A little update from me

I have M.I.A from my blog recently. Life has been a tad chaotic, in every possible way, and I have just felt a bit jaded.

I've not really had any routine and everything has been a bit all over the place, and that is never good for me.

I haven't even been writing about Slimming World, even though I have wanted to. Primarily because I just didn't know what to say!

So, a little update on that first.

Last week, I was back to being royally pissed off again. You'll remember a few weeks ago I put on 1.5lbs, which took me out of my target range. I was annoyed, to say the least. The following week, it was rectified when I lost the 1.5lbs I had gained the previous week.

Then, last week, I went to be weighed - only to discover I'd put 1lb on. Taking me right to the cusp of my target range - meaning any gain at all would, once again, take me out.

I had no idea what was going wrong - I felt like I was doing ok and didn't necessarily feel like I'd had a bad week.

This week, I'd felt it was inevitable I would have a gain. We had a Friday night treat of pizza for tea, then had a takeaway on Sunday (and I drank a fair bit of wine) - so it didn't look good. However, to my absolute shock, I actually lost 2.5lbs.

Tom shared my shock. Here's his reply to my message telling him of my loss:

Gotta love the support from my darling husband, there!

So, while I have been thinking about writing you all a Slimming World-related update, I'm not too sure what to say. My body is playing serious games with me!

I was only saying to my mum's friend yesterday that I didn't feel like I had gained any weight. In fact, some of my clothes are actually a little on the big side now. Yet the scales didn't seem to be agreeing with my wardrobe.

I need to remember the last post I wrote, where I said we need to be kinder to ourselves. I need to be nicer to myself, that's for sure. I'm so incredibly hard on myself in every aspect of my life.

It's definitely something I need to work towards.

Anyway, glossing over the weird recent scale results, I'll share a beaut new recipe I tried this week.

It was a mango and chilli salsa, which we had with pork meatballs and boiled rice.

The ingredients are:
One pot of prepared/ready to eat mango
One red pepper
One red onion
Two tomatoes
A chicken stock pot
A tsp of sweetener
A tsp of salt
A tsp of basil
A tsp of chilli flakes
A big squeeze of tomato puree

Chop everything really small and mix it all together in a bowl
Leave it to simmer over a low heat for 15 to 25 minutes and then serve.

Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!

Here was the finished article:

Anyway, this is a new week.

I am now right in the middle of my target range, which gives me a little bit of freedom once again. I'll definitely need it given that this weekend we are at a beer festival and a house warming in the same day!

I've kicked it off as I mean to go on, though (food wise)

40g of the 5% sugar Cheerios (HEB) for breakfast topped with fat free quark, passionfruit and strawberries - b-e-a-utiful!

I'm still plodding on with the Couch to 5k. I have gone very quiet on that front, though. I am only just about to finish week three after having to take two weeks off running due to unbearable knee pain.

However, when I picked up where I left off I didn't find it a struggle, and actually found it to be far easier than before. So hopefully I can keep at it now and finish what I started! I will keep you all updated on my progress - whether you want to hear about it or not(!) - on my blog's Facebook page.

Incidentally, if you've not yet 'liked' my page, I would massively appreciate it if you could. Some days when I can't be bothered stringing long sentences together and writing an actual post, I do post some bits and bobs on there.

Like, for example, the below...

For anyone who is interested, Simon did actually give Tom's pic a cheeky 'like' on Instagram so he was absolutely buzzing his little bum off!

Anyway, if you would like to give my page a like, I would like that very much, like. You can find it here: www.facebook.com/wordsbynat

Moving on quite nicely from the above photo, there's a huge hole in my life now Love Island has finished. I think that's maybe why I feel like I'm lacking routine because my life was structured around that each day.

I am, of course, joking. Maybe. A little bit.

We've instead picked back up watching How to Get Away With Murder. It's on the complete opposite end of the spectrum to Love Island. We are very hooked, though. So it is filling the void nicely. The only problem is it is so intense that I can't watch it too close to bedtime or I can't sleep.

In other news, if you haven't yet seen Dunkirk then stop reading this right now and go and watch it. It. Is. Incredible.

We saw it last week and I already want to go and see it again. The whole thing is just incredible - the way it's shot, the acting, the storyline, the way it is told - just spectacular.

I think that's about it, I promise I will start planning some proper posts in the coming weeks and actually have something for you all that is mildly interesting to read!

Until then, you may also like: You're never a failure if you keep trying

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