Tuesday is weigh day and this week I was looking forward to going. I have been really good this week and although I went over my calories slightly on Saturday, I was slightly under every other day and ended up 82 calories under total which I think is very good. I have also exercised quite consistently. So off I went to the leisure centre to get on those scales feeling quite optimistic.
Oh my goodness, you won’t believe it! I LOST 6 POUNDS THIS WEEK !!!!!!!! That means I have lost 21 pounds this year so far which is one and a half stones. I didn’t expect to lose that much and am a bit worried that the scales are wrong. But I won’t anxst too much about that and will assume they are correct and consider this an amazing week. To finish this week I ate within calories and managed a walk.
Any self-respecting Scotsman would hitch up his kilt and run to the hills screaming rather than eat my “porridge” today. I started by wanting to make a traditional porridge and use the Pinhead Oats, also known as steel cut oats, I have. In Scotland they tend to eat porridge made with oats, water and salt rather then the sweet and milky version we favour in England. However, after looking online I found this recipe for perfect porridge and decided to try it. It seemed to be a blend of the 2 styles.
It asked for 1/4 cup each of pinhead and rolled oats. They are very different to each other to look at and in cooking times. I used almond milk instead of dairy milk and made it with my pink silicon spatula rather than a traditional spurtle! I also added chia seeds for extra protein and satiety. I followed the cooking method in the recipe and it was a good consistency and tasted ok but not quite exciting enough. An apple would make the difference. Perfect. A lovely bowl of apple porridge made by just grating the apple and stirring it in.
I worked form home today and took advantage of some clear skies to take the dogs over the road for a walk.
We got back just before the rain began again.
Time for lunch and I made roasted red veggies with chicken and salad. I roasted 2 tomatoes with thyme, salt and pepper for half an hour and then added beetroot and red pepper and roasted them all for another half hour. I didn’t use any oil.
Every mouthful was an absolute pleasure. Apart from the beetroot which was not cooked enough. This is one of the tastiest lunches I have eaten for a while. Why don’t I roast tomatoes more often?
497 delicious and fabulous calories.I had a lot of work to do today so I was tired by this evening. Harvey still feels off colour and once again wasn’t hungry. I couldn’t be bothered to cook so I cheated tonight.
I would have liked to add some spinach but I didn’t have any. A little fresh basil would have to do.
6 pounds lost eh?