Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: Half Marathon Edition

Last week after my fantastic week I was looking forward to my weigh in. I knew I had followed the plan, done plenty of exercise and I was feeling pretty lean. I lost 1lb which I am pretty happy with. I was away on Thursday overnight for work and so my food was all over the place for the day and I did not eat well and it spilled over a bit into the Friday. I decided instead of trying to track SmartPoints, since I had a lot of running to do over the weekend, tracking calories might be a little easier. I did start my carb load on Friday and decided that I needed to eat back most/all of my excercise calories in preparation for the race. I am not sure I am going to have as good a result on the scales this Thursday but to be honest I am not that bothered, I needed the food and wouldn't have changed anything about the weekend.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fish Taco's

I know I have been awful at posting recipes. I have been collecting them in my little recipe book for months but things have been so manic for me, I just haven't got myself together to post them. I am finally back into the rhythm of posting my weeklies meal plans I can get back to posting some recipes.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: August Week 2

Slipped back to my old ways a little last weekend and I didn't really track anything. I was out for dinner and made the healthiest choices I could, but I drank plenty and fed my hangover the next day. I knew I had done some damage and even though I got myself back on track on Monday, I was not surprised when I saw that I had gained 2lbs when I weighed in on Thursday morning. So I gave myself a bit of a kick in the bum and planned out my bank holiday weekend ensuring I would be able to stay within my weeklies and dailies.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pan Fried Hake with Samphire Risotto

I love fish, and we try to have it at least once a week at home. My favourite fish tend to be a bit on the pricier side, so its always good to find interesting ways of serving the slightly cheaper cuts rather than just baking it in the over.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: August Week 1

Another week down and despite the crazyness of last weekend, I managed to pull things back and lose 2.5lbs this week. I got a little cocky after my loss and I have to admit I was a little lax at the weekend. I was off work from Thursday through to Sunday and I wasn't as good at tracking as I should have been and probably had one too many treats. I did a fair amount of exercise and have been back at it properly since yesterday so hopefully I have not done too much damage....though I need to really cop on to myself a bit! 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: July Week 4

End of July already, but at least the sun is making itself at home! Last week was a pretty good week for the most part. I used up all my weeklies at the weekend thinking I wouldn't use any for the rest of the week, but since my birthday was Tuesday it was rather silly of me to think I would skip dessert that day. And I ended up having 2!! So I was over my weeklies a bit and ended up gaining a pound at my Thursday morning weigh in (I think mother nature played a part in it too). 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: July Week 3

For the first week in a long time, last week I felt properly in control. Things were still fairly stressful in work, but instead of allowing the stress to consume every part of my life I made a conscious effort to concentrate on being good to myself and try to leave the stress at work. I focused on my meal plans and enjoying my time away from the office more than I have been over the past couple of weeks.