Healthy recipe-Red white and green salad

Red, White And Green Salad
1 pound small red potatoes, cooked and cubed
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces and cooked
7 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
5 tablespoons white wine vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
In a large bowl, combine potatoes, tomatoes and beans. In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Pour over vegetables; toss to coat. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.


Feeling Proud!

I feel so proud of myself. I pushed myself to exercise. Part of me wanted to veg out on the couch and not do it. But I pushed myself, I did it. And now I feel great. The endorphins are rushing through me right now hahaha. It feels so good.

Weigh in!

today I had a weigh in. it was unplanned. my nutritionist was at work, but I wasnt supposed to have an apt with her. i was seeing my cpn and texted her to ask if she was free, i really wanted to have a weigh in to see if i had lost anything.

she texted back saying she was free for a couple minutes and said she’d come get me in about 20 minutes. that suited me as it gave me time to finish up with my cpn.

when we got to her office we chatted for a while first. i told her i was using my fitness pal. she seemed to think that would be a good thing and told me if it was helping me to keep going with using it.

we talked about goals for the week. i told her i hadnt exercised much this past week, not at all hardly. and i havent been drinking water either. she told me to try to start to do these things this week and to also use lecothin granuals.

then the dreaded moment arrived. she got out the scales. i stood on it.

101 kg, 223 pounds. oh no. same weight, again. no weight loss this week. this is the third week, how frustrating.

i was really disappointed with myself. She told me not to worry. that it could be due to constipation, or lack of exercise, or no water intake, etc. try harder for next week was all she said.

and i’d been sooo good this week!

I’d had no chocolate, no crisps, no biscuits, no sweet things at all. I’d eaten plenty of fruit and veg, I’d had 3 healthy meals a day and hardly any snacks. And still I wasnt down.

I guess allI can do is try again next week.

Have you ever been stuck at a certain weight for more than a week? What did you do about it?

15 minutes

thats how much exercise i managed today. not a lot in the grand scheme of things, but i am still proud of myself. i was feeling like i didnt want to exercise at all, but i pushed myself and i went on the treadmill. i put on my apple watch, set my workout ap to an indoor run and i did an intense 15 minute jog on the treadmill. my speed was about 5 and my distance was 1.4 KM not sure what that is in miles. when i finished i felt really good! hot, sweaty but so so good. i’m going to do the same thing again tomorrow morning. sometimes its hard to get motivated but once i did it was a great success.

Quiet saturday

I slept really well last night. I decided to go to bed at 9 PM and read for a while. I ended up reading for 2 hours. The new Cathy Glass book is amazing! I’m already 11 chapters in to it. Its really good, a page turner.
Today I got up late. I woke when my dad came in to let nitro out and I gto up and ate breakfast but then went back to bed for a while. I didn’t have any plans for today so I didn’t have any reason not to.
I’m going to my uncles birthday party tonight. He was 40 yesterday, the family are throwing him a party tonight. It will be just family at it. It will be in his house. I’m not going to drink though because I am watching my weight.
Tomorrow I have plans to visit my friend rose. I’ll go in the afternoon after dinner, we usually have dinner early on Sunday. My sister had asked me to help her get her pictures off of her phone, and I already did that yesterday. It took a while. Half of her pictures were on I cloud and the rest were on her phone. She wanted me to put all of them onto a USB key.
I forgot to mention here the other day that my dad got another letter from the hospital, he has to go in next Thursday, to get another bowel examination, the same one that they did not do the last time because of the meds he was on.
They’ve decided now that they can do it so he has to go in at 1:30 on Thursday afternoon to have it done. He’s pleased that they decided they can now do it. Hopefully it will be a success and he’ll only have about 2 weeks to wait once its done before he sees the gastro doc again to see what treatment they’ll put him on.
Also moms brothers wife has bone cancer and she is not doing well at all. They’ve decided that she needs pain management so nurses are going to come into her home to sort that out, right now her husband that’s moms brother is trying to organise it. she was having kemo but they stopped that because her platelets are low and her blood cells the white ones are abnormal also. I think things are not looking good for her at all. Its very sad as she was only diagnosed a few weeks ago.

Update on my dad

so as you know my dad was having a scan yesterday on his bowels. Well he never had it. He went to the hospital, and they started it. They gave him the dye to drink, he drank it and they were just about to put the rest of the dye up through his bowel when a nurse asked him what meds he was on. When he told her he was on steroids she said she couldnt continue to do the scan. She said if she did it she thought it would do more damage to his bowel because of the fact he was taking steroids. So he never had it done. The thing I was confused about is this. That gastroenterologists he is seeing put him on those meds, she’s also the doc who ordered this scan. You’d think she’d know what damage could occur from the steroids right? It doesnt really make sense to me. Anyway he was pretty pissed off that he didnt get it done. I would be too if I was him. He was pinning all of his hopes on this scan to try to figure out what treatment he’d be getting. Now he has to wait again for another letter from the gastro doc to see what she will do next. He has an apt to see her in october already but I’m not sure if she’ll give him another earlier appointment now since the scan wasnt done. Either way he has to have a liver ultrasound in september. So well thats where things are at with it right now.

Saturdays food diary

today was a great success! I ate well, all healthy, I exercised, I wrote everything down, so yep it was a win win sorta day!

Food diary

2 weetabix
2 slices of wheet toast
Mug of tea

crackers and cheese
a peach
bottle of water

ham and cheese toasted sandwiches
mug of tea

fruit salad with apple, orange, grapes, kiwi, and blueberries in it.

30 min cardio work out