So 1 week has passed since my First post, found here if you fancy a read.
This week has been up and down for me if I’m honest. I seem to keep having busy weekends (not a bad thing) but I struggle to be good when I’m out with friends and celebrating.
This weekend was a huge one for me. One of my closest friends from home got engaged! I was so excited I spent Friday night making her a wedding planner so I skipped dinner and traded it for a peanut butter corenetto! It was amazing.
For me now I’m trying to be good during the week so at weekends I can let myself relax a bit. This seems to be working for me as I don’t excessively over indulged at the weekend.
During the week if I crave something I have it…..But if it’s bad for me I make sure I exercise enough to burn it off. On Tuesday I couldn’t get fish and chips out of my head. So I went for a run with my debit card in hand and told myself unless I ran for 40 minutes I wasn’t having it. I’m quite bad at bribing myself with things to exercise but it works for me.
Exercise is now becoming a battle. I’m running further which I love but I’m now finding my hips are so painful it’s stopping me going further rather than my fitness. I think a trip to the doctor is needed soon for a check up and maybe some new trainers. I was hoping I could last till Christmas without trainers but I’m not sure that’s the case.
Last week I picked up the hairy dieters cook book and for anyone dieting or trying to eat better I can not recommend it enough. It is full of amazing recipes. Most are pretty easy to cook too.
For me food wise the best thing I can do is eat as much food that I cook myself as possible. I tend to do a huge shop then cook a lot for a week and freeze a lot of meals so that when I’m lazy I’m not grabbing a frozen pizza or take away. I used to eat a lot of take away.
The hairy bikers have an amazing sweet and sour chicken meal which comes in around 450 calories with rice but today I wanted to share with you Chinese Yuk Sung. It’s such an amazing dish and with the lettuce comes in at under 250 calories!! I’ve given this recipe to so many people and the hardest thing is chopping some veg.
I’m finding Chinese a popular food choice to cook as their meals are reasonably low cal when cooked yourself.
Ingredients needed sorry for the blurry photo. I always use white wine vinegar for it as it’s what I keep in the house.
To start with spray a non stick pan with fry light and crush the garlic into it. Add the grated ginger and finely chop the spring onions and add.
Finely chop carrots (I tend to grate them as I like them small) celery and chop the water chestnuts in half.
Turn the heat to medium and gently fry the garlic, and spring onions for a few minutes. Then add the minced pork and cook until the pork is sealed.
Once the pork is sealed add the chopped carrots, celery and water chestnuts and cook for 4 – 5 minutes.
Next add the vinegar, soy sauce, oyster sauce, cornflour and Worcestershire sauce
Cook for a further two minutes until vegetables are soft and meat is cooked (I forgot to add sweetener today and tasted no difference)
Spoon a quarter of the mixture onto a bed of iceberg lettuce or into little gem lettuce leafs.
This week even with a naughty weekend (yet again) I lost another 1lb. I’m happy with this as I’m still getting to enjoy my food while gradually losing weight and I’m hoping to adopt a healthier life style now more than a diet.
One thing I’m really noticing now is my jeans feeling baggy. I’m pretty sure that only started this week. So far I’ve found it frustrating that the scales were saying I’d lost the weight but I didn’t feel it. Though I still look in the mirror and I’m not seeing much shred from my stomach and bum it’s nice to have my jeans feel loser and it’s pushing me more.
So that’s this weeks update. Hope you liked the recipe in it. Would you like to see more healthy ones? How is your weight loss going if you’re trying?
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