Daily Diary for Tuesday 12th January 2021 - Weight Loss Support

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Daily Diary for Tuesday 12th January 2021

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone

Hello new members and regular contributors. Welcome to the daily diary, where you can post your meal and exercise plans for Tuesday.

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For tomorrow then low carb 16:8

B Coffee with cream

L Egg, bacon, lettuce and tomato

D Salmon with cream sauce, courgette, onion, mushrooms and greens

Herbal tea & water

Walking with my dog. Have an excellent Tuesday! 😊

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TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Thanks for posting early Hopalong1.

bikegrrrl
bikegrrrlWorking at it

Looks tasty, Hopalong! Thanks for hosting. Hi, diary chums.

I am LCHF-ish. First day back at work after the hols on Tuesday. Still working at home - will I ever see the office again?

B: keto granola

L: avocado dressed with lime, followed by a home-made peanut and dark chocolate bite.

D: cabbage carbonara followed by berry compote and stewed apple (no sugar). Tonic water. Two squares of choc with my coffee.

And no snacking - 3 good meals only.

Exercise: I will get back to doing a quick round on my bike at lunchtime - as much for the daylight as for anything else.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to bikegrrrl

Looks a fab plan, bikegrrrl The peanut/choc bites sound tasty. Husband says we might get another frost, but it is 8 degrees here. Hope you get your bike ride. I was a born again walker after the ice melted yesterday, today mud and puddles, deep joy! Happy Tuesday :) x

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to bikegrrrl

Brilliant cabbage carbonara.

I love the No Snacking!!

Enjoy that bike ride.

bikegrrrl
bikegrrrlWorking at it in reply to TheTabbyCat

It definitely made a difference today, having written it down. Thanks for the tip.

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to bikegrrrl

👍Well done.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to bikegrrrl

Lovely food plan Bikegrrl, when you hear a knock on your door at dinner time its me come to help you eat the cabbage carbonara 😂😂 Hope you get back out on your bike xx

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs in reply to bikegrrrl

Hi Bikegrrrl Dinner sounds really good.

PippiRuns
PippiRuns2kg in reply to bikegrrrl

Everything sound delicious 😋

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to bikegrrrl

Love the sound of dinner bikegrrrl. Think so may add some berries to the shopping list.

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to bikegrrrl

Cabbage carbonara sounds nice. Yum hope you enjoy your meals x

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator

Ooo Hopalong salmon in a creamy sauce. Heavenly.Enjoy.

I'm following LCHEALTHYF a little bit stricter until half way through January. This means that I've been strict with the carbs for a fortnight giving me a sort of low carb reboot. Christmas was very carby.

No snacking and mindfulness with the alcohol.

I've been really good exercising on the treadmill. Outside was just too wet and miserable. Today I managed to do 3 dog walks of about 1 km each so I didn't do the 15 mins of treadmill. Ah I also went round the supermarket!! Tomorrow depends on the weather.

B: Pineapple+ Greek yogurt and a spoonful of cream. Coffee with FF milk.

L: Roast cauliflower covered in a creamy white sauce. Hamburger. I may have a glass of red wine as a couple of bottles fell into my trolley. Special offer.

I hope everyone has a good,safe day.🌈🌈🌈

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

My date stood me up, there is plenty :)

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

Ah I'll be over then!

I forgot to say that I love the poster. Very clear and informative.

Greendream123
Greendream123Host in reply to TheTabbyCat

Enjoy your meals, the roast cawliflower sounds great. :)

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

Now I can see all your post. Laughing at the wine falling into your trolley. My friend has a birthday, purchased a lovely bottle of Carmenere. Now husband says no non-essential journeys and I am stuck with it, abstaining. As if I need the extra pressure(chews fingernails) :) Cauliflower is just the best, just as I've finished one, have bought another. Have a fab Tuesday xx

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

Wow TabbyCat, you're really going for it with the exercise, good on ya 😊 Fab meals specially the cauliflower. Now what i want to know is how come when something falls into your trolley its wine and when it happens to me its blue cheese and asparagus 😂😂😂. Have a great day xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to springersrule

hahaha!! Then we can meet and have a cheese and wine party!! 70's style!🤣🤣🤣

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

Your on TabbyCat 😂😂 xx

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to TheTabbyCat

Forum conference

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

I love fresh pineapple and L sound good to.

PippiRuns
PippiRuns2kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

Wine bottles falling off shelves like that is a health hazard! Enjoy your food.

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to PippiRuns

Yes, it is!! In more ways than one.

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

Those pesky red wine bottles, I have a similar issue with the rosé ones 🤭 enjoy your wine 🍷

Enjoy walking and your veggies Hopalong1! Lovely picture - although I'm sure I'm a fan of some higher carb vegetables too. :)

I made a veggie stew for dinner and it was delicious. I'm trying to lower my stress levels as they've become quite high since last Monday. Tonight's fix is sitting and reading with a healthy hot choc.

Tomorrow:

B: smoothie

L: leftover stew

D: veg and tofu bowl

S: fruit, evening hot choc

E: home workout, walk

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Greendream123

Hi Greendream123 The poster is just where I am at at the moment. I often try and share a bit of that, but I think there is more than one way to get by. I always love the sound of your food. Shall we have a shameless plug about the chat for today :)

healthunlocked.com/weight-l...

All the best! xx

Greendream123
Greendream123Host in reply to Hopalong1

Thank you! :)

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

Now that's a lovely idea.👍

Lol i think i'm a fan of all those veg 😂😂 Lovely food for the day, i quite fancy a bit if all of that 😊 Enjoy your book and hot chocolate tonight x

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs in reply to Greendream123

left over stew always seems better the day after doesn't it.

PippiRuns
PippiRuns2kg in reply to Greendream123

I wish I knew how to really make tofu delicious. I traveled in Vietnam a while back, and they knew! Do you have a trick?

setterlover
setterlover3kg in reply to PippiRuns

Not diet food but the absolute best is agedashidofu which is quarter blocks of tofu dried, coated in cornflour, deep fried and served in a Japanese broth.

PippiRuns
PippiRuns2kg in reply to setterlover

Thanks 🙏

Greendream123
Greendream123Host in reply to PippiRuns

Tofu in cornflour cooked in a little oil is tasty, or I like it baked or just stir fried. :)

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to PippiRuns

Ken Hom Buddhist Casserole, best I have ever tasted. Shallow fried the tofu.

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to Greendream123

Nothing like time away from reality with a good book 📚 Greendream123

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to Greendream123

Awww I'm sorry about your stress levels. I must admit taking time for yourself is a good thing. Defo helps with the mental health and self care/love =) hope you enjoyed your hot chocolate. Have a good day Tomoz x

Greendream123
Greendream123Host in reply to Sarahlou2990

Thank you! The time spent reading was good. Finished my son's book too - but, weirdly, everybody died. He was really confused. 🤣

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Greendream123

I think sitting quietly, with hands cupped around a mug of something hot, is one of the best stress removing activities.

Enjoy that stew which will be even better today. :)

Greendream123
Greendream123Host in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thank you, I did feel better afterwards. :)

Good evening fellow diarists and Hopalong, thank you for posting. I love the sound of your meals, specially the salmon 😍

Well very late last night a communication went out from school to parents so this morning i ended up going in before my dog walk to troubleshoot and sort out wraparound care again!! I now have the day off!! All done and back on with my day. Lovely walk and play with the dogs and really pleased with my stats. 47 minutes walking across an elapsed time of 1hr 15 mins. That's the best i've done since my knee problem 😁😁.

Bit of relaxing after lunch then get a call asking me to go into school for an hour at 3. Cue frantic bath, hair wash and doggy toilet break and off i go. And there endeth my day pretty much. No stress, no anxiety so very pleased with myself. My exercise today was just my dog walk. I had very good intentions of more but am tired and have already achieved my steps target, clocking up 4208 steps.

My LCHF food plan for tuesday is:

B: hot/warm fresh fruit salad with greek yoghurt

Treat: 1 chocolate

L: h/m sprout and bacon soup

T: I'm not sure what its called, its from Hazel17's DD entry the other day. Basically its what i would call a scooby snack (how i picture it in my mind) lol The layers are: tomato, mushroom, cheese, paprika, butter and chicken cooked on a stove. I'm looking forward to it 😊

Exercise: dog walk, mini bike and walking workout. Physio exercises

I hope everyone has a great Tuesday xx

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs in reply to springersrule

Good plan for Tuesday springerrule that must be very therapeutic with the dogs.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Reving

Oh it very definitely is Reving. Just me and the dogs for most of the walk, the odd nod or shouted hello to others. Bliss 😁😁 xx

PippiRuns
PippiRuns2kg in reply to springersrule

It sounds a bit hectic Springersrule, but your knee seems to be on the mend. Excellent 🦵Foods sounds nice.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to PippiRuns

It was a bit hectic PippiRuns but thats ok. My leg muscles are getting stronger and i having working pain relief so can use my knee with a brace and walking aids. It wont be sorted until i get a partial knee replacement xx

rutheliza
rutheliza1lb in reply to springersrule

Well done on today. I like the sound of hot fruit salad, do you just warm up the fruit?

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to rutheliza

That's the plan. TabbyCat gave me the idea as it hadnt occurred to me lol xx

slipstick
slipstick1st 7lbs in reply to springersrule

Ooh, I've never tried warming up a fruit salad. I can't really imagine why not. This is the weather for it. The T sounds interesting containing lots of my favourite things. Great day.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to slipstick

I'd not thought of it either. TabbyCat suggested it so trying it for the first time in the morning xx

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to springersrule

Very uncertain times with work. Great walking with the dogs. Glad the knee is up to it. That tea looks a belter. Enjoy Tuesday xx

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Hopalong1

Thanks Hopalong xx

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to springersrule

I am tired 💤 just reading what happened Monday. Exercise 'just dog walk' your step count shows you did more than that. Well done. Your Scooby Snack for dinner sounds yummy, I may try that myself

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to ScoutyPat

Lol, yeah there was a lot of tooing and froing yesterday. I was surprised at the step count myself. Me too with the Scooby snack tea, it may become a regular feature on my food plans xx

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to springersrule

That's great news about the walk well done. Must feel great =) have a lovely day tomoz x

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Sarahlou2990

Thanks Sarahlou, oh it does feel soooo good being able to do that little bit more x

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to springersrule

Wow having to deal with "trouble shooting" then deal with a last minute at work and come out of that stress free must mean something! Hats off to that.

I looked up Hasel17's (rachlette) meal, it does look yummy. and fun to do. In theory the layers could be of almost anything.

Have a good day.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

It was weird TabbyCat, normally a day like that would send my brain into a spinning overload but yesterday i just felt calm and got on with it. I think the difference was that it happened so quickly that i didnt have time to over think it, just time to get on and do it. There's a lesson on over thinking for me there 😊

Thats the meal 😁 i couldnt re find it. Oh yes i think you could put anything you like in it. I think its the fun element that appealed to me and my vision of it being like a scooby snack, which we all know weren't really a snack 😂😂.

Have a good day too xx

Hasel17
Hasel1735kg in reply to springersrule

You can use almost everything. I also love to add kings prawns or mussels, habanero or peperoni, spinach and tuna, Feta cheese and red onions. Or Ratatouille in a Raclette pan. Add precooked lentils or colored beans for more protein.

All kind of veggies, shallots, olives, grounded lamb or chicken and also my nightmare food, ham and bacon.

In Germany, they also use silver onions or cucumber pickles.

Make a tiny Raclette Pizza, sourdough or a slice of eggplant/courgettes as bottom layer.

thetabletopcook.com/raclett...

The fun part for me is that I can cook and snack for hours without eating much.

And I usually have a mixed green salad as main dish or tons of fruits.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Hasel17

It really is a versatile meal and i'm really looking forward to having it tonight 😊😊 xx

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs

Hi Hopalong I've just realised that I have missed todays Daily Diary I've been that busy. Still not missed much as I've not eaten all day! That's been a long fast, but I have had milky coffee. As soon as the OH gets in we are having curry, I can't wait.

Tomorrow is a busy day as well I'm on a study day all day on Zoom. So

L: HM curried cauliflower soup

D: If I've time I might try making a LCHF pizza never attempted one. OH is later getting home tomorrow night so may or may not wait for him.

I want to try keto bread as well when I have time.

Thanks for hosting by the way. Come on OH I'm hungry🤣

rutheliza
rutheliza1lb in reply to Reving

Hope you enjoy your curry. Soup sounds nice. I've never tried lchf pizza before, had cauliflower crust pizza once and that was nice

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs in reply to rutheliza

Cauliflower crust pizza I'll have to look for that one. Thanks

rutheliza
rutheliza1lb in reply to Reving

It was grated cauliflower mixed with egg and baked for the base. How do you make lchf pizza?

slipstick
slipstick1st 7lbs in reply to Reving

I can't quite imagine a LCHF pizza though it may be interesting. Soup sounds good though.

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs in reply to slipstick

Thanks slipstick

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Reving

Hellooo, I just ate once today too, a stir fry pork with quite a bit of fat. Am going to have a go at these rolls, your post is a sign :)

dietdoctor.com/recipes/the-...

Lovely cauliflower soup. I have never made a LC pizza either. My husband is the best cook. I am intuitive. No two dishes the same. Have a good Tuesday :)

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs in reply to Hopalong1

You too Hopalong I'm in study all day today on a course.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Reving

I hope you didn't have to wait to long for your OH and the curry last night Reving 😊. Lovely food plan for today, making a LCHF pizza is on my list to have a go. I'd be interested to hear what you do 😍 Hope your zoom study day goes well xx

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs in reply to springersrule

I think the pizza will have to wait today as we have left over curry to eat.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Reving

Oh yummy. I'm having left over curry on Thursday 😍 xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Reving

Gosh you must have been hungry, fasting all day and waiting for a delicious curry.

There are several ideas for LCHF pizza , you'll find them in topics. Here's the latest.

healthunlocked.com/weight-l...

Have fun!

Reving
Reving1st 7lbs in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thanks for this The TabbyCat I;ll take a look later.

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Reving

You're welcome.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

Thanks TabbyCat. I tend to forget about the topics xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to springersrule

The topics are brilliant. If you write a post, (not for an OFF) add a Topic, eg. Mains, Low Carb it is saved in Topics.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to TheTabbyCat

I'll have to look out for that. Thanks TabbyCat xx

Great poster, Hopalong. My plan for tomorrow is:

B: Greek yoghurt with almonds and coffee with cream ☕️

L: Avocado 🥑, egg 🍳 seed crackers with cheese 🧀

D: Minestrone 🍲

S: Dark chocolate 🍫

Tomorrow is weigh in day and I’m hoping for a good result 🤞

rutheliza
rutheliza1lb in reply to PippiRuns

Good luck for tomorrow, PippiRuns

PippiRuns
PippiRuns2kg in reply to PippiRuns

Oh - I’m eating pescatarian keto

Barcud
Barcud50kg in reply to PippiRuns

Good luck with your weigh-in tomorrow, enjoy your chocolate.

purple_ums
purple_ums9kg in reply to PippiRuns

Good luck with weigh in PippiRuns,Menu sounds super healthy enjoy x

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to PippiRuns

I never though of putting nuts in yogurt for a breakfast option. Thanks for the idea.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to PippiRuns

Good luck for your weigh in PippiRuns. Love your food plan, yum yum xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to PippiRuns

Snap to the Greek yogurt. I may have coffee with cream ,too. It sounds like a good idea.

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to PippiRuns

Hope the scales are kind to you! Have a great day.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to PippiRuns

Hello PippiRuns Hope you are happy and the weigh has gone well. Your menu is inviting. All the best :)

Thanks for hosting, Hopalong1, hope you are well. I'm intermittent fasting and loosely lchf. 10ish- Greek yogurt, granola, berries. Coffee with cream

1- chorizo, courgette and cheese omelette. Salad, dressing.

6- meatballs in tomato sauce.

Milk in tea and coffee. Water.

PippiRuns
PippiRuns2kg in reply to rutheliza

Good plan there Rutheliza. Omelette is always good. Enjoy.

Barcud
Barcud50kg in reply to rutheliza

Looks great food. Meatballs for us later this week.

Snorkle5
Snorkle5Restart October 2020 in reply to rutheliza

Your omelette sounds lovely! :)

purple_ums
purple_ums9kg in reply to rutheliza

Ohh I love chorizo never thought of putting it in an omelette sounds like a great idea :D enjoy x

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to rutheliza

Great plan Rutheliza, i love omelettes and dont have them enough, i'm not adventurous enough with my fillings either so you have inspired me to do better, thank you. Have a great day xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to rutheliza

Ooo meatballs! I haven't made them for ages. Thanks for the reminder.

Enjoy

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to rutheliza

Omelette is always good, quick and filling! Not had meatballs in ages, may put those on my list along with salmon. Have a great day!

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to rutheliza

Hello Darling, Am doing well thank you and you? Those meatballs look a treat. I have put meatballs in my notebook. Hope your day is fab xx

slipstick
slipstick1st 7lbs

Evening all. Thanks to Hopalong1 for hosting and the interesting poster - but where are the mushrooms? I suppose technically they're not vegetables but they are low carb. I've had a reasonable day, ate what I planned, went shopping safely, had a decent walk, the first for ages. Arthritis flare-up is calming a bit, hands still bad but knees much better. Maybe tomorrow will work out as well. My usual lowish carb plan is

B Porridge / berries

L Cheese/Egg salad

D Fish stew (or maybe pie) / mixed veg/ratatouille

E another walk or two if the weather forecast is right. At least almost all the ice and snow has gone now.

Have a great Tuesday everyone and keep safe.

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to slipstick

Good to hear your flare up is reading. Take care

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to slipstick

Morning Slipstick, so glad your flare is settling down 😍. Lovely food plan that i could totally eat along side you. I hope you manage to get out for a nice walk. Take care and have a great day xx

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to slipstick

Glad to hear that your arthritis is calming down. I have osteoarthritis in my right shoulder and neck which always seems to flare up in this cold damp weather, unfortunately due to my work having strict drug policies I can't take anything stronger than the occasional naproxen to help. Hope your day goes well.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to slipstick

Hello slipstick So sorry you have suffered with your arthritis. What helps? I bet that poster was designed by a fun guy :) I could eat my body weight in mushrooms, they are a great LC food, you are right. Hoping your day goes well xx

purple_ums
purple_ums9kg in reply to slipstick

Glad the flare up is settling, take it easy. Hope you managed to get your walk in, food sounds great x

Barcud
Barcud50kg in reply to slipstick

Glad to hear you are able to get out as your arthritis is calming down. Reading the diaries today I realised we haven't had much fish lately so fish curry is on the menu for later in the week. Hope you've had a good day.

Barcud
Barcud50kg

Thanks for hosting Hopalong1, I really must get some salmon, I haven't had it for ages.

My plan for tomorrow is as follows:

B.F: FF Greek yoghurt, berries and seeds. Coffee Bolied egg

L: Baked beans & cheese An Apple

E.M: Vegetable stirfry with homemade damson chinese sauce with peanuts and small amount of left over pork. An orange.

NO SNACKS

Usual dog walk, not sure what else.

I hope everyone has a good day.

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to Barcud

Love the no snacks written in capitals. Good luck with that

slipstick
slipstick1st 7lbs in reply to Barcud

I have to shout NO SNACKS at myself too. But it doesn't always work. Perhaps I'm going deaf! Great food, the sauce sounds spectacular.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Barcud

Oh Barcud, your EM sounds amazingly delicious, do you have a recipe for the damson chinese sauce? i'd love to try it. Good luck on the no snacks and have a lovely day xx

Barcud
Barcud50kg in reply to springersrule

Can't find the recipe, which is annoying as I still have loads of damsons in the freezer. Will keep looking.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Barcud

Thanks xx

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to Barcud

I try to avoid snacks too, I don't even buy stuff now unless my daughter is staying over, sadly sometimes stuff appears at work and although I try to avoid it, I usually fail miserably to do so. Have a great day!

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Barcud

Ah damsons, natures gift that keeps on giving :) Must try a peanut sauce for my stir fry. Hope you have some sunshine for your walk, lovely day in Yorks x

Barcud
Barcud50kg in reply to Hopalong1

It was a lovely walk with sunshine. Thank you.

Snorkle5
Snorkle5Restart October 2020

Hi everyone - I'm back after a break over xmas. Gained a pound over the hols :( but have also been recovering from a further back injury last month. Still, I really want to lose some weight so am trying to plan meals again. Main aim is to try and increase my veggies and cut down on starchy carbs.Plan for tomorrow:L - Tuna salad with pickled veg and coleslaw.

D - Leftover slow cooker beef casserole with veg, served with cauliflower rice and garlic asparagus.

Hope everyone is doing well xx

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to Snorkle5

1 pound gain over Christmas and recovering from an injury is not a had result. Good luck with cutting the carbs and increasing the veg.

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to Snorkle5

1 lb isn't too bad at all. I gained 6 over Xmas 😂 and taking it off a week at a time. Your lb will be gone in no time. Enjoy your day x

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Snorkle5

Hi Snorkle, lovely to see you back. Well done on only gaining a lb over the hols, thats a huge achievement. I hope your back is starting to play nicely with you. Back pain/injury is so hard to deal with, i know!! Your meals look fab for today, have a good one xx

TheTabbyCat
TheTabbyCatAdministrator in reply to Snorkle5

Yeay!! It's good to see you back. A 1 lb gain over Christmas is nothing, you'll soon lose that.

I hope your back injury is recovering.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Snorkle5

Sorry to hear you have hurt your back, I sometimes think walking on all fours would be better for our spines. A pound is a result. I was ok until NYD. Better than last year. My beef casserole is tomorrow and I am pinching your cauli. Take care and sending some healing thoughts xx

Barcud
Barcud50kg in reply to Snorkle5

A pounds not bad and will soon be gone. I hope you've had a good day.

Thanks for hosting Hopalong1 , dinner sounds great!

today was an iffy day for me, not sure why but been in a bit of a funk today. Can’t really pin point what’s precipitated it...

Had a cookie with lunch and then had an after dinner melted cheese wrap..kinda annoyed at myself with food today as feels like I’m sabotaging my otherwise steady progress 😔!

Gotta try tomorrow to be better!

L- chicken soup with one bread and a clementine.

D - Thali part II - left overs

E - week 9 run 3 - graduation run for c25k was really excited about this on Sunday, but feeling a bit apprehensive atm, think it’s time to end the day and get to bed haha

Goodnight! Hope you all have a great Tuesday x

smartoak
smartoakCurry Off Winner in reply to purple_ums

Snap on iffy day and planned thali tomorrow! :)Enjoy your graduation run! Whoop!!!

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to purple_ums

Funk over. Here to a better day Tuesday

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to purple_ums

Morning Purple_ums, I hope you wake up feeling good today and can put yesterday behind you. Your food and exercise plan for today sounds great and good luck with your graduation run. I'm sure you'll smash it. Have a great day xx

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to purple_ums

With you on the iffy day! I sometimes have days like that too, temptation seems to get too great to resist. Hope the final C25k run goes well!

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to purple_ums

Hello purple_ums, I expect you'll run off your funk today. I had a bit of an old time of it after NYD, but am back with a vengeance this week. Hang in there. Are you calorie counting? All the best xx

Barcud
Barcud50kg in reply to purple_ums

I hope the run went well and you've had a good day.

smartoak
smartoakCurry Off Winner

Love the picture Hopalong1! Tomorrow will be a long day, kids in the morning, going out on scooters and I’ll put my runners on and see how fast they go.

On food I’ll eat between 12 and 7pm, low carbs, no sugar.

L: cabbage soup with bacon croutons

Afternoon tea party with sugar-free rhubarb cake for 5 year old’s birthday

D: husband’s curry night with chana masala, saag paneer, prawn curry, cauliflower rice, poppadums and pickles

Happy Tuesday all!

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to smartoak

Good luck keeping up with the scooters and enjoy the Rhubarb cake which sounds interesting

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to smartoak

Oh the scooters sound fun Smartoak, good luck keeping up.. I've seen the speed our kids can do on the trikes, bikes and scooters lol. Your food plan sounds mouth wateringly tasty, enjoy the curry night xx

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to smartoak

Lovely day. Many happy returns :)

Thanks for hosting hopalong and a lovely poster with lots of tasty veg. I’ll remember to add a massive handful of spinach to my lunch tomorrow. Thanks.

Tomorrow’s plan like this:

E 45 min run first thing

B porridge with almond milk

L smoked salmon with scrambled eggs and a massive handful of spinach

D chilli beef and veg stirfry with quinoa

Sn Apple , jelly and Greek yog

Take care all.

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to BrightBlueSky

Love the sound of your menu BBS

Great food plan BrightBlueSky. I think spinach needs to make an appearance in my house.. a veg i've not used before! Have a great day xx

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to springersrule

Great with cheese😁 xx

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Hopalong1

Ooo thanks for the tip Hopalong 😊 xx

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to BrightBlueSky

All sounds rather delicious! It sounds like I'm in the minority not having salmon today... I need to pop to the shops tomorrow so I may have to pick some up.

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to BrightBlueSky

Enjoy your morning run, not sure if the weather allows for it! x

purple_ums
purple_ums9kg in reply to BrightBlueSky

Enjoy the run, food sounds great BrightBlueSky x

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to BrightBlueSky

Hi BBS, I bought spinach yesterday :) Lovely plan. Hope you are having a good one! xx

Thanks for hosting Hopalong1. I love the net carbs picture. I presume the amount of net carbs increases the further down the list you go?Following a LC plan for Tuesday as follows

B.. egg and mushrooms

Then doing the washing followed by weekly food shop with mum-next-door.

L.. probably pick up some salad 🥗 and hummus for lunch

D.. depends on what I buy. The boys have asked for pizza 🍕 so I may get them that and have a slice with more salad, or some roasted veg chips.

A.. my physio exercises and will see how much the knee hurts before planning anything else for the day.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to ScoutyPat

A busy day lined up ScoutyPat, be gentle with your knee!! Have a good day xx

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to springersrule

Thanks springersrule

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to ScoutyPat

If you've got the washer going, my basket is full... if you fancy ironing it as well even better! Have a good day and hope the knee isn't too painful.

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to Cp1965

😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣

purple_ums
purple_ums9kg in reply to ScoutyPat

Sounds like a great plan, hope the knee isn’t too bad x

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to ScoutyPat

Hi Pat, You are right, the lower down the picture, the more carbs. You seem quite busy for your knee. Hope your day goes well xx

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to Hopalong1

Thanks Hopalong1 . I am discovering with the righ amount of pain killers plus using the crutches when out help. Plus at home I have places to sit strategically placed so I can sit to put washing on the airer. Plus the boys do help as required (but only if asked).

Hi everyone. My plan went well until I got an assignment back =) I got a great grade a 2.1.. 2 marks off a 1st and I was going to celebrate with a small drink and a Ferrero Rocher ball. Instead my friend orders me some chips and a mcflurry and I had already eaten dinner at this point. So a mini celebration but eek on the cals.

I did my exercise as planned and feeling very sleepy today. My lessons got cancelled today due to poor Internet connections so I studied nearly all day. And worked on my dissertation (think that's why I'm tired).

Following 1600 cals meal plan..

B - Wholegrain slice of toast with marmite peanut Butter

L - Chickpea 'Tuna' sandwich on Wholegrain bread with a pack of crisps

D - Veggie hunters 'chick' n with homemade spicy wedges and salad

Snacks - Grapes, 2 satsumas and maybe a mini Toblerone

Exercise - Day 1 Week 2 of HR full body workout with weights and some yoga.

Have a great day everyone x

setterlover
setterlover3kg in reply to Sarahlou2990

Well done on the high 2:1. What year are you? I find studying very sleep inducing too.

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to setterlover

Thank you. I'm in my final year studying Animal Behaviour and Welfare. It's a 4 year long course. Going to really miss it when it'd over. I've loved every minute. Yes defo sleepy today. Relaxing now with a book x

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Sarahlou2990

I think you deserved a celebration for your mark Sarahlou. Keep on track today and you will most likely get away with it 😊 Everyone should still celebrate the good things 😂. Lovely food plan for today, your veggie hunters chicken sounds interesting. Have a great day xx

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to springersrule

Thank you. Well I'm a bit low now. I've just had another mental health assessment and I've waited 2 years to get to this point.. Only to be told if I want one to one therapy it'll be another 3 year waiting list. I've had a good cry and feel like pulling my hair out. So doubt I'll eat much today. I've completely lost my appetite. The veggie hunters chicken is nice. Quorn fillets wrapped with cheat'n bacon x

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Sarahlou2990

Oh Sarahlou, that is horrendous. No one should have to wait anywhere near that length of time for help. I'm not at all surprised by your reaction. When i had my first breakdown i used to go to my gp practice and have appointments with the nurse practitioner twice a week. She was amazing and got me through a lot before i started counselling but i only had to wait about 6 months. Is there someone similar at your gp practise that you could make use of, assuming they let you in at the moment of course 😣 xx

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to springersrule

It's really bad. I've had an assessment before to see whether I needed step 4 help which I do (this was last year after waiting 3 years to get an assessment). Then I was offered the choice between group sessions (6 months to a year waiting list) - but you don't get to talk about things you just learn techniques to cope. Or 1to1 sessions 3 year waiting list. But you get to talk about your childhood and past which is where a lot of my problems and mh stem from. You can do one or the other not both. And I've had group. Sessions before and need more. The guy I spoke to today said there aren't enough trained psychotherapists that's why the long wait. And therapy can last a year 😭 so I just have to wait. I have group sessions at uni but because I've joined a group I don't get 1 to 1 with a mental health advisor anymore.. I'm a bit all over the place atm x

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to Sarahlou2990

I know its of no help but that really sucks SarahLou. Xx

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to springersrule

It really does =( I'm just gonna focus on studying for the rest of the day me thinks and try eat later x

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to Sarahlou2990

Well done on the result, and with the celebration food.... what is done is done, so put it behind you and fresh start today. One blip this week shouldn't cause too much damage.Enjoy today's plan.

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to ScoutyPat

Thank you. Yes shouldn't be anything to worry about if I stay in track the rest of the week. Have a good day x

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to Sarahlou2990

Great result, well done! You've got to celebrate when you can at the moment, and I know that often when trying to lose weight you can feel that you're depriving yourself, sometimes almost to the point of punishment, so the occasional treat is a good thing. Have a great day!

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to Cp1965

Thank you. Yes I completely agree. And then I think other times I've overeaten as a punishment to myself. So it's very odd how we can abuse food. Thank you I enjoyed the maccies tho. Have a good day also x

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to Sarahlou2990

Morning Sarahlou, well done on that fab grade! I have a feeling I will be overindulging on foods because of an assignment grade soon except mine won't be very good... we'll see anyway. Your meals all sound yummy, enjoy x

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to itselenax

Thank you =) I've got a long wait now till my next assignment feedback is due. Sometime middle of March. Owh nooo =( you never know might be great grade too. Thanks x

purple_ums
purple_ums9kg in reply to Sarahlou2990

Well done on the 2.1 !! Enjoy the food today, do you follow that workout on YouTube..? Been looking for a good resistance programme to follow..? X

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to purple_ums

Thank you =)

Yes she's called Heather Robertson and she has a monthly calander you can subscribe too or the 12 week programme in doing. Or do whatever suits you. The first week of the 12 week plan is no weights but after that she uses weights =) it's a good programme. I did it in the first lockdown but I binged a lot so stayed the same weight. This time I've already lost 2lbs and just started week 2. X

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Sarahlou2990

Well done on your assignment. How are you finding forum and calorie counting?

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to Hopalong1

Thank you. I find the forum really helpful. I'd lost 6lbs before Xmas when I was doing the DD but over Xmas I gained it back aha. So I did a restart on the 1st lol x

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Sarahlou2990

Well you are not alone there :) I think sherry should be made illegal, but then that would probably make me want it more. It is going on the list "things not to buy at Xmas", tried mince pies this year and that worked, small steps. Take care x

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to Hopalong1

Hehe no I wasn't. Aha yes I think we'd just want it more if things were banned 😂 ooh I love mince pies. I don't buy any cuz my friends and family like them so I can always pinch one or two hehe. Thank you. You too x

Barcud
Barcud50kg in reply to Sarahlou2990

Firstly huge well done on the 2:1 and secondly big virtual hug. The wait for the help you need is horrendous but you seem to be doing well and by coming here you are doing positive things for your physical health. I hope you've had a good day today.

Sarahlou2990
Sarahlou29904lbs in reply to Barcud

Thank you =) awww and the virtual hug. Yeh it is horrible the waiting. Just trying to keep healthy and sane in the mean time. I've had an okay day. Very productive with lots of studying x

Hi Hopalong and thank you. I do love the poster. Is it on your wall? My dinner tomorrow will be very like yours but I shall make a parcel of the salmon and cook on the oven. I will roast a cauliflower at the same and serve w lemon juice and some Roughly grated Parmesan. Lunch will be a chicken, lettuce sandwich on rye . Breakfast/snacks will be fruit.

springersrule
springersrule40kg in reply to setterlover

Yummy fab meals for today Setterlover, have a great day xx

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to setterlover

Liking the sound of the salmon and cauliflower meal setterlover . Enjoy

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to setterlover

Salmon and roasted cauli sounds great! Must get myself some, not had salmon for a while. have a great day!

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer in reply to setterlover

Great meals setterlover. Do you put anything else in your sandwich? Sounds nice. Have a great day.

setterlover
setterlover3kg in reply to lovefabric

Good morning all. The sandwich will have a bit of maro on the rye, left over chicken stir fry cut up and lots of lettuce w a drizzle of japanese dressing.@springersrule

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to setterlover

Yum that sandwich sounds fantastic!

Dave1000
Dave10001 stone in reply to setterlover

The roasted cauliflower with lemon and Parmesan with Salmon sound delicious setterlover I will be giving that a try for sure. Have a great day x

purple_ums
purple_ums9kg in reply to setterlover

All sounds yummy setterlover have a great day x

setterlover
setterlover3kg in reply to purple_ums

Dave1000 Grey weather here but that didn't stop people swimming on our local beach. I was very tempted to join them! Enjoy your day.CP1985 ScoutyPat

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to setterlover

Sounds lovely food. Hope your day has gone well xx

siggie
siggie1st 7lbs

Good morning and thank you for the info pic, I need something like this when I start LCHF!Well, today is the first day back after the Christmas holiday and self isolation. I still get quite tired mid afternoon so it should be interesting around 2.30pm😉

I have planned my meals and feel organised 😊

Breakfast: melon and blueberries and a cup of coffee

Mid morning: Allen, peaches and greek yogurt

Lunch: ham salad

Tea: breaded haddock, new potatoes and garden peas

Hope everyone has a fabulous day and I will catch up with everyone after work ( if I've not fallen asleep by 8pm!!)

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to siggie

Glad you are feeling organised! The more organised I feel at the start of the day, the less organised I generally end up being at the end of it... Enjoy your day and hope you soon get back into the swing of work.

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to siggie

Morning siggie, love all the fruit you're eating today! :) x

Tank_EG
Tank_EG6st 7lbs in reply to siggie

Morning siggie,

all the best for your first day back and here's hoping you can stay awake 👍

Your food sounds really tasty 😀

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to siggie

Great feeling organised as I bet that helps start the day on a positive note. Whats 'Allen' For the mid morning break?

siggie
siggie1st 7lbs in reply to ScoutyPat

It should say Alpen!!

setterlover
setterlover3kg in reply to siggie

I didn't dare ask!

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to siggie

That makes sense. I was trying to trying to work out what it was.

zinza
zinza6kg in reply to siggie

More visual guides here if you need: dietdoctor.com/low-carb/vis...

siggie
siggie1st 7lbs in reply to zinza

Thank you 😊

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to siggie

:) I'm sure the tiredness will soon dissipate and you'll be back to normal.

Tea sounds tasty!

Dave1000
Dave10001 stone in reply to siggie

Welcome back to the world however strange it is right now siggie. Have a great day.

purple_ums
purple_ums9kg in reply to siggie

Such a great feeling when you feel organised, well done! Every time I see melon on your menus I’m like mmm I haven’t had melon in forever but always forget to pick some up! Take it slow, hope you feel okay I. The afternoon x

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to siggie

I did my shop yesterday, we should be alive for ten days. Is that post-viral malaise you are experiencing? Hope your week goes well, Chick xx

Cp1965
Cp196545kg

Morning folks. Well, yesterday wasn't my best day, once again I was tempted by cakes - it was one of the team's birthday (actually today but he isn't in work) and yet again I failed to resist temptation. Really don't seem to be doing very well in the willpower stakes of late. I guesstimated the portion sizes of the aforementioned cake, cut back on dinner but still went over my allowance for the day. That's three times this year already, hardly an auspicious start. Also don't seem to be doing too well with the exercise regime, fell short with the step count yesterday and I just didn't really feel like getting on the exercise bike last night as my hip is still a little tender after Sunday.

I'm hoping today is more successful, well, it could hardly be less so!

Plan so far, calorie counting (1800-1850) with reduced carbs (>100g/day);

B; Coffee with Jersey milk

L: Fridge surprise salad (well, I was surprised when the bag of mixed salad in the fridge turned out to be 4 days out of date and, shall we say, a tad mushy); mushrooms, peppers, onion, cucumber, tomatoes, cottage cheese, beef topside and a boiled egg;

D; My daughter has requested a "posh burger" for dinner, that's a burger on HM keto bread with tomato, onion, bacon and Stilton topping, may do a handful of chunky oven chips with it depending on what the carb figure looks like later on;

E; As many steps as I can get in, left hip is still a bit tender though.

Hope everyone has a good day.

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to Cp1965

Morning! You shouldn't punish yourself too much, it's a process and some days you are going to do better than other days. Your body wanted cake - that's not a bad thing! :) Enjoy your yummy meals x

Tank_EG
Tank_EG6st 7lbs in reply to Cp1965

Morning Cp,

it's not easy getting back into the swing of things after a break from our normal routines. So here's to you finding your healthy mojo again 👍

Your food sounds delicious, love the idea of a "posh burger" 😀

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to Cp1965

Take care of the hip today Cp1965 and it's a fresh day, so forget the cake from yesterday. Enjoy

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to Cp1965

If your hip isn't feeling good Cp then no need to be hard on yourself. It sounds like you need to give yourself a rest.

Cal counting normally provides a range of around 500 cals to fall between. It could be that the extra cake hasn't even taken you over the upper limits.

If I ignore the chips, then your posh burger is the best thing I've read about for a while. That's going on tomorrow's menu. Thanks!

Cp1965
Cp196545kg in reply to Tiggerr

Just seen you've tagged me in tomorrow's DD... just so's you know, coconut flour works but you need to increase the quantity of water because it soaks up more than does the almond flour. Also seen some posts suggesting that you need to add slightly more baking powder too. Hope that helps.

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to Cp1965

Cheers Cp :) My baking skills have always been close to zero so all tips most welcome :)

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Tiggerr

Cannot fault you :)

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to Hopalong1

You should see my walking on water trick :)

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Tiggerr

Lol, I look forward to that when we meet one day at the forum conference x

Dave1000
Dave10001 stone in reply to Cp1965

Well done Cp1965 on recommitting yourself to today, yesterday is gone and it can always be worse. Your self control stoped you Having two pieces and f cake and better to fall short of your steps and to have some than none. If you are getting over an early Bhutto you need to give yourself the me to recover as making it worse will put you out of action for longer. Have a good one x

purple_ums
purple_ums9kg in reply to Cp1965

Here with you Cp1965, but you can do it!!! I’m going to start with a small step again and try to stop my evening snack for the rest of the week. I think we all have to just be kinder to ourselves when it’s not ‘perfect’. Hope today goes better for you x

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Cp1965

Hope your day has gone well, Cp1965. I think the weather has played havoc with my exercise and outlook. Tiggerr's post seems pretty good to me. Hang in there.

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer

Thanks Hopalong1, lovely meals you're having today. Hope you have a good walk. I'm aiming for 1400kcal per day.

B: porridge made with semi-skimmed milk

L: homemade carrot soup

D: cheesy leeks and ham bake, spinach, salad

E: a cardio workout from YouTube

S: tea, black coffee, water, lemon and ginger herbal tea, Christmas cake.

Have a great day everyone.☺️

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to lovefabric

Morning, all your meals sound yummy. Enjoy your cardio workout :)

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer in reply to itselenax

Thanks, tough workout, but feel better for it! ☺️

Tank_EG
Tank_EG6st 7lbs in reply to lovefabric

Morning lovefabric,

Love the sound of your food, the cheesy leaks and ham bake sounds amazing 😀

All the best with your cardio workout 👍

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer in reply to Tank_EG

Thanks,. It's a recipe from the Easy Meals app, I haven't done it before, but it sounds nice.☺️

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to lovefabric

Dinner sounds spot on lovefabric.

Enjoy your workout!

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer in reply to Tiggerr

Thanks Tiggerr.☺️

zinza
zinza6kg in reply to lovefabric

Enjoy your meal and your cardio.

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer in reply to zinza

Thank you.☺️

Dave1000
Dave10001 stone in reply to lovefabric

Good morning lovefabric food sounds lovely. Enjoy your day x

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer in reply to Dave1000

Thanks Dave1000, have a good day too.☺️

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to lovefabric

You are doing well on spreading out the christmas cake. Awesome will power (would have been eaten already in my house... the chocs are only still in the cupboard because I've written a different month on each lot anf told the boys they cant open until the appropriate month...)Enjoy today

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer in reply to ScoutyPat

Thanks, we're having small rations when watching TV in the evenings. When the cake's gone I'll be moving on to the other treats! That's an excellent plan with the chocolates! ☺️

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to lovefabric

Well done on the rationing. Thanks abiut the chocolate plan

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to lovefabric

Good will power. We employed "when it's gone, it's gone" and thank goodness it all has x

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to lovefabric

Great plan lovefabric Hope your day is going well

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer in reply to Hopalong1

Thanks Hopalong1, the day's been good so far, hope yours is too.

itselenax
itselenax2020 October

Morning all, thanks for hosting Hopalong :) After a few wobbly days due to my period (where you need to eat more calories anyway) I'm feeling better and back on track.

Breakfast: pineapple & latte

Lunch: nut cutlets with cabbage and sprouts

Dinner: papas con rajas

Snacks: veggie bites, salad bits, Babybel

Exercise: 6,000+ steps

Have a good day everyone! x

Dave1000
Dave10001 stone in reply to itselenax

Good morning itselenax and great to hear that you are back on track after a difficult few days. I was intrigued by your Dinner so it’s off to Google again for me. Have a great day Dave x

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to Dave1000

Thank you Dave! I like to try new foods (giant foodie here) so I'm hoping it goes well tonight :) x

zinza
zinza6kg in reply to itselenax

Papas con rajas?? Huuuummmmmm on my way to Google to look for this recipe.

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to zinza

Haha you're the second person to comment that! It's mainly just chili and potatoes with some cream, super spicy and hearty :)

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to itselenax

Glad to hear you are back on track. Havr a fine day

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to ScoutyPat

Thanks Pat, you too x

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to itselenax

Great to hear that you're back on track itselenax.

Had to look up the papas con rajas, sounds interesting.

Enjoy your food and your day :)

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to Tiggerr

Thank you :) I'm realising perhaps I should have included a description of what it was lol!

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to itselenax

Nah! :) I find I learn (and remember) more when I go find out for myself :)

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to itselenax

Hello itselenax Hope your day is going well. Are you calorie counting? How are you finding forum? All the best

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to Hopalong1

Hiya, sorry I should have said on my post, yes I'm doing about 1612 calories per day. I love this forum, been posting for a while now :) x

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg

Good morning everyone :) Thank you Hopalong for host today's DD!

Following lchf and IF when not hungry.

L: Sausages, eggs and tomatoes

D: Chicken stir fry with cashews. Berries and cream

E: Mostly slobbing! Elusive paperwork!

Have a good day everyone :)

Ps. The baby owl is amazingly still alive and now has a bedroom to itself as well as its box and is currently living on a hand fed mixture of raw chicken and liver. Fingers crossed!

itselenax
itselenax2020 October in reply to Tiggerr

Morning! Both your meals sound fab today. I empathise about the paperwork... I'd say have fun but we both know you won't! :) I'm glad to hear that the baby owl is doing well, so lovely of you to take care of it. x

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to itselenax

You're right, the only 'fun' will come from getting it out the way and clearing it off the table.

The owl is beautiful and I hope to post some pics at some point.

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to Tiggerr

Glad to hear the baby owl is doing well. Good luck sorting the elusive paperwork today.

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Tiggerr

Great food and great owl rearing :)

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to BridgeGirl

Thanks BG though jury is out on the latter.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Tiggerr

We will have to change your name to Dr Dolittle :) An owl, so cute and feathery. I have to do paperwork, if you'll do the Diary tomorrow :) Lovely food, could live with that. Have a great day, Mate xx

lovefabric
lovefabricMaintainer in reply to Tiggerr

Both those meals sound amazing! I haven't made chicken with cashew nuts for ages.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to lovefabric

I have written four things down to do with my food from reading the responses x

Dave1000
Dave10001 stone

Good morning Hopalong1 qnd thank you for hosting and for the super veg selection which just started my thinking about which ones I might have today. Another day to fill with work a spin class hopefully a walk with the dog if she’s up to it🙁 and a spin class or two just to keep the washing pile topped up😂. Following LCHF and occasional IFB: Tea and Coffee maybe with a little cream

L: Tuna Lettuce, Avacado Olives

D: Chilli and Cauliflower Rice

S: Yoghurt and Raspberries

Wishing everyone a slighter warmer day and the opportunity to do something that makes you happy or at least makes you smile x

ScoutyPat
ScoutyPat5kg in reply to Dave1000

Warmer in Kent today, but very wet currently. Enjoy your spin classes Dave1000

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to Dave1000

How's your dog Dave? I wasn't aware she had a problem.

'Yum!' to your lunch and I'll be doing something similar soon. Olives seem to compliment it so well.

I'll pass on the warmer day ;) although it's actually overcast today :O

Dave1000
Dave10001 stone in reply to Tiggerr

Yes a little wet here on the other side of the Thames in Essex also but skin is waterproof 😄Poppy is just old 14, goes a little lame and her mobility on any given day dictates how much we feel we can walk her. She’s always up for getting out but sometimes it’s limited to a few yards walk to a green area and others a small circuit, but she’s earned the right to be boss and she’s far too big to carry🙁 I am definitely with you as an Olive lover Tiggerr x

Dave1000
Dave10001 stone in reply to Dave1000

Sorry Tiggerr and ScoutyPat mucked up two replies into one as I’m sure tiggerr doesn’t live in Kent 😂x

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to Dave1000

Strangely enough, I did until recently... spooky!

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg in reply to Dave1000

Gone through that whole aging process too many times. We're also big dog people and like you say, too big to carry. They do love to go out and distance is only secondary to the fun of 'going'! Good luck to her and you :)

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Dave1000

Yes, we should all look for something to make us smile in the day :)Hope all is well with your dog and that s/he can enjoy a walk with you

Dave1000
Dave10001 stone in reply to BridgeGirl

Let’s see if today’s her day for being a bit more mobile🤞🏽 BridgeGirl x

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Dave1000

Hope so. I see it's just age and it's effects. I'm sure she'd love to be out there :)

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Dave1000

Good post, Dave1000 Dog's are fab, but it is hard when they slow down. Husband made a whole load for the washer walking home from work, high maintenance :) Hope your day has gone well x

Hello everyone!

Thanks for posting, Hopalong1.

(16:8 Intermittent Fasting + LCHF + 5k run twice a week)

Brunch:

minced beef

courgette

Dinner:

sausage

salad

Snacks:

greek yogurt + honey

berries

Exercise:

5k run

Have a nice day!

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to zinza

Hellooo zinza How are you keeping? Good I hope. That mince looks fab. We curried ours last week a la Delia Smith. Very tasty. Hope it is not to frosty where you are for your run xx

Tank_EG
Tank_EG6st 7lbs

Morning all and thanks to Hopalong1 for hosting today's DD 😀

I have Mrs Tank at home with me today as there's no covid testing going on at school otherwise a normal work day planned.

Food wise I've planned:

B: Cereal and a couple of slices of toast & marmalade

L: HM Spiced parsnip, swede & carrot soup (Dfatone - it turned out really tasty if a bit thick), an apple & banana

D: Breaded chicken and cheesy pasta with yoghurt for dessert

E: I was just about to go out for my run when the heaven's opened but I'm hoping to get out later today. Also walks with Tilly 🐶 later

Wishing everyone a wonderful day 👍

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Tank_EG

I looked at the swede when I was shopping yesterday but gave it a miss. I bought a bag of carrots and will make a spicy soup in the next couple of days. Enjoy your meals :)

Tank_EG
Tank_EG6st 7lbs in reply to BridgeGirl

The swede came in a pack of root veg so just whacked it all into the soup maker. Not sure if it was the volume of veg or the inner lid was not on properly but I did end up pebble-dashing the kitchen in hot soup 😧

Good news is the soup was really tasty 👍

moreless
morelessAdministrator in reply to Tank_EG

😱😩🙈

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Tank_EG

Oh heck! A new look for the kitchen for Spring 😹

Tank_EG
Tank_EG6st 7lbs in reply to BridgeGirl

Thankfully I managed to clear most of it up before Mrs Tank came back from work 👍

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Tank_EG

That's saved your bacon, if not your swede 🤪

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Tank_EG

My husband knocked my lentil soup off the counter and it gets everywhere. Hope nobody was injured x

Tank_EG
Tank_EG6st 7lbs in reply to Hopalong1

We're all good, thankfully no-one around when soup-gate happened 👍

jd65
jd652st 7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

oops. Note to self - make sure the lid is secure when trying out soupmaker. Hope you get it sorted.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Tank_EG

Parsnips are my favourite, especially roasted, enjoy!

jd65
jd652st 7lbs in reply to Tank_EG

Delicious menu today. Still haven't christened the new soup maker as we have leftovers to eat. Tomorrow's soup is leftover turkey and veg soup from the freezer.

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Morning Hopalong, thanks for hosting :) Don't those veg look wonderful?

I'm a lchf eater. Two coffees with cream in the morning and my two meals will be:-

- smoked salmon and cream cheese omelette with broccoli

- chicken casserole (mushrooms, peppers and tinned tomatoes with chilli and herbs), with sprouts, cabbage and leek.

Drinks will be water, with a fruit tea if I want something warm.

Looks like a sunny morning so I will get out for a walk.

Happy eating everyone :)

Tank_EG
Tank_EG6st 7lbs in reply to BridgeGirl

Hi BridgeGirl,

love the sound of the veg planned with your casserole, this is something I could be doing with more of 👍

And all the best in getting out for your walk, it looks like the rain should be moving on later today where we are 😀

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Tank_EG

I like a mix of shredded cabbage and sliced leek: sometimes stir fried, sometimes steamed. It freezes in portion sizes, too

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to BridgeGirl

Hello, Lovely plan. I am sitting here with my coffee pot. Hardly drank filtered coffee before forum. Now I eat less sugar, my tastes have changed. Having Chai masala tea for warmth and spice. Have a great day x

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

Thanks :) How do you do your tea?

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to BridgeGirl

They are just bags from Sainos I think, called "tea India Masala Chai". They say you can add milk or make a latte, but they are lovely black.

