I needed to relax a bit after the last couple of days and I did! I don't know why I find having visitors - even my own family - so tiring (a bit of it was not sleeping very well all week). I think its because as I know I'm not a natural hostess I worry about making them happy. Even with my parents, who are perfectly relaxed themselves and more than willing to do stuff for themselves, take it as it comes etc!
Anyhow, I went for a nice sunny walk this morning to do some shopping and pop into the library, cooked a brand new recipe for sweet potato chilli in my slow cooker for my dinner and generally mooched around. This afternoon I was feeling a few early warning signs of a potential binge. I ate too many wasabi nuts (finished the bag - it was only 100 g and I did eat them yesterday as well!) and had a slice of fruit soda bread that I shouldn't have. Then I got a grip, painted my nails (already chipped ), thought about having a bath.... and settled for an early dinner which has filled me up, at least for now. Phew! I was starting to have evil thoughts about my stash of bars from Whole Foods Market for a minute there... but I'm OK for now.
Pumpkin 'oats' - the old wheat & oatbran cooked in water, with some pumpkin, soy milk and plain whey mixed in. I also added half a frozen banana.
Home-made veggie soup with a salad and a sandwich consisting of 2 tiny Tesco Healthy Eating smoked bacon rashers and some laughing cow. The soup was one you've seen before, with a little pumpkin added to it, and I topped the salad with avocado. I don't know if I've explained this before, but I like to make huge pots of vegetable soups and freeze them in many portions that I either defrost and eat or defrost and attempt to jazz up with added veg, spices etc. The tinned pumpkin gave it a nice colour and creamier texture.
As above - sweet potato chilli (served with buckwheat instead of rice) and a side salad dressed with a tiny drizzle of cherry-almond balsamic vinegar. I know I keep saying that, but I'm loving it!
A protein ball from 'the stash', too many wasabi nuts, a slice of fruit soda bread and a tub of Fage 2% greek yoghurt with a tablespoon of manuka honey. I'm not over calories I don't think, but it could easily happen if I'm not done now!
Weight this morning: 10 st 3.5 lbs (143.5 lbs) 3 days in a row under 144, so I'm taking it as a real weight now (wasabi nuts not withstanding) and I did do my little happy dance this morning!!!