Mamachickpea's Journal, 05 February 2013

Scales refusing to budge. Not disheartened though. I know they will eventually.

Diet Calendar Entries for 05 February 2013:
947 kcal Fat: 25.87g | Prot: 62.98g | Carb: 112.57g.   Breakfast: 2% Fat Milk (Semi-Skimmed Milk), Weetabix. Lunch: Coffee with Milk and Sugar. Dinner: Rocket, Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan Cheese (Grated), Penne, Tuna Chunks in Brine, Original. Snacks/Other: Flaked Almonds, Choc Mint Instant Hot Chocolate Drink, 2% Fat Milk (Semi-Skimmed Milk). more...
2475 kcal Activities & Exercise: Driving - 2 hours, Housework - 30 minutes, Weight Training (moderate) - 1 hour, Desk Work - 7 hours, Resting - 6 hours and 30 minutes, Sleeping - 7 hours. more...


It can be frustrating, maybe it's time to reassess what you are eating? The refined carbs really halted my weight loss (breads, sugars, cereals, etc). 
05 Feb 13 by member: mrspackrat
I'm hoping that the static was down to two things. I have been doing some hard weight training and I think your body stores water to protect itself whilst it repairs. Couple that with a bit of good old PMS. I have been super strict with myself though this week and I'm planning to play squash twice this week so I'm hoping to see a big shift on my weigh in on Sunday, watch this space.... Would 5lbs be too much to hope for??  
05 Feb 13 by member: Mamachickpea
Here's hoping get that 5lbs :-) . Mrspackrat is right about the refinded carbs, there's some great alternatives out there but your calories are very low, don't forget that muscle weighs more than fat and I'd prefer muscle anyday. Sometimes it's not about the scales, it's about the inches. Good luck for Sunday 
06 Feb 13 by member: gg1968
Mrspackrat and gg1968. Any chance you could take a look at my food diary and spot potential problems. Crisps and bread are my great weakness so in my mind I am doing really well on these. However I have been known to fool myself in the past. Any pointers and replacement suggestions most welcome. Thanks so much for helping out here. 
07 Feb 13 by member: Mamachickpea
I think your food diary is good but you would get a whole lot more out of your food if you substituted white rolls, bread, pasta and rice with the brown wholemeal variety, it keeps you fuller for longer. Do you log all your oils, butters, spreads, mayo etc 'cause sometimes they can be overlooked, try substituting bottled oil for a low spray olive oil, instead of butter try a low fat spread, low mayo, half fat cheese and fatfree natural yoghurt. Fruit and Fat free natural yoghurt is a great snack which gets me through each day and stops me from snacking on bad carbs like crisps, chocolate etc and finally I don't see alot of vegetables or fruit in your diary. I hope this is helpful but as I said, your calories are low and your exercise is fantastic, I think you're doing a great job  
08 Feb 13 by member: gg1968
Thanks so much - that is a big help. I definitely need to switch to only wholemeal as you are right, the days when I have the white version I always eat more later in the day. I love yoghurt too and had kind of forgotten about that as a healthy option. Thanks so much for taking the time to look things over. Give me a shout if I can be any help to you at all. And thanks too for the encouragement. Much appreciated. 
08 Feb 13 by member: Mamachickpea
I would agree with gg1968 on the carbs--but limit them to 1-2 servings a day and get the rest of your carbs from veggies/low sugar fruit and some dairy (net carbs so if you consume a lot of fiber, it's the carbs after you deduct fiber grams). On fats, up your Omega 3 fats, you body needs good fats in order for hormones to function properly and hormones regulate metabolism--so coconut oil, olive oil, avacado, fish, etc. Each meal I always have protein, try and get a good fat and fill my plate with veggies. We're supposed to get 31% of our diet from a good protein source but I still struggle with that. 
08 Feb 13 by member: mrspackrat
You are right. I think I had put dairy down as a demon food and I need to reintroduce it if I am going for a lifestyle rather than a diet. Great phrase by the way. I have been trying to eat extra fish but will definitely add in more. I certainly have the calories to spare. And coconut oil too. I am going to look out for that. The good news is I have been trying to eat protein with every meal and for the last few days have been feeling full up for long periods in a way that I have never had before. Thanks so much for our help, encouragement and support. I am truly very grateful. C. 
08 Feb 13 by member: Mamachickpea
That was supposed to say thanks for your help mrs packrat. Darned predictive text.  
08 Feb 13 by member: Mamachickpea


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