Monday Round Up

Hi guys,

Today has been absolutely insane. I am so tired. It was my first volunteering session and my throat is now killing from talking so much and helping everyone. I’ve literally come home and not spoken since. I’ve not eaten as much as I initially planned which led to me starving after volunteering and nearly collapsing after my mini food shop. I was going to photograph that but I was so tired and hungry it just got put away as soon as I got in so maybe next time. Right, food log..

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Breakfast: 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) with two fried eggs and a 400g tin of spicy spaghetti hoops.

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Lunch: I had a portion of chicken and sweetcorn soup (0.5 syn) with a muller light and 2 clementines.


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Snack: I had three of the four eggs with soy sauce


A tablespoon of cough syrup before volunteering (3 syns)

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Dinner: homemade lasagne (HEA & 1 syn) with a muller light and a clementine (one was bad!). I also had a pack of ten slices of ham which I forgot to take a photo of as I was starving and it was pitch black in my car after volunteering!

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Snack: Couldn’t help myself! Had a treat bag of Haribo super mix (4.5 syns)

Total syns: 9

Remaining: 52.5



Meal Plan Mon – Wed

Hi guys,

So I’ve meal planned until Sunday and here’s what I think I shall be having until weigh in.

Breakfast: 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) with spaghetti hoops, 2 fried eggs, a muller light
Lunch: chicken and sweetcorn soup (0.5 syn) with leftover lamb shank with broccoli, swede, sprouts with a teeny bit of mint sauce (0.5 syn)
Dinner: Homemade lasagne with 5% beef mince, spinach, onions, mushrooms, carrots & celery with wholemeal pasta sheets and a mix of red leicester & mature cheddar and a white sauce using cauliflower and 3 dairylea light triangles so pretty much works out at 1 syn & 1 HEA per portion
Snacks: seafood sticks, 2 clementines, 4 boiled eggs

Breakfast: beans, mushrooms, 2 rashers of bacon, 2 fried eggs, banana
Lunch: HM lasagne (1 syn & HEA)
Pre-college meal: ham sandwich (HEB) with cucumber, tomatoes, pickled cucumber & beetroot with pineapple
Post-college snack: spinach salad with mussels, tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot and low fat dressing (not sure which ones, will update syn value in my daily log)
Snacks: 2 clementines, 2 boiled eggs, banana

Breakfast: Oat-so-simple multigrain porridge fruit muesli (HEB & HEA)
Lunch: chicken & sweetcorn soup (0.5 syn), muller light, banana, clementine
Dinner: HM chicken kebab marinated in 0% fat yoghurt and spices with a spinach salad, tomatoes, cucumber, beetroot, low fat dressing
Snacks: 4 boiled eggs, muller light, pear

Total approx syns: around 9, depending on salad dressing
Total used in the week (approx): 52.5
Average: 7.5 syns/day

Ok guys so that’s the plan. I’m really really hoping for a loss on the scales. I’m drinking so much water and tea at the moment and almost constantly running to the loo which is annoying. Along with my cough, tiredness, body aches due to the coughing – it’s been a rough week! I may add a few more syns here and there as I’ve used about half but it depends how I feel as it is running up to weigh in day and I’m notorious for maintaining.

My daily food updates will be coming as usual. I’m definitely feeling better for logging all my food and taking photos (even for my midnight snacks!). My next non-food diary blog will probably be Wednesday after weigh in (though it will probably have the first half of my meal plan in it as I’ll probably do a little shop Wednesday or Thursday).

Until next time.. x

Sunday Round Up

Hi guys,

Feeling a bit better today. Less zombie like though my cough is still pretty bad. I have my first volunteering session tomorrow so I’m really hoping it will have died down a bit by then. Don’t want to infect the whole class before they’ve had time to absorb everything! Anyhow, here’s my food log for today:

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Midnight munchies: so last night I went to sleep really early and woke up at 1am absolutely starving. I found 3 Haribo tangfastic sweets (1.5 syns) on my bedside table so was hoping that would just soothe me until the morning but nope! So ended up going into the cold kitchen to make myself a sandwich with 2 slices of 400g wholemeal bread (HEB) with ham, pickled cucumber, tomatoes and normal cucumber as well as a banana.

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Breakfast: 3 egg omelette with spinach, mushrooms and 30g of red leicester (HEA) and a black tea with sweetener. I’ve decided to speed my recovery I’m going to have the cough syrup and so I didn’t want to syn any milk (especially after the Tangfastics fiasco) and it’s pretty high in syns – the cough syrup, not the milk!


Only had 1 tbsp of cough medicine (3 Syns)


Lunch: a portion of chicken and sweet corn soup (0.5 syn) with a cherry Mullerlight and half a pack of seafood sticks. And 2 flasks of black tea.


Dinner: slow roasted lamb shank with a tbsp of mint sauce (0.5 syn) with broccoli, swede, roast potatoes, roast carrots and sprouts


Dessert: a treat size bag of Haribo tangfastics (4.5 Syns) and two clementines

Total Syns: 10
Remaining: 61.5

Saturday Round Up

Hi guys,

Today I have full on lurgy. Drinking lots of tea to soothe my throat as I’m not wanting to use honey, etc.


Breakfast: 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) with a 400g tin of spaghetti hoops, 2 fried eggs and a flask of tea with sweetener and semi skimmed milk (HEA)


Snack: 2 flasks of tea, clementine & egg with soy sauce


Lunch: SW teriyaki salmon (1 syn), broccoli, green beans, balsamic vinegar plum tomatoes and a flask of tea


Snack: three boiled eggs with soy sauce and another clementine


My throat was killing me so I caved in and took a tablespoon of this cough medicine (which is amazing!) – 3 Syns though 😦 Also had 3 Syns worth of olives and three slices of ham which I forgot to photograph!


