Quite where my ability to eat carefully had come from after weeks of having the odd biscuit, handful of chocolate buttons and sweet and sticky dried fruit, I do not know. But, it has come from somewhere and I’m quite pleased with myself. I must be completely honest though and confess to two oat biscuits… Continue reading Strictly come dining
The weekend marked the start of my one-week holiday countdown. I was determined to eat well (by that I mean healthily, not indulgently) and train lots to be in the best position to face the pastries, fried food and Spanish beer I am looking forward to. For breakfast on Saturday I had yoghurt and a… Continue reading Led not into temptation
As ever, I had yoghurt and summer fruits each morning this week (except for Tuesday when I had the last fresh fig sliced in to my yoghurt) and a yoatie during the morning. I had sultanas in my yoatie every day until Friday when I ran out and snipped two dried pitted dates into my… Continue reading Stay or go?
I woke up unnecessarily early on Saturday morning and made oat pancakes with yoghurt and summer fruits for breakfast. I walked through the market on my way to my training session. I bought a box of fresh figs that were soft and probably over-ripe. I ate one at the bus stop and enjoyed the syrupy… Continue reading Fresh figs
I had planned my meals, as usual, and done my shopping at the weekend to ensure that I would meet the macronutrient targets and continue to increase my lean muscle. To a degree it was successful. I don’t have a magic formula and I still don’t want to eat the same things every day. Actually,… Continue reading Target practice
I made porridge with summer fruits and syrup for breakfast before training. I made avocado and radish on rye toast for lunch. In my 18 months of eating avocado, it was the first time I’d had it on toast. I turned to Nigella for assistance and followed her good advice by mashing the avocado with… Continue reading Avocado on toast
After a few weeks of apparently gaining fat and not gaining muscle, I was delighted to have what my trainer called ‘the perfect tracker’ on Monday evening. I had lost fat and gained muscle. The news was instantly motivating and I hoped to carry on eating well in the coming week and training as hard… Continue reading Mr Muscle