So, Friday (the 5th) got off to an OK start, I decided not to go for the power walk and instead made homemade lentil soup to take to work for lunch! It was a *very* long day at work, I began by about 7:30 and left close to 6pm, without even stopping for lunch – I ate my lentil soup at my desk! By the time 6pm rolled around I was running late to meet friends for drinks. I have a group of friends I try to meet up with once a month for drinks. One thing I like about this group is that we are all very conscious of whose turn it is to buy drinks, this always makes it a more enjoyable experience. I have another friend (who lives in Devon so I don’t see her much) who will take take take, always wants to split the bill 50/50 if she has more expensive food (even when her meal/drinks come to £10 more) and yet will insist everyone pays for what they ordered if hers is 50 pence cheaper, not nice! I digress….anyways, these friends rightly remembered I’d done the rounds last time so I enjoyed 2 glasses of rose wine and didn’t spend. Now, I would never have expected people to treat me because I’m on a budget. I still had £3 left in my entertainment allowance (£10 a week) and would of happily had a lime & soda and water. I don’t need alcohol to enjoy myself and never expect to be treated, but it was a nice surprise! However, it’s been a while since I had two glasses of strong wine and I did feel it today!
The results for the 5th:
Daily Speed Walking session: 4/20 (no change here)
Vegan Day: 5/30
No Spending: 4/20
Water 8 glasses – however I drank them before I had alcohol and the results were I felt very dehydrated today!
Food today: Breakfast: fruit salad, lunch: lentil soup with a roll from the freezer and plums, dinner: pesto pasta with frozen broccoli (warmed up, obviously!)
Today- Saturday September 6th!
Woke up feeling groggy, surely not just due to two glasses of wine but also the weather and lack of water after wine. Decided I needed to fix this by stepping up with the exercising and water consumption! So I headed out the door and enjoyed a 2 hour walk at a park. I brought lots of water with me and had a brilliant time. I did some exercises in the park and felt much better by the time I arrived home, a hot shower helped!! I then walked to the store to do the supermarket shop! It was a very successful visit, I did lots of putting things back from the cart and looking for alternatives and got the shop to £13.29!
So here is what I bought:
- Orange & Mango juice £1.45
- Vegan roll £.35
- Organic Houmous £0.98 (small pot)
- Fine Oatcakes – (these are crackers not cakes!) £0.74
- Two vegetarian burgers £1.99
- Two carrots £0.14
- Mini tin of baked beans £0.33
- Radishes £0.59
- Two museli muffins (vegan) £1.30
- One tiny loose tomato £0.21
- One granny smith apple £0.21
- Small bunch of asparagus £1.49
- One lemon £0.35
- One pear £0.29
- Small bag of oranges (on sale) £1
- Small bag of rocket (on sale) £1
- 1/3rd a cucumber £0.32
- Beansprouts (sale) £0.55
I went without a few things I wanted including grapes, aubergine/eggplant and a pepper but there’s always next week! The shop could have come in under £13 but a very nice older gentleman found me my breakfast muffins and he accidentally put two in, I didn’t have the heart to tell him so that bumped it into the £13 range!!
After unpacking the groceries and enjoying my vegetarian burger on vegan roll I decided to go for another walk and did a 45 minute speed walk locally. I’m still drinking lots of water to recover from yesterday. I have quite the headache which I think is the weather, anyone else get headaches when it rains?? I know Dr’s say they atmospheric pressure doesn’t cause headaches but I swear they do for me!!
Daily Speed Walking session: 5/20
Vegan Day: 6/30
No Spending: 4/20 (no change)
Water 9 glasses so far!
Alternative Exercise Goal: 1/4
Meals today were fruit for breakfast, lunch was a veggie burger on roll with tomato and a pot of apple puree (left over from previous shop!), dinner a VERY YUMMY lentil, bulgar wheat, bean sprout and asparagus balsamic stir-fry! WOW it was good :0)
Vegan living is yummy, frugal and I really think I’m getting into a groove!
Hope everyone’s September goals are going well! Thank you for the awards, I’ll post about them tomorrow. I’m still about 2 months behind as Sharon and Sandie both gave me an award some time ago, hopefully tomorrow I’ll catch up!
p.s. Anyone else watch X Factor tonight? I’ve been left crying because of the story of the final contestant – 38 year old man whose wife died after giving birth to their daughter 11 months ago. He sang a beautiful song (Sometimes when we touch, by Dan Hill) I’m sitting here in tears, wow was it sad!