Woke up 6am, too early to get up. Fell back to sleep and woke up 10am, too late, what a waste of morning Sun shine.
Sat in the garden with a coffee watching Pika playing with a little dead birdie. Not nice really, but he was having a whale of a time chucking it in the air and cAtching it with his paws.
R had to go to Heswall to collect her new glasses from the Opticians. So we all went in the car, me, Neil, R and J.
Persuaded R to try the ice cream parlour, it’s only a small place but lovely. She had a milkshake and then decided to have a bubblegum ice cream cone. I had a frozen raspberry yogurt cone. J had a frozen mango yogurt cone and Neil had a cinder toffee Ice cream cone.
It took R a while to relax, but she enjoyed it in the end. Small things like doing what we did today with my family make me feel really happy. I know R has a long way to go on the road to getting better but any little thing that she enjoys is lovely.
Trying my best to eat healthily and syn free! Made a cottage cheese quiche topped with red onion. Very yummy.
Went to Slimming World class earlier tonight Monday 7th July 2014. Am v pleased to say I had only a 1 lb gain. Class helped me to reset my focus and feel better about my 10 lbs loss so far.
I won the weekly raffle, a selection of veggies to roast with garlic and passata to make a tasty sauce. Tonight I roasted the veg and garlic ready for lunch tomorrow along with yummy Slimming World quiche (eggs and cottage cheese mixed and baked for a pastryless quiche).
I counted my syns for the day.
Well, back in work tomorrow. If I get up on time I’ll get dropped off slightly away from work and walk the last bit in. My back has been hurting a lot when walking so won’t attempt to walk the whole way, plus I have been suffering from intermittant claudication again and it makes it hard to walk lots, though walking is good for helping it.
I have shoulder physio in the morning.
I did sleep earlier today, not good for tonight’s sleeping. Plus its hot.
Time to read I think.
Half day in work. Didn’t eat breakfast which is something I mean to change. Came home, had some salad and homemade coleslaw with 40g cheese. Then at 2pm walked up to the village. Was a tiny bit of a struggle as my lower back was hurting and I was a bit puffed perhaps due to the beta blockers?. Still, I enjoyed the walk.
Got to the village and met Bill (Neil’s dad) then j came up in the car and the 3 of us went into the local pub for lunch.
I had braised steak with mash and peas. I did order dessert.
Ohhhhhh what to choose? All desserts seemed like they’d be high in syns. I chose trifle with cream.
It was gorgeous, but a massive portion and perhaps not the best choice. But I did enjoy it!!!!!!!! It was nice sitting in the pub chatting to J and Bill.
Got home, had a snooze due to large lunch! Didn’t have an evening meal as such, just a bowl of strawberries with creme fraiche.
J had taken R to the Opticians this morning then onto Chester Uni to take some books back.
Feel much more relaxed due to the pills Dr G put me on, so glad I got put on them. Hopefully when things here at home improve, I can then come off them eventually.
Made a chicken thing for lunch tomorrow. Chicken in creme fraiche with light mayo and curry powder, with a portion of my homemade coleslaw with lots of rocket salad leaves and tomato and celery. Then I’ll have fresh fruit for afters.
Am feeling very motivated and good about being on the Slimming World plan.
It’s 1:35 am so I’d better read for a little bit then go to sleep.
R had her first GCSE English exam this morning. J and I walked round the park oh yeah and we did go to cafe. I had breakfast but barely ate any of it.
I had my physio in the afternoon. Went to a friend’s house 6:30pm for coffee, thank you Sarah, Dave and Jaki. And I said no to cakes (French fancies), my favourite.
Pika (one of our 2 cats) came in about 11pm and appears to have been bitten on his back near his tail. It looks v nasty and Pika did cry out in pain whilst trying to lick the wound. We are going to take him to the vets tomorrow.
Neil has been crippled last few days with back pain, very severe. He can barely move.
Feeling just a little bit stressed.
What have I eaten today?
1 sausage/1 egg/1bacon/slice wholemeal toast
Sugar free jelly
Packet Mccoys crisps (13.5 syns)
Skimmed milk tea/coffees
Not exactly a balanced diet but still
Pleased I did some walking today. Maybe tomorrow I can do some more?
It’s now 1:20am and I can’t get to sleep.
Ok day in work. I have been counting every syn, 27 in total I’ve had today. Yes it’s a lot I know
2 white toast
50g of puffed wheat with splash of skim milk.
3 mini lemon profiteroles (auto correct said it was 3 mini projectiles but I saw the mistake and corrected it.myself), tiny they were.
But I counted. ok so slightly guessedimated on the projectiles as could only find chocolate ones online not these Asda diddy lemon ones. Could easily have eaten the whole packet no problemo.
