Sophie's Vegan Food Diary
Some people may remember me from a few years ago. I managed to lose 6.5 stone in 9 months and it was super easy. I maintained for a year before giving into work stress and emotional eating. So now I'm back, not to where I started but with around 2.5 stone to lose.
I have a new job that I love and live in a new city that I love but for some reason it's been so much harder this time round. I've been failing at SW spectacularly for 8 months now, losing around 7lbs before putting it all back on again. I decided enough was enough at my last weigh in. I know that when I focus I can do this, I've done it before. I know I'm using every difficult meal that crops up as an excuse to stuff my face and I just want to fit into all the nice clothes I bought. So, I decided to get back onto SW the way I did before, and this forum was a big part of the support for me. I used to follow the plan religiously, write up all my meals and best of all, stuff my face with tasty food. So that's what I'm going to do. And what better way to start than with a new food diary? Here goes
As I'm vegan, I always stick to the Green plan.
Breakfast - Well...I said I was doing it like before...and I never remembered to have breakfast back then either!
Lunch - "Tuna" Rice Salad (mashed chickpeas with syn free tofu mayo, gherkins, spring onion, rice, grated carrot, cherry tomatoes and seaweed) with 2 slices of marmite on wholemeal toast (B). Then I had a handful of strawberries.
Snack - 2 bananas and a clementine. Choices dairy free buttons (7 syns)
Dinner - Leftover sausage casserole (Fry's sausages (free), onion, garlic, pepper, tinned tomatoes, veg stock, aubergine, mushrooms) stirred into gnocci (5 syns)
Drinks - tea with soya milk (A) and apple cordial
- Rep Power
Diet: Slimming World/Vegan
Start Weight: 82kg
Current Weight: 81kg
Goal Weight: 75kg
Start BMI: 30.1
Current BMI: 29.8
Goal BMI: 27.5
Total Weight Loss: 1kg
Weight to Lose: 6kg
% Lost 1.22%
Hello! Always interested in other vegan food diaries, I'll be keeping an eye on this one!
Speak to me of syn free tofu mayo...
Hello! Yes, I need to do a search and get some meal ideas. In a bit of a rut food wise at the moment
Ah, syn free mayo...it's so easy
400g silken tofu
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tsp mustard (0.5 syns but with the amount it makes, it's pretty much redundant)
1 tsp onion granules
1/2 tsp salt
Blend in a food processor. Adjust seasonings to taste. Depending on how beany the tofu is, I'll sometimes add more vinegar to mask the taste. If you want a firmer mayo just pop it in the fridge for a bit. It's great for stirring into pasta/rice salads or making an eggless salad with tofu
btw, love your avatar. Big fan of Hyperbole and a Half!
Subscribing if you don't mind...Am considering moving over to a more plant based diet (or at least dramatically reduce animal product consumption)....just in the thought stage at the moment!
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Breakfast - Wholemeal toast (B) and strawberry jam (3 syns)
Lunch - "Tuna" Rice Salad (mashed chickpeas with syn free tofu mayo, gherkins, spring onion, rice, grated carrot, cherry tomatoes and seaweed) with 2 slices of marmite on wholemeal toast (B). 1 mahoosive clementine and a handful of strawberries
Dinner - Pasta with Arrabiatta Sauce (onion, garlic, chilli, chopped tomatoes, peppers, aubergine, broccoli)
Drinks - apple cordial and green tea. Koko Chocolate Coconut Milk (A)
Syns - 3
Lunch - Mung bean curry with rice and potatoes (8 syns? Bit of a guess, was at a restaurant)
Dinner - Veggie Chilli (onion, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, courgette, tvp, chopped tomatoes, stock, chilli, chipotle,cumin, paprika, salt) with rice
Drinks - green tea, tea and soya milk (A), water
So yesterday was really bloody hard. I was at a Natural Organics trade show with work. Basically a massive hall filled with amazing vegan, organic food that I HAVE to sample as part of my job. Annoyingly it seems to be raw chocolate that is the 'in' thing this year, along with nutty cereal bars. I was really good at just having one bit of everything but there were a LOT of stalls.
Breakfast - 3 bananas and an apple
Lunch - samples, samples, samples (who knows how many syns?? I don't even want to think about it!)
Dinner - Indian buffet (dal, lots of boiled rice, veggie curry, poppadom, spinach and potato, chickpeas) I'm guessing around 12 syns. Very oily.
My weigh in was today and I lost a pound. Not to be sneered at but gutted that yesterday probably blew the decent loss I'd been hoping for. It's my birthday on Wednesday so I have a meal coming up. Just need to plan lots of syn free stuff beforehand and afterwards and fingers crossed for a big loss next week.
