Given the amount of snacking I’ve been done lately, I’ve managed to lose weight so that’s something. Still not enough! I need to go a bit harder over the next couple of weeks if I’m going to hit my targets.
Weight: -0.4kg, -2.4kg since the beginning of this “round” (last week). I haven’t really been strict enough! Having my period and hayfever knocks me out a bit. Not a great excuse but the only one I have!
Breakfast: Got up and had to go on conference calls, so skipped to lunch. I guess I’m eating later so it makes sense.
Lunch: Large green salad with red pepper, red onion, olives, chilli, eggs and a bit of apple.
Snack: Almonds, rice crackers, Grenade bar (chocolate fudge brownie).
Exercise: I actually did it! Intervals, arms. 12×3 of Let me ins, lateral raises, underarm let me ins, and towel curls (push down on the towel with your foot and pull up with arms. Felt fine.
Dinner: I had 3 courgette fritters that I’d made yesterday. And 2 pieces of B’s garlic bread… I shouldn’t have, but I love garlic bread! Ach well.
Snack: 3 jelly snakes. I just feel in a snack mood.
Had a complete disaster with the latest new arrival… The Eggmaster! Haha. I ordered it ages ago because it was cheap. It’s really quite an alarming thing to see in motion! T ate the outpourings but I just couldn’t! I’m sure I’ll figure it out in time…
Also, I decided completely randomly to make some banana bread. For a few reasons. Firstly my disastrous experience with the Egg Master. Secondly, the brown bananas sitting in the bowl. (B loves bananas but very sporadically so we usually have a few brown ones.)
Reader, I managed it! And I even ate some. I suppose the chocolate chunks helped?
4 ripe bananas
180g plain flour
2.5 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
160g soft light brown sugar
About 40g melted butter
100g dark chocolate
3 tsp cinnamon
Heat oven to 170°C.
Add all the other ingredients except chocolate and dates and stir.
Chop the dates and chocolate and fold in.
Pour into 2lb loaf tin and bake for approx 45mins-1hr.