morning! i feel great again today, the sun is out again, i could get used to this!
yesterday went really well, i had an alpen light bar in the afternoon for 3 syns but i could afford it so its ok i guess. i managed 6 large glasses of water, so thats one more than the day before, i'm aiming for another 6 today. i didnt eat any extra fruit than planned so that a plus too. We went for a walk after work with the dog (30 mins hilly walk), so that one of my two outings ticked off for the week, feeling a little like an exercise cop out after reading all my online friends blogs, you guys all work so hard, and i dont feel like i'm doing anything at all, i struggle for time to get out after work, and without my swimming membership i'm lost! never mind i can renew my membership on Tuesday so i'll be hitting out the lengths soon enough.
i made the mushroom stroganoff last night that i'd been so excited about all week, it was a schwartz packet, i used button mushrooms, closed cap mushrooms and portobello mushrooms, it was really nice, but too peppery for my taste, Ben liked it, and i guess if you like pepper it would be lovely, but i never really have pepper on anything! so i was a bit dissapointed, think i'll attempt my own sauce next time!
last night i also made dinner for tonight, i like doing that, it meant last night was busy and i didnt get sat down till gone 9.30pm, but my kitchen is spotless and my dinner is in a glass container in the fridge ready to heat through, so tonight we'll be eating 20 mins after we get in, and thats great! gives me the evening to study, hmmph not so great!
dinner for tonight is quorn chilli, its the first time i've ever tried this, its in a bid to be able to eat chilli etc on green days so i can have chilli AND rice without having an EE day. I haven't told Ben its quorn, i've just said its a new recipe i'm trying out, i'm going to see if he likes it before i tell him what it is, coz if i tell him first he'll be biased towards it and get it in his head that he doesnt like it before ever he starts! so i'll report back with results later! devious? me? oh yes!
My chilli consists of:
Onion, garlic, red pepper, 3 x sun dried tomatoes, 4 x cream cheese stuffed peppadew peppers, kidney beans, passata, a whole fresh red chilli, mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, mixed herbs and oregano and beef stock, i hope i like it, i tried it last night and it was yum it just tasted like very tender mince, but then sometimes you can try something in the pan and it tastes great and then get it on the plate and eat a whole meal of it and its not as nice! i'm quite excited about it!
Todays food diary looks like this:
Bfast: podge (HEB + 180ml of HEA) papaya, mango and strawb's, tea (50ml HEA)
Snack: banana, apple
Lunch: 3 x ryvita (1 = part of the HEB from this morning and 2 = half of my other HEB), 4 x laughing cow extra light (HEA), veg box, 2 x tangerines
Snack: Banana, alpen light bar (other half of final HEB)
Dinner: quorn chilli, rice, grated cheese (HEA), yoghurt
i aim to drink 6 large glasses of water and walk the dog again tonight (30 mins - hilly walk)