Lunch - Wholemeal Pittas (B) stuffed with 3 Cauldron falafel (6 syns) hummus (2 syns) gherkins, salad leaves, leftover rice
Dinner - Either syn free sausage or syn free chick'n creamy mustard casserole (onions, mushrooms, peppers, aubergine, peas, spinach, garlic, cherry tomatoes, soya milk (A), wholegrain mustard (1.5 syns) and vegetable stock) Gonna serve this with rice
Snacks - banana and an apple
Drinks - Water, Kara Chocolate Milk (A), Tea
Syns - 9.5
Last edited by hastalavegan : 14th April, 2014 at 03:16 PM
On track for a decent week so far, only using minimal syns so that my birthday meal goes over smoothly
Lunch - Pasta Salad (pasta, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, leeks, onions, pepper, fat free lemon dressing) 1 banana and 1 apple
Dinner - Syn free sausage creamy mustard casserole (onions, mushrooms, peppers, aubergine, peas, spinach, garlic, cherry tomatoes, soya milk (A), wholegrain mustard (1.5 syns) and vegetable stock) served with rice
Snacks - Gonna have some wholemeal pitta (B) with Hummus (4 syns)
Drinks - Koko Chocolate milk (A), squash and water
Syns - 5.5 syns
Birthday wasn't too bad. Birthday cake has been delayed so I can spread the syns over this weekend/next week which is better.
Breakfast - syn free sausages and ketchup (2 syns)
Lunch - burrito bowl (rice, peppers, mushrooms, beans, salsa, lettuce) 6 syns
Dinner - hummus & rosemary bread. Tomato and olive linguine. Chocolate ginger torte with ice cream (I guess 20 syns)
Drinks - lots of water!
Breakfast - soya yoghurt (3 syns)
Lunch - pasta salad (pasta, cherry tomatoes, leeks, peppers, broccoli, fat free dressing) 1 banana, strawberries
Dinner - bulgar wheat salad (bulgar, onion, tomato, parsley, olive oil (B) with falafel (6 syns)
Drinks - tea and diet pop
Syns - 9
Lunch - pasta salad (pasta, cherry tomatoes, leeks, peppers, broccoli, fat free dressing)
Snack - Parched Peas (badger peas boiled for ages, with a splash of vinegar and some salt)
Dinner - Pasta again! (linguine, syn free chick'n. onion, garlic, aubergine, courgette, pepper, tinned tomatoes, tomato puree)
Dessert - My birthday cake! It has finally arrived! I reckon 15 syns for the slice I'll have
Syns - 15
Been on plan the last few days, just been ridiculously busy. Lost 1.5lb at WI, which is okay I guess. Want to get 4lb this week and just get my 1/2 stone award over and done with. Gonna throw in a few red days and see what happens. But for today, I'm on Green.
Lunch: 1 tin of baked beans, wholemeal toast (B) with yeast extract. Salad leaves, cherry toms. 2 bananas
Dinner: Will be syn free mince & veg stirred into bulgar wheat or something else free. Will chuck onions, garlic, mushrooms, pepper and aubergine in there.
Drinks: apple cordial, kara chocolate milk (A)
Extra stuff: Worked on food prep on deli today so reckon I had my second (B) on olive oil, also I'll say 2 syns for the tiny fork of coleslaw I had to taste too.
Snacks: Dairy Free Choc Caramels - 12 syns
Syns - 14
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Breakast - Orange Soya Yoghurt - 2 syns
Lunch - Tofu Scramble (tofu, peppers, courgette, onion, turmeric, garlic powder, celery salt, soy sauce, soya milk (A)) on wholemeal toast (B) with yeast extract
Dinner - Veganised Burger Bowl! (lettuce, gherkins, onions, mushrooms, syn free soya mince, leeks) with burger sauce (2 syns worth - made up of plain soya yogurt, vegan mayo, ketchup, mustard, onion granules, paprika, garlic powder, white wine vinegar) and some soya cheese (B)
Snacks - pear, apple, banana and I'll be having a bit more chocolate later (8 syns)
Drinks - Koko Choc Milk (A), apple cordial
Syns - 12
Another Red day today. Gonna have to do a Green tomorrow because I'm really grumpy without my carbs.
Breakfast - orange soya yoghurt (2 syns)
Lunch - Tofu scramble (tofu, peppers, courgette, onion, turmeric, garlic powder, celery salt, soy sauce) in a wholemeal wrap (B) with some cherry tomatoes and a small punnet of strawberries
Snacks - 3 bananas, 1 apple
Dinner - Veggie TVP Pie (onions, garlic, mushrooms, courgette, aubergine, spinach, tinned toms, tvp, veg stock topped with a roasted squash and carrot mash) with a sprinkling of soya cheese (B)
Drinks - Koko Chocolate milk (A), apple cordial, tea
Syns - 2
Doing a green day today
Breakfast - orange soya yogurt 2 syns
Lunch - Veggie TVP Pie (onions, garlic, mushrooms, courgette, aubergine, spinach, tinned toms, tvp, veg stock topped with a roasted squash and carrot mash) with a wholemeal pitta (B). Then some Strawberries, an apple and a pear.
Dinner - will be curry at a friends house, I've told her what I can/can't eat so hoping that it will be SW friendly
Snacks - cofresh lentil chips. 5 syns worth
Drinks - apple cordial, Koko choc milk (A) and green tea
Syns so far - 7
Lunch - tomato soup (onion, carrot, tinned toms, stock, basil) with wholemeal toast (b)
Dinner - stew (syn free sausages, onions, leeks, mushroom, carrot, aubergine, peppers, yeast extract, stock, onion gravy granules) 3 syns
Snacks 3 x digestive creams 9 syns
Drinks - water, tea and koko choc milk (a)
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