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Good Morning Dibbers!

So there are 199 days left until we go on our next dream Florida holiday and Im going to try and eat a little more healthier before that time. Obviously, Id like to maybe lose a couple of lbs but my main reason for doing it is I really do need to eat more healthy. When Im working, all bets are off as to what will actually make it in to my mouth on an evening as Im so tired that I cant be bothered.
So my aim is to: Eat more fruit and veg, eat more protein rich foods and eat less white bread/potatoes/white pasta etc.
I thought by documenting it on here I might be more inclined to stick to it. Not sure if its in the right forum though so apologies if Ive posted in the wrong place.
Also, Im veggie so the meals will be mainly vegetarian but DH is not so I will try post any healthier options I make for him too. If anyone would like to join in, feel free to post your pics!

So here goes
Day 1/199.
Brunch (Very lazy start to the day as we are still on holiday until Monday)



Two egg omelette with spinach and feta and blueberry, strawberry, red grape and melon fruit salad. Washed down with a nice cup of Yorkshire tea in my favourite Moomin cup.

Feel like Ive made a good start as I resisted the white bread toast! ☺️

And for anyone not eating healthy, here is DHs not so healthy brunch.



Bacon, egg, tomato and mushroom sandwich.

Ill post tea photos later. (Im from Yorkshire. Ill be referring to dinner as tea. 😂 )

Thanks for reading. Any supportive words of encouragement would be much appreciated.
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Great idea I will be following and encouraging. I am also veggie and DH is not. Also like you we dont need to lose weight but we could eat more fruit less white bread etc. good luck
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Great idea I will be following and encouraging. I am also veggie and DH is not. Also like you we dont need to lose weight but we could eat more fruit less white bread etc. good luck
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Teatime!
So DH and I went for a walk today and I spotted these lovely creatures!


Dont worry.. we didnt eat them. 😉

Anyway, the walk did allow me to build up my appetite for tea.
DH and I had been wanting a curry for ages now so as today is our last Friday before the holiday we decided to go with that for tea. Rather than eating from a take away I was very good and bought this:

Which ticks the box when it comes to increasing more vegetables.
I only had half of it as I couldnt eat a full one.
I paired it with 5 grains rice rather than white rice or pilau so am pleased about that.
I had one onion bhaji and one peshwari naan which is obviously not too healthy but I could have had two. So healthier than I would normally eat which is the whole point of my 199 day post! 😬 DH had the extra bhaji... his waist line probably wont thank me.


And I healthied up my drink of choice by adding a lime... Im sure that must count as extra fruit! 😂


So all in all a pretty good start I think. No chocolate or biscuits which is very good for me plus Ive walked over 10,000 steps today.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Lets see what tomorrow brings. 💪🏻
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Day 2/199
Today, still in holiday mode, I woke up late and headed straight to the gym so I had brunch when I got in though it was more like lunch time.
I made protein pancakes which are really simple to make.
1 egg
1 banana
1 cup of porridge oats
Cinnamon.
Blueberries.

They are really quite delicious. I was very good and didnt have any maple syrup. Just a tiny bit of low-fat spread.


You cant really see the blueberries but theyre in there.
Washed down with my favourite cup of tea. Which I do know is not great to do as tea makes it harder for the body to absorb any iron content that is in the food.

For tea, I made a Slimming World vegan cottage pie. I adapted the recipe slightly by using less white potato and using sweet potato instead. I also added a smidging of low fat spread to the mash and sprinkled some feta on top so no longer vegan. 😬
Heres the original recipe if anyone is interested.


And this is what it looked like.


And DH husband had a chicken burger with homemade wedges and salad. He added a tomato and advocado topping to his chicken with cheese.


Normally, I would have made a similar veggie meal for me but as Im trying to cut down on white potatoes and bread, I opted for my cottage pie instead.

Ive done quite a lot of exercise today as went for a walk with DH late afternoon so treated myself to a glass of red with tea. As an aside, I only usually drink alcohol at the weekend (drink with tea) and not every day so next week, my alcohol intake will reduce.

I also got weighed at the gym. 🙈 I need to lose a few more lbs than I thought. Current weight 66.5kg. Which is 10 stone and 4lb/6lb? The gym guy said 6lb. The internet says 4. My BMI is heading towards 24 which is still in the normal range but towards the top end. So I guess Im heavier than I thought so good job Ive made an effort I guess.
Snacks today are an apple and a pack of lentil curls.
Tomorrow is the last day of the hols and its Sunday so roast day. Probably will not be as healthy as today! 😂
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Day 3/199...
Wow! Today seems like this was not a great idea. Maybe I should have started it at 30 days to go.
197 days is such a long way away!
For breakfast I had the omelette again and for lunch some wheat crackers with hallumi.
Sunday lunch today so I healthier up by making sure I had a meat alternative. (Sometimes I dont bother and just have the veg.)
So I had nut cutlets, roast potatoes (skin on for extra fibre), boiled carrots and broccoli, cauliflower and leek bake with two homemade Yorkshire puddings. I could have made it healthier by just having the cauliflower/leek/broccoli steamed etc. but wheres the fun in that?😬
Tomorrow, its back to work.🙈
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Breakfast - Muesli (probably the same most days now Im back at work.)
Lunch- salad with probiotic yoghurt for dessert.
Dinner- vegetable stir fry with noodles and I added egg for the meat substitute. DH is having the same but with chicken. He wont be happy as he hates stir fry.😬

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