Well all is going well in the world of healthy living. Our additional foster dog means additional walks and for anyone who has the time and understanding – dogs are the bomb when it comes to staying trim. I’m of the opinion that people stay married through the rough times due to kids and/ or joint real estate and people keep up walking routines on rainy days for the dogs sake. Why else really???
On a less positive note I’m getting MASSIVE acne breakouts so trying to use different home remedies to zap the zits. So far witch hazel cleansing wipes have beaten all the kitchen cures suggested online. I boiled potatoes and plastered them to my skin for several hours to no avail. I ended up with spots on my face and starchy patches on my cushion after I dozed off for a bit. Apple cider vinegar get great reviews but I didn’t note any improvement after a month of trials. It just made me smell really offensive. I have a really ugly toenail and tried it on that too (ACV is also toe friendly) but alas!…it’s still an ugly toenail. However, I am not completely condemning it. It tastes savage on a salad and naturopaths claim it has multiple benefits including weightloss.
I am giving a major tried and tested thumbs up to packets of fruit and nut mix as a snack food. Although I shouldn’t weigh myself every day, I tend to. Sometimes to give myself a boost and mostly to tell myself off. I need the scales to say “I told you so” I can confirm that despite snacking regularly on these mixes, I can still shed pounds and or at worst – maintain the same weight. I’m not a massive fan of meat and I feel reassured that I’m getting a lot of protein from them. Also, they are flippin’ scrumptious! Like hummous and olives, they do contain fat, they have all the luxuriousness of other pig out foods BUT at least they’re not the really naughty ones.
This week, I also discovered the secret to an amazing Victoria Sponge…The secret is that it is impossible to make an amazing sponge! I have tried and failed so many bloody times! Even the convenience mixes let me down. I retired as a sponge chef this afternoon after my latest attempt emerged looking like two giant circular pieces of toast. Is it bad that I sandwiched it with jam and fed it to my kids as a giant jammy dodger? It is a recession.
Am going to have a go at Davina’s 20 minute workouts this week and will hopefully get a review done. In answer to one readers question re: my big bro’s wedding. It still hasn’t happened and is now in August. I’m intending to wear a very unforgiving spotty number with a jaunty red hat. Will post some snaps.