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Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Prawn, Butternut and Edamame Stirfry

Start Weight in Feb 2010:
16 stone 4lbs

Current Weight:
14 stone 9lbs

Weight Loss Since Feb 2010:
1 stone 9.5 lbs

This Week's Loss/Gain:
0.5lb gain

Number of Days I Stuck to Plan This Week:
6/7

I pride myself on my organisational skills. Right now they are being pushed to their limits trying to combine full time work, being a mother of two and trying to organise SW friendly meals that I can happily feed to the whole family and in under 30 minutes.

I am managing......just. But it has to be said, Tesco are not helping me out much.
I have confessed to my love hate relationship with them in the past, but this month they have managed to remove any love from that equation.

I have placed three orders with them over the past 21 days and not one of them has arrived when it was meant to. If at all.

Us Slimming Worlders know that planning is crucial to ensuring we stick to plan. And us mums know that planning is key to keeping your family life from falling apart at the seams. Part of my planning is a weekly meal menu, and an online food order which should arrive just as we are running out of the essentials.

Not if Tesco has anything to do with it.

The first problem was at the beginning of Jan. I placed an order, but then baby Squirky was rushed to hospital and I stayed with her there for 4 days. We postponed out online order, but when we got home we had a missed delivery card and informed we'd be charged still for delivery. I checked my Tesco account and could see the order shouldn't have been delivered until the next day but the call centre staff were adamant it was in their system for the day before, but refunded the delivery as good will. It meant as far as they were concerned that the order was cancelled. So much for planning.

The next week I waited for my order, but it didn't arrive. I checked my account and it showed as 'delivered'. I called the call centre who informed me it was in their system for the next day and that they have a fault in the system where some customers who change their delivery date will still get their orders on the old date. Not much use to me.

They apologised, said delivery issues were rare, and I placed another order for the following week between 6-8pm.

I phoned twice to check it was definitely coming. "Yes" they said.
6pm came and went. 7pm came and went. 8pm came and went. I get a call - the driver is running an hour late. 9pm came and went. I call again they say they will look into it and will call me back. 9.45 I call them again. They tell me my order has been cancelled due to staffing issues. They will refund me though. Too right they will refund me!

I go to be in tears of frustration, trying to work out what we will eat tomorrow and when I will have time to get shopping. I go to sleep.

23:15 the doorbell goes. It's my food! Or at least some of it.

The next day I get an email apologising again for the cancellation. I have to tell THEM it actually arrived.

This 'helpful' service is causing me more stress than it's alleviating.

So that's it. No more Tesco online shopping for me. I'm giving Sainsburys a go.

Bye Tesco.


FOOD DIARY AND RECIPE OF THE WEEK!

Prawn, Butternut and Edamame Stirfry

WHAT WENT INTO IT FOR FOUR:
  • 400g fantail prawns
  • 420g Tesco Butternut and Edamame Stir Fry
  • 3 slabs of egg noodles

HOW I DID IT:
  • Fried the prawns and stirfry mix in a wok in fry light
  • Boiled the egg noodles
  • Combine!
BREAKFAST: 2 BANANAS, 2 CUPS OF TEA (WITH MILK FROM HEALTHY A OPTION); LUNCH: PLAIN BOILED RICE, GREEN SALAD, TOMATOES, OLIVES AND A DRESSING (WAS EATING AT A WORK MEETING - GAVE MYSELF THE FULL 15 SYNS BUT ASSUME IT WAS FAR LESS) ;DINNER: "PRAWN, EDAMAME AND BUTTERNUT STIR FRY"; SNACKS: 2 ALPEN LIGHT BARS (HEALTHY B OPTION);PUDDING: BLUEBERRIES, MANGO AND YOGHURT

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