Archive for January, 2008

Is 1200 too low?

January 9, 2008

I’m having trouble sticking to my self-imposed limit of 1200 kcals per day. In fact, I’ve not yet managed it.

Here’s Monday’s food:
Tuesday
1348 kcals. If I’d not had the hot cross bun I would have been below 1200, though.

At least I’m staying below 1500. I guess if I allowed myself 1500 I’d be going over that.

I’ve taken some photos as what I hope will become ‘before’ photos. I’m posting them in the flickr group 52 weeks to thinner healthier self. They are scary but I need to be scared or I will never get rid of the blubber.

Restarting the photo-dieting for 2008

January 4, 2008

I lost eleven pounds last summer with the photo-dieting.

This year I plan to lose a stone (14 pounds) by Easter, another stone by the end of August and a third stone by the end of 2008.

366/03: Thursday, 3rd January

As well as photographing everything I eat and making sure that I give the day an end by uploading that day’s photos and doing a mosaic (I then can’t have any more calories that day) I’m also taking the following steps:

I’ve bought a smaller plate and a smaller pasta bowl for stews and the like (that’s them in the photo above).
I’ll be ‘cooking for the freezer’ and freezing in one-person portions (I’ve ordered some more lock & lock boxes for this)
I’ll have a food plan for the week and only buy what I need – and use it all up, no more food wasted in the fridge.
I also want to try two new recipes each month.

I hope my flickr 365 days photos will show a slimmer fitter me as the year goes by.