Starting again

Ten days ago I wrote about how I wanted to tackle my weight gain and started with a plan called ‘Two Day Shred‘… it sounded like a great plan, except it was way too much planning and organisation.  And then I slipped back into eating non-healthy things almost immediately.  So, here I am ready to start again and this time I’m serious!

More in my running update on Sunday, but I’ve chosen to cancel Sunday’s race, so my next running commitment is on 13th October.  My goal is to lose 7lbs by this date.  My plan on how I’m going to do this is definitely more fuzzy than the goal, but with a focus on whole foods, rather than processed/packaged, and a reduction in sugar I think I’ve got a good chance.

This morning my delivery of organic fruit and vegetables arrived from Riverford and I spent about an hour planning a few things to cook with the contents.  One item that was included in the veg box was cime di rapa, not a veg I’d ever heard of before, however after reading a few recipes online it seemed the best way to cook it was to plunge it into boiling salted water for a minute or two and then fry in olive oil with garlic.  So, this is what I did.

But then I had another problem, what was I going to serve it with?  We had some left over roast potatoes from yesterday, but I was struggling to plan a meal using both of these.  But then I saw the pastry (yes, shop bought/processed/packaged, I know) and decided to make some vegetable tarts, and before I could change my mind that is what I did.  I made four with pesto and two with onion chutney (hubby’s not a big pesto fan) and filled them with the cime di rapa, sweet potato and olives.  The result was delicious; vegetable tarts, roast potatoes and salad.

Day 1 has been relatively successful if a bit weird as breakfast was tofu stir fried with cabbage and sweetcorn! More leftovers from a previous day.  I’ve also been to the gym and done my core strength work and 10k on the bike, think I deserved a decent evening meal.

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Hi, I'm Karen, creator of which is home to my poetry, art and general ramblings. I am the author two collections of poetry, 'Kaleidoscopic Beauty' & 'I am the Stars in the Sky', and the children's book 'All That Glitters' (not yet published). I also enjoy running.

2 thoughts on “Starting again

  1. Have you tried a low carb diet? I have started by cutting out bread and potatoes. Now I am looking at other carbs I can cut from my diet such as pasta… that’s a little more difficult. However, I’ve lost 1 kg in the last week so it works for me!

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    1. I don’t eat a lot of bread anyway as it doesn’t always agree with me! Low carb does work but my main carb problem is sugar, rather than starchy carbs. I just need to be more disciplined.
      Well done on your weight loss, that’s impressive. Don’t worry if you plateau for a week, it’ll start coming off again soon enough.


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