Thursday, March 22, 2018

Hairy Dieters Go Veggie! -***SmartPoints & Flex***

Ok I have a bit of a confession, I got this book back in November and have kept meaning to finish pointing but life just got in the way. Then the plan changed so I had to go back and start again with the Flex points which pushed it out even further. But I have finally done it. I have to say, this is not my favourite of their books. It's still got some fantastic recipes (the meatless meatballs in particular was a favourite), but I would be more likely to reach for one of their other books. I also am not sure I have given it a fair chance because of that, and it didn't help that I have only just finished pointing it. I try to eat vegetarian at least once a week so will give a few more a try from now on.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan: March Week 3

Last week I skipped my weigh in. I was under a lot of pressure in work and I ended up working too late on Thursday to make it. I had a good week and was not too worried about missing it. Last week for the first time in ages I didn't weigh myself at all. Usually I would be up on the scales first thing every morning to check in, and I realised all I was doing was adding to my anxiety. So I skipped it last week, and I have no idea what my weight is right now. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: March Week 2

So last week I had no post because I had no meal plan. Like most people in Ireland, I was just getting over the Beast from the East and crazy snow that we had, and I was lucky to get some shopping done on the Monday evening with some very bare shelves. I did the best I could but a meal plan was not happening last week. I'm sure I am not alone, but being snowed in definitely threw me off. I was working from home which meant a set up at my kitchen table, and while I still had my prepared lunches in the fridge - being so close to the kitchen cupboards and feeling very out of sorts saw me stray off plan, mostly out of boredom. I obviously couldn't run, but I did manage to get out walking for at least a bit every day and hit my 10k steps 3 out of the 5 days I was trapped inside.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Healthy Pancakes

I, like a lot people, love pancakes but always feel guilty when I eat them. Whenever I go out to brunch I am tempted by the pancakes but very rarely actually get them. I have tried the banana and egg pancakes so many times and they never work for me, they always either stick or burn and end up tasting a bit like sweet scrambled eggs which is not great. I tried a different version of these using both almond and skimmed

Monday, February 26, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan: Feb Week 4

Last week I had a bit of a meltdown. I was trying so hard not to let the number on the scales bother me but I couldn't get it out of my head. And then to make matter worse I jumped onto the scales on Wednesday and it looked like I had gained 3lbs, for absolutely no reason at all. So I made a decision to skip my weigh in on Thursday. I know the gain is down to the fact I am due my time of the month and I just couldn't face spending €10 to be told that. For the time being I am not going to go to weigh in the week my TOTM is due. No matter what I do I am always up that week so I am just going to skip the weigh in and stick to the plan. I'm still giving myself to the end of March before I make a decision on what to do, and my main aim to try and maintain my weight overall. If I find myself over the  next few weeks steadily gaining then I will reassess sooner. I know these posts are getting a little bit repetitive, and probably not the most motivating but it is where I am at right now!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: February Week 3

I am not having a great time with the scales at the moment. I gained a pound at last weigh in, and while I know I was sick it was still not the result I was expecting. I feel like I am going around in circles and it is hard to stay motivated. I have been doing a lot of soul searching this week, and anyone who follows me on Instagram may have seen me talk about this on my stories this week. It would be easy for me to keep making excuses, but I know there is something going on with me at the moment. Whether it is physical, just getting older or whether it is all in my mind - I do not seem to be losing weight. The thing is, I am not actively gaining weigh. I just seem to be losing and gaining the same 2-3 pounds. So while obviously I would love to lose the 8.5lbs and get back to goal but I am comfortable maintaining until I can resolve whatever it is going on with me. 

Monday, February 12, 2018

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: February Week 2

Finally last week the scales started to catch up with me and I lost 1.5lbs. Still 7.5lbs above goal but starting the feel a bit better about it. We went out for dinner with my parents on Friday night and while trying on different outfits the night before I had lost the self consciousness I'd been feeling the past few weeks. My bloating seemed to have gone right down and starting to feel like it was my body again.