My Calorie-Counted WIAW #2

20 February 2013

Naughty Porridge - Oatso Simple made with Almond Milk, PB2 and a splodge of Nutella - 234cals
Innocent Smoothie - 81cals

Red Pepper Houmous Wrap with Red Pepper and Baby Leaf Salad - 234 cals

Nakd Bar - 135cals

Chickpea, Apricot and Red Pepper Curry served with Cauliflower Rice, Cucumber and Yoghurt - 337cals


3 (mini!) Creme Eggs - 150cals

Total Calories - 1171

I'm enjoying photographing everything I eat on a Wednesday - it definitely encourages me to eat better! Yesterday I had a really really good day until 11pm when I destroyed a whole tub of Cookie Dough ice-cream and doubled my calorie intake! Damn you Ben & Jerrys for being so yummy.

If you read my post last week you'll see me giving up chocolate for lent didn't last very long! I've still given up crisps but that's definitely not as hard.

Now I'm going to curl up with those mini eggs and One Born Every Minute - bliss!

Valentines Night

15 February 2013

We decided to beat the crowds last night and simply cook together at home. Never one to pass on an occasion to dress up however I thought I'd share a few photos of my outfit. And of course the food.

Playsuit: Topshop
Faux Fur Gilet: H&M
Boots: New Look

I've wanted a faux fur gilet for ages now but I tried a few black ones and they made me look like a huge hairy gorilla. This one makes me feel like a cuddly sheep instead :)

Home-made 'melt in the middle' Stilton Burgers - Nom Nom

So we cheated with dessert and bought some Vanilla Slices - decorated with hearts of course. 

Alex treated me to Seasons 1-5 of Gossip Girl on DVD and he received a 10 year old bottle of his favourite whiskey <3

Do you celebrate or do you think the whole thing is too cheesy?

My Calorie-Counted WIAW #1

13 February 2013

Oatso Simple with PB2 (Powdered Peanut Butter) and Banana - 255cals
Innocent Smoothie - 94 cals

Wholemeal Bagel with Pork Pate, Tomatoes and Cucumber - 332cals 

Snack 1
1 Crunchy Granola Bar - 90cals


Snack 2
Go Ahead Apple and Sultana Biscuits - 150cals

Home-made Mushroom Risotto - 339cals

Total Calories - 1257
F&V - 6 portions

I thought I'd start doing What I ate Wednesday posts as I find them really interesting, especially when people are trying to eat healthily. As you can see, I like to keep each of my 3 meals around the 350 mark which gives me space for a couple of snacks. I'm trying to stay below 1300 calories at the moment in order to lose around a lb a week.

I've given up chocolate for lent which is quite a big deal for me as, even when I'm eating healthily, I do like to include a little chocolate treat into most of my days. I'm not sure if giving it up will really help my diet that much as I'll probably just reach for non-chocolate snacks instead!

Have you given anything up? Do you like reading WIAW posts?

Weekly Weigh in #2

1 February 2013

Aaaah I hate to write this but I gained 2lbs this week :( Silly Emily. I still calorie counted for the most part but had quite a few days of binging with the worst day totalling 4000 calories - more than twice the amount I need to exist!

Week 1: 0.25lbs gain
Week 2: 2lbs gain

This is starting to look like a weight-gain mission rather than weight-loss oops! Hopefully I've got the binging out of my system and am ready to get back to it :)