Day 29. Be so good they can’t ignore you.

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Good morning lovelies! 🌸✨ How are you today? Are you motivated for a brand new week ahead?! The sun is shining and the skies are blue here this morning which has instantly put me in a good mood! When we were in Windsor yesterday, a lady stopped me to say “you’re hair is fabulous, I’d die for hair like yours” 🥰💕 & it really made my day so I passed the act of kindness on, and told the girl who served me in Superdrug how stunning her make up looked, because it really did! What acts of kindness have you done lately? Sometimes the smallest little comment can really make someone feel good about themselves.

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Monday’s food diary:

Breakfast – Porridge! Made with coconut milk, topped with granola, frozen raspberries and chia seeds! – 200 Calories 💓1 Litre of sugar free strawberry water 💦🍓

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Lunch – 204 Calories ☕️⭐️1 Litre of water

Mid afternoon snack: 68 Calories 🍿

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Dinner – Chicken fajitas, lettuce wraps and couscous! All this for 245 Calories wahhhh😍1 Litre of water

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Total calorie intake: 717 Calories 🌸

Going to have some salted caramel chocolate covered rice cakes and a cup of tea in bed tonight whilst watching 24 hours in police custody! They’re 80 calories each and I’ll probably have two because, why not?!

Loads of love,

Sinéad x

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Day 22. Happiness blooms from within 🌸

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Good morning lovelies! It’s Monday again, I hope you all had an amazing weekend and are ready for a brand new week ahead! My coffee is extra strong this morning and I’ve got my positive pants on, ready to smash this final week on plan before our first monthly weigh in next Monday! Eeeeek, it’s come around SO fast! I thought I’d really miss not weighing in weekly and this first month would drag on forever but it really hasn’t! I’d recommend monthly weigh ins to anyone, and wish I’d done them sooner! I’ve been able to gain results within myself from how much better I’ve been feeling opposed to living by what the scales say! ☀️

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Monday’s daily Intake:

Breakfast – 219 Calories 💕

1 litre of water 💦

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Lunch – 204 Calories In case you haven’t figured it out by now, cortado’s are my favourite ☕️✨

1 Litre of water

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Dinner – I made dinner tonight and it was seriously good! We decided to try out red lentil pasta for a change, it’s quite pricey compared to regular pasta but it’s ALOT lower in calories and tasted amazing! I added some reduced fat pesto and some peas, and cooked some seasoned chicken breasts too! Seriously best combo! This may become a regular dinner in the Chalke household 😍 – 353 Calories

1 litre of water 💦

No pudding tonight, might have some rice cakes with a cup of tea later whilst watching 24 hours in police custody! 🙈

Total daily calorie intake: 776 Calories

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Lots of love,

Sinéad x

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Day 16. The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it 🌻🍂💫

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A few of you have told me that since documenting my new healthy eating lifestyle on the blog, you’ve started your own healthy eating journey too & I love that! Whether you’re following a particular diet plan or making up your own along the way, I think any positive change you make has got to be a good thing. My goal and main source of motivation is our holiday to Turkey in 3 months time. I’d love to lose 3 stone by then, but anything close to that, I’ll be happy with. I definitely think it helps to have something to work towards but for health reasons alone, thats more than enough motivation I need.

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Daily calorie intake:

Breakfast – 250 Calories 💛

(Look at me switching up the mugs! 🤣)

1 litre of water

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Lunch – pot of tea in costa, slimfast cafè latte shake at 204 calories and a little snack pack of popcorn at 42 calories

1 litre of water

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Dinner – I cooked dinner this evening. We had seasoned chicken breast, green beans cooked in the oven and tossed in garlic and cracked black pepper, sweet potato fries, sweetcorn and obviously I had some olives too! – 370 Calories

Pudding – Trying out a new yoghurt tonight, layered fromage frais from weight watchers which is 44 calories.

1 litre of water 💦

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Daily Intake – 910 Calories 🌸

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Today is the anniversary of my nans death, she died 19 years ago but it still feels like yesterday in my mind. I can’t believe I have lived more of my life without her than I did with her and there isn’t a day that goes by that she’s not still with me in some way. Wherever you are today Nonna, I hope you’re still singing in Italian, with the biggest smile on your face. I love you 💗

Lots of love,

Sinéad x

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Day 14. There are so many beautiful reasons to be happy. 🌸

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Hellooooo sweets! 🌸 It’s Sunday and the sun is shining so I’m happy! What are you upto today? We’re heading out this morning for coffee and then to my mamas house for Sunday lunch with the family 💛 you can’t beat a roast dinner on a Sunday in my opinion! 😍

So as usual, here’s what I ate today:

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Breakfast – I feel like I’m super boring with breakfast but I’m the type of person who sticks with what I like so obviously, it’s porridge again, made with coconut milk & frozen berries – 200 Calories

1 litre of water 💦

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Lunch – Sunday costa date while we were meal planning for the week 🌸 so of course it was my usual cortado with my café latte slimfast shake at – 204 Calories

1 litre of water 💦

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Dinner – Sunday dinner! Roast chicken 😍 – 354 Calories

These two are best friends 💘

Pudding – Jelly and yoghurt – 60 Calories

Daily calorie intake – 818 Calories ✨

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Lots of love,

Sinéad x

• Weekly meal plan •

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It’s Sunday, so that means we’re doing our weekly meal plan! We’ve made our own Sunday tradition to write our shopping list and do our weekly meal plan on a Sunday morning in costa ☕️🌸 planning and preparation is key when trying to be healthy. I’m sure we would find it a lot harder if we weren’t organised about what we’re having for dinner.

