On Sunday we got working on our decking – which was derailed on Saturday because our bike ride used up all the sunshine and it rained in the afternoon. Not much in the way of exercise happened, except for manhandling decking boards, and going up and down the stairs numerous times. I don’t know that the triceps and biceps got that much of a workout operating the saw. (Yes, that was my job.)
I was already a bit sniffly in the morning – a southerly seems to bring out hayfever in me. By the late afternoon I got worse. Sawdust I thought. Blah. My usual sinus and hayfever tabs didn’t work, and I had a crappy night’s sleep with a nose that ran like a tap. It’s not easy to sleep when you have to keep shoving tissues up your nose all night.
Yesterday was a write-off. Felt really crappy all day and I’ve derailed, big time, off the 12WBT track. No exercise, and eating stuff I shouldn’t be eating.
It doesn’t help that the menu this week makes me depressed – there are only about two recipes that appeal at all. Not even the sandwiches. What’s with the sudden obsession with sandwiches all week?
I put up the notion of minestrone soup for dinner on Sunday, and it wasn’t welcomed.
So I bought pork steak medallions (super lean) – which were done on the BBQ. I hope there’s nothing too much wrong with this meal (for myself):
But last night I made my own Spag Bol recipe. I always make it with the leanest beef mince I can get, and it’s a family favourite. My kids love it better than any they’ve ever had in any Italian restaurants. To sabotage it with frigging LENTILS would be akin to sacrilege.
I’d put dried chickpeas in to soak the other night – but they’re still there. The water’s gone frothy. Probably shouldn’t risk it.
But I’m getting quite hostile about all these blasted beans and lentils.
Well, that’s the food part – but I’ve also done no exercise for the past three days due to this being sneezy, sniffly, short of breath, headachy, and fending off a sore throat. Before that, my iffy back was making it hard anyway.
So week 2 has been derailed somewhat.
I hope I can get it all back on track. But after these last three days, I’m not exactly expecting any downwards shift on the scales tomorrow morning.