Coping with Loved Ones During Your Weight Loss Journey

Hi guys,

This post is quite off topic from my usual posts as you will soon see. It mainly stems from some stuff that’s been happening the last couple of weeks that I’ve wanted to get off my chest and I’m just wondering if anyone’s having the same experiences as me.

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned in my previous blogs but I’m the eldest of three kids and my whole family is pretty much super skinny. I’ve never fit in and my parents have always been worried about what I’m eating and how much I’m eating. I’ve never really stuck to a diet before Slimming World and it’s been quite novel to lose some weight instead of gaining it.

As you can see from my food photos that I eat quite often in the day. I’ve found that I’m more likely to stay on track when I’ve eat quite often and I’m less likely to binge. One of my Dad’s friends has been helping us out at work lately and he mentioned the other day that he always sees me eating (I tend to spread out my lunch over an hour having a bite here and there as I’m working) and asked me how many times I eat a day. As it happened to be a college day, I said I had planned 3 meals and 3 snacks and him and my Dad went on for around 15 minutes on how I’m eating too much and there’s no way I would lose weight.

I can be quite pedantic when it comes to little jibes like this and so (although SW is not calorie counting, I just wanted to make a point) I went on MyFitnessPal and logged my planned food for the day. It came to around 1800 calories. Both him and my Dad tend to have 2 meals a day, with one being a pot noodle. I tried telling them it’s not the amount but the quality. The pot noodle came to just under 600 calories whereas my lunch (which I was eating at the time) came to about 275 (4 ryvita, Philadelphia lightest, ham slices & cherry tomatoes).

Anyhow, it wasn’t this that really upset me. Yesterday, as you know if you caught up on my blogs, I weighed in at 3lbs less and I was really happy as it was what I was aiming for. When I told them and that’s what worked for my body, I was greeted with the words “3lbs? That’s wrong – your scales must be broken”. There was a lot of eye rolling on my part – but what hurt me the most is what my Mum said as she walked past (knowing how difficult I’ve found this journey and the struggles I’ve grown up with) “3lbs is nothing – I can p*ss 3lbs! It can’t be that hard!”

It just made me think how ignorant people who are close to us can be. I briefly chatted about it to my sister and she was like “oh, she probably just doesn’t realise it – no need to get all upset”. I think if it was anyone else, like my Dad or his friend, I wouldn’t of given a toss. It was the fact it was my Mum who knows my journey almost better than myself. She is fully aware I’m an emotional eater as she is one as well. She has been struggling with a recent weight gain and I’ve been trying to get her to come with me to class (though she’s having none of it) and so it does hurt when I feel like she should know where I’m coming from.

I’m very lucky to have a very supportive OH. I can’t imagine how difficult it can be when you don’t have someone there behind you and those close to you (probably not deliberately) have jibes about you and your weight loss. I know if I didn’t have that support, it would have probably set me back a couple of weeks. I would have binged and spent my evening thinking how my weight’s coming off so slow I shouldn’t bother and clearly it’s not making a difference by the way people are talking to me. That’s not to say I didn’t have a little more chocolate than I should have today but baby steps, right?

So I am more determined than ever to shift this weight. As my sister and OH said – these 3lbs add up and hopefully I’ll be half my size by the end of this year and I’m going to make sure I have a good week. I’m sorry for the long post and the dreariness. If you’re reading this and not actually in need of losing weight, if you do have a loved one who is, encourage them on their journey. Give them a compliment and it will make them more motivated that what they’re doing is working.

Until next time.. x

Tuesday Thoughts & Wednesday Weigh In

Hi guys,

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday. By the time I had finished college and came home I was absolutely shattered so didn’t get a chance to blog.

It’s weigh in day today and I’m feeling quite positive. My meal plan (as you will see) has been thrown out of the window a bit. I’m eating SW (more EE days as I’m craving carbs as it’s so ridiculously cold at the moment!) but just whatever is quick and to hand. I think despite the more frequent EE days, I have had a loss but we’ll see. I’m kind of really hoping for 3lbs as that means half of the weight I put on during Christmas and New Year is gone and I can get back on track.

In general I’ve been feeling better. The headaches and bloatedness have mostly gone. I’m still drinking around 3L of water and feeling a bit better for it. I think maybe in the upcoming week I will focus more on EE days as at the moment I’m just craving roast new potatoes and corn on the cob.

Oh, I did have dinner out with my sister on Monday night. She’s currently trying to move out of my parents’ house and getting all stressed out so we went out for pizza (*shakes head*) – next time I’m choosing the restaurant! The food was really good though and I tried to stay vaguely healthy by having a veggie pizza with a thin crust and lighter cheese though I’m not sure if that made too much of a difference.

