Another pound off this week – slowly chipping away at the flab. It’s very frustrating that my weight loss has slowed just when I really don’t want it to but I guess I should be proud of my loss so far and just keep going at it. I’m 14 stone 13 now, so I’ve broken into the next stone. I haven’t been in this stone bracket since my honeymoon in 2009!
I set myself a few challenges this week to see if it would help boost my losses – as you can see I wasn’t overly successful despite my efforts, lol!
1. To eat at least 7 speed vegetables a day –
Challenge successfully undertaken!
2. Scan Bran Challenge
5 scan bran (Scandinavian Bran) a day as your Healthy Extra B choice or 5 syns. I did this for 5 days, 2 at breakfast, 3 at lunch topped with cottage cheese and either tomato or cucumber. You need to make sure that you drink plenty of water with them. I had at least 8 cups of hot water a day.
3. Plenty of soup and salads
I had 4 big salads this week, 3 of them as part of my main meal. And for two days I had a lovely homemade butternut squash and carrot soup for lunch.
So what else have I enjoyed this week?
This is pizza topped courgette with Linda McCartney Rosemary and Red Onion Sausages and salad – my husband said this was a revelation, lol! I halved a courgette, scooped out the seeds, lined the valleys created with half a teaspoon of tomato puree and a sprinkle of dried oregano per half, topped with pan fried mushrooms and garlic and a sprinkled 30g of cheese on each as our Healthy Extra A choice. We will definitely be having these again, all the taste of a pizza on a courgette! Lol!
On Saturday I recoloured my hair. I’ve been using the same colour for a while now but it had gone brassy and uneven after the last colour so I decided to try a new colour! I bought John Frieda Precision Foam Colour 9A Light Ash Blonde – on offer in Boots at the moment for £4.99. I went from this:
So happy with the results – a lovely soft natural blonde colour! I shall be purchasing it again!
On Sunday I cooked a whole chicken in my slow cooker and made three meals out of it – we had the breasts with some potato wedges and a gorgeous 10 speed veggie pizza bake. Fry off veg with oregano added, drizzle over some tomato puree and sprinkle with 2 HEA of cheese and bake in oven for 10 minutes to melt the cheese – gorgeous!
And we had the remaining chicken with salad last night.
So it’s been an enjoyable week with lots of nice new meals to add to my repertoire but I would have been happier with a slightly bigger loss!
See you next week folks! x