Dinner: was in the mood for soup with my throat so I made chicken and sweet corn soup with egg. There’s about six portions and I did use a bit of corn flour (3 Syns) so about half a syn a portion.

Total Syns: 7.5
Remaining: 71.5

Friday Round Up

Hi guys,

Here’s my food log for Friday 07/11. I ate so so much.


Breakfast: 40g Weetabix Bran Flakes (HEB), Mandarin Muller Light, Boiled Egg


Mid-morning coffee with 50ml semi skimmed milk (20% of HEA) and sweetener


Snack: a pear. Half-eaten. I apologise.


Lunch: SW hotpot (1 syn) with pickled red cabbage, roast sweet potato and balsamic vinegar marinated cherry tomatoes


Was invited to a very late lunch but as I had already eaten I just had a bottle of water and a side of mushy peas served in a cute ramekin.


Snack: two boiled eggs with soy sauce (absolutely gorgeous) plus 2 flasks of tea with semi skimmed milk & sweetener, using up the rest of my HEA.


Dinner at the firework display: Cumberland sausage (7 Syns) on a white bread roll (10 Syns!) with onions, ketchup (3 Syns) and American mustard (2 syns)

Total Syns: 23
Remaining: 79

Thursday Round Up

Hi guys,

Snaps of my food for today (except brunch – I ate it too fast!)

Brunch (not pictured): 3 egg omelette with spinach, mushrooms and 35g red leicester (1 syn + HEA) with spicy baked beans and a muller light.


Snack before college – ham sandwich (HEB) with tomato and cucumber (no spread)


College snacks – 2 clementines, 2 bottles of still water and a latte (1 syn) with sweetener.


SW hotpot (1 syn) with roast sweet potatoes, green beans, sprouts and broccoli – eyes too big for my mouth here, even if I was starving!

Syns: 3 syns. Remaining: 102 syns

It’s Been a While – Fresh Start

Hi everyone,

Apologies for not really getting started on the blog. I did join a Slimming World group again and have been ambling along. I lost 5lbs in my first week but since then I’ve been gaining and losing the same 2lbs or maintaining. Unfortunately, the exact reason why is known. I have been inundated with work and on a personal level, it’s been stressful as my partner’s been quite ill. Writing this now, I’ve managed to get the snuffles and a horrible sore throat so bear with me – I’ll try not to moan and groan too much!

Also, a lady who has been helping me in group since I started has just had a mini-stroke 😦 I think it’s kickstarted me again. As you know I have my own illnesses which have the possibility to become life threatening and it’s really given me a kick up the backside. This lady has lost over 4 stone in the last year and is no longer threatened with diabetes and high blood pressure and has never felt healthier and I feel that the amount of help she has provided me means that I should be doing more than just maintaining and losing the same couple of pounds over and over.

So.. it’s a new start today. Since I wrote last there’s been a fair few changes. I’ve gone back to college two evenings a week to finally complete my AAT as well as I’m now volunteering for the local Council and got my first class beginning on Monday evening. As well as all this, whilst on holiday in September, my other half proposed 🙂 So I guess I also need to kick start this whole wedding “diet” malarkey. I’ve meal planned this week though it’s slightly gone awry as OH decided to cook and as he’s not been too enthusiastic about life at the moment, I firmly pushed him into the kitchen and ate whatever he made (chicken red curry)! I weighed in last night and maintained at 15 st 10.5lb. I’m really hoping to start the losses again from next week. Also, I love my new consultant. She is amazing. Plus the group I go to is quite small so it’s been nice to actually get a chance to speak to people.

I’m planning on doing EE throughout the week with flexible syns as I am going to a bonfire night event on Friday. I’ve planned until Sunday (as I will be doing a food shop on Monday) but will post throughout the week and update the syns I’ve used.

Meal Plan

Breakfast/brunch – 3 egg omelette with spinach, mushrooms, 35g grated red leicester (HEA & 1 syn) and spicy baked beans (was massive, so tasty, felt like a pig afterwards)
Dinner – SW lamb hotpot (1 syn) with blanched broccoli, green beans and roasted sweet potato
Snacks – muller light mango & passion fruit, 2 clementines, 1 pear, grapes
Syns – 2

Breakfast – 40g Weetabix Bran Flakes (HEB) with a muller light and 125ml semi skimmed milk (1/2 HEA)
Lunch – SW lamb hotpot (1 syn) and microwave veg
Dinner – SW Teriyaki salmon (1 syn) with stir fry veg
Snacks – muller light, 2 clementines, grapes, tea/coffee with sweetener and 125ml semi skimmed milk (1/2 HEA)
Syns – 2 (Going to a school bonfire night so may have one or two goodies there)

Breakfast – 2 slices 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) with tin of spaghetti hoops and fried egg
Lunch – SW Teriyaki salmon (1 syn) with salad
Dinner – Mushroom and vegetable risotto with 30g parmesan cheese (HEA)
Snacks – muller light, 2 clementines, 2 boiled eggs
Syns – 1

Breakfast – 3 egg omelette with spinach, mushrooms, 30g grated red leicester (HEA)
Lunch – Mushroom and vegetable risotto
Dinner – slow roasted lamb shank with mint, sprouts, roast carrots, roast sweet potato, mashed swede
Snacks – muller light, 2 clementines, 2 boiled eggs
Syns – 0

OK folks, sorry for the massive post! I WILL post again, very very soon!

Until then.. x