7 Day Food Diary – Day 4, Back to the Gym and Rashes Gone!


I’ve had a bit of a tough break this past month with urticaria flaring up and of course the plantar fasciitis since walking 15 miles training for the marathon.

Just to show you how pooey having the allergies flaring up is, I woke up to this horrid facial rash and terrible itchiness last Saturday and on Monday my GP prescribed steroids as my flare-ups were getting worse. Well here I am, 6 days later and well enough to go back to the gym. I’m still taking the steroids and the anti-histamine but feel so much better…

Consequently, tonight at Pure Gym in Nottingham, I eased my self back into aerobic exercise with 30 minutes on the cross-trainer and the treadmill walking at 6.2 km and hour at a 1% incline to get my heart rate up to 140 ish, nice and steady.

Feeling exhilarated!!!

Food wise has been pretty good too! I was making cupcakes at 5 am this morning for a work colleague as they had won a PMS Diecasting Facebook Contest – and homemade cupcakes were the prize! I did dip my finger in a couple of times, and later I did have a plain cupcake with no topping, my family got a chocolate topped cupcake each and I brought 8 to work as the prize! (and I didn’t eat any in the car during my commute!)



Breakfast: 2 slices of wholemeal toast with margarine and Marmite on (250 cals – 3 g protein)
Lunch: Loads of mixed fruit including plums and apples (300 cals – 4 g protein)
Snacks: Plain cupcake and some dried fruit (500 cals – protein 3 g)
Dinner: Large vegetable curry with rice and with lots broccoli, leeks, carrots and tomatoes, kidney beans, herbs and spices (600 cals – 30 g of protein)

TOTAL CALORIES 1650 ish – Protein 40 g ish

7 thoughts on “7 Day Food Diary – Day 4, Back to the Gym and Rashes Gone!

  1. Top job Carolyn. The flare ups look uncomfortable, have you gotten any indication what is causing them? Is it nerve related or do you suspect it could be a dietary / allergen issue?

  2. Well done you. I’m in the middle of a fibro flare and i’ll be glad when it’s over. With my weight loss, I found that when I really pushed the protein I lost weight easier and recovered better from the fibro so now, on recommendation from my local gym, I have 1g protein per lb of bodyweight which for me at 18stone is 250g a day, might be something to try

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