Week 13 – 19 April 2014
No not together of course – just the way the weeks menu worked out really.
We were a bit sh0rt of anything special for the meal but the store cupboard produce a tine of pilchards of long vintage for me. We have a store cupboard and freezer stacked with enough food to withstand at least a two week siege, thanks I think to my grandmas influence who, quite reasonably, took that approach during the war but passed on the attitude to me. We had plenty of salad items in stock so that was the meal sorted. The pilchards were quoted as 115 cals, and I had red onion, tomato, celery, spring onion and cucumber salsa plus some lettuce as the main meal.
Followed with a navel orange (of course!)
Pretty low calorie day really, the main meal probably only just over 300, so lets say 350 to be safe.
Slightly more organised, there was a pack of salmon ‘steaks’ in the fridge but being somewhat a creature of habit, and because it has worked so well previously, my wife cooked the fish with vegetable in foil in a steamer as we have had before. The veg included carrot, peas, courgette, sweet pepper, swede & broccoli with some balsamic vinegar over the fish before cooking as a marinade. In addition we finished off the salsa left over from Monday.
Guess what- I had an orange after!
The fish (at least the portion I had) would have been about 130 cals, so with the veg etc. can’t have been much more than 200 cals
Total cals – around 300 I guess.
I might point out as a follow up that the Easter weekend up to now (Sat night) has been one of eating as we visited my sister. However, I should burn off a few pound tomorrow as I have a half-marathon race…
Last Sunday I came in at 10st 13lbs after my run, so still around the 11st mark.
Amazingly despite the improved weather I did still feel cold on Monday at times, otherwise still pretty much as normal. I do need the ‘tic-tacs’ though to help me through the fast days (I only normally get through about 6 in the day, so they don’t represent any serious calorie input.