I got on the scales this morning and felt like crying. No matter which way I had them set or jiggled on them, they are going in the wrong direction.
I know it’s not Monday, but I had hoped to see a small loss, even if only a few ounces.
But No. Not yet.
Yesterday, I made a chicken curry, and I have to confess it was one of the nicest I’d done.
I added mushrooms this time as they were the last of a bargain 500g pack I got for 20p on Monday.
As it turned out, I made enough for three meals, so Hubby had the leftovers today.
Now what, I thought, could I do for me? I’d used the last of our tomatoes a little while ago, and thought about the prawns I had in the freezer that I’d treated myself to in October.
To be honest, I didn’t fancy them.
It’s market day today and we would usually get our veg for a three day stew. We went anyway and bought a small swede, single parsnip and 3 carrots as I have some surplus veg from last week in the freezer together with our onions and a couple of spuds in the veg rack.
It was no point doing that today though, and tomorrow Hubby has his hospital appointment in the afternoon, so we’re making a ‘day of it’ and will get something out.
I therefore decided to cheat and buy a ready made pasta salad meal. I opted for chicken and bacon, mainly because it was the only one they had and their other salad boxes were swimming in liquid (yuk).
According to SW, pasta is free, as is lean chicken breast. The bacon in this pack can only be described as crumbs, yet I guess that accounted for the horrendous salt and fat content.
Note these RDA figures are based on an average adult’s 2000 calorie a day intake.
Calorie wise though for the 375g pack, 368 calories is not bad.
Sure it had some kind of mayo dressing on it which was probably included in the fat figure (I buy a lighter than light mayo at 1 syn per tablespoon), but the salad itself was mostly shredded carrot (a good 60% but luckily I like that), a few tiny cubes of cucumber (tends to give me indigestion, so this was OK too), half a dozen or so bits of sweetcorn, and about 30% iceberg lettuce.
That was it. No tomato, no radishes, no onion.
It was OK though and I enjoyed it, which is more than can be said for the diet crackers and 2 low fat cheese triangles I had last night.
Stew will be on the menu over the weekend. I’ve just got to think of something I don’t have to cook and can enjoy as my third meal that won’t blow the syn budget.