I’ve upgraded my machine to Windows 7, which is fast and shiny and working great, but now my USDA calorie counter program doesn’t work.
I could work around it but within a day or two, Cliff will fix the program he made me and it will all be so much simpler. Also, my numbers are a bit sketchy ANYWAY so putting in the effort for an approximate count seems not worth it.
However, I AM noting the meals here to make sure I’m not tempted into eating a pound of Brie.
Chicken and Vegetable Stew (for two)
40g green onion
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 stock cube
It was interesting how hungry I felt in the afternoon – and how aware I felt that recently I haven’t felt hungry. Around 5:30 I walked down to the beach and went for a swim. This is a great work-out for me because I honestly enjoy it (as opposed to mindless laps in the pool) and when I got out I was trembly and panting so I’m working a lot harder without even noticing it.
BUT on the downside, after a walk I’ll find I don’t feel so hungry but after my swim I was RAVENOUS.
We had burritos with minced lamb (left over from the other nice) and steamed vegetables and tomatillo sauce.
This started going wrong when I realised that there was no calorie count on the flour tortillas I was using. I also added half a cup of black beans from a tin which likewise didn’t have a calorie count on it. On top of everything else, we were meeting friends at the pub after dinner and I really didn’t want to make the mistake of drinking hungry, so I upped the portions.
At the end of the meal I was *stuffed*. Although it started out good (and was full of healthy veggies) I don’t think Tuesday’s dinner can be counted as dieting.
Scrambled Eggs with Indian Spices and Mushrooms
61g oyster mushrooms
Served with a side salad of lettuce with vinegar.
I wasn’t sure I could face going for a swim after drinking too much red wine the night before but I walked down to the beach anyway and once I was there, I decided I might as well. I didn’t swim as long but my arms and legs ached when I got home so it must have done some good, right?
I defrosted two portions of Sausage Soup which I had noted as a total of 840 calories. Again, I felt ravenous and it just didn’t seem like a lot. Also I tried a taste and it seemed rather boring.
I had 50g of mushrooms left over from lunch which I quartered and added in. Then I put in a bit of mushroom stock to thin it out a bit. Then I put in a jar of tomato and mushroom sauce at 120 calories. Then I added a bit of hotsauce.
By the time I was finished, I was worried it was probably over the 500 cal per person mark. But then when I went to serve, I realised we had more food than was sensible for two people! I served us both a good sized bowl (leaving a small bowls worth in the pot). I wasn’t *full* (certainly not like I felt after the burritos the night before) but neither did I feel hungry / hard done by. I suspect it still did go over 500 cal for the meal but not by much.