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Monday – Slimming world curry & salad. – 300 calories (we aren’t doing slimming world but fancied trying out their ready made curry so I’ll review that here on the blog for you!)

Tuesday – Seasoned chicken breast, sweet potato fries and green beans tossed in garlic. – 315 Calories.

WednesdayMushroom stroganoff with brown rice – 329 Calories

Thursday – Roast chicken, couscous, minted new potatoes and salad. – 326 Calories

Friday – Homemade chilli, jacket potato and salad – 410 Calories

Saturday – Our weekly homemade chicken kebabs with salad – 389 Calories

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What does your weekly meal plan look like?

Lots of love,

Sinéad x

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Day 11. Starve your distractions, feed your focus. 💫💛

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Pinterest is my absolute go to at the moment, if anyone is struggling or needs a little midweek boost, Pinterest is your place to be. My camera roll is literally full of motivational quotes and photos and I find them so helpful! Change your wallpaper on your phone, stick a picture on your fridge, hang an outfit in a smaller size up on your wardrobe, put sticky labels on your cupboards, watch motivational YouTube videos, or a personal recommendation of mine.. watch my 600lb life, it is without a doubt the most motivating thing I’ve ever seen! Do what works best for you, and remember cravings are temporary and temptation is nothing that your mind can’t control. Keep your end goal at the front of your mind but enjoy the journey because this isn’t a quick fix or a race, it’s a lifestyle change so you need to adapt it to work for you. If you need sweetener in your porridge, do it, if you have to have milk in your drinks, do it, if you are struggling with your daily water intake, try flavoured sugar free water instead, if the sun is shining, walk somewhere instead of using a car, if you don’t like exercise, run up and down your stairs a few times morning and night. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Anything is possible if you’ve got enough nerve.

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Breakfast – Skinny cappuccino & coconut milk porridge with frozen berries.. (using coconut as an alternative to regular milk is much lower in calories and sweeter too!) – 250 calories

1 litre of water 💦

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Lunch – We had a play date with gorgeous Rory today & my uncles wife who is Thai made us lunch which was super lovely and really healthy too! Homemade wonton soup 😍 no idea about the calories tbh but I’m going to say 200 maximum (Tazmyn thinks a lot less!)

2 litres of water 💦

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Dinner – proper comfort food tonight as it’s raining. This is definitely one of my fave kinda dinners, Linda McCartney chorizo & red pepper sausages, homemade swede mash, cabbage and peas – 269 Calories 💕 suuuuuch a low cal meal.

Pudding – Muller light Greek style coconut flavour – 76 Calories

1 litre of water 💦

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Daily Calorie Intake – 795 Calories 💕

Lots of loveeeeee

Sinéad xx

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How to make my sweet potato cottage pie at 417 calories per serving.

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417 calories per portion including the vegetables used to serve.

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Cottage pie really isn’t something I’ve ever particularly been a fan of, nor is it something I’ve eaten a lot of in my life. Tazmyn and I are both not the biggest fans of mince unless it’s in a chilli or lasagne, so cottage pie hasn’t been something we’ve cooked before until now that is. I saw this sweet potato version in a magazine recently and really wanted to try it! I absolutely love sweet potato and it’s a healthier carb option for pretty much any meal!

Ingredients you’ll need:

🌸 500g lean beef mince

🌸 1 large onion finely chopped

🌸 I pack of sliced mushrooms

🌸 4 cloves of garlic finely chopped

🌸 1 handful of frozen peas

🌸 3 tablespoons of tomato purée

🌸 2 beef stock cubes

🌸 1 dash of Worcestershire sauce

🌸 1 bag of sweet potatoes

🌸 sugar snap peas to serve (any vegetable you like!)

🌸 sweetcorn to serve (optional)

Method:

1. Peel your sweet potatoes, and dice them up. Boil until soft.

2. Fry your mince in fry light until brown, drain away the fat (there will be hardly any!)

3. Add the onions, garlic and mushrooms until softened.

4. Pour in your beef stock, tomato purée, and Worcestershire sauce along with some salt and pepper to season, then add your frozen peas. Let this simmer on a medium heat until it becomes thicker in texture.

5. Mash your sweet potatoes with some low fat spread, and salt and pepper.

6. Spoon the mince mix into a oven proof dish (we used individual ramekins) and cover with your sweet potato mash.

7. Cook in the oven for 30-40 minutes.

8. Serve with your vegetables!

I hope you enjoyed this recipe, let me know if you give it a go or how you make yours! ✨

Love,

Sinéad x

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