Tues – Fri Round Up (20th – 23rd Jan)

Hi guys,

Half a week gone and I’m feeling quite positive. I’m struggling drinking the same amount of water as I was but I’m hoping that my hard work pays off!

Tuesday – EE

2015-01-20 11.08.51

Breakfast: 30g Special K Granola (HEB) with 200ml semi skimmed milk (HEA) with strawberries (s) and bananas

2015-01-20 14.47.30

Lunch: (forgot to take a photo until I was nearly done!) pea and gammon soup with a clementine (s) – not pictured

College/Snack: 3 boiled eggs, 2 clementines, jacket potato with tuna and coleslaw in light mayo (6 syns), coffee with the 50ml of semi skimmed milk left in my HEA allowance

2015-01-20 21.58.57

Dinner: slow cooker roast chicken with roast new potatoes and roast carrots (s)

2015-01-20 22.29.56 2015-01-20 22.13.11

Snack: Treat size bag of Tangfastics (4.5 syns) with half of the strawberries (s)

Total syns: 10.5, Remaining: 94.5

Wednesday – SP

2015-01-21 11.02.08

Breakfast: 30g granola (HEB) with 250ml semi skimmed milk (HEA) with strawberries (s)

2015-01-21 12.51.18

Lunch: pea and gammon soup with celery and 2 tbsp houmous (5 syns)

2015-01-21 16.13.52 2015-01-21 16.45.52 2015-01-21 16.56.39

Snacks: S&B Osuimono Soup (0.5 syn), 4 boiled eggs, 2 clementines (S), also 15g wasabi peas (3 syns) and 25g popchips (5 syns)

2015-01-21 21.04.34 2015-01-21 22.03.34

Dinner: slow cooker chicken soup with carrots (s), mushrooms (s), celery (s), leeks (s) and onions (s) with a pear (s) and 2 clementines (s)

Total syns: 13.5, Remaining: 81

Thursday – EE

2015-01-22 10.59.19

Breakfast: Subway ham and turkey salad box with lettuce (s), tomatoes (s), cucumber (s), pickles (s), sweetcorn and honey and mustard dressing (4 syns – not too sure on dressing but it’s 1 syn/tbsp)

2015-01-22 14.14.01

Lunch: slow cooker chicken soup with veggies, 2 clementines (s) and HEB 60g wholemeal roll and 1 clementine as a snack

2015-01-22 17.04.36

College: jacket potato with cheese (HEA) and baked beans with a Pepsi Max and a cappuccino (2 syns for milk)

2015-01-22 21.32.36

Dinner: dried ramen noodles in chicken stock with chinese leaf (s) and soy salmon – so yummy!

Total syns: 6, Remaining: 75

Friday – SP

It’s been absolutely manic today at work so I’ve literally been eating as I’m working and totally forgot to take photos!

Pre-Breakfast: 2 slices of ham
Breakfast: slow cooker chicken with veggies and 2 clementines (s)
Lunch: 4 boiled eggs and strawberries (s)

2015-01-23 20.51.20

Dinner: 2 ryvita (HEB & S) with 4 dairylea light triangles (HEA) with ham (p), cucumber (s) and cherry tomatoes (s) and a ham sandwich with 400g wholemeal bread (HEB) with lettuce (s), cucumber (s), cherry tomatoes (s) and 2 tbsp light salad cream (3 syns) and 25g pop chips (5 syns)

Total syns: 8 syns, Remaining: 67

Until next time.. x

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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 

2015-01-06 11.05.43

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

2015-01-06 13.17.41

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)

2015-01-06 21.55.11 2015-01-06 22.24.23

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

2015-01-08 21.34.45 2015-01-08 21.27.57 2015-01-08 22.10.27 2015-01-08 23.44.52

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)

2015-01-10 16.16.11 2015-01-10 17.17.04

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

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

Meal Plan – Sunday – Saturday (14th – 20th Dec)

Hi guys,

So meal plan for next week. It’s getting closer to Christmas and I’m kinda hoping to get through Christmas and New Year relatively unscathed. I’m willing myself to stick to plan this week so it will give me some wiggle room over the holidays.

