And the slackness award goes to…


It goes to me! I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I miss exercising. But I just can’t shake this damn flu, so I’ve done nothing at all the last few days. In fact the last bit of exercise I did was on Monday when I went to my swimming lesson. And I’m really missing doing exercise and just doing something.

I went back to work today, lasted until lunch time and then I was back at home with my trusty stockpot and another batch of chicken soup. I’m a bit concerned about the lack of calories I’ve had over the last couple of days (which if I hadn’t been so slack and had kept Calorific up to date you could see… but that’s more of the slackness). But I suppose that’s just a side effect of being sick, the not wanting to eat. More concerning to me though, is the lack of water I’ve been drinking. I know in my head that I should be drinking a lot of water especially being sick, but I just can’t seem to get it down.

Hopefully tomorrow I start to pick up and I can get back to training and eating properly, and not just live on chicken soup. I’m going to need all my energy for next week when I go back to Adelaide and climb Mt Lofty, with the super lovely Miss K! I’m so excited about that I can’t wait.

Some interesting food facts

Today’s daily food intake…

I did a little googling out of interest today to see just how many calories are in McDonalds food, because lately I’ve been having the biggest craving for a Triple Cheeseburger. Not just an ordinary cheeseburger but a triple cheeseburger. Ohh the gooey cheesy melting goodness and the extreme greasiness of one of those is just divine. Yes, I know they are so totally bad and unhealthy for you, but every now and then I just crave one. Normally of course I would give in to the temptation and go through the drive through and scoff down the cheeseburger before I get home so that no one knows I’ve had one. Then to cover up the fact that I’ve had one, I eat dinner too so I don’t look suspicious for not eating – because I am not one to miss my meals. That was back in the days when I wasn’t eating healthy and exercising though (mind you, there hasn’t been a great deal on the exercise front this week…), these days I don’t do such naughty things. I just dream about holding the cheeseburger in my hands and dream about the taste of it. Then I have to physically restrain myself from going down to Maccas and scoffing a whole crapload of food.

Now in case you’re interested here’s a bit of info about the calories in McDonalds (taken from their info sheet):



Big Mac 493cals/2060kj
Cheeseburger 284cals/1190kj
Double Cheeseburger 430cals/1800kj
Triple Cheeseburger Not even on the website! How ashamed of those calories must they be?
Grand Angus 630cals/2630kj
Mighty Angus 686cals/2870kj
Quarter Pounder 549cals/2300kj
Double Quarter Pounder 851cals/3560kj
McChicken 408cals/1710kj
Small fries 255cals/1070kj
Medium fries 368cals/1540kj
Large fries 453cals/1900kj
6 chicken nuggets 279cals/1160kj
Mustard sauce 66cals/275kj

Now let’s put some of this into perspective. When I used to go to McDonalds I would quite often get (apart from the triple cheeseburger [they were a 3am specialty!]) a Double Quarter Pounder meal, with large fries and a large coke. Sometimes if I was particularly hungry I’d also throw in a 6 pack of nuggets. The grand total of that dinner: 1657 calories (there are apparently 310 calories per large coke according to my Google research). That is not just a daily allowance of food, but a daily allowance of food, plus snacks and then the breakfast and morning snack of the next day. All rolled into one dinner! Bloody freaking hell!

When you look at the figures written down like that it’s really not hard to see how I managed to gain so much weight is it. Considering that wasn’t just a one off dinner for me. During my single times, living by myself I would quite often eat dinners like that, to a varying degree. Plus there was breakfasts of rolls with bacon, eggs and barbecue sauce, full fat latte and lunches of some sort of food court meal. I have to admit I never stopped to think how many calories there were in the dinners that I was eating, and I’m a little ashamed to actually put it out there and to read this. God it makes me feel quite sick, and thankfully the cravings for McDonalds have now gone.

Just something I thought I would share with you all.

12WBT day thirty five – Feels like starting again

After being on holidays and then being sick all last week, today felt like I was starting the 12 week challenge all over again. Back were the hunger pains, back was my continuous thinking about food and back was my obsessing about food and exercise. The weird thing is, while I was away on holidays and while I was sick, I wasn’t even hungry, I would eat my breakfast and that was it, there was no more thought about food until sometime in the afternoon when I would think it’s time for lunch. But now that I’m back at work, in the humdrum that is work life, I’m thinking all about food again. This isn’t a good thing. However, life goes on and I’m just happy that I got through the day and stuck within my calories and thought about doing exercise. Okay I didn’t do any, but I thought about it – a good start lol. So daily stats for today:

FoodCalories in
BPorridge with 2t brown sugar, ½ cup milk & medium apple 307
SBodywise bar121
LLeek and Potato soup213
SMedium orange68
DCajun chicken, sweet potato wedges and salsa300

ExerciseCalories out

No exercise0
Calories surplus/defecit-802

12WBT day twenty nine – Slowly back on track

Not a lot to report from today, I’m still home from work sick with a flu. However, I’m happy to report, that while I haven’t done any exercise (which I really am putting down to the fact that it’s hard to get any air into my lungs due to the cold) I have been eating a lot healthier again today. I’m not sure if that’s because I’m sick and just not really hungry or because I’m finally getting back on track. I like to think it’s because I’m getting back on track. Tomorrow it’s back to work for me, and I find that it’s a lot easier for me to eat properly when I’m at work. Maybe because I have something to do all day. I am also really hoping that I can start getting back into exercising again tomorrow, even if it’s only a bit of light exercise. Getting nervous about seeing my results for weigh in tomorrow though – not really expecting a good result. 🙁 but it’s my own fault.

FoodCalories in
B2 crumpets with 2 slices crafty light and tasty302
LRed Thai chicken soup & leftover risotto335
S1 large orange89
DHoisin beef stir-fry with spring vegetables300

ExerciseCalories out

No exercise0
Calories surplus/defecit-785