I've had a bad week this week, I planned to have a bad week as I had a lot on. I went away for a few days, celebrated a friends birthday and went to watch Wales play rugby. The week included chip shop chips, warm doughnuts on the beach, hotdog & chips, lots of lager, two three course meals, McDonalds, pizza a burger, an all you can eat buffet, and probably more naughties that I've forgotten!
I expected a gain this week, in fact, I wanted a gain. I knew that if I didn't gain I would refer back to 'the week when I ate lots and didn't put weight on' whenever I wanted a naughty treat. So, as strange as it seems, I was relieved today to step onto the scales and see that I had gained 1/2 a pound. Relieved that a) I had put weight on after binging so much and b) I had managed to undo some of the damage by having a few good days.
There won't be a food diary this week as there haven't been many on plan days, instead I'll be sharing my favourite meals of the week and a few tips to stay on track when going away.
We were staying in a self catering lodge which meant that we had a full kitchen. I had to prepare food to take for Aria so while I was at it I took some food for myself. I prepared some overnight oats for breakfast, took a few hi-fi bars, a bag of veg, a Slimming World microwave meal and some homemade low syn steak bakes. I didn't necessarily stay on plan when eating these things but I did make better decisions because of them, for example, my late night drunken snack was a homemade steak bake instead of a greasy kebab. The day that I ate my overnight oats I also had hi-fi bars meaning that I ate too many b choices that day, but if I hadn't of had these I would have ended up buying a greasy breakfast out and snacking on junk food. I'm pretty sure that if I hadn't of made these good decisions my weigh in today would have been a lot worse!
My favourite on plan meal was the roast pork, spuds and apple sauce from the new Best Loved Extra Easy Recipes book. I used cauliflower gravy so the only syns were 1.5 for the apple sauce. It was absolutely delicious.
If you're a regular reader you will probably be aware that I enjoy a pudding. This one was beautiful and came in at a low 4 syns. It is a strawberry eton mess using a vanilla flavour muller light, chopped strawberries and meringue nests. It certainly satisfied a craving though next time I will make it with sweetened quark as the yoghurt was a little too runny.
How have you done this week? Have you ever been happy to gain weight?