So, WI last week. I was going to get back to you wasn’t I? And then events overtook me on Thursday and I didn’t have time. Let’s start with the good news: I lost 1lb and a ¼. Which – and don’t tell me you didn’t see this one coming – brings us to the bad news: I weighed myself yesterday and have put on 1lb ¾. List of things which have taken me to this dismal state of affairs: 2 hot cross buns, ¼ piece bread, 4 glasses of wine (over 4 nights I hasten to add), 3 mini crème eggs, 6 coconut M&Ms and more of the officially sanctioned chocolate than is, er, officially sanctioned. I’m going to have a good week and take stock next week and make some decisions on what I can change/cut out then. But I'm not convinced that this was such a heinous stash that it justifies an almost 2lb gain.
For those that are wondering what I’m eating, this is a typical weekday menu:
Breakfast – berries, 100g yoghurt, 1 tsp each of sunflower seeds, 2 tsp flaked almonds, 6 walnut halves.
Lunch – home-made soup. If it ever gets warm enough, this will change to salad.
Snack – 100g macadamias
Dinner – fish and veg (eg tonight is Cajun salmon and roasted ratatouille), couple of squares dark chocolate
Now, sometimes there are cheesy things in the dinner – not slabs of the stuff but in recipes. And at weekends I have a more substantial breakfast – a cheese and mushroom omelette or scrambled eggs with bacon/smoked salmon. And the weekend also includes a glass or two of wine. But that’s pretty much it.
Perhaps I can find a new breakfast – any ideas? That would cut those nuts and seeds which I am suspicious of. I prefer something that I can have at work since when I walk in, I like to delude myself that I’m burning fat by doing it before I eat. Breakfast is always a problem. And maybe I can find a better afternoon snack. But lunch and dinner are stellar I think.
Next week should be pretty straight forward and assuming it doesn’t hail as much as it did last night (AND I had nubuck boots on – not good) I can walk in most mornings and we’re due to do our inaugural cycle on Saturday. I predict a very painful pelvis for Sunday/Monday/Tuesday...