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(This bum does not belong to me, that would be wishful thinking!)
Well I said a few weeks ago that I am giving up diets and focussing on the exercise. It has gone quite well this week. I have been to a few classes at the gym, all ones I really enjoy like body balance and aqua fit. I am going to go to the same classes this week and add in a couple more. My targets for this week are:
- Attend at least 4 classes at the gym (Can't wait to go in my HotPants when they arrive!)
- No unnecessary snacking between meals
- Drink more water, one glass with every meal
- Stick to the planned meals
I like a plan and I always have a good week when I plan out my meals, shop online for the ingredients I need and of course, stick to the plan (this is the hard bit). I have made a meal plan this week and it's not based on any kind of diet at all. I just thought, what do I want to eat? What would the picky hubby eat? What is easy to cook with JC clinging on to my ankles? What can I make that he can also eat? What is cheap to make because I am on a tight budget? What can I cook that will use similar ingredients so that I don't throw out loads at the end of a week?
I feel like I have many plates to spin but I sat down and came up with a plan for the week. I have included it in the post as it might give you inspiration if you feel stuck in a rut or fancy a change. There is nothing fancy about any of the meals. They are plain and simple and that is how I like my food. Sometimes it's the way you cook things that makes the difference. For example, a soggy baked potato done in the micro would look and taste uninspiring but rub a little rock salt and rosemary on it and stick in in the oven under the grill for 5 mins and you will see and taste a huge difference (Jamie Oliver tip).
I haven't included my breakfast and lunch as it is usually porridge for breakfast and soup and a bread roll for lunch. Sometimes I mix it up with a feta cheese salad or a ham baguette if I am feeling especially adventurous.
Chicken Stirfry with noodles
(Cook with sesame oil, remove JC’s portion then add soy sauce for us)
Baked Potato Night with choices of different fillings and corn on the cob and salad
(beans, cheese, tuna, bolognese in freezer)
(Make a big batch and freeze some)
Fish Cakes, sautéed leek and potato, mixed veg
(leek and potato are from leftover veg bought for making soup)
Steak Tacos with Rice
(Serve JC’s with a pitta bread)
Chicken stuffed with quark, tarragon, garlic and some grated lemon zest, wrapped in bacon cooked in oven 220 for 30 mins.
(serve with potatoes and mixed veg)
(easy peasy homemade tomato and bacon sauce this week)
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