Wednesday, 6 April 2011

not forgotten

What a lovely day here in Dover, sun is shining and it's really quite warm... I love it when the sun shines.. :-)

I have not been blogging recently, it's not that i have forgotten, i'ts more that i could not be bothered... I have been tooooo toooo busy... :-( I am still on a diet..well ok, not so much a diet but more healthy eating than anything, i have cut out the daily bag of crips, the biscuits and all the other rubbish... My food portions are more controlled and hubby and me are running plenty.. 5 miles 3 times a week along with walks with the dogs at the weekend.... So whilst i'm not losing shed loads of weight, i'm not too bothered about it. To be honest, i've not got a lot to lose, if i had I don't know, say 3 stone, i'd be losing 3 or so pounds a week.. I could do with losing 1/2 maybe but that extra 7lbs is my choice, it's not as if i need to lose it, i've lost the christmas pounds i gained so that suits me just fine.. Besides with running, i'm probably staying the same weight as it's muscle i'm building, so muscle weighs more than fat....doesn't it?? My weight is the same as the last two weigh in's so no point broadcasting it...

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

weigh day

Ok so i have not blogged for a couple of days...blogging food plans does get a little boring.. The diet is still on track, mainly stuck to it apart from having a few glasses of wine, but hey you gotta live eh!!

So today is weigh in day..

It's the same as it has been for the last two weeks.. So i'm not jumping through hoops and maybe feel a little dissapointed.. But I guess everyone reaches a plateau at some point in their diets..

I am going to do a food plan but not today, have not got enough time....I will catch up soon...

Saturday, 26 March 2011

its the weekend


ok this is the third time of trying to add an entry to my blog...Our PC appears to be playing up. I suppose we really could do with another but will have to wait, a new pc is way down on the priority list..

This last week has been glorious weather wise, it's not been baking hot, it's just been sunny and warm, i use the word 'warm' loosely though.. :-)

The week of dieting has gone ok, i seem to have hit a plateau, not quite sure what to do about it either. I have stepped up the running a little, running 5 miles 3 times a week and have been sticking to my diet, but the weight stayed the same last week. Could it be that i am building muscle from increasing my running maybe, do i need to change my diet? Who knows, guess for now i'll stick it out for a couple of weeks and take it from there.

Food for Today..

Breakfast
2 weetabix

Lunch.
pitta pocked with hummus and salad

Dinner:
Not decided yet... feel like being bad, really really bad..but then again!!
Perhaps i'll stick tooo the following

Pork in sweet & Sour sauce
1 oz brown rice
4 oz's pork cut into strips
1 tsp cornflour
1 tsp of soy sauce (dark or light, doesn't matter)
1/2 tbs tomato puree
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 tbs white wine vinegar
1 clove of garlic
1 piece of root ginger about 0.5 inch
3oz's pineapple.

Place port in a bowl along with the cornflour and soy sauce. Mix together and set aside to marinade
prepare the sauce by mixing the vinegar, tomato puree and sugar. Set aside
Heat the oil in a non stick frying pan and when hot add the pork and brown all over, for about 5 mins. Set aside
in the same pan, fry the garlic and ginger for around 30 secs. Add around 2floz's water, bring to a boil and return the pork to the pan. Add the sauce mixture and pineapple and allow to cook over a low heat for around 15 mins, more water can be added to prevent from drying out..
finally....serve with the brown rice and enjoy

Don't forget to drink plenty of water.. about 1.5 litres a day.. yes it's boring unless it has hops or grapes with it but drink it anyway..

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

late tonite

I am a bit late tonite with the blog..  What's my excuse... no excuse I'm afraid, just didn't get around to it until now :-)

So weigh in today...  No great excitement from me at all today...  Last week the exercise increased, following the plan was in check..ok well almost..  here's my confession.. one word.. Wine!! lots of nice yummy wine...  failed on the wine front big time but, we don't go out so we enjoy a glass of the red stuff... 
 So no loss this week, no gain either, so i am happy enough with that..  :-)  will try harder for next week.

