Friday, 3 June 2011

30-Day Challenge: Day 3

As is so often the case, the day after a really shit one was a welcome relief. Today was full of blessings. A couple of things which had threatened to scupper A's final presentation next week, on which hangs his last seven years of university, suddenly fell beautifully into place. The sun came out after a few weeks' absence. Despite currently only getting about 6 hours of sleep a night and having being exhausted for the last 4 or 5 days, today I felt fine.

Well, I realise I'm behind in my challenge questions; these are from day 2:
What's your height?
I have to confess that I measured myself for the first time in about 3 years yesterday and discovered, to my horror, that I'm not 5'6" at all; I'm 5'5"!! Now, there's nothing wrong with being 5'5" and I know some perfectly lovely people online and off who are that height. But it's a bit of a game changer when it comes to your BMI to suddenly "lose" an inch off your height.
Do you like your height?
Most of the time, yes. Occasionally I see these tiny, tiny, perfectly proportioned girls who just look like little dolls, and wish I was shorter. But for the most part I'm happy this way, a little taller than most of my girl friends but not too tall for high heels :)

Ok, so today's intake was higher than I'd intended, but certainly better than it would have been if I hadn't been thinking about it at all. If nothing else, this challenge is helping me become more aware of how much I just been picking at things recently; a cracker here, an apple there...! It all adds up:/

Today's intake:
  • Breakfast - nothing (I know, I know, most important meal etc. And I did eat more later as a result - boo)
  • Morning snack - Weight Watchers Fromage Frais (50)
  • Lunch - Apple (80), 150g Sugarsnap peas (50)
  • Afternoon snack - 1/2 Jacobs cracker (15)  (doing well so far, but...)
  • Dinner - 1 1/2 chapatis (250), 2 cups veg curry (250), 2 Tbsp yogurt (20), 1/2 glass rose wine (70), 1 square dark chocolate (30)

I was a little surprised to find that chapatis were so high calorie - they're literally made from flour and water! Everywhere I looked online they were listed as about 45-80 cal each, but when I looked at the calorie content on the back of the (normal, brown) flour I used and did the math they came out way higher! Not sure how that work as there's only one ingredient, and the ones I made were the same size you'd get in the grocery store / an Indian restaurant.  All those calorie-counting websites can't be wrong, surely? Anyway, I assumed the higher number was correct to be on the safe side.

I'm pretty sure the veg curry was lower than 250 too; it's mostly vegetables, a tiny bit of curry paste and some spices, and 1/2 a boiled egg. But better to err on the side of caution I guess.

Exercise: Failed again :( Just a half-hour walk to the grocery store.

Really really want to weigh myself tomorrow and see if any of this is having any effect (even though I'm not doing specatcularly well with my targets!) but must restrain myself...

This has been such a rambling post! Definitely time to get some sleep.

I hope you all have a wonderful start to the weekend and that it brings you all kinds of happiness :)

1 comment:

Cinnamon Brown said...

Those bloody chapatis! How can something so small and so skinny be so caloriffic?! It's the carbs and they're made with oil. Fuckers! Oh well, your intake was still low. Nice work, Soph!

A 30 minute walk is better than nothing!

Sleep tight! <3. XXX.