Dog ate my lunch :( ~TJ148

I forgot to mention in yesterdays post that I cook an extra half portion of dinner for my lunch the next day, this way I avoid shop bought stuff and control the nutrition. So it was left to cool on the worktop while I went off to eat. When I went to kitchen later to put lids on and put in fridge, there, on the floor , was a plastic container that had held my lunch share of the delicious cabbage mix.

I picked it up and turned around and there was a very pitiful sight, the dog sitting,  head down, looking so guilty. Was quite comical really. So this morning I cooked a similar side dish, leeks, bacon and tiny pieces of spud, garlic and black pepper and a little butter. mmmmmmm

Not my dog - but you get the idea

Not my dog – but you get the idea

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Scrummy dinner ~TJ147

I have been trying to avoid carbs for a couple of weeks, bread and spuds are one of my pitfalls, however doc wants me to eat bread so i can be tested for wheat/gluten intolerance. I have managed to avoid any carbs with dinner and lunch though, filling the gap with veg.

Tonight though I fancied some spuds and sausage toad, God knows why, but I really wanted it so off I go and make the stuff. The sausage toad bit quite easy. garlic and herb wedges (plain spuds cut up chucked in oven, some olive oil, garlic, salt and mixed  herbs. In Morrisons on way home yesterday I got 2 bags mixed veg, (cauli, broccoli and carrots) for 9p each, so made a gigantic veg stew yesterday. At the same time there was a sweetheart cabbage for 15p – not a lot of money to waste if we don’t like it and green stuff is good for you.

Not being keen on cabbage I thought I would spice it up, fried a couple of rashers of bacon (cut up tiny), one small white onion and a handful of mushrooms, tiny bit of butter. Sweated the cabbage til just turning soft, drained it then fried with the bacon mix , knob of butter to serve – it was ace, really really nice, even my son liked it! And………………….. not too naughty, in fact quite nutritious I think, I ate cabbage and am pleased with myself for that.

Up and down day ~TJ109

Following a stunning week I put on a few grammes today,  0.2kg to be precise, but considering I had had NO exercise of any sort since last Sunday it’s a miracle it didn’t happen before.

So that was the down, lets get to the ups:

Mum said, ‘your bum has a shape now!’
Friends I haven’t seen for a while said, ‘you look amazing’
I bought a size 16/18 running top from Aldi and it fits well

Went to my favourite beach again and had a whale of a time in the wind, waiting for the big storm to hit tonight, was hard going running into the wind and the tide was going out so soggy, sinking sand – very hard on legs, but coming back with the wind behind me was ace!

There were loads of blue jellyfish – all dead

Jellyfish

Jellyfish

Jellyfish 2

Jellyfish 2

As usual there were dogs running around thoroughly enjoying themselves

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Some industrial past reminders

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Nice rocks and driftwood

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Christmas is coming – almost holly and ivy

Rose hip and Ivy, such a contrast to the cream beach

Rose hip and Ivy, such a contrast to the cream beach

All in all a good day, came home and cooked Star Bar cookies (American style) for my son, I can’t believe how much sugar goes in 250 gm flour 325 gm chocolate, 170 gm butter 100 gm caster sugar and 200 gm soft brown sugar! Will be changing this recipe a bit for the future!

Fasting ~TJ92

I hit a little plateau and Steve and I discussed and decided on the 2/5 intermittent fasting. He prefers the don’t eat breakfast and lunch, I prefer to eat lunch and skip breakfast and dinner. This is easier for me due to working full-time, I have friends who spread their 500 calorie allowance throughout the day – that does not work for me at all, same effort to produce the food for very little return!

This time the weight loss is good, but………………………………. one of my bodily functions has decided to stop working and I have a banging headache (could be stress related)

Decided to make the two days random rather than two fixed days, just because some days I am just not hungry anyway and that seems a good way to do it.

Grrr – Weightloss Plateau ~TJ28

Partial - 2013-08-02_085425I admit I fell off the path of righteous eating last week and had a gain of 0.7 kg – my fault, no excuses.

But now I’m getting fed up, doing everything right, food, exercise – alternating between upper and lower body strength exercises, walking again, some interval training on treadmill and rowing machine; and I am simply not losing weight.

Body composition figures are bouncing around daily by less than one percentage point between fat and muscle. I don’t know what else I can do except perhaps try a couple of fast days and / or have a real go at Lizzie (my internal controller).

Anyone else been here?

What do you do when this happens?