And here it is. This time the carryover champion (Sale of the Century reference, yes) is Hamburger casserole.
Past week has been a little annoying with me having a cold for a lot of it, and littlest child being sick too. Am concerned that being sick will cause a halt in weightloss.
Been discussing meal plan with PT and going to consider tweaking my calories down again a little, to around 5,500kj for the day. Also going to look for ways to have non-dairy healthy fat options. BUT CHEESE. We shall see.
Biggest hiccup this week is going to be Sunday when we are having a quasi Christmas BBQ event.
Its starting to be a pattern – something gets stuffed up, so I carry the recipe forward. This time its the ginger meatballs 🙂
It was our son’s birthday on Sunday, and we ate a piece of his birthday cake. This was done on purpose. It worked out around 40 carbs just for the cake, and we ate things like salad, sausages and an almond milk latte, so definitely over carbs for the day.
The next day was REALLY hard. I don’t know if its because it was my first appointment with a personal trainer at the gym, where I was weighed and measured, and failed to have blood pressure checked because of my fat arm.
Maybe it was the fact I thought I could catch a train into and home from the city to watch a movie. LOL. There is a reason I couldn’t do it for work. I ended up in tears on the platform. Fun times.
I was also more hungry than usual yesterday. I very nearly didn’t cook and was going to tell my partner to just have whatever for tea. He would have ordered pizza which would have been a terrible idea.
But I didn’t. I came downstairs, tidied the kitchen and cooked us some food.
Today has been better. I was still hungry this morning though.
I’ve been doing lots of things that most people would probably consider basic bodily maintenance, like the podiatrist.
Today was the optometrist. I have always had glasses but haven’t had new ones in five years. The ones I do have were a $7 zenni pair – I bought 3 but my favourite green ones vanished, these are red.
So today my script was done. It’s worse, apparently, but I don’t really need reading glasses yet. Just distance.
Picked out two new frames which are completely covered by health insurance – some blue metal frames and lilac plastic ones. Also for my script written out so I can grab some more cheapies.
However, the experience took way too long and pressed my buttons. I came home and shoveled crackers, cheese and liverwurst into my mouth. Should fit macros but it wasn’t good to eat my feelings.
Oh wow, I can hardly believe that it is week 6! This is the meal plan we will use this week:
Yesterday afternoon and evening was ridiculous. Instead of spending from 5-6 cooking and eating, I spent from 4.45-8.00pm picking up my partner from work in the city.
On the way home, the children all complained about being hungry. As they hadn’t had any fast food for the past 4 weeks either, we decided to get them a happy meal each.
For us we ordered double quarter pounders with cheese, no bun. No drink or anything. High-ish in calories but fit within my daily limit, and for the whole day I only had about 8 carbs. Winning. Wasn’t hungry afterwards and did not miss the bun one bit.
This week is also a bit stuffed around as my partner is going away overnight for a conference and I hadn’t factored that into the meal plan. Will leave one of my meals for a later date (the ramen) and as I can’t give him the leftover casserole for lunch on Wednesday I will have it for tea on Tuesday instead.
Wow, still going! Very pleased with self. This is the meal plan now. Partner said he really misses bread so am going to try cloud bread. Hmm. Picked up a huge bag of Byron Bay jerky at Costco, so going to try that for snacks.
I thought the new Asics runners-for-fat-people would help me out with my foot pain. That was a no 😦
So today I went to a podiatrist who praised my toenail cutting technique! I like getting something right for a change. He trimmed my big toenails as they are frankly behemoths, and then set about examining my feet and gait etc.
Was quite interesting, and evident from the wear pattern on my old shoes that I don’t really engage or use my big toes when walking. He has added some padding to my left shoe, and I am hoping it will help a lot. Going back in 10 days time to check it out, anyway.