Boyfriend pressure…

Not peer pressure…it’s all about the boyfriend pressure!  Although I don’t feel out of control which is good.  I decided to eat what I did today.  Dan just made the initial decisions!…
What’s becoming my ‘regular’ breakfast of Blueberry Wheats, although this was the last of my box.

I was really hungry by the time we left for town and a quick shopping session at 11 and knew it would be gone 1pm by the time we were back for lunch.  All I had in that was quick to snack on was biscuits, so I snapped a bourbon biscuit in half and had what you see pictured here!

Dan made us a lunch of three skinny chipolatas and a fried egg on a plain bagel. I had a squirt of ketchup with mine and he had a slice of cheese.
This was dessert…a result of taking Dan with me to Tesco this afternoon!!!

We didn’t make it to ParkRun this morning – Dan was still sleeping till gone 8am and we would have needed to have left at 8.  Instead, this afternoon we went for an easy 3.44 mile run round town together.  I felt really good and like I could have completed the 15 miles I have planned for tomorrow, although decided as it was snowing really hard by this point and I had already planned out my run for tomorrow I should probably head back with Dan.
Distance: 3.44 miles
Time: 34m 53s
Calories: 453

I decided to cook meatballs and spaghetti for tea as it’s a nice quick meal.  I probably put a little too much spaghetti in the pan and I definitely put too much sauce in the pan!  It was a last minute decision to use the rest of the tin.  I was worried that just half of the tin would leave the dish flavourless.  (I made sure the presentation of Dan’s plate looked much nicer than the splodge of sauce on my plate did!)  I still have not trained him to eat his vegetables though!  The picture on the right is the chunks of tomato he has pulled out of the sauce.  So awkward!
Dan then poured us each a glass of wine for after dinner with the remaining donut each, left from the four pack he bought this afternoon…

Friday and feeling so tired…

Got up at 5am on Friday morning.  I really couldn’t sleep.  Spent my spare hour reading blogs online!  Discovering last week was what got me thinking about keeping a log of my food online in a blog as well as tracking my training.  I’m hoping that I can look back and see why training has gone well or not so well dependant upon my eating habits and days before a run/race.  I’ve now also gotten addicted to  I love the way both Monica and Meghann write and it’s great to feel that even if it’s all the way over in America, 1000s of miles away, there are a couple of other girls my age who love running and want to eat well and enjoy life!

Breakfast was my usual bowl of Blueberry wheats and semi-skimmed milk.  We have two sets of bowls, this regular-sized kind and a large deep bowl set which my parents got us for Christmas last year.  This week I’ve been making an effort to use the smaller bowls and eat less in the mornings, which was my problem time originally and when I would often overeat.

Graze box – The Firecracker – had this just before school as my belly was still grumbling!  This with a glass of water kept me satisfied till break!

Every Friday we have ‘Treats’.  There used to be lots of us at school that participated but now it is just the Psychology department, one business studies teacher and Me.  Each week one member of the Treats group brings in goodies for everybody at breaktime and we all sit down in the staff room and have a natter.  This week it was Bernadette’s turn.  I didn’t feel comfortable enough yet photographing what I ate and explaining to the Treats group about the blog, but I was still conscious about what I ate and just had one tiny half white roll with a piece of chicken tikka and cheese inside, two cherry tomatoes with houmous, 1/6th of a small pork pie and one small coconut bun with a small glass of blueberry juice.  On Fridays I don’t have anything for lunch as I’m usually full from Treats until the end of the day.  Today was no different.
I was very hungry by the time we got home from work though.  I think it’s the cold weather!  We didn’t get home until 6:45 so I made us a quick casserole and we were sat down eating by 7:20.  I peel and chop one potato and one carrot, put them into a saucepan with some butter and lightly fry them, make some vegetable stock up and slinging this in too with some peas.  I fry some sausages before chopping and adding and then add dumplings on the top.  Dan likes this, which is good, because it’s much healthier for him than what he would eat if I didn’t cook!  He likes the dumplings really cheesy, which isn’t ideal, but I like them that way too!

Rest day running wise for me on Friday, although I did spend an hour leading ponies at Riding Club after school tonight.  Running outside with the ponies is actually what probably made me so hungry for tea!
Hoping to get to ParkRun tomorrow with Dan.  He’s quite enthusiastic which is good.  :)