son also decided that the only thing he wanted to do today was to bake cakes. No problem I thought, we’ll bake some cakes and I’ll keep a few out for him to have throughout the week and I will freeze the rest. Easier said than done. I think the combo of awful headache and the sweet smell of chocolate cake was too much and I succumbed.
This theme was set to continue through the day it seems. My son wanted veggie bacon sandwiches for lunch. I made him some… then made myself some
Saturday night is always Pizza night at our house. My son and I usually share a frozen margherita pizza. I’d planned to stick with this as it would be well within my calorie allowance in combo with my Huel. After the bacon sandwiches and cake I thought about ditching it and just having Huel but then thought about the 1/2 a pizza just sitting around and again I was weak! So I had the pizza and didn’t have a second Huel for the day.
Even worse news… my headache never went away!
Calories for the day:
Huel = 300
Cake = 300
Bacon sandwiches = 884
Pizza = 428
Total = 1916
So over my allowance of 1764 but actually by no means a binge compared to what I would normally eat on a weekend day stuck at home not feeling 100%
Weigh In: 16st 9lbs - 1.25lbs lost from yesterday wooooooo! 2.75lbs lost overall.
You can imagine my relief when I looked at the scale this morning. Remind myself that weight can fluctuate so I may still have some repercussions headed my way from my mini binge.
Today was going to be busy. Rugby training at 9am quickly followed by heading out for the day for Open Farm Sunday. A day exploring some local farms, meeting the animals and farmers and having some tractor rides.
In true Teeggie fashion I made sure to prepare a packed lunch for my son and completely forgot to do anything for myself. So I had no morning Huel and no pack up! We weren’t going to be home until about 2pm so I was at the mercy of whatever the farmers had decided to put on for the day. Must remember to be more organised!!
Luckily (I guess) the only offerings were a BBQ and as I’m a vegetarian there wasn’t anything for me to eat. It was at this point my son spotted the ladies selling ice cream. So I guess you can see where this is going. I asked them for a small ice cream, as small as possible, as I know my son will likely take about 10 licks then get bored and I’ll be left holding it and inevitable eat the rest. Of course they gave him a massive waffle cone filled with about 4 scoops of super creamy chocolate ice cream and of course he ate about 1/8th of it and handed it off to me. Now I did have a few licks and a couple of nibbles on the cone but I ended up giving the rest away to my friend and was feeling pretty smug.
After a couple more tractor rides and a few more goat strokes we headed home. My boy still has a nap in the day and usually it’s the time I end up snacking and eating poorly the most. Not today though! I am super woman! Not really, but I did decided to make myself a nice healthy portion of cous cous with some veggies.
For dinner I was going to have Huel but I had already made the plan to cook on sunday night so that I could batch cook a meal so I would have dinners to quickly grab during the week. The thought of cooking and then not actually eating anything was too much so I cooked as planned and made a lovely Creamy quinoa, mushroom and courgette concoction and potioned it up for the week and ate one of the portions then and there.
Calories for the day:
Choco Ice Cream = 100 cals (estimated)
Veggie Cous Cous = 404 cals
Creamy Quinoa thing = 424 cals
Total calories = 828 cals
Ok this is way too low I know. I would never aim to do this and am putting it down to my lack of organisation. I probably should have made a Huel to have as well but after I had eaten in the evening I was knackered and just wanted to head off to bed.
Weigh In: 16st 9.25lbs - 0.25lbs gain from yesterday booooo! 2.5lbs lost overall.
Little blip on the scale but lets be honest I’ve had a couple of slip ups over the weekend and I’m still in a great postion overall loss wise.
Monday’s mean work. Which for me is great for weight loss. I find it much easier to structure my food around my work day than around hectic weekends. I’ve been making my Huel in the evening ready for the morning as I like it nice and cold.
After yesterday’s far too low calories I’ve decided to up my Huel to 3 scoopers to make sure I’m more likely to be where I need to be.
Breakfast Huel goes down a treat and actually by lunchtime I’m not massively hungry but decided to have the quinoa I’ve brought with me so that I don’t end up stopping into a shop and buying a pasty when I’m out on site later in the day.
Pick up the boy from the childminder, get home and mix up Huel to put in the fridge to cool, cook the boy’s tea, get him in the bath, and off to bed. Finally put my feet up and enjoy a nice cool Huel whilst binge watching Prime Suspect on Netflix.
Calories for the day:
Breakfast Huel - 456 cals
Creamy Quinoa = 424 cals
Dinner Huel = 456 cals
Total Calories = 1336 cals
So that’s the round up. Congrats if you’ve managed to read this far! Today is going well so far, breakfast Huel and quinoa for lunch again will do a proper round up tomorrow.