Somehow the calorie counting went very wrong today!
I started the morning in a funny mood – Paola said she felt the same. It sounds like there must be something in the air! Instead of my 15 minutes with Maya I walked down to the village to the bank and the shops and back up the hill. While I was down there, I bought some nice mixed lettuce and a new no-fat salad dressing to make for lunch. I bought cabbage for Cliff and gave him extra since he wasn’t having dressing nor cheese. I might have overdone it:
2 Eggs @70: 140
400g Cabbage@25: 100
200g carrot@41: 82
Total: 322 calories
2 eggs at 70: 140
40g tomato: 7
He said he would have been happy with half as much of the cabbage and carrot. Eventually I’ll get the greens and egg lunch down perfect :P
Then I made this “Thai Jungle Curry” for dinner.
|144g chopped onion||57|
|233g mixed veg||95|
|Red curry paste||50|
It seemed like it was going to be a lot of calories so I increased the amount of vegetables so that it would be enough for four portions – two for today and two for freezing. I served based on this and it looked like about the right amount. It wasn’t until we finished eating that I totalled up the calories.
I couldn’t believe I’d only had 600 calories all day. I still don’t think my mood was caused by hunger but I also felt like a lie-down this afternoon and I’ve been a bit low energy – so it seemed sensible to have something more. I’m not trying to starve myself !
I had greek yogurt in the fridge and remembered that I’d been fancying yogurt with muesli lately – perfect small meal!
Actually, it was a little bit depressing to realise that that little bowl of food was almost as much calories as my entire dinner! But I very much enjoyed it so I don’t think I did the wrong thing. It was a very nice treat (and no guilt attached!)
|Breakfast||2 Coffees with Milk||60|
|Lunch||2 soft-boiled eggs||140|
|slice of cheese||35|
|1 teaspoon honey||21|
|Nightcap||1 glass wine||100|