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.


i am taking the plunge and joining a gym. well, i’m almost sure i’ll be joining. i found a gym near the centre where the ILS course is run. i emailed them and asked a few questions. and they were extremely helpful. they said they have another blind member, and they are ok with helping me and escorting me while I am in the gym and on the machines and collecting me when i am done. this makes things a lot easier for me. its 45 euro a month to join. i said i’d have a think about it. in the mean time the guy i emailed said i could do a free trial next week to see if i like it there. so i said i would do that. so i am now booked in for a free trial run next wednesday at 2 pm.
wish me luck!
carol anne

Doing it right

I’m really getting on track today.
Eating healthy food, exercising, yay, all that good stuff…
I made a baked potato, chicken fillet and baked beans for dinner. It was delicious. Just got done eating about a half hour ago.
I am going to make a big fruit salad soon and have that later tonight…
I have blueberries, blackberries, grapes, strawberries, mandarin orange, and apple, all of them I will put in it and then put natural yoghurt over it…yummy.
I’d love to be down another 3 and a half pounds this week, then I’d be down a stone, or 14 pounds for my US readers, in 5 weeks…that’d be so awesome!
We shall see I guess, but I’m doing all I can, I am doing everything right…

weight loss week four results

so i had a great result this week in slimming world!

i was down 3 and a half pounds! so thrilled! couldnt believe it when I stepped on the scales and was down by that much!

I also got slimmer of the week, for the second week running! And, wait for it, I also got slimmer of the month! So I now have two certificates to hang on my refridgerator!

Its such a great boost when you get slimmer of the week! Really lifts you up!

We had a food tasting ceremony tonight because there was awards for the biggest loser of the year going on. the food was delicious! meringues with coconut in them, pizzas, hummus and crackers, eggs with ham wrapped around them, and pavlovas! mmmm!

I’m now down 10 and a half pounds since I joined slimming world four weeks ago!

I cant quite believe it!

It has never been so easy to lose the weight either and I am not even hungry!

Long may this good streak continue!
carol anne

Recipe of the day. Chicken broccoli casserole

Chicken Broccoli Casserole
3 cups broccoli florets (about 1 1/4 pounds)
2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1/2 cup mayonnaise or salad dressing
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1 cup soft bread cubes
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
Place broccoli in a saucepan; cover with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes, or until crisp-tender; drain. Place in a greased 11 by 7 by 2 inch baking dish; set aside. Combine chicken, soup, mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese and curry powder; spoon over broccoli. Top with bread cubes and butter. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, or until heated through.
For added convenience, substitute 2 (10 ounce) packages of frozen chopped broccoli for the fresh. Simply defrost, drain and place in the baking pan. You don’t need to cook the broccoli before assembling this casserole.
Makes 6 servings.

Food diary/exercise log for feb 22nd

Thursdays food diary

a banana,
1 slice of wholemeal toast,
mug of tea

Mid morning snack:
One mandarin,
one pear,
mug of tea

Home made burger,
slimming world chips

Afternoon snack:
An apple
a mandarin

Vegetable and bean casserole with boiled rice
Dessert: a fruit salad
Mug of tea

Bedtime snack:
two plumbs,
a mandarin

Exercise today was 2 laps of the park which took around 11 minutes to complete.

Food diary/exercise log for feb 21st

bowl of porridge, made with water, not milk
mug of tea

mid morning snack
A pear

Turkey sandwich on wholemeal bread
slimming world bar, mint flavour
mug of tea

Afternoon snack
An apple

Vegetable and bean casserole with rice

a fruit salad

Bedtime snack:
two plumbs, and some grapes
Mug of tea

My exercise today was a 10 minute walk. Two laps of the park. each lap around the park takes almost 6 minutes to complete.