Well, yesterday was a disappointment with just a maintain. I know that they say a maintain is better than a gain and so it is but I've been on plan all week so hoped for more. Mind you, I did say yesterday I didn't feel as if I'd lost anything so there you go. I went a bit off plan yesterday evening so have finished the SW week with a 6/7 mark.
What to do? Well, I just continue on plan and see what next week brings. If the results aren't better next week, I will look at portion sizes although I mostly use a small plate so the portions do look better than they really are - that's a strategy!
Jen thinks it might be because my emotions are all up and down (which they are) and my sleep patterns are awry. Bless her, she trusts me when I say I've been on plan properly (which I have) and doesn't hint that maybe I am self deceiving. I appreciate that very much.
I am enjoying being on plan again, there are some great recipes in the new SW mag and the new book that I want to try, so there's no temptation to go off track in any way at the moment.
And so we continue . . .
Breakfast was snatched between SW and a chat in the garden with Chris so no photos. It ended up as a banana and two nectarines (which are delicious at the moment).
Too many chips for a start and more onion chutney than planned, but I did have the syns for that.
No, what took me off plan is the few fruity gins I enjoyed through the evening, rhubarb gin made with allotment rhubarb. It was really nice.
B: yogurt and fruit
Three days running, I know but today there's a reason. In the garden, I have two strawberries, one raspberry and a scattering of blueberries ripe and ready to eat plus a melon in the kitchen that feels just perfect.
SW: speed and free, no syns
L: tuna Marie Rose and cucumber roll, side salad; melon slices
The roll filling is from the SW site - if you have access, you will find it here. Basically, it is tuna, fromage frais tomato puree, lemon juice and dill. I have loads of cucumber!
SW: one healthy extra B, two syns for low fat 'butter' (ha ha) and some spray salad dressing for half a syn
D: chicken fajita pasta bake, salad; yogurt
Another from the SW site and one I have made before and very much enjoyed. I'm torn between making one portion or two, one for today and one for when I go up to Dad's for the funeral.
It's basically a dish I have been making for ever; the children used to love it when they were little. It's loaded with all the veg I really love and I will add some mushrooms, just because.
Again, if you have access to the SW site, it is here.
SW: one or two healthy extra As, half a syn for spray dressing and half for yogurt
one to two healthy extra As
one healthy extra B
three and a half syns
Fingers crossed, wish me luck!