Thursday, September 22, 2016

Caprese Chicken

I made this a few weeks ago when I was really in the mood for a comforting and indulgent meal. Low fat mozzarella is one of my favourite things to add to italian food as the lovely stringy texture makes it feel like it is really naughty full fat cheese but it is so low in smart points. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: September Week 3

Despite my best intentions last week, I managed to gain 1lb - which puts me at 3 consecutive gains in a row and up to 4.5lbs above goal! I am not sure what I expected last week to be honest. I was out for lunch 2 out of 5 days, I spent all evening on Thursday baking treats for work on friday and then went to my friends on Friday where we had dinner, drinks and dessert and it was my TOTM to top it all off. Last week after my gain I had said it wasn't noticeable in the mirror, well this week it is. I feel AWFUL. All I am seeing is every lump and bump and it is not good at all. I have to get on top of this quickly. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Lunch Ideas!

One of the best things I started doing this year was regularly preparing my lunches on a Sunday for the week ahead, packing them up and bringing them all into work on the Monday so they are there for the week. I was never really one for heading to the shop for a sambo daily (not sure how people afford this), but I used to do a bit of a shop on my lunch break on a Monday and have enough soups/sandwich fillings to try and keep me going for the week. The is still my backup if for any reason my meal prep does not happen, but I find I enjoy my lunches a lot more when they are homemade.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: September Week 2

I have not been a very good blogger, or a very good weight watchers since before Electric Picnic. I had a week off work last week and when I got back from Electric Picnic had great plans to catch up on my blogging, eat 100% on plan and get lots of running done. None of that happened. I ended up getting sick for most of my week off. Unsurprisingly I gained weight this week, 1 pound. Adding to the pound and a half I gained the week before I am getting closer and closer to being outside my 5lb range of goal. The summer can be a bit of a nightmare for weightloss. There is so much on that it can be hard to keep focus, and for most of the summer while I wasn't perfect I managed to pick myself up and be good on week days at least.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: August Week 5

August is pretty much over and with it the summer is gone!! It's really going to be Christmas before we know it! I had a fantastic week last week. Was on track all week right up until my night out on Friday. Things went a bit mental on Friday night, and after a 3 course meal and plenty of drinks, I picked up a 3 in 1 and chicken balls on the way home. So no surprise when the loss I had been expecting on the scales did not show. I did manage to stay the same which I am absolutely thrilled with. What I am not thrilled with is my eating the rest of the weekend, I just lost the plot completely. I was feeding my hangover at first, but then I just didn't seem to care or think about what I was doing. On top of everything I woke up yesterday morning with a sore back and couldn't even get out running.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: August Week 4

I feel like I spent a few weeks in July where I spiraled a little out of control and wasn't really sure what was going on. I was very stressed in work and as usual I let it affect my eating. I didn't do too much damage on the scales but I was starting to feel a bit rubbish. Bloated, heavy, more tired and my skin was not doing too well. It's taken me a few weeks but I am feeling in control again and starting to see the improvements already. The scales this week saw a loss of 1.5lbs which brings me back to 1.5lbs above my goal weight. 

Monday, August 15, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In August Week 3

I'm so sorry I have been really bad at blogging. I do make sure I have time for my meal plan post every week, but apart from that the days of the week just seem to get away from me. I have a few posts planned, its just about finding time. I have been working on a big project in work with a tight deadline and its just coming to the end now which hopefully will mean I won't be quite as exhausted in the evenings. The madness at work has also led to a little bit of relaxtion of my diet. I haven't been going mad, but I know I have been having too many snacks during the day and no tracking every single thing I am eating. I did manage to lose 1lb this week, but I'm feeling very bloated and lethargic and I know if I don't tighten up on it then I am on a slippery slope. I'm starting my new training plan tomorrow and I am really looking forward to it.