Meal Plan & Food Shop – Asda 2nd Feb

Hi guys,

Just a really quick one whilst I’m taking a break from ratios and group accounts! Meal plan is as follows:

Tuesday – EE
Breakfast: 30g granola (HEB) with 250ml semi skimmed milk (HEA) with strawberries (s) and melon (s)
Lunch: mushroom (s) and spinach (s) risotto
College: jacket with cheese (6 syns) and beans
Dinner: carrot (s) and coriander soup

Wednesday – SP
Breakfast: mackerel in spicy tomato sauce with scrambled eggs and cherry tomatoes (s) with 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB)
Lunch: carrot (s) and coriander soup with a wholemeal bread roll (HEB)
Dinner: soy salmon stir fry

Thursday – EE
Breakfast: 30g granola (HEB) with 250ml semi skimmed milk (HEA) with strawberries (s) and melon (s)
Lunch: soy salmon stir fry
College: jacket with cheese (6 syns) and beans
Dinner: carrot (s) and coriander soup

Friday – SP
Breakfast: breakfast muffins with cheese (HEA) and clementines (s)
Lunch: soy salmon stir fry
Dinner: steak with broccoli (s), roasted carrots (s)

Saturday – EE
Breakfast: breakfast muffins with cheese (HEA) and clementines (s)
Lunch: pulled chicken with a wholemeal bread roll (HEB)
Dinner: mushroom (s) and spinach (s) risotto

Sunday – SP
Breakfast: 30g granola (HEB) with 250ml semi skimmed milk (HEA) with strawberries (s) and peach (s)
Lunch: mackerel, tomatoes (s) and courgette (s) spaghetti
Dinner: 4 ryvita (HEB), 4 extra light laughing cow triangles (4 syns) with ham and cherry tomatoes (s)

Monday – EE
Breakfast: vegetable omelette
Lunch: butternut squash soup
Dinner: possibly dinner out

Weekly Shop

As I was swamped with revision, OH kindly did the food shop for me so I don’t have any photos to show you this week. It’s actually better when he goes as he sticks a lot more firmly to the list than I do – I’m so easily swayed!

Fruit and veg: clementines, butternut squash, oranges, mandarins, peaches, plums, cherry tomatoes, celery, strawberries, mushrooms, tenderstem broccoli, stir fry mix, carrots, coriander.

Others: baked beans, eggs, mackerel fillets, wholemeal bread, ham

Total: £35.05

Until next time.. x

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Sat – Mon Round Up (24th – 26th Jan)

Hi guys,

Just a quick round up today.

Saturday – EE

2015-01-24 09.05.09

Breakfast – 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) with 3 eggs, a tin of mackerel in spicy tomato sauce and cherry tomatoes with 2 tbsp ketchup (2 syns)

2015-01-24 13.06.19

Lunch: chicken and scallop mince stuffed bitter melon in HM black bean sauce with garlic fried broccoli (s) and rice

2015-01-24 22.02.46

Dinner: pan fried scallops with broccoli (s) with dried ramen in miso soup (0.5 syn for 1 tsp) and pickled bamboo shoot (s)

2015-01-24 22.27.52

Snacks: 4 clementines, 4 boiled eggs, packet of pop chips (5 syns) and a mini creme egg (2.5 syns)

Total syns: 15, Remaining: 52

Sunday – SP

2015-01-25 10.35.25

Breakfast: (sorry the photo is so dark!) red onion (s) and mushroom (s) omelet

2015-01-25 13.51.37

Lunch: Subway turkey and ham salad with lettuce (s), cucumber (s), pickles (s), jalapeño chillies (s) and 3 tbsp Kraft light thousand island dressing (1.5 syns)

2015-01-25 21.28.45

Dinner: 4 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (2xHEB), with 2 dairylea light triangles and 20g light cheddar (HEA) and baked beans

Snacks: 4 boiled eggs, 2 bags of french fries (8 syns), 4 clementines, strawberries

Total syns: 9,5, Remaining: 42.5

Monday – SP

Breakfast: (forgot to take a photo) 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) and 2 dairylea light triangles (half HEA)

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Lunch: small bowl of beef stew with veggies and a bag of french fries (4 syns)

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Post weigh in treat: slice of pandan swiss roll (guesstimate at around 15 syns). Also had 3 clementines, a plum and a peach.

