18 jan 2013 – butterfly effect

must have needed the rest – woke up about 4:15 this morning. might go for a walk at lunchtime if I get the chance.

in other news… I’ve been thinking that my snacking might have got a bit out of hand, contributing to the weight plateau. as I’ve said before, I’m no longer stressing about the numbers on the scales, but it’s also worth keeping one eye on these things!

I restocked the nuts, seeds and dried fruit yesterday, and sat down to figured out the calorie content and what would be a reasonable quantity to eat during the day.

this morning I brought in a small digital kitchen scale and weighed out the amounts of nuts, seeds, cranberries and dates that I’d calculated yesterday.

when I saw the final combined amount in the container, the penny dropped fully and completely. I’d been over-snacking on “healthy” nuts and fruit; at least 3 times too much, maybe more on some days.

that’s between 750 and 1000 extra calories every day – effectively cancelling out (or exceeding) the energy burned through exercise!

so now there’s a new regime in place – the snacks are measured out into a container, I allow myself to dip into that at any time during the working day, but once the container is empty that’s that for the day.

will be interesting to see what happens – if my theory is correct, this will be solid proof that you really do need to be careful about what and how much goes in your gob!

summary

Time got up (today): 04:15
Mood (1 to 5):
Morning 5
Lunch 5
Night 5

journal

04:15 – bowl cereal, toast, orange juice
05:25 – bus, meditate, nap
06:15 – skinny long mac
09:00 – morning walk, nuts, seeds, dried fruit,┬ábanana, yoghurt
12:30 – lunchtime walk, hainanese steamed chicken & rice
14:00 – nuts, seeds, dried fruit
14:20 – bus
18:00 – kangaroo sausages, oven chips
21:00 – milk, bed

 

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