What I Eat In A Week (2)

Really sorry that this went up incomplete, have sorted it today and will re-release it so it gets sent out correctly!  Have been having issues with my eyes so I just had to have some time away from the computer so as not to strain them any more!

I have started trying to eat a little more healthily this week.  I put weight on following my stoma surgery which was very much needed as I was very underweight at the time.  I put on a little more than I had been previously.  After weighing around 50-52 kilos all my life, I was around 57kg which I was more than happy with.  This has been gradually creeping up more recently and I am now over 60 kilos and not happy about it.

I know many people will say I am not overweight and don’t need to worry but I am just not happy at this current weight and would like to lose a little.  Since the issues with my rapid weight decline due to Crohns Disease, I have struggled with body dysmorphia.

Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), or body dysmorphia, is a mental health condition where a person spends a lot of time worrying about flaws in their appearance. These flaws are often unnoticeable to others.

I was down to 40 kilos for the almost 6 months before my surgery so I got so used to my appearance back then,, when I first began to put weight on I really struggled with thinking I looked huge.  Now I can look back at the photos of me when I was poorly and realise just how awful and sick I looked, but back then I was really trapped by these feelings and hated it.

I am still on steroids and this has meant my face has taken on the dreaded ‘moonface’ appearance which also makes me extremely self conscious.  You can see more about my journey with steroids on the post I did for TalkHeaklth – Living On Steroids

My diet isn’t terrible but I am trying to choose more healthy snacks and eat little and often.  I will also be aiming to keep up my fluid intake as hydration is extremely important for ileostomates.  I thought I would let you know what I have been eating this week in case you want some inspiration and meal ideas.

Wednesday

Breakfast

Bacon (fat off and grilled), half a can of chopped tomatoes, mushrooms (cooked in spray coconut oil) and scrambled eggs (2)

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Lunch

Half a carton of chicken, parsnip and rosemary soup with one slice of bread

Strawberries with a pot of vanilla bio yogurt

Snack

Two sticks of cheese with an apple

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Dinner

Mexican Pork One Pot.  This was a recipe from my Simply Cook box and was delicious!  I really enjoyed the flavours and just switched out the beans for some peppers as my ostomy doesn’t do well with beans!

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Simply Cook boxes

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Drinks

2100ml squash

1 cup of tea

Half a cup of hot chocolate made with almond milk (not a fan of the almond milk)

Thursday

Breakfast

None

Lunch

One slice of toast, wilted spinach, ham, two soft boiled eggs, mushrooms (cooked in spray coconut oil)

I really like this oil but the kids and Ste aren’t fans of it on everything as it can leave a coconut flavour.  There are all different oils available in the spray from though. I also had one of the kids innocent smoothies – not just for kids!

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Snack

A banana and two cracker ‘thins’.  Picked these up from Aldi and they are lovely!  Will definitely get them again if I spot them

Dinner

I love these dinner packs from Aldo – really simple, great flavours and not too pricey!  I used the chicken tikka set today and had it in wraps.  Could only eat two of them, even though I bought the smaller sized wraps!

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Drinks

750ml squash

750ml Dr Pepper

2 cups of tea

Carton smoothie

Friday

Breakfast

None

Lunch

Scrambled eggs on toast

Snack

Bio yoghurt (rhubarb)

Dinner

Thai Green Curry with poppadoms/  I had this in the freezer from a batch I made last week from a Simply Cook recipe

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Drinks

2250ml squash

One cup of tea

Saturday

Breakfast

None

Lunch

Tomato soup with cheesy toast fingers.  I have a huge issue with my cheese intake and know lowering it will help with the weight loss.  I am trying!  I only ate half the soup as it was quite rich and aggravated my tummy.

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Snack

Cup of tea and three Rich Tea biscuits

Dinner

Absolutely smashed tea tonight with my ‘Alternative Cottage Pie’.  I used the leftover pork mince with veg and a diced apple in it, topped with cheesy mash.  Was beautiful!

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Drinks

2250ml squash

2 cups tea

Sunday

Breakfast

Bowl of rice krispies and a banana.  Excuse the leaf, me and Ste had a joke about making things look Instagram worthy!

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Lunch

Ham and mustard sandwich, Monster Munch crisps (beef flavour, obviously)

Snack
Dinner

Weight Watchers Ready Meal – Spicy Mac and Meatballs.  After visiting Ste I wanted something quick and easy so heated this in the microwave.  It was super tasty with a nice kick and I would buy it again!

Drinks

One and a half cups of tea

750ml squash

Bottle of Oasis cherry water

Cup of Horlicks

Monday

Breakfast

Weetabix (2) and a grapefruit

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Lunch

I made some homemade salsa today with tomato, red onion, garlic and a bit of chilli.  Had it with some of the cracker thins, ham and cheese.  Bio yoghurt for after.

Snack
Dinner

Wild Mushroom Pasta – another recipe from my Simply Cook box and it was absolutely delicious!  Definitely a fave!

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Homemade Apple and Strawberry Crumble.  I am not a fan when strawberries start to go a bit squishy so I decided to make a crumble with them!

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Drinks

2250ml squash

Cup of tea

Tuesday

Breakfast

None

Lunch

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Quesadilla with cheese, ham and homemade salsa

Snack
Dinner

Alternative Cottage Pie leftovers

Drinks

1500ml squash

2 cups of tea

Cup of Horlicks

 

Apologies again for this going out incomplete.  I don’t think it has been too bad a week but have noticed when I wake up late I don’t have breakfast and get more hungry as the day goes on.  I don’t think it is too bad for my first week but will keep going!  Let me know in the comments if you like to see more of these and whether you would like me to include recipes.

nat

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