Alan asked me if I wanted to go shopping with him this morning, at first I said no as there were only two items on my list, so he said that he would pick them up for me. Then I was showered and dressed before he got back with the dogs from their walk, and with the sun shining brightly outside I thought sod it, why not go. By then there were four items on my list .....
I ended up spending a total of £30.29 on the above food, and a bit more on the Foodbank shopping.
I blame the sunshine and the lovely fresh produce for tempting me out and then tempting me to spend when it wasn't strictly necessary. But it is nice to be stocked up on everything and I doubt I will have to go shopping again for a while.
Oh, and our Aldi still has the '3 items per customer notices' on all the salad stuff.
There's been quite a lot of interest in the Fast 800 diet that I'm doing, so I thought I would show you a few of my recent meals to give you an idea of what I'm eating at the moment. This is what I call my 'lazy breakfast' just a couple of eggs scrambled with some fresh spinach.
This was my breakfast on Friday, a Mediterranean Vegetable omelette. It takes a bit longer but oh boy was it worth it. I took a photo before I folded it over and lifted it from the pan because I usually make an almighty mess when I do that. 😄
But not this time!!
I used Violife Extra Mature Cheddar on mine and it was delicious. In fact it was so nice that I am having it again for my lunch today.
These are the contents of a wrap I made for myself one day for lunch. There were so many contents that the wrap didn't stand a chance ... messy, but again delicious.
A nice simple tea from one night last week.
Those steam in the bag vegetables
that I treated myself to from Aldi last week have been great. A bit of an over-packaged luxury I know, but when you are hungry and temptation is biting at your heels sometimes it's just nice to get everything done nice and simply, already calorie counted and with minimal washing up afterwards.
I won't be using them for ever but while I'm doing this diet I may have to buy another pack when all mine have been used up.
This was an evening meal when I wasn't overly hungry, so it's simply a cheese salad and I decided to have the treat of a drizzle of mayonnaise. It really hit the spot.
This was a lovely tea, just a simple fish, rice and peas with some salad to fill up the plate.
And on a day when I was almost thinking of throwing in the towel, luckily on my menu I had decided to make myself something simple, tasty and a bit more like my usual sort of diet when I'm watching a film on a Sunday afternoon. A pizza!!
Using one of my wraps from the freezer as the base, simply topped with all the odds and sods from the fridge and using the last of my grated cheese. As it was so thin I folded it over to eat it, so it was actually much more like a baked quesadilla.
So there you go, a little snippet of the foods that I have been eating on this diet up to now, and here is my new menu plan for this week. It does make it easier to sit and menu plan all in one go and know exactly what I am eating each day. The urge to cheat is lessoning slightly and up to now my only 'cheat' has been a couple of extra nuts one day.
During the first week I lost 5lbs in weight, three of which were in body fat, an inch off my waist and a couple of points off my BMI, but most importantly my blood pressure dropped by a decent amount. So I am happy enough with this to keep going.
I would be daft to stop now!!