Tub on the Run


Monthly round up, success and new, new shoes

Monthly round up

So weigh in yesterday yielded another 1.5lbs, bringing my month total to 3.5lbs.  3.5lbs.  Wow.  That’s a pretty miserable number when you still have another 80-ish lbs to lose.  I’m over it though, after my last post, I need to scrape myself up and just get on with it.

Inches wise, I’ve lost another 2.5” from my body, bringing it to a total 17.5”.  I’ve not dropped another dress size yet, but I am hoping it won’t be too much longer – there’s a shop that I want to buy stuff from (but they won’t cater for those of a larger girth).

I have also updated my photo page, and I think you can see a small difference between the February picture and now, but there is a difference between the January picture and now.  It’s quite nice to see now.

Rewards have been centred around Lush bathbombs (thank you to my sister for a top up – my Easter present, much less fattening than chocolate), and new shoes.

A Success

Normally, M and I have a great challenge in terms of deciding what to eat when we go marshalling.  The marshalling fraternity is well renowned for its love of pork pies, sweets, and pastry delights (not to mention the cooked breakfast).  Usually, weigh ins following a weekend marshalling are pretty dire, but this week, I had a loss!  It was freezing cold as Castle Combe on Monday, but the racing was excellent, proving a small distraction to the loss of feeling in the extremities.

A freezing Tub

A freezing Tub

We ate entirely on plan, and even the sight of the Cream Egg on wheels was not temptation enough to set my sweet tooth off.


On the way home, courtesy of the clocks going forward an hour, we were rewarded with a lovely sunset (sorry for the rubbish photo – I am not too far off of upgrading my phone).  It’s amazing the difference a bit of sunshine has on your outlook.


Success continued at home, with a quick and easy Lamb Tabbouleh, from a Weight Watcher’s recipe (it’s a syn free meal).  I was really impressed with the dish actually, though I did honk of garlic for a considerable period of time.

Recipe is:

  • 90g fat free Greek yogurt (I used the Fage Total 0%)
  • 2 garlic cloves (to avoid being super stinky, opt for small cloves… unless you live in a vampire infested area…)
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 175g lean lamb steaks
  • 425ml hot chicken stock (though I don’t think it would make much difference to use veg stock if you have it)
  • 75g bulgar wheat (I’d never had this before – it’s a bit like couscous, but takes longer to absorb water)
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 2.5tbsp of mint (I used dried mint, as I’m rubbish at keeping things other than cats and M alive)
  • Fry Light/low calorie cooking spray (or a small amount of oil)
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 large tomatoes, finely chopped (or lots of baby tomatoes)
  • half a cucumber, finely diced
  • salt and pepper

(that looks like a huge amount of ingredients, but it isn’t too bad)

  1. In a shallow bowl, mix 2 tbsp of the yogurt with half the garlic, the spices, and a little seasoning.  Mix well, add the lamb, and make sure it is well coated.  Put aside for a few minutes.  Mind out for pesky cats who think garlic coated raw meat is a challenge.
  2. Put the stock and bulgar wheat into a wok and boil until the stock has been absorbed.  While the bulgar wheat is boiling, add a tbsp of the lemon to the remaining yogurt, add half a tbsp of mint, the remaining garlic (remember, if you’re not keen on the garlic, put a smaller clove in this bit, as it will remain uncooked) – mix well.  When the bulgar wheat is done, tip it into a bowl and set aside, then rinse the wok.
  3. Returning the wok to the heat, spray with the cooking spray, add the lamb and yogurt, and cook the lamb off (your choice on how you like your lamb – I like mine a bit pink in the middle).
  4. Add in the onion and tomato (I also chopped up a small sweet pepper and added it in), then add in the bulgar wheat and the remaining lemon juice and mix well.
  5. Serve into two bowls, and top with the yogurt dressing.

And finally…

I went back to Runners Need to see about changing my shoes, and they were really great – no problems at all.  I explained the problem I was having in the numb  toe department, and asked if there was a chance of swapping to the Saucony Omni 11s, and I am now the proud owner of said trainers.  There was a slight price difference (the new trainers were cheaper), so I got a water bottle to go with it.  Woo!  Now I have to go out for a run in them.  I was planning to go tonight, but I’ve had such a rubbish day at work, which is in part due to tiredness, so it’s an early night for me!