P-p-p PIZZA!

So yesterday was day one of shredding and i made pizza for dinner! My eating was good, and my pizza was extra good! Lawrence loved his and wanted a second one! (he didnt get it!) Next time i could rustle up some chips with his!

It was pretty simple, i just topped a tortilla wrap (it wasn’t wholewheat though, woops!) with some tomato puree and a sprinkling of parsley, i then added some sauteed yellow pepper, mushrooms and spinach (L just had pepper) and topped with slices of pre-cooked chicken and a grating of reduced fat mozerella cheese. Voila!

(sorry for crappy iphone pics, L took my camera home to charge overnight so i should get it today all nice and charged :D)

Then just grilled it until the side of the tortilla went crispy and the cheese melted.

Soo yummy and i’m not even a big fan of pizza! πŸ™‚ Lawrence was sceptical about the tortilla wrap, but he loved it! (and so did i) Where it crisps up around the edge is super tasty!

Lawrence’s was a little less colourful


.. just tomato puree, yellow pepper, chicken and lotsa bbq sauce πŸ˜‰ (he hates cheese! *gasp*)

You should definately try these!! Go, now! πŸ™‚

As for today, i’ve had my breakfast that didn’t include peanut butter, shock horror!! I had hot banana yogoats topped with cinnamon and maple syrup πŸ˜‰ and am now waiting for it to digest before i start shredding it. I can already feel it in my thighs and calves after yesterday, they hurt! Today, i know i will feeeeeel the burn! πŸ™‚

I’ll drink up my definity shake after shredding and have 2 kiwis and a teeny bowl of cereal. Lunch…Β  a Sausage & cheese wrap.. with a protein muffin & PB for lunch dessert. (First attempt wasn’t too good)

Today is Friday, which i am pleased about in one way (its the weekend soon woooo!) and not so pleased in another way (Friday is my late shift, i don’t finished until 7:30 & don’t get a breakΒ  😦 Standing for 6.5 hours is pretty boring!!) So i’ve packed up 2 snacks to eat throughout the afternoon, a definity crisp bar and 2/3 of fage 0% with 1/2 banana, some black grapes and 1 sq crumbled dark chocolate. Yummy!! I may eat 1/2 bowl of Covent Garden’s winter vegetable soup (soo good and high protein!) when i get home, depends if i am hungry or not! I’ll probably just want to collapse in my bed πŸ™‚

Have a good Friday bloggers!

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Cheesey kind of day & bad news!

Well today has been tiring. But i’ve been more active and i’m pretty proud πŸ˜€ More on that later..

My eats were yummy today, except my favourite breakfast! Boo!
I got up at 5:50am!Β  That’s commitment for you!.. haha! Made a ginger tea, drank a bottle of water & ate 1/2 a protein bar.

I did my 30 minutes of aerobics followed by my second ever green monster! (My mix made too much, so i had one last night and put one in the fridge overnight)


It wasn’t too bad but i made it with water not milk, so kind of just tasted like banana and water and a little hint of spinach! I then had my usual banana oats with PNB & cinnamon! But this morning my banana was too ripe and i couldn’t taste it, so again i just kind of had oats and water taste! Good job for the PNB πŸ™‚

I then had a 2 hour driving lesson; my last until my test next week! Scary! I came home with only about 20 minutes so i made a quick lunch.


Brocolli left over from last night, mixed with herb and garlic light soft cheese and lettuce in wholewheat wraps. A little saucy salsa on the side πŸ™‚ Along with a nice juicy apple.

My maxitone parcel also arrived with my protein shakes, bars and shaker, so exciting!!
At work i had the other half of my protein bar. I then got home and had a (pre-cycling) snack of my new obssession!


One slice wholemeal toast, a smidgen of extra light flora margarine (just so the toast isnt too dry), light cream cheese and low sugar jam! This is delicious! I love the savoury cheese with the sweet jam, mmm! Great for a quick, nutritional breakfast too! I enjoyed this with a skinny cappuccino πŸ™‚

Then me and the BF went off for a quick cycle! We only went about 2 miles altogether (up the track near my house) but i haven’t cycled in about 4 years or more!! I just had the urge earlier so we planned to go! It was soo nice! I can tell i haven’t done it for a while, my legs were burning on the most pathetic hill! haha!! But it is a start and we plan to go again tomorrow! πŸ™‚ I loved the freedom and being in the fresh air with it blowing in my face. Loved it!

