Day 3

Another great food day yesterday.

I had scrambled eggs with the remainder of my smoked salmon for breakfast, then leftover chilli for lunch, topped with 30g of Cheddar (Healthy Extra A choice).  Dinner was a turkey, bacon and thyme hotpot, from an old magazine, which was just 1 Syn.  I had it served with mashed potato and steamed carrots and sliced runner beans.  There was masses of it, so I have leftovers for lunch today.

I had thought that Wednesday evening could be a challenge.  I’m an avid fan of The Apprentice, and have always enjoyed it with a few glasses of wine (called in our house ‘Apprentice Wine’).  Last night was going to be the first time we’d not had Apprentice Wine, and I was aware that I might find myself wishing I had some.  Instead of the wine, though, I had some Apprentice Black Tea and a couple of Rocky Road Hi-Fi bars (Healthy Extra B choice).  And it was fine – no wine cravings at all!

I also got some more Body Magic in last night – 30 minutes swimming, and another 500m knocked off the Channel swim challenge that I’m doing.  I’m up over 9 miles done now, so progress is definitely being made!

For photos of yesterday’s food, head on over to my Instagram page (link in the header).

Old habits die hard

After enjoying my beef chilli for dinner last night, I was very much looking forward to having some leftovers for today’s lunch, topped with a Healthy Extra portion of 30g Cheddar cheese.

This morning, I cut a bit off the block of cheese and weighed it.  It was very slightly over 30g, and so I cut it down again, to get it to the right weight.  Going on habit, my hand was nearly to my mouth for me to actually eat the bit I’d just chopped off, before I realised what I was doing!  I was happy that I’d caught myself, and Maisie (spaniel) was happy that she got an extra bit of cheese!

It just reminded me, though, of the importance of weighing and measuring Healthy Extras, to protect weight loss.  It’s often the first thing that slips – a little nibble of cheese here, an extra splash of milk there, or a slightly larger piece of bread…  It’s so easily done, and if you add up those extra Syns over the course of a week they could make a massive difference!