In my last couple of visits home I have been trying to convert my family to healthier eating, I've made them well healthier versions of their favourites :D Just simple cooking, nothing worthy of a five star restuarant... last time it was a pasta and sausage dish, this time it was chilli :D both went down very well (if not a few comments on the smaller portion size) However this weekend was completely different....
I brought home my new cookbook and every one was eager to cook something healthier themselves. Even my younger brother who desperately needs to lose his weight made a huge effort to be a part. He has a sweet tooth so he made a yummier 100 x healthier desert than he would normally eat. I was sooooo proud of him. I really can't express just how much in words.
Me and my Dad made a low fat steak and mushroom pie :D It was absolutely delicious. I was most impressed with my cooking skills but also that my parents both got excited over recipes and which one we should make first. We decided on the steak and mushroom pie for dinner this evening and before I leave tomorrow we are going to make chilli lemon chicken. I am positively beaming as I write this :D We went on a special shopping trip to get the ingredients and they now own many herbs and spices they would never normally consider. woot. woot.
This is my empty plate my Dad forget to let me take a complete picture of the pie before he served up but as you can see from my seriously empty amlost licked clean plate that the pie was a major success.
Both before and after dinner we spent alot of time on the wii... sports and the fit. It was so much fun, it really does bring my family together. I really am glad that we invested in one. We've had many game consoles over the years but this is the only one that has been worth it. My Mam in particular said she felt much better for changing her eating habits and both, her and my Dad have lost noticable amounts of weight :D positive and positive.
I miss the gym :( I don't believe it. I can't wait to get back to Manchester for that reason alone. I love my weekends with the family but I do miss my home. It won't be long til the end of term and I shall return so it's all goooooooooooood....
I was tagged in It's All About Me's blog and I never usually do the tagging others thing 'cause it in general bugs me (sorry) :D but I felt bad and attempted half it in honour of her... (I'm not tagging other people)
Seven facts about me....
1. I have the best family in the entire world.
2. I love manchester city with all my heart.
3. I read at least two books a week.
4. I am addicted to the internet.
5. My room is actually tidy right now
6. The slimming world diet works the best for me.
7. I am the shyest person I know.
Seven quirky facts about me...
1. When I get on the scales for weigh in, I do it ten times.
2. I can only start my studying on an exact hour.
3. My friends call me Simmyfish and I have no idea why.
4. My wrists are my favourite body part
5. I always wear odd socks
6. Theres only six quirky facts about me
Ah... I am happily exhausted *content sigh*