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Microsoft Nutritional database

Well, not too bad. 2 out of 3 turned up so I earned an honest 20. I was so exhausted by all the social contact so I fell asleep, when Jon found me he joined and we woke up by my mobile ringing. We missed the gym’s opening hours. :/ Have to do our routine tomorrow.

One of the wardrobes I am selling, the last one actually!

Jon is making pie, we’re having traditional pie, mash and gravy tonight. Yum!

I have been reading up on food, diets and working out. I am more confused than ever. Don’t know how to go about this eating business. Had a conversation with mum yesterday and I was all worked up, it is so tiring to have to plan so much food wise all the time.

Oh well, I will continue with this database thing. It seem to cover all the various aspects of food. To eat what you need but not too much of certain stuff. It gives you a recommended calorie intake with regards to your BMI. It’s a maximum calorie intake per day but also a maximum Fat calorie, Carb calorie and Protein intake, which means you can’t eat just chips one day until you filled your calorie maximum (unfortunately). So I suppose it is a balanced way of eating. I realize I won’t be able to do this EVERY day for the rest of my life, but I’m thinking it will make me more aware and give me an idea of what works for me. I want to up my metabolism. So weight training and eating like this should do the trick. I hope!

This is a print screen of this database (if you have access you can download it from microsofts website, it’s called Nutrition). You can follow your weight-loss (if you have one) and you record all food you eat in the diary and then make sure that it doesn’t go above the calories recommended to either lose, stay or gain weight.

You might think I think a lot about my weight and what I eat. And you are right. I have a normal BMI but it is at the very upper level of the scale. My weight curve is not going in the right direction and I need to stop it. Besides, I want to be fit, healthy and feel good. Food and exercise is the key. So since it is on my mind a lot it will end up in my blog as well. I am not obsessed though, and I hope you don’t get too bored. Maybe to some extent it might even inspire? If you have some thoughts let me know!

Running routine mess

Really annoying, did not manage to get up this morning either for a run. Fell asleep straight away again. But it’s not like it’s easier to get up 2 hrs later either. HAVE to try to get up tomorrow. I want to run every other day, that’s the routine I am trying to get into. I have been  trying for a few weeks to go register at the local sports center and pay-as-you-go to spinning classes and pilates. It hasn’t happened yet. It is SO difficult when you go home first, and not straight from work. I will go tomorrow though. Friday afternoon. Do a bit of spinning.
I have done my 10 days of diet now. I did cheat and had a cookie last night, but I chose to and I did not get ill so all good. I have lost 10 kg all together now, which feels really great.
But as I told my sister and niece when Skyping to them the other day; It is just proof of the boring city I am living in, when I can go for a total of 20 days without eating or drinking during the summer months! I would never have pulled that off in Gothenburg. There the temptation of a Barbecue and drinking wine by the river every evening during May thru to Aug/Sept is too big. This is just ridiculous.

Evening run instead

Yes! We did go for a run, in the evening and not morning, but we still went for a run TODAY. And we did not hit a bad time either even though it was the first run in ages for Jon and I am still on my diet and haven’t been out for a while either.
Speaking of the Lemonade diet. I do believe it’s a brilliant diet. People around me have expressed concern about the whole not-eating-thing, but it is just for 10 days. You don’t die from not eating solid food for ten days, besides, I am getting what I need through the lemonade and I am drinking plenty of water. The biggest proof for me that this diet is not harmful, is how I feel. If I was starving myself and my body lacking – I would not feel this good.
But saying that, I am really looking forward to eating soon. I think that’s probably why I’ve become so obsessed with my new recipe book on the computer. I have finished putting all my fav recipes in there. That’s were they will all go from now on. Only recipes I like and eat on a regular basis. It’s fabulous. And inspiring. I hate when we get into a routine and make the same food over and over again. BORING.