Another couple of pounds lost last week, which I think is good going since it included an award ceremony dinner and a night out with friends! Even my watch is feeling looser which is odd! Guess I am losing inches all over my body, though, and not just my ‘problem areas’. Bit more of a quiet week this week thank goodness, so looking forward to getting back on track.
Day 21 (Monday)
Breakfast – Eontu Meal Replacement Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
Think I am getting the hang of making this now! Best to do it in a pan and stir frequently – makes it much better. Loving the taste, the apple and cinnamon are not overpowering at all. Fab start to the day after a heavy week!
Lunch – Cold day and am a bit hungry, so plump for some Eontu Cottage Pie:
Took a picture before it was cooked this time, so you could see that it actually looks like chunks of mince in there, and they have a similar texture as well. Once you get your head around the fact that it doesn’t look like a traditional cottage pie as the ‘potato;’ is mixed in with everything else – it is actually one of the tastiest things I’ve eaten in a while! Perfect for this time of year as well.
Dinner – Good old Spaghetti Bolognese. The delicious taste of this never fails to surprise me and I love the little bits of ‘pasta’ in it as well!
Drank – water
Day 22 – Tuesday
Breakfast – Bowl of Special K ‘Oats & Honey’ with skimmed milk. Usually not a breakfast person if I am honest, which is a pain when I am trying to get my son to eat and he says ‘but you’re not eating mummy!’. Anyway, I like this cereal because it is oaty and sweet.
Lunch – Bowl of ‘Sausage Soup’ from the canteen at work. Delicious, and only ate half the huge hunk of brown bread that came with it! Soup was packed full of veg too so felt quite virtuous!
Dinner – Left over lamb curry from last night. A smaller portion than I would usually have – and to be honest there isn’t usually anything left over!
Definitely feel like my appetite is starting to decrease, so I am not eating as much as I would normally do on non fast days. Got to be a good thing!
Drank – water and tea.
Day 23 – Wednesday
Breakfast – Eontu Apple and Cinnamon Porridge (made in a pan)
Lunch – Eontu Red Bean Chilli. Had a lot of work on and was feeling quite hungry so decided to go for a ‘main meal’ at lunch time instead of a soup. Love the flavour of this, definitely one of my favourite Eontu meals.
Dinner – Eontu Chicken Soup – the best. Creamy and tasty and with little ‘croutons’. Really a meal in a bowl.
Drank – water
Day 24 – Thursday
Breakfast – Special K Oats and Honey with Skimmed Milk
Lunch – Wasn’t feeling that great and really craved a McDonalds – pitfalls of having a drive through less than two minutes away from my house. But, willpower won over and I had chicken and barley soup from Sainsburys instead! Whoo- crisis averted. (Oh yeah, and i had a couple of slices of white bread as well, shh don’t tell anyone!)
Dinner – Hubby had an idea for Christmas day to make the Turkey less dry. Take the legs off, debone them and stuff them with sausage meat. So, tonight we had a practice to see if it worked – and it did 🙂 Turkey was lovely and moist. Served with hash browns.
Drank – Water, tea with skimmed milk, two small glasses of red wine.
Day 25 – Friday
Breakfast – Bowl of Special K with Oats and Honey, and skimmed milk
Lunch – Out Christmas shopping with mum so had lunch at Hoopers Department Store in Wilmslow. Lots of great tasty things on offer, but tried to be healthy by opting for a Greek Mezze Platter – hummous, falafel, greek salad and cous cous. Served with white pitta bread, but didn’t eat that. Whole thing was delicious. Unfortunately the photo I took didn’t turn out, so you will just have to take my word for it!
Dinner – Husband was out for the night so I was left to fend for myself! Wanted something quick and easy after taking Mini Me to his Aikido class, so went for Sainsburys Finest Moussaka and some coleslaw.
Drank – Water, tea with skimmed milk and no sugar, couple of small glasses of white wine.
Day 26 – Saturday
Breakfast – Nothing – was running late for football – oops!
Lunch – Couple of slices of smoky bacon at mother in law’s house – no bread.
Dinner – Christmas film night with Mini Me, so we had a Domino’s Piza take out as a treat. He went for a plan Margherita, and I went for an Italiano which has a thinner base and topped with goats cheese and red onion. Delicious and a really nice treat.
Drank – Tea with skimmed milk and no sugar, water, white wine.
Day 27 – Sunday
Breakfast – Bacon without any bread or sauce. Cup of tea with skimmed milk and no sugar. Made by hubby so always tastes better 🙂
Lunch – Bit of a hectic weekend, with Christmas and Birthday Parties, so had a little family lunch out at a local pub. Opted for a Tex Mex Platter as I was starving, but tried to be a little bit good by swapping the fries for Sweet Potato Fries!
Dinner – Went to my Nephew’s Pool Party at a local lesiure centre, so just had some sausages, few crips and a couple of glasses of diet coke!
Drank – Water, Tea with skimmed milk and no sugar, diet coke