How I am feeling?

B...y fat that's how I,m feeling:( my scales are like Mary poppins tape measure, and tonight they officially said I was very fat, now that's got me thinking. Taking tomorrow off. But come Monday the fight is on,

It's not that I,m not in shape, it's just this week shape happens to be round.

So gloves are on,

So healthy food here I come,

To day made smoked haddock style quiche with b..dy double cream. Now that kind of food is off the agenda come Monday.

I have put on over a stone.IT IS COMING OFF.

IF ANY ONE WANTS TO SWAP A RECIPE OR TWO let me know .

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  • One thing at a time ladies, that's what I say!

  • B...y fat that's how I,m feeling:( my scales are like Mary poppins tape measure, and tonight they officially said I was very fat, now that's got me thinking. Taking tomorrow off. But come Monday the fight is on,

    It's not that I,m not in shape, it's just this week shape happens to be round.

    So gloves are on,

    So healthy food here I come,

    To day made smoked haddock style quiche with b..dy double cream. Now that kind of food is off the agenda come Monday.

    I have put on over a stone.IT IS COMING OFF.

    IF ANY ONE WANTS TO SWAP A RECIPE OR TWO let me know .

    Couch to 5k worked for me.

    I dropped 11 pounds in 4 weeks.

    S xx

  • I can vouch for couch to 5K too. A really well planned programme in my humble opinion.

    nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

  • It's not that I,m not in shape, it's just this week shape happens to be round.

    ROTFL - for me this weeks shape is a sack of spuds!

    It won't work for quiche but I've swapped cream in sauces for low fat Crème Fraiche, ok, you have to thicken it with a little corn flour but once cooked down it's delish.

    My fave is chicken, bacon and leeks - I bag roast skinless chicken breast seasoned with black pepper only as there is enough salt in the bacon, dry fry chopped, lean smoked back bacon/lardons (I go for the bacon as it's easier to trim the fat off) in a large heavy pan until cooked, add the cooked chicken and a little of the roasting juices - add the sliced leaks and bring up to a sizzle, add a little more of the roasting juice if needed, reduce the heat and cover, once the leeks are tender add a pot of crème fraiche. Once heated through slowly stir in corn flour suspension until nice and gloopy - I serve with jacket potato as the sauce cuts out the need for butter/marge - the whole meal comes in under 600 cals and is really tasty and satisfying as there is so much protein.

  • @ Jen that recipe sounds wonderful, might have to try that!

  • Tracey, your post did make me laugh! :D

    Nice recipe Jenn.

    I shall post some of mine later if I get a moment. I've adapted quite a lot of my standard recipes to lower the calorie content (sometimes I cook two versions- a low cal version for me and one with real calories for OH :)). Tips include dry-frying (or using as little oil as you can get away with), swapping higher calorie/fat ingredients for low fat versions (turkey mince for example, which works a treat in a spag bol or chilli) and eating very slowly.

    Girls, we can and will be glamorous, slim, non-smokers every one of us! :)

  • @ Skiddaw brilliant swop ideas. Can we have some more

    I've forgotten all my good habits from 5 years ago. We were cycling a lot so calories became unimportant and I could basically eat anything, in fact it was the exact opposite, which has got the most calories in!!!

    I need reminding. I'm back to dry frying, poaching and grilling but the swops.... I've forgotten them all.

  • Ray wings tea tomorrow, low cal low fat

    Well.

    Recipe tom tea

    Put wings in dish, splash wine or water and a couple slices lemon, 20 mins oven medium heat.

    Empty tin or two butter beans, pop schells off, add to pan with dash milk.

    When hot . Use potato masher and mash, add s & p, maybe bit nut meg.

    Put wings on top of butter bean mash.

    And may be some broad beans, or string beans.

  • Oooh- Ray wings! Haven't cooked Ray for ages. Thanks Tracey. :)

    Here's a couple of my calorie-counted regular teas:

    Chicken Tikka Skewers (serves 4- 234 calories per serving)

    150g low fat yoghurt

    2 tbspns hot curry paste

    4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

    250g pack cherry tomatoes

    4 wholemeal chapatis to serve

    1/2 cucumber, halved, deseeded and sliced

    1 red onion thinly sliced

    chopped corriander

    juice of 1 lemon

    50g pack of lamb's lettuce or pea shoots

    You also need 8 skewers

    Mix yoghurt and curry paste together and add chicken (needs a good couple of hours or longer to marinade ideally).

    Toss together the cucumber, red onion, corriander and lemon juice in a large bowl & chill.

    Shake off any excess marinade and threat the chickn & cherry tomatoes onto skewers (if you use wooden ones soak them in cold water for a while first). Cook under a medium grill, turning from time to time, for approx 15-20 minutes until cooked through and nicely browned.

    Stir the lettuce or pea shoots into the salad then divide between the serving plates. Top each serving with two chicken skewers and serve with the warmed chapatis.

