Current weight as of Monday: 17st 13lbs.
I seem to have got into a nice little routine at the moment. Exercising at lunchtime rather than the evening agrees with me, and makes up for not having a daily commute. My current routine, which I adjust depending which days my bf has off, is:
Monday = rest day.
Tuesday = Iyengar Yoga (1hr), walk home (30mins).
Wednesday = Pilates (45mins), walk home (30mins)
Thursday = Swim/pool noodle exercises (roughly 45 minutes depending on busyness), no walk home as it's a long bus ride there and back).
Friday = Iyengar Yoga (1hr), walk home (30mins)
Saturday = rest day
Sunday = Hatha/Vinyasa Yoga, short uphill walk home (I've let this slide for a while but will get back into it properly after the New Year).
It's all low-impact stuff but I have noticed a massive difference in my flexibility and I'm starting to see my arm muscles return again
I've done my massive Christmas online order and my mum is visiting me for a change (and company now her mum and bro have gone) so there's a few treats in the freezer. But I do have nut milk for porridge (hazelnut is really good if you add some cocoa powder to it) and some Swedish Glace ice cream. I've also switched from 50/50 bread to wholemeal, and now if I eat white bread again it feels really floury.
I have, however, decided to improvise and make a cheaper version of the wrap that I used to get after Pilates while waiting for the bus (now I walk, I don't buy it), which contains combinations of the following depending on my mood:
* 2/3 slices of low-fat halloumi, fried (you can bake it, but it's not as nice imho)
* 2 x balls falafel (sweet potato falafel is goood)
* Low-fat red pepper hummous
* fresh baby spinach leaves
* red/orange pepper, raw or fried along with the halloumi
* jalapenos if you like it spicy
* sweet leaf salad (you can get this from most supermarkets, it has variations on iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, carrots and cabbage). I'd buy the fresh veg but my fibro/wrist issues make chopping/grating stuff hard at times.
I also make one with baked sweet potato (the fries are really good for this), roasted peppers, and some microwavable rice (I love Tilda as it has so many varieties, and means I either don't forget about the rice when cooking it - thanks, fibro fog - or misjudge the amount and end up with enough to feed a small village), and another one that's basically a quorn fajita (quorn, seasoning, mozzarella, salad).
I'm hopefully off on a day trip to Glastonbury for the Winter Solstice which is always fun, but the recent bereavements haven't left me feeling overly festive. I hope everyone has a good Christmas though