Friday, 28 May 2010

Veggie barbecue day!

After talking about my intention to build a new ‘training in the morning’ habit yesterday, I quite literally forgot all about it this morning – until after I’d had my whole breakfast and was far too stuffed to use the gym. I didn’t get a lot of sleep last night, but if I’d remembered I would’ve done my best to train anyway since it seems to energise my sleepy body when I do. Ah well…

Another bright and beautiful day here today – but cooler, thank god! I walked into town this morning with a gentle breeze and blue skies for company.  And an energetic, nervous squirrel (is there any other kind???)


Much more pleasant than it has been lately, I didn’t arrive home feeling sweaty and disgusting!

I had decided to have another attempt at barbecuing again today. I persuaded M not to use quite so much charcoal this time, and though there was plenty of heat being given off I managed to create a meal that may have had the odd ‘char-grilled’ spot, but avoided the blackened effect of last week. I feel vindicated – I am not used to burning anything I cook!

Food today:

Breakfast: All bran with blueberries and sprouted wheat bread with LC and jam


Lunch: Curried butternut and apple soup with bread & LC


Dinner: BBQ!!! I decided to keep on making the most of the weather with another BBQ – but this time I had no meat at all – and it was delicious as well as feeling altogether more healthy! I had a quorn beef and sweet onion-style burger (in a wholemeal English muffin), a Quorn Sizzling banger, an ear of corn, a skewer of halloumi & red onion (halloumi marinated in Nando’s extra hot peri peri sauce), a portobello mushroom (also marinated in Nando’s) and a variety of plain grilled veggies. It was huge, and I couldn’t eat it all! Which is fine – lovely leftovers! Though next time I’ll cut the bread down / out!


Snacks: Protein smoothie, bag of We Are Bear granola, popcorn and edamame


Weight today: 10 st 0.5lbs (140.5 lbs)

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  1. I am intrigued about the butternut apple/curry soup! Did you make it? I'll have to do a quick search!

    Happy Friday! I'll add you to my blogroll so I can find you again - thanks for having me on yours! :D

  2. Hi Chrissie. I'm very much enjoying the cooler weather too! And to think people actually PAY to go and spend a fortnight in the heat!

    Looks like a great healthy BBQ.

    Hope you had a better nights sleep last night.

    Bearfriend xx

  3. Your BBQ plate looks gorgeous! I'm going to have to try some halloumi, never had it before but it looks good!