Right, time to stop messing around! Need to find some motivation!!
I tried SW a few years ago, lost a few pounds and then gradually lost interest. i've since tried JUDD, but rather half heartedly. I'm now in place where I really want this & hoping that keeping a diary will help me stick to plan. I think I will try to stick to SW, but with 1-2 fasting days (c. 500kcal) a week, but may well adapt this as I go along! I'll be counting my syns weekly as prob won't have any on fast days, & I often have a night out over the weekend when I like to relax a bit. As it has been a loooong while since I last followed SW any comments / suggestions would be more than welcome
Day 1 (yesterday!)
Fast day 1 of 2.
Several cups of tea with skimmed milk (hexA)
Snack: Alpen Light (hexB), 1/2 cucumber
Dinner: Homemade mixed veg soup, followed by scrambled egg (cooked with fry light), smoked salmon, asparagus.
Day 2 (today!)
Tea with skimmed milk (HexA)
2 x alpen light (HexB)
Small slice of cake (syns??? Let's say 10)
Calamari with cucumber & balsamic vinegar
2 fried eggs, small tin baked beans, 1/2 onion, 1 red pepper, mushrooms - veg were fried with garlic & coriander
Pineapple with low fat fromage frais mixed with options powder (2 syns)
Total syns after Day 2 = 12ish
Will try & make tomorrow my 2nd fast day of the week. So far feeling motivated Let's hope it lasts!
Last edited by emmster : 14th August, 2013 at 06:47 AM
Wed 14th Aug 2013. Week 1, Day 3
Fast Day 2 of 2
Phew! Hoping yest was just a blip, as this is more the weight I was expecting (same as I weighed last week & although I wasn't SW-ing I did eat healthily & have 2 fast days. So was not very impressed by a gain!) Still 1/2 a stone up from where I was a couple of months ago though, lol.
Tea with skimmed milk (HexA)
2 x alpen light (HexB)
Homemade veggie curry
Tomorrow eve I have an event where there's drinks & canapies. Not sure exactly what. I'll have to guesstimate syns but think I'll and have 10 (or fewer) for drink & 10 for food. The one thing I hate about diets is social situations, grrr. I worry about what I can / can't have & usually end up going over esp after a few drinks. I know I could just not drink but at the risk of sounding like an alcoholic, it's just not the same!
Last edited by emmster : 15th August, 2013 at 01:07 PM
Thursday 15th August, Week 1 Day 4
Weight: 9st 3lb
Boo, up from yest. Still up from last week (which bothers me much more than the day to day fluctuations, but oh well....)
Up in time for breakfast today, woo hoo! That rarely happens. Thought I'd be starving after my DD yest esp as I was struggling, but actually not that hungry. Typical,lol. However still going to stick to my plan for the day as I can not be hungry tonight!! That would be a disaster. Hunger in situations where I'm surrounded by very unhealthy (assuming here that canapes will not be SW friendly) food & alcohol always leads to even more piggish behaviour than normal!
UPDATE: Food for the day
B: Melon & pineapple with fat free fromage frais
L: Homemade veg curry leftovers, cherry toms, cucumber
Snacks: 2 x alpen light (HexB), tea with skimmed milk (HexA), calamari rings
D: Canapes (??? 30 syns ???), 2 x 175ml dry white wine (12 syns)
Late night: 3 x hotel chocolat chocs (7.5 syns ???)
So, my syns are a bit of a guess tonight. The canapes were like small circles of different breads, blinis etc., each topped with different toppings (most prob contained cream cheese, houmous-y type things, or chutney topped with fish, sliced meats, or pate.
Total syns: My guess would be 50 Oh dear...
Syns for week after 4 days: 62
Last edited by emmster : 16th August, 2013 at 02:31 PM
Friday 15th Aug 2013, Week 1, Day 5
Feeling very fat & fed up today Might try another fast day to try & get these scales moving! Nothing until eve, then a healthy syn-free dinner. Only difficulty is that I always see my boyfriend at weekends & it's nice to cook a nice meal together & have a few glasses of wine (he will be drinking anyway, & I know this is stupid but I find it soooo hard when someone's drinking in front of me & I can't have any.
I also have a bbq on Sat. There will be a lot of booze. Not sure food-wise (obviously meat! But I'm hoping it won't just be burgers & sausagea & that there'll be some salad I can fill up on). It's also an all-day think (lunchtime through to night time drinking / more food). I will *try* & be good whilst still having a good time. Although I thought I was reasonably moderate last night, & turns out to be a bit of a disaster I know the chocolates were unecessary but I was feeling very fed up with myself, & actually suprised I stopped at 3!
UPDATE: Food for today
2 x sea bass fillets
1/2 onion, garlic, 1 leek, 1 plum tomato, lemon juice
Green beans & sugar snap peas
Syns so far this week: 62
Last edited by emmster : 16th August, 2013 at 09:47 PM
Sat 17 Aug 2013, Week 1, Day 6
Well, a bit of a disaster really! Was v v bad Am still going to record everything on here though...
B: 2 fried eggs, baked beans, 2 plum tomatos, 1/2 onion fried with garlic & mushrooms.
Bbq: 3 chicken drumsticks & 1 thigh (most of skin removed), 3 ribs (guess 8 syns?), mushroom rice, 3 mini corn on the cobs, 2 large slices of cheesecake (guess 20 syns?), 1 large glass Pimms with proper lemonade (guess 7 syns?), lots of wine (guess 30+ syns?)
So that's 65+ And not sure if I should really be synning the corn & rice as def didn't have 1/3rd superfree! Whatever, I'm waaaay over.
Expect I'll have a gain this week, bit depressing. I can never seem to control myself! Grrr!