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Dinner: beef stew with veggies and lots of pickled beetroot

Total syns: 19, Remaining: 23.5

Lbs lost this week – 4 🙂

Until next time.. x

 

Meal Plan Tues – Mon (27th Jan – 2nd Feb) & Pre-Weigh In Thoughts

Hi guys,

So it’s been nearly a week since weigh in and surprisingly, I think I’ve done alright 🙂 I’ve been trying to go to sleep earlier and I think it’s done me a world of good and I’ve been trying to increase my water consumption back to 3L but I’m struggling a bit. Hopefully I’ll see a nice loss on the scales as although I was expecting it, I was gutted for a small gain last week. It’s definitely got me back on track and to commit myself (even more – eek) I signed up for a 4 week DietBet to make sure I get a shift on this month!

Tuesday – EE
Breakfast: 30g granola (HEB) with 250ml semi skimmed milk (HEA) with banana and strawberries (s)
Lunch: savoury mince cabbage parcels with 5% beef mince, carrot (s), celery (s), onions (s), mushrooms (s) wrapped in savoy cabbage (s) with roast new potatoes
College: jacket potato with cheese (6 syns) and baked beans
Dinner: beef stew with carrots (s), mushrooms (s), celery (s), onions (s) and baby corn (s)

Wednesday – EE
Breakfast: bacon, mushroom (s) and spinach (s) omelet
Lunch: savoury mince cabbage parcels with 5% beef mince, carrot (s), celery (s), onions (s), mushrooms (s) wrapped in savoy cabbage (s) with roast new potatoes
Dinner: Having dinner out with OH at a local Polish restaurant

Thursday – EE
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cherry tomatoes (s) and mackerel in spicy tomato sauce with 2 tbsp ketchup (2 syns) and 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB)
Lunch: beef stew with carrots (s), mushrooms (s), celery (s), onions (s) and baby corn (s)
College: jacket potato with cheese (HEA) and baked beans
Dinner: ramen noodles in chicken broth with chinese leaves (s) and fried egg

Friday – SP
Breakfast: bacon, egg and mushrooms (s) on a wholemeal bap (HEB)
Lunch: chicken mince stuffed in bitter melon (s) in HM black bean sauce with cauliflower (s) rice
Dinner: soy salmon with veggies and courgette spaghetti

Saturday – EE
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cherry tomatoes (s) and mackerel in spicy tomato sauce with 2 tbsp ketchup (2 syns) and 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB)
Lunch: soy salmon with roast sweet potato and carrot (s)
Dinner: spaghetti bolognese with cheese (HEA)

Sunday – SP
Breakfast: ham and cucumber sandwich on 60g wholemeal roll (HEB)
Lunch: bolognese with courgette spaghetti with cheese (HEA)
Dinner: BBQ slow cooked chicken with roast carrot fries and coleslaw

Monday – EE
Breakfast: scrambled eggs with cherry tomatoes (s) and mackerel in spicy tomato sauce with 2 tbsp ketchup (2 syns)
Lunch: BBQ pulled chicken on a wholemeal bap (HEB) with carrot fries
Dinner: out for dinner after weigh in with OH to an Indian restaurant

Until next time.. x

Meal Plan – Tues – Mon (20th – 26th Jan), Costco Shop (20th Jan) & Weigh In Monday

Hi guys,

As promised here is a summary post of all that I’ve missed the past few days.