It made me hungry though, i came home and cooked a yummy big jacket potato with baked beans, 2 slices of smoked ham, grated low fat hard cheese and balsamic vinegar! Delicious! No picture because the bad news is that my camera has died on me and my USB has burnt out, therefore i cannot charge it!! I need to ring up and see if they’ll send me another one, so it could be a while……

Also, just to let you know, i’ve added a page called ‘My Body Story’; the title is pretty self explanatory πŸ™‚

Right now my eyelids are hanging and i can hardly hold them open. It’s another early start tomorrow so i’ll be catching up with blogs and drinking proper english tea for a bit and then it’s off to bed!

Hope you had a good day πŸ™‚

Food Overdose

Yesterday was full of food! I probably did eat too much, but i had fun and a lovely day and that will add to my wellbeing aswell as my wasit line πŸ™‚ haha! We all deserve a little treat every now and then! It started off good, we (me & the bf) had a lie-in followed by my usual breakfast of Oats, milk, banana and peanut butter. With a coffee. Filled me up good and proper ready for our day ahead of shopping! I actually really don’t like shopping, but i had a few things to get so we had to go really. It was a lovely day! We even had blue sky! annnnd i got chance to bring out the sunnies for about the first time this year! (YES, i am actually that pale….)


In the car, my bf (who by the way is called Lawrence!or sometimes i write ‘L’ for short) had some of these that he’d left in there. They were on his seat in the sun so we thought they would be melted, i opened to see and they were just fine πŸ™‚ They were so tempting and with the nutritional information, i thought a few wouldn’t hurt!


They were so good, they tasted exactly like white chocolate maltesers, mmm! And they were on offer at only 80p per box!! Bargainnn πŸ˜‰ We then got to the shops and did all the shopping i needed. I got 2 pairs of cheap ballet pump shoes but other than that it was all food really from the health food shops! I also got a tub of cod liver oil capsules at an absolute bargain price!! But that’s another post….

That dark chocolate was a bargain πŸ˜€ I picked up the health magazine from holland and barretts aswell, it looks pretty good!! I got a packet of so crispy because i’ve heard alot about them! A Vanilla power pack protein bar for after my workout tomorrow and sweet chilli sauce because i had the BEST wrap for my lunch!


Boots Shapers Sweet chilli chicken wrap! Chicken, lettuce, red pepper, sweet chilli sauce and a red chilli wrap. Yumm! 275 calories, only 3.4g fat and a great 18g protein! It was a done deal the minute i saw that πŸ™‚ With a snack bag o’ carrots and Extra Light Oasis! I was so excited about this, i LOOVEE Oasis, but a regular bottle has about 200 calories and i’d rather eat my calories than drink them so i avoid it, but this beauty is much better;


I grabbed 2 bottles for good measure, one is chilling in my fridge as i type this! So until now my food has been GREAT! But it’s when we got home, when i get bored i start to eat and i was a little bored when we got back in the afternoon. I had 3 snacks and then a takeaway for tea! woops!

First snack was this delicious bar of goodness!


They are new so i had to get some to try them out, i got a box of white chocolate and a box of dark chocolate. For the record, i never knew how good white chocolate was until i got with Lawrence, it’s his favourite chocolate and before that, i never really ate it, now i’m hooked!Along with winegums, which i never used to eat! Talking of winegums…


Lawrence couldn’t resist this bargain, we munched through some of these and then this..


Ahhh how i love you mini eggs πŸ™‚ It was then back for yet more winegums, geeze!!
We then had tea; We got a curry from a local tandoori house, yum! I had a chicken jalfrezi with plain pilaw rice and one poppadom. I stupidly ate a whole green chilli (which i thought was a green bean!!!!) and thought i was going to actually die!! I was literally crying and couldn’t breathe, it hurt so much! I don’t have a picture because i didn’t want Lawrence’s parents to think i was stir crazy πŸ™‚ But it was a yummy BIG plate of food!

