Food Shopping – Asda – 23rd February

Hi guys,

This post is a bit late and without photos but better late than never, right?

Fruit & veg: 2 bunches of celery, a punnet of peaches, nectarines, leeks, grapes, honeydew melon, 2 punnets of strawberries, clementines, carrots, a grapefruit, pears, fine beans, mangetout, spinach, basil, chives, red pepper and passion fruit.

Other: 2 packs of 5% beef mince, almond milk, roast peppers in brine, chickpeas, mackerel in spicy tomato sauce, WW cumberland sausages, frozen black forest fruit mix, quark, cottage cheese, fromage frais and a loaf Kingsmill Great White.

Total came to £53.41.

I’ve tried the houmous recipe on the SW website and it’s not for me which I’m a bit upset about as I was looking forward to a syn free dip! I might just stick to synning the shop bought stuff. Similar views on the leek and potato soup but it’s more edible than the houmous!

I’ve not been totally following my meal plan either but it’s been nice to spend some quality time with my sisters and trying to throw myself back in college life. The past few days have been getting better and I’m taking some time off next week just to catch up on some rest and organise my life a bit more so hopefully I can get back into the blogging swing of things 🙂

Until next time.. x

Meal Plan – Tuesday – Monday (24th Feb – 2nd Mar)

Hi guys,

As promised I’m getting straight back on it. One thing I’ve been obsessed about since I posted at the beginning of the month is Pinterest. I’d been a member for a while but I’ve only just realised how useful it is. I’ve been loving all the organisation pins and when I get some time I’m looking forward to organising my fridge and cupboards! One pin which I want to take on board is where you prep slow cooker meals and then put them in the freezer so you just need to take it out the night before to defrost and bung it in the slow cooker in the morning – something I definitely want to do in the near future!

Tuesday
Breakfast – mackerel in spicy tomato sauce with scrambled eggs, cherry tomatoes (s) and ketchup (2 syns) with 60g of Kingsmill Great White (HEB)
Lunch – leek and potato soup with carrot sticks and houmous (Homemade – FREE)
College – jacket potato with baked beans
Dinner – tomato soup

Wednesday
Breakfast – fromage frais mixed with half HEA milk with papaya (s), pear (s) and berries (s)
Lunch – soy salmon with roasted carrots (s), fine beans (s) and broccoli (s)
Dinner – tomato soup with a cheese (half HEA) and cherry tomato (s) toastie using Kingsmill Great White 60g (HEB)

Thursday
Breakfast – Coco Shreddies (HEB) with milk (HEA) with pear and papaya
Lunch – leek and potato soup with carrot sticks (s) and houmous
College – jacket potato with baked beans
Dinner – tomato soup

Friday
Breakfast – bacon, sausage (1 syn), mushroom (s) and spinach (s) omelette
Lunch – beef chilli with rice
Dinner – red pesto pasta (3.5 syns)

Saturday
Breakfast – Coco Shreddies (HEB) with milk (HEA) with berries (s) and pear (s)
Lunch – red pesto pasta (3.5 syns)
Dinner – spinach (s) and sausage (2 syns) pasta

Sunday
Breakfast – baked beans on 60g Kingsmill Great White (HEB) with berries (s) and grapes
Lunch – beef chilli and rice
Dinner – red pesto pasta (3.5 syns)

Monday
Breakfast – Coco Shreddies (HEB) and milk (HEA) with berries (s), pear (s) and grapes
Lunch – leek and potato soup with carrot sticks (s) and houmous
Dinner – spinach (s) and sausage (2 syns) pasta

Until next time.. x

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

Food Shop – Asda – 26th Jan

Hi guys,

So I fancied a change from Morrisons and decided to go to Asda as I hadn’t been in a while. Went a bit crazy as I got everything on my list and got distracted with some extra fruits and non-edible stuff.

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Fruits and veggies: bag of carrots, large cauliflower (so expensive!), onions, yellow plums, courgettes, celery, peaches, nectarines, strawberries, new potatoes, cherry tomatoes, sweet potatoes, mushrooms, large honey dew melon, large citrus, cabbage and baby spinach

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Meat, dairy, other: 5% beef mince (250g for £2), reduced fat cumberland sausages, cathedral city lighter, worcester sauce, dairylea light triangles, 0% natural yoghurt, Kraft light herb and garlic dressing (1 syn/tbsp), pudding rice, quark, sliced ham, weight watchers dessert yoghurts, bacon, passata, almond milk, semi skimmed milk, mackerel in spicy tomato sauce, pickled beetroot, chicken and beef stockpots, smart price coleslaw (2.5 syns/100g), jalapeño houmous (2.5syns/tbsp), french fries (4 syns/19g pack), 36 eggs.

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Non-food items: 2 sensitive pampers baby wipes (for wiping off face masks), sistema small split box, sistema quaddie and sistema 3 section lunchbox

So because of all the extras, shopping was a bit higher than usual – £89.26, but just food came to: £75.76

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

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

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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)

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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

 

Weigh In Monday

Hi guys,

Hope everyone is well. Been a busy day today running around doing the food shop, trying to organise my bedroom (a two-day task in itself!) amongst other things.

Anyhow was super happy at weigh in today. I weighed in at 15 stone 2.5lbs, meaning a 4lb loss this week! Really happy after the blip last week and it means that I’m only 2.5lbs to my 1 stone award and I hope that I get it next week despite eating out a couple of times in the next few days.

I’m really motivated for the next week. I’m definitely hoping I can keep up the momentum and getting to my target around wedding time 🙂

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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

It’s Been a Crazy Week…

Hi guys,

Sorry for the lack of posts. There have been some personal issues combined with what I talked about in my previous post that’s kind of knocked me sideways and I just had to just take a little break and a time out for myself. I’m feeling a lot better now though so ready to get on with the show!

I’ve had a change in days at work so my weigh in will be Mondays now which will better reflect my meal plans and confuses me a little less! I haven’t really taken photos of my meals last week but I will be getting back on it today. My meal plan will be up later today or early tomorrow. I haven’t really done a food shop as such – there’s a lot of food left over from last week that needs using up but I did buy a couple of bits from Costco yesterday.

So hopefully there will be a lot more positive posts from me and I went to class yesterday to help me focus my head and it’s so amazing the support you get from group. Just to see how far they have come and if they can do it, why on Earth can’t you?!

Until next time.. x