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Thread: Eating my way to being a healthy yummy mummy.

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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%

    Eating my way to being a healthy yummy mummy.

    (Copied from intro post):

    I've been overweight for most of my adult life apart from about ten months between 2009 and 2010 when I miraculously reached my "recommended BMI" by eating mostly vegetables and using the Wii regularly. Then Winter 2010 brought big changes - pregnancy! A slightly problematic pregnancy where I was signed off work sick and under doctors orders to take it easy. I didn't put much weight on whilst being pregnant. After the birth I sat back and waited for the weight to fall off, which I had heard happens easily if you are breastfeeding. But before long I found that I could not even fit into my maternity jeans and I was soon heavier than I had ever been (around 108kg and ordering size 20 jeans)! Stress and depression had resulted in comfort-eating and little desire to exercise. At the start of 2012 I missed wearing my old clothes and decided to try the Dukan diet and stepped up my exercise and managed to lose two dress sizes.

    Summer 2012, we bought a house that required several months of refurbishing and having to move in with my mum. Trying to stick to Dukan or Keto when I didn't have my own kitchen was too much of a challenge and the weight started to creep back on. I've tried to keep it at a maintenance level since then. Once moved in to our finished house I managed to get a grip, cut the carbs and fit back into my old size 14 jeans. But I definitely feel that I am in that yo-yo dieting territory that is actually less healthy than simply being overweight (there's no way I can cut out carbs over Christmas!) So I feel I've gone as far as I can with low carb dieting, because when I fall off the wagon, I fall hard. Then when I'm not off the wagon, it feels like I'm spending nearly every waking moment trying to perfect low-carb bread, biscuits and cakes.

    That said, I'm now looking into Slimming World as I like the idea of not having to turn my back on chocolate and bread for good. I need simplicity. Joining a group does not work for me at the moment due to timings, so I'm going to give it a try on my own using the books and tips from these forums.

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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%
    Day One

    So today was the first day of sticking to the Slimming World plan. I am using the free 7 day menu that is on the Slimming World website as a loose guideline to start me off. I get my food shopping delivered on a Tuesday and I also received the Slimming World pack of books, so it was a busy day getting to grips with it all.

    I was really excited to unpack all the new foods I had ordered and had to work hard to resist having a little taste of everything It's a good job I resisted because when I sat down and read the books later, I was surprised to see how many syns were in foods I had misunderstood to be free or low-syn

    I thought I may have bitten off a little more than I could chew in cooking the Full English to start off with. I don't usually have time in the morning for such a leisurely breakfast but my daughter had a really long lie in so it all worked out well. And it was so delicious and filling!


    Breakfast
    90g Tinned mandarins
    Slimming World Full English

    Lunch
    Steamed salmon, peppers and yams

    Dinner
    Roast chicken, rice and mixed vegetables

    Snacks
    2 x Low fat yogurt
    Two finger Kit Kat
    Apple
    Fresh mandarin

    My head is spinning a bit from flipping back and forth through the pages of the book to see what I can eat but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it...

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    Diet: Slimming World
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 1/1/2014
    Start Weight: 13st3.5lb
    Current Weight: 12st12lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 29.1
    Current BMI: 28.2
    Goal BMI: 23


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st5.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st5lb
    % Lost 2.96%
    Hi Hun well done on joining and welcome. What plan are you doing and what are you using your healthy extras for just so can advise you if needed also count your syns so you know where you are up to
    http://www.minimins.com/slimming-wor...4-lets-do.html

    Lbs lost: 5.5lbs

    lbs to lose: 20lbs

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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%
    Hiya, thanks for the welcome. I am doing the Extra Easy plan. As far as I can work out, I used 14.5 syns yesterday:

    Cherry Mullerlight = 0.5
    Rhubarb Mullerlight = 0.5
    Roast potatoes = 2.5
    Gravy from roast chicken juices = 2.5
    Kit Kat = 5.5
    Tinned mandarins = 2
    Low fat spread = 1

    Wholemeal toast = Healthy Extra B

    Didn't have a Healthy Extra A as I wasn't organised enough.

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    Diet: Slimming World
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 1/1/2014
    Start Weight: 13st3.5lb
    Current Weight: 12st12lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7lb


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 29.1
    Current BMI: 28.2
    Goal BMI: 23


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 0st5.5lb
    Weight to Lose: 2st5lb
    % Lost 2.96%
    Ahh that's good using your syns in a variety of things so you don't feel deprived I try not to eat much dairy except choc as it does my ibs no good so I often skip HEA don't worry! Looks good, good luck to you I do mainly do EE too and green red is a little harder for me I like my carbs haha
    http://www.minimins.com/slimming-wor...4-lets-do.html

    Lbs lost: 5.5lbs

    lbs to lose: 20lbs

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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%
    Thank you ACH. Good to know I'm on the right track. Sticking to the right amounts of dairy may be tough for me. I love grating cheese over everything. Big fan of large bowls of breakfast cereal too. I will focus on what I CAN eat though.