I’ve also enjoyed walking quite a bit this week. My feet aren’t hurting too much and although I’m achey it doesn’t seem as bad as it was. I’m starting to speed up a bit too – I think I’ve managed to shave at least 5 minutes off my walk home so trying to stay positive with the little victories.

Weigh In Wednesday
 
So I’m very happy with weigh in this week. I weighed in at 15 stone 6lbs so a 3lb loss! Definitely feel like I’m back on track now 🙂 Here’s to a good week next week 👍

Until next time.. x

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 

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

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Lunch: ham (p) and veg (s) quiche with pea (p) soup and a wholemeal roll (HEB), pear (s) and a clementine (s)

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Dinner: leftover beef stew (p) with cabbage (s), carrots (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s) and pickled beetroot (s)

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Snack: 2 clementines (s), bag of hula hoops (6 syns), 3 strawberry straws (4.5 syns)

Total syns: 10.5

Wednesday

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Breakfast: Ryvita (HEB) with Laughing Cow extra light (HEA) with cherry tomatoes (s) and ham (p)

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Lunch: ham (p) and veg (s) quiche with pea soup (p) and ham (p) and cucumber (s) on a wholemeal roll (HEB)

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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)

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Dinner: beef stew (p) with broccoli (s), mangetout (s), carrots (s), green beans (s) and pickled beetroot (s)

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Snack: 3 clementines (s) and 3 strawberry straws (4.5 syns)

Total syns: 20.5

Thursday

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Breakfast: ryvita (HEB) and Philadelphia Lightest (HEA) with tomatoes (s) and ham (p) with ham (p) and veg (s) quiche

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Lunch: SP-friendly cottage pie with pickled beetroot (s)

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College: jacket potato with tuna in light mayo (6 syns) with a little bit of coleslaw in light mayo (2 syns) with pepsi max

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Dinner: SP friendly cottage pie with mix veg (s) and corn on the cob

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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

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Breakfast: 400g wholemeal toast (HEB) with spinach (s), mushroom (s), bacon (p) and beans (p)

Lunch: half a portion of SP friendly cottage pie

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Snack: 2 boiled eggs (p) and ham (p) and veg (s) quiche

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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

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Breakfast: ryvita (HEB) with Philadelphia Lightest (HEA), ham (p) and cherry tomatoes (s)

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Lunch: forgot to take a photo first! SP friendly cottage pie, with pear (s) and clementine (s)

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Snack: 4 boiled eggs (p) with strawberries (s) and a couple of cherry tomatoes (s)

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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

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Breakfast: 2 ryvita (half HEB) with Philadelphia Lightest (half HEA) with black pepper

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Lunch: poached chicken (p) with tofu (p) and mushrooms (s) with rice and soy sauce

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Snack: papaya – yum!

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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)

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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

Food Shopping – Morrisons/Waitrose – 10th Jan

Hi guys,

Hope you’re well! Here is my post on food shopping this week. It should coincide with my meal plan which was posted yesterday but I went into Waitrose for 10% lamb mince and they didn’t have any but I got distracted and got a few bits as “I was already there”. I’ll be getting some clementines from Aldi tomorrow (£3-4 for a box) as they do the sweetest ones at the moment and I can kill 2 birds with one stone and pick up my prescription as well 🙂

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Fruit and veg: baby potatoes x2, carrots x2, large papaya, conference pears x2, strawberries x2, spinach, celery x2, spring onion, mushrooms, ginger, small pack of bananas, parsley, tarragon, tender stem broccoli, baby corn, leeks, sweetheart cabbage, mangetout, lettuce and onions.

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Everything else: 10pk eggs x2, seafood sticks, sliced ham x2, whole chicken x2, firm tofu, Ryvita Original, Laughing Cow extra light triangles x3, mullerlight yoghurts x4, unsmoked gammon steak, filo pastry (6 syns/sheet), lamb Oxo cubes, mackerel in spicy tomato sauce x2, onion granules. I just realised I forgot to show my Waitrose stuff – I got 6 bags of Popchips (5 syns/25g), fat free raspberry vinaigrette (not sure on syns as of yet but it’s only 9 cals/tbsp) and Kraft light thousand island dressing (half syn/tablespoon) which I’ve been looking for everywhere.

