I have had a lovely day today. I opened my lovely presents in bed with a cup of tea. Then we had breakfast and headed off for the beach at .
Rod flew his kite while I paddled wearing my new purple wellies and we had a carvery lunch in the beach bar.
Another walk on the beach after lunch watching the rollers.
Rod found a length of washed up rope and made a heart out of it. He is such a softy :)
Tomorrow I start my real push to lose weight and fit. I am doing well with my gym visits but I am tired and hungry. I think that the gym routine is the most important focus and I will work on cutting back on calories when my routine is more established.
Weekly sessions with Mark my PT are going well.
I am making some interesting meals and eating healthy food again. My body thanks me for it.
Here are pics of a few of the recent offerings.
Breakfast of chopped apple, grapes and yogurt with vanilla whey protein.
M&S Fuller Longer noodles with chicken and - lovely range but too expensive for every day. I bought this on the £1 introductory offer.
Another breakfast - soda bread from the Farmers' Market with mixed berry jam and Be Good To Yourself Greek Yogurt.
If I buy the white soda bread it's like having a cream tea for breakfast :)
I have several recipes for tortillas that include cooked pasta instead of potatoes and I have wanted to make one for ages.
So I cooked too much fresh with a plan to make a the next night. This is it in the pan, cooking. Onions, red peppers, asparagus (also leftover from the previous night) and slices of sausage that I browned before adding the veggies to soften before adding the pasta and egg mix.
And this is it cooked and served with a small mixed salad of leaves, tomatoes, cucumber and beetroot.
It was delicious.
What a long post - I need to update a couple of times a week at least but life is busy. New OU course starts for real this week and 4 or 5 gym trips a week alongside a full time job means I am a busy lady. Long may it continue.