Thursday, 12 March 2015


  •  Officially been doing Paleo for 4 weeks (with cheat days because I'm not mental). I thought it would drive me mad not eating rice or white potatoes but it hasn't bothered me. If I want chips I have sweet potato chips (better in my opinion), if I want crisps I have those veg crisps which also taste better in my opinion and if I want bacon I can have AS MUCH AS I WANT OF IT. What's not to love? Also I am making much healthier choices. Last night was one of those nights where I just wanted to binge. A few weeks ago that would have meant raiding Ava's sweetie tin or maybe even some hot white buttered toast (the work of the actual devil but so good). Instead I had a small bowl of yogurt raisins, a handful of mixed nuts and an apple smeared in cashew butter. That was my binge. 
  • Thanks to Paleo I have also discovered how frigging amazing these coconut yogurts are. Bit pricey though innit?
  •  I checked out The Rum Shack and let me tell you that the food in there is good. We're talking some yummy saltfish, amazing jerk chicken and a seriously good rum cocktail for this apparently non-rum liking, non-rum drinking now a rum convert girl.
  • However I also finally made my way to Hyde in the west end and was a bit disappointed if I am honest. Everything was just so bland and under-seasoned. Even my Bloody Mary. And you know how I feel about them. Make me a bad one and we are finished forever my friend.
  • Ava's discovered the art of 'skiddling'. The idea was passed onto me by a good friend and all it takes is a few empty cups and jars, a couple of jugs of water and a lot of newspaper. Prepare to get wet.
  •  I got up at 5am and went to the gym the other morning. I don't know what came over me. I think I thought I would spend the rest of the day flouncing about all energised. I nearly fell asleep at my desk.
  • Also there is nothing scarier than being in a closed gym on your own at 5.30am and the fire exit door opening on it's own accord. Took me a good 15 minutes to pluck up the courage to go and close it let me tell you.
  • In other news I have been making an effort to try and be a bit more grown up by wearing matching underwear (most of the time). Makes me feel all empowered and sassy. What even is that?
  • I am still turning out more pots of broth than a soup kitchen. Thai Butternut Squash and Broccoli and Cheddar being my two most recent faves. The less said about the disaster that was my cauliflower and bacon chowder the better. 
  • Latest book - Little Women. Progress: two chapters a night and then Marie Claire. I am who I am.
  • Looking forward to a couple of nights away somewhere near Oban this coming weekend. A lodge in the middle of nowhere, Paula & Emma for company (plus their better halves) and a hella lot alcohol. I sense trouble....
  • Latest obsession - Epsom salt baths. Because after a long run they make my aching muscles feel better and because apparently they make you skinny. Well not exactly but after one I always feel tighter and a little less bloated than usual. It's probably in my head but let's just go with it anyway.
  • Finally am I the only one who wears their pyjama tops to the gym? Don't say yes. 

1 comment:

Lori said...

Its cool, I wear my pjs to the gym too.... by gym I mean the sofa