How on earth did it get to be October already? I feel like I must have blinked and missed about half of this year somewhere along the line? But it does indeed feel like October – the nights are drawing in, and I finally gave in and switched my central heating back on last week. It’s the geekdaughter’s birthday this month, and then before we know it we’ll be in the middle of Christmas preparations… But I’m not thinking about that right now…!
The geekdaddy and I are still sticking to the 5:2 diet, which I’ve written about a couple of times previously. Neither of us have lost any more weight since my last update, which is getting both of us down a little bit. If you’re interested you can hear us talk about this a little on the most recent episode of our podcast. We have to keep reminding each other that we’re doing this for the health benefits rather than the weight loss, but I’d be lying if I said we weren’t secretly hoping to lose more weight. Last week we discovered low calorie cup-a-soups worked really well for us – on a fast day we both take our calories in a single meal around the middle of the day, but we’ve been finding the evenings difficult. Last week we tried having just one cup-a-soup when the munchies attacked in the evening of each fast day, and this really helped us control the hunger and maintain self control. Hopefully that will make this an easier eating plan to maintain in the long term.
Here’s what my meal plan looks like for this week:
Monday: fast day, so no main meal to plan
Tuesday: Pie (from the freezer), mash and bens
Wednesday: second fast day
Thursday: Cottage pie from the freezer
Friday: Tuna and pasta in cheese sauce
Saturday: Chicken and butternut squash risotto (menus4mums)
Sunday: Sausage and tomato pasta (menus4mums)
I’ll be linking this post up with the other Meal Planning Monday posts over on the At Home with Mrs M blog – why not head over there and see what other people are eating this week?