What I Ate – 19.08.16

Hi guys,

A late what I ate in a day due to my crazy schedule – apologies!

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Breakfast was some dry curiously cinnamon cereal (trying to clear out the cupboards a bit!) with a ham sandwich.

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Lunch was half of this stewed aubergine dish and white rice (shared it with my sister) and a clementine.

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Sorry for the dodgy lighting! Snack was this ham salad from Asda and a flat peach (not pictured) as I was having dinner made by my ex and he wasn’t home until quite late.

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Dinner was nachos with jalapeños, salsa and cheese. I ate about a quarter of this and was absolutely stuffed!

So overall, not really a fantastic day. Will definitely strive to do better in my next What I Ate post! I’m really struggling to find a balance of healthy eating and working 70-80 work weeks at the moment. If you have any tips, please leave them below!

Until next time.. x

WW Food Log – 02.06.15 – 08.06.15 – 2.5lb loss

Hi guys,

Sorry this is a little late – I’ve been feeling a little under the weather recently and been sleeping quite a bit so I’m a little behind on posts but better late than never, I suppose. This week hasn’t been too bad craving wise. I haven’t gone totally off kilter (except Friday with planned meals on Sunday and Monday) and been within my points so all is well. Very happy with the 2.5lb loss.

Tuesday – 34pp & 3 weekly pp

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Breakfast: a bagel thin (3pp) with 30g wafer thin ham (1pp) with cucumber, a clementine and smoothie with strawberries, banana, spinach, frozen berries, 1tsp chia seeds (2pp) and a tbsp of porridge oats (1pp) = 7pp

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Lunch: half pack of Tilda sun dried tomato basmati rice (4pp) with 125g steamed turkey mince (3pp) with oyster sauce, half tbsp corn starch (1pp) and an apple = 8pp

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Dinner: jacket potato with coleslaw in light mayo guesstimate = 11pp

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Snacks: 2 ryvita (1pp) and 2 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) with cherry tomatoes, nectarine, roast carrots, a tbsp of mash (1pp?). Not pictured: 3/4 aero bar (4pp), a pack of popchips (3pp) and a mini creme egg (1pp) = 11pp

Wednesday – 31pp

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Breakfast: 1/4 pot Asda fat free natural yoghurt (2pp) with fruit and a smoothie made with spinach, strawberries, bananas, frozen fruit, 1tsp chia seeds (2pp) and 1tbsp porridge oats (1pp) = 5pp

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Lunch: 2 bagel thins (6pp) with 30g ham (1pp), 60g smoked salmon (2pp), 1 laughing cow extra light triangle and 30g Phili light (1pp), cucumber. = 10pp

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Dinner: half portion of skinny corned beef hash (6pp) with pickled onions, beetroot, cherry tomatoes and roast carrots = 6pp

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Snack: Ilumi pea and pancetta soup (5pp) with roast pork (5pp) = 10pp

Thursday – 34pp + 2 weekly pp

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Lunch: Ilumi spicy butternut squash soup (3pp) with 2 sandwich thins (6pp) 60g ham (2pp) and 2 laughing cow light triangles (1pp) = 12pp

Dinner: (not pictured) jacket potato with tuna in light mayo (13pp)

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Snack: roast pork (3pp) with a bag of quavers (2pp) – not pictured. Egg (2pp) with half can of beans (4pp) roast butternut squash and carrots, spinach and mushrooms = 11pp

Friday – 34pp + 11 weekly pp

Breakfast: not pictured – 1/4 pot Asda fat free natural yoghurt (1pp) with fruit = 1pp

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Lunch: skinny corned beef hash (12pp) with cherry tomatoes, pickled onions and beetroot, nectarine, apple = 12pp

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Dinner: Hollands steak and kidney pudding (9pp) with roast carrots and 160g mushy peas (3pp) = 12pp

Snack: not pictured – pork steak (3pp), 2 Morrisons rice cake with milk chocolate (3pp), 2 packs French Fries (5pp), skittles (5pp) and a Dairy Milk Oat Crunch (4pp) = 20pp

Saturday – 34pp + 9 weekly pp

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Breakfast: bagel thin (3pp) with an egg (2pp) light cheese slice (1pp) and 2 bacon medallions (1pp) = 7pp

