Yesterday was rather a big day for this little blog. A blog that I started just to help keep me on track on my Slimming World journey. I wasn't expecting many people to read it, and certainly never intended to find myself with over 100,000 views and with over 400 people liking my Facebook page! I know I've said it before, but every view, comment, email and message keeps me going. I vary my meals so as not to bore you, I photograph everything I eat so as not to mislead you, I share my life so you understand the pressures I put on myself and those that life throws at me. In return, I get support that is immeasurable, and will eventually help me get to target, and stay there. So again, thank you all.
After that lovely little bright spot shall we drop back down to earth with a bump? Back to the land of a 12 hour shift in a squash factory? Righto.....Thursday morning, 4.30am and a weary eyed me swears at the alarm clock before dragging herself out of bed, into clothes, and off to work. I do find earlies so very hard, and this was my second 12 hour shift of the week, so you can imagine my mood! The machines weren't behaving very well either, and so it was with relief that I made it to my first break, and I was already feeling rather hungry.
Back to work, and to my breakfast then. Once again, it was a similar story, except it used the last of my pineapples :( Hopefully Aldi will still have some when we go tonight, and instead of muesli I had rice pudding, which is officially my favourite breakfast!
So filling and totally yummy! With work busy it was a struggle to keep up chats with Hague and TOK, but I did my best, got to keep myself sane after all, and my final break passed with just another cuppa. At 2pm on a Thursday, we have a quick team brief, and so it was to that I headed before having my lunch. The one chink of hope in a 12 hour shift on a Thursday, that extra break from the line :)
Lunch was leftover chilli, snack a jacks and a yogurt. Leftovers really are a godsend when you want something quick and I would always recommend overcooking everything you make so there are always quick meals in the freezer for when the Can't Be Arsed's strike! With the combination of briefing and lunch it was 3pm before I was back on the line, not so bad, and those 3 hours passed by soon enough and I could head home to Hague.
We'd already talked about what I fancied, and I'd decided on something reasonably light as I pretty much had to head straight to bed afterwards and so he did me a lovely frittata, full of veggies and topped with cheese, simple, but delicious and exactly what I'd fancied.
Accompanied beautifully by some Disney fairy spaghetti dosed with HP Guiness sauce. We then turned our thoughts to budgeting, I've already told you how tight things are looking in the coming month, so we have decided to bargain chase this week with our shopping. We have a Tesco and Asda close, plus an Aldi and Lidl, so we have decided to give MySupermarket a go, where you can compare current prices of anything you buy to find out where it's cheapest, so we worked out which meals we'd have for the week, and what extra ingredients we needed to make them. Hopefully this will become the norm for us to try and save those pennies!
Before we got finished though, it was time for bath and bed, so up I went, with some Mikado as a little treat to enjoy whilst I had my soak.
A - 30g Cheddar
B - Alpen Light and Benefit Bar
Rice pudding 2½
Snack a jacks 5
Shape yogurt ½
milk in tea (2) 1
HP sauce (tbsp) 1
9 Mikado 4½
Total syns 14½
Another high syn day really, but I'm still within them. I'm blaming a combination of tiredness and the horrible weather! I am finding myself struggling a wee bit this week and I'm not sure why. I'm craving sweet things, and thinking about off plan foods for no real reason. Perhaps I'll treat myself to something that feels bad, but is on plan tonight to try and curb the cravings. I'm not feeling unmotivated at all, I'm still on plan, but my mind is turning to the wrong types of food, I shall not let naughty food win though, can't let you all down eh? ;)