Pre-Weigh In Thoughts + Re-strategising

Hi guys,

This week has been terrible. I’m not going to come up with a load of excuses but basically I fell off the wagon immensely. I definitely need to get my mind into gear and focus on what I’m aiming for. I definitely think I’m up for a gain (again!) this week. I’m going to re-strategise and I’ve decided that I’m going to point for the first half of the week and do filling and healthy for the second half. I’m really struggling with the weekends at the minute and I just go totally overboard. I think if I do F&H at least it will give me a little flexibility whilst hopefully getting me to eat the right thing rather than endless junk and then going over my points!

My aim for last week was to work on my sleeping pattern – major fail there. I’m going to try extra hard this week. Also OH has politely asked me to clear the freezer and cupboards so I’m going to try and forego my weekly shop (big emphasis on try) and use bits I already have. I’m not sure how well that’s going to work for fresh fruit and veg but I do have some frozen I think and some bits left over from my veg box. We shall see.

Until next time.. x

How we spent Christmas..

Hi guys,

Happy Boxing Day! I hope you’re having a fantastic festive season – if you’re braving the sales today: good luck!

I thought I’d just give you an update on how OH and I spent Christmas yesterday. We had spent Christmas Eve watching all the Christmas specials until around 3am. We both opened a present at midnight (family tradition). So Christmas morning we woke up quite late – 11am for me as I promised my sister I’d make her dauphinoise potatoes to go with the roast lamb for Christmas lunch.

2014-12-25 14.20.59

Lunch was at around 3pm as Dad had underestimated how long it took to roast a lamb leg! We had roast lamb, roast potatoes, mash, dauphinoise potatoes, carrots, sprouts, Yorkshire pudding and lots of gravy and mint sauce (not very SW, I know), followed by some Christmas pud & custard.

Presents followed and although I didn’t really want anything, I did get a few great presents. All the chocolates have been given to my OH to snack on when he’s gaming!

2014-12-25 21.07.59 2014-12-25 21.10.02 2014-12-25 21.10.25 2014-12-25 21.11.30 2014-12-25 21.11.54

These are just a few of the things I received. OH got me a special money box as well as the bookmark/pen set (I love stationery and books!) and he made me a vase with little turtles and ladybirds which I thought was super cute. My mum bought me a watch (which actually fits – my wrists are usually massive and won’t fit normal watches). I also received an owl, some money, an iPod nano for my car and a vent phone holder (really useful).

No Christmas is complete without Christmas leftovers and in true form I got myself a lamb and mint sauce sandwich (again not SW friendly) but absolutely scrummy!

2014-12-25 18.10.57

Now I’m tucked up in bed watching rubbish TV and having a snack of clementines. I’m feeling today’s food weighing down my stomach at the mo so I’m looking forward to more SW friendly food which seems kinder to my insides!

I think tomorrow (Boxing Day) will be spent prepping my food for Sunday so I don’t have to worry too much on the day. Other than that I think my house needs an absolute blitz. All my pre-Christmas baking has made my kitchen look like a flour bomb has exploded in it!

So, I shall leave you for now. I may blog on Sunday with all the (not-SW-friendly) food and then it’ll be back on the wagon for me.

Until next time.. x

 

Food Shopping – Morrisons (13th Dec)

Hi guys,

Just a quick food shop update today. I spent a little more as I got a few things for OH’s Christmas snack box which isn’t on the list but I thought I’d mention it anyway. Total including all the snacks for him was £53.17 but I’ll update you on the total below.

2014-12-13 20.09.39

Excuse the table weirdness in the middle – I ended up taking a panorama so I could fit everything in 🙂

Fruit and veg: mini corn on the cob, massive papaya, onions, baby spinach, tender stem broccoli, clementines, strawberries, bananas, baby potatoes, parsley, cucumber, leek, sweet potato, tomatoes, radishes

Everything else: Cathedral city mature selection bag, 2 Cathedral City vintage cheddars (on offer), sliced ham, pickled beetroot, Philadelphia Light with mediterranean tomatoes, cheese stick, jalapeño hummus, onion and garlic dip, low fat thousand island dressing, can of chickpeas, jalapeño coleslaw, value coleslaw, tarragon, bacon.

Total: £54.83 – £1.66 offers = £53.17 – £12.12  = £41.05

I don’t think the total would have been that high if I hadn’t lost it half way through and smelt the bread! Meant I bought a few things which were off plan and totally random! Also stocked up on my favourite Cathedral City vintage cheddar as it was only £2 a block and BBD was March 2015 so it’ll last a couple of months! Mental note for last time – STICK TO THE LIST!

