Thursday, 4 June 2009

A Day ON Plan!

Thanks so much everyone for your helpful comments yesterday – totally what I needed and I fully felt the love, so THANKS!

Now that I have finished feeling sorry for myself 9you hear that Rach? No more self-pity city!!), I would like to report a near perfect day ON PLAN yesterday, exercise included……so I thought I would post it to remind myself next time I’m all kerbobbled (Thank you Cindy Lou-Who for that word), and hopefully you will see what a day on plan looks like for me.

Without further ado, I began yesterday morning in my usual fashion, waking up in the manner of Snow White surrounded by woodland creatures and tra-la-la-ing as I got ready for work after running 3 miles and baking cakes.


I was up at 7am (begrudgingly, I might add), out the door for half past and grabbed a Weetabix with skimmed milk and a cuppa (Americans – this is a cup of ‘English Breakfast Tea, just FYI) for brekky. This is 1 point and a milk allowance for the day of 2 points to account for coffee and whatnot at work.

On the way to work I was early and it felt like a latte day so I went to the office via Caffe Nero for a grande single shot skinny latte to go for 2 points.

After trawling through a rather complicated case at work which took ALL BLOODY MORNING, I was starvin like Marvin so inhaled a banana for 2 points at about 11am.

Lunch time I dragged my sorry ass to the pool and completed my 30 lengths in 20 minutes (Sooooooooooooo relieved I have not lost my swimming stamina) whilst avoiding the old dears intent on swimming in diagonal bloody lines FFS!

Post-swim, I ate lunch at 2pm - a gargantuan salad of spinach, mange tout, cherry tomatoes, sugar snap peas, baby corn, red pepper, coriander, chilli flakes and ww balsamic dressing (all 0 points) and added a tbsp of low fat coleslaw for a point. After this I had a ww yoghurt for .5 points.

Throughout the day I drank 2 litres of water and refilled my brand spankin’ new Sigg stainless steel bottle (Get me!) a third time in readiness for the gym.

At about 4pm I had a ww chocolate bar (Chocolate caramel whip – yummy) to tide me over through my gym visit.

By 5:50pm I was in that gym on the treadmill….I did the following:-

· 20 minute run - 3k
· 10 minute walk at level 8 incline
· 2000m row on damper level 10 – 12 minutes
· 15 mins on bike –Hill climb programme level 10
· 3 sets 15 reps pec deck machine
· 3 sets 15 tricep machine
· 3 sets 15 bicep machine
· 3 sets 15 that weird stomach cruncher machine thingy
· Then I walked home (15 mins) as a cool down, chugging my 3rd litre of water for the day.

I got home and prepared the ww tomato vegetable stew:

2 sweet potato peeled and chopped into chunks
2 red pepper chopped into chunks
2 red onion roughly chopped
2 courgette chopped into chunks
2 cloves garlic minced
1 green pepper chopped into chunks

Bung all ingredients into a deep oven proof dish with a lid and put some spray oil on and balsamic vinegar (recipe calls for white bv but I didn’t have that so used brown, worked fine, tasted good – about 100ml I think.)

Roast for 30mins at 180 (fan oven) and then take out and add a tin of chopped tomatoes or passata and 200ml veggie stock, mix all together to coat, season with some basil and bung back in the oven for a further 30-40mins until thickens and veg all cooked through.

This serves 4 people and one serving is 1.5 points (it’s from the Delicious WW cookbook). I added 3 points of couscous cooked in chicken stock for 2 points and a no points bit of a salady effort so dinner was a respectable 4.5 points.
Here's what it looked like. Yummy, no? And filling! AND loads of it!

Whilst it was cooking I succumbed to 1 Digestive biscuit for a point and then got my ass out the kitchen before I ate any more biccies, AND to do my core/resistance and weights programme.

I did:-

4 x full plank holding for 30 secs.
3 sets 15 tricep dips
3 sets 15 ab curls on ball
3 sets 155 oblique curls right side and left side
4 sets 10 table top stretch (double leg stretch from pilates)
3 sets 15 push press with 3kgs
3 sets 20 lateral side step squat with 3kgs
3 sets 15 upright row
3 sets 15 pec fly
3 sets 15 push backs
3 sets 15 hammer curl
3 sets 15 backwards 4 point lunges with arm raise

15 secs rest in between each exercise, the arms stuff I did as a circuit and all with 3kgs.

I have no idea what activity points I earned, since I don’t count them, but I got through an entire episode of Gossip Girl (Naughty Blair! Yale won’t be happy with you!).

Then I showered and ate dinner (slowly, focusing on chewing and tasting and swallowing not inhaling )and waited for the husband to return from Paris with presents! :)

I DID NOT HAVE A SINGLE DROP OF ALCOHOL. (I deserve a sainthood for pete's sake!)

Points for today – 15/20 since I am hovering (again) over the bloody stone zone I am having 20 points a day rather than 21.

And that, my friends, is what I call ON IT!

How fascinating my life is……not.
Beaucoup d'amour
xox BFP


Marisa (Trim The Fat) said...

Wow, that was some fantastic day! You got in a great deal of exercise, too!

Hope ya got nice presents =)

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

Yep, that was a day ON plan for sure! Way to rock out your workouts!

And here's a cheers (diet soda) to you for no alcohol! Me too, trying to stay away from liquid calores!

Big Girl said...

Just reading about your day tired me out. Hope the hubs brought home something good for you!

Anonymous said...

I am soooo please you pulled it back. Liz that is a really tough thing to do and you have certainley acheived yet another NSV!

Well Done Angel Pixie it is going to be sooo worth it.

LOLuv Rachel xxx

MB said...

You did a great job - even without the help of the woodland creatures. Keep up the good work ;)

Sherre said...

WOW! You're an exercising machine. WTG. And your recipe sounds yummy and easy (and I have those ingredients at home). Thanks for your comments on my blog. I've been roasting veggies in olive oil and sometimes balsamic. Other times I use those olive oil based dipping sauces (usually with garlic or red pepper included).

Kathleen said...

Great to feel back on plan!

And, hey, as a fellow slow loser, I have to say: Try to avoid weighing in except on the one WW scale. It just messes with your head.

I'm still loving Scouting for Girls -- they're still not legally available in the U.S.

Glam said...

I've been such a slacker! Have major stories to tell. Needed to break away from everything for a while. Stay tuned! :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

Definitely ON IT!!!

So much virtue all in one day, I'm totally in awe.

Watching and Weighting said...

thanks for all your comments lovelies!!!!!!!

Marisa - I got French pink champagne, a picture form La Loulin Rouge and a Tinkerbell drinking straw because my husband thought it was funny!

Jen - banish those liquid cals sister! (are you pining for wine yet?!)

Big Girl - see above and HELLO!!

Rach - THANKS!
MB - maybe one day there'll be woodland creatures *sigh*

Sherre - it's dead easy - and thanks for the tips!

Kathleen - I will try i promise I promise! LOVING that you're loving SFG! Can you get them on itunes ro shall I send you a cd?!


And finally the lovely Crabby - why thank you :) I rather like to think of myself as virtuous...haha!

xoxo BFP