Monday, 24 November 2014

Weight Loss Journey - Week 3

I have now completed two weeks of Juice Plus and I am still enjoying them. However, this week I have missed food. I will admit to not eating as well as I did in the first two weeks. Over the weekend I did have gluten/wheat free chocolate cake, gin and red wine. I have also found that I have wanted something savoury instead of fruit shakes for breakfast and lunch.

But apart from the naughty weekend treats I have got on well and have l lost another 2lbs, which makes a total of 11lbs in 3 weeks. I was disappointed with only loosing 2lbs, but it is only my fault for giving into treats.

However, something which has made my day is this picture...


This morning I put on the last pair of jeans that I bought. They used to be a good fit, maybe even a little bit snug. But look at them now! I could pull them up and down without undoing them and they are huge on me.

So even if I only loose 2lbs a week that's ok as I am seeing and feeling the difference already.

Weekly Meal Plan - Week Commencing 24th November 2014

Last week's meal plan was a successful one. All meals were made except for the leftover meal as the meat was so delicious, there was no leftovers!

This week I am only planning 4 meals as on Friday we are going to Center Parcs Sherwood Forest as part of the Center Parcs Family Bloggers Club. This is a trip that we have all been looking forward to since finding out that I had won a place as a blogger back in July! I cannot wait to report back on our weekend.

Here is what we will be enjoying this week...

Week Commencing 24th November 2014

Pork Medallions with Butternut Squash Risotto

Recently I have been making a healthy version of risotto, a meal which we love. On Monday I will be serving it with pork medallions.

Venison Stir Fry

This week I am trying a new supplier of organic meat and have bought some stir fry venison steak. On Tuesday I will be using it to make a stir fry with mushrooms and crunchy vegetables.

Minted Lamb Steaks

I love lamb but we simply do not have it enough so this week we will be having Minted Lamb Steaks served with sweet potatoes, normal potatoes for the children, and salad.

Beef Stew

Stew is a great way to use up any left over vegetables before we go away so on Thursday I will be making a beef stew. I am not sure if I can make gluten free dumplings but I am going to look into it.

Hope you have a good week!

As always I am sharing my Weekly Meal Plan with At Home With Mrs M - Meal Planning Monday.

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Sunday, 23 November 2014

17th November - 23rd November 2014 - One Picture Everyday For One Year

This week has really been quite uneventful as we have spent the majority of the week in waiting for various deliveries. However, having a lot of time in has meant that I have caught up on house jobs, which is boring but essential.

Here is our week in pictures...

Monday 17th November 2014


It's an easy twin life! While I was busy cleaning around upstairs Isabella and Taylor snuggled up watching Cbeebies. Monday was also weighing day. I was pleased that I had lost another 4lbs, which makes 9lbs in two weeks.

Tuesday 18th November 2014


On Tuesday Joseph was at an after school class and it was only when we picked him up I realised that I had not taken a single picture. This was of the three of them waiting to get in. Recently they have looked forward to Joseph getting home to play. Here Taylor was holding Joseph's hand and had run up to him and given  him a big hug.

Wednesday 19th November 2014


I am a huge Foo Fighters fan and was awaiting Wednesday's pre sale ticket sale all week. The morning finally came and I was so nervous as I waited to get through to buy tickets. Thankfully I go through and we are now the proud owners of Foo Fighters Hospitality ticket for June next year at Edinburgh! I am so excited. We decided to get seats this time and go for the hospitality package as we will have a few more luxuries than when we last saw them at Milton Keynes. At their 2011 show we were right at the front bar and we could not get better than that. Having hospitality tickets allows us entry to a suite with a bar for food and drinks and toilets which is definitely a luxury at a rock concert!

Thursday 20th November 2014


Thursday was a play and movie day. We coloured, sorted toys and watched Frozen over and over again!

Friday 21st November 2014


Again Friday was very much dominated by Frozen. It went on at least three times! We now have Frozen mad twins!

Saturday 22nd November 2014


Saturday morning we went out shopping. The hubby needed to pick up a few bits from BandQ where Joseph entertained us with his antics! We also found that we had some vouchers left over from Christmas shopping so we treated the children with them. Joseph got a new Skylander, Isabella chose her first doll (yes I am delighted she likes dolls!) an Ariel Princess doll and Taylor chose a rubbish truck. The twins are changing so much at the moment. I find that they way they play together and the way they interact has changed. They play a lot of role play together and it is lovely to see.

Sunday 23rd November 2014


This weeks Silent Sunday is of this blossom that I noticed on a tree. Blossom in November? I was so surprised to see it and that is why I have chosen it as my Silent Sunday.

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