30 Day Shred Dilemma and Calories Update

Today’s calorie intake:

Breakfast: 30g Special K with 125ml skimmed milk – 158 calories.
Lunch: Weight Watchers chicken noodle soup – 51 calories.
Snack: 60g carrot sticks – 24 calories.
Dinner: Half a Weight Watchers chicken chop suey – 150 calories.

Total consumed: 383 calories.


30ds level 2: 117 calories.
Treadmill: 440 calories.

Total burned: 557 calories.

Net: Minus 174 calories.

As you can see I took in much less calories today which will hopefully make up for yesterday. Unfortunately however, my mum has taken to examining the calorie content of all my food so at dinner she got angry that I was only eating half of my Weight Watchers meal (which was 203 calories in total). I was afraid she might stop me from using my treadmill as a result of this but suprisingly she let me alone. Anyway, I rounded up my intake at dinner to 150 calories although I suspect I probably ate less but it’s better to be safe and overestimate.

Today was my tenth day of 30ds level 2 and despite finding the workout difficult, I can feel myself getting stronger. However, I’m still unsure as to whether I should move up to level 3 tomorrow or not. In my experience, I didn’t push myself hard enough on the first day of level 1 or 2 because I was nervous and trying to figure out how to execute the moves properly. Now that wouldn’t be a problem but on Friday it’s weigh-in time and I want to get the most out of everything I do between now and then so I can see the best possible results. Therefore I may have to postpone level 3 until Friday when I’ll also be doing my couch to 5k running programme which ought to compensate for any problems with the 30ds.

In school today everyone brought in loads of cakes, sweets, chocolates and biscuits to celebrate it almost being the Christmas holidays. Even my friend who is also dieting at the moment took two Heros and tried to persuade me to do the same (to make herself feel better about it I guess) but I was more than capable of saying no.

Speaking of which, tomorrow is my final half day of school before the holidays begin which is great but also means that I won’t be eating lunch at school anymore. On week days, I generally throw out the snacks my mum packs for me to eat with lunch so I’m a little concerned I won’t be able to do that tomorrow. My plan is to bring the same snacks in for “break” but as usual chuck them in the bin at my bus stop so my mum carries on believing that I’ve eaten my 800 calories for the day. I’m not sure how I’ll deal with Friday because I will pretty much have to eat everything she gives me. This had better not jeopardise the results of my weigh-in.

I just tried on a pair of old jeans which I had grown out of and to my amazement found that they now fit me perfectly! I can wear waist 28″ jeans!! Wow.

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