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Weigh In and weekly plan ~ WEEK 8 & 9


I have been very slack this last 2 weeks so I’m playing catch up … the last 2 weeks have been similar from a  healthy eating point of view as well….and it’s all down to lack of organisation and keeping track of things….there are gaps .

My organisational drop out is due to change of shifts which is not usual as for the last few years I’ve been on night duties this week I was put onto a few days  – I am going to have to do this every now and again and so I’m going to have to get myself organised..because this time I have failed abysmally….

So I’ve got to take the decision to deal with it not see it as a failure (which bottom line …it is) but as a learning tool to deal with future situations. I will have notice that I’m on days but unlike this time I will be prepared. I didn’t stick to my eating as little carbs as possible and I did have some alcohol (I discovered Amaretto sours at the end of a buy shift on an acute mental health unit it was lovely!)…so for the record (with some gaps ….although not as many as I thought actually.

Keto 8

Keto 9

When I weighed myself on Wednesday (which I was dreading) – I’d put on 800g which in the scheme of things I don’t reckon was too bad. I am trying to find the positive in all of this.

Anyhoo onwards and upwards wlEmoticon-smile.png



Pesto Chicken Casserole with Feta Cheese and Olives…..


Serves 4


  • 1½ lbs chicken thighs or chicken breasts
  • 3½ oz. red pesto or green pesto
  • 123 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 tablespoons pitted olives
  • ½ lb feta cheese, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • butter, for frying


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
  2. Cut the chicken thighs or filets into pieces. Season with salt and pepper and fry in butter until golden brown.
  3. Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl.
  4. Place the fried chicken pieces in a baking dish together with olives, feta cheese and garlic. Add the pesto.
  5. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dish turns bubbly and light brown around the edges.

1008 Calories per serving, 3g Carbs

WEEK 7 Weigh in & planner….


So I weighed myself again this morning…well it is Wednesday…

Another 400g (1lb) lost – again this week my eating has been all over the place in between sleeping a lot (we are all still down with whatever it is has invaded us viral wise so again I’m grateful there’s a loss.

So so far 5.2kgs (12lbs lost) wlEmoticon-smile.png

This week I’ve tried to add a bit more information to my planner – thanks to the wonders of pepperplate and the my fitness app I’ve been able to do a mash of the things I’m eating so the numbers in () are calories followed by the carbs.

I’m still trying to keep carbs low but some days I’ve really not bothered. These would be the days like the Galaxy chocolate day ..ahem…hey my eldest son had been to the Brit shop and bought me a bar so I wasn’t going to leave it for someone else to snaffle!!)  and the Chinese Takeaway day when none of us could think what to eat let alone drag ourselves to cook anything. Anyway it will give an idea of not only what I’m eating but what amounts I’m eating and along the way I’ll pop the recipes up. Because there’s no point in putting homemade anything if you don’t know what went into it – the values could be completely off.

Keto 7

So good luck out in weight loss land wherever and whoever you are…just keep remembering if today wasn’t a good one it doesn’t define the rest of your life…it’s how you deal with those not so good days that does that….and if anyone has got any thoughts or ideas out there or great low carb recipes let me know….

Ta ta for now xxx

WEEK 6: Weigh in & Meal Planner…


So weight loss this week was another 400g (1lb) so 4.8kgs (11lbs) off in total.

I know this week I’ve not eaten enough (because the MyFitnessPal app is telling me so!). Our whole household has been struck with some sort of lurgy and we’re all feeling like cr@p! So I’m happy I’ve lost anything to be honest because I’ve been all over the place eating wise.

I’ve had a few meals that were snacky rather than a meal but to be honest I just haven’t felt like eating.

Keto 6 I have to say the Fathead Sausage Rolls are delicious and low carb …hubby and son tried them too and were impressed so I’ll be doing them again….and they were very filling.

I know my stomach has probably shrunk a little but I have to say I feel like I’m feeling full much quicker than I would have done a few weeks ago even.

I know the weight loss seems like it’s going slowly (especially given I have a fair bit to lose) but I’m not going to stress about it because it is going and I’m eating enough for me…and  a little slower means it gives my skin time to shrink back too. I don’t think I’m particularly vain but in truth I don’t want to look saggy!!


WEIGH IN WEEK 5 and planner….


So this week I’ve carried on with the app (still loving that as it does help keep track and it hasn’t lost it’s appeal).

Weight loss again this week… 400g which equates to 1lb ..I’ll take that wlEmoticon-smile.png So the total so far is 4.4kgs or 10lbs.

This seems like a sensible weight loss and I’m eating more than I usually do so go figure ?!

My menu has been a bit unvaried but that’s OK because it’s served a purpose …I’ve been pretty uninspired with food this week but what I’ve had I’ve enjoyed.

I have had snacks through the day as well and I’ve discovered that I really enjoy peanut butter on celery.

