The food trauma of the festive season is all over and done with, so now I can concentrate on getting back to normal.
What a lot we had, and there are an awful lot of edibles in our gift pile here.
Most are on Hubby’s side, but I had a few too. Everyone was very generous!
With only six days between weigh ins this time, and the fact that I am going to an earlier meeting on my way to my third radiotherapy session, I am really making an effort to try and lose some of my gain over Christmas.
I am surprised how much my shape is changing, mind you, these are new clothes, and something different to my normal choices. I don’t think I look too bad for 60 though!
One of the things about radiotherapy is that you need to keep yourself hydrated, so drinking more water isn’t exactly a bad thing from a SW point of view.
Deciding not to do any shopping yesterday which would have cocked up my graphs and figures for 2016 food expense, I have made do with what was in the fridge and veg basket in keeping with speed food and healthy eating.
On the left was today’s lunch of ham, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms and peppers (Hubby just had ham, eggs and mushrooms), and on the right was yesterday’s main meal of steamed chicken, carrots, peppers and mushrooms, with a spoonful of rice (Hubby just had chicken and rice). Both are FREE as there is no dressing, stock or gravy.
I still have a third each of red, green and yellow pepper to use up, so will be shopping tomorrow for some lean minced pork to make a bolognese of sorts.
I have tried to avoid puddings this week, though strawberry cheesecake was on offer last night and I caved in with very little persuasion (sigh). I’m afraid I synned for England as I sampled a very nice salmon pie, ginger beef, a mangetout/green bean/brocoli medley, and a cheesy ham jacket potato (plus the wine and some nibbles BUT I did avoid the dips).
Now that temptation is out of the way, I can get my act together.
We were all given a little booklet at group last week which has some recipes in, so I am going to experiment with some of those to ring the changes and see how they turn out.
N isn’t going to group this week, but I’ve invited her here for coffee when she finishes work on Friday as my appointment has been moved to 9am so that I can see the consultant afterwards to discuss how my treatment is going and voice any concerns or questions.