    Mediterranean vegetables with lamb (serves 4, 192 calories per portion)

    1 tbsp olive oil

    250g lean lamb fillet, thinly sliced

    140g shallots, halved

    2 large corgettes cut into chunks

    1/2 tsp each ground cumin, paprika and corriander

    1 red, 1 orange and 1 green pepper cut into chunks

    1 clove garlic, sliced

    150ml vegetable stock

    250g cherry tomatoes

    handful chopped corriander

    Heat the oil in a large heavy-based frying pan. Cook the lamb & shallots over a high heat for 2-3 minutes until golden. Add the corgettes and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until beginning to soften.

    Add the spices and toss well, then add the peppers & garlic. Reduce the heat and cook for around 5 minutes until they start to soften.

    Pour in the stock and stir to coat. Add the tomatoes, season and then cover with a lid & simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the veg is tender. Stir through the corriander to serve.

    This works well with baked spuds and with couscous (I steam it in the microwave with lemon juice and stir through lots of chopped mint).

  • IF ANY ONE WANTS TO SWAP A RECIPE OR TWO let me know .http://i58.tinypic.com/2qvwnqu.gif RIGHT!

    Check this

    Bread, quantity one slice x 2 = two slices of bread.....check

    Toaster, quantity one, with a plug .......check

    Can, quantity one, named Baked Beans with ring pull.....check

    Microwaveable plate tub thingy, quantity one......check

    Microwave, quantity one........check

    Butter, quantity one, chilled......check

    Plate, quantity one, ........check

    Knife & Fork, quantity one of each........check.

    Plate, quantity one, .......check.

    Right let's go!

    Step1 (multi tasking is involved)

    Grab toaster and plug it into the socket, usually found on the wall, then grab both slices of bread and put them into the toaster and push the thingy down on the side of the toaster.

    Now, grab can of baked beans and pull the emergency ring pull, empty contents into the microwaveable plate tub thingy.

    Step 2,

    Open microwave door and put inside the microwaveable plate tub thingy that full of beans, grab the plug to the microwave and plug it in next to the toaster, now type 2 mins on digital thing on the microwave and press start, any problems with this then get the older microwave from out the back and turn the dial to number 2.

    Step 3,

    By now there should be smoke coming out of the toaster, turn off at the sockets and the black toast should pop up.

    Grab the toast and grab the knife, glide the knife across the butter and now spread it onto the black toast trying not to snap the burnt toast.

    Step 4,

    Grab the plate and put the crispy toast onto the plate, now open the microwave door and while grabbing the microwaveable plate tub thingy poor the beans over the toast and eat.

    Step 5,

    Leave the messy kitchen for later, you deserve a break and a can for making such a complex meal.

    And there you go, recipe swops anytime :)

    Copyright, this recipe is secret and is forbidden to be used by the likes of Jamie Oliver, Gordon Ramsey and the like.

    Disclaimer, it's not my fault if you cook and eats something that I've posted and something happens to you, good look though if you survive.

  • I have a masters in step 3 :D

  • I can vouch for couch to 5K too. A really well planned programme in my humble opinion.

    nhs.uk/Livewell/c25k/Pages/...

    With all the 'recipes' floating around, perhap it's time to venture off the beaten track of our kitchen, couch and TV... :)

    Yes, couch to 5k works, I was horrible at running, couldn't manage 1km without wheezing. 4 years back, I decide to give this routine a go, it worked, could do 10k now, but that's not important. The run/walk routine, gave me time alone to myself, and was relaxing. Put on my headphones, and walk/run till the hour is up. It was good, and still is good.

  • Couch to 5k ? I am curious

    With all the 'recipes' floating around, perhap it's time to venture off the beaten track of our kitchen, couch and TV... :)

    Yes, couch to 5k works, I was horrible at running, couldn't manage 1km without wheezing. 4 years back, I decide to give this routine a go, it worked, could do 10k now, but that's not important. The run/walk routine, gave me time alone to myself, and was relaxing. Put on my headphones, and walk/run till the hour is up. It was good, and still is good.

    I have been hearing a lot about couch to 5k. I am so unfit and cannot see myself being able to run, but I am getting tempted to look into this :D:D

  • I have been hearing a lot about couch to 5k. I am so unfit and cannot see myself being able to run, but I am getting tempted to look into this :D:D

    Haha , even if we don't get fit, and still cannot complete a run, and / or decided to give it up after awhile or even just one try, all this time spent pondering about couch to 5k, thinking about it or just trying it out, is time spent away from nicodemon. :eek::D

    Hahah :D

  • My sister and her friend are on week four of couch to 5k, I have never been able to run - ankles/knees give way - so I will stick to cycling. Not going near the scales though, I was very overweight to start with, at the moment I am just thinking deal with the quit and the weight can wait :D

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