A tiring but productive day. 01/02/21

Hello everyone, Kalo Mina, welcome to the new month and the beginning of a brand new week. Today has got off to a really good start, I actually managed to get back to sleep this morning, and awoke just after 9am which is pretty good for me. I split my workout into 2 sections, as…

Good Workout, Good Day, Get Well Captain Moore. 31/01/21

Good evening everyone. Another week has gone by and were at the end of the 1st month of the year already!!, it really has flown by, now all I ask is can I have some snow please to just feel under my feet in the back garden or some sun so I can sit outside…

What happens in our house while im working out!!!…lol…

Good evening everyone, oh hello you, newcomer, welcome. This morning I paused for a second to look around the living room, Olivia is on one sofa in a deep trance watching and laughing at Tiktok videos on her phone, I glanced behind me to see Neil on the other sofa also in a deep trance…

Food entry 18/01/21. Positive Thoughts.

Good evening to everyone around the world. I hope you have had a good day. It’s been a pretty good day today, despite being quite sore, the workout was painful and my stats are available in my previous post. Food: For lunch I had a bowl of watermelon and coconut yogurt, with 2 slices of…

Today’s fitness stats and motivation

Good afternoon to everyone around the world. It’s still cold and yucky here, although blue skies and clouds are trying to peep through, I hope your day has been as good as it possibly can. I started to begin my workout this morning but the pain was horrendous I gave up after 2 mins and…

A good day/ A good workout,16/01/21

Good evening everyone. How has your day been? I’ve been trying to write this post for an hour but kept stopping to sing along to who’s behind the mask, but it’s finished now so you now have my undivided attention lol. After 2 hours sleep, I ended up watching films in bed, so much for…

Apologies your comments were in my spam folder!!

Good evening everyone, I hope that you are all as well as can be?. Apologies: Sorry, but some comments have ended up in my spam folder, I really need to start looking at the spam folder and clearing it out more often as well as checking it, its something I don’t really do, but it…

Weight loss, BP, Workout, Diary 06/01/21, Trump!!

Good evening everyone, I hope you have all had a good day or those whose day is beginning you go on to have a wonderful day. I’m a little bit late this evening, as probably many of you have also been glued to your televisions watching what is happening in DC, I can honestly say…

BLM. A good day, and a joke goes wrong at my expense.

Good evening peeps. How has your day been? While I have turned all my other social media Black, I haven’t with this one, as this site is my let it all out tonic. Im not going to go into BLM as im sure you all know and have your own views, I just want to…

Air Fryer Healthy Zucchini Chips

Todays recipe is very simple easy and quick to make. Healthy Fish and Chips. Prep time 5 mins……Cook time about 15-20 mins will depend on the heat you use. The total calories for my lunch were 145 cals!!!! + about 20 cals for the 1 cal spray, I forgot to count them so just put…

Orange and Hoisin Chicken Salad.

Another cheap and easy meal all the family can enjoy made from ingredients that you will have in your fridge and cupboard… This salad tastes great eaten either hot or cold, I have warmed up the chicken and sauce for mine. In brackets I will put the weight my ingredients were which gave me my…

Diary Update Recipes by Email

Good morning everyone, wow we are in March already… where has the time gone? Happy March and hope you are having an awesome Sunday. Important things 1st, I have decided to try sending out my recipes by EMail, so if you see anything you like you can just send me a message on here or…

Green Soup!!! Recipe

I wanted to make a soup that was high in Iron with me being unwell lately, so using what I already had left in the veggie drawer I came up with this. This is a super easy and quick soup to make, perfect for those cold winter nights, eat as a snack anytime of the…

Bad day healthwise, Good day food wise.

Today’s been somewhat of a bad day health wise, I didn’t sleep much due to my head being so blocked up and coughing, its like jeez yukkkkk, iv been back to bed and had some help to have a bath but still feeling like poop, by hey tomorrow is another day. Food wise its been…

Food Dairy 12/01/20

Good evening friends. What a strange day it has been, I could have sworn it was saturday, I was convinced of it, its was a bit disorentating, I even had to double check the calendar and date on a couple of devices, what a weird feeling it was, is this a sign of old age?…

Good Day. Diary and Macros

I got back in the kitchen for a little bit today, and prepped a small breakfast, lunch and dinner, still not upto eating big meals yet though, feeling very happy about that. Finally feeling a bit more normal today, still very congested though im not sure if nose is saying sniff or blow lol, temperature…

Diary Update 10/01/20

Good evening peeps how are you all today? I think the lurgy is starting to lift, my temp is down more than its up so i guess that’s a good thing eh, but ugh the coughing my chest is rattling as well as my ribs and side and tum killing every time i cough, and…

Mango Chutney Chicken Recipe.

Here is another chicken recipe for you to try, mine comes in at 382 calories, 32g Carbs, 5g fat, 47g Protein, To get your accurate calories you will need to weigh and count your own ingredients if not using my measurements. (I have made this one portion size to my needs). As Neil doesn’t need…

Hello Friday, oops a small weight gain..Weekly diary update.