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Lunch: half serving of skinny corned beef hash (6pp) with cherry tomatoes, pickled onions and beetroot, with a sandwich thin (3pp), 30g ham (1pp) and a laughing cow extra light triangle = 10pp

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Dinner: I had a mixed kebab but as you can see from the photos above my eyes were way too big for my stomach! I guesstimated around 18pp for what I ate (which wasn’t a lot!) and the rest went to OH. = 18pp

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Snack: Nissan seafood macaroni (8pp) = 8pp

Sunday – 34pp + 13 weekly pp

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Breakfast: bagel thin (3pp) with a laughing cow light triangle (1pp) = 4pp

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Lunch: skinny corned beef hash (12pp) with cucumber, pickled beetroot, nectarine = 12pp

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Snack: 1/4 pot Asda fat free natural yoghurt (1pp) with fruit

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Dinner: with my work colleagues – bowl of white rice, stir fried pak choi, aubergine stew, steamed fish, braised pork belly, fried pangasius, hot boiled lamb, cumin lamb, fried beancurd and beancurd vermicelli chinese leaf stew. Guesstimate = 30pp

Monday – 34pp + 1 weekly pp

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Lunch: bagel thin (3pp) with 60g smoked salmon (2pp) 30g Phili light (1pp), packet of French Fries (2pp) and 300g can of Heinz tomato soup (5pp) = 13pp

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Snack: smoothie of spinach, strawberries, banana, frozen melon with a Asda Smart Price caramel wafer bar (2pp) = 2pp

Dinner: with a friend at Sukhothai. Had tom yum soup and massaman curry with jasmine rice. Guesstimate = 20pp

Until next time.. x

WW Food Log – Tues 26.05.15 – Mon 01.06.15 – 2lb loss

Hi guys,

So my first food log on WW – it doesn’t look particularly healthy in some places and in others I think my food portions are too big but I suppose as long as I’m under points, that’s good right? At the time of writing (a couple of days before posting) I’ve not yet weighed in but I will update at the bottom how much I lost eating what I ate.

Tuesday – 26pp

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Breakfast: 2 egg omelette (4pp) with pea shoots, mushrooms, a light cheese slice (1pp) and cherry tomatoes = 5pp

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Lunch: a plain bagel (6pp) with 60g smoked salmon (2pp) 30g Phili light (1pp) with an apple and nectarine = 9pp

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Afternoon snack: 2 raw carrots with 2 sticks of celery and 4 seafood sticks (2pp) with 30g houmous (3pp) and (not pictured) 30g Cathedral City Vintage Cheddar (3pp) = 8pp

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“Dinner”: pack of cheese and onion French Fries (2pp) and a WW bakewell slice (2pp) = 4pp

Wednesday – 32pp

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Breakfast: half a pot of Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with half a banana, Tesco frozen fruit salad, strawberries = 1pp

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Lunch: half a pack of Tilda mushroom basmati rice (4pp) with 100g Wing On fish roll (3pp) with chinese chives, oyster sauce, soy sauce and a pack of GS needle mushroom and cabbage (2pp) with a pear = 9pp

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Snacks: 3 ryvita (2pp) with 3 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) and cherry tomatoes, a Dairy Milk Oat Crunch (4pp) and a crumpet (3pp) with a tsp of Lurpak lighter (1pp) = 11pp

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Dinner: 200g chicken (7pp) with 200g new potatoes (4pp) and roasted carrots and butternut squash with cherry tomatoes = 11pp

Thursday – 34pp

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Breakfast: 4 bacon medallions (3pp) on 2 sandwich thins (6pp) with 2tbsp ketchup (1pp) and an apple = 10pp

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Lunch: half pack of Tilda mushroom basmati rice (4pp) 100g Way On fish roll (3pp) chinese chives, soy sauce, oyster sauce, 1 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce and a nectarine = 7pp

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Snack: half pot Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with strawberries, half a banana, Tesco frozen fruit salad, 3 ryvita (2pp) with 3 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) and cherry tomatoes. (Not pictured) – 25g Satay fish snack (2pp) 3 custard creams (5pp) = 11pp

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Dinner: “Pizza” one sandwich thin (3pp) with 40g light mozzarella (2pp), 1tbsp tomato puree, 25g sun dried tomatoes (1pp) spinach, mushrooms, roasted carrots and butternut squash = 6pp

