Well, maybe not as many as ten, but over the last couple of days it has struck me how easy it is to get back into BAD EATING HABITS.
Perhaps I should rephrase that and say erratic rather than bad, especially as it has been three days since I wrote anything in my food diary, and I can assure you I have definitely eaten! (I neither prepared or ate any of these, but they’re pretty, aren’t they)
Both of us still have stinking colds, and in all honesty, I haven’t really been thinking about meals, just going through the motions of breakfast and a main meal of some description.
I have remembered to eat plenty of fruit, but latte coffees have crept in, as have a couple of squares of chocolate, prawn crackers, and jaffa cakes.
I’ve notified our group leader that I won’t be attending SW on Tuesday evening.
However, that is no excuse for getting lazy, coming off plan and eating an array of bad stuff. The only person who’ll suffer is me, so the sooner I get back on track, the better.
My membership will be suspended for the week rather than ‘miss’ a meeting, so in actual fact, I am being given an extension to lose those extra pounds to achieve my next target.
I don’t intend to waste it.
Today I purchased some pork mince and made a spaghetti bolognese.
Generously serves 2
250g (5%) lean pork mince 79p
one onion 5p
half a red pepper 22p
6 chestnut mushrooms 20p
2 tomatoes 20p
2 cloves garlic 2p
2 chicken stock cubes 6p
generous dollop tomato puree 5p
stick spaghetti pasta 10p
Pork mince seems to give a good ‘edge’ to the dish and being 5% fat, counts as free food under protein (as would 5% fat minced beef).
It was on the reduced shelf today, so I saved a few pence, though it is normally a lot less compared to minced beef anyway which is around £1.80 for the same weight.
Our food expenditure sheet is considerably higher than October last year, most of which is accounted for under fresh fruit and veg. The fruit I prefer is quite expensive now, so I shall either have to find alternatives or not have it. We shall see.
I haven’t decided what I’m cooking tomorrow yet.
Monday I think Hubby is going to the chippy unless I do a two-fer to carry over for him.