Also picked up my first £5 voucher on the Morrisons Match & More Card – I think I’ve been shopping three times to get it and collected on my fourth shop so will be using that probably just after Christmas (voucher expiry is a year later so plenty of time to use it!) as I plan on using the £15 off a £60 shop at Aldi to get all my Christmas shopping in later this week.

So until next time.. x

Thurs – Sun Round Up (11th-14th Dec)

Hi guys,

Just a quick round up session. I’ve been pretty busy with fitting Christmas meals out with my exam revision and work (yes, I’m to blame for poor planning and not wanting to punk out!). I’ll have a shopping haul soon as I went on Saturday but not yet had chance to do a write up yet – it’ll be soon, promise!

Thursday

2014-12-11 11.23.16

Breakfast – a few chicken and mushroom dumplings

2014-12-11 14.50.47

Lunch – tomato speed soup (ss) with beetroot (s) and mozzarella (HEA) and wholemeal toast croutons (HEB)

2014-12-11 20.39.34

Dinner: bacon with roast carrots (s), potatoes, peas (ss) and corn

Superspeed – 2, speed – 2

Total syns: about 15 for the dumplings?

Friday

2014-12-12 10.17.41

Breakfast: bacon and eggs on 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) with ketchup (3 syns)

2014-12-12 14.59.40

Lunch: chicken stew (s) with carrots (s), celery (s), mushrooms (s), broccoli (s), onions (s)

2014-12-13 14.03.35

Snacks: rainbow swiss roll (10 syns?)

2014-12-12 21.34.16

Dinner: burger in a bowl with a potato waffle and 3 dairylea light slices (HEA) with chinese cabbage (s), tomatoes (s), cucumber (s), onions (s) – 10 syns

Superspeed – 0, speed – 10

Total syns: 23

Saturday

2014-12-13 10.08.36

Breakfast: soy salmon with scrambled eggs

2014-12-13 13.43.42

Lunch: burger in a bowl – 5 syns with chinese cabbage (s), tomatoes (s), cucumber (s), onions (s)

2014-12-13 14.03.35 2014-12-13 17.19.30

Snacks: rainbow swiss roll (10 syns) with strawberries (ss) and cherries (s)

2014-12-13 21.09.04

Dinner: SW chilli dog on a not-so-SW half cheese stick with onion dip (20 syns?). Didn’t end up eating the coleslaw.

Superspeed – 1, speed – 5

Sunday

2014-12-14 13.00.59 2014-12-14 13.11.32 2014-12-14 13.34.38 2014-12-14 14.07.38 2014-12-14 14.12.57

Breakfast: Christmas lunch with my Mum and sisters – had a buttered brown roll, parsnip soup, a slice of turkey and roast pork with all the trimmings, about a third of the sticky toffee pudding (too sickly sweet) and half the mini mince pie and a cup of tea

2014-12-14 17.12.23

Late lunch: half a cheese stick with bacon and egg and 3 syns of ketchup.

2014-12-14 20.23.51 2014-12-14 20.48.27

Dinner: friend’s Christmas do, had a fanta (stuck to diet coke after the one) with olives and half a chicken with half the coleslaw and the corn on the cob

Syns: WAY TOO MANY!

So that’s how the last few days have gone. I seem to have developed a sweet tooth which is unlike me and I’m going to try and get rid of it! Weigh in on Wednesday is going to be a bit of a nightmare I think as my Mum needs me to drive her to Malton in the evening so she’s decided on a girly dinner. As it wasn’t planned, I’m going to make sure that my choices are going to be more SW-friendly. I don’t think I can take any more hits this week. All this Christmas malarkey has worn what was left of my self control extremely thin. Definitely need to get this back!!

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.

Sunday

2014-12-07 12.46.41

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

2014-12-07 15.56.17

Lunch snack: soy salmon pieces

2014-12-07 20.46.56

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

2014-12-07 22.04.59

Dessert: 3 clementines (s) and an amaretto coffee

Monday

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

2014-12-08 20.44.32 2014-12-08 20.48.33 2014-12-08 21.14.07 2014-12-08 21.44.58 2014-12-08 22.18.12

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).

Tuesday

2014-12-09 13.58.51 2014-12-09 16.38.04

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

2014-12-09 21.20.16

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

Wednesday

2014-12-10 11.07.38

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

2014-12-10 17.26.32

Lunch: yakisoba teriyaki noodles

2014-12-10 19.42.31 2014-12-10 20.05.09

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