Food plan as follows.
Breakfast
2 slices of wholemeal toasted bread
1 banana
mash banana on toast and enjoy
Lunch:
Hummus Pitta pockets
1 1/2 tsp reduced fat pitta
mixed salad
and enjoy
Dinner.
Chinese lemon chicken
4oz chicken fillet cut into 2cm pieces
1 tbs sherry
1 spring onion finely sliced
1 tsp of olive oil
3oz chopped celery
3oz mushrooms sliced
1/4 pepper sliced
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/4 Lemon slice
2 tsp soy sauce

place chicken in a bowl, pour over sherry,lemon juice,finely chopped onion and mix well.  Marinate for 30 mins
heat the oil in a frying pan and add the chopped celery,mushrooms and pepper.  cook over a medium heat for 2-3 mins to soften slightly.
Add chicken mixture and continue to cook until the chicken is cooked.
Stir in soy sauce and lemon rind just before serving

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Cheeky sunny Tuesday

It's been another nice day today, sun has been shining.. Worked this morning from 07.45 - 14.00. We had a staff meeting which meant lunch was brought for us.. I opted for a egg and cress sandwich on brown bread..well i got egg and cress but on thick white bread.. Mustn't grumble as i was feeling hungry..

This afternoon has been a total waste of time, done nothing, achieved nothing so now I'm going to blog and then do a shed load of ironing... oh joy!!

food for tomorrow is..

Breakfast
toast with banana and cinnamon

That's been on here a few times so I'm not going to tell you what it is..

Lunch
small tin of soup
2 slices of wholemeal bread

Dinner
Prawn fried rice

1oz of brown rice (uncooked weight)
1 tsp of vegetable oil
3oz's prawns - frozen is fine
1/3 red pepper or whatever pepper you may have - sliced
1 spring onion - chopped - keeping the green bits to one side
3ozs peas
2 ozs sweetcorn
1 tsp of soy sauce, light or dark does not matter which

cook the rice as per instructions
heat the oil in a non stick frying pan, add the sliced pepper and spring onion (white bits, stir fry for about 6 - 8 mins until the veg are tender. Add the spring onions (green bits) peas and sweetcorn and cook for a further 3 mins add the prawns
Put the cooked rice in the pan and stir for another 3 mins.
Add the soy sauce and continue to cook until heated through, stirring occasionally..

Snack:
2 tbs of reduced fat hummus
4 mini carrots
2 celery stalks

Note to self: The night before weigh in, do not eat loads.. I have just finished my daughters pasta, followed by some malt loaf.. naughty, naughty me.. Oh and did i mention the large volume of wine consumed this weekend.. oh dear... failed big time.. :-( will weigh in first thing in the morning...Dreading it big time..


Monday, 21 March 2011

Monday

What a glorious day it’s been again today.. Sunshine just makes you feel so good. The day started with a 5 mile run with hubby.... We run our 5 miles in the best time yet..52 mins.. I know it's not fast, but it's not bad for a couple of wrinklies..lol ..


Right food..Here it is... this is for Tuesday, missed today and just had Weetabix for brekki, prawn pita pocket for lunch and a light choice Tesco meal for dinner..




Breakfast:
2 oz's porridge oats
1 apple
5floz mil
4 dried apricots - chopped

Grate the apple and place in the bowl with the apricots and porridge. mix with the milk and enjoy.

Lunch
Pita pockets
3 oz's prawns
1 wholemeal pita bread
1 tsp of light mayo
1 serving of mixed salad

Dinner
Thai green curry (one of my faves)
1oz basmati rice
1/4 tin of reduced fat coconut milk
1/2 tbs Thai green curry paste
4oz of chicken fillet (that's about 3 mini chicken fillets)
2 courgettes
2 oz's mange tout

pour the coconut milk into a wide pan, add the curry paste and bring to a simmer
cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and add to the milk. Poach for 10mins turning once
add the sliced courgette and simmer for another 5 mins. Add the mange tout and simmer for a further 5 mins.. Serve with the rice.. (If you have no mange tout you could always use broccoli)

Snack time
1 low fat yoghurt
2 mandarins or Satsuma’s

Saturday, 19 March 2011

ermmmmm

It's been a lovely,lovely sunny day today..Still chilly but sunny. We took the dogs (2 black labs) for a two mile walk. Marley (who is normally naughty) was so well behaved he just stayed at our sides throughout, Bob on the other hand, did his own thing. I think he thought he was working... you see he used to be a sniffer dog, he worked for 4 1/2 years sniffing out bombs and stuff, he now lives with us..

Ermmm the reason for the primrose picture is quite simple - I Like Them and have them in my garden. I remember as a child that could see hundreds of primroses in the woods, not so much now though and that's quite sad :-( I remember as a 8-9 year old, going to local woods with friends and picking bunches of primroses and trying to sell them to old people... I don't think we had many buyers to be honest... Oh and before you wonder..no we didn't pull up the plant, we just picked the flowers...

Exercise for this week...
3 runs and 1 walk = 15miles not bad eh.. :-)

Right food for Sunday is:

Breakfast
Cheese on toast
1 slice of wholemeal bread
1oz low fat cheese

I don't really need to tell you how to make cheese on toast..

