Saturday 4th Jan 2014
- Start Weight: 9 stone 11lb
- Goal Weight: 8 stone 6-9lb
Post-Christmas weigh-in- never a fun thing after all the eating and drinking, and as predicted I did put on quite a few pounds! On a plus side, I didn’t breach the 10 stone barrier like I thought I would, not too far off mind, but just enough under that it feels a little less daunting to start taking the pounds back off again.
Below are some of the delicious food and beverages I enjoyed this festive season, which I hope makes other peeps feel not too bad about their Christmas intake! I say you gotta live your life and enjoy it- there was no way I was gonna be able to diet whilst my friends were staying, esp since they were staying at Christmas, so I enjoyed every mouthful, and now it’s time to get back on track and take up my 5:2 again!
Peachy margarita at the Opera Bar!
Another wine tour! 🙂
Tropical cocktail with cointreau and tapioca pearls- bubble cocktail anyone? This was Christmas Day, to go with our immense BBQ!
Gingerbread spiced cheesecake (seriously yum!!) and sparkly Christmas Cake! Who doesn’t love sparkly cake?
Apple Dumplings- had a load of gow gee dumpling wrappers I needed to use before they went past their use-by, so I experimented! Filling was chopped up pink lady apples, 2 nectarines, handful of sultanas, some boozy strawberry syrup, all bubbled on stove with cinnamon n ginger till it reduced- was so good hot and cold!
Mexican tartlets- more gow gee wrappers! Used up leftover fajita filling, topped with some grated cheese- in oven for 10 mins in a muffin tin- awesomeness!
Early Birthday drink- Long Island Ice tea- lethal as it didn’t taste alcoholic but was so much it didn’t all fit into my glass, hence that little one behind it!!!
So, feeling better? Good! 😀