Hi all! We had a bit of warm weather the other day, it was so nice! Of course it's all gone now and it's grey and miserable outside again. Hopefully we'll have some more sunshine again soon.
We got a new fridge freezer on Friday, it's great! Nearly 2ft taller than our last one which was nearly as old as me :-/ We decided it was time to get a new one as the old one was freezing stuff in the fridge and it was a little on the small side. We should hopefully save a bit on the electric now too as well be able to do a massive shop and stock up the freezer. Woo hoo! I really need to get out more...
Here are some of the meals I've had recently. First is a tofu scramble with veggies and rye bread. On the right is a salad I made using mixed beans, carrots, avocado, tomatoes, cucumber and milled flax and pumpkin seeds. I had it with rye bread, oatcakes and little balsamic vinegar.
I went to Sandringham for a walk last week and I thought the flowers on this tree were really pretty. I also thought I'd take a photo of the Queens seal printed on the gate cos I liked it :) I love walking around there, we've only seen a bit of it so far, we'll have to investigate some more as it's really beautiful. Especially now everything is coming into bloom.
When I went to Tesco recently I was really surprised to see a new, repackaged range of dairy free food. They have loads now! Even a soy cheese which I am still yet to try. They have their own version of the coconut milk I like too and as it's cheaper I'll be getting that from now on. They had soy yoghurts and chocolate puddings made from coconut milk too, I'll be trying them all I think! :)
Another couple of tasty dinners, chargrilled burgers made with Asda's burger mix served with baked sweet potato slices, baked courgette and lightly fried onions. Next to it is my awesome Friday night dinner, burritos! I used veggie mince, onions, peppers, mixed beans and some Old El Paso Taco seasoning to get the filling. I put some into wraps and added in avocado, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and loads of vegan mayo and ketchup...they were so good! I had loads of the mince left over so had some for lunch the next day too. Definitely having these again, they're a new favourite.
I've decided to eat clean and ditch alcohol for the next six weeks. I've been calorie counting using the Calorie Count website and app and lost 2lb's in a week which I'm pleased with. I have about 50lbs more to lose though! So I'll be eating clean, counting calories and trying to exercise more. I did a Jillian Michaels DVD last week and found it hard to walk for a few days after!! I'm trying to get the courage up to do that again haha! The calorie count app is great and it's all free. It gives you an analysis of your day too with pie charts and graphs, I'm in geek heaven! I need to get out and do some more running too so I'll try and do a couple with Andy this week.
For breakfast this morning I had tofu scramble with some taco seasoning, mushroom stir fry veg, peppers, cherry tomatoes and a white tortilla. I know the tortilla isn't exactly 'clean eating' but I have a couple left and I'm not going to throw them away. The whole breakfast was about 350 calories which is pretty good as there was A LOT of it!!
I went for a 4 mile walk and burned about 450 calories. When I got back I made myself a mighty fine smoothie! I used frozen mango, strawberries, banana, blueberries, water, cocoa powder and dates. It was really nice! Will make one of those again, although I might leave the mango out as it made it a little flowery. Still good though :) In the pic I have my blender resting on my new Salter scales, they were £14.99 and I think they're fantastic. They're so easy to use and extremely accurate, I'm using them to measure everything so I can track my calories more easily. Definitely recommend them.
I've also decided to ditch facebook for the time being, my personal account at least. What do you guys think about Facebook these days? I've not shut it down I'm just not logging on. I got fed up of seeing idiotic and racist comments from my so called 'friends', or more likely someone I worked with for 2 months, 8 years ago etc. I'm still in love with instagram and the blogging thing though :) It's more positive and constructive!
Anyway, I'll leave you with this picture that makes me laugh! Have a great week :)