We are not even one week into our weight loss programme and already I’m concerned about the cost. Once upon a time, when salad was seasonal, it was cheap at this time of year. Well, it isn’t anymore. After reading Hardup Hester’s blog I went to Tesco and bought three packs of meat for £10, which I divided up into: three portions of pork steak, two portions of chicken and three portions of mince. We are used to filling up on things like homemade quiche, or homemade cake that I make for pennies. Until we get used to less calories, we stave off hunger with masses of fruit and veg and they are not cheap. If only Tesco would sell a ‘fruit and veg’ bundle for £10, like they do the meat.
We did OK with last night’s dinner and ate: roasted veggies/butternut squash/roasted carrots, roasted parsnip and roasted new potato (only one small one each) and roasted beetroot – we’ve bought some spray on oil, which seems to stop them from drying out and not burning. We had one chicken breast each and then a pile of steamed frozen green beans (which were really OK) Although we’re not spending money on Weight Watchers, I have all of their literature and advice and we’re following their points plan. I did this previously and lost three stone; kept the weight off for two years and then put it all back on again. I’m still managing to keep our food budget at under £2 a person a day. DB is missing sweet things and he loves the occasional biscuit or piece of cake so we mooched around Morrisons for something low fat yet nice. We came away with WW chocolate biscuits and some low fat yogurts. What concerns me is the list of chemical inside them. Heck knows what those will do to us.
Weigh day is Tuesday……….just picture this! DB wandering down the corridor in his pants!!! ready to be weighed! I’m his weight loss advisor and he is mine! Our target is to lose 10% of our body weight initially and then keep it off!