Friday – 34pp + 8 weekly points

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Breakfast: one sachet Quaker Oatsosimple golden syrup (4pp) with 180ml skimmed milk (2pp) and half a banana = 6pp

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Lunch: 2 bagel thins (6pp) with 60g wafer thin ham (2pp) 2 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) cherry tomatoes and cucumber with a portion of longan (dragon eyes) = 9pp

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Snack: half pot Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp), half a banana, strawberries, half a can of fruit cocktail in juice (drained). Not pictured: 2 pork loin steak (10pp), Graze carrot cake (2pp) and Graze mango chutney (2pp) = 15pp

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Dinner: one Chicago Town deep dish four cheese pizza (12pp) and roasted carrots = 12pp

Saturday – 34pp + 20 weekly points

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Breakfast: half pot Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with strawberries and half a can of fruit cocktail in juice (drained), apple, clementine, half a bagel thin (filling pointed in snack) + 1 bagel thin not pictured (5pp) 30g Phili light (1pp) = 7pp

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Lunch: 4 ryvita (2pp) 60g (2pp) with cherry tomatoes and a nectarine. Not pictured a pork steak (5pp) = 9pp

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Dinner: 90g wholewheat pasta (8pp) in chicken broth made with Oxo cube, 100g Kung Fu beef slice for hotpot (7pp), poached egg (2pp) and chinese leaves = 17pp

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Snacks: one and a half bagel thins (5pp) 60g wafer thin ham (2pp) 30g tomato houmous (2pp), plum. Not pictured: salt and vinegar French Fries (2pp), a Jacob’s jam and cream biscuit (2pp), half a slice of OH’s pizza (3pp), 2 wings (3pp) and three potato wedges (2pp) = 21pp

Sunday – 34pp + 6 weekly points

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Brunch: one sandwich thin (3pp) one bagel thin (3pp) 2 eggs (4pp) 4 bacon medallions (3pp) and 2 light cheese slices (2pp) = 15pp

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Dinner: 3 skinless chicken drumsticks (5pp) 100g sweet potatoes (3pp) roasted carrots and courgette with a Pepsi Max = 8pp

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Snacks: a Dairy Milk Oat Crunch (4pp) cheese and onion French Fries (2pp) a WW bakewell slice (2pp) 2 crumpets (5pp) with 15g Nutella (2pp) and 10g Lurpak lighter (2pp) = 17pp

Monday – 34pp + 13 weekly points
**I ended up going a little crazy with food. I hadn’t slept at all on Monday and so I think my appetite increased plus I had an unexpected blood test where they couldn’t find my vein so I think I was a little traumatised**

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Breakfast: 4 bacon medallions (3pp) on 2 sandwich thins (6pp) with 3tbsp ketchup (1pp) = 10pp

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Lunch: a can of mackerel in spicy tomato sauce (6pp) with 2 eggs (4pp) and cherry tomatoes = 10pp

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Snack: a shake made from strawberries, frozen banana, spinach, frozen berries, 1tsp chia seeds (2pp), 2tbsp porridge oats (1pp). Not pictured: 2 bags French Fries (5pp), a packet of Pop Chips (3pp) = 10pp

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Dinner: Chicago Town deep dish four cheese pizza (12pp), 1/4 serving of Corned Beef Hash (3pp) and 1/4 can of Heinz Tuscan Beanz (2pp) – more beans pictured but I didn’t really like them so only ate half! = 17pp

Yeah, so I think I went a little overboard in the last few days – particularly on Saturday. I did extra exercise and I think that contributed to me eating like a horse. Looking back it seems a bit ridiculous! Plus I ate four lots of pizza (1 healthified, the others not) which seems a bit much. I’ll see how I do during weigh in as looking at what I ate, makes me think I will have probably have gained!

EDIT: Lost 2lb this week. Although I think maybe I was lucky – I’m going to lay off the pizza this week!

Until next time.. x

Sat – Mon Round Up (24th – 26th Jan)

Hi guys,

Just a quick round up today.

Saturday – EE

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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)

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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

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

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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


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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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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)

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

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

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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)

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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

Fri – Mon Round Up (2nd – 5th Jan)

Hi guys,

Just a quick round up of my food for you guys. I’ve found it a little bit hard to jump back on the wagon, despite wanting to desperately! Anyone else find that after indulging over Christmas, it’s hard to be really disciplined with yourself again? It’s crazy. Especially as I wanted to try the new EE SP plan so hardly any carbs on top of that was a bit like torture the first couple of days. However, I am back on the wagon now. Sunday seemed to be a little turning point and I’ve made sure I’m really organised with my food for this week so my head is most definitely in the game!