Lunch:
Cheese and tomato sandwich
2 slices of Wholemeal bread
2Oz's low fat cheese ( red cow is low fat, don't taste to bad either)
4 cherry tomatoes
mixed salad leaves
1/2 teaspoon low fat mayo

Dinner:
Roast pork dinner.

1/2 baked potato
4 oz grilled pork chop
portion of broccoli
portion of asparagus
3 tbs of gravy

Snakerooney
1 low fat yoghurt
1 satsuma
1 pear

eat these whenever :-) I have posted quite a few ideas and suggestions for food, so if you don't fancy this, have whatever you like from previous posts...

And don't forget to drink lots and lots of water...

Have a happy Sunday

Thursday, 17 March 2011

it's nearly the weekend


So here we are again, another week has nearly passed and the weekend is almost upon us.

Not much happened this week.. Same old really.. quite boring to be honest with you... So gonna keep it short and sweet and post my food plan for tomorrow...

here it is:

Breakfast:
2 weetabix
4 floz's Milk

Lunch
Tuna sandwich
2 slices of wholemeal bread
3oz's Tuna drained
1 tbs light mayo
mixed Salad leaves
Make the sarnie and eat it.. Yum yum yum

Dinner
'cos i like it it's gonna be Turkey Burger
4 1/2 oz' minced Turkey
1 oz chopped red onion
1 grind of pepper
1 pinch of mixed herbs or any herbs of your choice
1 egg white

Combine the turkey mince with the onion,egg white and seasoning.
Shape into burgers and cook under a pre heated grill for around 8 mins on each side until cooked
enjoy with a large plate of salad...

Snack:
2 mandarins
1 low fat yoghurt
1 apple
Eat these when yer like :-)

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

food plan

Today has been a good day - had a really good run with my hubby followed by an afternoon at work... Work went really quickly, always does in fact weeks just seem to fly by.
Being on this diet has made me feel far more energetic, cutting out crap does i'm sure make you feel loads better.

Right, time is getting on so here's the food plan for tomorrow


Breakfast: - 'cos this is what i like
2 slices of wholemeal bread toasted
1 banana
sprinkle of cinnamon

Lunch:

1 slice wholemeal bread toasted
1 egg
1 level tbs of light mayonaise
1 serving of salad leaves

simply make a sandwich and enjoy

Dinner

Chicken casserole
1 tsp of olive oil
2 chicken thighs (remove skin)
1/2 chopped onion
3 cloves of garlic, (whole with skins on)
1 pepper sliced
2 tomatoes chopped
2 pinches of oregano
4 olives

brown the onion in the oil
add the chicken and brown, add garlic, pepper, herbs and chopped tomatoes
cook over a low heat until chicken is cooked (about 30 mins)
add olives before serving, these are of course optional

Snackette
1 1/2 ttbs of reduced fat hummus
1 1/2 ryvita




weigh day

Here we are again, weigh in day... Blimey that came around quick..

so how much have i lost this week... here we go..

Last week ??.0.02
This week ?.13
Yay, lost a whole 1lb.. It's not a lot but it's a loss...

Excercise this week so far..
4 mile run on Monday, 5 mile run today (with bloody big / steep hills) and probably 4 or 5 mile run on Friday...

Right best eat my lunch... Will post tomorrow's food plan when i get in from work tonite.. Hope everyone has a good day :-)

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

What a great day :-)


What a great day it's been today.. to start off I had annual leave from my day job to help out hubby at Dover Design photography with a nursery shoot. This involved lots of little ones all under the age of 4 having their pictures taken, what a great morning it was too.. I loved helping out, trying to get the little ones to smile was hard work.. Lots of silly noises, games and puppet adventures seemed to do the job. I just wish i could post a couple of pictures on here but i can't :-(

This afternoon we popped to Westwood Cross, we were on a mission to find a blouse in Debenhams which i had seen in Folkestone but they did not have my size.. Anyway i was chuffed to bits to find that they had one left in my size...even more chuffed as i had vouchers to spend, so nice new blouse cost me £2.. Bargain or what??


So food for tomorrow:

Breakfast:

1 1/2 oz's porridge oats
mix with water - or if you really hate that then mix with milk
t-spoon of honey

Lunch
Prawn pitta pocket
3 ozs prawns
1 tsp of low fat mayonaise
Salad leaves

Dinner
Chicken pasta salad
1 tsp olive oil
2 1/2 oz's chicken fillet
1 vegetable of choice
1 pinch oregano or any herb
1 pinch of Italian seasoning
1 pinch of garlic powder
1oz of Pasta (uncooked weight)

Grill chiken until cooked, once cold refrigerate
cook pasta
prepare veg and refrigerate once cold
Sjred cold chicken, mix with past,olive oild, vegetable, herbs and garlic powder and serve..

