Thursday, 17 April 2014

Kay's Soup Challenge - 1 week of low carb, soup-eating fun!

Kay is a member on my beloved site minimins and has come up with the souper (get it) challenge which I had planned to embark on today.

I was very VERY unprepared. Still am (?)

Last night I went to bed at about 11pm, rather smug with this weeks STS and pondering soup. Was woken up at about 2:50am (by my partying boyfriend who fell asleep quite promptly), and I thought about soup for about an hour and a half. Then I was up at 6am chopping courgettes.

My soup was actually delicious!!! A bit watery (very watery) but also very yum!

Date: 17/4/14
Day of Challenge: 1
Plan: Red
Water intake: 1.5l (so far)
Carbs: sushi (oops)
Body magic: 45 minute walk to work (2.2 miles) carrying 1.2l of soup in one hand and 1.5kg of yogurt and fruit on my back. 2.2 miles home. 1.5 miles to friends and back. 1.4 miles to town and back
Syns: 5 from sushi (16 from vodka!)
Soup: garlic (SF), onion (SF)(S), red pepper (SF)(S), courgette (SF)(S), passata (SF)(S), seasoning & stock

Do you know what though. I’m not going to do the guilt/ punishment thing this week. If I do one day of the challenge- great. If I do 7- great too!

We’re so good at beating ourselves up but would never talk to anyone else in the same way. (As if I’ve had a revelation!) Seriously though, why is that?

Anyway I’m going to be very sloshy with all this water, tea, yogurt and soup. Bleurgh

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Here's to the next 6 months!

The last 6 months have been rocky, to say the least, but that's life and everything isn't going to go on hold just so I can lose weight...

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Week 26. 6 months of Slimming World

A quote from myself 6 days ago:-

"I need to see a result this week. I need to.

I joined SW Wednesday 9th October 2013. Next week will be Wednesday 9th April 2014. Exactly 6 months. 8lbs in 6 months.
I need a loss this week. No pressure.

Consultant gave me a food diary and I'm going to try to come back on here [minimins]. Keep myself on track."

This is whats happened...

Day 1-

I had a 33.5 syn piece of chocolate fudge cake and scoop of vanilla pod ice-cream
I also found out that sainsbury's own veggie mince is not free- oops.

Day 2-

3.5 syns but cheated with my cereal- didn't measure and had shed loads

Day 3-

I drank A LOT of vodka. Food was pretty much good as gold though. I forgot to have superfree with dinner

Day 4-

Back on it. More sneaky cereal but lots of fruit and veg

Day 5-

Supposed to be as good as gold. Started with a 6.5 syn nutrigrain which I thought was a HeB! Ended with a bunch of sugar and syrup filled cocktails and a jaegarbomb.

Day 6-


NO syns today. NONE.
The plan:-
2x eggs (F), strawberries (SF)(SS)
apple (SF)(S)
banana, (SF)

salmon fillet (F), garlic (SF), onion (SF)(S), beansprouts (SF)(S), peppers (SF)(S), noodles (F), light soy sauce (F)
mango (SF), kiwi (SF)(S), pineapple (SF)(S) and grapes (SF)
peach activia 0% (F), strawberries (SF)(SS)
Dinner- ?
HeA-? HeB-?


Tuesday, 25 March 2014


I embarked on my Slimming World journey just over 5 months ago now and its been a very bumpy ride.
Although I do not (yet) have results I can boast with..I'm sure I'll get there, eventually.
And one thing that supporters and followers alike can say with confidence is,

"where would I be if I had not have started?"
-possibly two stone heavier?

I am all for utilising as many tools as possible, and have always spoke highly of minimins (an amazing online support forum for many types of diets and lifestyles).

8 weeks ago I discovered instagram and its great.

Search:- #slimmingworld    (hashtag)

and 512,027 posts come up in the form of pictures. Anyone who has shared a picture and stamped it with that hash tag will be shown on your screen. There are pictures of boiled eggs, and hardboiled sweets. There are pictures of the scrummiest looking meals you've ever seen and ones that look like something the dogs brought up. People reveal pictures of themselves in their underwear before and after huge weight loss.

It's amazing.

Mostly I love browsing people's food pictures. I get some real food envy sometimes. But mostly you get loads of great ideas. Wonderful ways to sneak some extra veg into your meals, and how to enjoy your healthy extra B without eating weetabix for 365 days of the year.

Instagram #slimmingworld. Try it

Friday, 6 December 2013

A week's shop on Slimming World for a veggie on a budget


My SW friendly (plus a few extra's) Asda Shop.


How it feels to have a "maintain"

I ate out at least 8 times (possibly 9) between weighing in on 27th November and again on 4th December.
I had a week off work; a trip to London, a 4 day break in Brussels and a visit from an old friend.
But I didn't put on weight!

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Mug Shots vs Mug Shots

I have relied on a Mug Shot quite a few times now, when I've been running late for work and haven't had chance to load myself up with copious amounts of prepared grub, or when I've devoured my lunch and feel peckish later in the day...

1% Mug Shots are supposed to be syn free. Supposed to be.

The left sachet actually has 1 syn, the right sachet is free.
Useful to know!

Two different style Mug Shot's. Both 1% fat. Both tomato flavour.