Meal Plan – Tuesday – EE

Breakfast: Granola (HEB) with 250ml semi-skimmed milk (HEA) with strawberries (s) and bananas
Lunch: Pea (p) and gammon (p) soup with clementines (s)
College: jacket potato with tuna (p) in light mayo and coleslaw (s) in light mayo (6 syns)
Dinner: slow cooker roast chicken (p) with roast potatoes and roast carrots (s)

Wednesday – SP

Breakfast: Granola (HEB) with 250ml semi-skimmed milk (HEA) with clementines (s)
Lunch: Pea (p) and gammon (p) soup with celery (s) and 2 tbsp houmous (5 syns)
Dinner: slow cooker chicken (p) stew/soup with celery (s), mushrooms (s), leeks (s), onions (s) with a wholemeal bap (HEB)

Thursday – EE

Breakfast: spinach (s) and mushroom (s) omelet (p)
Lunch: slow cooker chicken (p) stew/soup with celery (s), mushrooms (s), leeks (s), onions (s)
College: jacket potato with cheese (HEA) and baked beans (p)
Dinner: miso soup noodles (0.5 syn) with mushrooms (s), beansprouts (s) and a fried egg (p)

Friday – SP

Breakfast: Granola (HEB) with 250ml semi-skimmed milk (HEA) with pear (s), ham (p) and cucumber (s)
Lunch: Pea (p) and gammon (p) soup with celery (s) and 2 tbsp houmous (5 syns)
Dinner: slow cooker chicken (p) stew/soup with celery (s), mushrooms (s), leeks (s), onions (s)

Saturday – EE

Breakfast: Granola (HEB) with 250ml semi-skimmed milk (HEA) with banana and clementines (s)
Lunch: rice with black bean salmon (p) with garlic fried broccoli (s)
Dinner: miso soup noodles (0.5 syn) with mushrooms (s), beansprouts (s) and pan fried scallops (p)

Sunday – SP
Breakfast: mushroom (s) omelet (p)
Lunch: slow cooker chicken (p) stew/soup with celery (s), mushrooms (s), leeks (s), onions (s) with a wholemeal bap (HEB)
Dinner: beef stew (p) with carrots (s), mushrooms (s), celery (s) and a wholemeal bap (HEB)

Monday – SP
Breakfast: Granola (HEB) with 250ml semi-skimmed milk (HEA) with pear (s) and clementine (s)
Lunch: Poached eggs (p) on toast (HEB) with mushrooms (s) and bacon (p)
Dinner: beef stew (p) with carrots (s), mushrooms (s), celery (s)


Costco Shop

Well, I had a bit of a shambles last week so there’s plenty of stuff left in the fridge. I topped up the shop with 2 boxes of clementines, a kilo of strawberries and a few books and clothes for me and OH. I also found a 3 pack of Aveeno Daily Moisturising Lotion for £5.49 which I thought was a bit of a bargain.


Weigh In Monday

This week I was pretty disappointed with a half pound gain. I have to admit it wasn’t as bad as I was expecting but I was a bit down on myself as I wasn’t able to build on my loss from last week. I slotted a few SP days in this week so I’m hoping for a bit of a boost. I struggled doing SP for a full week so interspersed with EE days is the best for me. I would like to aim for a 3lb loss for next week as I gained this week. I need to get a shimmy on if I want to get near my desired weight for the wedding. Going to group definitely helped as there are some people who have lost so much and the motivation they still have is amazing.

OK, think I’ve talked enough for this week.

Until next time.. x

Tues – Sun Round Up (6th – 11th Jan)

Hi guys,

Sorry for the super long post today. I’ve just collated the whole of last week as restarting on a Friday through me a bit with the dates.