Snackerooney:

1 low fat yoghurt
1 ryvitia with 1/2 teaspoon peanut butter

Monday, 14 March 2011

Another week.. :-)

What a good start to the day. Alan and I went for a run, 4 mile run to be precise...It's the first time in a long time that i actually enjoyed running... Alan even said he found it hard to keep up with me... Bless him, i'm sure he was just being Kind .

Very late blogging today... just ran out of time really..so here goes the food plan for tomorrow..




Breakfast:


2 Weetabix
4 floz Milk

If i get hungry i'll have my lunchtime yoghurt or my ryvita snack.. Drinking lots of water helps keep hunger at bay. :-)

Lunch:
hummus pitta pocket

1 wholemeal pitta bread
2 tbs reduced fat hummus
mixed salad
1 low fat yoghurt

yum yum yum

Dinner:
Chili Con Carne

1 oz Brown rice
1/2 tsp of olive oil
1/4 chopped onion
3Oz's lean minced beef (I use steak mince - less fat) could use Quorn if you like
3 Oz's Kidney beans (i use the ones in chili sauce)
1/2 clove Garlic (chopped)
1 small tin chopped tomatoes
1 tsp tomato puree
1/2 chicken or beef stock cube
1 tsp of chili (more if you like it hot)
1/4 of drinking chocolate
1/2 mixed herbs, or your fave herbs..
1/4 chopped green pepper (optional)

Heat the oil and cook the onion until slightly softened, add the garlic and chopped pepper and cook for another few minute.
Add the minced beef, brown and then drain of any excess fat.
Stir in all the other ingredients, adding more chili powder if you like. cover and cook for about 20Min's

Snackette:

2 ryvita's
1 tsp of reduced fat peanut butter.

Make sure you drink plenty of water 1.5 litres a day, if you are not sure how much you have had to drink then keep a diary. I do and it works for me..




Saturday, 12 March 2011

It's the weekend :-)

Is my blog slipping?? Nah, of course it's not, i'm just running a little bit behind today as i've been helping out on a photoshoot with hubby. Good shoot it was to, a bit chilly once the sun went in brrrrr.

so today's food is... Whatever you like....ha ha ha, not literally, but whatever you like from the food plans, you can mix and match and eat whatever foods you fancy.. I am having pork with black bean sauce, i've had cereal for breakfast and pitta and hummus for lunch..

Tomorrow i'm having...

Porridge for brekkie

Lunch
Mushroom soup

Dinner
Tesco light choice lasagne with mixed salad

Snack..
Tea and toast

Sunday's are hard diet days, i always make a ubber fattening pudding on a Sunday, not for me but for everyone else.. We are having pavlova tomorrow.. as for me...mmmmmm, i think i'll have a low fat yoghurt.. whoop,whoop...lol





Home made Pavlova...sticky sticky meringue..yum yum yum....


Friday, 11 March 2011

run run runninggggg!

The weather has been lovely for the last couple of days, chilly but sunny.. A bit of sun always cheers you up. Hubby and i have been for 3 runs this week, 3 miles Monday & Friday and a 5 mile run on Wednesday. The 5 mile run was the hardest, two massive steep hills, they nearly killed me... My heart was beating so hard i thought it was going to pop out of my mouth. urgh, now there's a horrid thought! Running is the hardest thing is the world to me. I can run on a treadmill for an hour no problem, but outside is so much harder. You haven't got a machine helping you out, when you run on the roads, it's all down to you and you only...it's so hard :-(

No wine for the last two evenings, quite miss it but not drinking it for a week wont kill be eh. I just want to see what difference to my weight loss it will make.

so food for today, albeit a bit late.


Breakfast:
2 Slices of wholemeal toast 1 banana and sprinkle of cinnamon.


Lunch:
Egg and cress sandwich or any Low fat pre made sandwich from a superstore (aim for under 300 cals)

Dinner:

Honey & Mustard Chicken
4 oz's chicken fillet (scored)
3 tsp honey
2 tsp of mustard
3 tsp of soy sauce
3 boiled small new potatoes
3 oz broccoli

Mix the honey, must and soy sauce together and coat the chicken. Set aside for an hour.
preheat oven to 220 degrees
Bake the chicken for 15-20 or until cooked through.
Serve with the vegetables


Snack:
1 1/2 ozs unsalted popcorn

It's Friday thank god., However my thoughts are with all those in Japan who have lost their lives in the Tsunami.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

and the loss for today is????