Sunday
Breakfast: syn-free sausages, eggs, 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) and baked beans (ss)
Lunch: Christmas lunch with Mum and sisters
Dinner: Friend’s Christmas Do at Nando’s

Monday
Breakfast: bacon, spinach (s) and mushroom (s) omelet with 40g reduced fat cheese (HEA)
Lunch: SW crunchy Thai beef salad (0.5 syn) with chinese cabbage (s), radishes (s), spring onions (s), carrots (s)
Dinner: SW rich beef stew with carrots (s), sprouts, onions (s) and mushrooms (s)
Superspeed – 0, speed – 9
Total syns: 0.5

Tuesday
Breakfast: congee with beef slices, tomato (s), Chinese mushrooms (s), preserved cabbage (s) and spring onions (s)
Lunch: SW rich beef stew with carrots (s), sprouts, onions (s) and mushrooms (s)
College snack: jacket potato with cheese (HEA) and baked beans (ss)
Dinner: SW crunchy Thai beef salad (0.5 syn) with chinese cabbage (s), radishes (s), spring onions (s), carrots (s)
Superspeed – 1, speed – 11
Total syns: 0.5

Wednesday
Breakfast: congee with beef slices, tomato (s), Chinese mushrooms (s), preserved cabbage (s) and spring onions (s)
Lunch: SW crunchy Thai beef salad (0.5 syn) with chinese cabbage (s), radishes (s), spring onions (s), carrots (s)
Dinner: SW rich beef stew with carrots (s), sprouts, onions (s) and mushrooms (s)
Superspeed – 1, speed – 11
Total syns: 0.5

Thursday
Breakfast: congee with beef slices, tomato (s), Chinese mushrooms (s), preserved cabbage (s) and spring onions (s)
Lunch: SW lamb hotpot with carrots (s), potatoes, sprouts, onions (s) (1 syn)
College: jacket potato with tuna (s) in light yoghurt and coleslaw (10 syns)
Dinner: SW chicken (s) and leek (s) pie with carrots (s), peas (ss) and mushrooms (s)
Superspeed – 1, speed – 11
Total syns: 11

Friday
Breakfast: bacon, eggs, mushrooms (s) and baked beans (ss)
Lunch: SW chicken (s) and leek (s) pie with carrots (s), peas (ss) and mushrooms (s)
Dinner: SW chilli con carne with rice (carrots (s), celery (s), peppers (s), onions (s)
Superspeed – 2, speed – 9
Total syns: 0

Saturday
Breakfast: spinach (s) and mushroom (s) omelet with reduced fat cheese (HEA)
Lunch: SW chilli con carne with rice (carrots (s), celery (s), peppers (s), onions (s)
Dinner: out for Christmas do

Hopefully I can stick to plan to give me a good little push with Christmas only a few days away 🙂

Until next time.. x

Sun – Wed Round Up PLUS Weigh In Wednesday!

Hi guys,

Hope you’re all well. It’s been a crazy few days at home and I woke up this morning with the realisation that I have an exam in two weeks – gulp! Sorry my food posts haven’t been as frequent and grouped up. I’m just finding the odd half an hour here and there to update 🙂 This is a really long post as I only have a few minutes to get this together before college so I suggest getting a cup of tea to drink as you read!

Sunday

2014-11-30 11.32.04

Breakfast: 0% fat yoghurt with strawberries (ss), passion fruit (s) and bananas.

2014-11-30 13.51.11  2014-11-30 13.34.04

 

Lunch: roast chicken (s) with roast potatoes, roast carrots (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s) and gravy (3 syns) with honey dew melon (ss)

2014-11-30 16.51.31  2014-11-30 20.40.44

Snack: OH & I went on a rare cinema date to watch The Imitation Game (which is fantastic, btw) so I snacked on half a regular salted popcorn (on another note, popcorn prices are OUTRAGEOUS at the cinema!) – 10 syns? I also spilt quite a lot of it on the floor >.<

Dinner: beef stew with carrots (s), roast potatoes, sprouts, onions (s), mushrooms (s) and pickled beetroot (s)

2014-11-30 20.52.14

Night time snack: 3 clementines (s) and HEA & 1.5 syns of cheese (The small ones were 12g each – 36g altogether)

Superspeed – 2, speed – 10

Total syns: 19

Monday

2014-12-01 09.39.42

Breakfast: Bacon sandwich using 400g wholemeal bread (HEB) with ketchup (2 syns) and an omelet with spinach (s) and 20g light red cheese grated (1/2 HEA)