    Was a bit worried today when I had some dry grilled chicken to use up. I would normally slaver it in mayonnaise or cream cheese but I wanted to save my syns for a chocolate treat later. I spiced up some fat free fromage frais and low fat cottage cheese with paprika and cayenne pepper and that worked out great with the chicken

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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%
    Oh and it sounds like I'll be staying well away from the red plan - I'm ready to embrace carbs!

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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%
    Breakfast
    Mullerlight rhubarb yogurt
    Mandarins
    Pineapple
    35g Shredded Wheat (HEA)


    Lunch
    Baked potato
    Baked beans
    Cheddar cheese (HEB)
    Philadelphia lightest (3 syns)
    Celery
    Cucumber


    Dinner
    Flame grilled chicken
    Fat free fromage frais
    Low fat cottage cheese
    2 boiled eggs


    Snacks
    Apple
    Mandarins
    3 choc chip cookies (10.5 syns)


    I am not hungry but still tempted to eat more cookies so I might just have an early night.

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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%

    Food diary for Thursday

    Breakfast
    Jordan's natural muesli (HEB)
    Coconut milk with calcium (HEA)


    Lunch
    Roasted vegetables


    Dinner
    Chicken Chow Mein from SW website (1 syn)
    Roasted vegetables


    Snacks
    Banana
    Blueberries
    Mango
    Pineapple
    Low fat rhubarb yogurt
    Two finger KitKat (5.5 syns)
    35ml Bailey's (5.5 syns)
    Finding my way around...




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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%

    Food diary for Friday

    Breakfast
    Bacon
    Eggs
    Cottage cheese
    Mushrooms
    Jordan's muesli and coconut milk (HEA and HEB)


    Lunch
    Roasted vegetables


    Dinner
    Chicken chow mein (2 syns)
    Salad and fat free vinaigrette


    Snacks
    Mandarins
    Apples and grapes
    Banana
    Kit Kat (5.5 syns)
    ChocRyvita balls (8 syns)

    Thursday was super easy since I made the roasted vegetables and chicken chow mein. They will last me a few days.
    Finding my way around...




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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%

    Food diary for Saturday

    Breakfast
    Eggs, mushrooms and cottage cheese with butter buds (0.5 syns)
    Baked beans
    Low fat yogurt and mango, strawberry and banana


    Lunch
    Roasted vegetables


    Dinner
    SW Chips, eggs, cheese and baked beans (Cheese was HEA)
    Mayonnaise (5 syns)


    Snacks
    Caramel Snack-a-Jacks (5 syns)


    Honey and lemon tea (2.5 syns) - was feeling a cold coming on

    Was pleasantly surprised that the Slimming World chips tasted so good. I ate way more than my share but still was below my calorie target. I am totting up the calories on MyFitnessPal just to make sure I'm keeping on track until I get used to the Slimming World rules!
    Finding my way around...




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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%

    Food diary for Sunday

    Breakfast
    Jordans Muesli and coconut milk (HEA and HEB)
    Low fat yogurt and mango


    Lunch
    McDonalds grilled chicken and bacon salad (chicken was dry and tasteless so didn't finish it) (1.5 syns? Read that somewhere I think)
    Fat free vinaigrette brought from home
    McDonalds small fries (8.5 syns)
    Diet coke (Tasted weird so didn't drink all of it)


    Dinner
    Mixed veg
    Roast chicken
    Gravy (2.5 syns)
    Yorkshire pudding (2.5 syns)
    White rice


    Snack
    Apple


    So glad I could take my daughter to McDonalds and not offend my Mum by turning down Sunday Dinner on this diet. Weekends are normally so hard to keep on track.
    Finding my way around...




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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%
    I'm really slacking with copying my food diary onto here daily. I must do it or it will be a slippery slope from not filling in my public food diary, to not filling in my paper food diary, to not sticking to the diet at all!
    Finding my way around...




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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%
    Monday 10th Feb
    Breakfast- wholemeal bread roll (HEB), light spread (1), chicken chow mein (1)


    Lunch- Roasted vegetables


    Dinner- Roast chicken, white rice, gravy (2.5), yorkshire pud (2.5), mixed veg, beetroot


    Snacks- Apple, Kitkat (5.5), SnackaJack (5)
    Finding my way around...




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    Diet: Slimming World at home
    Height: 1.75m
    Start Date: 03/02/2014
    Start Weight: 93.8kg
    Current Weight: 87.77kg
    Goal Weight: 82kg
    Goal Date: 30/04/2014


    BMI Information:
    Start BMI: 30.5
    Current BMI: 28.6
    Goal BMI: 26.7


    Statistics:
    Total Weight Loss: 6kg
    Weight to Lose: 5.8kg
    % Lost 6.43%
    Tuesday 11th Feb
    B- wholemeal bread roll (HEB), Light spread (1), eggs, cottage cheese, low fat bacon rashers, cream cheese (HEA)


    L- roasted veg


    D- jacket potato, baked beans, cream cheese (HEB), butter buds (0.5),


    S- apple, Victoria Sandwich cake (14) (wasn't that nice so didn't finish it)
    Finding my way around...




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