So, out of pure masochistic interest, I checked what my daily calorie intake should be to lose 2lbs a week, every week (on The Daily Plate, which I actually use more often than I should because I have a bad tendency to throw away packaging before checking nutritional information, oy.) and it says…
Well, it actually says if I eat 3,080 calories a day, that I should lose 2lbs a week, based on my height (5ft 10in), my lifestyle (completely sedentary) and my age.
Other than something like 4 or 5 days out of the past two or three weeks, I’ve actually eaten way less than 2,000 calories.
Now, I remember when I first started in Weight Watchers, that I seemed to be eating more food than I’d ever eaten before in my life. Admittedly, it was healthy food, soups and fruit and veg and plenty of rice and pasta and things like that, so it wasn’t like.
It wasn’t crisps and bars of tablet and sausages and pancakes and stuff like that.
And these past two weeks, I’ve been wicked with my junk intake, including but not limited to: at least 3 Indian takeaway meals (including pakora AND a Naan bread AND my curry and rice), 1 chip-shop steak pie and chips, at least 400g of tablet, 6+ packets of Walkers Baked crisps, 3 packs of McCoys, three fudge donuts, three slices of caramel shortcake, an M&S chicken and stuffing sandwich (which by itself comes in at more than 600 calories, I think) and far too many bowls of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes, which I don’t really count as junk, but I’m pretty sure the sugar content ain’t doing me any favours.
The point is: am I not eating enough? I realise that too many of my calories are coming from junk food, and I’m going to actively try to stop that, because… well. Two weeks ago, I was 28st 2lbs, now I’m 28st 8.5lbs, and I don’t even know how that happened.
Except that my hip’s getting sore when I’m walking or standing for any length of time, and I am really just feeling like ass.
So many things to be ashamed of, so little time to berate myself constantly.Let's get social: