Posts Tagged ‘breakfast’

day 16 & weekend away

September 22, 2015 Leave a comment


I’ve been so busy this weekend I haven’t had any time to write! I went up to near Manchester on Saturday morning for 1 night with my sister and mum, as my poor gran fell and broke her hip. She is recovering now, but we thought we should go see her.

We stayed for one night at the Best Western Plus Manor house hotel. It was lovely! we got a twin room (well they split the bed into a twin) and I got a roll away bed, which wasn’t tooooo bad – but I did wake up every time I had to turn over – squeak squeak!!

My sister and I had flipped for who would get the crappy bed, but I had already decided I would have it since she drove 5 hours each way lol!!

SOooooo, food you ask. What did I have and how did I do?

Well, I did very well thank you very much. As best as could be expected and maybe a little better.

On the way up I had a cup of black coffee, a banana apple and some nuts. When we got to hotel we decided to have lunch. I had a portion of seasonal veg with no butter(broccoli, cauli, potatoes, carrots) and a portion of hand cut chips. Yes, they were cooked in rapeseed oil…..not anything else I could have eaten.

Dinner at the hotel included a 5 course set menu. I had melon with berries to start (defo sugar in the berries), tomato and basil soup (it had no dairy apparently,  but did taste sugary, so more added sugar) then I had pork fillet but had to forgo the brandy sauce (sob) and vegetables, again with no butter. I couldn’t have the roll with the soup, or any dessert.

Ah dessert. They wheeled around a trolley full of friggin delicious desserts, but I’d come this far, I hadn’t had any wine (gagging!) so I chose a bakewell tart to take back to the room for my mum. (she is very fussy with food and didn’t want any dinner) then I had a black coffee. I did sooooo well, considering!!!

The next day, I got plenty of breakfast (the croissants, pain au chocolat, toast and muffins all screamed at me ‘take me take me we’re free’) so I had fried eggs, sauté potatoes, bacon and sausage. Hmm actually I just realised there was probably wheat in the sausage – damn.

On the way home I had a black coffee and an apple and banana.

Now today, I couldn’t resist and I weighed myself. I’ve been feeling so good and so less bloated and my stomach, although not flat, is no way the bloated fat cow I used to be.

I WISH I HADNT!!!  Although I have lost a few pounds, it am nowhere near where I felt like I was. It was really disappointing, and basically I have only lost the extra pounds I put on after my sisters wedding a month ago. So as bloody usual – back to SQUARE 1!!

SO – don’t weigh yourself is the moral of this story.

I do have a dilemma coming up. I’m going to my friends wedding on Saturday. Its all day. I want to drink,

I’m not sure what the food is, I am sure I can be good, apart from any added sugar or wheat in the meal – I can avoid actual wheat and dairy etc. And cake. But I don’t think I can not drink. Is that awful lol?? I don’t want to get plastered obviously as I want to continue on Sunday and not be so hung over that I eat a pizza.

Does anyone have any tips or advice for me??

thanks, blog soon

Shannon xx

the weekend is nigh

April 19, 2013 1 comment

Good afternoon, finally it is Friday!

I am going for a run after work, I hope to do at least 3 miles, it depends how much energy I have.

Last night we went food shopping and I managed to resist all the ‘gluten free’ breads and rolls that were on sale. It was hard, but I couldn’t cave. I also didn’t buy anything I didn’t need, so no nuts either. So now I have no food lol. Only kidding.

I must buy some eggs tomorrow from the farm shop and I might buy a couple more turkey breast joints from Tesco as they are half price, £2.50 for 640g. How cheap is that??

For dinner I grated a whole cauliflower and ate half of it as cauliflower rice with butter, sausage, spring onion and a bit of spinach. I had the rest for lunch today. Cauliflowers aren’t too carby are they?

Yummy! I also had some cucumber, cheese and salami, a dukan galette for breakfast and I have 1 mini fromage frais yoghurt.

No plans for the weekend (wow how exciting my life is at the moment) so I might so some research on stuff for the wedding and a little revision for my failed exam.

Maybe a bit of beautifying as well…..

Before I know it, it will be summer. Although it’s Spring, we have had a rotten long winter but the temperature is slowly rising. No way could I wear shorts if there was a heat wave anytime soon. I don’t even want to wear  t shirt without hiding my arms under a cardigan. I must remember to do my weights to get my arms toned.

Thank goodness my weight is going down, I don’t know how I let it creep up like that again, as I have been weighing myself more or less daily. I really mustn’t let it rise ever again.

Todays weight was like 4 oz above yesterdays weight, I feel quite fat and a bit ‘heavy’.  I hope it’s just my period on its way or something.

Well the run tonight will sort that out!

Have a great weekend – lets all make good choices and be happy!


Almond cake

February 18, 2013 Leave a comment


How was everyone’s weekend?

I did ok, no drinking, no smoking, no treats (did I? and we were so busy that we only ended up eating brunch on b0th days. Saturday we were going to paint the living room walls and ceiling, but James ended up doing it on his own. My sister hurt her back so I babysat her daughter most of the day.

We had eggs & bacon on Saturday and then bacon and sausage on Sunday. Friday night I made an almond cake. It was delish!


While I was mixing all the ingredients I was sure it wouldn’t work as it was nothing like a ‘batter’ more like tough cookie dough or something.

Surprisingly, it all worked out, and it was delicious. I substituted the sugar for stevia (luckily read back of pack where 10g of sugar is equal to 1g, other wise would have been awful!) and I didn’t have any apple vinegar so I poured in a drop of lemon extract. I also used lime zest as had no lemons.

So it was nothing like the recipe….ha ha just kidding. It was really good.

Ah I just remembered – I knew I couldn’t have had a perfect weekend – I am currently obsessed with squirty cream.  In my coffee, with my cake….


It’s not that bad (is it?)  not that many carbs per 100g….(I’m in denial right?)

Oh and I also got some gluten free bread and rolls….they were on sale! I froze most of it and had some for brunch yesterday. It was 13 g of carbs per slice, so it wasn’t too bad. I had 4.

Now it all unravels lol.

I reached my goal weight of 10.13 for last week, so chuffed about that.

My mini goal for the end of this week is only 10.12, a 1 lb loss. I lost like 5 lbs last week though, weird!!

Have a great day!!


December 5, 2012 5 comments

Hi, hello.

I made some cauliflower ‘rice’ the other night, it was brilliant! I put an egg in there too and make egg fried ‘rice’ in coconut oil. Amazing!

Even James ate it and he hates cauliflower.

We bought a ‘tefal fresh express’ which slices and grates stuff! Love it!


Tefal fresh Express

At the moment I’m thinking about going low carb and leaving dukan and oat bran behind. I need to read a bit more into it and get my head around the ‘you don’t need carbs’ thinking.  Even though I know you don’t need them or that much of them, it’s been drilled in for a long time that you do.

Stupid government and food RDA’s.

My weight had gone up a bit more this morning bah humbug!

For breakfast I had: oat bran porridge & some low fat yog.

Lunch: ham and cheese omelette, a bit of cheese.

Snacks: some sausage and a bit of fat free vanilla yoghurt. (incidentally has 18.1g sugar from the 18.9g carbs per 150g – aarghhh!) I looked online at their natural yoghurt, this only has 6g of sugar per 150g serving. It’s insane that we have been brainwashed about fat.

Anyway…..this morning I saw a rainbow, it was lovely. The sky had a vintage look to it, a pinky grey and looked like it would snow. It did then snow for a couple of hours but it didn’t lay and it rained after.

Freezing!!! I am layered up though with a vest, work issue t -shirt, long sleeve top and work issue fleece. Brrr. (Obvs not walking around half naked, also have a skirt and tights and shoes on. And knickers. And bra – incase you wondered)

Some people walk around the office with just their t-shirt (as above not just a t-shirt haha) I don’t know how they do it!

I wonder if eating more fat will make me warmer. I’m always cold though so we’ll see.

I must comment that my eczema has barely flared up at all this season. Usually my face would be very red and blotchy but I only have a little bit of redness.  I haven’t been very ill either, normally I had a cold once a month. Seriously. I woke up in the night (last night) sneezing and had to blow my nose a few times and thought I would wake up all bunged up and ill, but alas I am fine! Yippee!!

I feel like dukan does work, but maybe once you discover a cleaner low carbier way of eating, it doesn’t work so well. Or maybe I cheat so much it doesn’t work so well….

So, I will do my paleo low carb investigation and let you know what I’m up to!

I’m disappointed that after forfeiting two weekends of not drinking, I didn’t lose any weight and actually put on a few pounds ( thanks to chocolate, peanuts and home made friggin mince pies – all my own fault) but I’m going to Paris on Friday so I really can’t complain.

Yay!! have a good one!