Project 7000: March 27th 2022

Shopping511,468kj (+5,554kj)
Extra meals6,133kj (+6,133kj)
Cheat meals (@5000kj)85,000kj (+20,000kj)
Days elapsed (@7000kj)595,000kj (+70,000kj)
Remaining7,601kj
Cumulative totals

Days until next shop: 1 (📅 March 28th 2022) with 601kj carry-over.

Photos and reflections (and things I forgot to photograph) after the fold.

Well, this has been… a week. Actually, more than a week. In more than several ways. And more than several days. Sorry, this isn’t going anywhere useful. I’ll try again.

Well, this has been… a decaday.

For various disruption, dislocation, and sheer laziness reasons, I ended up eating a lot of take-away and unscheduled meals.

And so my shopping consisted of three unrelated trips, pictured above. The edamame is because I happened to be at the supermarket that sells it (not my usual), and really, that was the point where things started falling apart.

My cheat meals for the “week” were twice the HSP pictured above, and twice the familiar katsu curry and karaage don. One of the HSPs was the tail-end of an evening of drinks with work colleagues, for the first time since I started this project.

I finally had some “extra” meals too, for the first time in the project (and both the same day). One was a protein bar (pictured above is another flavour of the same brand, because I forgot to photograph the one I ate), and the other was a team lunch from Soul Burger, which has nutritional information on their menu. I also forgot to photograph that, so here’s the images from their menu instead.

I reckon that when I weigh-in at the end of the month, I’ll find that this cycle has been quite destructive, and I’ll need to revisit how I manage these things. It’s important that I do this, because unless I want to undo this entire project when I move to Japan, I need to build better habits about handling disruption; I doubt I’ll be as lucky as I was when I moved to Vietnam to be able to eat phở twice a day and still lose weight.

Anyway, I deliberately kept today’s shop small since I expect to be at work tomorrow, and so will be eating another cheat-meal. Depending on how I feel, I might do a shopping round at the supermarket near work instead. That’ll give me access to edamame, but I suspect they don’t have the range of pre-made meals that I’ve been using as a base for my diet recently.

I also might make it a small shop, and try and land the next trip on April 1st, since I missed March 1st by a single day.

So this cycle has been bad, but the next one might be worse.

3 thoughts on “Project 7000: March 27th 2022

  1. Cheat week documented – no worries! Sometimes you just need to pull back and release the pressure a bit, remember this is the long game, one week doesn’t derail 11, your stats are still good. Social eating out and late nights and life disruptions are all going to have to be part of the long term plan anyway.
    Not sure it if helps, but after I have a big cheat week I also make sure I enjoy the extra energy, thinking of food as fuel – tastes good when you eat it but also later you can advantage of your muscles all being fully loaded with glycogen (they have not been in a deficit this week, hooray!) and this will give you a boost for being active. At least it’s getting cooler now and exercise outdoors is more possible for us hotblooded people 🙂

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    1. I like this approach. Particularly because I’m hopeful that this month I’ll be under 130kg, and can kick off Project OhGodI’mGoingToDieWhyDidIBuyRingFit, so having an extra boost of energy to spend will help.

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  2. Hahaha looks like it’s nearly time for Project-you-will-be-fine-just-pace-yourself-probably-ringfit-even-does-that-for-you 🙂 OMG actually it looks awesome! Good to have something you can do in the evenings when work is just too much

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