Sophie's Slimming World and Cinema critiques!
I'm quite new to SW, roughly 2 months in now and have lost just over a stone so far (another 6 at least to go! No real aim so far but I am a tall lass at nearly 6'1" so 13 stone would be a dream). This is exciting for me- I've been overweight since my parents divorced when I was 10 (comfort ate my skinny little heart out until I was a full on porker aged 13) and have never ever dieted or exercised in my life.
I'm 22 now, a year into living with my boyfriend (who is the most caring and supportive person ever and loves me already as this fat beast!) and for once I have the love and confidence to give this a shot- and it's been super easy so far! I feel like this is the right time- I can finally do this for *me* instead of to attract someone, it feels great :D I'm making my goal to be fit enough to do some traveling later in the year, but keeping it vague for now!
After trying out a couple of SW groups and not really getting on with them, I'm now going it alone at home.
I've been following Extra Easy plan and using weekly syns, but today decided to give a Green day a shot (as I wanted extra cheese!) so please do slap my hand and let me know if I've messed things up- still getting my head around the Green/Original plans!
Breakfast:Natural FF Fromage frais topped with Mango and Banana slices, a tsp of honey (1 syn) some vanilla extract and a sweetener (I have this with varying fruit most days! Cannot believe I'm not missing the huge bowl of sugary cereal or jam smothered toast I used to eat each morning!)
Lunch: Onion risotto (quite a smallish portion with a whole onion chopped into my half of the serving, so am counting that as my super free here) 60g cheddar cheese (hexA x 2) and a dessert spoon of Philadelphia split between two portions (counting that as half a hexB). Cooked it just in chicken stock and balsamic vinegar rather than wine, but thought it was great!
Snack: Went halvsies on a packet of Velvet Crunch crisps (2 syns for half the pack) and tin of lychees in juice with my OH (3 syns for 100g) which were so delish!
Dinner: Roasted a load of well seasoned veg (carrots, peppers, onions and potatoes) with about a tablespoon of honey and two tbsps of extra virgin olive oil over the lot- I had about 2/3rds of it (my boyfriend isn't so vegetable friendly but ate some potato, peppers and onions) so am counting 2 syns for the honey and the other 1.5 of my HexB for the olive oil. We had that with pasta cooked in stock cubes, I had a small amount and he padded out his veg intolerance with most of it. It tasted so good mixed with the honey glazed vegetables, made for a really nice wet texture against them, too! :p
Desert: Coconut Muller light with Chocolate Sprinkles (my favourite- love it!)
Total syns today: 8
Exercise: I worked up quite a sweat while the veg cooked doing 50 minutes of the longest wii cycling map with a short break half way through while I checked on the veg. So chuffed that I actually finished the course! Last time I got so friggin' lost finding one of the checkpoints but when I finally had cleared them all and was on my way back to the finishing line it suddenly cut out and said "YOU'VE BEEN DOING THIS AN HOUR. GIVE UP AND HAVE A BREAK." or some bull and lost all of my efforts! :eek:...
So yeah, that's the first day of my food/exercise diary! Hopefully this will motivate me to keep up the food diary, and admitting to the interwebz how much exercise I've done should motivate/embarrass me into getting my ass into gear more often :o!
Since my profession is filmmaker (usually working as a Cinematographer, but often direct also) and I see a looot of films at the cinema (I have an unlimited Cineworld pass), I'm going to give little critiques about films I've recently seen in the cinema (maybe some DVDs too)- which are then of course open to discussion below in the comments! I won't do these every day though ;)x Sophie