Anyways here I am. I am so pleased with how Slimming World is going for me. Im not sure if its because I'm determined to lose weight now or if the plan just fits into my life better this time, but whatever it is its working.
Ive really enjoyed cooking all my meals from scratch this past week. I know its only my second week but I'm not bored at all, which can only be a good thing right?
I made 4 recipes out of this months SW magazine and all were filling and delicious! I'll share some pics of what I made further in the post.
Although id stuck to plan 100% again this week I didn't feel like id lost much to be honest. With TOTM looming I thought I may have lost a pound or stayed the same.
I was absolutely gobsmacked when I stood on the scales and the lady said id lost 5.5lb!!!! First thing I did was swear, oops but that was just the shock! I wasn't going to stay to class as we were going out for my anniversary, but I had to after that. I can safely say I smashed my first target of 7lb!
I really enjoyed the talk afterwards especially as I got to share all the lovely foods id made.
Not only did I have my half stone award, but I also had slimmer of the week. Chuft! Im still over the moon and I'm so grateful for all the support not only from my class but from friends too :)
Here are some of the lovely meals I've made this week:
Piri Piri chicken bake with wedges and fruit salad
Roasted chilli and tomato pasta bake
My favourite weekend breakfast:roast salmon with scrambled egg & spinach
Tandoori chicken starter and beef kofta curry from SW Curry Heaven book
Weekday breakfasts have been porridge with a blob of nutella and fruit
The past week I've also started running again. I have found it quite hard but I know in time it will get easier again. Its mad how quick you can lose your fitness, but also how quick you can build it back up. Im aiming to run 2-3 times a week again and hopefully be back to running long distances again. I intend on doing the Swansea 10k again this year, so will need to get my distance up in preparation for that.
Im now going into my 3rd week I plan to just keep doing what I'm doing. Im aiming to lose 1lb next week but if I'm honest i'll be surprised if I don't stay the same after this weeks loss. I'll be happy either way!
Ive had a busy week overall. Our house is finally getting back to normal since we had a leak which is nice and it was our 3rd year wedding anniversary this week. We went out to a lovely Italian restaurant and I ate ALL the carbs! I slept well that night haha!
Ive also started getting back into a skincare routine as the past few weeks its gone to the wayside and its definately showing in my skin. So Ive stocked up on the Liz Earle products that I love and I'm getting back into cleansing, toning, moisturising and using a weekly face mask.
I was really impressed with my Liz Earle order this month, as a valued customer they sent me two lots of freebies, first being a travel size cleanser with muslim cloth and a 100ml pump bottle cleanser with muslim cloth in a cute little bag. Very impressed! I absolutely love their products and id never change now. I'll have to do an updated skincare post in the coming weeks.
If theres anything you'd like to read about/want to know please let me know.
Until next time.....