Me & Lawrence then cuddled up on the big squishy sofa, me in my pjs and this cutie (Daisy) snuggled on me…


..and his parents on the other sofa, with the other cat (Poppy) and we watched 40 days and 40 nights. I’ve never had cats or really been a fan of them, always a dog person, but Daisy and Poppy never really leave me alone, and now i’m converted! Me & L definately want cats when we move out! Perfect end to a yummy day πŸ™‚ I had a good 9 hours sleep last night too, yay! I LOVE sleep! I woke to make my breakfast! Sorry girls, no oats in a jar yet!! Probably tomorrow, i completely forgot today! Today, i have decided not to do any exercise because i was supposed to have yesterday and friday as days off, however on those days i still do alot of walking, my abs works and some weights. I know my muscles need a day to recover, so from now on i will workout everyday except Sunday!!But i have a QUESTION: Should i do30 mins cardio and my abs and weights work everyday? Or alternate cardio days with weight/toning days?

Hope you had a good Saturday!!

A bit of chocolate never hurt…

Today has been a bit of a horrible day. Not in any way particular, i just had a bad driving lesson and again i feel i have eaten lots because i’ve kind of been ‘picking’ this afternoon. I had my breakfast, the usual, then my driving lesson, i then came back and had a yummy slice of melon to ‘start’;

Then a scrambled egg, salad and salsa sandwic. Eggs+ Salsa = meant to be! Yummmmy! I was working 1pm until 7:50pm, so i had my lunch at noon and then 2 snacks in the afternoon. First snack was this;

A 150g greek yogurt, a handful of almond, oats & more cereal, a snack pack of raisins and a spoonful of low sugar jam. It was yummy! It was kept out the fridge for a couple hours though, so the cereal went soft but it was still yummy!! Second snack was nature valley bar, oats & honey. soo good!

Then when i got home, i had half a bowl of winter vegetable soup with a wholewheat wrap, low fat soft cheese and 2 pieces of ham. yummmmmmmmy!!


Nutritionally, this soup is great!! 51% vegetables, only 163 cals, 3.3g fat and just over 7g protein per serving! pretty good for a veggie soup!


I’ve also had 4 sqs of fruit & nut chocolate, a lemon sherbert boiled sweet and a few sugar free mint polos. All unpictured πŸ™‚ I guess looking at it now, it’s not much calories, just a lot of quantity! have a good weekend!!

Almond, Oats & more!!

Yesterday afternoon,Β  i had a lovely lunch, inspired by Gabriela’s post here.


AΒ  whole wheat wrap with 2 vegetable fingers, a low fat cheese slice, a grated carrot and ketchup. It was really yummy and warm! But i didn’t really taste the cheese, so i might take it out next time! No point consuming calories if i can’t taste ’em! πŸ™‚ I also had a teaspoon of PB and a naturally light bourbon vanilla yogurt with it.

My boyfriend came to see me in the afternoon, and like all Sundays we got a little bored. After thinking of what we could do, we decided to do my favourite thing and bake!! We made yummy crumbly squares!

Crumbly Banana Oat Squares.
Serves 8-10.

You will need;

  • 175g butter/marg,
  • 175g caster sugar,
  • 225g self-raising flour,
  • 100g porridge oats,
  • 2 bananas,
  • cinnamon (optional)

1. Preheat your oven to 200 degrees,
2. Grease and line a small loaf tin,
3. Cream together the sugar and the butter in a large bowl


4. Sieve in the flour and cut in the oats to make a thick textured mixture.

WARNING: Do not attempt to try the mixture at this point, you will NOT have any left! ;)

5. Split the mixture in half and spread one half into the loaf tin.
6. Mash the bananas together and spread ontop of the mixture, add the cinnamon on the top.


7.
Spread the other half of the oat mixture on top of the mashed bananas. Don’t worry if some of the banana squelches out the sides, this will just caramelise and become even more gooey! :) It should look something like this;


8.
Bake in the oven for 20-30 minutes, depending on how efficient your oven is. It should have risen and be golden brown on top.

9. Leave to cool, then cut into squares and serve!
10.
Enjoy all that lovely oaty banana gooeyness! :)

There’s so many different versions of this you could make! To make them a protein snack, swap half the flour for protein powder or make low fat/sugar versions by using low fat butter and a sugar substitute. You can use any fruit you like; stewed apples and raisins is one i want to try! If you have a go at these, i’d love to see how they turn out and what you thought πŸ™‚

As i mentioned yesterday, i got some lovely new cereal from the supermarket, i had it again his morning with 1/2 a banana, some cinnamon a big mug of coffee.


Almond, Oats and more! This is seriously good, i cannot explain! Soo much better than granola! There’s something so yummy and comforting about oats, i love them in every form!!