Tuesday & Wednesday Round Up AND Weigh In Wednesday

Hi guys,

Sorry these posts are late! My cough has gone a lot worse so I’ve been nursing a severe headache, chest and abdomen along with my cough 😦 It has also meant that I’m succumbing to snacks here and there which are a bit “syn-ful”.

Tuesday Meals

Midnight snack: 2 x Haribo treat bags (9) (not pictured!)

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Breakfast: bacon x3, 2 fried eggs, spinach, mushrooms, spicy beans

Snack: boiled egg

Lunch HM lasagne (HEA & 1 syn)

Snack: pear, 2x miniature heroes (5)

Pre-College: 2 slices of 400g wholemeal bread with ham, beetroot, pickled cucumber, tomatoes, cucumber

College: coffee with milk (1 syn) and a bag of 55g skittles (11 syns) – no photo as my friend binned it before I could get a chance to get a snap!

Post-college: leftover roast lamb shank with SW roast potatoes, swede, broccoli, carrots and mint sauce (1 syn)

Total Syns: 28
Remaining: 24

Wednesday Meals

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Breakfast: 2 fried eggs, spinach, mushrooms, Heck chicken burger (1 syn) and spicy spaghetti strands

Lunch: chicken & sweetcorn soup (0.5 syn) with two of the three boiled eggs

Dinner: chicken shish kebab (6 syns for oil) with salad and a pita bread (10 syns)

Total syns: 17.5

Remaining: 6.5

So I went along to weigh in on Wednesday. I didn’t manage to each much during the day as I was so busy with work but because of my cough I was drinking so much water (I think I went through 3 or 4 litres) all the way up to weigh in so I think some of that may be water retention! Anyhow, I weighed in at 15 stone 7.5 lbs – 3 lbs off! So close to my first half stone certificate (1/2 lb) so even though I’m in London this weekend, I really really hope that I can get that next week 🙂

Thoughts on this week: Food-wise it’s not been that bad. I seemed to struggle in the couple of days before weigh in and really randomly just craved sweets so bad! I don’t normally have too much of a sweet tooth so it was a bit weird! I think being ill hasn’t made this week as successful as it could have been as I succumbed a few times (though always within my syns) but I’m hoping it’ll clear up soon as I’m sat here feeling like utter rubbish! I think next week may be a struggle with being away from home for three days but I will be doing flexi-syns again this week and hopefully I’ll be able to minimise the damage!

Until next time.. x

Sunday Round Up

Hi guys,

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

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

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


Only had 1 tbsp of cough medicine (3 Syns)


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


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


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

Total Syns: 10
Remaining: 61.5