well the results are in on the pease pudding crust quiche. Oh. My. Days. It works. It’s like a proper pastry crust. Swapping the cottage cheese for quark is better giving a much firmer filling. Will definitely make this again as also have a go at using the pastry to make a pie. Happy belly happy me.
monday is here again Missionettes. Got my positive head on. Had a weekend back in the kitchen cooking good wholesome diet food. Then yesterday had a lovely afternoon with good friends walking around a few pubs down the old industrial quarter that has been revamped. Breakfast was back to basics with grape nuts yoghurt berries and black coffee. Lunch is the quiche I made and tomatoes before a couple of hours in the gym. I’ll post the verdict on the quiche later. First time I’ve made it with a “pease pudding” crust
Hey Missionettes - long time no see. Lets get the excuses out of the way. Ok. So its been a rough year that has included an Uncle dying suddenly, then I had an accident, then I had surgery to remove a lump that turned out to be benign but if they had left it could have turned to cancer, then the big one happened. I found Mum collapsed. Long story short. She was going to die. Then didn't. Then was again. Then didn't. They moved her to "respite" and within 12 hours of being there a wardrobe fell on her breaking 4 ribs and puncturing her kidney. Due to her condition they could not operate but cauterized it. She was going to die again. She didn't. However it weakened her enough that she could not shake of pneumonia and sadly and eventually she passed away at the end of June. 3 days after the funeral - my other Uncle suddenly died. All this without the support of the one person who I thought would always be there for me but wasn't. However, I've found out over the last 7 months that I have some very very good friends
So its not been a fun 2018 which has resulted in a very deserved weight gain. But I'm now getting back on track with selling houses and sorting estates out and finding time for me again. I have a holiday booked (yayyyyy) so have a goal to aim for. Started with a personal trainer yesterday and food planning has begun. So stand back, get ready - MISSION SKINNY IS BACK!!!!!
Good start to the week Missionettes. After getting another loss last week I've decided to take things back to basics in the hope I will get another one. Brought out the old recipes and today I have finally been back in the pool after 3 months. I only did half of my normal amount of lengths as I don't want to go in too hard too soon. It also meant I got to use my waterproof MP3 player that I got at Xmas. I exercise so much better and it feels so much easier if I have music. Even better if I have my own taste of music so the time soon passed. Then it was a quick sauna to catch up with my friends and then back to spin. Diet coke chicken for tea - still one of the best slimming world recipes and now I'm chilling with the kittys and a bottle of sparkling water. Lunch is prepped for tomorrow - a beautiful rainbow of salad with mackerel in tomato sauce and spin class is booked for after work. Feeling more positive now than I have for a long time.
Happy weekend Missionettes! Had a lovely chilled relaxed day pretty much doing nothing. Walked Mum's dog a fair distance this morning in the sunshine then took him to be groomed then got my hair done. Its the first time in a long time I've not had an agenda to be here there and everywhere all at once. Day off from visiting mum. Tonight is Eurovision. Normally I would spend this at a party but tonight its a party for one (and four cats lol). I've eaten on plan today, toast and fruit for breakfast, sw beef chilli for lunch and tea will be a sw prawn curry. Discovered a new sugar free drink - Coke Fiesty Cherry which I think is going to be my new favourite for a while. Since I've been so good today I will allow myself a few treats while watching the Eurovision - a few chilli stuffed olives and glass of wine. It is the weekend after all
Good morning Missionettes. Well as the title says - it works if you do it. After my little gain last week (and to be fair it was a very little gain of half a pound) I managed to get rid of that pesky gain and another pound as well. Granted not as much as I would have liked but any loss is a good loss. It was the bank holiday weekend as well so I had a full day completely off plan but soon got back on it the day after. The plan works if you work. Just be honest with yourself. Here's to another good week. I can do this. Its time to set some goals
Oh dear. Had a gain. Half a pound on but do you know I'm fine with that. I had a lovely indulgent weekend of a spa with food and then later a night out with the Hubby and then Sunday there was a lot of cocktails so yes I deserve the gain. Also my gym routine did not go to plan for one reason or another and so I have done no exercise at all. I just need to re-focus, get back in the saddle (literally spin class) and hopefully that pesky half pound and a little bit more will be gone next week.
