Skip to main content

Back on SW week 1

Well, my re-boot this week was slightly unexpected so I had lots of things planned at the weekend. Friday as I've already mentioned, I was off out drinking. I did drink but was not tempted to snack.

Saturday I planned to have a takeaway with the boys; we did, but we ate far less than usual. I had more chicken starters than pizza and we didn't feel hungry!

Sunday was a treat meal out for us, and I wanted a steak. So I had a steak. No pudding thought.

So to counterbalance the three nights out, I went on SP overload this week! Monday, porridge (which is normal), dry tuna and lettuce salad with boiled eggs, turkey with mashed carrot/swede and greens for dinner. Tuesday porridge, turkey leftovers, spag bol with lentils in, and runner beans instead of the spag. I've been eating lots of apples too. Today's lunch was the last of the turkey plus for dinner I'm having more lentil bolognese with green beans tonight. I've had a snack of ham and peppers this evening.

I have found this week easy so far and have refused sweets, cake, crisps, ice cream and yogurts in the staff room. Yes even chocolate birthday cake!

I am so motivated at the moment. As I've only been "on" SW for half a week, my loss will be approximately 3lbs but I'm dead chuffed with that considering how much I ate at the weekend! I think this may be the way for me to continue. I'll update this tomorrow at weigh in and see how things work out.

I did have a headache today and yesterday (hence the snack earlier). I hope this doesn't continue. I'm also on decaf tea by mistake so that might explain it!

Next week: my mum's birthday. (Steak out? Afternoon tea?)

I have exercised this week and have planned in another walk/run session when the weather is warmer. Onwards and downwards!

Popular posts from this blog

My month - January 2019

This is New Year's Eve at our house. Every year, we host a disco for our little group of five families. Each year, we enjoy a little drink. Each year, we drink yummy espresso martinis. Each year, we dance and dance and dance. This year was no exception. This year, we chose rather cheesy music (think Copa Cabana) and danced and sang so much that my legs ached for days. 

This is my new mantra. I'm fed up of counting down the days to the weekend, or weeks to half-term. And it also links in with Bohemian Rhapsody, answering Freddie's first line question.

Sadly, my newly restored motivation for getting outside to do more exercise took a hit in the form of plantar fasciitis. For the lucky ones who don't know what it is, it is a bloody annoying pain in your arches and on your heel. I have had to wear my old moulded (not mouldy) insoles to help. I am obsessed with Skechers so I bought these comfy boots, only to find that memory foam isn't great for my foot thing, so in went …

Ms Humdrum reviews: B Afternoon Tea Bus Tour around London

Family and friends, tasty tea, cute cakes, succulent sarnies, scrumptious scones… what more could you ask for? Some sightseeing around Central London please. Oh, and on a vintage red double decker bus, if you don’t mind. What I’ve described is exactly what you get from the B Afternoon Tea Bus Tour. Priced at around what I paid for the Ritz afternoon tea some five years ago, you rock up at Victoria bus station and check-in to board the bus. The waiting staff guide you on and you find your booth. I manged to get a photo before anyone arrived. 

The tea is set up for you and is sort of stuck down on the table with a little bit of material! Note the nice touches of the flowers adorning the sides of the bus and the tables with natty bus and shopper images. You settle in and order your first (of many) drinks. I had in my head that I’d be supping loose tea using a strainer out of a bone china cup and saucer. However that just isn’t going to work on a bus, I realise. So you are given travel mug…

Book review - The Artificial Anatomy of Parks by Kat Gordon

I had loaded up my Kindle with books I thought I'd be interested in before my week long trip to Menorca in the summer, during which I managed to finish a record six books!

As I'd chosen this book months ago, I hadn't actually remembered I'd already read An Unsuitable Woman by the same author until I came to write this review. The two novels share similar themes, but are different enough not to have noticed the link, unlike my Liane Moriarty book, which, having read four of hers now, all tend to be feature similar characters (good reads though they are).

The Artificial Anatomy of Parks is Tallulah's story, past and present, starting in the present in her early twenties, called to the hospital as her father has had a heart attack. We learn how she grew up in a family filled with secrets (whilst obvious to us readers, not to the tender Tallie) and how she coped with personal tragedy. Not a likeable character at first (like the main protagonist in An Unsuitable Woman)…