Just a quickie... It was my weigh in this morning, so i haven't lost loads but i've lost something..

last week was:
??.1.1

This week

??.0.2

So a small loss but a loss all the same..

This week, i'm going to try harder.. No wine, yep really!!! no wine for a week.. .. Now that's going to be hard..

so food plan for Tommorow is:

Breakfast:

2oz sugar free muesli
4 floz milk
1 apple

lunch:

Tuna Sandwich with a salad
2 slices of wholemeal bread
3oz can of tuna, drained
1 tbs of light mayonaise
mixed salad leaves
and enjoy

Dinner:

One of my fave's
Chicken and Chorizo bake

1 red onion cut into quarters
5 cherry tomatoes
1 glove of garlic
sprinkle of mixed herbs or herbs of your choice
1 tsp of olive oil
4 oz's chicken fillet.
1oz chorizo sausage

Preheat the oven to 200c. Put the Chorizo,onion,chicken,tomatoe,garlic,(peeled and flattened not copped) sprinkle the herbs. Drizzle with olive oil and bake for around 30mins or until the chicken is cooked. How simple is that... Serve with a portion of brocolli and or green beans...and enjoy...

Snackarooney:

Tea & Toast with Jam
1 slice of wholemeal bread
1 1/4 spoons of reduced fat spread
2 tsp of low fat jam

low fat yoghurt.

have these whenever you like. i will probably have my yoghurt after my lunch..with tea and toast in the evening, that's if i need it..

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

More food

Tomorrow is weigh in day.. Lets see what happens in the morning. I have been good, ok fairly good, the wine has been flowing but you have to have a bit of a life eh. and i'm not losing weight for medical reasons, it's for myself..me,me,me,me. My jeans were feeling a little snug, and my rings felt a little tight all signs of over eating.

so here is the food plaon for tomorrow..

Breakfast:

1 1/2 Fruit & Fibre
4 floz Milk
1 banana
1 low fat yoghurt

Lunch:

Roast Chicken pitta
1 wholemeal Pitta bread
Mixed salad leaves

1 Yoghurt that was left over from my breakfast

Dinner:

Moroccan chicken
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 chopped red onion
2 chicken thighs (remove skin)
1 tsp honey
1 tsp of sesame seeds
1oz of cous cous (uncooked weight)
1 pinch of Cinnamon
1 pinch of ground ginger
3 Chopped tomatoes

cook cous cous and per instructions and set aside.
Heat the oil in non-stick pan, add the chicken and onions and fry until lightly browned. Add tomatoes, cinnamon and ginger, cover and cook gently, turning the chicken occasionally. Cook until flesh of chicken is tender (falls of bone easily)
Remove the chicken and reduce the sauce until thich, stir as it begins to caramelise, being careful that it does not burn or stick.
Add the honey and retrun the chicken to the sauce and heat through.
Serve the chicken with the sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Snack:

1 slice of wholemeal bread
1 slice of ham
1 tomato
scraping of low / reduced fat spread

Weigh time is in the morning so i will publish my loss (if anything) on here then... dreading the thought of not losing a teeny,tiny lb or even 1/2 lb.

Monday, 7 March 2011

G.I Tuesday

What a lovely sunny day it was today (Monday) chilly but bright. Alan & I went for a run first thing, haven't run for a couple of weeks so we broke ourselves in gently Just a three mile run today, weather pending we plan on going again on Wednesday.. Anything to shift a lb before my next weigh in. :-)

Food for tomorrow is...


Breakfast:
2tbs of whatever cereal you want - i'm going to have Frosties..yum yum yum
4 fl oz milk
2 slices of wholemeal bread toasted
1 banana
sprinkle of cinnamon.

Eat the cereal, toast the bread, slice the banana and put on the slices of toast, sprinkle with cinnamon.. yum..

Lunch:

Hummus Pitta
2 tbs reduced fat hummus
1 wholemeal pitta bread
mixed salad leaves

I don't think i need to tell you what to do with this little lot eh..

Dinner:
1 oz brown rice (uncooked weight)
Pork in black bean sauce
1/2 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 red onion - sliced
1/2 pepper - sliced
3 oz broccoli - small florets
1 clove of garlic - crushed
1/2 tsp chili
4 ozs of lean pork - cut into strips
1/2 tbs of sherry
2 tbs black bean sauce
1 tsp cornflour
1 spring onion - sliced

Cook the rice
Heat the oil in a wok or non stick fry pan, add the sliced onion,pepper and broccoli florets and stir fry for about 2 mins. Add the garlic,chili and pork and cook over a high heat for about 8 mins.
Add the spring onion and cook for another minute. In a small bowl add the sherry, black bean sauce and 1 tbs of water to the cornflour and stir. Pour this into a pan and cook for a couple of minute to thicken.. Yummmmm

Snackette:
1 wholegrain cracker or crispbread
1/2 oz low fat cheese

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Monday Monday...

