Saturday, 9 March 2013

Little Late

But here is is..

Day 2 of my week back on plan. Not a bad day at all. Apart from Missing out on my HEA, (We ran out of milk)

There was a temptation at work today......COOKIES. Why? Because it's Friday. Even though one colleague in particular was saying things like "Go on have one" and "Just walk on the spot whilst eating it, it'll burn off the calories". I resisted! (Rather chuffed with myself) 

Breakfast was awesome! So tasty! 

Dorset cereals "Simply Nutty" 35g with a Peach Activia and raspberries.

It woke up my taste buds and set me up for the day. 

Lunch was pretty standard yet filling.

Chicken Salad, fruit and some Sun bites (120cals) I will prepare other things for lunch during the week (honest) 


I get quite excited when I have fish for dinner. It doesn't happen very often (Lee doesn't like fish) Good job Steve does though! Fish Friday's have been born! 

That was one sexy bit of salmon. Baked with sweet chilli and soy sauce. Was very good even if I do say so myself. 

Finished off the day with a choc options..Sadly made without milk. 

This weekend is going to be a bit of a challenge. Well Sunday. Will keep you all posted on how it goes.


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Thursday, 7 March 2013


Well after about 4 weeks of not blogging, having 2 weeks off because it was my birthday.....I've decided to return.

Firstly my birthday 2 weeks I ate and drank EVERYTHING!!! (I even had chocolate for breakfast a couple of days) 

Actually on the day I had one of these....

To be honest, I couldn't eat all of it. Was Damn tasty though. 
Lunch that day was GBK (Gourmet Burger Kitchen) Had an amazing day....As far as I was concerned Syn free!! ;)

The Saturday night I went out drinking and had a LOT to drink! 

As you can tell by this picture, fun times were had! The next morning...fry up! 

Thought I may as well go for broke for the rest of the week, so up til yesterday, I carried on.

In the 2 weeks I was TOTALLY off plan I gained 3lb. To be honest I was expecting way more!

Well I have got back on the wagon now.....Back on plan and annoying you all with my blogging! 

Today is a completely different story to the previous 2 weeks. Unfortunately though, the day I start again is also the day the shopping arrives (in the evening). In light of that I had to deal with what I had in.


HEA and B porrige, coffee and banana. Its not quite chocolate however.....It did fill me up until the afternoon.


Chicken salad, Yog and mixture of fruit we still have in. 

Had a little snack throughout the day..

At 96cals per bag it's a spicy little treat! 

When I got home the shopping arrived!! YAY!!!! Lots of lovely things to eat, including cheese and onion Sunbites! I love cheese and onion crisps and these are a great substitute 120 cals but they are tasty. 


Tonight was rather yum if I do say so myself!

Chicken chow mein from the new SW book 

4 tbs Light soy sauce
1 level tsp hot chilli sauce
2 tsp Chinese rice vinegar or white wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves peeled & crushed
2 cm piece of ginger peeled & finely grated
1 tsp Chinese 5 spice powder
3 skinless breast fillets I used pork tenderloin
200g dried medium or thin noodles
Low cal cooking spray
200g mange tout halved lengthways
225g can of waterchestnuts & bamboo shoots
1 red pepper thinly sliced
8 spring onions cut diagonally
1 level tbsp sweet chilli sauce
4 tbsp dark soy sauce
Place light soy sauce in a large bowl and stir in the hot chilli sauce vinegar garlic ginger & 5 spice add chix and leave to marinate for 10 mins.
Cook noodles and rinse & drain
Spray a large wok or frying pan with your oil of choice add the chix and stir fry for 4-5 mins until lightly browned.
Add veg and stir fry for a further 4-5 mins
Add noodles sweet chilli sauce and dark soy sauce & cook for 4 mins until piping hot serve immediately

It was good!!!

Not bad for a first day back eh?

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Monday, 4 February 2013

Manic Monday!!

Today has been totally crazy! I woke up feeling a little better today. Had an amazing brekkie!

This is magic porridge. I wanted to have my porridge, but I didnt want to use my HEA as I wanted to save it for later. So last night I combined my porridge with the yoghurt. the next day it is lovely!

I get to work and as soon as I walk through the door, its go, go, GO!
I haven't really stopped all day! It went rather quickly.......Still I made time for lunch

Please excuse the mess of the frittata, I cut it when it was warm. 

Dinner was yet more sweet potatoes but they are better than regular potatoes. I also made the "chicken pizza" It was AMAZING! Especially with home made chilli sauce as the base!

I was still under my 5 syns at this point and I was wondering what I was going to have....Then this arrived!!

A package from a dear friend across the pond! There is nothing SW friendly in here! It is currently taking everything in my power not to scoff the lot! I instead Synned a serving of the white Flipz and I am still within my Syns. :)

These are going to be occasional treats for us! Hopefully they will last us a year! 


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Supernatural Sunday

I'm feeling a lot better today than I was yesterday :) The reason for the title is that I've spent the whole day watching Supernatural. It's one of those series I can watch over and over again!

I haven't been overly hungry all day today so I've pretty much grazed.

Breakfast was 3 sausages left over from yesterday with some fruit and a yoghurt. 

I still wasn't overly hungry come lunch time however I had this.

A lovely chicken salad with some Nando's lemon and herb sauce.

I thought I was on track for a red day today.....I then discovered that sweet potatoes aren't superfree, so upgraded to an EE day.

I had to make a snap decision at the end of the meal and throw on a salad for my superfree.

