Thursday, 12 June 2014

3, 2, 1.....

From the outside, today has looked like a normal day, but underneath it's been quite exciting really! It didn't start very excitingly though, I woke up tired, hot and grumpy - just for a change - and didn't want to get up - just for a change. However, bills don't pay themselves and so out of bed I crawled and got myself some breakfast.

Bit of an odd mix there, toasted couscous, muesli and mixed fruits with yogurt. I've not had it for a while, and rather enjoyed it, especially washed down with coffee. Far too quickly the time whizzed by and I had to get myself ready for work, oh it gets harder and harder as the week goes on, but I managed it, and got myself to work as well.

I'm so good! ;o)

Work wasn't great, it was hot, and the line was playing up, so I was a busy girl, a hot girl and a rather grumpy girl. I managed to work my way through this little pile of food though.

I definitely had the hungries today, and I've decided that this no longer means I have worms, it means I have a Very Hungry Caterpillar in my stomach. Mainly as I love the Very Hungry Caterpillar, so I don't mind sharing with him :o)

Got a bit distracted there.....I also got distracted at work, when one of my apps told me that 2 years ago today I was at the Priory I actually took notice of the date and realised that today marks my 2nd Slimming World birthday! How time flies!

Two whole years! In that time I've gone from a sz 32 to sz 14 in jeans, from a couch potato to a runner and cyclist, and from weighing 25st 2½lbs to 14st 5½lbs (and I have got down to 13st 9½lbs in that time). Quite amazing really, and two years is nothing in the scheme of things really is it? What a huge change! 

I'm rather proud of myself :o)

Anyway, back to reality, and after I realised it was my birthday, it was back to the line to finish off my shift before escaping home! Once again Hague had dinner waiting, and today it was the veggie version of our recipe of the week for the radio show, a celebration of Brazil, their national dish Feijoada.

I found the recipe HERE, and rather than faffing, just asked Hague to throw it all in the slow cooker, he added in a Quorn fillet too. Rather lovely it was too, so I'll definitely be having it again, it makes a change from chilli, even if you do have to soak the beans first as I couldn't find canned ones! As I'm still feeling rather stuffed, I might skip dessert today and just have myself a cup of milky chai in the bath later! So decadent!

Food Diary - Green

Free and Superfree
Activia 0% yogurt
mixed summer fruits
sharon fruit
cherry tomatoes

Healthy Extras
A - 350ml skimmed milk
A - 40g reduced fat Cheddar
B - 40g Dorset Cereals simply fruity muesli
B - HiFi bar

Jacob's Oddities                  5½
Asda SP macaroni cheese    3
blueberry Danio                   3

Total syns                           11½

Mere moments after deciding I won't have dessert, I've remembered that I have a Danio left in the fridge, so I think I'll be partaking in that :o)

So the 2 of the title is rather obvious, it being my 2nd Slimming World birthday, what about the others? Well, today marks the 3rd on plan day of the all new revitalised Karen... another gold star for me - yes I am actually awarding myself gold stars for each on plan day. I need incentives, what can I say, and I don't think you can ever have too many incentives! I've even decided for rewards, such as a new book when I reach 30 stars, and a trip to the cinema for 50. I shall be working on another bucket list to help me get to target too. Every little helps after all!

Finally, the 1...there is just one more shift standing between me and my week off. Wonderful. So all in all, not a bad day at all really eh? 

1 comment:

  1. Your such an inspiration, u have done so well. I have just joined slimming world and found your blog your achievements so far are amazing you are a very strong person to achieve so much good luck with your journey you can make it you have already come so far! Tracy x