Hi my wonderful peeps, hope you are all good. What a roller coaster of a week it’s been. Phew I’m glad it’s Friday. I’m back again!! Not sure how long for though, I’m starting to feel a tad better, palpitations are slowing down every now and again, but the pain seems to be more constant…

Exhausted Dot Com. Diary 06/11/19

Evening all, hope you’ve had a good day or have a good day if your about to begin your day. (That’s a bit of a tongue twister). Phew I am totally exhausted, it is just so tiring being this perfect ha ha 🤣 On a serious note tho i am exhausted, and in immense pain,…

Sticky Piggy Blankets with Vegetables

I Have kept the tradition of the pigs in blankets, I mean Christmas dinner isn’t dinner without pigs in blanket right? ✨ And boy they were amazing, bacon is one food i have kept away from on my journey so am really pleased its nearly christmas time lol,. These would work really well as a…

Vegetarian Garni.

These gorgeous parcels ( as told to me by my taste tester husband), were definitely a winner, I don’t like sweet potato but with the Mulled Wine sauce I really enjoyed them. They average out at, approx. 98 calories per garni. You do not need to stick to the weights I have used they are…

Christmas Party Platter. Low Calorie.

Are you watching your waistline this Christmas, but don’t want to be stood in the corner watching everyone else eating all the food while you just stand there drooling and salivating thinking one wont hurt then you hurl yourself at the buffet table and dive right in like a bull on heat ( that’s me)…

Sweet Healing Soup Recipe. Happy Halloween/Samhain Blessings.

Today i have created a soup which is perfect for celebrating halloween/ Samhain, it is perfect for those cold nights, to eat outside while enjoying the celebrations or snuggled up on the sofa, I will give you the recipe and also the health benefits of the soup, it is vegan friendly and naturally sweet, it…

Diary Update for 30/10/19

Good Morning peeps. It’s a cold white frosty morning today, so thought i would give you a little update on yesterday while sipping on my cadburys fudge highlights hot chocolate, today will be a kitchen day to keep warm lol. Yesterday was not a bad day, I made a large pot of black peas and…

29/10/19 food update diary.

Hello there, yesterday started off really good, then i was thrown out of keel, I began with my usual fruit and yogurt, then plans to make a couple of pans of veggie soup, Id prepped olivias and put it in the slow cooker for when she got home, then had a phone call saying the…

Recipe Christmas Meatloaf

A juicy meatloaf made with Lean Turkey Mince, Cranberry Sauce and Winter Spices. This is made with store cupboard ingredients, and is best made in the morning and refrigerated for a few hours to make the meatloaf more solid, enjoy all those lingering winter smells. Serves 4 Calories Per Serving 241 Fat Per Serving 3g…

Back in Control of the kitchen a good day. Diary 23/10/19

Well i’ve been back in control of the kitchen today, but tomorrow now that’s another story ha ha, we are having a new integrated oven, hob and extractor fan delivered tomorrow, I haven’t got a time frame yet, but hoping it’s in the morning as we are fitting it ourselves, im sure its just a…

Diary 22/10/19 Food and Peacocks!!!

Good evening all hope your doing good. Today has been an odd sort of day, im praying this HRT kicks in soon, emotions are all over the place, seriously this Mother Nature person really does need to do one, I know I go on about her but geez go away please. Managed to get out…

Quick update, lunch and feeling good.

All went well at the docs on Monday, im now back on the HRT after a 6 year break, Im a little wary about being back on due to family medical history and my liver problems, but my LFTs have been good for a while, Im no longer diabetic or even pre diabetic!!, my blood…

Sunday 13th October 2019. A good lazy day.

Today has been a good day, it’s Sunday so it means Sunday Dinner, I just did a roast chicken, veggies and mash, I really enjoyed it, Sundays are my days to enjoy my roasts I certainly will not be giving those up lol. Iv had quite a Lazy day just lounging around crocheting, conserving my…

Good Morning. 27/09/19

Good morning I awoke at 5.15am after just a few hours sleep, what is going on with that???. So far I have prepped Tonight’s tea/dinner, I’m calling this one cheese and tomato chicken, served with roasted vegetables and sea weed kale, I’m in love with the seaweed kale, and it only takes about 3mins to…

13th September, Lucky for me… Healthy Eating Back on Track…

Today has been a really good day, certainly getting stronger each day, I managed a small workout and also a walk today, I am feeling stronger each day, just need tummy pain to go away now, but I have fought my way through it. Breakfast was great I could actually taste the yogurt, my taste…

What i eat in a typical day.

Hi Peeps today i thought i would share with you what i typically eat in a day, i’m not one for food prepping days in advance as i tend to change my mind quite a bit, but also there are days when i do not physically have the energy to do anything let alone cook…

Recap on aides to help you on your weightloss journey.

Are you doing a calorie controlled diet?, do you need to weigh and measure everything? Here i would like to show you some of the items that i have found invaluable in helping me to keep track of what i am eating. Firstly download the free My Fitness Pal app to your phone, it will…

My Ultimate Fish Platter and the Huge Mistake I made.

I wanted to create a special occasion fish platter, I absolutely adore seafood, I have made one previously which was just under 500 calories, but this one I wanted it to taste extra special with a few goodies in it, you know the type to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or to just say thank…

What a week… Rain Tears and New Recipes..