2014-12-01 12.25.15

Lunch: beef stew with carrots (s), roast potatoes, onions (s), mushrooms (s) and sprouts

2014-12-01 12.35.55

Snack: clementine (s), pina colada Mullerlight and a banana

2014-12-01 15.03.02

 

Another snack: honey dew melon (ss) and a banana

2014-12-01 15.57.20  2014-12-01 17.40.42

Another snack: Morrisons Saver ravioli and the rest of the breakfast omelet with spinach (s) and 20g light red cheese (1/2 HEA) and baked beans (ss)

2014-12-01 23.03.04  2014-12-01 23.15.01

Dinner: roast chicken (s) with roast potatoes, roast carrots (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s) and gravy (3 syns) with Pepsi Max and 3 clementines (s)

Superspeed – 2, Speed – 11

Total syns: 3

Tuesday

2014-12-02 13.23.13

Breakfast: tomato soup (s) (3 syns – the shop owner puts a little butter in but no oil) with 1/2 a sausage, beans (ss) and cheese (HEA) panini (Thank god for Mums and sisters to take some of the hit!) – about 10 syns

2014-12-02 12.43.43

Dinner: beef stew with carrots (s), sprouts, onions (s), mushrooms (s)

2014-12-02 14.03.27

 

Snacks: 25g wasabi peas (4.5 syns), jacket potato with tuna in light natural yoghurt (4 syns), Pepsi Max, black coffee

2014-12-02 21.30.57

Dinner: soy salmon with carrots (s) and roast potatoes2014-12-02 22.12.13

Snack: 3 clementines (s)

Superspeed – 1, speed – 6

Total syns: 21.5

Wednesday

2014-12-03 11.21.42

Breakfast: Strawberry Mullerlight with strawberries (ss) and banana

2014-12-03 12.53.59

Lunch: Garlic lettuce (s) with a little bit of beef in black bean sauce (4 syns) with 2 clementines (s) – not pictured

2014-12-03 20.03.30  2014-12-03 20.28.54

Dinner: tiny bit of a blow out! 2x Appletiser (12 syns), a lot of extremely fresh sushi (10 syns?) and I managed about a quarter of the bowl of noodles (7 syns – wasn’t a fan of the actual noodle itself!) and my OH ate the rest of the broth, meat and veggies whilst waiting for his dish)

Superspeed – 1, Speed – 2

Total syns: (far too many!) 31?

Weigh In Wednesday & Early Christmas Present off OH

So before the meal with my OH and friends, I popped to weigh in. My consultant was so poorly bless her and she still made it but as she lost her voice, I don’t think I missed much! As it was only 4 days since my previous weigh in, I was a bit nervous that I would just maintain or have a teeny tiny half lb off. I was really happy as I weighed in at 15 stone 5.5lbs and lost a lb which makes 5lbs in 4 weeks, which isn’t too bad for me. I’m just surprised I’m still losing as usually I would have had a small gain by now or maintained. I picked up my half stone award whilst I was at group and I’m hoping for a 1 or 2 lb loss next week. I really want to try and hit 15 stone by Christmas and although I have about 10 meals out with friends planned I really want to hit it. I would like to start the new year in the 14 stone range BUT I am hosting a Christmas meal for friends which I’m letting myself have the day to not worry about food too much, so that might not happen! I’ll have that in the back of my mind though so hopefully it will curb myself not to go crazy. That, or the non stop cooking will make me not hungry!

2014-11-30 19.58.56

As an early Christmas present, my OH took me to Sweatshop on Sunday 🙂 I have really flat feet and walking more than a mile in normal shoes kills my feet and they just can’t cope with insoles. My friend had visited Sweatshop and came back raving about them so when OH was asking what he could get me for Christmas, I really wanted to go. The guy at the shop was super nice. I didn’t run on the treadmill tester as you would usually as the fact I was flat footed and also had wide feet ruled out several brands and types of trainers.

