Thursday, 10 January 2013

And We're Off :)

I'm sure you'll all be relieved to hear that I'm finally starting to feel human again. My stomach is still feeling  quite tender, and food is bloating me quite easily - but - things have been calm on the exploding orifices front since last night :) Definitely an improvement. However, last night's dinner was way, way too heavy and I did spend most of last night, and much of the morning feeling hugely bloated because of it and so decided that today would be lighter meals. Hague was all fired up today too - raring to go and has been keeping his own food diary - although not enough superfree in there for me ;) Perhaps this shall be his achilles heel hehe.

So onto breakfast, which as you can see, is smaller than I'd usually have.

One slice of wholemeal toast, topped with mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach and a poached egg. I'd normally have double that amount, but it seemed to sit reasonably well, although I'm still feeling a bit bloated after eating. I'm having plenty of water today to try and flush everything out though :)

I wasn't hungry again for quite a while though, and just a cup (a large cup to be fair) of tea sustained me for most of the afternoon before the hunger pangs started. It's an odd feeling to feel both bloated and hungry, but it's been pretty standard for the last couple of days! I had no idea what I wanted - well that's not true, what I wanted was a jacket spud, but we only have small spuds *sigh* So I perused the cupboards and found a butternut squash. Now I adore BNS, but I hate peeling them, you seem to lose half the bloody thing as you hack away at the skin, and end up with about half the flesh in the bin. However, an intriguing thread on my groups FB page mentioned that you don't need to peel them. (Thank you Kerri x ) I remembered that fact when I spotted the squash and thought I'd give it a go :)

What'dya know. You DON'T need to peel them! I just chopped it in half, scraped out the seeds, gave it a little spray of fry light and just put it in the oven for 30 mins. When the timer went off I fried off some mushrooms, courgettes, garlic and spinach, and when they were cooked stirred in some cottage cheese and my HeB of Stilton. Obviously served with a salad ;) I tentatively chopped a piece of the BNS to eat, skin and all - and it was lovely! The charred edge to the skin actually gave it a really nice flavour, and so BNS is most definitely back on the menu! 

Doing this also fulfilled one of my daily "habits" on (yet another) new app I'm trying out. It's called Lift, and you put little tasks on there that you want to make into habits that you keep up, and trying out new recipes is one that I've chosen. It's quite a nice little app, although I've only been playing with it a couple of days.

I shall see how it goes :) Anyway, with the evening fast disappearing, my bloating is definitely not as bad as yesterday, and so quite late tonight, I've managed to have another meal, again, quite light (for me)

My HeA of extra light Laughing Cow triangles, along with some gherkins, pickled onions, clementines and a Shape Delights yogurt. It dawned on me as I was eating this that my day has almost been a Success Express one, which is something I'd always thought I'd really struggle with....something to think about!

I'm going to finish up tonight with a hot chocolate, as I've not had one in forever, here's hoping Thursday is my last day off work and I can get  back to normal for Friday :)

Food Diary

Free Food
tinned tomatoes
butternut squash
fat free cottage cheese
cherry tomatoes
Hellmann's fat free Italian dressing
pickled onions

Healthy Extras
A - 6 Laughing Cow extra light triangles
B - 30g of Stilton

1 slice of Allinson wholemeal bread                      4
Shape Delights yogurt                                          1/2
100ml semi-skimmed milk                                   2 1/2
Options hot chocolate                                          2

Total syns                                                            9 syns

If I was following the Green plan to the letter (with both my HeA and HeB choices) what would I spend my syns on? lol
I'm glad today has finally seen the end of the D&V, never fun. It has given myself and Hague a bit of extra time together though, and it's been good to be able to be there to answer his questions today as he starts out on Extra Easy. 

In other news, the arrival of our latest Amazon voucher from Top Cashback, a rather healthy £52, meant that we could have a little splurge, whilst Hague plumped for DVD's I ended up with something rather different, which may herald a whole new hobby.....we shall see :)

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