Monday, December 11, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: December Week 2


Last week I was so convinced I was facing a gain, and just hoping I could do enough for a STS. I didn't feel like I had gained, and I was doing everything I could to counter the few off plan meals I had. I upped the pace on my runs and it really paid off, as I managed to lose half a pound by the time weigh in came around! I was pretty surprised, but it does just go to show that if you make sure that you don't use a weekend full of events to lose the run of yourself then a loss is possible no matter what. I had 3 days where I had events at which I did not hold back, but other meals on those days were usual on plan meals. I worked hard and enjoyed my treats and it did the job. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: December Week 1


So last Tuesday I was convinced I would be up when it came to weigh in, but to my surprise I was down a pound this week. Obviously getting myself back on track first thing on Monday morning and upping my running did the trick, and managed to offset all the bad I did at the weekend. I will be surprised if I am as lucky this weekend, but I am hopeful for a STS. 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: November Week 5


Last week I was up half a pound. Even though I knew I had oversnacked on Sunday, I really was hoping I had done enough to pull myself back. I know a lot of people can get away with an 80/20 attitude and still see losses, but I really can't. I can just about get away with having a night off pointing and see a small loss if I am 100% on plan the rest of the week. I find with every year older I get, the more difficult it is to maintain and the less I seem to be able to eat. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: November Week 4



This week started out fantastic and has gone a little downhill since my weigh in on Thursday evening. I managed to lose 1.5lbs this week, which is great and means I just need to lose half a pound to get  myself back into the 5lb of goal range and no longer have to pay for meetings. I went to bed on Friday feeling pretty motivated and great, and woke up the same. But then on the way to work my car started to act up. I had agreed to go to my in laws for dinner that night and then when I left work my car got worse. After waiting in the cold for my boyfriend and his dad to come, we got the car to his parents house (and then home later that night) but I was definitely feeling a little sorry for myself and probably ate a little more than I should have. I had 21 SmartPoints left for the day, so it should have covered it, but I was feeling a little guilty by the time we got home. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Curried Turkey Filo Parcels



I'm always looking for new ways to use filo pastry. Its such a simple ingredient that if used properly can really make a recipe feel properly indulgent, and these parcels are no exception to that. The thin filo goes so crispy in the oven, its a very noisy but satisfying dinner to perk up the mid week bore that can set in.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: November Week 3


The weeks are flying by, can you believe there are only 6 weeks until Christmas Day and 6 more weigh ins. This week I lost half a pound which brings my total since rejoining class to 2.5lbs. I am still 7lbs above goal, and I was really hoping the progress would be a little faster and by now I would be at least back within my 5lbs of goal. I'm not going to lie, its really hard to stay motivated at the moment, and I am screaming at myself to take my own advice. If anyone else was saying this to me, I'd be telling them that as long as the scales are going in the right direction you should be happy, or stick with it and the scales will catch up....but it is so difficult. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: November Week 2




I have to say I've felt pretty great over the past couple of weeks. I feel motivated and excited about what I'm eating for the first time in ages. I really want to stay on plan and while I have been tempted to stray there is something inside that is making me stick with it. The only problem is, I am yet to see the physical benefits. I feel pretty bloated at the moment, and my skin is in bits. I have a rash on my face (which I think is stress related) and my skin is blotchy and uneven. I have very little energy and my running is improving but very slowly. Last weigh in I lost the half pound I gained the previous week.