Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: March Week 1

After a disastrous couple of weeks, last week I really gave myself the kick up tbe bum I needed to get myself back on track. No more mindless snacking, tracking everything I ate and really  got my focus back. I knew it was a tricky week for me in terms of weigh in, but considering the result the week before I was hoping for a small loss or at the very least a STS. Unfortunately it was not to be and I was up another pound on the scales this week. I am not going to dwell on the reasons why, instead I am just going to put my head down and keep on plugging away. Some weeks our bodies don’t cooperate.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Roasted Vegetable & Chicken Pasta Bake

I'm on a bit of a pasta bake buzz at the moment. My weight watchers class is so late on a Thursday, so getting home at 9pm means leftovers are the easiest thing to have ready to go and pasta bake is perfect for leftovers. Since we tend to have it so often, I am trying to find new ways to mix it up a bit and make it a little different each time. Now I have a few on rotation to have every few weeks.

Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: Feb Week 4

I don't really know what happened last week, but as anyone who follows my facebook or instagram might know, I seemed to get worse and worse the closer it got to weigh in. So I can hardly be surprised when weigh in came around and I gained 3lbs!! My body can gain a lot of weight really easily in a short space of time and it seems to get worse the older I get. I faced the music anyway, and started my new week as soon as I walked out of that weigh in. 

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Spicy Chicken Enchiladas

I've been meaning to give enchiladas a go for a while - but finding a way to make the sauce for the top was the tricky part. A lot of low cal versions just use a spiced up passata, but I was looking for something a little more authentic. I spent a few months reasearching some recipes online and looking for ways that I might be able to make it work and finally a few weeks ago decided to give it ago. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: February Week 3

Last week I wasn't sure how my weigh in was going to go. I had gone completely off track the previous weekend and while I managed to get back to it on Monday I wasn't sure it would be enough. Weigh in came around on Thursday and I was surprised to be down 1.5lbs. Thinking about it though, I had missed my weigh in the week before after having a great week, so I think it was that showing more than anything. 

Monday, February 6, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan: Feb Week 2

I had a great week last week and so I was really looking forward to weigh in, but by the time Thursday came around I knew I wasn't going to make it. I have a 45 minute walk from work to my class, followed by another hour to get home once it ends (15 mins on the luas and 45ish walking) and the weather was so bad on Thursday I decided to skip weigh in. If I had been skipping becuase I had a bad week and was afraid to face the scales, I wouldn't have done it. But as a gold member I need to learn not to be so dependent on my weekly weigh in's. I definitely still need to regularly go to weigh in's, but missing one every now and then when things are going well is absolutely fine. 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Prawn Panang Curry

Thai food is one of my favourite types of food. One of my best school friends was from Thailand and we lived together after college for 3 years. She didn't cook that much, but we ate out quite a bit at the local thai restaurant and a few times I was lucky enough to taste her Dad's cooking which was amazing. She moved back to Thailand the same year I went traveling around the world and so I stopped to visit her on my way back home and everything I ate was incredible!