I ended up plumping for these Mizuno Wave Inspire 10 in white/blue/green. They cost a fair bit – £105! – but I have been walking non stop in them since Monday and at the moment I absolutely love them. I’ve not had any foot pain so far which is just amazing. I’m going to walk to work and back on Friday (2.2 miles each way) so that will be the real test. The reason why I wasn’t too fazed about OH spending this on me (which usually I’d object to) was that Sweatshop have a 30 day return policy so you can test your shoes OUTSIDE and still bring them back if they’re not right. You have to have some guidance in buying the shoes (i.e. you can’t pick them up yourself and assume they’ll do and return them) but I think that’s really good. Many trainers I’ve had before have been OK until I stepped outside on normal terrain and then killed my feet 😦

I’ll probably give another little update the more I use them, so look out for that.

Apologies for the ultra long post. I’ll sign off for now 🙂

Until next time.. x

 

Food Plan – Sunday to Saturday

Hi everyone,

I hope you’ve all been enjoying my posts so far. I’ve liked the fact that they’re keeping me accountable with what I eat and although I’ve missed one weigh in, I’ve lost 4lbs since I started the blog and got my half stone award! I’ve been doing SW since August so it’s been a lot of ups and downs and maintaining so this is real progress for me. I hope it continues!

To the food diary-

Sunday
Breakfast: Bacon, spinach (s), mushroom (s) and cheese (HEA) omelet with baked beans (ss) and strawberries (ss)
Lunch: roast chicken leftovers (s) with roast potatoes, carrots (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s), sprouts and gravy (4 syns)
Dinner: Beef stew with carrots (s), sprouts, potatoes, celery (s), onion (s), mushrooms (s)
Superspeed – 2, speed – 9
Total syns: 4

Monday
Breakfast: Bacon sandwich using 400g wholemeal bread with ketchup (2 syns)
Lunch: Leftover beef stew with carrots (s), sprouts, potatoes, celery (s), onion (s), mushrooms (s)
Pre-volunteering snack: Bacon, spinach (s), mushroom (s) and cheese (HEA) omelet with baked beans (ss)
Dinner: roast chicken leftovers (s) with roast potatoes, carrots (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s), sprouts and gravy (4 syns)
Superspeed – 1, speed – 10
Total syns: 6

Tuesday
Breakfast: eggs and beans (ss) with strawberries (ss), honey dew melon (ss) and 0% fat yoghurt
Lunch: soy salmon with roast potatoes, broccoli (s), green beans (s) and carrots (s)
College snack: jacket potato with cheese (HEA) and beans (ss) and a tomato cup-a-soup (4.5 syns)
Dinner: Leftover beef stew with carrots (s), sprouts, potatoes, celery (s), onion (s), mushrooms (s)
Superspeed – 4, speed – 7
Total syns: 4.5

Wednesday
Breakfast: Bacon, eggs and beans (ss) with strawberries (ss), honey dew melon (ss) and 0% fat yoghurt
Lunch: tomato speed soup (carrots (s), tomatoes (s), celery (s), onion (s), pickled onion (s) baked beans (ss)) with a grilled cheese sandwich (HEA & HEB)
Dinner: soy salmon and roast potatoes with carrots (s), broccoli (s), garden peas (ss), mini corn on the cob
Superspeed – 5, speed – 7
Total syns: 0

Thursday
Breakfast: 0% fat yoghurt with strawberries (ss), honey dew melon (ss), banana and pear (s)
Lunch: tomato speed soup (carrots (s), tomatoes (s), celery (s), onion (s), pickled onion (s) baked beans (ss)) with a grilled cheese sandwich (HEA & HEB)
College snack: jacket potato with tuna (s) in light creme fraiche (6 syns) and a tomato cup-a-soup (4.5 syns)
Dinner: SW lamb hotpot (1 syn) with carrots (s), garden peas (ss) and broccoli (s)
Superspeed – 4, speed – 9
Total syns: 11.5

Friday
Breakfast: Bacon, egg, mushrooms (s) with honey dew melon (ss)
Lunch: tomato speed soup (carrots (s), tomatoes (s), celery (s), onion (s), pickled onion (s) baked beans (ss)) with a grilled cheese sandwich (HEA & HEB)
Dinner: spiced chicken (s) marinated in 0% fat yoghurt with roast potatoes, lettuce (s), tomatoes (s), cucumber (s)
Superspeed – 2, Speed – 10
Total syns: 0

