Monday, July 25, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan July Week 4

I've had a tough couple of weeks when it comes to staying on plan. Between my mothers 60th birthday, my boyfriends birthday and of course my own birthday I feel there has been an abundance of treats in a short space of time. I lost a bit of motivation and structure along the way and the good summer weather hasn't helped things. Works also been a bit up and down with stress levels rising and falling quite a bit. The scales were starting to go up a bit and I was starting to feel it a bit in how I looked. Last Monday was my birthday so I took the day off blogging, but I managed to lose a pound at last weeks weigh in bringing me to 1.5lbs above goal which isn't too bad. But of course I then went on a bender of birthday treats followed by 3 days of being good and then a wedding. I was away on Saturday so had no official weigh in, but a sneak peak of the scales yesterday shows a substantial gain. 

Monday, July 11, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: July Week 2

I had a bad week last week, I just seemed to lose all motivation and had absolutely no inclination to track what I was eating. My meals were mostly on plan, but I wasn't weighing or measuring anything. I was picking and snacking too much and I just wasn't paying any attention. By Friday evening I just didn't care and when my boyfriend suggested a takeaway I did not argue. So it was no surprise that I gained a bit of weight this week, I was up 2.5lbs. I have to say I felt pretty rubbish, the usual bloating and sluggishness but it just wasn't enough to stop me. It feels like a bit of a waste to be honest. I know I deserved the gain but I would rather have a gain like that after a big treat/blowout that I really enjoyed rather than just being silly and lazy about my plan. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

Weekly Weigh In & Meal Plan: July Week 1

Last week was a tough week for me. Not only was it my boyfriends birthday but it was also my mum's 60th, and coupled with another busy week at work I was feeling nervous about my ability to stay on plan. By Friday I had done a pretty good job, apart from a little slip up lunch on Friday after mine got stolen from the fridge in work. However I was still not expecting much from the scales. The wedding was a major blowout and so I was really just hoping for a STS this week. Something must have been working for me though and I am down another half a pound this week! So once again I am back at goal. I am feeling much better where I am now, since March I have pretty much stayed within 2lbs of goal. Its such a change from the latter part of last year where I was pretty much hovering between 11 and 11.5 stone.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Roast Cod with Summer Spaghetti

This is another recipe I've been thinking about for a while. Pasta with some sort of tinned tomato/passata based sauce has always been my go to pasta dish - but I am trying to branch out without increasing the propoints too much. This one went through a few different versions in my head before I finally settled and experimented. All the thought paid off and the result was a really tasty, filling but light mid week dinner.