My freezer is a little less empty today thanks to DD3's BF who went to the cash and carry in Folkestone this morning, saw a great deal on fresh chicken drumsticks and bought some for me. The original price for 2kg of drumsticks was £5.99 but they were on BOGOF giving me 4kg of lovely, meaty drumsticks for under £6, or approx £1.50 per kg. So I now have 4 bags each containing 8 drumsticks (2 drummers per person) and 1 bag of 6. The 6 will probably be cooked and stripped of the meat to be used in a pie or stew.
In other news, we had a lovely meal out at the local Brewer's Fayre. It was a bit more expensive than Wetherspoons but we've yet to have a bad meal there. It served as joint celebration for DS1's birthday tomorrow and for DS2 finishing university. I'm still doing burgers and chips and making a birthday cake tomorrow, and as DS1 has the day off work we'll probably meet up with DD2 (who has Mondays off work) and DS2 and go into town for coffee during the day. I'd already made him cupcakes to share with his friends last week (and had to sample a couple myself of course). I bought some Dalek cupcake wraps reduced to 50p in Lakeland in Canterbury a few weeks ago, and as comic book/sci fi freaks they were perfect for him and his friends.
With all the eating out, birthday cake tomorrow and cupcakes, I'm sure to have gained weight this week but luckily I was below my target last week so hopefully it won't be too bad. It's now 9 months since I reached my target and so far I haven't exceeded the 3lb above/3lb below target range in either direction. This is the longest I have ever maintained my weight, but the potential for pigginess is always there and requires constant vigilance. The better mobility alone is worth it though, I would hate to gain it all back again so I always eat extra-healthily for a few days after a small gain.
I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and are ready for the week ahead. Love, Helen x