Tuesday 

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Breakfast: mushroom (s) and spinach (s) omelet (p) with water infused with cucumber, lime and lemon

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Lunch: ham (p) and veg (s) quiche with pea (p) soup and a wholemeal roll (HEB), pear (s) and a clementine (s)

2015-01-06 21.43.09

Dinner: leftover beef stew (p) with cabbage (s), carrots (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s) and pickled beetroot (s)

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Snack: 2 clementines (s), bag of hula hoops (6 syns), 3 strawberry straws (4.5 syns)

Total syns: 10.5

Wednesday

2015-01-07 11.12.52

Breakfast: Ryvita (HEB) with Laughing Cow extra light (HEA) with cherry tomatoes (s) and ham (p)

2015-01-07 13.12.34

Lunch: ham (p) and veg (s) quiche with pea soup (p) and ham (p) and cucumber (s) on a wholemeal roll (HEB)

2015-01-07 20.27.28

Snack: I was really naughty after weigh in and unexpectedly waiting for a lift as the bus was cancelled so I ended up going to the garage and having two of these >.< (8 syns each – 16)

2015-01-07 22.22.00

Dinner: beef stew (p) with broccoli (s), mangetout (s), carrots (s), green beans (s) and pickled beetroot (s)

2015-01-07 23.13.06

Snack: 3 clementines (s) and 3 strawberry straws (4.5 syns)

Total syns: 20.5

Thursday

2015-01-08 11.01.55

Breakfast: ryvita (HEB) and Philadelphia Lightest (HEA) with tomatoes (s) and ham (p) with ham (p) and veg (s) quiche

2015-01-08 14.19.29

Lunch: SP-friendly cottage pie with pickled beetroot (s)

2015-01-08 16.51.28

College: jacket potato with tuna in light mayo (6 syns) with a little bit of coleslaw in light mayo (2 syns) with pepsi max

2015-01-08 21.09.51

Dinner: SP friendly cottage pie with mix veg (s) and corn on the cob

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Snacks: kinder chocolate bar (3.5 syns), 3 strawberry straws (4.5 syns), celery (s) and houmous (5 syns) and roast new potatoes

Total syns: 21, Remaining: 84

Friday

2015-01-09 09.35.00

Breakfast: 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) with spinach (s), mushroom (s), bacon (p) and beans (p)

Lunch: half a portion of SP friendly cottage pie

2015-01-09 16.14.51

Snack: 2 boiled eggs (p) and ham (p) and veg (s) quiche

2015-01-09 22.04.13

Dinner: soy salmon (p) with chicken (p), roast carrots (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s), peas (p)

Snacks: Had a bit of a chocolate splurge and ate 4 milk tray chocolates and 2 thorntons viennese chocolates (2.5 syns each – 15)

Total syns: 15, Remaining: 69

Saturday

2015-01-10 11.42.31

Breakfast: ryvita (HEB) with Philadelphia Lightest (HEA), ham (p) and cherry tomatoes (s)

2015-01-10 13.45.03

Lunch: forgot to take a photo first! SP friendly cottage pie, with pear (s) and clementine (s)

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Snack: 4 boiled eggs (p) with strawberries (s) and a couple of cherry tomatoes (s)

2015-01-11 00.34.06

Dinner: some poached chicken (p) with tofu (p) and mushrooms (s)

Snack: a bag of barbecue Pop chips (15 syns)

Total syns: 15, Remaining: 54

Sunday

2015-01-11 13.34.25

Breakfast: 2 ryvita (half HEB) with Philadelphia Lightest (half HEA) with black pepper

2015-01-11 15.15.46

Lunch: poached chicken (p) with tofu (p) and mushrooms (s) with rice and soy sauce

2015-01-11 19.26.20

Snack: papaya – yum!

