I Will Not Give Up!
Hi and welcome to another weekly instalment of what’s on my plate, health and nutrition updates and some positive smile-provoking experiences…
Weight, BMI and Fat Results
I can’t believe I’m 6 months into blogging about my health diary! I wish I could mark this landmark with impressive news about my weight loss, instead I gained 0.4 lb this week, taking me to 166.4 lb (75.5 kg). Although it’s just a creeping rise, I need to get it under control like now!:
Food and Nutrition
It’s no mystery where I went wrong – I’ve felt constantly hungry and craved fat and sugar since recovering from a virus – Probably ‘That’ Coronavirus. Sometimes I wish I didn’t love food quite so much, but it seems I always have, as evidenced below:
What Went Wrong? – Snacks and Alcohol:
So, on Monday I not only had a carrot cake muffin for breakfast (instead of fruit), but another later as a snack, along with the last Mummy Meagz ‘creme egg’. On Tuesday I had a muffin again for breakfast and a hot cacao drink in the evening. On Wednesday I ate two Booja Booja chocolate truffles and drank hot cacao. Thursday saw more chocolate, this time Raw Chocolate Co goji berries. Yet more chocolate on Friday with gojis, but also meringues (egg free!). This was topped off on Friday with excess vodka, moving on to rum when I ran out – when will I learn? Also, I ate coconut-based cheese, including a cheesy garlic pitta as an evening snack and nachos twice at the weekend:
But, it wasn’t all bad – I had fruit for breakfast Wednesday through to Sunday, including, pineapple, satsumas and apples.
I had my My Typical Salad four times for lunch, baked beans on toast twice and a ‘bacon-ish’ sandwich by dry pan-frying some Quorn ‘ham’ slices.
Monday’s dinner was a sausage, roast potatoes, stuffing and loads of veg – Brussel sprouts with chestnuts, peas, sweetcorn, carrot, courgette and white cabbage (similar to Week 25). On Tuesday and Thursday, I ate Ugo pumpkin and sage raviolini and fusilli pasta, once with a few leftover oven chips and the other day a cheesy garlic pitta. We tried delicious Waitrose jackfruit burgers on Wednesday with oven chips and salad. I’ve just realised I had oven chips three times this week, including on Saturday – that’s a bit excessive! Friday and Sunday’s dinners were chickpea and spinach curry, lentil dhal and brown rice.
Although I’m a long way off my pre-virus physical activity levels, I’m happy to report I was active on three days, totalling one hour on the exercise bike and 45 minutes jogging in the garden on my trampette.
Positive Thinking: What Made Watson Smile
Okay, time for the next instalment of what made me smile this week…
Plenty of interesting things to look at in the garden:
This bird that frequents the garden, often venturing very close to me:
Cunning Alcohol Plan:
My cunning plan to use a wine bucket and ice blocks to keep my Friday night drinks cold. Also, notice the spirit measurer I proudly and diligently used until I became too tipsy to care – good intentions!:
Houseparty (Online) with Friends:
The Friday night ‘pub’ Houseparty – at some point we decided to upgrade to a hats party! Here I’m finding something very funny!:
On Saturday I couldn’t help but notice Michael Ball’s ‘face friend’ on his ceiling – heehee!:
One World Together:
And lastly, Sunday was the One World Together at Home concert – a heart-warming idea to show love to all our key workers. I was extra happy that Billie Joe from Green Day played:
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