Goals From Last Week
-Try to avoid too much Chinese food – Success
-Stay away from fast food burgers – Success
-Have plenty of fluids and rest for my cold – Success
-Eat less – Fail
-Eliminate all junk food once and for all – Success
-Consume under 2400 calories daily in order to lose or maintain my weight – Fail
New weight: 211 (Diet plan) 212.6 lbs (with water weight based on weight scale)
Approximate calories needed to maintain weight: 2400 calories
Week 42 – September 15 to September 21 | Day 290 to Day 296
Estimated calories consumed for week 42: (15,955 Calories Total)
Day One, Sept. 15, Monday:
Day Two, Sept. 16, Tuesday:
Day Three, Sept. 17, Wednesday:
Day Four, Sept. 18, Thursday:
Day Five, Sept. 19, Friday:
Day Six, Sept. 20, Saturday:
Day Seven, Sept. 21, Sunday:
Net Calories Final(includes calories consumed & workout): (15,955 Calories)
Day One, Monday: 2280 calories
Day Two, Tuesday: 1840 calories
Day Three, Wednesday: 2670 calories
Day Four, Thursday: 1580 calories
Day Five, Friday: 2390 calories
Day Six, Saturday: 1785 calories
Day Seven, Sunday: 3410 calories
Weekly average: 2279 calories (On Track-Weight Loss)
Goals Achieved For This Week
I feel happy knowing that I stayed away from a lot of Chinese food this week. I actually almost eliminated all Chinese food if it weren’t for the last day on Sunday. I was really craving for some chow mien with beef and mushroom so I gave in and let my cravings take over. Bad me! However, I chose a two item combo instead of the regular 3 item combo so it was a slight improvement, that’s about 250-300 calories off that meal.
I had no fast food burgers the entire week because I actually defeated my cravings for them. In day 1, on Monday you can see that I had regular fries from A&W for my snack, in that time frame I actually wanted to order a full A&W meal which includes a burger and fries. While at the voice order machine I had a very long thought about the no fast food burger goal I created last week and suddenly became highly motivated to change my order to just regular fries. I won! After that day I was clean from fast food for the rest of the week. (Pats back)
As my goal for plenty of rest and fluids I guess it’s not actually a real goal since I simply achieved it. However it looks like my cold actually got a bit worse, it might actually be a virus.
Eating less was a failure for me as you can see I only consumed under 1800 calories in 2 days out of the week. It’s actually a bad idea to try and lose weight while you are sick, you need as much fluids and nutrition you can get to fight the horrible common cold. Not having enough can prolong the sickness.
My goal for consuming under 2400 calories daily was another failure…kind of. I am sick and I need as much nutrition and vitamins as possible to maintain my weight and to battle the bacteria or virus I have successfully. I needed to consume a maximum of 2400 calories a day which is the mark to maintain my weight but my daily calorie consumption was jumping all over the place. On Thursday I only munched on 1580 calories which is insufficient for the current state of my body. On Sunday I gobbled over 3400 calories which is more than enough to maintain my weight and fight my common cold.
Snack Pack Juicy Gels (Jello Cups)
You probably have heard of this snack before since they sell them everywhere and it’s mainly meant for kids. They are called Juicy Gels and it feels like jello, looks like jello, and tastes like jello and it comes in a small plastic cup. As you can see in my food diary table above and my last week’s food diary I’ve been consuming a lot of these cups. These jello cups have been around for a long time and originally it is full of sugar with bad calories…However a new kind of juicy gels came out, one that contains almost no sugar! Yes, that’s right! Reduced sugar.
The original gel packs contain a whopping 21 grams of sugar and 100 calories. The new gel packs with reduced sugar contains less than 1 grams of sugar and 5 calories! Yes 5 calories, that’s what I said! Instead of using real sugar for the sweet taste, they now use sucralose which is a zero-calorie sugar substitute.
Eating 1 original juicy gel cup is like eating 20 reduced sugar gel cups, and this is the reason why I eat these kinds! Not only do they have almost no sugar and very low calories but they also almost taste as good as the original ones.
Original Juicy Gel Cup
Reduced Sugar Juicy Gel Cup
39mg Sucralose(Low-Calorie Sugar Substitute)
Even if there are no health benefits for these gel cups, it is still a good way to to satisfy your cravings for sugary snacks!