As much as I love them all, and really enjoyed seeing them, I’m not sorry to see the back of the entertaining circus! I know for partying types I didn’t do very much and it was all low key, but we are talking Queen of the antisocial shy people here (or would be if the antisocial shy people could get together long enough to elect a queen ;-)) plus I definitely went overboard on the baking front – next year I’ll either do a lot less, or I’ll start the prep a lot earlier so that very little effort is needed at the time! Right now I never want to bake again (OK, that’s a lie – I was just reading a post on carrots’n’cake and looking through the photographs on Tartine my immediate thought was ‘I want to try baking a buttermilk scone – followed rapidly by NOT YET!!!)
Breakfast: All bran with peaches
Lunch: Big huge ginormous salad with prawns; Chavroux goat’s cheese on Nimble bread
Dinner: Vegetable soup turned into a curry sauce with added vegetables served on brown rice – and it was yummy!
Snacks: Protein smoothie; 2 dates stuffed with walnuts; snack box of raisins
Weight today was very very nasty – but I don’t hesitate in blaming it on a combination of
- stuffing myself with a large volume of food at lunch yesterday;
- stuffing myself with lots of reasonably high sodium food at lunch yesterday as well as eating the salt & pepper cashew nuts;
- eating sugar in the form of buttercream icing, fruit cake, chocolate, dried fruit etc;
- 2 beers, one with lunch and one mid afternoon, with not enough water / herbal tea to prevent water retention
OK, now the excuses are done with, so I’ll come clean….
10 st 7.5 lbs!!!
No, I definitely did not eat 7000 calories over maintenance yesterday – so for once, as much as I cringed and winced on seeing this, I am actually not depressed by it – so there!!!