Day 49. Take a moment to appreciate how far you’ve come.

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Hello everyone 🌸 I hope you’re all well. Apologies for not posting yesterday, it was kinda a write off. I slept most of the day, after throwing up all of Friday night. I think it’s safe to say red meat doesn’t like me, however much I love it. Sometimes I think I forget I don’t have a gallbladder anymore & my body can’t take as much as it once could. I hate being sick, I get super bad headaches & really emotional. Anyways, today’s a new day & the sun is shining ☀️ We’re off to meal plan in costa & I’m going to have a sunbed too! That’ll sort me right out.

I’m so very thankful for my amazing wife. I couldn’t love her more. We are the strongest we have ever been, the most content we have ever been and happier than we’ve ever been. I am the luckiest girl in the world.

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Sunday’s food diary:

Breakfast – Porridge, made with coconut milk, topped with granola, flax seeds & frozen raspberries 🌸 – 200 Calories 1 litre of water

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Lunch – Back to normality! Cortado, Shake, watermelon from M&S! 🌻💗 204 Calories.1 litre of water

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Dinner – It’s Sunday so it’s another M&S meal! We both picked out the same one tonight and it was seriously amazing!! 😍😍😍I find having it with a salad really bulks out the meal & feels like more! Can’t beat anything from M&S anyway can you?!

Pudding – watermelon & jelly – 3 Calories 🌸

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Total daily intake: 799 calories 🖤

Lots & lots of love,

Sinéad x

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Day 35. Happy mummy’s day 🌸

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To all mothers, grandmothers, aunties, sisters and cousins out there today, but most importantly my mother inlaw, my uncles wife and my lovely mum, happy mummy’s day! I hope you’ve been spoilt all day long and appreciated for all that you do for us! 💗

My poor mama works flat out every year for Mother’s Day, being a florist definitely takes a toll on her, ensuring all the other mums have beautiful flowers for this special day. She’s even working today! But I can’t wait to see her later.

What did you do today?

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Sunday’s food diary:

Breakfast – 200 Calories 🌸1 litre of water

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Lunch – 204 Calories 1 litre of water

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Dinner – We had a quick and easy dinner tonight from the Marks & Spencer healthy meals range. I went for this Cajun spiced chicken fettuccine at 392 calories and I bulked it out with some mixed leaf salad! Would absolutely get this meal again, it was amazing!1 litre of water

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Pudding – 3 calories for the jelly (not going to count calories for fruit to be honest) 🌸____________

Total daily calorie intake: 796 Calories

We have so much TV to catch up on tonight so of course I’ll have my usual nightly cup of tea with some salted caramel rice cakes!

Lots of love,

Sinéad x

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Day 28. Happy wife happy life.

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… is the name of my Essie nail polish today! 💅🏼👰🏻💞 The sun is shining and I’m looking forward to a day in Windsor with my darling wife. I used to really hate Sundays but they’re definitely what you make them, & if you do something nice, with somebody you love, you find there’s actually nothing to hate.

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What have I eaten today?!

Breakfast – 200 Calories 🌸1 Litre of water

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Lunch – We tried out the coconut flat white coffees today in Pret whilst having our lunch! Of course my usual shake of café latte at 204 calories! ☕️🥥🌸1 Litre of water 💦💁🏻‍♀️

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Dinner – Sunday dinner & the final of Baptiste! 🥰💓 we had chicken roast & minted new potatoes rather than roasties, just because they’re healthier and we actually love minted new potatoes! – 436 Calories (this includes the stuffing which I think is amaaaazing!) 💛

No pudding tonight, being good!

Total daily intake: 840 Calories 💕

Lots of love,

Sinéad x

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Day 21. It takes 21 days to make or break a habit.

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Happy Sunday 🌻☀️ The sun is shining and I’m feeling as fresh as a daisy this morning. Today we have Rory’s birthday party so expect lots of pictures throughout this post.. my uncles wife is also doing a Thai buffet, so I’ll take photos of the lovely dishes she makes too! We’re really lucky to have her make us different meals all of the time, as we’d never really tried Thai food before! I hope you’re all having a lovely weekend, and the sun is shining wherever you are today!

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So as always, my daily intake:

Breakfast – 169 Calories 🌸1 litre of strawberry water 💦🍓

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Lunch – Rory’s birthday party 🎈🎁💕

My uncles wife made us the most amazing Thai food! We had Pad Thai and Papaya salad with sticky jasmine rice and grilled chicken 😍

Really no clue on how many calories were in this food but no oil was used so I’m pretty sure it was all very low calorie and we only had a taste of everything.

2 litres of water 💦💗

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Dinner – We Just had a healthy ready meal from Marks & Spencer this evening as we were super tired once we were home from Rory’s birthday party! I chose this ham & mushroom tagliatelle at 375 Calories1 Litre of water

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Lots of love,

Sinéad x

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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The Ted Bundy Tapes, Abducted in Plain Sight, Sunday Lunch & Gemma Collins.

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Didn’t actually know what to name this blog post so thought I’d title it a bit of everything and just hope for the best.

So, we’ve finally managed to have a Netflix binge & caught up on The Ted Bundy Tapes, I’ll be honest, I didn’t really know who Ted Bundy was prior to watching the Netflix show, I found the 4 episode documentary quite hard to get into, it was slow and I got bored but I stuck with it. It’s a fascinating case that’s for sure, and is chilling in parts too. Ted Bundy was a monster and extremely calculated. How he managed to escape prison twice blew my mind, and went on to kill more girls during his escape just doesn’t bare thinking about. I don’t believe in the death penalty, never have and I don’t think I ever will so obviously hearing about how he was executed wasn’t pleasant, but he took so many peoples lives and he was so incredibly dangerous. If you haven’t managed to see the Netflix four part series, you should.

We watched Abducted in Plain Sight too Which again is on Netflix, another mind blowing case. At first I literally thought the people you see talking in the documentary were actors, as I couldn’t actually believe what I was hearing could ever be true. It basically shows a families torment when one of their daughters gets abducted by their family friend/neighbour. But it’s sooooo much deeper than just that, I mean it’s sick really. I’m not too sure if I like the way the documentary was done, the actual family members resembled actors and seem really fake when speaking, the recreated scenes of what actually happened, annoyed me as well but the case in itself, is bizarre. I came away from watching the 1 hour 30 minute documentary still so bloody confused, I felt like the parents were not right in the head and they were somewhat to blame. It’s a hard one to explain unless you’ve seen it, so I’d recommend it to those who haven’t seen it. Prepare for some fucked up true crime shit.

We took my mum out for Sunday lunch today which was really nice. You can’t beat a good roast dinner on a Sunday can you? How pretty does my creme brûlée look? It tasted amazing.

We’re currently snuggled up watching Dancing on Ice (our usual Sunday night routine!) – I’m really annoyed that Gemma Collins keeps getting a load of stick! She’s a QUEEN and she gets up and shows up every week without fail, that in itself should be commended. I can’t imagine getting so much abuse from the public and how it must eat away at your self esteem and confidence every single day. She’s an icon! And as for James Jordan getting 9.5 by the judges? Umm, he’s a professional dancer babes, how is that fair?! I want Wes to win personally, I think he’s amazing! 💗 who’s your faves?

I’m about to do a face mask and drink some ribena. I hope everyone’s had a wonderful weekend and is fuelled ready for a full week ahead!

Sending love,

Sinéad Anna Chalke x

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