Friday 6 November 2015

It's Not All About The Scales!

This week I lost, a small loss of half a pound but at least it was a loss!  I had thought it would have been more because my stomach didn't feel as bloated and my clothes didn't feel as tight, therefore I am ignoring what the scales have said and I'm giving myself a pat on the back for another good week where I have felt TOTALLY IN CONTROL.

This week I've mixed my breakfasts up a bit so I don't get bored, I've also been looking for a breakfast I can have at my desk because I'd have to eat too early if I had breakfast before I left for work (and that could lead to 4 meals a day by having extra!) So breakfast this week included slices of banana generously spread with peanut butter!!!
I tried out this product, PPB, which is powdered peanut butter.  It's expensive, I got it from Holland and Barrett for £9.29 but getting a second jar in their penny deal did make it more reasonable.  It's 1.5 SYNs per tablespoon and you mix it with water to the consistency you require. I think it tastes really great.  You can also get PB2 from Amazon for about £5.50.
I didn't manage to try a new vegetable this week, I really love vegetables and there wasn't anything in Tesco that I hadn't already tried so I'll have to look further afield this week.  I did manage to get lots of walking done, even in the eerie fog:
That meant I managed to achieve my goal of getting at least 10,000 steps on 5 days :)
I also made one of my favourite recipes and I'll share it with you now, you will need:

Peppers roughly chopped - I used 3
An onion sliced
Garlic finely chopped
Fish stock - about 900mls
A pinch of saffron
Risotto rice - about 225g
Fish - I use a fish pie mix
Fry the onion and peppers in Fry Lite for about 10 minutes;
Add the fish stock, garlic and saffron, bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes:
Add the risotto rice and simmer for a further 20 minutes or until the rice is almost cooked, you may want to add more stock and you will need to give it a stir every now and then:
Add the fish and cook for another 5 minutes, or until the fish is cooked:
And serve! This dish can also be made with orzo pasta instead of rice and it's just as delicious :)  It's very filling and leftovers can be stored in the fridge for a couple of days and reheated when needed.
This week was the Miss Slinky competition and I was really proud to be a runner up, here's my prize :)
So another week has passed where I am feeling good about where I am and where I'm heading.  I know that I have made good choices this week and I can't tell you how pleased I am that I have so far resisted an Eggnog Latte from Starbucks, I'm saving that treat for Saturday :)  Last year I would probably have already had about 6 cups of the stuff already so I know my head is in the right place now.

This week I am committing myself to:

1. Finding a vegetable I haven't tried.
2. Digging out the Wii and using it for some fun Body Magic.
3. Losing 2lbs.

See you next week!

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx


Becky said...

Well done on staying so committed this week. I'm sure you will see a bigger loss next week. Have you tried overnight oats? You could make them in a Tupperware and take them into work. The craze in our group atm is making them with the apple strudel muller light - delicious! In fact I am eating mine now! Good luck for this week x

Virginia said...

Oh you sound like you've had a great week - well done you!

Sian said...

Well done you!

I like the sound of that recipe. I have a pack of fish mix that has been lurking in the freezer..

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

I'm intrigued by the peanut butter powder. I like making my own nut butters. I've got a fish pie pack in the freezer too!

Sandra said...

Now that's a recipe that I must try. Simon would love that. And how funny, as peanut butter and banana is one of my fav sandwiches but I wouldn't have thought to do what you've done here and spread the peanut butter onto banana. I'll certainly try it now

Barbara Eads said...

Congrats on a small victory! But the fact that you felt better and more in control---well, that's a HUGE victory!! Good job on the steps too!