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Sunday, 27 February 2011

A Working Mums Breakfast

Start Weight in Feb 2010:
16 stone 4lbs

Current Weight:
15 stone 3lbs

Weight Loss Since Feb 2010:
1 stone 1.5 lbs

This Week's Loss/Gain:
4lb gain

Number of Days I Stuck to Plan This Week:
0/7

At the risk of repeating myself - I find myself starting afresh again today! Have you heard that one before?


I haven't had a Slimming World day in at least 3 weeks and it shows.
I didn't even go to class last week. The shame.

When I weighed in tonight it turns out I now weigh more than when I started the class at the beginning of Jan!

I have many excuses for my terrible gain. Partly the emotional eating I mentioned in my last two blogs, but also My Chunky Lover and I celebrated two years of marriage this week. How better to celebrate this wondrous occasion but to use Tesco vouchers to pay for a two night hotel break in the countryside, leaving the kidlets with the In-Laws-From-Heaven.

We focused mainly on sleeping and eating. The eating was INCREDIBLE! Two amazing meals out (pork belly, tapas, white chocolate mousse....), hotels breakfasts (eggs benedict, full English, hot buttered toast) and snacking (toffee chocolate fingers, toffee apple pies, pink milk).

And now it's back to healthy eating and being a mum again. The Troll has developed a bit of an attitude. She's like a 4 year old teenager. This evening, after refusing dinner and pretending to each parent that the other had allowed her to turn the telly on, I asked her to start proving that she can be a good girl.

"Okay mummy" she said and walked the length of the room and back "Look - I didn't hit my sister!

RECIPE OF THE WEEK
Boil a handful of pudding rice until soft - pack in tupperware and hopefully it will still be vaguely warm by the time you reach work
Stir in yoghurt and a handful of previously frozen fruit - tasty filling syn free breakfast - save your healthy choices for an alpen light to dip in your tea like a biscuit later on.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Lamb Rogan Josh - Accidently on Plan

Start Weight in Feb 2010:
16 stone 4lbs

Current Weight:
14 stone 13lbs

Weight Loss Since Feb 2010:
1 stone 5.5 lbs

This Week's Loss/Gain:
3.5lb gain

Number of Days I Stuck to Plan This Week:
0/7

It's been a pretty emotional week, and I'm an emotional eater - hence the massive gain this week. Not happy about it, but it's not as if it is a shock. I barely cooked a thing all week. It's been bacon butties for breakfast grabbed from the dirty van across the road from work, and stodgy canteen lunches and takeaways for dinner. I've been snacking on chocolate and guzzling coke. Pretty shameful really.

I ate a muller lite one day and that was about as close to Slimming World as I got until Sunday afternoon when I made SW Lamb Rogan Josh, just because we fancied it, not because I'm back on track.

To top it off, Squirky had an almighty tantrum this morning which ended when she jabbed her tiny baby finger into my eyeball. I decided I needed a time out of my own at this point and retired myself to the kitchen. I left the girls to worship their God (watch CBeebies) whilst I made a cup of tea and took some deep breaths. My eye is red and inflamed. I look like a crazy woman. Maybe some more chocolate will help?


RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Lamb Rogan Josh - click here for recipe

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Rustic Sausage Pasta

Start Weight in Feb 2010:
16 stone 4lbs

Current Weight:
14 stone 9.5lbs

Weight Loss Since Feb 2010:
1 stone 9 lbs

This Week's Loss/Gain:
0.5lb gain

Number of Days I Stuck to Plan This Week:
4/7

I had a little gain last week and it made me determined to stick to plan this week. I had no dates in the diary that couldn't cope with conforming with Slimming World.

I was 100% faithful to SW all the way to Friday afternoon, life ticking merrily away, the usual gripes and grumbles, but all par for the course.

Until 2pm, at which point myself and colleagues were summoned to a little office and were informed in the presence of our friendly HR representative that our services were no longer required..............( a bit of a shock given I've only been back in full time employment for three weeks!)

Slimming World kind of didn't seem all that important any more. We got outside and one of our team offered a round of hot drinks. I refused at first, but then accepted a large hot chocolate. The sugar rush seemed to help, so I carried on with the chocolate theme for the rest of the day.

3 days on, there are still tears and chocolate, but I'm hoping that redundancy *might* be the best thing to happen to our family.

A fresh start.


But who's gonna hire a fat girl......?


RECIPE OF THE WEEK

Rustic Sausage Pasta

WHAT WENT INTO IT FOR FOUR:
  • 8 Sainsbury Be Good to Yourself sausages (1 syn per portion)
  • Pasta
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • Loads of peas
  • Red onion
  • Garlic

HOW I DID IT:
  • Fry the diced garlic, sliced onion and chunks of sausage until sausage cooked through
  • Add tomatoes and continue to heat
  • Meanwhile boil the pasta, and 5 mins before ready add the peas
  • When pasta is cooked, add to sausages and tomato and stir through