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Breakfast was a yummy mushroom (s) and spinach (s) omelet (p) with 15g vintage cheddar (half HEA) – yum.

2015-01-02 13.15.36   2015-01-02 14.18.31

Lunch was carrot (s) and coriander soup with a wholemeal roll (HEB) with 30g Phili light (half HEA) and ham with strawberry infused water and 2 clementines (s)

2015-01-02 16.07.16   2015-01-02 17.40.49

Snack: Ham (p) and cucumber (s) in a wholemeal roll (HEB) with light salad cream (3 syns) with extra cucumber (s) and 25g wasabi peas (4.5 syns)

2015-01-02 20.45.00

Dinner: ‘blackened’ steak with the fat removed (p) with swede (s) and carrot (s) mash with sprouts (s) and bacon (p)

Total syns: 7.5


2015-01-03 09.28.39

Breakfast: two fried eggs (p) with two slices of bacon (p) with mushrooms (s) and spinach (s)

2015-01-03 13.26.02

Lunch: soy salmon (p) with carrot (s) and swede (s) mash with celery sticks (s) and a clementine (s) with strawberry and cucumber infused water

2015-01-03 16.34.48   2015-01-03 16.42.06

Snack: ham (p) and cucumber (s) parcels with light salad cream (3 syns) and clementine (s) with strawberries (s) and 25g wasabi peas (4.5 syns)

2015-01-03 20.46.22

Dinner: “Pizza” – 2 wholemeal rolls (HEB x2) with 50g mozzarella (HEA), tomato puree, ham (p), green beans (s), mushrooms (s), 8 olives (1.5 syns) and carrot chips (s)

Total syns – 9


2015-01-04 15.56.44

Snack: 24g salt and vinegar hula hoops (6 syns) – was disappointed with the flavour. Anyone else think they just taste of potato?

2015-01-04 19.57.21

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

2015-01-04 21.15.12

Snack: 2 clementines (s) and half a bag of jelly tots (4 syns)

Total syns – 10


2015-01-05 09.44.35

Breakfast: spinach (s) with 3 eggs scrambled (p) with 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB)

2015-01-05 12.37.17

Lunch: chicken (p) pieces with Ainsley Harriot Spice Sensation Couscous (1.5 syns) with broccoli (s), green beans (s), cherry tomatoes (s) and peas (p). 2 boiled eggs (p) and a cup of tea with a splash of milk (0.5 syn). Not sure if my couscous was off but it tasted very strange so ended up just eating the chicken and veg.

2015-01-05 16.11.14

Snack: two boiled eggs (p) with celery sticks (s) and 2 tbsp jalapeno houmous (5 syns) with strawberry & cucumber infused water

2015-01-05 16.59.59   2015-01-05 18.00.53

Snack: 2 clementines (s) and 2 boiled eggs (p)

2015-01-05 20.16.18   2015-01-05 20.36.59

Dinner: beef (p) stew with carrots (s), onions (s), celery (s) and mushrooms (s) with pickled beetroot (s) and pickled cabbage (s) with sweetheart cabbage (s), baby corn (s) and mangetout (s) with half pack of jelly tots (3.5)

Total syns – 11.5

That’s all for now guys. Weigh in tomorrow so hopefully I’ll have lost at  least some of that Christmas weight!

Until next time.. x


Sunday – Wednesday Round Up (7th – 10th Dec)

Hi guys,

Sorry this is a tad bit late. As you know from previous posts, I’ve had a bit of a rubbish week so getting myself to post this was quite hard! I guess this is how I’m changing my life around though as it’s making me more accountable 🙂 I’ve had an OK day today (Thurs). I’ve had massive stomach cramps all last night and today (probably from all the junk I’ve been eating!) so I’ve not eaten as much as I would normally and it’s given me a chance to get back to basics.


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Breakfast: congee with beef slices, ginger and preserved cabbage (s)

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Lunch snack: soy salmon pieces

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Dinner: pork bone soup with green radish (s), Chinese mushroom (s), carrots (s), tomatoes (s) and celery (s).

