February is here, too quickly if you ask me. It’ll be December before we know it at this rate. January’s weekly blog was obviously #REDJanuary where I tried to ride my bike every day through January. As it’s now February and Valentines Day is approaching, why not fall in love with food? Don’t forget there is also Pancake Day to worry about, so that’s two events where food is involved coming in February.
Now, this is a Slimming Blog so there will be no posts regarding takeaways, as much as they may be loved (unless they’re of the Fakeaway version). I will be posting ideas and ways of making good healthy food taste like it’s naughty and bad for you. We all sometimes crave that nasty kebab or Chinese dish that we love so much, but there are healthy ways of making the same thing. This is what I’ll be exploring this month
My favourite things to eat when ordering a takeaway or eating out are Chinese, Pizza and a good sloppy Burger.
We’re a week into 2019 already. With how fast that seems to have flown there is no wonder 2018 seemed to go by with a blur. But 1 week in means 7 days of riding my bike so far and I’ve got to say, I’m enjoying it at the moment.
In the last week, I’ve recorded 74.7 miles on the bike. All my rides in 2018 totaled 196.6 miles, so I’ve already ridden 37.99% of my 2018 total in 2019. For someone like me, fairly fresh to the idea of frequent exercise and being the size I am, that’s fairly impressive. I’m impressed anyway and that’s all that matters.
I haven’t had a fantastic week food wise. Most meals have been somewhat on plan, but there have been meals that haven’t. We went to see Santa with the Kids at Sundown Adventure Land at the weekend. Now, these sort of places do not know what healthy food is when it comes to their cafes for lunch. Largely their meals consist of Burgers, Hot Dogs or Pizza. But then the wife saw they have Jacket Potatoes – long behold I somewhat kept to plan.
I love a good sandwich and you can’t get a sandwich must better than a BLT (Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato). A BLT sandwich is typically better in the summer when Tomatoes are at their best, but there is something about the saltiness of the Bacon mixed with the crisp, cool texture of the Lettuce and Tomato.
Often across Slimming World Groups people say they struggle with Breakfast ideas. Breakfast is often seen as one of the more difficult meals of the day. People are often limited in thinking breakfast is either Cereal, Toast or a good old English Breakfast, but it doesn’t have to be.
People these days often get to work before having breakfast. I often do, largely because if I eat at 6am then I’m going to be snacking around 9am. I usually don’t have breakfast until 9am/10am when at work. It fits with my morning break and I can then go to Lunch without cravings of rubbish food which I then want to snack on.
These little cups (as I call them) are filling as can be eaten cold (after cooking) or warm.
If I cast myself to this time last week I was buzzing. I had lost weight for 3 weeks running and was starting to make a nice little run of decent weight losses. I’d lost 11 lbs in 3 weeks and was feeling good about myself. Not only had I had a good run of results, but I was 2 lbs off that next award, 2 stones.
This week went to pot from the start though. As I posted yesterday Halloween was not good for me. Yes, I’ve literally taken sweets from my daughter and you can judge all you want. But the fact is I am as big as I am because of bad habits with food that I have allowed to run me for years. Now bad habits don’t just stop overnight. I’ve tried and failed multiple times to lose weight, but in reality, the habits keep winning. I’m not the only person who feels like this, there are lots of overweight people in the world likely feeling exactly as I do (yes, that is an assumption).