On Friday Rory and I had the pleasure of attending The Lindley Wedding in Wrexham, Wales. A beautiful location (The Tower Hill Barns), a wonderfully decked out venue and the most fantastic couple. It couldn’t have been a more perfect day. Saturday left me hungover, on deaths door, but I mustered it up and went for lunch with my Dad as he was in town, and then Sunday was a movie night and curry with my sister.
Woke up with horrendous ear ache both Saturday and Sunday night/early morning causing me to have to go to the doctors, have half a day off work and some serious amounts of pain. Meaning no gym session for me, and very little movement due to the searing pain. Not a great start for a healthy week!
Here’s a quick rundown of my eating/exercise this week, although mostly unhealthy food, I tried at some points, honest!
Thursday began with half a grapefruit which kept me going till lunch. Leftover lasagne (would put a picture up but it really looks like slop; tastes good though!). Then for dinner I had a vegetarian Moroccan bean burger from Tesco, with smashed avocado, grilled light cheese, roasted onions, peppers and tomato served on toasted ciabatta. Simply delicious!
Before dinner I also went for a run round Drinkwater Park. I went a few minutes before Rory followed with Flash; this was a error. Flash kept smelling my scent and charging off into the distance like a loon. However, I had a good 2 mile run (for me this is impressive), so not too shabby.
Day 11. The Wedding.
Started the day off with a duck wrap from Tesco after running around town like a crazy person trying to find some shoes for my outfit. Matched with a packet of crisps and a diet coke. Not a great start…
Dinner was served at the Wedding at around 4pm. A delicious collection of leek soup, chicken and then sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Honestly, this food was divine. Minus the STP (not a big fan), just look at how incredible this food and table looks!!
Finished with 1 trillion shots, today was not a success.
Day 12. The Hangover from hell.
In all seriousness, the worst hangover ever. Thought I may actually be dying, and I was happy to go. Breakfast served at the hotel looked amazing, but I could barely stomach more than a few slices of toast and a few forkfuls of beans.
Then I met my dad for lunch, Almost Famous, where I ordered the biggest oreo milkshake, a halloumi burger and fries. Not my finest healthy hour, but man did I need this in my life. The halloumi burger had a little too much sauce and I gave a lot to Rory, but the milkshake was exactly what I needed and salty fries are always a winner.
As I had already had a pretty unsuccessful day, I decided to continue this with a packet of jammy dodgers and 2 slices of toast.
Again, not my finest healthy eating day…
Ah the none hungover, better day. Woke up early with earache which swiftly moved away as I went to the gym and worked that milkshake off on a circuit class. Great class at the gym, well led and felt really energised. Came home and started my food day off with an omelette, full of onions, peppers, tomatoes, spinach and low fat cheese. Perfect!!
Then we went food shopping, spent £20 less than normal as we are having a mostly vegetarian week so bonus! Got home and started cooking a Moroccan Roasted Vegetable Soup which I served with a dollop of yoghurt, sprinkling of coriander and a chunk of bread. Everything about this soup is photogenic, incredible taste and really impressed (will be making again that’s fo sho!).
After lunch we took our puppy Flash to Rivington Pike in the glorious sunshine, an hour and a half hike up and down a big hill (mainly because we got lost several times) was just the extra exertion I needed after a heavy weekend of food and drink. Look at this view, and also Flash being super cute after tearing a hole in the ground…
For dinner we invited my sister and her boyf over for curry and movie night. We cooked a Paneer and Pea recipe from the Hairy Dieters book but I was a little disappointed. There were a few changes I would make so wont be posting the recipe. However, I will be trying it again with some extra spices and a change of cheese, and we shall see what happens.
You can’t watch a movie without popcorn right? A quarter of a bag of popcorn (50g), not gonna kill me and i’d worked hard today, so treated myself and so glad I did. Forgot how good sweet and salted popcorn was!
Woke up at 4am with searing earache which to this point in the days till hasn’t gone away. Normally I can apply heat take some tablets and be on my way. But today this isn’t how it’s gone. Hopefully it goes before tomorrow.
Breakfast started with a banana before heading to the doctors. Then when I got back I had a slice of toast to tie me over. Lunch was leftover soup and bread from yesterday.
I didn’t fancy another curry like I planned, so I swapped my meal plan around and had vegetarian burgers, with smashed avocado, cheese, sweet chilli on toasted ciabatta.
Not the end of the world but definitely not my most successful weekend. This week I will be working extra hard to not lose my streak and keep working at it. Only 16 days to go.