So I've spent this afternoon with my gym bunnies mainly to say bon voyage to a lovely lady called Sue who is off to pastures new. We sat and laughed (and cried) but all in all we've sat and supported each other. Just a lovely reminder of one of the reasons I love my gym. Yes its a place to work out but most importantly its a place I can always go and be with like minded people who accept each other for who they are - my lovely gym family. This has topped off yesterdays visit to a spa (first time ever) with my daughter and a night out to see a band with the Husband. Hope everyone's weekend has been as lovely as mine. See you all later - lighter and brighter
Good morning missionettes. Great start to the day with a nice bacon and egg sandwich on 2 pieces of wholemeal bread which is my heb. I'm now off for my first ever spa day! Always wanted to go on one but never had the opportunity but thanks to my lovely daughter we're off to be pampered on a Mummy & Daughter day. I'm driving so there will be no bubbles apart from the ones in the whirlpool and my sparkling water lol but that's fine for me. I've even dug a bikini out (one with big pants). On another note I've had a NSV (non scale victory) this morning. Jeans that were snug 3 weeks ago are now too big around the waist. Thank god for belts. Best get ready. See you all later - lighter and brighter (and more chilled)
This weeks weigh in is another success. Another 2.5lb off - properly going in the right direction now. Only managed one gym visit this week because I'm still at the hospital every day but I'm pleased with how things are going. All meals have been on plan except for this morning's breakfast. Had a little cheat and had a sausage sarni on brown of course but that will be well within my syns. Lunch was left over spaghetti bolognaise and tea is chicken sizzlers (marinated in chilli and tomato puree) with salad and slimming world chips. Lets hope for another good loss next week. See you later - lighter and brighter :)
So official weigh in - result!!!! Another loss. That's a stone in 2 weeks. I do believe though that this week it will either be a very small loss or a maintain given the huge amount in a short space of time. I have managed 3 days this week where I have actually managed 3 meals in one day, rather than breakfast then nothing but coffee until late evening and all meals have been on plan. Had a bit of a blow out last night and had beer and pizza but life is for living. Hopefully it won't have done too much damage but if it has, then I know what I've done and I deserve it. Back to two spin classes this week (in between still visiting Mum in hospital) and also Boogie Bounce (the most fun anyone can have on a trampoline). Mission Skinny is definitely back on.
Still off work with the whole stress element of Mum which has only got worse but due to legal reasons I cannot elaborate on now. I haven't been able to go to the gym or work out generally for about 6 weeks now apart from last Thursday when I actually got to go to Boogie Bounce (more on that to follow). There's been a lot of sitting at the end of a hospital bed and a lot of drinking coffee but I'm happy to say that given that the diet odds are against me I actually lost 8 1/2 lb last week. Its weigh in day tomorrow. I have managed 2 spin classes this week but I find that after a break from exercise and heading straight back into it I normally get a gain. This is due to your muscles retaining water as they think they are being damaged. Eventually the whoosh effect happens (in a few weeks) another massive loss should be on the card. I will post links to the "medical" explanations of why we gain when we first start exercise and the "whoosh" effect later. But for now its fingers crossed that tomorrow will be a maintain but if its not I know why. Off back to the hospital now. I'll check back with you tomorrow with the official weigh in result
Hey guys. I know its been a couple of weeks but I took myself off to see family back in the country for a couple of days. It was a relaxing long long weekend stress free with good company and good food. Made good sensible choices where I could but if I wanted it I had it as I knew it was just a "break away". Came back and unfortunately my health and surrounding factors have taken a little bit of a dip. However, apart from the steroids (which either make me eat anything in sight or have my head down the toilet) I'm having to take on top of some new medication food choices are still on plan. No gym unfortunately which is driving me mad but hopefully the Gods of the Scales will be kind to me this week. Lots of friends rallying round me plus a new venture in the pipeline going back from my younger days gives me lots to look forward to. Watch this space. Oh and passport has arrived so I can officially book my trip to Holland - happy days