I can't believe it's nearly Monday already...cripes, where did that weekend go.??
My son had a week off from Uni so stayed with us for the duration, i so love having him home...but hate it when he goes back to Uni - :-( He's such good company (not that we see that much of him) and he's funny... he's such a windup artist..

We Went shopping today - Why is it when you have a few quid to spend on yourself you can't find anything, if i gave my daughter a few pounds and said go buy...she'd do it easily.. :-(
I shall try harder next weekend.




Food for Monday is...
Breakfast:
20z Muesli
4 flozs milk
1 serving of low fat yoghurt


Lunch
1 small bowl of soup (around 200ml)
2 slices of wholemeal bread
2 satsumas

Dinner:
Sweet & Sour Chicken
1/12 brown rice (uncooked rice)
3ozs chicken fillets cut into sliced
1lbs soy sauce
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tbsp of rice or balsamic vinegar
1tsp tomato puree
2 slices of pineapple - cut into chunks (i used tinned pineapple)
1 tsp cornflour
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp olive oil
1 piece of root ginger about 1/2 inch

Place chicken in a bowl and pour over the soy sauce, mix together and set aside to marinate
make the sauce by mixing the vinegar, tomato puree and sugar together and set aside.
mix the cornflour into the chicken with the soy mix.
heat half the oil in a non stick pan and brown the chicken all over. Set aside.
Heat the remaining oil and cook the crushed garlic and garlic for about 30 seconds, add a little water, bring to the boil and return the chicken to the pan.
Stir in the sauce mixture and with the pineapple and cook over a low heat for 15 mins or until chicken is cooked. Serve with the rice which of course you have cooked..

Snacks:
I have a large pot of low fat hummus that i need to eat so it's going to be the following for a couple of days..
1 1/2 tbs of hummus
1 1/2 ryvita

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Sunday Dinner

It's Saturday evening and the kids are at home, it's so nice to have everyone here... Not up to much this evening apart from watching a film and chilling in my pj's...how old am I...arghhhhh. Well i'm not that old, although the children think different.. Must try and get our more - 26th March Three Cups in Dover, going to see Martin Jonathan gig... can't wait http://www.martinjonathan.co.uk/ come along and have a listen.




Food for Sunday is:

Breakfast:


1 egg
2 slices wholemeal bread
4floz milk

scramble the egg, toast the bread and enjoy.

Lunch:

Tuna pitta
3oz Tuna in brine (drained)
1 whole meal pitta bread
salad leaves.
and eat..

Dinner:
1 grilled lamb chop (4oz in weight)
1/2 small baked potato
4 brocolli florets
a serving of carrots... (dessert spoon should do it)
4 Asparagus spears...
3 dessert spoons of gravy.

Snack:
1 1/2 ryvitas
2 tbs of hummus (low fat)

Friday, 4 March 2011

Friday 4th March 2011

A good start to the weekend began with a visit from my friend Karen. Time just flies when i see her... Great to catch up..
Popped to Tesco this afternoon, how embarrasing did that turn out to be. We filled the trolley up with food and stuff, went to the checkout where my friend was working, she put our good through the till whilst we were having a natter.. i then tried to pay.. There seemed to be a problem with my card it would not read the chip, so we were lead to the customer service desk (not by my friend, it was someone else) whose machine should have read it...did it?? no it didn't.!!!I ran outside to the cash point and the bloody machine gobbled up my card...arghhhhh.... well i thought the machine had eaten the card because the store had tried swiping it so many times, then the penny dropped... Going a shade of red, i'd realised i'd picked up an out of date card.. oh dear... Thomas came to the rescue, paid for my shopping and we left the store.. Oooops... New card found, money transferred to Thomas plus interest...

Food for tomorrow is:
Breakfast:
2oz' Muesli
4floz Milk
2 satsumas
1 low fat yoghurt

Lunch:
Egg Mayonnaise sandwich



1 Hard boiled egg
2 slices of wholemeal bread
1 tbs of light mayo
lettuce..



Dinner: Chicken Provencal casserole

2 skinless chicken thighs
1/2 chopped onion
3 cloves of garlic - whole with skins on
1/2 sliced green pepper
1/2 sliced yellow pepper
1 pinch or mixed herbs
1 pinch of oregano
2 chopped tomatoes
4 olives - sliced

Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and cook the chopped onion until softened
add the chicken and cook for a few minutes to brown. Add the garlic (whole with skins on), sliced pepper, chopped tomatoes and herbs. Cook over a low heat for around 30 - 35 mins or until the chicken is cooked.
Add the sliced olives before serving

Snackette:
1 1/4 oz of lightly salted popcorn.

