Well, I took a deep breath, exhaled again (no extras inside me for this) and stepped on the scales . . . and . . . spit, spit, spit! Eight pounds on! Hopefully, some of that will disappear pretty quickly and anyway, any other option is not acceptable so it's onward and downward as I jump back on the wagon!
(It was a lovely holiday so no real regrets)
Today's plans, interrupted by strawberry picking and lunch out with a friend - unfortunate timing but Real Life goes on.
B: muesli, strawberries, natural yogurt and a splash of milk.
L: no idea . . . I've looked at the lunch menu and none of it is frugal or particularly healthy but that's just tough. Here's a link to it - what do you think? http://www.eapples.co.uk/uploads/Lunchtime-Menu18.pdf
D: Beth and Alex are round for dinner so I shall get some savoury mince out of the freezer for me and Alex and some bean mix for Beth. That. with new potatoes and runner beans, should make a good first course without too much hassle If I do dessert, it will be strawberries and yogurt or maybe fresh fruit yogurt ice (zizzed frozen fruit with natural yogurt and a bit of sweetener). It all depends how many strawberries I pick
From the freezer.
Several portions of savoury mince (Alex will manage two portions!) and one of bean mix.
Two bags runner beans
Perhaps some frozen fruit
The frugal factor
Taking the lunch out of the equation (and I will try to be good), it's not such a bad day.
The muesli is gifted and the yogurt home made while the strawberries are from the garden
The savoury mince and the bean mix are both leftovers from the last family meal I gave and are both bulked out with lentils, oats and veg, the potatoes really do need using up and the runner beans are from last year's crop. The dessert will be more expensive but nice!
I shall be making strawberry jam with the berries tomorrow. Naughty but lovely and makes great gifts.