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Week 22

Current weight 13 stone 12…which is roughly 87.99kg or 194lbs

Wow, from Christmas Day until News Years Day I actually lost 2lbs! My secret? Actually on this occasion pure will power!

So, can you believe I have been doing this for 22 weeks??? I can’t believe it has been that long, but I intend now to start this year as I intend to go on, time to crack this diet thing, and no excuses now as work is quieter (if there is such a thing) my lodger has gone (although I do miss them!) and finally after 18 days my sore throat has finally gone.

So, last week I added another lunch to the recipes, this time I dabbled with a vegan dish (although when you read it you will realise I did actually include meat in the first version). You can go directly to it by clicking on Mushroom Pasta if you like mushrooms you will not be disappointed and this one was not only a £1 to make it took 10 minutes!

I have also trialled, but took no pictures a breakfast burrito recipe I came across, low in calories, apparently freezes well (will let you know how that goes when I defrost the first one) and reasonably cheap to make! Perfect for those mornings when you want something filling but have not got the time to make it. Watch this space.

Finally, mini me has asked for some help with menu planning and budgeting and so I created this shopping list – menu planner from one I had used myself before that works providing you use it! Mine was laminated and so this can be printed and laminated or just create your own version to use with this to get you going. It can be downloaded Shopping-List.

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Week 21

Happy Christmas!

Gutted to read the scales this morning as 14 stone, the last few weeks have been hard but that is no excuse, have had a sore throat now for nearly 2 weeks (also not an excuse) but one more Christmas dinner to eat (yes tomorrow I eat another one) and then it is time to refocus myself again. Lodger has gone, no excuse to not eat healthier and 2 more weeks off work to sort things out for the month ahead.

Pre planning meals is the term I think I need to focus on!

Finally, Tesco flavoured water is a no as my heart rate it 80 as a resting heart rate by Friday. The only issue is whether it was the drink or my sore throat…we shall see but may need to try the 3 weeks again once the sore throat finally goes!

Watch this space.

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Week 20

Current weight 13 stone 12…which is roughly 87.99kg or 194lbs

I can’t lie, although I have put on another pound, after having had a fairly relaxing week and a weekend on the sofa feeling sorry for myself fighting off a sore throat (it hasn’t won yet but I am still fighting it!) I am not really surprised. And before next Tuesday’s weigh in (OMG that is Christmas Day!!!) I am actually eating out 3 more times…

Last week I actually ate out two days in a row, the first meal I just had a main course and the 2nd meal I just had a starter. I think in some respect that is the better choice. Tonight I looked at the menu and decided straight away I would miss dessert and so going for the prawn and avocado starter, only the sauce to worry about and then a turkey roast, where I intend to eat all the vegetables first so if I am full it is before I tackle the roast potatoes! I can’t remember the last time I ate a meal that large anyway so I could be full just on the starter! Tip to myself and other? Drink plenty of water, the more I can drink the less I will eat.

Building on last weeks link I shared, I have couple of other ones I have just not had time to share with you, but just things I found interesting.

Why we gain weight in winter – I am not saying I agree with this I should add, I just found it interesting!

I was on a diet for 18 years – This did make me wonder about diets and the journey I am trying to go on and how there is no easy solution here.

And finally….for those who like a stew, 18 stew recipes for weight loss – am aiming to try some of these in the New Year, as I love a stew…

And yes, I will post next Tuesday on Christmas Day but am thinking most of you will see it and so now I wish you a very Happy Christmas!

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