How was your week? Mine was ok. I was so glad to be off the whole SP thing. Hello carbs how I had missed thee! And not just rice, potatoes and pasta, but all my favourite fruits, like cherries and grapes and bananas! Oh my god bananas! I think I missed these more than anything and I went a bit bonkers eating sooooo many this past week.
And that probably wasn’t the best idea. After having hardly had any carbs for a week, gorging on them left me feeling bloated. A friend mentioned to me the potential pitfalls of cutting one food group out entirely overnight and then reintroducing them in vast quantities. I should have heeded her really.
But to be honest this whole SP messed with my head, more than my body and I don’t think I’m the only one to feel like this if social media and a very nice lady who emailed my blog in the middle of the night one day last week, are to be believed. Yes I lost half a stone in a week, but it left me feeling confused about what I was eating. And it raised my weight loss expectations to unnaturally high levels. Also it knocked my confidence a bit. Stupid really. But I would rather have lost the weight slower and felt better about it and more in control. Ahh well, live and learn.
So I wasn’t surprised with a maintain this week. 7lb lost last week, I think I can forgive a maintain this week. So I’m still at 6 Stone 5.5lb lost. As I changed my goal last week I have quite a bit of catching up to do. I have set a mini target of 2.5lb this week and with my head back in the right place and the support from my lovely group last night I will do it.
So what’s going on this week? Well I’m still loooooving Pilates. Had my second class on Monday and my teacher reckoned she could see a difference from last week already – very sweet of her to say. I didn’t mention the aching ribs 😉 Also my very favourite yogurt flavour has returned! God I sound like such a saddo, but I was absolutely gutted when the Limited Edition Muller Light Skinny Cappuccino flavour disappeared from the shelves last Autumn, particularly as I’d developed something of an addiction to them. But hooray and hoorah they’re back! If you haven’t tried them, do. They’re particularly good with banana!
On the subject of deliciousness, I’ve also discovered another fave this week. Frozen raspberries. I’ve been buying fresh ones and they’re nice and all that, but this week the frozen ones were on offer and I’d thought I’d give them a go. I left a small bowl to defrost in the fridge and had them mixed with a vanilla and dark chocolate muller light. OMG! They taste so much more raspberryey (is that a word?). I won’t be buying fresh again for a while I can tell you!
If you follow me on social media you might have seen I’ve also been baking again. My friend Bethany, has developed some really wizard recipes over on her blog. I decided to have a crack at her Sweet Potato Brownies (you can find the recipe here). They’ve gone down a storm in our house. They’re not low syn by any stretch (I’ve very roughly worked it out to be about 7.5 syns each. Ish. ) but they are amazingly good and to be honest I’d rather spend more syns on an actual cake than try and save syns on a SW version of one. I’ve yet to find a really decent SW cake recipe. If you’ve never tried veggie based cakes this is great place to start. However, in order to reach my mini goal this week I think I might have to send the rest of the box into the office with Ben! Now that’s dedication!
Have a great week!