Saturday
Breakfast: Bacon sandwich with ketchup (2 syns)
Lunch: Leftover spiced chicken (s) marinated in 0% fat yoghurt with roast potatoes, lettuce (s), tomatoes (s), cucumber (s)
Dinner: chicken (s) pizzas with olives (1 syn), peppers (s), cheese (HEA), mushrooms (s), tomatoes (s)
Superspeed – 0, speed – 8
Total syns: 2

So that is the meal plan for the week. There are some days which are syn free but I haven’t figured out my snacks for the week so I expect the syns will come out higher by the time next week rolls round. Plenty of speed and superspeed foods so hopefully I will get that 1lb loss on Wednesday and it’ll keep me in good stead for the next weigh in 🙂

Until next time.. x

Crazy Crazy Week

Hi guys,

Apologies for the lack of posts. It has been a crazy week what with being in London and this cough (almost!) killing me. I haven’t food optimised much and I didn’t make weigh in this week due to as soon as I was back, I had a lot of social commitments to attend which I couldn’t get out of so I literally haven’t been able to get home before 10pm since I got back from London on Monday. Tonight will be the first “early” night I’d have and I am doing my food shop as I won’t have time for the rest of the week with my volunteering and college. Plus, I really need to get back on the wagon! Flexible syns got thrown out of the window a bit due to London and also lack of planning since I’ve come back.

All the junk and the stress of my cough and not sleeping for more than 4 hours a night whilst in London took its toll and I had the worst breakout on my face. I hardly ever break out so that was when I knew I had to really make sure I was getting at least 7 hours and drinking more water at least as food-wise I’ve not been great at all due to eating out so much.

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I haven’t taken photos of all my food this week so I’m kind of drawing a line under it all and making sure I stock up on some fresh fruit and veg (totally empty at the moment!). Below is my food log of the week which may or may not correspond with the photos above.

Saturday (London 1st day)

Breakfast: Granola with yoghurt and mixed berries with iced water

Lunch: Home made roast tomato tapenade stuffed chicken breast wrapped in bacon (3 syns) with sweet potato fries and a cup of tea

Dinner: Meal in China Town – if I could guestimate the syns I’d probably say around 20 to be on the safe side

Syns: 21

Remaining: 59

Sunday (London 2nd day)

Breakfast: Full English – scrambled eggs, fried eggs, poached eggs, bacon (cut the fat off), mushrooms, sausages, hash browns (15 syns?)

Lunch: Salad with houmus, quinoa, edamame (didn’t have the salad dressing), grapes

Dinner: half of that massive burger (couldn’t fit it in my mouth!) with fries

Syns: way too many…. 30 – 40? I’m just going to just go with it I think as it doesn’t get better.

Monday (London 3rd day)

Breakfast: double bacon cheeseburger and half large fries

Lunch: a frozen yoghurt with passion fruit seeds and half portion of grilled dumplings and an iced coffee

Dinner: dim sum with a relative in China Town

Tuesday (home)

Breakfast: ham and onion bun with a coconut tart

Lunch: Beans and cheese panini with tomato soup

Dinner: Lean corned beef hash with pickled cabbage and pickled onions

Wednesday

Breakfast: corned beef hash leftovers

Lunch: mushroom and pak choi buns

Dinner: pizza :/ and a slice of chocolate cake as it was a friend’s birthday.

Thursday

Breakfast: beans and cheese panini with tomato soup

Lunch: eggs and bacon with beans

Dinner: turkey stir fry

Friday

Breakfast: mushroom and pak choi buns

Dinner: corned beef hash leftovers

Dinner: Chinese meal with my parents’ colleagues

Saturday

Breakfast: a Christmas wrap with roast chicken, roast carrots and parsnips, stuffing and cranberry sauce (my sister’s a bad influence!)

Lunch: corned beef hash leftovers

Dinner: not sure as of yet. Possibly turkey stir fry leftovers at this rate.

 

I’ll let you know how my meal plan goes for next week. Hopefully I’ll be able to post about my shopping if I’m not in a tizz as soon as I get home and I get a proper plan done this afternoon. I had a massive meat delivery the other day and spent a good hour and a half pulling all the fatty bits off before I put it in the freezer so it’s ready to use so I don’t think there will be too much – just fresh fruit and veg and any store cupboard essentials that need topping up.

Until next time.. x