Daily Menu – Thursday

Thursday Meals 2

The end of this week can’t come quick enough!  Nothing has gone to plan and that includes my meal plan!  So far I have only had one tea that was planned – that was yesterdays – and I was supposed to have had that on Tuesday neutral.

I know the picture shows soup with the crackers – but I didn’t have any soup today as I had a plumber trying to fix a leak under my kitchen sink for 2 hours!  He still hasn’t done it – coming back in the morning rolleyes and although he has done a temporary fix that allows me to at least wash the dishes – I can’t use my washing machine sad.  I had the crackers while he had nipped out to get another set of pipes that he hoped would fix it – unfortunately they didn’t and I didn’t have enough time to heat the soup and eat that too before he came back and by the time he had “finished” it was too late to have anything else.

It’s been quite a stressful week but I’m proud to say that I have managed to stay on track 🙂

Breakfast – OSS Original (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Dinner – 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 30g Light Philadelphia with Garlic and Herb (1) = 5pp

Tea – Chicken Stir Fry (4), 60g Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli and Garlic Stir Fry Sauce (2), 150g Amoy Straight to Wok Medium Noodles (6), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3) = 15pp

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, at least 1.5 litres of water

24/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 20/49wp used)

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Daily Menu – Thursday

Thursday Meals 1

Breakfast – OSS Original (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Vegetable Soup (curried vegetable soup recipe without the curry powder!) (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – Smoked Sausage Pasta (11), 10g Grated Parmesan (1), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3) = 15pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes 

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, at least 1.5 litres of water

24/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 10/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Thursday

Thursday Meals 4

Breakfast – Special K Multi-grain Porridge (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – Lentil and Carrot Soup (2), 1 x Warburton Brown Thin (3), 45g Lightest Philadelphia (1) = 6pp

Tea – Prawn and Chorizo One Pot (12), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3) = 15pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, 1 x Frothy Milky Coffee (2), at least 1.5 litres of water = 2pp

26/26pp +1/49wp (Total 12/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Thursday

Thursday Meals 3

Breakfast – Special K Almond & Honey Multi-grain Porridge (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Curried Vegetable Soup (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 40g Light Philadelphia with Garlic and Herbs (2) = 6pp

Tea – Pasta Arrabiata (7), 120g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3) = 10pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes 

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, 1 x Milky Frothy Coffee (2), at least 2 litres of water = 2pp

22/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 16/49wp used)

Simple Start – Day 6

Thursday Meals 2

The stir fry tonight was lovely.  I usually have a Blue Dragon stir fry sauce but with doing Simple Start I couldn’t use that so I concocted something by just throwing in a little of each of some items that were in my cupboard.  It’s a shame that I probably won’t be able to replicate it again as it’s just one of those “a squeeze of this, a few shakes of that” lol things.

I decided to pp everything this week – just to see how different my Simple Start week is from my usual pp week and it’s round about the same, I’ve gone over pps on a couple of days but nothing major:

  • Saturday – 31
  • Sunday – 28
  • Monday – 24
  • Tuesday – 29
  • Wednesday – 27
  • Thursday – 22
  • Friday – 21

This would work out at using 11/49wps which is round about what I use when pointing so I’m happy with how the week has gone 🙂 Oh and the emergency buttons are still in my desk 😀

Breakfast – OSS Original, Skimmed Milk

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Minty Pea and Ham Soup, Crabsticks

Tea – Chicken Breast, Beansprouts, Mushrooms, Peppers, Spring Onions, Chilli, Ginger, Soy Sauce, Tomato Puree, Chinese Five Spice

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Treat – 150g Ready Made Low Fat Custard

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, 1 x Skinny Latte, at least 2 litres of water

Daily Menu – Thursday

Thursday Meals 1

First day back to work and back to a routine.  So glad to be back to it, I’ve stayed on track and have enjoyed it! 😀 I’m hoping that I’ll have a small loss on Saturday (it would have been bigger but for my little set back over the last 2 days redface).

I got a phone call on Friday from my GP regarding my blood test results and that I needed to see the nurse.  I went today after work and although my calcium levels are good (thanks to my daily OSS and Ambrosia Rice 🙂 ), my Vitamin D levels are low. Because of my history over the counter supplements won’t be enough.  The nurse went to check with the GP that I saw, but they weren’t sure on the guidelines for our area as the GP also does locum in other areas neutral.  So they’re going to check the guidelines for our area tomorrow and will ring me when they know how much to prescribe and when the repeat blood test is needed (could be 1 month time or 3 months).

