Red Alert – Weigh in day is WHEN??

Okay. Hit the button.

Last night, before bed, I spied a set of scales in my parent’s house. And this morning as if I were being pulled by a dark and mysterious force – I did a sneaky weigh in.

Holy Snapping Duck Poop. My weight flashed merrily as 2kg heavier than last week’s weigh in.

Now, after the calf muscle panic incident I was very careful to plot out the possibilities.

1) My parent’s scales are stuffed. Clearly they weigh inaccurately and about 3kg heavier than my scales at home.

2) I KNOW that I shouldn’t do sneaky weigh ins as my weight can fluctuate wildly during a week and maybe I’ve just caught it when it was ‘fluct’ right up 🙂

3) The sneaky deviations from my plan to survive the food here have indeed caught up with me.

I’ve got my money on a combination of points 2 and 3.

I have 48 hours before weigh in day. While if I have somehow gained 2kg, 48 hours isn’t enough time to fix that damage – taking stock and getting my nutrition back on track is  step number one. In the past, if I knew I’d screwed up, I’d revel in a few days of eating badly, before slowly moseying on back to the wagon to get back on. Not these days. Back on the horse right now.

The farm is a very high-carb place. High carb and I have never mixed. So I’m going to minimise those as much as is reasonably possible while I’m still here and enjoy the super fresh higher protein foods about.

So, breakfast has looked like this:

2 small farm fresh eggs as an omelet (no milk added), super finely grated carrot, zucchini, 1 teaspoon of fine grated parmesan cheese and some red cabbage.

1.5 lt water

2 instant coffees with skim milk (I know this should be a green tea but there is none here and I needed caffeine to overcome the scale shock)

So according to the super addictive My Fitness Pal ( – I’m at 151 calories so far.

I really want my metabolism to get chugging along nicely so will be back shortly for a high protein snack 🙂

10am – Snack time!

Yes, it is the weirdest spoon ever. The farm is a funny place.

I want to point out that I’m aware this isn’t a perfect snack. For the last year I’ve been nearly 100% artificial sweetener free and I’m pretty sure this little puppy is packed to the gunnels with them. I’ve got some great tips about better yoghurts to choose next shopping trip 🙂 My Fitness Pal now has me sitting at 217 calories.

4pm – Okay the day has taken an awesome but slightly food-chaotic turn. My appointments have blown out and the food I have consumed since my 10am yoghurt is this:

Yes, tall skinny latte please. 😦

It was a very tall latte, but it certainly was not a suitable lunch replacement. Oops. My fitness pal has me sitting at 367 calories so far today. Not good enough!

See you soon,

Sailor Vee

6 thoughts on “Red Alert – Weigh in day is WHEN??

  1. I weigh myself every day, even though those zigs UP are totally discouraging. I’m just afraid I’ll miss the zag DOWN. That would be a bummer. This morning it zagged down, yay, and I know it will for you, too. PS Our breakfasts look similar 🙂

  2. As a new reader to your blog, I must say that I love reading it. I used to do sneaky weigh ins all the time. Now I do them rarely as I know my weight can fluctuate from day to day.
    I love the look of your breakfast it looks delicious.

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