February proved to be a trying month for me, very trying. My first of the month weigh in yesterday saw just a 2lb loss registered for the whole 29 days, rubbish. I am trying to remain positive though, knowing that bar a couple of minor 'blips' I have done the best I could. It is a loss, so I will accept that and move forward to make 1/4/16 weigh in a better number.
I have worked 12 of the last 14 nights and have relied heavily on carbs, mainly in the form of bread. Not a good move I know. My daughter is getting married next year and the cost is staggering, hence the overtime. I will be footing the bill without any help from her Dad or her partners parents ( amazing how many excuses are given AFTER the venue, etc... is booked and assurances that the bill would be shared before it was booked). So for the next 12 months I will be working 5 extra shifts every month to find the £1000 per month needed. This really means I have to get my head into gear and sort out what I am going to eat, the carb reliance has to stop if I want to keep losing the pounds of fat and have the energy to keep up my work hours to gain the monetary pounds. Good nutrition is imperitive, as will be strict planning.
On a lighter note, the puppies joined our household on Sunday night, they are delightful and have settled in remarkably well. Alfie is still wary of them, but has shown no aggression at all ( we were a little worried as he is a typical JR who doesn't take well to other dogs at all and he has had sole attention for the last 3 years). I think he realises that they are puppies and isn't threatened by them, he has let the pups take any of his toys EXCEPT balls - he guards these well, lol. We are introducing the puppies and Alfie for short intervals together and feeding seperately at the minute. Hopefully they will be good playmates within a short time.
This week is my short week in work and I am only picking up 1 extra shift, so that means I am doing 3 nights from tonight. Next week I am sticking to my 5 normal shifts. So hopefully I can plan my meals well. Today Breakfast: light croissant with scrambled egg and griddled tomatoes (250kcals). Lunch: salad with Heck chicken sausages ( only 78 kcals for 2 chipolatas) and a pot of homemade yoghurt with a few strawberries (250kcals). Dinner: Stew made with quorn, sweet potato, butternut squash, carrots, onions and fine beans in a tomato based gravy (300kcals). Work: Soup ( homemade broccoli and stilton) and 4 crackerbreads with whipped philly on (250kcals), banana (100kcals).
Hope everyone has a good week, I am about to go for a walk with an unimpressed Jack Russell in the snow ( he really hates getting wet, lol ). 🤗