- 1 Post By Maria2206
- 1 Post By Happy Holidays
I want to be fab at 50!
I have battled with my weight all my life and I am now 47. I wanted to be fab at 40. I pretty much wasn't. I am now fast approaching 50 and have decided to give SW a go, having dabbled with all the diets but but having been a WW'er most of the time. I have read so many inspirational stories about huge losses with SW that I have to give it another go.
Yesterday was my first day but I got it a bit wrong so I haven't bothered recording it. I am trying EE and today went like this:
B - Coffee with skimmed milk (HEX A - inc milk all day)
L - SW Mustard chicken (free) with swede mash (mainly s/free), broccoli and french beans (s/free). Afters was sugar free jelly and half a vanilla mullerlight (free)
D - Jacket potato with tuna in brine (free), LF mayo (SYNS = 2) and onion, a big salad (both s/free), homemade coleslaw (s/free) with LF mayo (SYN = 2) and 5 olives (SYNS = 1).
Snacks - none today as I just wasn't hungry. I will probably have a skinny cappuccino (SYNS = 3) later.
I am a HEX B down today but quite simply, I couldn't eat anything else. On the whole I feel I have chosen quite well for my first proper day. Tuesday and Wednesday will be the same and are looking like this:
B - 42g All bran (HEX B), blueberries and banana with skimmed milk (SYNS = 3)
L - Homemade veg soup (free and s/free), 1 slice wholemeal bread (SYNS = 4), ham (free) and homemade coleslaw (SYNS = 1)
D - Chicken jalfrezi (free and s/free), brown rice (free) and tomato and onion salad (s/free). Sugar free jelly & ff yogurt or half a mullerlight (free)
Snacks - coffee and tea all day with skimmed milk (HEX A)
Well I think yesterday went well and today will be virtually identical. I am finding that knowing what I am having (eg same meals for two days in a row) and not having to think about it when I get home is paying off. I also have the energy to organise my meals properly. Yesterday and today will be pretty similar:
B - Greek ff yogurt, blueberries and a banana
L - Veg soup and sandwich made with one slice of wholemeal (HEX B), ham, lf mustard mayo (SYNS = 1), spinach. Activia yogurt for afters or afternoon snack if needed.
D - Sweet potato wedges made with 1tspn rapeseed oil (SYNS = TBA), huge salad, 5 large olives (SYNS = 1), ham slices rolled up with cottage cheese inside.
All day - Skimmed milk (HEX A), Skinny cappuccino (SYNS = 3), one apple and a couple of satsumas.
The only difference between today and yesterday is that I will probably have a jacket potato tonight, rather than sweet potato.
I have really enjoyed my food this week and will have to give some thought to what I will pre-cook for next week. The lunchtime soup and a sandwich work well for me so I think I will make butternut squash soup over the weekend. I'm not sure how things will go this weekend - I will miss the discipline of being at work I think.
To anyone who might be reading - have a good weekend.
Good luck with sw we are the same age and I to wanted to be fab by 40, but that didn't happen :/ food looks good
Hi there daisygrubber - thanks. I am still finding my feet a bit with SW. It seems like I am on a perpetual [failed] diet - with all the deprivation and one of the weight loss! I am hoping that SW will help me eat without guilt and re-educate me on the best foods for it.
Originally Posted by daisygrubber
Looking at your stats, have you really lost over 2.5 st in 2015? If so, you have done brilliantly well.
I started the day in a bit of a funny mood - a bit low. I had a bit of a lie in and then had a good breakfast and I feel a bit better now. I think it was meal anxiety, because I have nothing planned for the weekend. It is much easier when i am at work because I just make a vat of soup for lunches, with a small sandwich. The stress of thinking up two meals for the weekend is too much!!
I haven't been shopping for fresh stuff yet so the below is subject to change but my first draft of my plan for the weekend is so far looking like this:
B - FF Greek yogurt, fresh strawberries, sliced banana
L - Chicken kebabs, flavoured with yogurt lemon juice and spices and with a salad on the side.
D - Fish in sweet chilli (frozen - as advertised on TV - must be low syn, say SYNS = 2), crushed potatoes, carrots and broccoli. Afters will be raspberry jelly with a couple of spoons of strawberry muller light.
Snacks - Skimmed milk in tea and coffee (HEX A), apple, skinny cappuccino (SYNS = 3)
I am not sure what I will have to meet by HEX B requirement yet. Perhaps a slice of toast this evening.
B - Skinny cappuccino (SYNS = 3)
L - Beans, poached egg, slice wholemeal (HEX B)
D - Chicken, mash, peas, carrots, broccoli, gravy (SYNS not yet calc'd). Jelly and half a mullerlight for afters.
Snacks - Skimmed milk for tea and coffee (HEX A), fruit of some sort
Well the weekend's food did not go at all as planned and althought I haven't bothered to update earlier posts I can tell you I still stayed on track and easily within my syns limit.
Yesterday and today, I had/will have the same food, being:
B - Yogurt (ff), blueberries and banana
L - Homemade butternut squash soup (1 SYN), wholemeal bread (HX B), ham, low fat mayo (2 SYNS), spinach leaves, Activia yogurt 0% fat
D - Homemade bolognaise with 5% fat mince, wholewheat spaghetti, salad. Mullerlight - vanilla with choc sprinkles
Snacks: apple, skinny latte (3 SYNS), milk for tea and coffee (HX A)
I was quite hungry yesterday so I will increase my portion sizes a bit today. I have also brought a large satsuma and a pear with me.
I was very proud of myself yesterday though: I went on an afternoon seminar where muffins and coffee were served during the break. Despite being quite hungry, I had black coffee and my apple. Small victories!!
Do you struggle with what to have for hexb? there is a thread on here with the latest hexb's on there maybe it's worth having a look on there for a few ideas, things like nuts can be hexb.
Thanks, I will have a little nosey.
Originally Posted by Happy Holidays
I haven't updated for a couple of days, mainly because we have had visitors staying with us, which has meant departing from my usual routine. I have stuck to plan when I can (eg meal out at a steak house was chicken sizzler, with veg, salad and new potatoes instead of chips) and I drove so I only drank one bottle of alcohol free later and a decaff Americano but I have to accept that fails are fails (sticky toffee pudding) and when we got back to our local I joined in the festivities with a couple of vodkas and diet coke and one malibu and pineapple.
I think we have to accept there are times when it is harder to be perfect but if we do our best, we can do our thing reasonably guilt free.
Exactly & it's that attitude which will keep you going.
Originally Posted by Maria2206
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