Thanks everyone. I've been so busy this week, but I've stuck to plan and I'm still feeling great! I'm back home with my family for the bank holiday weekend, so I'm hoping to resist temptation to slip back to eating bad food. I really fancied Chinese last night, but I had a jacket potato with spaghetti hoops and salad instead. My boyfriend was being mean and showing me photos of pizza to try and tempt me, but I managed to resist. We're going to try and make our own healthier pizzas on Monday, hopefully they'll be tasty because pizza is my ultimate weakness. Hope you all have a lovely weekend! Sent from my iPad using MiniMins.com
I do occasionally, for the plan to be a realistic way of life you have to be able to include everything... There are some guidelines for syns in your plan book but tbh I'd probably just assume it was loads and write it off as an off plan meal!
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Today has been another good day I forgot to prepare overnight oats last night so I just had a hi-fi light bar and an apple for breakfast. Had leftover pasta and salad for lunch, and then went food shopping after work. I've bought tons of herbs and spices and stuff to get a proper stock cupboard up and running, so I can be prepared to cook anything I fancy. Tonight I made spaghetti bolognese from scratch for the very first time, and it was really tasty! I used onions, sweetcorn, green pepper, and two tins of chopped tomatoes, and I chucked in a stock pot and some Italian herbs. It was a big packet of mince, so I've managed to have tea tonight, lunch for tomorrow, and two extra portions made up to keep in the freezer. I'm really chuffed with myself because I honestly don't think I've ever chopped an onion before! So now I've got lots of yummy foods in the cupboard and the fridge, and I'm feeling really positive about the rest of the week. I'm aiming to lose 2lbs per week from now on, but obviously I'll be happy if I lose more. I haven't quite gotten round to introducing exercise into my new lifestyle just yet, but I'm working on it. Also, in other news, I've managed to bag myself a job interview for a new teaching job closer to home where my parents and boyfriend live, so fingers crossed I might be able to move back home in the summer and finally move in with my boyfriend! Exciting times It'll be really good for me to move back home so I can live like a proper adult, instead of feeling like I'm still a student going home for the weekends and holidays. I'm 26 now, and I want to settle down. We're planning to get married in two years and then start a family, and I can't do that if I'm living 90 miles away. I'm really excited about it, please keep your fingers crossed for me!
Bit of a weird day today. Food-wise I've been fine, but a guy has gone missing from my home town and it's really shaken me. I went to uni for my PGCE and was on placement with the guy's girlfriend. It's the kind of thing you don't expect to happen to anybody you actually know in real life. He went out in Newcastle on Monday night, and hasn't been seen since around midnight. They think he might have gotten a taxi or tried to walk back home to Hebburn (about 20 minutes drive, so much longer walking), and he just didn't turn up. He didn't turn up for work at 4pm on Tuesday and his phone is dead. Nobody has seen him since he left the club around midnight on Monday. I honestly can't believe something like this could happen, and all I've had on my mind today is how would I cope if something like that ever happened to my boyfriend or a member of my family? It's absolutely awful. Food for today has been a bit minimal. I started work at 10am so I only had my breakfast on my lunch break at 12.30. I had leftover spaghetti bolognese for tea when I got home at 5.30pm. I haven't really been feeling hungry, maybe it's the shock and stress of the situation. Hopefully there'll be some news soon.