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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Yes, everything is fine.

I was panicking yesterday. I thought I had gained 0.6kgs but it was water retention - because I weighed again later and it was the same weight as last week so I'm OK.

But the drama was not in vain - I learnt an important lesson from this.

Avoid foods you don't know the calorie content of. Don't guesstimate.

Today I was out and about town - hadn't had my breakfast so decided to stop by this cafe/diner type place.

I looked at a couple of things I could have - it was nearing brunch time anyway so I thought I may as well have something more substantial.

Porridge with golden syrup - 200kcals, i can make better at home with cinnamon and less sugar.

Jacket with butter -320kcals - not too bad, but boring.

Spinach and cheese pie - 440 - OK not too keen on that.

Meat-Free Full English Breakfast - 859kcals - WHAT? When I have eggs, mushrooms and toast it never comes to that total! I remember having this a long time ago and logging it at 450 calories! Never again!

So what did I have? I had a nice chicken sub with lots of salad from Subway. 407kcals. Filling, healthy and tasty.

At the amusement park I had a few things that I now know will probably be higher than expected - a filet o fish in mcdonalds is around 350kcals - and burger king around 650kcals and mine was closer to the burger king one.

I won't guesstimate ever again. Weekly weigh ins only for me.

I'm thinking of getting a kettlebell to increase strength training and also get some more cardio in.

I walked a good 60 mins today and feeling good.

I will celebrate my maintenance if I can avoid gaining any weight for 1 full month.

Wish me luck!
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  • CAMAEL100
    Kettle bells are great but if you are thinking of starting, check out the Kettlebell challenge team. It has loads of great information on what to look for and what to avoid. There is a lot of bad information out there.

    1833 days ago
    Sounds like a good plan! You should definitely get a kettlebell! One of the most versatile pieces of equipment, you'll get alot out of it :-)
    1834 days ago
    good luck. you made some wise food choices.keep up the good work
    1835 days ago
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