Food log 25th april 2018

todays food log looks like this.

a banana
two slices of wholemeal toast
cup of tea

10 AM snack
a mandarine
an apple

Vegetable and bean casserole
some salad
a slice of wholemeal bread

Thai green curry with brown rice

Mixed fruit

Other drinks

A 30 minute work out at the gym.

Gym chronicles #3

we are just back from the gym. we went for about an hour.
It was good but very tiring! But then again, I suppose the gym is meant to be tiring. As the instructor who gave me the tour said, if your not out of breath and puffing and panting, then your not working hard enough.
Today was just a tour, to see if I liked it there, and if I wanted to join. We decided a few things. We decided that for me the best option to start off would be a few sessions of personal training.
Yes its strenuous, yes its tough, but it will also help me to tone up and get in shape much quicker than if I was trying to do exercise on my own, and also, there is an added bonus of having someone helping me so I’d have less restrictions on what I could do.
So once I save up enough money I will book in for six personal training sessions. It might take me a week or two to save up, as its 30 euro a session.
Today though I went on the bike for 15 minutes, and I did weights. Man those weights were hard! I went on five different weight machines, the chest weights were the worst, I was literally lifting 70 pound! I was exhausted!
But I had fun. And I felt great after the workout. And I’m happy I went today.

Food log April 24th 2018

ok so i am getting back to doing my daily food log. i havent done one in a while, i kinda got sidetracked.

Food log for today tuesday was

2 slices of wholemeal toast
cup of tea

10:30 Snack
A kiwi and a mandarine

A ham sandwich
cup of tea

Beef stir fry with noodles

Other snacks
an apple
some strawberries

Other drinks

No exercise today because the weather was too bad.

Down another 1.5 pounds!

so I did it! I lost 1.5 pounds this week! 😀 so thrilled! couldn’t be happier!

still didn’t manage to make the stone, though. Half a pound to go!

Maybe next week? 🙂 hopefully!

I’m very happy with my success though. Makes me motivated to want to keep going!

I cooked today…vegetable and bean casserole

so today i made vegetable and bean casserole! i had it for my lunch. it was delicious! i forgot to take a pic. it was such a simple recipe to make. anyone can make it, even if you rarely cook!

you need:

1 onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
1 leak, chopped
1 stick of cellery, chopped
one sweet potato, cubed
two white potatos, cubed
a litre of vegetable stock
a tin of mixed beans
1 clove of garlic, crushed
salt, pepper, and thyme to season
fry light cooking spray

This is a slimming world recipe.


fry onion, leak, cellery and garlic in a pan for 5 minutes until the vegetables start to become tender.
once they are tender, add in the carrot, potatos, and vegetable stock, and season well with salt, pepper and thyme. you can also use other spices if you have them to hand.
bring to the boil and then simmer on a low heat for 15 to 20 minutes until all the vegetables are tender. five minutes before you take the pan off the heat add in the beans.
serve hot, season with extra seasoning when its in the bowl if you would like.

and voila! Its so delicious guys!
You wont be disappointed!
Sorry I have no photos for you to see!
carol anne

I’m shrinking and it feels so good!

youll never believe it! clothes i couldnt get into a few weeks ago, im getting into them now. It means I’m getting smaller, yay!
I have a few new dress tops, and a new coat that my aunt gave me! she gave me this coat before she died, and it didnt tie up properly on me, so i couldnt wear it. but now i can!
im thrilled! it really makes all the hard work of losing weight so worth it!
I am on a high right now! I have been motivated and this spurs me on to continue on the journey!
carol anne

Gym chronicles part 2

so we went to the gym, and i did a 30 min work out.
i used the treadmill for 10 minutes, the bike for 10 minutes, and then I lifted weights.
I did 3 KM on the bike, thats about 2.5 miles.
It was an intense workout! I was sweating after it. But I enjoyed it. I found it to be a challenge. And thats what I like.
The weights were hard, I only lifted 2 kg weights. I did 6 sets of 10 lifts. It was strenuous.
I had fun though. A lot of fun.