Sunday 24 January 2010

Yeah, so I've been bad

And I've been eating and drinking for England since Friday evening. I could have reined it in today; and more of today has been quite good, but I just really did not want to cook, so we're having takeaway for dinner. Almost a week of no exercise, due to my iffy leg, and for some reason that's resulted in eating and drinking too much. It's been at least 7 cheats of my 7 allowed for this week, if not a couple more. Not the best three days ever, but sometimes it just happens and I'm not going to beat myself up about it.

Yesterday's "family Christmas Dinner" (this is the first time we've got together to do Christmas present exchange etc.) was really good. I bought a buffalo roasting joint from Alternative Meats and pot roasted it for 6 hours.

And served it with boiled potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, parsnips and sugar snap peas. It was deeeelicious!

There was so much liquid from the meat juices and the marinade it was roasted in (vegetable stock, port, balsamic vinegar, salt, pepper and a teaspoon of honey on top) that it just needed a little thickening to make into a gravy which was -heavenly-. At 1kcal per g and fantastically tasty, I vote for more buffalo! (and there's most of the potatoes still left, so I'll probably mash them up with some sweet potato tomorrow)

Tomorrow, I'll be getting a deep tissue massage on that strained thigh muscle and then we'll see how it goes with a bit of cardio on Tuesday. I'll have a go on the cross trainer and if it starts off well, I'll do an intervals session.


  1. OMG I just salivated all over my keyboard!!

    I got to get me some of that! You've put yesterday's leg of lamb to shame!!

    nom nom nom!!

  2. It was expensive but sooooo worth it! I wouldn't say no to a leg of lamb though; I love roast lamb.