The sauce on this is a chilli sauce which was posted in our group on Facebook. Tastes just like kebab shop chilli sauce! NOM!

Had an options made with milk for my HEA and my B was a harvest morn bar. 

Hope you've had a good weekend peoples!! :)

Day 3.....Not so good day :(

Sorry it's a bit late. I've been sick. It hit me yesterday morning.
Needless to say it has affected my day yesterday. I am feeling a little better today though. 

The countless number of Lemsips, cough sweets and something I definitely shouldn't have had! Needless to say I went over my Syns yesterday, Hope I can pull it back by Wednesday.  

I was going to have a red day yesterday however, It turned into an extra easy day by ummmmmmm breakfast! lol

I didn't want to use both my HEB's in one meal and couldn't decide whether I wanted beans or toast. By turning it into an extra easy day, I didn't have to make that choice.

I love a big old fry up at the weekend! one of these babies in the morning (well afternoon) and I'm full for the rest of the day! 

During the day I munched on grapes.....Not the best of choices, but its better than munching on chocolate and crisps.

I actually forgot to take any pics of my dinner :( It was tasty too! 

Steak with a garlic mushroom, onions and chilli topping, mash potato (made with eggs) and a big salad. 

Not a bad day looking at that. The housemate came home with some millionaires shortbread though, and with me feeling crappy.....I had a bit. It was the best millionaires shortbread ever!!! It may cost me though. 

Damage limitation from now until Wednesday!!

Friday, 1 February 2013

7 lunches 7 days Day 2

The blog is back! After asking for your feedback this morning I saw that you all prefer the blogs over the page pics, so here it is!

Not the most interesting of food days today, mainly because we do our shopping over the weekend for the coming week. 
Last week I bought enough mugshots to last me until today, after that I decided on this weeks challenge. 
So, until we do our shopping, I'm having to really think about what I'm having..........and still be on plan. 

Another hiccup in my day, I have a stinking cold! So having to factor in Strepsils into my day. Syns online say they are half a Syn each. My very kind colleague Karen also gave me some brilliant cough sweets. I can't find these on the net so I've Synned them at 1 each just to be on the safe side. Total altogether 4 Syns.

I've decided to see how it goes again trying to have another red day. I figure if I start it as red, and then decide I fancy pasta or potatoes with my meal, I can turn it into an Extra Easy day. 

Starting with Brekkie......

I really fancied some porridge this morning, but we didn't have any    
:( and, Steve said I should lay off the bread this week to see if my losses are any better without it. Hence the Weetabix. He also said to lay off the bananas too, so instead of my usual banana I had an apple and a pear. 

Lunch wasn't a great deal different from yesterday.

Swapped the chicken for tuna. I love eating fish, the other half though can't stand the stuff, so unfortunately I don't eat it very often. The coleslaw from the other day was still good too. And the fruit and yog (which I forgot to take with me) is pretty standard. 
Total Syns 0.5

I did though have the added temptation of cakes in the office today. The person who bought them in even thought about all of us on diets...He bought in Weight Watchers cakes (bless him) I might have been tempted by one if I hadn't needed cough sweets as they were 4.5 Syns a slice. 

We were meant to be having a SW version of chicken fried steak today for dinner but we forgot to take the steak out of the freezer. 

Before SW (and even during some weeks) at times like these we would have turned to the takeaway. Instead I rustled up this.

Bolognaise and a jacket spud. (though you cant see it under the bol)
On a red day you can have the potato as a 2nd HEB. You may be wondering where my Superfree is? There is lots in it. I used 3 tins of tomatoes, quarter of a bag of frozen mixed peppers and a massive red onion. This is also half of what I would usually eat. I wasn't hugely hungry. The only Syns in this was the cheese. 5 Syns per 25g
Total Syns 5

Total Syns for the day 9.5.


Wednesday, 30 January 2013

The results are in!

Well the time has come!

Been well and truly completely on plan this week. 7
I lost a grand total of...................................................Half a pound!
I got to admit I am totally gutted! :( I was thinking at least 2!

My group leader has suggested I try some "Red days" this means I cut down on carbs and have more meat. (going to have to read up on it as it's completely alien to me)

I am going to still be blogging my progress on a daily basis to keep me on track. however I have set myself a challenge this week inspired by Eddie.......7 days, 7 different lunches. 
I am usually stuck for lunch ideas, so I turn to things like mugshots as they are easy. This week will make me think about what I am having! 

Hope this gives you all some ideas too!

Even though I have already weighed in and technically it is the start of the new week, I am ending my day as I've started, the "extra easy" way...


Same as yesterday. So pretty standard.


I had something different!! (See Eddie I can do it) lol 

Yesterday's Frittata, and I've gotta say it is far better the next day! 


Pulled chicken with wedges, Coleslaw (Recipe on the Slimming World website) and salad with my FiancĂ©'s home made BBQ sauce. 

BBQ sauce recipe.

2 onion, peeled and roughly chopped

1 tsp mild chilli powder (or however hot you want it)

475ml oz passata 

6 tbsp artificial 

8 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp mustard powder

1 tsp of paprika

salt and freshly ground black pepper. 


spray a pan with fry light and sautĂ© the onion and chilli 

powder over a low heat for 5 minutes until softened.

stir in the remaining ingredients, bring to the boil and simmer

for 10 minutes until thickened. check the seasoning before 

serving hot or cold. 

syn free on both days ready in 20 minutes serves 4 and

freezer friendly.

It is super yum!!!