There are only a few foods that I can find that are high in Vitamin D:

  • Oily fish such as salmon, sardines, pilchards, trout, kippers and eel contain reasonable amounts of vitamin D

  • Cod liver oil contains a lot of vitamin D (don’t take this if you are pregnant)
  • Eggs, meat and milk contain small amounts but this varies during the seasons
  • Margarine, some breakfast cereals, infant formula milk and some yoghurt

So I’ll have to up my oily fish as I won’t be able to take cod liver oil as it is classed as a supplement and I’ll be taking Vitamin D supplements and you can’t take other supplements containing Vitamin D at the same time.  I already eat eggs, meat and milk and I only have margarine at the weekends on my toast (just checked and the lighter than light that I have does contain Vitamin D, however it is the last ingredient listed so won’t contain a great deal.

I tend not to eat too much fish, especially oily because my son doesn’t like it and also it can be quite pointy. However I tend to have a different dinner on Saturdays than my son and with my weeklies intact it means that there is no reason why I can’t have oily fish then.  

Breakfast – 2 x WW Wholegrain Thick Sliced Bread, toasted (4), 20g Flora Lighter than Light (1) = 5pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – Spicy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup (0), 5 x Jacobs Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – Pasta Arrabiata (8), 120g Ambrosia Original Rice Pot (3) = 11pp

Snack – Red Grapes

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, at least 1.5 litres of water

21/25pp + 0/49wp (Total of 66/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Thursday

Thursday Meals 2

Breakfast – OSS (3), Skimmed Milk (2) = 5pp

Snack – Satsumas, 1 x Co-op Chocolate Crispy Bite (1) = 1pp

Dinner – Spicy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Snack – 1 x Tesco Shortbread (3) = 3pp

Dinner – Cheesy Fish Bake (9), 120g Ambrosia Original Rice Pot (3) = 12pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes 

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, at least 2 litres of water 

26/26pp + 0/49wp (Total 24/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Thursday

 

Thursday Meals 2Breakfast – OSS (3), Semi Skimmed Milk (2) = 5pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – Spicy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light Triangles with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – Cheesy Fish Bake (9), 120g Ambrosia Original Rice Pot (3) = 12pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, 1 x Tassimo Suchard Hot Chocolate (2), at least 2 litres of water = 2pp

24/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 8/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Thursday

Thursday Meals 1

After 7 weeks of losses/STS, it looks like I’ll be having a gain on Saturday.sad   I’ve tracked everything (as usual) but my body is being a pain.  Unfortunately I will also be looking at a gain for the rest of the year.  There are 3 WI’s before Christmas but it is that time of the year that is known as “the freezer has to be emptied before the Christmas shop as there is no room in it to put all the Christmas goodies”.  So I’ve planned the next 2 weeks of meals and there will be a few meals consisting of not so healthy food.  

Everything is within my pps but I know that my body doesn’t like too many meals consisting of the type of food that is in the freezer.  I do feel a bit of a hypocrite as I tell other people that we are not rubbish bins, that we are worth more than that but I can’t afford to just throw it away.  Soooo I will be carrying on tracking and eating within my pps but I am not expecting a loss until the New Year and that is fine by me as it also means that I will have an empty(ish) freezer and should be able to batch cook and freeze some healthy meals.

Breakfast – OSS Original (3), Skimmed Milk (2) = 5pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – Spicy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup (0), 5 x Jacobs Choice Grain Cracker (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – Smoked Sausage Pasta (9), 170g Chobani Fat Free Raspberry Yoghurt (3) = 12pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes 

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, at least 2 litres of water

22/26pp + 0/49wp (Total 11/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Thursday

Thursday Meals 3

Breakfast – OSS Original (3), Skimmed Milk (2) = 5pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – Spicy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – Chicken Stir Fry (4), 60g Blue Dragon Teriyaki Stir Fry Sauce (2), 150g Amoy Straight to Wok Medium Noodles (6), 170g Chobani Yoghurt with Raspberry (3) = 15pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, at least 2 litres of water 

25/26pp +0/49wp (Total of 14/49wp used)