I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend :-)

Thursday, 3 March 2011

and the food plan is??

It's Thursday yayyyyy.. I love Thursday's, it's the end of my working week as i don't work Fridays.. So i'm home now and can just relax... bliss :-)
Not a lot happening at the weeked apart from my hubby has a meeting at Eastwell Manor on Saturday. He's a photographer, not just a photographer but an excellent photographer. He and my son are Dover design wedding photographers. check them out on www.doverdesign.co.uk. they are amazing..






Breakfast:

2 Tbs of breakfast cereal of choice
2 slices of wholemeal bread
4 floz milk
sprinkle of of cinnamon
1 banana

eat the cereal, once you have done this toast the bread cover with banana and sprinkle the cinnamon...yum yum yum... ..

Lunch:
Tuna Salad sandwich
2 slices of wholemeal bread
3oz's Tuna, drained
1 level tbs of light mayo
Mixed Salad leaves
1 orange..

Dinner: Chorizo and Chicken bake.
3 small new potatoes - boiled
1 tsp of olive oil
4oz's chicken fillet
1 red onion quartered
1oz Chorizo - sliced
5 cherry tomotoes
1 garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon of thyme or herb of your choice

Preheat the oven to 200C, place the chorizo,chicken,garlic,herbs and tomatoes in the baking dish or tin. Drizzle the oil and bake in the overn for around 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked..

Snack:
2 ryvita's
1 1/2 tbs reduced fat hummus

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Week 2

whoop,whoop,whoop,whoop, Whoopeeeeeee

First week done, that was so easy and i don't feel as if i have missed out on anything, i have not had cravings, i've not been hungry oh and i've not exercised this week either...


How much have i lost...??? Start weight was ??.6.3 - today's weight ??.1.1 obviously i'm not going to give you the first figure, but as you can see i've lost 5.2 lbs in a week. Not bad eh. Most of that has gotta be water, after all the peeing i've done, it can't be anything else..lol..



So here's to the start of week 2.


Breakfast:
2 weetabix
4 floz milk
1 banana

Lunch:
1 bowl of soup of your choice (200ml)
2 slices of wholemeal bread
1 serving of low fat yoghurt

Dinner: Quorn with teriyaki sauce

1 teaspoon of vegetable oil
1 1/2 Oz's brown rice uncooked weight
1/2 red onion
1 clove of garlic
3oz Quorn pieces
1/2 green pepper - sliced or diced whatever you prefer
30z sweetcorn
4 Oz's mange tout - sliced
1 tbs of teriyaki sauce (Tesco sell a sachet of this for about 49p)

Heat the oil, and cook onion & garlic for about 4 mins,
add the quorn pieces and cook for a further 3 mins. Add the vegetable with a tablespoon of water and stir try until vegetables are tender.
stir
in the teriyaki sauce and heat through before serving.

Snack: Cheese Sandwich
1 slice of whole meal bread, 1oz of Feta cheese. Or anything else from the previous weeks choices..


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Day 7

So tomorrow is weigh-in day which also means the completion of week one on my diet.. (I will blog the loss tomorrow...) I do feel as if i have lost a few pounds but will find out for sure tomorrow morning.. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Here is my food plan for tomorrow however, if i have not lost a pound or 3 i'm going to eat cake..lol





Breakfast:

2 weetabix
Serving of milk

Lunch: Prawn filled pitta bread

1 whole meal pitta bread
3oz's prawns
1 tsp light mayonaise
mixed Salad or ice berg..

Just put it all together and you have a tasty tasy lunch.

Dinner:

Pork in sweet and sour sauce

1oz brown rice
4oz lean pork cut into strips
1 tsp cornflour
1 tsp of soy sauce
1/2 tbs white wine vinegar
1/2 tbs of tomato puree
1 tsp of sugar
1 tsp of vegetable oil
1 clove of garlic
1 piece of root giner (I use lazy ginger but it's up to you)
3oz's pineapple.

Place the pork in a bowl with the cornflour and soy sauce, toss together and elave to marinade.

to prepare the sauce - Mix the vinegar, tomato puree and sugar then set aside
Heat the oil in a non-stick fry pan and add the pork when the oil is hot.. Brown all over, takes about 5 minutes, set aside on a plate

in the same pan, fry the garlic and ginger for 30 seconds, add around 50ml or 2floz's of water, bring to the boil and rturn the pork to the pan. Add the sauce mixture and the pinapple and allow to cook over a low heat for around 15 mins, if needed add more water to prevent drying out.

