My favourite chicken burger

Hello!

Hope you’re having a good week so far? 

Mine has been ok. Work is same old same old, but I’m trying not to get worked up about it! Although eating a whole packet of yoghurt coated raisins instead of just the handful I was supposed to eat could be described as getting worked up… I didn’t even realise I was eating so many of them šŸ˜¦

Anyway, I made yummy chicken burgers for tonight’s dinner. Nothing fancy, but super tasty!

A nice soft white roll, a handful of spinach, a breaded chicken fillet, some grated mozzarella, tomatoes and a squeeze of BBQ sauce – perfect!! We had some chilli and lime rice with it, bit odd, but it was easy and tasty!


What’s your favourite weeknight food?

Annie 

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Cheat day & lazy Sunday

Hello!

Weighday was yesterday and I stayed the same weight as last week, which I don’t mind as I didn’t eat very healthily – again! I feel like crap when I eat bad, but I can’t seem to break the cycle of eating good, being hungry and then eating junk… it’s another new week so time to try again!!

My cheat day was yesterday, but I actually stayed within my regular calorie target. No idea how, but I was quite happy with that! It means I can enjoy a curry tonight and some Keema Naan!!

Today has been a chill day. Chores, chilling and multiple episodes of Orange Is The New Black along with plenty of company from my kitties whilst my other half is out at golf.


Have a great Sunday!

Until tomorrow!

Annie 

The end of the week!

Hey!

It’s Friday and I’m so happy about it. I’m actually writing this from my bed as I’ve been asleep on the sofa for the last hour and didn’t get round to writing anything!

This week has been a tough one. Work has been a mental drain. 

Tomorrow and Sunday are for boring food shopping, housework, chores and mindless binge watching of tv… I feel like every weekend is the same lately, but it’s what I feel like I need. 

I’d like to be a really interesting person with a totally exciting, fun adventure filled life, but I’m not… life hasn’t been like that for a while, although this year has probably been one of the most boring for a long time!! I’ve not been abroad this year either, for the first time since I was a child. It’s been a bit rubbish actually! Ah well, first world problems and all that!!

I’ve nothing good to say about food and no photos either, so here’s a completely irrelevant pic of my kitties; Leonard and Sheldon…


Happy Friday all!

Annie 

Tea & Shortbread

Hi!

I have a weakness for biscuits and cakes… if I could eat them all day, everyday and stay healthy, I would… 

Today’s weakness has been Tea and shortbread. There’s nothing like a good buttery shortbread that melts in the mouth and leaves you feeling all cosy on a cold winter day. Or so I thought… then I discovered Salted Caramel Shortbread and well, that is just the next level of enjoyment!

I’m not one for soggy biscuits, but dipping salted caramel shortbread in tea so that the caramel softens to a slightly gooey texture is amazing!

Salted caramel goodness

And yes, I think quite highly of myself – Queen… my fiancĆ© does have a “King” mug as well, they were a gift from his mum… one of my faves from last Christmas. I use mine all the time!! 

So do you dunk your biscuit or not??

Annie

Lunch at my desk

Hello!

I forgot to blog last night and Sunday night… I don’t know how I forgot, but I did! At least I’m back today!

There’s not been anything exciting going on in my life over the last couple of days, apart from picking up a couple of gorgeous dresses at a bargain price…

Food has been ok apart from I cooked way too much pasta last night. I should have stopped eating it when I felt full, but I was enjoying it so much that I kept going and ended up over my calorie target – oops!

Today I had an odd concoction of food. I had a fruit scone and butter for breakfast (it needed to be eaten or would have been wasted) and because I was in the office, I bought lunch out. It was a bit chilly today and I had a headache at lunch time so wanted warm, comfort food. I popped in to Wasabi and got a Chicken Katsu Bento… it was so good and so filling. For dinner I just had a piece of garlic bread and a little weight watchers dessert. I was right on my calorie target and have felt satisfied and full all day. Not the best food in terms of fat, but it’ll even itself out throughout the week.

Lunch at my desk – Chicken Katsu Curry from Wasabi

I’m still getting used to all the stairs in our new office. I went from the ground floor to the 3rd floor in one go… that doesn’t sound like much, but when you don’t usually do stairs, it’s a lot! Ha ha!

I even dusted off my Fitbit and decided to wear it again… I really need to get a nice strap for it as the one thing that puts me off wearing it is it’s so casual that it doesn’t look right with most things that I wear, especially in the office.

Right, I’m off to bed… been awake since 4:30am and barely keeping my eyes open now! Enjoy the rest of your day, wherever you are…

Annie 

Celebrating Chester BenningtonĀ 

Hello

The weekend finally arrived and I thought there was nothing better for it than to watch the tribute to Chester, put on by Linkin Park last night. 

I’m a huge LP fan. When their first single came out, I was at uni. I was 17 years old. I’ve loved them for years, I’m now 34. I’ve seen them live a couple of times and thought they were incredible. Chester’s energy was always amazing. 

When the news broke that Chester had died, it was the first time that I felt actual grief and sorrow towards someone I’d never met. I couldn’t get my head around it. I knew that he’d struggled with his demons on and off for years, but never in a million years thought he’d be someone who would end up taking his own life. I actually cried, so did my fiancĆ©. 

His lyrics and his passion fuelled many an emotional journey for me, and created an escape when things weren’t going quite right. Sometimes his aggression gave me the fuel I needed to stand up for myself and take things on that I’d usually shy away from. 

Pic courtesy of linkinpark.com

The tribute was lovely. So many well known guests who did their bit to ensure there was a great atmosphere and pay respects. The lynchpin of the whole gig was Mike, of course. I don’t know how he did what he did without breaking down in tears… from talking about Chester, to singing his parts in songs and keeping everything going. It was a celebration, it was a party, and that’s what it should have been. Mike’s smiles lit up the venue.

It saddens me to know that the world will never hear a new LP song with Chester’s voice in it, or that I’ll never hear an old song live with him singing it and screaming it in the way only he could. It’s nice that there are so many memories of him all around and I have a recording of one of the London shows I saw about 10 years ago… I’ll never forget that night!

As I write this, I have one of their last gigs with Chester, playing on YouTube. It’s times like this that I am really thankful for this social media era that we live in.

Annie x

Happy Friday!

It’s finally Friday. One more little hurdle to get over. An error at work made by someone else that I’ve been working on fixing, so I have to do a last check tomorrow morning and then my weekend can finally start!

I have no real plans for the weekend other than to unwind before another busy week. I’m going to enjoy whatever I do. Might be watching catch up TV or pottering around the house, who knows?

My fiancĆ© starts a new job soon and has his first day / handover tomorrow. It’s been a bit of a stressful week with news of potentially losing his job and then being offered a couple of jobs at the same time and having to decide which is the best one to go for. His new working hours are pretty stupid to be honest, I wouldn’t / couldn’t work them, so I hope he gets on ok and doesn’t find it too much. It’s also a longer drive to work, so adding more time to an already long day. 

Weigh day is tomorrow, not looking to have lost anything this week as I’ve been up and down. Food hasn’t been great, a real lack of fruit and veg. I want to be better next week as I can really feel the different when I eat bad. 

Today I enjoyed a couple of beers and I may even have some more tomorrow. 

Cheers to the weekend!

Annie