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

Thanks. I have a vanilla chai that's probably the same range

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to BridgeGirl

They sound good. I am not allowed to buy any more tea until the cupboard sees a dramatic reduction. I don't fancy the dandelion or liquorice with peppermint. Have either read something or was having an off day 😆

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to Hopalong1

I have a liquorice chai, too. That's my favourite. Forgot it was a chai. I love liquorice and I've had the liquorice with peppermint. I haven't seen the dandelion one but I wouldn't be tempted.

jd65
jd652st 7lbs in reply to BridgeGirl

Chicken Casserole sounds great.

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator in reply to jd65

It's going to be a three day casserole. Last night, tonight and tomorrow :)

WSMFAN
WSMFAN2021 January

Good morning my lovelies 😉

I’m having a slow start to my day, just chilling with a cup of Biscuit Brew & the cat on my lap.

First thing on my agenda is a Lower Body workout - not going too heavy though, because I still have slight DOMS from my previous session on Sunday 💪🏻

Meals are undetermined at this time because I’m having trouble obtaining some of my speciality food, thanks to panic buyers - I’m lactose & wheat intolerant, allergic to onions & sensitive to soya, so it’s another trip to the supermarket to see if they have any of my milk (I’ve been without for almost a week).

Stay Safe 😉

Stay Strong 💪🏻

Stay Spicy 🌶

Make good choices 💡

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to WSMFAN

Hello WSMFAN Good to see you on the Daily Diary, I don't think our paths have crossed before. How are you finding forum? DOM was a new one on me :) Sorry about the milk situation. Are you limited to one supermarket or can you do something online from further away? Hope you get sorted today. All the best :)

WSMFAN
WSMFAN2021 January in reply to Hopalong1

Hi I only signed up yesterday 😉

D.O.M.S - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, apologies I am a proper meathead & I tend to use all the jargon & lingo, forgetting that not everyone is a meathead like me

😆

Yes we have Morrisons (over the road) but they're out of stock, then there's Tesco who won't give stock advice over the phone & Sainsbury's who are also out of stock, but I'm trying to limit my shopping trips as my hubby is shielding, so am loathed to go on a tour de supermarket, but looks like having to ... Sadly our daughter has COVID so she's housebound herself - she's OK overall, but tested positive on Saturday, so she can't even pick me up any from her store (she works for Morrisons 3 miles from here).

I'm liking what I see on here - I am a FitBit wearer & run a couple of groups, but I can't seem to lose weight whilst following the FitBit CICO formulas, so I'm going back to the good old DIY method

👍

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to WSMFAN

Has TeamAdmin been in touch with you for new member tips? Yes covid has touched many of our lives. I hope your daughter comes through her illness ok and that vaccination is the solution we seek x

Rabbit81
Rabbit812lbs in reply to WSMFAN

Oof, I do not envy you those food allergies! That's a lot to have to leave out, and I agree the panic buyers are not helping. Love the 'Stay Spicy'! Hahaha! Good luck with getting the specialty foods you need! 😊

WSMFAN
WSMFAN2021 January in reply to Rabbit81

It can be a pain in the bum, the worst being onions, they're in everything savoury 🤮

"Stay Strong, Stay Safe, Stay Spicy & keep ringing that bell" is the full phrase - the Stoltman Brothers (Tom Stoltman just became the 2nd strongest man in the world, but his brother Luke is my dream man 😜) are my absolute idols & that's their catchphrase on their YouTube channel, so I started using it in all my posts on FitBit 🌶️

I'm planning on trying to call some stores before making the trips round the county, because I don't feel right going from store to store trying to find stuff, our preference is always Morrisons because our daughter works there & we get a 10% on everything

👍

jd65
jd652st 7lbs in reply to WSMFAN

Welcome to the daily diary. I hope you manage to get lots of lovely ideas and I hope you get your milk sorted soon.

Hasel17
Hasel1735kg in reply to WSMFAN

Hello and welcome WSMFAN, sorry you hear you are out of some food. I hope you can buy it soon.

I buy a lot off my dry food: beans, veg milk, peanut butter and other nuts, grain, ... once or twice a year in an online-shop to have it always stocked in the pantry.

Have a nice day

Mitzy200
Mitzy2002020 November

Hi Hopalong1.

Thank you for hosting. I hope I can drop by and chat a bit more, bit I want to just get my diary down before its too late.

Breakfast- Shreddies and hot oat milk. Coffee and oat milk

Lunch- vegan lasagne with red cabbage salad and chips.

Tea: maybe nothing ( its a big lunch) if I fancy anything I may have a bowl of HM sweet potato soup. A pear for pudding if I can find a ripe one.

I think I will be drinking more tea and coffee than usual. Still sans heating and hot water. 😡

No exercise today. I need to crack on with housework and cooking for the next few days. And still self isolatibg until results come back.

Have a good day everyone.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Mitzy200

Hello you, Good to see you on. Sorry about the heating, big jumpers and hot tea, you are doing the right thing. And keeping moving. Have stalled with the declutter, but things pleasant enough to live. I have a red cabbage. What are you doing for the salad please. Should I do a spell to make the boiler man come? Best wishes :) xx

Mitzy200
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Hopalong1

Here is the salad, though I chop up the coriander really finely, as opposed to leaving whole leaves, which I tend to choke on!

Yes please, send gas man spell!

bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/tan...

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Mitzy200

How lovely, thank you for the recipe. I will work on spell, my son always asks me for a wealth spell when he is eeking out his student loan :)

Rabbit81
Rabbit812lbs in reply to Mitzy200

It's never too late to post! Though, equally, I know what you mean... 😂 Lovely menu for today, but sorry to hear about the heating/hot water. How frustrating! Good luck! 😊

Mitzy200
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Rabbit81

Oohh it is annoying me now. He should come tomorrow, though I have a feeling the company will cancel, I've not been able to contact them today. Looking forward to lunch already.

😀

jd65
jd652st 7lbs in reply to Mitzy200

Oh no. Not sure how I'd cope without heating and hot water wrap up in layers and make sure you have plenty of hot drinks.

Vegan lasagne sounds great - my daughter makes a delicious one with lots of oven roasted veggies. she uses vegan cheese and oatmilk for the cheese sauce.

Mitzy200
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to jd65

In many ways. The no heat and hot water thing is not too bad- just catches you sometimes. I am however feeling very carb hungry. I'm just accepting it to be honest. I know a bit more fat would help but I find vegan fats unappetizing. And being stuck in doors I can't get out to buy an avocado. Or I could make some nut bars or something similar I suppose.I make my lasagne with lentils spinach tomatoes oat milk and nutritional yeast. Its so warming. Your daughters version with roast veg sounds splendid.

jd65
jd652st 7lbs in reply to Mitzy200

She makes her bolognese and shepherds pie with lentils and spinach and they are both lovely too. She's dairy intolerant and doesn't like meat apart from chicken. It's made her a great cook as she's had to adapt lots of basic recipes.

Mitzy200
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to jd65

There are do many vegan/veggie and meat free swaps. Its great to see people being inventive and enjoying cooking isn't it?

Hasel17
Hasel1735kg in reply to Mitzy200

Maybe you are carb hungry to compensate the no-heat in your rooms.

Your body might just need a little more energy to keep its temperature balanced.

Mitzy200
Mitzy2002020 November in reply to Hasel17

I think you are right Hasel17. Hopefully the gas engineer will arrive tomorrow. Hope you are OK

Good morning and thanks for posting Hopalong1

I love your pic. I wish I had everything in my fridge, but maybe better not.

I'm really fruit addicted and I think that's also a problem why I can't lose weight fast. I often snack 1 apple or 2 oranges at night while reading a book when I see that my calorie intake wasn't that high during the day and I can't sleep. But maybe that uncounted fruits mess up everything.

NHS weight range: 52.8 kg - 71.4 kg and recommended daily calorie intake: 1.598 - 2.055 kcal

b: protein shake + 1 apple

l: quark with one boiled egg, raw cabbage/maybe coleslaw

d: leftover salad from last night and fruit curry

s: a few nuts

I'm running out of fruits and veggies, no snacking for me today.

1,408 Calories, Protein 105.3 g, Carbohydrates 106 g, fat 55.4 g, fibers 35.5 g and salt 2 g

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Hasel17

Hi Hasel17 Your plan looks a good one. Have you thought of reducing your carbs and increasing fat as fuel? You might then find the extra fat fills you up and you are full on a night. I am having another go with keto myself, under 50g of carbs. Best wishes x

Rabbit81
Rabbit812lbs in reply to Hasel17

It could also be less the fruit and more the timing that's at fault, in fairness. If you're at the start of your healthy eating journey, it might be worth taking the time to experiment for a while to figure out what works best for you (or at least it was for me!). Either way, glad you've joined us, and lovely menu for today. Enjoy! 😊

Hasel17
Hasel1735kg in reply to Hasel17

Except the last 2 years when I took care of Granny, I didn't eat much convenience food or from take-away or restaurant. She persuaded me to join her dinner and Sunday lunch and had often cake or ice cream. And when I injured my ankle and wasn't able to move a lot, I ended that period with 120 kg.

