So, after my ridiculous week of not eating to my plan, in fact, not really eating at all – if you exclude the pack of fruit pastels that will haunt me for ages now 😦 how did I fare yesterday and how am I GOING to do this week?
Yesterday, an excellent day, when I recalculated my macros they came back at
- Kcals 1286
- FAT 90
- CHO 27
- PRO 98
Pretty much spot on. So, why can’t I do that all the time? My excuse is time, travel and work. It’s so much harder to manage a healthy diet when you work away as much as I do. Take today for instance;
- 04:30: wake up, weight, photo to Martin, shower, pack suit case for trip away
- 05:30: breakfast – 2 boiled eggs, and pack lunch ready for 3 days – car snack for 2 trips (2 packs of chopped and ready to eat celery)
- 06:00 leave for Cornwall, swing by Bristol to collect colleague
- 12:20 arrive in Cornwall – have lunch (already prepared)
- 12:45 start work
- 5:00 pm finish and drive to hotel
- 6:00 pm gym for an hour (should be 30 mins, actually, shouldn’t be any but Martin didn’t say NO)
- 7:30 – 8:00 pm dinner with colleague
- 9:00 – 9:30 pm back to room to write report for customer – email said report when finished around 4,000 words – small report haha
- 00:00 bed time
At least today I have factored in the food, but my days usually look pretty similar to this. I may not always have to drive for between 4 and 6 hours, although this is normal, and if not, I’m usually on a train or plane.
I really should and will prepare all my food in the evenings ready to take with me. I used to do this until I started to fly to Newcastle all the time and then I resorted to protein shakes (pretty much used them as slimfast). This was really simple to carry, but now protein shakes are not part of my plan, I have to go back to my food production line, a lesson I learned from my sister who stays at my house when I’m away, she does this all the time to stick to her plan.
I have planned my menus for the whole week up to Saturday when I have the guys from University coming up for a study weekend. We are not drinking or eating rubbish this weekend. I am cooking – sea bass with sizzled ginger and chillies for Saturday lunch, (will post this recipe later) Vietnamese Chicken Curry (posted on the recipe page) for dinner and bacon, egg, sausage and mushroom for Sunday breakfast. Who needs to eat junk with fantastic food like that and that will all add up to 1300 kcals for me, more for the guys who will have larger portions, they may even have a pudding, I don’t know what that would be though, probably some berries, almonds and double cream – yum – recipe courtisey of Martin ages ago.
So, the plan is that I stick to my plan, I have chosen my meals based on what’s available at the hotel whilst I’m away and when I’m at home I’ve already bought the stuff.
Training wise, I will go to the gym tonight, and then again on Saturday. I will adhere to Martin’s rule of not over doing the training to reduce the over production of cortisol and I will also ensure that I get more sleep than I have done to ensure that I produce the correct levels of growth hormones that are only produced during sleep that also help with weight loss. I have been pretty rubbish in this area too lately – too much work and too much study. One pays the bills the other will do in the future!
So, onward and downwards (weight that is), I hope to lose at least 1 – 2 lbs this week – yeah I would still like more even though I know it’s stupid 🙂
Catch up soon.
Andy promises me that his first post and photos will be ready today!!! I will post this as soon as it’s received – so come on Andy, you promised 😉