Snack:

Ryvita
1 tsp peanut butter
1 low fat yoghurt - i might have this after my lunch...

Monday, 28 February 2011

day 6


Day six and it's still going well, i'm not even feeling hungry..
Here's the food plan..



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Breakfast:

1 1/2 oz Fruit and Fibre..
4 floz Milk
Low fat yoghurt


Lunch
:

200 ml soup of your choice, i'm having lentil and bacon, it's a large tin so will either share with hubby or have rest for lunch the following day.

Dinner: - Turkey Burger

4 1/2 oz Mince Turkey
1 oz chopped red onion
1 egg white
Pinch of mixed, any herbs will do
squirt of tomato puree
pinch of salt and loads of pepper (i love pepper)
1oz low fat cheese.. place on top of burger when burgers are cooked.

combine all the ingredients, roll mince into burger shapes and griddle or grill, what ever you prefer.. I'm making largish burgers which will take approx 8 mins each side to cook.

Serve with a nice mixed Salad...


Snack:
A nice large cup of tea and a slice of wholemeal toast.. I don't have it with butter just a thin spread of low fat Jam.. feels like a real treat :-)

Sunday, 27 February 2011

Day 5

Weekend's nearly over, blimey where did it go.. Time just flies doesn't it.. ??

It has been a tempting day today, i did have the pork dinner but the temptation of the rich rich gravy and left over roast potatoes was really difficult. I could have just sneaked a little spud and dipped it into that gravy...but i didn't. oh and the Yorkshire pud (kids always have Yorkshire puds with a roast) left on the side would have been a delight dipped in that gravy.. but i didn't do it.. drooling now, really drooling... God it had better be worth it when i step on those scales... Deprivation is not a good thing is it??

So the start of the week, what to eat... well here it goes.. This is what i will be eating tomorrow.. Is that another sign of getting old, knowing in advance what I'm having for dinner for the whole week.. Of course it isn't, i'm on a diet...arghhhhh..

Breakfast:

2oz Porridge
1 Banana


Lunch:

Scrambled egg
salt and pepper to season or to taste
1 egg
2 tbs semi skimmed milk
2 slices of wholemeal spread - toasted

mix the egg with the milk and zap in the microwave stir and serve

Dinner:

Thai green curry - yum yum yummeeeeeee
10z basmati rice - uncooked weight - cook first and then reheat
1/4 tim Reduced fat coconut milk ( found a tin in tesco for 49p)

1/2 tbs Thai green paste
405 Chicken fillet - cut into bite sized pieces (large pieces for my mouth then)
2 courgettes - Sliced
2oz Mange tout


Pour coconut milk into a wide pan, add curry past and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken and poach for 10 Min's turn just once.

add the courgettes and simmer for another 5 minutes, finally add the mange tout, simmer for another 5 mins and serve with the rice, which you would have cooked ages ago..

Snax:

4oz unsweetened popcorn. I have the salted stuff from Tesco ( yes i shop at Tesco, how did you guess??)

Oh i have noticed that my jeans are feeling a little more comfortable.. that's a good sign.. 2 more days and then i will tell you how much i have lost...

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Day 4

It's still only Saturday but i'd thought i'd get a step ahead on my food plan

I'm really hoping it's gonna be a dry day tomorrow It would be nice to take the boys for a nice long walk before getting stuck in the kitchen cooking dinner and making puddings.. No pudding for me :-(






Breakfast:
2 slices of wholemeal toasted bread teasppoon of low fat spread 1 tsp low fat peanut butter


Lunch:
200ml bowl of soup of your choice, i'm having Lentil and bacon...It's a large tin so i'll have the rest tomorrow..
2 slices of wholemeal soup
1 yoghurt - everyone else will be having either homemade lemon meringue or banoffe today so i think i'll save my yoghurt for my pudding... don't want to feel left out eh!




Dinner: Pork chop dinner 40z lean pork chop
2oz's carrot

1 tbs apple sauce

brocolli - normal portion size
aspargus -
4 stalks
1 small baked potato
3tbs gravy


grill the chop and cook the veg like you normally would serve and Enjoy ..


Snackette
:
2 Ryvita 1 tbs reduced fat hummus

I hope the next couple of pictures are not going to tempt you into eating some calorific pudding today, they wont' bother me in the slightest..


One of the two pudding's i'm making today..

Won't be having any of this, then again to be honest i'm not a pudding person..









Won't be having any of this either..am i bothered?? Not in the slightest - I make puddings but i'm not really one for eating them.

I shall stick to my little pot of low fat yoghurt and enjoy..:-_