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Dessert: 3 clementines (s) and an amaretto coffee


2014-12-08 10.16.42

Breakfast: congee with beef slices, preserved cabbage (s) and spring onions (s)

2014-12-08 13.21.16  2014-12-08 14.13.18

Lunch: pork bone soup with Chinese mushroom (s), carrots (s), celery (s), tomato (s) (3 syns with pork ribs) and a banana

2014-12-08 15.22.11

Snack: clementine (s) and a banana

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Dinner: we headed to Red’s in Leeds with a friend which was hastily rearranged as we were supposed to go next week. I had a few sips of the bourbon bacon milkshake, the starter mixed ribs, the juicy lucifer burger with fries (which my OH had and I had some of his pit beans), frickles (really disappointing so I only had a couple) and slaw. As you can see I left a lot – I had about 3/4 of the burger and half the slaw. Somehow I lost myself and ordered dessert (pecan and salted caramel peach cobbler with ice cream) and it was so sickly sweet I only ate about half (of the cobbler part).


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Breakfast: I ate a pandan swiss roll slice (cringe!) and some congee with beef slices, preserved cabbage (s) and spring onions (s).

2014-12-09 17.25.28

College snack: cottage pie and spiral fries with a pepsi max

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Dinner: a mix of congee and soup – beef slices, tomato (s), celery (s), spring onions (s), Chinese mushroom (s) green radish (s), carrots (s)


2014-12-10 11.07.38

Breakfast: cup of tea (HEA) with o% natural yoghurt with strawberries (ss), banana and cherries (s)

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Lunch: yakisoba teriyaki noodles

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Dinner: soft shell crab with wasabi mayo (the weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten and much of it was left on the plate!) and a beef massaman curry with garlic rice, jasmine tea and a diet coke.

Yeah, so this week has been one hell of a write off. I feel really rubbish for it too. What I’m dreading is that next week we’re out again (for Christmas lunch with my Mum and sisters and to a friend’s work do at Nando’s) which isn’t too bad I suppose but I think I just want to curl up in a ball at home and not eat until next week (which is obviously unsafe and not actually happening!). As I said, Thursday hasn’t been too bad – I haven’t been to college tonight so no rubbish to choose from. Tomorrow I think I’m trying to make Big Mac in a bowl so that will be interesting. I feel I’ve gone majorly off the food plan for this week and my fridge just seems ridiculously full!

Until next time.. x



Thurs – Sat Round Up

Hi guys,

Hope you’re all well. I’ll break it to you now.. I’ve not had the best half week. You know when those F1 cars do the crazy tail spin around in circles? I feel like I’ve been in one of those since Wednesday evening and not managed to get myself out. Still spinning out of control! I’ve done some damage limitation today (Saturday) and look forward to starting afresh tomorrow.


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Breakfast: I was doing some Christmas shopping at 9am and ran out of the house without breakfast, which led me to arriving at Wilko’s about an hour in starving! I had a fried egg, bacon (removed the fat after the photo was taken), mushroom (s), baked beans (ss), a hash brown and a slice of toast. I’m guesstimating around 15 syns.

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Lunch: a bit better – tomato speed soup (ss) with pickled beetroot (s) and I forgot about this morning’s toast (which I synned above) and had 2 slices of 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) cut into small crouton size.

Snack: My Mum then took me for a cup of tea. It resulted in said cup of tea and half a portion of nachos with chilli con carne. Massive massive fail. 20 – 30 syns?

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Dinner: soy salmon with roast carrots (s), peas (ss), broccoli (s), green beans (s), sweetcorn.

Superspeed – 3, speed – 5

Total syns: way too many. 45?


I totally forgot to take any photos on Friday as I was manning a stall at a local school.

Breakfast/Lunch: spiced yoghurt chicken (s) with sweetcorn, peas (ss), broccoli (s) and green beans.

Snack: banana, clementine (s) Pretz sour cream & onion x2 (10 syns)

Dinner: siu mai, siu long bao and 2 chicken and mushroom buns. (syns : left, right and centre, I imagine.)

Superspeed – 1, speed – 3

Total syns: Not sure. Write off?


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Breakfast/Lunch: I ate some of these siu long bao (left) and cha siu bao (right). No idea on the syns.

Snack: I had a Mama tom yum vermicelli cup noodle. Again clueless on syn value.