Sun 18th Aig 2013, Week 1, Day 7
Think I will try & have another (semi) fast day as damage limitation for yesterdays badness.
So far had 1/2 cucumber with balsalmic vinegar as a snack. Hungry, so might also fry a leek!
Tonight's dinner will be homemade chicken curry (oil as HexB) with aubergine.
Aaarghhh!!! Chocolate. Is. Evil. It was staring right at me last night, & somehow managed to eat most of a huge bar
Drawing a big line under it. New day today, & start of a new (hopegully better!) week.
Monday 19th Aug 2013, Week 2, Day 1
Fast Day 1
2 x tea with skimmed milk
1 chicken breast stir fried with garlic, ginger, spring onion, chilli, coriander, brocolli, mushrooms, soy sauce, chinese vinegar, fish sauce, & fresh lime juice
Good start to the week, let's hope it continues!
Tuesday 20th Aug, Week 2, Day 2
Today's food was:
2 poached eggs, 250g cherry tomatoes
Veg stir fry (garlic, spring onion, 1 aubergine, 1 courgette, brocolli, fish sauce, soy sauce, ciriander)
HexA: Milk in 3 cups of tea
Wed 21th Aug 2013. Week 2, Day 3
Weight: 9st 1.4lb
So thats 1.2lb down from last Wednesday (a week ago). I'll take that!
My weigh-in days are a bit random at the moment, which will change if (when! I WILL) join a group. Not too bothered about an 'official' loss so long as the scales are moving downwards on a fairly regular basis.
Off out tonight, so will update food / drink at the end of the day as no idea what choices of food there will be!
Slightly concerned about this week. Staying with family Friday (there is usually a lot of naughty food & alcohol involved) & we have a trip to the zoo planned. Then I'm in Norwich over the weekend for a birthday party. Not sure where I'll be staying yet, but will be some kind of hotel or b&b so may be hard to stick to plan. Oh well, I guess I should be prepared for a sts this week & then aim for a good loss the following. Random ramble to myself now over!
UPDATE: Food for the day
3 x cups of tea with skimmed milk
2 x alpen light
Roast pork with crackling (doh!), big stodgy dumpling, sourkraut, & gravy (guess 25 syns??)
3 x 125ml glasses procseco (14 syns)
So not great I know I should have left the crackling (& the dumpling!) but it's soooo hard when it's on my plate! The only other food options were deep fried breaded chicken in a bread roll, or some fried veggie burger thing in a roll. Didn't think any of these would be any better? Yes, I could have eaten beforehand but it was awkward as a went out straight from work. Plus I didn't want all the 'why aren't you eating' questions & as I love food it's so much less enjoyable if I'm just watching everyone else eat
Beginning to think SW isn't for me I don't think (at the moment at least) I can have a night out without going waaaaay over syns. And I then I just feel really **** & frustrated with myself......
Total syns: 40ish
Syns after 3 days: 40/105
Last edited by emmster : 22nd August, 2013 at 10:43 AM
Thursday 22nd August, Week 2 Day 4
There seems to be a pattern emerging. Another far from sucessful day Maybe it's because TOTM is approaching. Even so, v annoyed with myself as the next 3 days will involve eating out for all meals
So today was supposed to be a fast day. Calorie-wise it wasn't too much over, but didn't want to use any syns today as I'm away from tomorrow morn until Mon.
2 x cups of tea with skimmed milk
1 x chocolate hobnob, 85kcal (4.5 syns)
1 x 20g pack of sour cream crisp things (they were giving them away free) 100kcal, so guess 5 syns
Egg fried slim rice with broccolli (2 eggs, so c. 200kcal)
1 square dark chocolate (guess 50kcal?, 2.5 syns?), 1 ferrera rocher (75 kcal, 4 syns)
Total syns: 16
Syns for week: 56 / 105
Last edited by emmster : 22nd August, 2013 at 09:06 PM
Friday 23rd Aug 2013, Week 2, Day 5
B: 2 egg ommelet, smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes
D: Tapas starter (1/2 slice toasted ciabatta, small piece cheese, chutney, 1 slice parma ham, 1 slice chorizo, 5 olives, 2 small sardines)
Main: swordfish kebab, red onion, tomato, & coriander salad, rice (had spices in it and tasted if it contained fat)
Several chocolates, small slice of cake
Lots of wine!
Last edited by emmster : 24th August, 2013 at 10:44 AM
Sat 24 Aug 2013, Week 2, Day 6
B: 2 x poached eggs, 2 tomatoes
L: King scallops, parma ham, rocket salad
D: Buffet at party. Chicken, chips, quiche, crisps, olives, cheese, biscuits, cous cous salad, pear tart with cream, trifle, lots of wine
Sun 25th Aug 2013, Week 2, Day 7
L: 1/2 cheese croquette, 1 prawn, small piece spanish tortilla, 1 large chicken & chorizo wrap with cheese, tortilla chips
Snack: Small piece of cake, large choc chip cookie
D: Chicken curry, wine, chocolate.
End of a terrible week! Next week has to be better, or at this rate I'm going to completely fall off the wagon!
Monday 26th Aug 2013, Week 3, Day 1
Fast Day 1
Right, need to good today! Last week was pretty disasterous, bit scared to weigh as I'll be so upset if I've gained. I know it'll be my fault & everything, but in a way that makes it worse!
So my plan for today is 500 kcal & 0 syns. Going to try & not eat until this eve & then have a healthy, light dinner.
UPDATE: Food for the day
Snacks: 2 tomatoes with balsamic vinegar
D: Tuna & okra curry made with coconut milk (5 syns), courgette
Total syns for the week: 5 / 105
Last edited by emmster : 27th August, 2013 at 10:24 AM
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