Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Five In A Flash!

It's been a very odd few days, very much out of the normal routine and as such, blogging has fallen by the wayside a tad, I do apologise!

I shall whizz through as best as I can, hopefully keeping to that fine line between getting you up to date and not boring you to death with the in's and out's of what's been happening in the Mitchy Hague household. Firstly, not long after I last put fingers to keyboard, I was shouted awake by Hague, whose calf muscle, which had been playing him up for a while, had finally given out on him, so I had to get him safely to bed before getting back to sleep before my early alarm. So Friday turned out to be BUSY....once work was done..(fuelled by food looking rather like this...)

..I got myself home and changed in time to get his Hague-ness to the doctor to see what he'd done. The verdict was a nasty tear in one of his lower leg muscles and at least 6 weeks without Muay Thai (kickboxing) until it was mended. It also meant he couldn't make the journey to see his boys at the weekend either. So it wasn't a very happy Hague that I left on the sofa whilst I got on with the rest of my rushing around...First, to Gorleston, to pick up my new t-shirt..

..and also to head to FarmFoods to stock up on frozen fruit, then it was to Tesco, Aldi and Asda to get the main bulk of the week's shopping. I then headed out to pick up some crutches so at least my poor invalid could get himself around! By the time I got myself sat down it was gone 7, I was starving, and so dinner was very quick!

Late night snackage was also munched before we headed up to bed.

As I'd had two weeks of early starts, I shouldn't have been surprised when I woke up quite bright and early. I got myself up, breakfasted - 

and then got myself nice and cosy in my Girl Nest. I really have made myself at home on the new reclining armchair!

Once Hague was up we headed into town for a general mooch, mainly as we just wanted to get ourselves out. Back home, I ate things that looked like this...

...whilst rocking yet another new t-shirt that looked quite a lot like this...

Although we then had a disaster when Hague discovered that his new game was unplayable as the wibbly bit of his PS3 remote was broken. This is apparently quite essential to game playing, and so we had a late night foraging mission to Asda and Tesco to try and find one. With no luck :o( So I had something else to do on Sunday, after work, yes, I did me some money-grabbing, but first, Saturday night, which shaped up like this...

I *may* have picked up more Kinder eggs whilst shopping....and we now have 7 super hero's and only one duplicate, not too shabby! 

Anyway, for some reason, when I was offered Sunday overtime, I said yes. My pending speeding fine might have had something to do with it, and so it was once again that I dragged myself out of bed at stupid o'clock and headed into work. It wasn't the hardest day's work I'd ever done that's for sure, as mostly we cleaned a bit, then drank coffee, then did a bit more cleaning, interspersed with much chatting as it was in my old department, with my old team, and so I did a lot of rather lovely catching up as well. Obviously, with lots of breaks, that meant quite a lot of food too.

Once home,  it was a quick lunch before heading into town on the PS3 controller mission.

Argos yielded the much needed controller, and with a quick visit to a few other shops, we headed home and got started on dinner.

Roast dinner, followed by rice pudding. Lush. Onto Monday then, and back to work once more, at least this week it's a later shift, 2-10, which means time for a cooked breakfast!

Then it was work, where I was back to normality (very almost) as I'm back on my usual machine, on my usual hours - just with someone else to help out should my brain melt. I didn't feel anxious or anything either. Progress indeed :o) I even had something a bit different for lunch at work, Quorn meatballs with gnocchi.

In my continuing efforts to get the weight moving again I have been paying special attention to whether I am hungry or not before I eat, hence not having too much to eat at work. When I got home, I thought I'd be starving, but barely managed more than a few mouthfuls of soup.

I did manage to eat the Ryvita mini's though, and then rice pudding for dessert ;o)

Then, rather than blogging, I snuggled up in my Girl Nest and watched a few episodes of the Great British Menu before being sent to bed for falling asleep! Oops!

Here we are then, today, Tuesday! Despite not having the biggest dinner, I didn't wake up feeling massively hungry and so went with something rather light for breakfast.

Weetabix chocolate crispy mini's with a couple of plums and a banana with 200ml of the unsweetened Alpro almond milk, which made a nice change and tasted rather nice. Then it was time to get ready for work, a bit earlier than normal, as I was on a Hague requested, Easter based mission to pick up yet more Marvel Kinder eggs.

Mission accomplished :o)

Then it was time for work, which went reasonably quickly, with once again no anxiety to speak off, although I was rather narked by the fact that my sponsor form has gone missing - so had to find more online. Goodness only knows why someone decided to remove it :o( Anyway, a reasonable shift, with this lot of food - 

Quite a lot of food today, but I was definitely peckish! Didn't stop me putting dinner away almost as soon as I got home though!

I even have plenty of risotto left for lunch tomorrow, not too shabby at all. 

Food Diary - (Tuesday) - Extra Easy

Free Food
vegetable soup
Shape pineapple and coconut 0% yogurt
Quorn chicken style fillets
risotto rice
pearl barley
summer fruits

Healthy Extras
A - 75g soft cheese
B - 30g Weetabix crispy mini's (chocolate)

200ml Alpro unsweetened almond milk           1
Fish n Chips                                                   6
Liberte honey yogurt                                      1½

Total syns                                                      8½             

So that's the basics of the last five days covered. As you can (probably) see, I've stuck with Extra Easy for yet another week. In an effort to ensure that I'm not wildly over or under eating, I'm also tracking my food on My Fitness Pal to see what sort of calorie levels I'm at, and nothing is sticking out as yet. We shall see. I've not weighed in today, mainly as I was at work, so I'll be weighing in tomorrow. I have lost for the last 2 weeks, but not a real loss, as it's taken me those two weeks of losses to get rid of the 3lb gain from 3 weeks ago. It's been a long hard slog, mainly mentally and I'm struggling not to let the whole issue of losing weight take over my life at the moment - I'm questioning everything I eat, everything I do wondering what it is that's causing such an issue right now.    

After weigh in tomorrow morning, I'll decide how to move forward next week. I'm still not enjoying EE as much as the other plans, so will more than likely have a week of Success Express with a few Green days to change things up. Who knows, perhaps I'll have a huge loss and I'll be all happy and smiley when I get off those scales....


...I do hope so, as I am currently fighting a craving, a huge craving, to treat myself to a large, luxury, naughty, extravagant Easter egg. Staying strong will be much, much easier if I'm finally working towards a new award again! I do want to say a huge, huge thank you to everyone who has messaged me with advice to help me get through this sticky patch. I apologise if I haven't responded, but I have read them all, and appreciate every bit of help you've sent my way. Thank you x

Oh, and finally (at long chuffing last I hear you all sigh), there is still time to sponsor me to run Race for Life!



  1. Where is the My Little Pony tshirt From? It's awesome xx

    1. It's another one from the Asda kids range :)

  2. Karen...I just adore your make me laugh soooo much. A true writer... and as for your mug... I've got to get myself one of keep strong... because you keep your readers strong too xxx

  3. Hi Karen, love your're an inspiration. Would you mind if I added you on MyFitnessPal...would love to see what food works for you if your diary is open? My username is jesshodkin Best of luck to you :)

    1. I don't always use MFP, but my username on there is TheMinxyMissK feel free to add me :) xx