Comment 1: 1.5 Mackerel is enough for brekker. 2 is excessive.
Comment 2. Do not buy Tunnock’s products ever again. They are too nom.
Breakfast: 2 mackerels.
Lunch: About 4oz ham.
Snack: Tunnock’s caramel wafer.
Exercise: Workout 1 from Fat Shred. Starting to enjoy some of it.
Evening drinks: Elderflower cordial + sparkling water.
More snacks: Packet of salt and vinegar crisps. Some of Ben’s crisps. Some ham whilst preparing tomorrow’s food.
My doctor said to be healthy I should drink no more than one bottle of wine per week. This would make me practically teetotal. (Origin of teetotal – an emphatic ‘total’ – i.e. the ‘t’ is emphasized. First used by Richard Turner in 1833.)
Comment 1: From this point forth I am going to stick to one decision at a time (unless good sense says it’s unreasonable).
Comment 2: On Saturday I need to buy new clothes and new lingerie. This will raise morale and help with the slimming efforts.
Drinks: 2 or 3 teas. Lush latte.
Dinner: SpagBol sans fromage.
Exercise: First workout in Jillian Michael’s six pack DVD. Exhausting. Can’t yet do the sideways plank. Took about 35 minutes.
Fruit: Banana. Some fresh mango.
Evening drinks: can of ginger beer.
Comment 1: Failed to get any books from audible yesterday as it’s too expensive – about £8 per month. The plan is to get lots of free librivox books to help me sleep and maybe get some from library. Felt so tired this morning that I didn’t want to exercise, but cheered up once I warmed up a bit.
Comment 2: Am having more than one treat per day! Need to chew gum whilst preparing the next day’s lunch.
Breakfast: Some stuffed vine leaves. Porridge with honey.
Lunch: About 4oz ham + stuffed vine leaves.
Exercise: Jillian Michael’s Fat Shred level 1.
Drinks: 1 coffee. 1 tea.
Snack: Tunnock’s tea cake.
Alcohol: Almost an entire bottle of white wine – approx 9 units.
More snacks: 1.5 Tunnock’s caramel wafers.
Exercise: I did Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred workout 1. It takes about 25 minutes.
Breakfast: tinned herring in mustard sauce from Aldi. Checked the calories solely for the purposes of this blog. OMG – 430 kcal.
Lunch: About 5.5 oz feta + cherry tomatoes + olive oil and black pepper.
Drinks: Cup of tea with milk. Can of ginger beer. Elderflower cordial and sparkling water.
Comment 1: I’m struggling to get to bed at a decent time. I think this is psychological. Am going to try lure myself there with better audio books. I’m hoping to get hold of Jenny Downham’s book Before I Die. I watched the film it inspired, Now is Good, yesterday. I can’t stop thinking about it, so would like more details.
Comment 2: As the fish cans are massively high in calories, I’ll try to get a beef or ham joint over the next few days and eat some of that for both breakfast and lunch. I’d like to get my iron levels up.
Dinner: Pork baguette with salad and mustard.
Snacks: Some of the ham and stuffed vine leaves for tomorrow’s lunch.
but am not going to drink today as I don’t want to run out of drinking nights this week.
Advantages of only drinking two nights per week:
- can afford to splash out on slightly nicer bottles (though Berrys’ Own Selection Mosel Riesling Kabinett is not expensive and amazing).
- will enjoy the drink more when I do drink
I need to console myself with the fact that the booze will go to my head more if I reduce to 2 nights per week.
Also I can afford to buy more expensive booze now I’m drinking less.