2015-01-11 21.15.53

Dinner: total indulgence – steak and kidney pudding (I thought it was high in syns but the syn calculator has it as 12 syns), roast new potatoes, garlic fried lettuce (s), peas (p), mushrooms (s)

2015-01-11 23.46.21

Snacks: banana, 2 ryvita (half HEB) with Philadelphia Lightest (half HEA) with ham (p) and cherry tomatoes (s) and toffee Muller Light

Total syns: 12, Remaining: 42

I’ve had a bit of an odd week and I’m just amazed the steak and kidney pudding wasn’t higher in syns! Total nostalgia for me as you can’t find a steak and kidney pudding in a chippy in Yorkshire. Such a massive treat. Hoping that I won’t go too crazy until weigh in – I may need to tweak my syns for Mon-Wed so I make sure I don’t go over but really hoping for a loss this week 🙂

Until next time.. x

Food Shopping – Morrisons/Waitrose – 10th Jan

Hi guys,

Hope you’re well! Here is my post on food shopping this week. It should coincide with my meal plan which was posted yesterday but I went into Waitrose for 10% lamb mince and they didn’t have any but I got distracted and got a few bits as “I was already there”. I’ll be getting some clementines from Aldi tomorrow (£3-4 for a box) as they do the sweetest ones at the moment and I can kill 2 birds with one stone and pick up my prescription as well 🙂

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Fruit and veg: baby potatoes x2, carrots x2, large papaya, conference pears x2, strawberries x2, spinach, celery x2, spring onion, mushrooms, ginger, small pack of bananas, parsley, tarragon, tender stem broccoli, baby corn, leeks, sweetheart cabbage, mangetout, lettuce and onions.

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Everything else: 10pk eggs x2, seafood sticks, sliced ham x2, whole chicken x2, firm tofu, Ryvita Original, Laughing Cow extra light triangles x3, mullerlight yoghurts x4, unsmoked gammon steak, filo pastry (6 syns/sheet), lamb Oxo cubes, mackerel in spicy tomato sauce x2, onion granules. I just realised I forgot to show my Waitrose stuff – I got 6 bags of Popchips (5 syns/25g), fat free raspberry vinaigrette (not sure on syns as of yet but it’s only 9 cals/tbsp) and Kraft light thousand island dressing (half syn/tablespoon) which I’ve been looking for everywhere.

The pop chips were on offer at 99p a bag of 80g I think so I’ve separated it out in 25g mini bags so I don’t overeat (as I did today absentmindedly whilst trying to prepare dinner! Luckily I hadn’t had any syns yet.) They’re so full of flavour as well so thought it was a bit of a bargain. Randomly picked up some gammon steaks for some point in the future and got some extra Ryvita so I don’t have to ferry the pack to and from work. Also picked up the mackerel as it was on offer (it’s so expensive now!). My papaya was a bit expensive at £3.99 (!) but I haven’t had one in so long, plus it’s a speed food, so yeah. I think I need more willpower in general!

Waitrose total: £9.12, Morrisons total: £59.50. Total: £68.62. This week seems very expensive >.< I think some cutbacks may be in order for next week!

Until next time.. x

Meal Plan – Sunday – Saturday (11th – 17th Jan)

Hi guys,

Meal plan for this week. I know I’m a bit behind on the food round ups – I confused myself as the last post was on different days! I will get this up ASAP. Shopping blog to follow tomorrow. In the middle of a flexible syns week. It will start with 75 syns left as of end of Friday.

Sunday – EE
Breakfast: chicken (p) congee with preserved cabbage (s) and chinese mushroom (s)
Lunch: poached chicken (p) with spring onion/ginger/soy dip (s) with garlic fried lettuce (s) with chicken mince (p) and tofu (p) stir fry with mushrooms (s) and rice
Dinner: steak and kidney pudding (I took the highest syn value – 22) with roast potatoes, carrots (s), mushrooms (s) and peas (p)
Snacks: clementines (s), strawberries (s), banana and seafood sticks
Total syns: 22, Remaining: 53

Monday – SP
Breakfast: spinach (s) and mushroom (s) omelet (p)
Lunch: soy salmon (p) with roast carrots (s), peas (p) and garlic fried lettuce (s)
Dinner: SW lamb kebab (2 syns) with lettuce (s), tomato (s), onions (s) and garlic sauce (2 syns) with a wholemeal bap (HEB)
Snacks: celery (s) and houmous (5 syns), ham (p) and cucumber (s), ryvita (HEB) and laughing cow (HEA), clementines
Total syns: 9, Remaining: 44