When she passed away I cooked everything we had in our pantry shared it with my dogs and then switched back to my 'normal' food and lost about 30 kg in 6 months. But since then I'm struggling to remove the last body clutter.

My food was always with tons of fresh and raw vegetables and fruits and everything cooked from the scratch and really from the scratch. I mill my own flour for pasta, bread and cake, I precook dry beans, lentils and peas and freeze them. I precook brown rice and also freeze it.

When I have money and they are cheap I buy tons of fresh veggies, garlic and onions and spent hours to cut them for the freezer.

I only have herbs and spices and mix all my seasonings myself, except Thai curry.

I only have tuna, Italian tomatoes and coconut milk canned.

But I love self-made french fries and could eat them daily.

Till 2 months ago, when I started the weight losing course from my insurance I wasn't aware of how much salt and oil I used in my meals.

I love Soy-sauce, Habanero-, Worcestershire sauce and everything on top of a meal already salted with vegetable stock.

Tons of oil in my coleslaw, salad and stews.

Most times nothing during the day, except snacking on fruits and veggies and drinking my protein shake and only one cooked meal at night.

And from that time I also reduced the french fries to 2 times per week. And since Christmastime I hadn't fries at all.

But fruits are my guilty pleasure and I'm really addicted to them. Even if I have eaten my meal, I could eat 1 or 2 fruits as dessert. During the day I can fight against it, but at night no chance.

And when I was running out of fruits for days and finally got many from the food bank or had money to buy them I eat tons of them at one meal :-(

Low-Carb, Keto and everything wasn't working for me, I don't like the taste from oil and fat and didn't eat enough from the allowed recipes, so I didn't lose enough weight but made my body weak. After that time I always overate with fruits and gained everything back and a little more. (That was before I moved to Granny and I tried everything several times and for 2-3 months with different cooking books or groups). I don't like it, neither with meat and dairy nor the vegan way.

And I just can't afford to buy all the ingredients that I need to keep my nutrition in balance or cook the recipes.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Hasel17

You seem to be doing really well. I have recently cut back on root veg, especially potatoes and alcohol, after the Christmas celebrations. The type of oil/spread could be an issue. What would you change, if you could? x

Hasel17
Hasel1735kg in reply to Hopalong1

I would stop eating all that ugly protein shake, quark, eggs, meat and bone broth, soy stuff, use only the half of the legumes but tons of fruits and veggies and more fruits and veggies, without thinking about my daily calories and if I have eaten enough protein/fat.

And only eat a little lamb or chicken when I would cook a special meal and enjoy it. Same with eggs.

And I would add steamed potatoes and self-made pasta back into some meals.

Hasel17
Hasel1735kg in reply to Hasel17

Since I decided to skip whatever plan and just maintain my current weight, I also changed my meal plan again, I only ate what I love and didn't care about the protein.

b: protein shake + 1 apple

l: mixed berries

d: fruit curry

with a portion of steamed broccoli

s: leftover Roma salad

with pomegranate and mixed berries instead of tune for protein

1,057 Calories, Protein 70 g, Carbohydrates 102,3 g, fat 34.9 g, fibers 30.9 g and salt 1.5 g

And when I wake up again at night, maybe I'll drink a smoothie with frozen berries and a banana, I have enough calories left.

Thanks for hosting Hopalong! I am finally back after a few weeks of being MIA. My computer was returned yesterday all fixed and fine, and even better, under warranty! So, I shall hopefully be on here a bit more regularly again as I settle back into a regular routine.

I am still just focusing on listening to my body, since that was working pretty well, though some of the sugar craving came back over the holidays. Still, I've been limiting what I buy so that should help - I'll be weaning myself off that stuff this week.

Today I have:

Breakfast: Bacon, egg, tea with milk, water

Lunch: Homemade miso soup with mushrooms and a marinated egg, water

Dinner: Roast chicken and veg (cauliflower, courgette, carrots, parsnips, mushrooms, and onion), white wine, either two squares dark chocolate or a small bowl of strawberry ice cream, water

Snacks: Coffee with milk, herbal tea, if I get hungry some dried fruit

Exercise: Yesterday had me walking into work for the first time in 3 weeks, so today is a rest day, though I may do some shoulder rehabilitation exercises

jd65
jd652st 7lbs in reply to Rabbit81

It's always lovely to see you here so its great that your computer is fixed. Great menu today.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Rabbit81

Hello, Normal service has been resumed, yay! Do you watch waves of hunger go by you? Good chicken dinner. I had a couple of awful days with no exercise, due to the ice, all gone now. All the best x

Rabbit81
Rabbit812lbs in reply to Hopalong1

Lol! I don't tend to get them, so yes? Yeah, I'm really looking forward to my dinner. Glad you're able to exercise again. 😊

Dfatone
Dfatone3st 7lbs in reply to Rabbit81

Rabbit81, your Dinner today sounds very posh indeed; I hope you enjoy it as your reward for doing your shoulder-rehab exercises. Reminder to myself: "I-must-do-my-mat-exercises".

jd65
jd652st 7lbs

Good afternoon Hopalong1 . Its been a busy morning but I'm taking a lunch break and have time to post.

My boss was back on line this morning, following Covid, and booked an update meeting but he still still sounds awful so I've given him some of the info and sent him to read emails while I sort stuff out. Sometimes its best if you manage your manager.

Calorie counting, 1500-1900, 3 meals , no snacks, reduced carbs, no alcohol.

B. Greek yoghurt, nuts, plums

L. Salad & hummus

D. Pork steak with herb butter, corn on the cob, broccoli & carrots.

Have a lovely day.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to jd65

Hi @jd65. My mum was an office manager and she could defo boss the bosses and the family :) It is good you look out for each other. Mmm hummus, how lovely. Hope your day is going well x

Rabbit81
Rabbit812lbs in reply to jd65

I wish I could manage my manager... he's pretty incompetent and we've recently lost one of our single points of failure because of serious mismanagement. 😕

Your menu looks lovely. Enjoy! 😊

Dfatone
Dfatone3st 7lbs in reply to jd65

jd65, I hope your afternoon has gone well and soon you'll be heading off to your well-earned Supper. Your menu sounds perfect, especially your Pork with herbed butter and vegetables!

Dfatone
Dfatone3st 7lbs

Thank-you for hosting today, Hopalong1.

Today, for me, after a morning's cup of bottomless tea, my midday breakfast will be:

1 homemade Breakfast Bar consisting of banana, oats, blueberries, chopped dates, pomegranate juice, chopped walnuts and ground flax seeds. Mixed and pressed into an 8 inch cake pan, it's baked at 350 degrees for 20 minutes, then cooled, cut into bars and refrigerated .

Lunch will be a Romaine, Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salad with Salsa with home-canned Brandied Peaches for dessert.

Supper no later than 6:00 will be a store-bought Vegetarian Chili served on a side of broth-cooked Whole Grain Farrow, with raw root and cruciferous vegetables, onions and peppers on the side.

Exercise will be either a walk or a bike ride.

I hope everyones plans for today have worked out well.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to Dfatone

You have me sold, D. Now I wish I was spending the day with you :) Remind me where you are again? It is 17:15 in the UK, but I think you are not lunch yet. Have a great day :)

Dfatone
Dfatone3st 7lbs in reply to Hopalong1

Hopalong1, I am in the Pacific Standard Time zone, in Southern B.C. right on the U.S./Canada border. We're about 8 hours behind the U.K., so my morning is your Tea-time. You're correct, it's not quite lunchtime right now, just after 10:00 a.m. I've just finished prepping my breakfast bars for the oven! Unfortunately, I realized I was out of Pomegranate juice, but the frozen blueberries I used looked like they would be very juicy, enough to compensate.

Rabbit81
Rabbit812lbs in reply to Dfatone

That lunch sounds amazing! Brandied peaches in particular. 😉 Enjoy! 😊

Hi Dear Hop and awesome frnds!!

My first half goes in cooking for entire day, cleaning kitchen after that and then study.

I'm able to keep up with food..lchf...eggs and tea and then soup. Sometimes I get too tired and don't feel like eating. I will be going for walk 4km at 3pm pst. That's pretty much the routine I can see for this week.

Hopalong1
Hopalong14 stone in reply to FairyTales

Hello Dear FairyTales Good to see you on. I am in a new phase of OMAD, three days, hooray! Am doing some yoga for bedtime by Suzanne Deason, it's lovely, a nice way to go to sleep. Are you busy and tired? Your food looks great. All the best xx

BridgeGirl
BridgeGirlAdministrator

Thanks for hosting and looking after everyone, Hopalong :)

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