Thunder and Growing your own food update.

Good morning everyone. I hope your day is going well so far. I’m currently sat in the garden listening to the thunder banging and roaring away above my head, It is very warm and quite peaceful despite the clanging of the drums above me. Luckily the rain hasn’t began yet, but I’m guessing it’s not…

Growing Veggies in Tubs, No Greenhouse Needed, Very Easy.

Last year I began growing my own vegetables and herbs for the 1st time, it was so easy, and the difference in the taste between homegrown and shop brought is amazing… Also you only pick what you need for that day, so no waste compared to the supermarket pre packed that you buy, so it’s…

Growing veggies in Tubs. Happy Tuesday

Good morning to you all. Day 2 of the new week and it’s looking glorious out there, even though there is still a nip in the air at the moment, It is going to warm up later. But will it be warm enough to don a 2 piece? probably, but I don’t think I will…

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…

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…

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…

Seafood Stir-fry

Even though this is a stir fry recipe I like to par boil my veggies and season well and leave for a few hours in the pan to allow all the flavors to mingle. Calories : 312 Carbs : 29.8g Fat : 4g Protein : 48.8g 180g Mixed seafood, either fresh or frozen (allow to…

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…

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 isĀ 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.Ā  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….