Thursday, 20 September 2012

Day 120 - I Love Food

The weekend it almost here! Have any of you got anything nice planned?

We are heading to a wedding this evening, and a house warming tomorrow. A weekend full of celebrations... love it!

Today I had the breakfast of breakfast champions...

Warm Weetabix topped with banana. SO tasty, and SO filling!

Lunch was pasta, my usual, followed by a strange but very tasty dinner! The other half was out so I didn't fancy slaving over the stove, so I had mashed potato with broccoli, and beetroot! It was just what I fancied, and took next to no time to prepare!

Day 119 - Steps Appeal

Is it not the weekend yet? This week is going sloooooooww!

My day started good, with a bowl of porridge to keep me going. I lasted until about midday when I then had two satsumas to keep me going until lunch... which was only an hour later! I am terrible at waiting for food!

My lunch was leftovers from last nights spaghetti bolognese, it was taaaasty! I could eat this meal all day long.

My sweet tooth got the better of me in the afternoon though and I caved.

I've not had skittles for ages, and they tasted amazing! I made sure I went for a walk after work to burn the calories off and set myself a little challenge. There is a wood near our house which have alot of steep steps in, and I decided to challenge myself to going up and down them twice, as fast as I could. It was intense, and I was shattered afterwards, but it helped get my heart rate up and it felt good that I complete my mini challenge! I got the other half to take some shots of me whilst I ran up and down the steps... excuse the unattrative action shots!!

There are more steps than the pictures show, it loops round at the top. I plan on doing it again in a day or two, it's not quite Santa Monica steps, but it's an alternative!

For tea we enjoyed a lovely homemade Chicken Curry for tea with boiled rice. It was very tasty and hit the spot!

A perfect way to finish the day!

Hope you are all having a good week x

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Day 118 - Happy Chef!

I went on a brief walk after work today, as well as doing a crazy supermarket dash getting in our supplies for the next few days. My Mum, Sister and Niece came over for tea, but I hadn't got any food in so had to make a hectic trip after work. I was in and out within ten minutes, which must be a record! I had worked up a right sweat by the time I got home, surely that was worth a few burnt calories?!

I cooked spaghetti bolognese for us all, one of our staple, go to meals which is quick and easy to cook, especially when you have guests to occupy! I use extra lean mince which is the best to use, as there is less fat in it, and I make my own bolognese sauce with passatta and herbs, again the more healthie option! I forgot to take a picture of the finished product, but this is the leftovers for my lunch tomorrow...

The little one had fun with her tea, again! Today was the first time she crawled, so my sister had to bring her round to show me! It was amazing to see, and it is even more amazing how quickly she is growing!

Last night there was a little progress with the garden. We took up some of the slabs and began to level out the ground underneath ready for the gravel. It is really starting to take shape now, and I can't wait to see it finished!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Day 117 - Garden Progress!

The garden is taking shape now, hopefully by the weekend it will be finished! We have wanted to change the patio area since we moved in, but due to other financial ties we have been unable to. I am so glad we are now getting to improve our home!

Food -

Breakfast - Porridge

Lunch - Leftover salad from yesterdays dinner at my parents. I added some coleslaw and potato salad to it for some extra crunch!

Dinner - Homemade italian thin crust vegetable pizza. I was intending to take a picture but I was just too hungry and it tasted too damn good!

Exercise -

15 minute ab workout

Today I have been spending alot of time updating my blog and getting it more user friendly, but have a long walk planned for tomorrow evening. I can't wait to get out in the autumn sunshine!

Monday, 17 September 2012

Day 116 - Family Time

Not much to report today guys, I had a lovely relaxing day seeing friends and family!

My parents cooked a lovely meal of homemade burgers, made with extra lean mince, chirizo and onion, served with some french fries (I caved and had a few) with lots of yummy salad. It was nice to get together and eat tasty food!

It was then my little niece's turn for her tea, I am glad to say I don't get in as much mess when I eat. Heck, I wouldn't waste my food like that!

After she had been cleaned up I then read her a couple of books and had cuddles. There is nothing better :)