This week has been full of ups and downs, some funny and some that have really rattled my cage ( though looking back now they were really really minor ), isn’t it crazy that when we calm down and look back were just like why did that little incident send me into a crazy, shreeking,…

Fruity Chicken Bake.

This recipe is very similar to my strawberry chicken bake, i have been playing around with fruit and meat to see what i can come up with, some work, some don’t, although the concept is similar the taste is different. Calories: 312 Carbs: 19.8g Fat: 6.1g Protein: 44.5g 40g Egg Plant 40g Courgette 30g Fresh…

New Week New Beginning

What a lovely day it has been today, the sun put in an appearance a bit different to Saturday where we played dodge the rain drops and hail stones. On Saturday it wasn’t supposed to rain till the afternoon so early morning we thought we would have a toddle to the supermarket via the river…

Monday Motivation

Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all have a great week, for those of you wanting to begin a lifestyle change Do it Today why put it off till tomorrow? Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall…. Your lifestyle is your choice only you can make the…

Chicken and Strawberry Bake Recipe.

I wanted to create something to combine fruit, vegetables and meat, my strawberries where dying off and needed using, also to hide the taste of the egg plant and courgette as i’m not to keen on them. The meal turned out to be very filling and with the perfect balance of savory v’s sweet. Please…

Me and my Veggies.

How good do these veggies in the picture look?. How many of you are going Yuk?.., just as i once did. Now i’v never been one who likes to eat all her vegetables, that was until i discovered the fresh straight from the earth to your basket kind, the difference in the size and the…

Week 5-6 what a nightmare..

Week 5-6 was bloody hard work, the last week was a nightmare, it was very hard to get through, but iv made it just, thoughts of negativity and can’t do this, moods swings and a general feeling of malaise. Where did it go wrong? I woke up Sunday morning feeling so ill and the room…

Portion Distortion (Mind Games?)

What is Portion Distortion? You will read lots of things on the internet about portion control, so this is just a quick note on what it means to me. One of the things i have learnt about while embarking on my lifestyle journey was my portion size, gosh it was huge, i just had to fill…

Progress Pics, being brave.

Although i’m on week 8 this is my progress picture from week 7. I started at 124kg on 27/02/19. On 24/04/19 I weighed in at 112.6kg Down 11.8kg / 26lbs

Good Morning, Grandkids, Depression, Happiness, Sadness and Cancer.

Happy Friday everyone, it’s seems that the depression i have been feeling over the last couple of weeks is beginning to lift. I have definitely been to hard on myself, I couldn’t get excited when my nurse weighed me on Wednesday even though I have lost a massive 26lbs/11.8kgs..since I began my journey.  I felt…

New Blog Site.

Just a quick note, to say this is a new blog site, after fighting with the old one it was just easier to create a new one. There is a lot to be done to the page, it is looking as though my import from my old site has not brought the photographs with it,…

Easter Food. Junk Food or a Guilty Pleasure?

The Easter weekend is now over, Phew.. not something I used to say though, Easter would continue over the next few weeks with lots of creamy chocolate eggs to eat whenever I liked and soft moist cakes decorated with mini chocolate eggs, sugar flowers and chicks oh so yummy and gooey, that lovely leg of…

Happy Sunday.

Feeling really good right now, I’m down to 114.1kg which is really good as i was 124.4kg when i started my lifestyle change just over 6 weeks ago. Also happy as this Sunday i have managed to make a roast chicken Sunday dinner for less than 400 Calories!!! yep feeling mighty happy about that, especially…

Aides to help you begin your lifestyle journey.

This i would say is the hardest and most time consuming part of beginning your lifestyle change, Having to weigh and calculate your food and inputting data. ( don’t worry there is an app that will do your calculations for you) – (see below). Learning about portion control in my opinion is a must, please…

Fruity Salad.. Summer in a Bowl!!!(free recipe)

Serves 1. Calories 74. Carbs 14.5 grams. Fat 0.1 grams. Protein 3.4 grams. What is nicer than lounging on a garden chair with a good book and a bowl of summer delight, with the warm sun gently on your skin. This colourful bowl is brimming with sweetness and juicy fruit and can be whipped up…

Where do I start?

CONGRATULATIONS On deciding to change your lifestyle, and looking forward to a NEW YOU with so many health benefits. All lifestyle plans can come with some side effects, so please read the list below: POSSIBLE SIDE-EFFECTS: Weight-loss. More Energy. More self Loving of Yourself. Lower Blood Pressure. Reversal of Type II Diabetes or better Management….

Greek style gyros low cal low fat

Tonight’s tea was a winner, I have worked out how to make a low cal low fat gyros plate, with less than half the calories of a standard gyros wrap. We absolutely love Greek food, can not get enough of it, but for someone who’s now loosing weight a few thing have had to be…

4 Weeks In.. oh yeah.

So i was off to check in with my nurse today, Oh My God i was shaking with nerves had i done enough to put me on the right track had i at least lost a couple of lbs, the dietitian had set me a target weight of 118kg to be reached in 3 months….