Planning ahead definitely paid off today.


low-fat Greek yogurt, about 1/3 cup homemade granola, 1 banana

AM snack

cheesestick and an apple


wholemeal spaghetti with homemade bolognese sauce (with carrots, peppers, and zucchini)

PM snack

small handful homemade granola


chili-stuffed peppers, spicy rice, corn


raspberry/blueberry clafoutis (5-point Weight Watchers recipe)

I left work early because it was a lovely sunshiney afternoon and came home and convinced my husband to join me and the dog on a 40 minute walk, which was really nice.  Sunshine is so hard to come by in England in the winter, so it was a lovely treat to be out and about in semi-bright sunshine in January!

I’m on my third bottle of water for the day, so will finish with 2.25 liters.

I’m working from home tomorrow, so will be able to exercise a bit more than I did today.  I think I’ll take the dog for a walk and maybe spend some quality time with the treadmill.

I feel so much more in control of myself when I’ve planned ahead.  SO much more in control.

I’m sort of toying with the ideal of visiting a personal trainer in the not too-distant future.  I’m afraid, though.  I just think that being accountable to someone (and wanting value for my money!) might motivate me enough to exercise, and I mean *really* exercise — not just a bit of walking here and there.