Keto 5

The oopsie bread recipe is available all over the internet and it’s pretty much the same wherever you look for it.


  • 2 eggs
  • 2¾ oz. cream cheese
  • 23 pinch salt
  • 13 tablespoon ground psyllium husk powder
  • 13 teaspoon baking powder
  1. Separate the eggs, with the egg whites in one bowl and the egg yolks in another.
  2. Whip egg whites together with salt until very stiff. You should be able to turn the bowl over without the egg whites moving.
  3. Mix the egg yolks and the cream cheese well. If you want, add the psyllium seed husk and baking powder (this makes the Oopsie more bread-like).
  4. Gently fold the egg whites into the egg yolk mix – try to keep the air in the egg whites.
  5. Put 6 large or 8 smaller oopsies on a paper-lined baking tray.
  6. Bake in the middle of the oven at 300° F (150° C) for about 25 minutes – until they turn golden.

I did add the psyllium husk and I think without it would have been more eggy and less bread like.

They were nice …very filling…not sure I would eat 2 next time they made a really filling lunch!Oopsie bread

WEEK 4 ….Weigh in & Meals…


Another good week …in fact a great week and for a few reasons.

  • Hopped on the scales today and I’d lost 1.7kgs (4lbs) so that means in 4 weeks I’ve lost 4kgs (9lbs).
  • Have been eating – this is a very good thing….I mean rather than juicing. Now don’t get me wrong I liked some of the juices and I would like to incorporate them into my healthy eating somewhere to give me a boost (get those 5 a day nutrients) but I did miss eating when I juiced exclusively.
  • We went out for a meal on Saturday and so I decided I wasn’t going to think about carbs on Saturday at all. So in addition to our meal out I had a bacon sarnie (sandwich to those that don’t know) in a roll and a hot cross bun …. I hadn’t missed bread type things but Oh I enjoyed them!
  • I still get to have a life which incorporates something that is huge in our family and I lost weight (did I mention I lost weight already? wlEmoticon-berightback.png)

So it’s been a good week and I will take that because I know there will be bad ones and I will come back here and read about the good ones to keep me motivated.

I’ve been a bit disorganised with meals this week …I don’t know why but I haven’t been pre-prepared although I’ve had back ups in the freezer so that has helped a lot. My meal planner below is this weeks mish mash

keto 4

That being said I have  used the fitness tracker religiously and logged my meals and snack in there. I actually struggle to eat all the calories I’m meant to have.

Anyhoo got to go and make tea …I’m thinking the prawns and fried cabbage concoction again …because that was really nice !

WEEK 3 Weigh In & Meals….


So another week has passed and this week and it’s been a good one (happy dance!!).

It could be from that first sentence  you get the idea I lost 🙂 I think I got the whole you need to watch the calories as well you can’t just trough the “OK” because you’re doing keto you still need to watch what you put in (not difficult really is it energy in /energy out = weigh gain or weight loss … why is it so hard for many, including me?

Anyhoo weight loss today of 2.1kgs (4.6lbs)

When I say bacon and salad I have 4 slices of streaky for a meal. I also discovered (too late this week) that pomegranate seeds are VERY high in carbs. I will have to be really careful what I put in salads because they are not all created equally…pity because I love adding things like apple and pomegranate seeds but that’s for later for now it’s abourishedding that weight.


Not the most imaginative menu this week but hey it’s a menu and it’s done what it had to do so no complaints.


Good Luck to everyone out in cyberland with your weight journey whatever it may be. I have to say I’m happy with this because I’m eating (not juicing) and I’m enjoying it. It comes back to that whole thing about planning and being organised. Nothing is more true.

Failing to plan is planning to fail

Sunday 17th August 2014



BREAKFAST: Total Carbs = 0.0g

I didn’t wake up until 12 noon so didn’t have breakfast!!

LUNCH:Total Carbs = 5.86g

Didn’t have breakfast so had Ham and salad for lunch

DINNER: Total Carbs =  3.4g

Blue cheese, bacon, mushrooms and leek with Zucchini pasta.


 Orange x2 (24.4g)



Because I woke up so late I struggled to drink enough water but in the end I managed 7 glasses but at the moment I think my body needs the sleep so I’m going to have to put up with that.

Saturday 16th August 2014


BREAKFAST: Total Carbs = 0.0g

I didn’t wake up until 12 noon so didn’t have breakfast!!

LUNCH:Total Carbs = 5.86g

Didn’t have breakfast so had Ham and salad for lunch

DINNER: Total Carbs =  5.03g

Chicken and ham with leek and Zucchini “pasta” and a small avocado to make it creamy.


 Orange x2 (24.4g)



Because I woke up so late I struggled to drink enough water but in the end I managed 7 glasses but at the moment I think my body needs the sleep so I’m going to have to put up with that.