I surprised everyone in the kitchen this week.
This revelation might seem trivial to you, but it's almost unheard of in my Kitchen Catastrophe world, and I'm super proud of how the meal turned out.
Every Tuesday Night is Girls Night, and this week was my turn to cook.
In keeping with my #healthspo journey goals, I scoured recipe books (and Pinterest, of course!) to find something suitably low in carbs.
At the same time, I knew we had some tomatoes and baby spinach in the fridge that was hanging on to the far edge of freshness (you know - that last day before mould sets in), so I had to come up with something to include those because I hate wasting food.
Here's what I made (and it was delicious):
Prawn, Spinach & Tomato BakeIngredients:
200g cherry / small vine tomatoes (you can use more, but might just have to increase seasoning)
olive oil, for drizzling
PnP pizza & pasta seasoning mix, to taste^
1 tbsp chermoula paste
1 squirt lemon juice
1 tbsp grated parmesan (…
Valentine's Week is here!
What do you have planned? Do you even celebrate it?
We've never been really big on it. We'll give each other a little something, I guess, but for the most part, it's just another day. (Perhaps we would've been bigger fans if we received Valentine's gifts in high school. I wouldn't know.)
Declaring your love whenever you feel it is a way better idea than hoarding it for one day a year, but I am a sucker for the silly celebrations, so to start our own tradition, we'll be doing something different for Valentine's Day.
We're getting tested for HIV!
I know that seems odd, but did you know that - even if you only have one sexual partner, you can contract the disease by accident? And if you do, but never get tested, you can infect the love of your life without even knowing about it, becoming part of the vicious cycle?
When you know your status (and check it regularly) it is less stressful & kind to others.
Weeks 11 - 15[1 January - 4 February 2018] The Numbers:
Day 14 = weighed in for Boot Camp registration and another 0.6kg down.
≈4.1kg ↓ so far
Day 15 = Boot Camp starts
Day 28 = completed my 2nd 7.5 km hike
Additional Notes/Comments: A great opportunity fell into my lap - a free 4 week fitness boot camp just became available via Facebook. I had some residual aches & pains that I first had to get checked out, but as soon as the GP gave me the all clear, I tackled my first ever body boot camp.My diet has gone to hell, so I've been too scared to weigh in as well. Trying to muster up my courage, because I'm expecting to have gained all of the weight I lost over Nov & Dec 2017...
*Disclaimer: I am not a health/medical professional. This lifestyle plan was developed to suit me personally (I suffer from PCOS & insulin resistance and I'm on medication for anxiety & high cholesterol). I am - and will continue to - consult my GP as I continu…
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