So things I changed recently;
Sky Sports Pedalling has got HIT!
I only aim to do 500 calories (approx bike display) per match now,
250 each half - but 2 matches on a saturday & 2 on a sunday.
20 calories at normal pace, 10 calories as fast as I can, repeat until 250 calories are hit.
Takes about 25 minutes of each half, so plenty of time for water inbetween.
But getting more of a sweat on with the exercise bike than ever before.
Healthy Ready Meals
Used them at the start, using them again for a while. Portion control, calorie count & the prep all done by somebody else, so easy. Tesco Healthy Living range are nice, Asda Good & Balanced & basic but only £1, not so keen on their Slimzone range (rather have the Tesco ones at the same price). Aldi have some nice ones for £1.99 a pop. Then there’s the Weightwatchers range for £1.75 to £2.75 a go. Never tried the Slimming World ones, but they don’t look as appealing to me.
Overall calories & snacks
Because I was upping calories & still losing weight, elevenses has become a ‘I can afford to have a couple of snacks now’… so it’s been limited to a combination of 500 calories between breakfast & elevenses. So if I decided to just have breakfast biscuits, there’s more elevenses, but if I have a bigger breakfast, then I’m lucky it’s a banana at 11am.
Late lunch normally around 1.30pm to 2pm, either a ready meal 300-400 calories or a chunky soup around 200-250 calories, along and a weightwatcher yoghurt for less than 60 calories will see me through until I get home.
100 calorie snack when I get home, then if I had a ready meal at lunch it’s a salad with either mackerel, tune, eggs or chicken for around 300 calories. If I had soup then it’s a ready meal in the evening.
Around 10pm, before taking the dog out, I have 4 ryvita, 2 laughing cow light cheese triangles in place of butter then filled with salad.
Breakfast & Elevenses 500 calories
Lunch A 450 calories or Lunch B 300 calories
Snack 100 calories
Dinner A 300 calories or Dinner B 400 calories
Ryvita (as described) 250 calories
So approximately 1600 calories & eating 6 times a day. And if something crops up or I want an extra treat, maybe some Breyers Ice Cream or even some Black Forest Gateau, I’ll have it.
Very little cooking, but if I fancy it I’ll do a stir fry or vegetable lasagne for everybody, otherwise the rest of the house cook their own food.
I have said so many times, a diet shouldn’t be miserable. It sounds very basic, but full of food I like eating & I get Hunter’s Chicken, Pulled Pork & Wedges, Chicken & Chorizo Paella… all tasty.
Man v Fat football on a monday, Soccerworld for an hour on a thursday. Was playing an hour on a saturday too but fgs, I’m 44, so given it a swerve the past 3 weeks. Exercise bike on a tuesday night & wednesday night (250 calories), friday is a rest & I try to do at least 1000 calories on saturdays & sundays, but if I have other plans or things to do, I fit in what I can.
Also have a set of dumbbells, but apart from lifting them up & side to side, not a lot going on there.
Right time to pedal part of the 2nd half of West Brom vs Liverpool.