Its the end of the week - been back on plan as much as possible between hospital visits for the last week and a little bit, but have got the result I wanted. 6 1/2 lb off since my last post :)
Still battling with skipping the odd meal which I know isn't good but its either that or eat the food from the hospital canteen which consists of chips chips chips and a side order of chips! I know I'm drinking far too much coffee but needs must. Managing my time better this week has also meant I've been able to get back to the gym which has made me feel much better. I suppose its all about learning to combine the diet with this new lifestyle for a while but I think I'm getting there. Mission Skinny is definitely back on and I'm enjoying getting back into the challenge. Lets see if next week is as kind to me. Time to reward myself with a glass of wine (well within my syns) - so cheers - I hope you all have a fantastic weekend
really need to get my backside in gear. So much has been going on since before xmas that I've not felt able to share with my nearest and dearest but I've got to grow up and deal with matters as they aren't going to go away. Without boring you people with my woes I received some pretty decent advice this week.....Be Kind to Yourself! My weight loss is an extremely important part of my life that I've ignored for a while now, simply playing it and then beating myself up when I'm not getting the results for which I am the only one to blame. So, deep breath and lets start this again. With the support of some very good friends I have I'm going to try and concentrate on me for a change as I have realised I have no control over what other people do, only myself. #missionskinny is back on
Hey guys. I know I've been quiet but its all down to being out of action. Finally after quite a few years of suffering they've removed my gallbladder - I am now pain free (apart from the associated after surgery pain). Had a few weeks "off plan" and have experimented eating foods that I haven't been able to eat for many years. This has resulted in a gain in weight. In the grand scheme of things its not that bad, half a stone, but given the amount of cake, cream and chocolate I've eaten it should be alot more. It has made me realise though I haven't missed this "bad" food and I am now back on plan and feeling cleaner already. No gym for the next 4 weeks so I'm trying to walk as much as I can. A little is better than none at all and I'm still lapping those that are sat on the sofa. 2 days back on plan and I've already lost 2.5lb so hopefully it won't take long to get the rest off then I can concentrate on my original target. Still signed off work so hopefully will get more recipes and ideas on here during the next week. Standby for my Lemon Curd/Mousse - its devine and syn free
Wednesday night is my weigh in night. I'm not like the majority of people who go to class, weigh in, stay and then go home and have a "treat" night (favourite takeaway for example). I stay to group then go home and treat it like every other night - that works for me. But tonight after hoping to call an interim target while I get my operation out of the way (T minus 4 weeks and counting) I lost more than I had planned. 3 1/2lb! This is not a bad thing. Its a very very good thing but the dilemma was now I have to re-evaluate my target. Decided just to carry on with the goal I had already set in place - so fellow fat fighters I have just 6lb to go to target. Eeeeeek
So I've done something out of the norm. I've celebrated with a half vol (thats dutch for low fat) Chocomel my favourite dutch drink, whizzed up in the magic bullet with ice to make a thick ice cold milkshake - and It still comes within my syn allowance HAPPY DAYS. I just need to stay focused for the rest of the week and not get complacent. Hopefully I'll be posting another loss this time next week -
See you all Lighter & Brighter xxx
These are my "lbs lost" and "lbs to lose" jars. There's a glass loveheart to represent each lb. Unfortunately I don't have a jar big enough or the equivalent hearts to show the amount of weight I have already waved goodbye to. Its a brilliant feeling after weigh in to come home and remove them from the to lose jar. Going going - gone!
So finally summer has landed. I got my suitcase down to get my summer clothes out and got the shock of my life! They've been packed away for the winter since my holiday to Cape Verde last October. Tried my favourite shorts on and they were too big! In all fairness I haven't lost that much weight since then but I have obviously toned up. I'm not sure whether I'm pleased or gutted because I'm going to have to replace ALOT of my holiday clothes (ok I'm really pleased lol). The hard work is definitely paying off. This has given me new motivation