Smoked mackerel lunch!

Not good on the presentation but it will be yummy!

Followed by satsuma

It’s all about the planning!

No omega 3 fish oil supplement as I am eating it!


Not sure if the homemade moussaka was so slimming!

For some reason I wasn’t that hungry today but had some chicken tikka (dry) with cherry tomatoes for lunch

I made moussaka for dinner, had to prep it early as the YD was in a show made with onion, garlic, lean organic lamb mince, passata, parsley and cinnamon. I layered aubergine (egg plant) lightly fried in olive oil (allowed) for the rest of the fam they had fried slices potatoes in it. I had to make a bechemal sauce with flour but note you can make it with Greek yoghurt ( for next time) and topped with crumbled feta, served with salad! I did have seconds do have probably blown myself off plan but it was delicious!

For afters we had gorgeous cherries (bradbourne variety I believe)

Hopped on the scales later – can’t keep off the wretched things and of course my weight was up but I will leave it for the morning!


Why is dieting so expensive!

After the first few days of trying the Feel Good Project and having been on salads all week the fridge was pretty bare so I alerted the YD that we would have to visit the supermarket after swimming. Anyone with children knows the joys of a Saturday morning shop.

Blogging was helping my diet as I had no time for breakfast – just a glass of water but I wasn’t actually hungry. Took the YD swimming with promises to myself of bacon and eggs for lunch.

Why is it you spend so much more when you take your kids shopping! I did buy some Christmas presents today – get me! I will probably lose them by Christmas following some of the suggestions got coconut oil for cooking (not organic) and stocked up on all other essentials including some organic meat. Funnily enough the lady on the till told me she used coconut oil on her hair so if all else fails!!

My shopping budget has taken a severe beating! Getting home and persuading the teenage son (TS) to help me and quickly Vacuum with the promise of lunch I rustled up bacon, egg, tinned plum tomatoes and even a bit of steak (treat from TS work leftovers) This was still on plan!

No gym for me but a drop of for the YD to a party then back home to take the TS to work and collect the YD and then home to find TOH in the middle of assembling our BBQ. A superdooper 5 burner looking forward to cooking on that beauty!

By this time I did need the walnut, almond and Brazil booster. As did the TOH as a reward for building man stuff!

Dinner was sea bass and stir fry in a chilli sauce. I did succumb to a desert as I had spotted Greek yoghurt on the plan I had a couple of spoons with strawberries, blueberries and nectarine. It was lovely!

Anyway TOH is making comments about totally not getting blogging and why would anyone be interested in it so I am now going to be interested in football! Lol! Go Holland!!


Getting started

On Wednesday I met with a small group of people to share  in “food for thought” led by Paul a discussion on food in today’s market, choices we make and how those food choices impact on our lifestyle.

Having just been a member of Slimming World for 12 weeks and not lost any weight and also having a weekly weigh in with a work colleague for over a year and hovering around the same weight I really thought it was about time to stop playing at this and be committed enough to try and make some changes to my eating habits.

With life going by at such a fast pace it’s easy to just do everything on autopilot without any real time to stop and thinkfor yourself. Everything  becomes a habit, getting up showering, breakfast, school run, work, school run, clubs, dinner and bed. Feeling like a hamster (with the fat cheeks) on the treadmill is a feeling that I no longer wish to have. All the rushing about has now reached a stage where I want to shout STOP!

Maybe that sounds a bit dramatic but here I am keen to make some changes to my life to regain a waistband and some time to myself and perhaps share with anyone who is interest in hearing how  it’s working for me.

I have never blogged and to all intents am a complete technophobe and needless to say my children would be horrified at my broadcasting my ramblings to the world but here I am a rebel and doing this for myself!

So after Wednesday’s pep talk and a relatively good Thursday here I am to the absolute amusement of the other half (TOH) who doesn’t understand what a blog is why I would do such a thing what is the point and who will read it! I am wondering myself!

So reports on the first day of healthy eating plan……..!

I did feel excited on the first day as I was hopeful of emulating my friend Helens success who lost an amazing 2 stone. After having been told by TOH I just need to man up and get on with it (as he is doing in his quest for reemness) I thought I am going to do just that and man up for a week and see where that gets me!

So prebreakfast I tried to drink a pint of water – I could only manage about half! And to eat I had tomato, ham and beetroot! These were good I had available from the list that were quick and easy. I made packed lunch of tuna in spring water, salad, with lots of rocket, watercress and spinach. Nothing naughty in between and a peppermint tea to drink. The crucial time was getting home after work being in the kitchen I would usually have bread (no bread allowed now) As I was hungry I opted for half a red grapefruit but confession time……., I did have a couple of spoons of couscous – why I don’t know just because it was there oh and some olives! More water was drunk and then for dinner salmon (just cooked in the microwave) peas, broccoli, carrots and mashed swede. Not yet checked the food list to see if the choices were OK but it was satisfying.

No desert but more water and by this time I was getting a slight headache and feeling tired not sure if it was to do with the strong words with teenage son earlier but maybe it was a no carb and no dairy reaction!

Day 2 now 24 hours on and I couldn’t resist a jump on the scales . I seem to have shifted a pound! My resolves sharpened I descended to the kitchen to the surprise of TOH who doesn’t usually see me out of bed at after 6 and I managed a quick half pint of water and then decided ….as you do ….to start a blog!

So here’s to a good day. I am sipping my peppermint tea – no bread pasta potatoes rice sugary drinks or milk for me for 7 days and just about to shower and start the day!