Ritu’s Healthy Living – Week 24 #icandothis


Another week, another bunch of wonderful meals… and some exercise!

I have had some naughty things,

I have had some extra healthy things…

And I discovered baked oats! Ooooh! So good!

Simple recipe

40g plain oats
Half a Muller light vanilla yoghurt
1 teaspoon sweetener
1 small egg

  • Mix together
  • Bake at 180 C for 30 mins.
  • Enjoy

You can bake fruit in it too but that adds syn values to it as the fruit is cooked (an SW thing!) so I just ate it separately. And for one of them, I added chocolate chips too which made it rather sumptuous!

And I attempted my first Bhangra class too this week!

I am by no means a beginner to Bhangra. I have been dancing pretty much since I started to walk (though if you ask my mum, she’d say I started in her tummy!). But whatever I have learned has come from observation, practice and a natural rhythm inherited from my Pops!

But this class was a ladies beginners class, and at the same time as the kids’ Dhol drum lesson. It was convenient, and one of the other mums wanted to go too. I went, all dressed in my fitness gear, and sports bra (a must for the more generously chested of us. Bhangra involves a LOT of jumping!) and it waws 45 minutes of great fun, breathlessness, and realising I really needed to get fit! We were learning a routine, and remembering the moves in the correct order was hard enough!

True bhangra has never been touted as a ladies dance in the Punjab. At functions, we would probably do a more sedate version. The real ladies dancing is called giddha, which I also do, which has song rhymes that you dance too. Nowadays, however, you have more female bhangra teams and they use more or less the same moves as the men. It is very energetic, and some would say not that ladylike!

I survived it, though, and was told my body moves naturally to the beat (as I said, it’s in the blood!) so I hope to try it again next week. At least I will be managing one physical activity a week! (This class was on Wednesday evening… I am still aching!)

And on to the important announcement…

This week…

I lost another 1lb!


That makes 22.5lb down since I started Slimming World, and 27.5lb in total on this journey…That leaves 0.5lb to go until I hit my 2 stone loss!

I have not been this weight since university I think!

I am so proud of myself!

And I am off to finish my chicken and chips… not diet at all, for my dinner now! See, now I have that control in place, I can still eat naughtily, and make up for it in the week!

Until next week my dear peeps!

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Tikeetha T
    Jan 23, 2017 @ 16:18:12

    Woohoo! Keep up the good work Ritu! Love it.

    Liked by 1 person


  2. Jools
    Jan 21, 2017 @ 19:10:43

    Well done Ritu! Great result. Thanks for putting me on to baked oats – sounds lovely – and vibrant… green plates! Your salad looked so healthy on that bright green plate.

    Liked by 1 person


  3. willowdot21
    Jan 21, 2017 @ 17:34:49

    Well done Ritu you have thrashed the weight loss and I love the Bhangra, sounds like you are a natural!

    Liked by 1 person


  4. Hugh's Views and News
    Jan 21, 2017 @ 13:53:58

    Well done, Ritu.

    Liked by 1 person


  5. susieshy45
    Jan 21, 2017 @ 12:36:48

    Lovely food and description of how you became fit with dancing.

    Liked by 1 person


  6. Erika Kind
    Jan 20, 2017 @ 21:42:53

    Wow, sis! You rock!!! And the menu is great! Happy dancing! You have the full body shaping program now!

    Liked by 1 person


  7. Judy E Martin
    Jan 20, 2017 @ 21:25:39

    Fabulous Sis! I am so proud of you too! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  8. Dan Antion
    Jan 20, 2017 @ 21:19:11

    I love the plate of smiling eggs and fruit 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


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