The pop chips were on offer at 99p a bag of 80g I think so I’ve separated it out in 25g mini bags so I don’t overeat (as I did today absentmindedly whilst trying to prepare dinner! Luckily I hadn’t had any syns yet.) They’re so full of flavour as well so thought it was a bit of a bargain. Randomly picked up some gammon steaks for some point in the future and got some extra Ryvita so I don’t have to ferry the pack to and from work. Also picked up the mackerel as it was on offer (it’s so expensive now!). My papaya was a bit expensive at £3.99 (!) but I haven’t had one in so long, plus it’s a speed food, so yeah. I think I need more willpower in general!

Waitrose total: £9.12, Morrisons total: £59.50. Total: £68.62. This week seems very expensive >.< I think some cutbacks may be in order for next 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

Top Up Shop – Sainsburys – Thursday 8th Jan

Hi guys,

Just a quick one. I got some extra meat as I didn’t manage to pick any up from Morrisons on Sunday. I popped into my Sainsburys Local near work to get a wholemeal roll (as I left mine at home as I was in a rush!) and noticed they did 5% beef mince. It’s a tad bit pricier as they don’t have Morrisons 3 for £10 offer but I guess I don’t have to buy as many.

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Just bought some bacon and some mince (one to use, one to freeze). Bacon was 2 for £5 and the mince was £3.70 each, so a total of £12.40. Looking forward to making my cottage pie now. I might try the breakfast casserole at some point as well. I think I need to take stock of what frozen meat I have as I’ve kind of lost track and it’ll save me from duplicating purchases before they’re used up 🙂

Until next time.. x

Weigh In Wednesday (7th Jan)

Hi guys,

So weigh in was yesterday. I was feeling apprehensive beforehand as I’d upped my exercise from pretty much nothing to walking 2.2 miles 4 times a week. Alongside this I’ve been doing Extra Easy SP most days and pretty much increased my water intake to 3L (usually I drink 0.5-1L).

As I mentioned in my blog post yesterday or the day before I was feeling really rubbish and bloated. Weighed in today and I hit 219lbs with a 1lb increase.

I admit I’m a bit bummed but I’m hoping my body will settle and I can get going with this weight loss. It’s only eight months away until my wedding so I need to get a shimmy on 🙂

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!

Friday

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

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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)

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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)

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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

Saturday

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

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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

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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)

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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

Sunday

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

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

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

Total syns – 10

Monday

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

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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.

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

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

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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

 

Food Shopping – Morrisons 04.01.15

Hi guys,

Here’s my food shopping post as promised. I went to Morrison’s yesterday as I had my £5 voucher I collected just before Christmas and wanted to get it used up. I also stocked up on a few bits and pieces so this shop was a bit higher. I think I will need to do a tiny top up shop mid-week though as when I went there was no beef mince so I am currently missing the main part of my cottage pie.

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Fruit & Veg: packet of frozen peas, family pack of mushrooms, 2 punnets of strawberries, a head of sweetheart cabbage, a bag of sweet pears, two bags of carrots, a head of broccoli, head of celery, swede, mangetout/baby corn pack, onions, red onions, dwarf beans and smoked garlic.

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Chilled items: 10pk of eggs, low fat cottage cheese, 2 packs of beef shin, honey roast ham, chicken pieces, 3 packs of salmon, plain quark, Philadelphia Lightest, Laughing Cow extra light, Mexican jalapeno houmous (2.5 syns/tbsp), Sundried tomato and basil houmous (2.5 syns/tbsp)

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Everything else: 4 pack of baked beans, Ryvita original (4 – HEB), wholemeal rolls (1 – HEB), multipack of hula hoops (24g pack – 6 syns), Jelly Tots (42g pack – 7.5 syns), Kinder Chocolate (12.5g bar – 3.5 syns) and Strawberry Straws (25g – 1/3 pack – 4.5 syns)

So yeah I felt like treating myself to some sweet stuff just to keep the edge off! The jelly tots bags are quite big so as I don’t want a massive sugar rush I will be halving the bags as that’s more than enough for a sweet treat.

My shopping came to a total of £55.12 before my voucher and £50.12 after. I would have saved a little bit if they had the mince I wanted on the 3 for £10 offer but I did turn up quite late on Sunday afternoon so it’s more my fault than anything! Also OH came with me which means I spent less time trying to make sure I had the best deal as food shopping with him is like taking a toddler sometimes. He always prefer a straight in and out but I have to make sure I have everything! So I think next week’s shopping will be a little better when I’m not being rushed 🙂

Until next time.. x

Meal Plan – Sunday – Saturday (4th – 10th Jan)

Hi everyone,

I don’t think I’ve ever gotten as many views as I have since new year, ever. I hope you’ve been finding my posts helpful!