Puffed wheat’s almost gone, I inhaled it, it is so light. I only put the milk in to keep it in the bowl!
Still feeling very motivated despite my over synness today. The main thing is to always count those extras.
So far I have not had any BLT’S (bites, licks or tastes), and if I do I shall count them.
I had my healthy B choice this.morning (2weetabix), a healthy A has been my skim milk, though.must be honest and say I don’t count what goes into teas and coffees.
It’s easy to avoid butters and spreads. I’ve given up mayo (even lite versions) as I am a fiend with it and will eat it with everything except roast dinners!
Exercise today? Does working 8am till 5 pm count? Hmmmm………thought not. Also I got up at 4am ish this morning, unable to sleep.
Fruit and Muller yogurt for breakfast tomorrow, see I’m planning in advance.
10 pm, bit of boring relaxing tv then off to bed for beauty sleep (or maybe I’m beyond that?!)
Feel OK. Bit down but OK. R is bit brighter today. Have persuaded J to come for a walk with me later up to the village and back, about 2 miles in all.
Had half a donut just now, Neil ate the other half. Have had 15 syns today, so it’s free foods for me later. Need to stay on track.
Sitting here with a creamy coconut face mask on! Trying to relax.
Have sorted out today and tomorrow off work.
Neil dad popped round for coffee earlier which was nice. He tried one of the Slimming World desserts I made earlier.
Trifle sponge soaked in coffee, skinny cappuccino light Muller yogurt, quark and sprinkle of chocolate options. A tirimasu dessert 2.5 syns. Totally yummy.
Think I will make Turkey and cauliflower stir fry fir tea tonight. Mind you Neil and the kids won’t eat that but they will have the turkey with something else.
Here’s ASH relaxing!
Nice life being a cat!
I’m not just doing it. Yes I’m eating healthier, but those pesky snacks n nibbles, grrrrrr……..
Got my cousins wedding do in mid June, want to be slimmer for that-better get moving.
Need to get counting my syns.
Not a lot planned for today, cleaning, lots of cleaning!
maybe just maybe I’ll get using the treadmill too!
Did I say I’m getting my shoulder done? Had my right one done in March, now at end of the month getting my left one done. Not looking firward to the general anaesthetic and morphine/tramadol mix though.
R is just pestering me to fix her clothes. i’d better go! .
Actually, I haven’t been that bad! I have had too many ‘syns’ for the week yes, but it’s not as bad as it could have been.
Ate a honeycomb Club chocolate biscuit today, but I ate it too fast instead of enjoying it (the guilt!).
Now I don’t normally like jam, even raspberry jam! But tonight I had a delicious small bread roll, crusty with butter and jam – Oh it was soooooo gorgeous.
Got a phone call from my GP surgery, I have to get my creatine (kidney function) blood test done again.worrying now that my kidney function is decreasing and I’ve moved on to like 2nd stage kidney disease (already in 1st stage).
Or maybe I’ve been eating far too much Turkey and chicken? Overdoing the protein can do that apparently? (Raise creatine levels).
Only 3 more days till am back to work. Got 2 weeks off in summer but can’t afford a holiday. OMG I’d love us all to have a holiday. We’ve not been on holiday for some time. It’s horrid not having anything to look forward to.
Can’t say I’ve been that good, but not that bad either!
Went out for lunch Tuesday with my son (23) J and after-in-law who’s 84. It’s lovely to get out with J, though he can talk your head off!!!! We went to a pub in the village that serves lovely food, 2 courses for £5:45. I had veg soup n roll (with butter) for starter and then quiche and chips and salad with coleslaw. It was so yummy!
Neil and I did go fir a 40 minute walk round another village, a really pretty village, later on.
Me on our walk.
Neil on our walk around.
This morning we went to few shops, called in Thornton s cafe, I had a coronation chicken sandwich with crisps and salad, not the best choice. Made a syn free quiche for tea.
Got 2 appoints tomorrow, shoulder Dr and physio. .
My beautiful girl.
Can’t believe it’s 3:47 am and I am still awake, so is Neil. I did have a long sleep in the afternoon till 10pm. Must stop doing this. I keep saying this. Can’t say I’m particularly tired though.
I did have 1/4 of an Easter egg towards the end of the day! My chocolate fix!! Made a slimming world 1/2 syn cake and some sugar free jelly. Made a healthy turkey + veg for tea.
Am not very hopeful for weight loss this week mainly cos I have had my maximum syns for the week, plus I have not been at all active really cept for some cleaning.
Kids had 2 Easter Eggs each.
Getting weighed tomorrow night.
Feeling fed up as per usual. Maybe I need some fresh air. I can go out, just because my lot stay in all the time doesn’t mean I should. Feels a bit lonely though. But trying to get them out now causes me too much stress.