Meal Plan : 18.01.16 -23.01.16

Hi guys,

Two days in a row – I’m doing ok so far 🙂

I’ve not done a strict meal plan as I usually do. Instead what I’ve been doing recently is looking at how many meals I need and writing down what meals I fancy cooking and matching it up to the numbers. This gives me a bit more flexibility if I “don’t fancy it” that meal/day. It’s been working so far so big thumbs up.

I needed 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 3 dinners which is 15 meals altogether (There’s quite a few dinners out this week!).

Breakfasts
– Porridge with half milk, half water, banana and berries (maybe a teaspoon of peanut butter
– Omelet or scrambled eggs with a toasted bagel thin, bacon, mushrooms and half a tin of baked beans

Lunches/Dinners
– Beef stew with carrots, new potatoes, peas, onions, celery
– Mince stuffed bitter melon with homemade black bean sauce with wholegrain rice
– Mushroom risotto

Snacks
– Ryvita with Laughing Cow light triangle, cherry tomatoes, crushed black pepper
– Bananas/Berries
– Kimchi
– Milk chocolate coated rice cake thins
– Peanut butter and banana bagel thin

Hope that’s been helpful. It’s a lot easier for me to be a little less rigid and I’m more likely to stay on plan. I haven’t strayed too much – there may have been a snack here or there that’s not the best but my meals are pretty much on point.

Until next time.. x

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Grocery Shop – 20.01.16

Hi guys,

As promised, here is my grocery shop for the week. I still have some bits and pieces from the week before so it isn’t a great massive shop.

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Dry things: Tilda wholegrain basmati & quinoa microwave rice, Tilda wholegrain basmati microwave rice, Tetley tropical green tea, Tetley mango and passion fruit green tea, Ryvita Mediterranean herb crisp bread and Asda’s milk chocolate rice cake thins.

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Fresh things: cherry tomatoes, Laughing Cow light triangles, blueberries, bananas, strawberries, 2x mini fruit platter.

Total: £15.97 – not too bad. I was in and out of Asda within 15-20 minutes which is quite rare for me! I’ll be posting my meal plan in the next couple of days – I’m having a horrible time remembering to take photos of my food so there won’t be a food round up quite yet!

Until next time.. x

Update

Hi guys.

It’s been a while. I promised I was back a few months ago and since then my life got a load of crazy. I’ve been working super hard setting up a business for a friend so all my free time has been taken up and my ex moved to Thailand so it’s been a mix of exhaustion and up and down emotions.

So I am officially back. I’m setting out time in my schedule to blog and I’m going to officially commit. I’ve been quite good recently – I didn’t overindulge over Christmas and I’m currently two pounds off my lowest weight in the last three years. Last time I posted I was following Cambridge and I decided just before Christmas to try and relax so I’m currently not following any plan and just healthy eating.

I’m trying to snack less and kind of following Slimming World I suppose but not strictly. I’ve had a few meals out and some snacks but making sure I’m drinking lots of water. In the past two weeks I’ve lost 5 pounds so I guess something’s working! I’m trying to relax a lot so not counting syns, points, calories and just trying to use my best judgement. Really trying hard to get more sleep (not working out too well) but I’m getting there. Plus I’m going to try and get myself back in the habit of snapping my meals again 🙂

I’ve also been making strides with my comfort eating which is amazing (even to me!). Despite some really emotional events happening (including tonight!), I’ve not immediately gone to eat a takeaway. You’ll be pleased to know that I’m a month takeaway food free – whoop! It’s the small things, right?

OK, so I’m going to leave it here for now as it’s becoming quite lengthy! I’ll be back in the next couple of days. I’ll be doing my food shop hauls again, especially as I’m trying to save up for a house deposit so keep an eye out!

Until next time.. x