Goals update

I achieved most of my goals today. the one i didnt achieve though was getting out of the house.
I need to work more on that. Work on actually doing it and not just backing out at the first sign of a low mood.
I ate healthily though all day. We had a lovely chicken curry for dinner with brown rice. My dad made it. It was so delicious.
I managed to read, and get in a nap. I also managed to do one self care thing, I took a bath. I went to my parents for the night, and they have a bath, so I was able to take a nice long hot bath.
I exercised for 30 mins. Exercise is getting easier.
I’m proud of myself for achieving most of the goals on my list.

Daily goals 23rd May

Goals for today are:

Eat 3 healthy meals
Shower
Help mom with cleaning my house
Go to slimming world
Start a new book
Exercise for 30 minutes
Make out my grocery list
Phone my social worker

A healthy salad recipe

Dr. Mercolas Crisp and Crunchy Green Salad Recipe

Ingredients

· 1 head butter lettuce

· 1 whole avocado, chopped into chunks

· 1 cup sunflower seed sprouts

· 1 medium tomato, chopped into small pieces

· 1 medium cucumber

· 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

For the Dressing:

· 1/4 cup olive oil

· 1 cup balsamic vinegar

· 1 clove garlic, crushed

· 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

Procedure

1. Rip or cut the lettuce leaves and place them in a big bowl.

2. Cut remaining vegetables and place in the bowl with lettuce.

3. Toast pine nuts in an un-oiled skillet on medium heat for four to five minutes until lightly browned.

4. Whisk together the olive oil and vinegar, then add the crushed garlic. Pour over salad and serve immediately.

Making healthier food choices

I just ate a portion of sweet potato fries for my dinner. They are delicious. And a much healthier option than regular fries, my other go to potato is a baked potato.
I eat baked potatos a lot too. I love them.
If I am having a baked potato for dinner, I just have one. I even eat the skin on it.
The sweet potato fries were frozen, I didnt make them from scratch. I have done in the past, though. But they dont seem to turn out crispy when I attempt to make them from scratch.
I also had fish cakes for dinner, frozen ones, so not the greatest but its ok, they’re not the worst thing I could eat either.
I seta mini target this week to lose two pounds. We get to set a mini target each week in our slimming world meeting. Not sure if I can do it, if i cant I wont fret, even 1 pound is good if I can manage that, hell even another half pound would be good!

Mom bought me Tons of fruit

so i sent mom off to the store. i told her to buy me a ton of fruit. i wasnt disappointed when she came home.
lets just say I’ll be eating fruit for a while hahaha.
she got 25 euro worth of fruit!
Heres what she bought me.
2 punnets of blackberries
a punnet of blueberries
a punnet of strawberries
some grapes
a bag of green apples
a pack of kiwis
a pack of plumbs
a pineapple
mandarin oranges
2 bags of bigger oranges
and a pomogranet to try out.
I didnt like the pomegranet though.
I already made one big fruit salad tonight. It was delicious!
I forgot to buy plain yogurt though to go on top of it.
Oh well. i ate it without it. It still tasted really good.

Healthy recipe..Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad

Cantaloupe and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

1/2 cup plain yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 fresh cantaloupe, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 fresh cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup sliced almonds

Directions:

In a large serving bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lime juice and honey.

Add the cantaloupe, cucumbers, celery and mind to the dressing; toss to combine.

Sprinkle with the almonds and serve!

I’m thrilled!

well guys, I did it, I am thrilled, why? because, because, I did it, I lost not one, not two, but 2.5 pounds at weigh in tonight!

Yayayaaaaaay

Still cant quite believe it! 😀 All the stir frys I’ve been eating this week really payed off!

I’m absolutely over the moon. Thats a total weight loss of 17 pounds in 10 weeks, woohoo! I’m on air right now. I never thought I could lose 17 pounds in such a short amount of time.

I wont lie, its hard work, but so so worth it when you see results.

I wont be going to slimming world next week as I will be away on holiday in kerry for a week, but I’ll still be working my ass off so that when I go back the following week I’ll be down again!

Just so ecstatic that I did it guys! 😀 its fab!
carol anne