It’s Christmas Eve Eve!

Today’s calorie intake:

Breakfast: 30g Special K with 125ml skimmed milk - 158 calories.
Lunch: Weight Watchers carrot and lentil soup - 87 calories.
Snack: 60g carrot sticks - 24 calories.
Green tea - 1 calorie.
Dinner - Half a Weight Watchers creamy ham and mushroom tagliatelle - 200 calories.

Total consumed: 470 calories.

Exercise:

30ds level 3 - 117 calories.
Couch to 5k week 4 - 139 calories.
Treadmill - 501 calories.

Total burned: 757 calories.

Net: Minus 287 calories.

I think I did better with the 30ds today because I pushed myself to do more of the un-modified moves and as a result got more of a workout. However it really frustrates me that I can’t do the required one minute of situps. I just feel so inadequate and lazy! Tomorrow, I’ve decided to try weighing my feet down and performing as many of the modified version as I can then substituting the rest with a different abs exercise so I’m not just lying around feeling worthless.

I progressed to week four of my couch to 5K running programme today. I was a little nervous but suprisingly almost breezed through it. I guess all those sessions on the treadmill are finally starting to pay off!

Yet again I poured a yoghurt and blended banana down the sink which means so far I’ve managed to avoid eating any of my mum’s “compulsory” snacks this holiday. Let’s see how long I can keep this up. I just realised that all the Weight Watchers meals my mum has been buying are waaay too high in calories which is probably a deliberate move on her part. Dinner this evening contained a staggering 332 calories but I made sure to eat less than half. Ha! I’ve also gone through all the Weight Watchers ready meals avaliable on the Tesco website and made a list of the ones I want her to buy in descending order (lowest calorie products at the top of course). Now she has absolutely no excuses.

Tomorrow is Christmas Eve but that doesn’t mean I can take a break. Oh no, in fact I’ll need to ensure that I work harder than ever. We’re leaving for my Uncle and Aunt’s house on Christmas morning and coming back Boxing day afternoon therefore I have to eat lunch, dinner and breakfast there. However I do have Christmas lunch figured out: one skinless slice of turkey breast with three vegetables of my choice or less (I have made a list of potential suspects and worked out which contain the least calories). No gravy, no yorkshire puddings, no bread sauce, no trimmings FULL STOP. And certainly no dessert or fizzy drinks. Dinner might be a little more difficult to manouver as I have no idea what will be served but I guess I’ll try to eat as little as possible and hope. It might be too much to expect them to have Special K and skimmed milk for breakfast but I may be able to eat a little cereal or nothing at all depending on the options avaliable to me. As far as exercise goes, I can probably do the 30 Day Shred on Christmas morning and Boxing day evening. I might also be able to use my treadmill on Boxing Day depending on what time we get back. Arrgh this is stressful, I’m simply going to have to do my best under the circumstances.

Happy Christmas-Eve-Eve!

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