Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Butternut Squash & Feta Filo Pie

Continuing my quest for interesting vegetarian dinners once a week, I recalled a pie I had made for my vegetarian friend a couple of years ago when I had a small dinner party. The rest of us were having the Hairy Dieters Chicken Tangle Pie so I needed something I could use the filo pastry. While I couldn't remember the exact recipe I used, I did remember the star ingredients and so I started there. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: April Week 4

This weeks weigh in was not the best. I was up 3lbs when I stood on the scales and I have to say I was a little shocked. I wasn't expecting a loss but I know I did nothing to deserve a 3lb gain. I didn't drink enough water, and it really was probably one of the most important weeks to get enough water in. I'm usually up or STS this week and next week of the month, but 3lbs seemed to be a little unfair. I seem to be saying this at least once a month going over my posts from the past few months, but I'm totally ok with it. I know it'll be down again in a week or 2 and I can't dwell on it.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Spinach & Quark Cannelloni

Back when I was a teenager I was a vegetarian for 4 years. It started out as 'ethical' reasons, not wanting to eat lamb after seeing it in the fields earlier on that week, but I think the main reason it stuck so long is because I am stubborn. I didn't want to give up. I wasn't a good vegetarian, my diet largely consisted of pasta with tomato sauce and lots of convenience foods.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In - April Week 3

Another week down and another weigh in done. I was really nervous after last Sundays blow out, but I had stuck to the plan for the rest of the week so I was a little hopeful. I didn't need to be nervous because I was down another half pound which means I am at my lightest weight since I was 23. I'm not switching to maintenance just yet, I want to give a go and see if I can finally get to my original goal of 10 stone. Back when I got to goal originally, I decided my body felt more comfortable at 10 stone 7lbs, and it wouldn't be practical even if I got to 10 stone to be able to maintain there. So while I still consider my goal weight 10 stone 7lbs, I'd really like to try and get to 10 stone and see if I can hover a little lower than my actual goal to make maintenance a little easier. I'm in no rush to get there, just going to keep plugging away at it. The next 2 weeks won't see much if any loss, but will be sticking to my meal plans and working up those fit points either way.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: April Week 2

Another week has come and gone and April is fully in swing, April showers are here to prove it! I had a great week last week, and it showed on the scales. I think that all the running is finally catching up on the scales. I lost 3.5lbs this week which means I am actually under my goal weight. That only has happened one other time since getting to goal so i was pretty delighted with myself. The problem was what happened after my weigh in.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Chilli & Ginger Glazed Cod

We've been eating a lot of Asian inspired food lately and I'm really loving it. The freshness and delicate nature of the flavours all mixed together make such a lovely light but satisfying meal. Cod is such great value smartpoints wise but it can be very boring on its own, but pairing it with some ginger and chilli really complements the texture and flavour of the fish.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Weekly Weigh In & Meal Plan: April is Here

This weeks update is going to be pretty brief as I am absolutely exhausted! It feels like there are just not enough hours in the day! Last week was easter week and after seeing a very big wedding gain I was hoping to just about get away with a STS when it came to weigh in. Delighted to end up losing half a pound this week. I know it may not seem like much to some, especially since I gained 3.5lbs last week, but I know my body and for the week thats in it I was lucky to lose anything at all.