Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Pulling Myself Together!

I'm drawing the line today...


There, drawn. 

I'm going to push myself to find some positive mental attitude. I'm getting sick and tired of feeling down and grumpy, and so I'm going to do my best to lift my mood myself. Try new things, eat different things, and do something different with my days.

I woke up this morning feeling hungry, and had a lovely big cuppa whilst I decided what to have. The thing about my lovely big cuppa is that it fills me right up, and so I didn't have my breakfast until quite late on, so once again it was more brunch/lunch than breakfast!

A huge omelette, with onion, courgette, mushrooms and tomatoes, topped with 30g of cheddar and served up with 60g of wholemeal bread. It's been ages since I had bread and I really fancied some, sometimes only a butty will do :)

For some reason, I've had a proper hungry day today, and so only a few hours after breakfast I needed more. As we'd picked up some more of the small sweet peppers at Asda this week (reduced again), I thought I'd have another go at a syn free poppers.

I cut the tops off of the peppers, and took out the seeds, then roasted them in the oven for 15 minutes. I also roasted off about 5 baby plum tomatoes for the same time. I let them both cool for a little while and then mixed the tomatoes into some quark and seasoned. I then just stuffed the peppers.

The quark tomato mixture on its on wasn't fabulous, but when combined with the peppers it was lovely. It really worked, and was a lovely syn free snack. Not a huge amount of effort either, I think I might use a variation of this combination on pasta, roasting off the tomatoes and peppers together and then mixing with quark and pasta. One for another day.

As I've been signed off work again, today was a lazy day. It shall be my last lazy day. I'm going to make an effort to do something productive every day, even if it's just a walk, or some housework. I know that'll help improve my mood too, so win win. Not today though - the most energetic thing I've done today is cook and have a bath!!

Dinner was a curry, syn free of course! And, as always minimal effort lol! I cooked off the rice, and some eggs, and mixed together quorn chunks, cauliflower, carrots and a tin of chickpea dahl (and about half of the tin of water). Job done!

I know it's been a bit of an egg heavy day, but they are one of my favourite foods, so wonderfully versatile and filling - well, filling when you're not having the hungriest day ever! Between the two of us (me and Hague) we get through tons of the little buggers. Oh for a garden, we'd definitely have our own chickens :)

In the spirit of a true hungry day, 3 full meals wasn't enough, and so to round off the evening I treated myself to some syns and splashed them out on a couple of weetabix, with a HeA of milk and a chopped banana. Lovely jubbly, and hopefully enough to finally calm the worms that seem to have infected me today!

Food Diary

Free Food
sweet peppers
Asda chickpea dahl

Healthy Extras
A - 30g cheddar, 250ml semi-skimmed milk
B - 60g wholemeal bread

milk in tea               1
2 weetabix              6 1/2

Total syns               7 1/2

I guess today shows just how great Slimming World can be. I've been super hungry today, and yet even after eating until I'm stuffed, on a day when I've seriously not stopped feeling hungry, I've managed to stick to plan and haven't felt frustrated at all. No wonder it works for me :)

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