Tuesday – EE
Breakfast: chicken (p) congee with preserved cabbage (s) and chinese mushroom (s)
Lunch: SW lamb kebab (2 syns) with lettuce (s), tomato (s), onions (s) and garlic sauce (2 syns) with a wholemeal bap (HEB)
College: jacket potato with cheese (HEA) and beans (p)
Dinner: poached chicken (p) with spring onion/ginger/soy dip (s) with garlic fried lettuce (s) with chicken mince (p) and tofu (p) stir fry with mushrooms (s), salmon (p) steamed in preserved black beans (p?) and rice
Snacks: tomato cup-a-soup (4.5 syns), pear (s), clementines (s), boiled eggs (p), seafood sticks
Total syns: 8.5, Remaining: 35.5

Wednesday – SP
Breakfast: slow cooker breakfast casserole with bacon (p), mushrooms (s), spinach (s), beans (p) and eggs (p) and wholemeal toast (HEB)
Lunch: poached chicken (p) with spring onion/ginger/soy dip (s) with garlic fried lettuce (s) and salmon (p) steamed in preserved black beans (p?)
Dinner: SW lamb kebab (2 syns) with lettuce (s), tomato (s), onions (s) and garlic sauce (2 syns) with a wholemeal bap (HEB)
Snacks: celery (s) and houmous (5 syns), pear (s), clementines (s), boiled eggs (p), ham (p)
Total syns: 9, Remaining: 26.5. Used this week = 78.5

Thursday – EE
Breakfast: slow cooker breakfast casserole with bacon (p), mushrooms (s), spinach (s), beans (p) and eggs (p) and wholemeal toast (HEB)
Lunch: chicken (p) congee with preserved cabbage (s) and chinese mushroom (s)
College: jacket potato with cheese (HEA) and beans (p)
Dinner: pan fried scallops (p) with mussels (p) and vermicelli with spring onion (s), broccoli (s) and peas (p)
Snacks: tomato cup-a-soup (4.5 syns), seafood sticks, banana, pear (s), strawberries (s)
Total syns: 4.5, Remaining: 100.5 (New Flexible Syn Week)

Friday – SP
Breakfast: slow cooker breakfast casserole with bacon (p), mushrooms (s), spinach (s), beans (p) and eggs (p)
Lunch: SW lamb kebab (2 syns) with lettuce (s), tomato (s), onions (s) and garlic sauce (2 syns) with a wholemeal bap (HEB)
Dinner: Roast chicken (p) with roast carrots (s), cabbage (s), broccoli (s) and peas (p)
Snacks: clementines (s), pear (s), boiled eggs (p), celery (s) and houmous (5 syns), ryvita (HEB) and laughing cow (HEA)
Total syns: 9, Remaining: 91.5

Saturday – EE
Breakfast: slow cooker breakfast casserole with bacon (p), mushrooms (s), spinach (s), beans (p) and eggs (p)
Lunch: ryvita (HEB) with laughing cow (HEA) with ham (p) and cherry tomatoes (s)
Dinner: chicken and leek pie (1.5 syns) with roast potatoes and carrots (s)
Snacks: seafood sticks, banana, mullerlight, boiled eggs (p), clementines (s)
Total syns: 1.5, Remaining: 90

I will more than likely add a few more syns here and there – final totals will be in my Round Up posts. I decided to revamp some of the dishes I grew up with and made them more SW-friendly as I was feeling a bit nostalgic. It might seem a lot of food but it’s usually eaten “family style” so there’s a small portion of each dish with rice. I may make some soup as well to really make it feel like one of our family dinners but I’ll have to see if I have any time during the week!

Until next time.. x