Diet – Day 6 and 7

We’ve completed a whole week on the diet and we are seeing the results on the scales. Which i have to say is a great thing to see and keep us motivated.

On Friday night we decided to try a new recipe in the “Fixing Dad” book which sounded interesting. Haddock, Courgettes, Red Cabbage and Asparagus. Now I have never been a fan of Courgettes or Asparagus, but I was willing to give it a try.

haddock, Courgettes, Red Cabbage and Asparagus
haddock, Courgettes, Red Cabbage and Asparagus
Individually all of the items were ok-ish, but to be honest neither myself or Linda actually enjoyed this meal what-so-ever – as an end to the week, Friday meal it was quite horrendous and we will not be trying it again. To give it, its due, it did look quite appetizing – and while the first bite is with the eyes, the last third of the meal was in the bin…

Saturday started much better, with the kids going off for ice skating, so Linda and I both had salad for breakfast. As someone who does not really eat breakfasts since childhood – a week of food this early is starting to get easier. The first meal of the day definitely staves off the desire to snack during the hours to lunch.

New bathroom
New bathroom
I tidied up the house as after three weeks our bathroom is finally completed and looking very nice. We had a whole new suite installed, new tiles on the floor and walls, plus the ceiling skimmed and the door moved out to give us about 1 square metre extra floor space. But we have dust and paint droplets everywhere and so I needed to clean – so for three hours I cleaned the main parts of the house and got it finally a little less like a building site and more like a home. I then popped over to my sister and brother-in-laws place to help with a few bits for the impending baby. A busy morning all in all.

When I got back I was starting to feel the hunger pangs so for lunch we had cauliflower with bacon and cheese, which was as good as the broccoli version we had earlier in the week and I can recommend it to all, even if you are not a cauliflower fan.

Cauliflower, cheese and bacon
Cauliflower, cheese and bacon

We continued cleaning the rest of the day and got the house to the point where it only needed a really deep spring clean and a horde of cleaners to come in to get it back to how we left it at the beginning of August when we went on holiday!

Kedgeree (Cauliflower rice, spinach, salmon and egg)
Kedgeree (Cauliflower rice, spinach, salmon and egg)
We were both feeling a bit run down by the evening and that could have been due to the flash-backs from yesterdays dinner and running around like blue-arsed flies for the whole day. So I decided that we should try a new meal, but one with lots of flavor and that was Kedgeree. The recipe calls for 8 grams of curry powder, which, even for a curry head like me sounded a lot. but I stuck to the recipe and well, it was bloody excellent!

We now arrived at Sunday morning, which is day 7 of the diet. A weigh-in before my shower gave good news and I am now down at 104Kg – I’ve manged to lose 6.1Kg in 7 days – I have to say I am very pleased.

All meals today were of previous favorites – Breakfast was fruity yogurt, Lunch was Salad and Dinner was Chicken Satay and Kale Crisps. All were hoovered up and we both felt good, even when the kids were making their own pizza’s and we had smell the cooking cheese and serve them up without having a sneaky slice!

So this week from best to worse meals the stats are:

1) Kedgeree
2) Chicken Satay and Kale Crisps
3) Turkey Escalopes and Spinach and Green beans
4) Pork Medallions and Brocolli
5) Mushrooms, Feta cheese and Tomatoes
6) Brocolli, Cheese and Bacon
7) Smoked Salmon and Scrambled eggs
8) All other breakfasts and lunches not mentioned above
a distant last (at least 87th) – Haddock, Courgettes, Red Cabbage and Asparagus

Stats so far:
Weight: 104Kg (-6.1Kg)
Waist: 120cm (-1cm)

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