I’ve done my meal plans based on SP days and I’ve decided that as and when I need if I fancy anything not speed or protein I’ll just change to an EE day (unless it’s a college day as the only healthy thing seems to be jacket potatoes)

Sunday (I got up really late and haven’t felt very hungry so just one meal and a snack) – SP plan
Dinner: soy salmon (p) with broccoli (s), green beans (s) and peas (p)
Snacks: roast carrot chips (s), boiled eggs (p), salt and vinegar hula hoops (6 syns)
Total syns: 6

Monday – SP Plan
Breakfast: wholemeal toast (HEB) with baked beans (p), scrambled eggs (p), mushrooms (s) and spinach (s)
Lunch: chicken (p) salad with Ainsley Harriot Spice Sensation Cous Cous (1.5 syns), cherry tomatoes (s), green beans (s) and broccoli (s)
Dinner: beef stew (p) with carrots (s), celery (s), onions (s) and mushrooms (s)
Snacks: clementines (s), pear (s), boiled eggs (p), celery sticks (s) and houmous (2 tbsp – 5 syns), ryvita (4 – HEB) with philadelphia extra light (110g – HEA) with cherry tomatoes (s)
Total syns: 1.5

Tuesday – EE Plan
Breakfast: mushroom (s) and spinach (s) omelet (p) with baked beans (p)
Lunch: SW quiche (p) with ham (p), broccoli (s), green beans (s) with pea and ham soup (p) with a wholemeal roll (HEB)
College: jacket potato with beans (p) and cheese (HEA) and a tomato soup (4 syns)
Dinner: beef stew (p) with carrots (s), celery (s), onions (s) and mushrooms (s)
Snacks: clementines (s), celery sticks (s) with houmous (5 syns), boiled eggs (p)
Total syns: 9

Wednesday – SP Plan
Breakfast: Ryvita (4 – HEB) with 55g Philadelphia extra light (half HEA) and cherry tomatoes (s)
Lunch: SW quiche (p) with ham (p), broccoli (s), green beans (s) with pea and ham soup (p) with a wholemeal roll (HEB)
Dinner: beef stew (p) with carrots (s), celery (s), onions (s) and mushrooms (s)
Snacks: boiled eggs (p), clementines (s), carrot chips (s), celery sticks (s) with houmous (5 syns), milk (half HEA – 125ml) for tea
Total syns: 5

Thursday – EE Plan
Breakfast: SW quiche (p) with ham (p), broccoli (s), green beans (s) with pea and ham soup (p) with a wholemeal roll (HEB)
Lunch: beef stew (p) with carrots (s), celery (s), onions (s) and mushrooms (s)
College: jacket potato with beans (p) and cheese (HEA) and tomato soup (4 syns)
Dinner: SW cottage pie with 5% beef mince (p), onions (s), mushrooms (s) and carrot (s) and swede mash (s) with cabbage (s)
Snacks: clementines (s), pear (s), strawberries (s), boiled eggs (p).
Total syns: 4

Friday – SP Plan
Breakfast: SW quiche (p) with ham (p), broccoli (s), green beans (s) with pea and ham soup (p) with a wholemeal roll (HEB)
Lunch: chicken (p) salad with Ainsley Harriot Spice Sensation Cous Cous (1.5 syns), cherry tomatoes (s), green beans (s) and broccoli (s)
Dinner: SW cottage pie with 5% beef mince (p), onions (s), mushrooms (s) and carrot (s) and swede mash (s) with cabbage (s)
Snacks: pears (s), strawberries (s), celery (s) and houmous (5 syns), roast carrot chips (s), ryvita (HEB) and laughing cow extra light (HEA)
Total syns: 6.5

Saturday – SP Plan
Breakfast: mushroom (s) and spinach (s) omelet (p) and baked beans (p)
Lunch: SW cottage pie with 5% beef mince (p), onions (s), mushrooms (s) and carrot (s) and swede mash (s) with cabbage (s)
Dinner: breaded (HEB) chicken (p) with carrots (s), broccoli (s), green beans (s) and peas (p)
Snacks: ryvita (4 – HEB) with Laughing Cow extra light (6 – HEA) and cherry tomatoes (s), boiled eggs (p), pear (s)
Total syns: 0

It’s a bit repetitive this week as I’m eating on my own so I need to make sure leftovers are eaten! As usual, I’ve planned a few syns but no doubt I will add to the list as and when I fancy.

My food shop blog will be up tomorrow for you guys 🙂

Until next time.. x