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Dinner: I had a few chips and I made chicken (s) pizza with peppers (s), onions (s), mushrooms (s), tomatoes (s), green beans (s) and some mozzarella (HEA).

Superspeed – 0, speed – 6

Total syns: I give up.

So, overall I’ve just had a seriously bad few days of eating. It’s not even that I’m binge eating on these things (which makes a change!). I’ve just not eaten strictly on plan at all – just a couple of meals here and there. I did do a cheeky weigh in on my own scales (which I discovered are pretty similar to SW, I think it shows half a lb more than SW scales when I weighed in last Saturday 10 mins apart) and I don’t seem to have gained. Yet. So I am giving myself a rhetorical massive kick up the backside to stick to the SW plan until weigh in. I did my food shop today and my food plan is all set. I have a couple of Chinese dishes on my plan this week which I think still work with SW. I’ll give a more detailed explanation on my next post as my previous post was just ridiculously long and I don’t want you to suffer again! 🙂

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!


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

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

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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)

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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


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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)

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

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

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

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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)

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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


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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

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

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

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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


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Breakfast: Strawberry Mullerlight with strawberries (ss) and banana

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

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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!

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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


Wed-Sat Round Up & Weigh In Saturday

Hi guys,

Sorry for the wait on this week’s posts. I have to admit I haven’t had the greatest week and I’ve been crazy busy eating as I’m working so I keep forgetting to take photos. Next week I am going to be on it (like a car bonnet!).


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Breakfast: Cheese on Toast (HEA, HEB & 3 syns). I had 2 slices of toast – was too hungry to wait!

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Lunch: pork with roast potatoes, roast carrots (s), broccoli (s) and green beans (s)

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Snack: banana, clementine (s) and a Chinese sausage and cheese bun >.< I’m guessing it will be around 15 syns or so. This spiralled into my friend’s birthday dinner. Moral of this story – DO NOT SUCCUMB. Bad things happen.

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Dinner: Meatballs with tomato sauce and pasta with chips AND pizza??? (yeah triple carbs. Damn) and then a small piece of chocolate cake. 50 syns?! More? 😦

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Midnight snack: roast potatoes.


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Breakfast: 30g Special K granola with 0% fat free yoghurt (with sweetener) and bananas, strawberries (ss), honey dew melon (ss) and a clementine (s)

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Lunch: soy salmon with roast potatoes, roast carrots (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s)

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College snack: Pepsi Max with a jacket potato, cheese (HEA) and baked beans (ss) and a tomato cup-a-soup (4.5 syns)

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Dinner: OH made whitebait with tomatoes (s), sweetcorn, chillis (s) with roast potatoes


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Breakfast: a slice of toast (8 syns), tomatoes (s), mushroom (s), baked beans (ss), eggs, bacon – didn’t eat the sausage or the hash brown (gave that to my Mum!). 6 syns for oil.

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Lunch: SW lamb hotpot (1 syn) with carrots (s), mushrooms (s), courgette (s)

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Snack: HM chicken and sweetcorn soup (0.5 syn) and a banana

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Second snack: ham and clementines (s)

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Dinner: spinach (s), mushroom (s) and cheese (HEA) omelet with three eggs


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Breakfast: 30g Special K granola with 0% fat yoghurt, honey dew melon (ss), strawberries (ss), banana and a clementine.

Lunch: Chicken and chinese mushroom bun (x2) with 8 pieces of siu mai (a Chinese pork dumpling) – 30 syns? Bleh.

Snack: banana, turkey ham (s), pickled beetroot (s)

Dinner: Roast chicken with the skin on (6.5 syns) with carrot (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s), roast potatoes, sprouts and chicken gravy (3 syns)

Weigh In Saturday

So I weighed in on a Saturday this week. It’s been a mental week and with all my evenings being taken up Saturday morning was the nearest and most convenient. I prefer being weighed in the morning but the morning groups are so busy I never feel inclined to stay 😦 The quieter evening groups are more my thing I think.

But yes, last time I weighed in I was a half lb off my half stone award. Well guess what – I made it! 1 lb off! Finally! I really want to carry on the momentum so I’m going to try and be really good this week and not deviate too much. As I weighed in on Saturday, my next weigh in is Wednesday so I don’t think I’ll lose too much weight between now and then. I would like another lb off though… I just need to make sure I don’t go anywhere with my Mum – she’s a bad influence!

Until next time.. x