Hey lovelies, so week 4 has already arrived and as expected I had a gain. It was only 1/2lb but it was a gain nonetheless.
Having been super hormonal at the end of last week, I knew I was due on anytime soon, turned out I was paid a visit from the princess of pain herself today! Not the best time to get your period but hey what’s a girl to do!
So I kinda knew I was going to have a gain, luckily not anything too devastating so I know I can come back from this over the coming week.
I tried a few new recipes this week, I shan’t post the pic as it admittedly looked pretty pants but tasted good. As midweek see the cupboards getting light I remembered I had a little Butternut Squash leftover from a previous meal so I decided to make Slimming world version of Butternut Squash Alfredo which I found on Facebook whilst the original is filled with all things fatty and good, I made mine without butter, cream or anything naughty, just some herbs, stock and seasoning plus spinach for a boost. I was too lazy to blitz and ended up with more of a pulp which was fine for me as I like a bit of bite in my food. If you’re curious to see what the end result looked like head over to my Instagram account but don’t say I didn’t warn you!
So what’s the plan for the week ahead? I need to sit down tonight and start planning my meals. This week I was a bit lax and pretty much winged it by ensuring I ate loads of greens with every meals and wasn’t that adventurous to be honest.
I found some great lunch ideas on Pinterest which I shared in group today, one of which was a fantastic take on the oh so convenient noodles… in a cup!
These noodle cups remind me of Pho – A Vietnamese noodle soup which is very trendy in the “street food” circles and also filled with goodness and deliciousness.
I’m also going to have a stab at prawn curry and Thai fishcakes – I’ll let you know how I get on.
I’ll leave you with 5 tips for those who have had a gain when you’re trying to lose weight:
- Go easy on yourself – Look at the week just gone, was there anything you could have done differently?
- Plan for success, take 10-15mins to plan a few meals to help increase your chances of a successful week.
- Get creative – have fun with your food, try at least 1 new recipe and mix things up – don’t play safe with meals you already know, I find getting creative inspires me to try more and do more things right in the kitchen.
- Don’t forget to treat yourself…DON’T go mad, but whatever your favourite treat is (wine and gin for me!) have something nice. Your changing your lifestyle for the better not serving a prison sentence!
- Don’t give up! If you are part of a group, share your bad days as well as your good, don’t be afraid to reach out whether it’s someone you know or in a forum or group there are many of us on the same journey!
That’s it for today lovelies, I hope you’ve enjoyed reading today’s post. I’m surprisingly optimistic about the week ahead and you know how I love a challenge!
“Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
Vincent Van Gogh
Have a fabulous week lovelies.