Wednesday, 15 November 2017

One benefit of being ill

I lost 2 lbs this week. Which in birthday week is a good result. It also takes me to my 'Christmas gift to me'. 
But maybe I should wait until the ravages of the pre-Christmas season take their toll before celebrating.

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

How can people make themselves sick?!

After a bad - but very good - day on Sunday I've been back on the diet wagon fairly strictly.

And then last night I spent a long time throwing up in the toilet. Meaning I've not eaten yet today. I may try some weetabix later.

So maybe it will balance out at weigh-in tomorrow. Although this is not the way I would choose.

Monday, 13 November 2017

My birthday ...

meringue cake, made by Daughter.
Meringue cake pavlova
But apart from that and about six packs of fun-size Maltesers I was very quite good foodwise.

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

Feeling like a proper housewife

I was going to have a baked potato for lunch but then decided that soup wouldn't take much longer to prepare. So I chopped up onion, celeriac and leeks, and let them sweat a bit before adding vegetable stock and then simmered until the celeriac was soft. A quick whizz and it was ready for eating. And very tasty it was too.

Syn free and lots of speed. I'm going to call it Liz's Leek and Celeriac soup because I invented it. Okay, other people might have cooked it before but I thought of it all by myself.
leek and celeriac soup
And while I was waiting for it to cook I made a quick batch of chocolate raisin slice for Zac's tonight. Definitely not syn-free!


Monday, 6 November 2017

A bargain bundle of food

In Slimming World last week the consultant gave us an early Christmas present: not one but two vouchers for free SW meals at Iceland. Worth £3 each.

I hadn't tried any of the range but thought, as we were in the area, I'd stop
at Iceland and pick up a couple to put in the freezer for emergencies. I ended up with a bagful. All for £7.50.

Ridiculously pleased with myself at the bargain. I hope I like them now.

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Weigh in day update 2

Disappointing. Lost one pound. So still half a pound short of my half stone sticker. 

And before I went to the weigh-in I was with the rest of the family at Verdi's. I sat and watched as they ate cake and ice cream and I had a cup of tea. (I have made up for it since with a quiet gorge. Back on the wagon tomorrow.)

Must try harder.