No I don't look like this lady sumo wrestler but right now I feel like it. In the winter I do less exercise outside as the cold really gets into my airway and I cough. A lot. Until I'm sick. A nasty bout of whooping cough 5 years ago left me with an 'easily irritated airway' so I avoid doing any running/cycling/walking outside. I do go to the gym 3 times a week with OH but obviously that's not enough and the weight has been slowly creeping on. Usually by the summer I get motivated and get more active and it 'usually' shifts. But as I'm approaching a special birthday in March I thought I'd do something about it now.
So I'm doing WeightWatchers. I've done it before about 12 years ago so I know how it works although it's all changed with their SmartPoints and holistic approach now. I quite like it! And if you lose 10lbs in the first 8 weeks you get your money back. I like that a lot!! My first target is to lose 6kg which is 13lbs so I could be slimmer by my birthday and get my money back. Win, win :-)
After the gym last night OH needed to pop into Sainsbury's. I picked up a wee gammon joint and 4 packs of lean stewing steak.
There were loads of these all with the 6th Jan date on them!
So I popped the gammon joint into the slow cooker on Low and left it overnight for about 8 hours. I added nothing else to it, just the joint on its own. It has roasted beautifully and just fell apart when I took it out.
I portioned it into 5 x 100g lots and marked the SmartPoints on the bag and froze them ready for making some healthy meals. OH doesn't eat pork (or lamb, he's weird!) so they're all mine :-)
The beef is currently in the slow cooker with some carrots and onions. I'll divide that up into portions and freeze as well.
I'm back at work tomorrow :-( Just 2 days then the weekend so it should be ok. I'm going back with a positive attitude and will keep reminding myself to put my health first.