It's been suggested that I keep a diary thread, so here it is!
My name is… not really Madame Vastra, of course, I'm not a Silurian, I'm just a Doctor Who fan. I'm 26, and I've just gone back to uni to do a Masters, so I'm living in Halls of Residence in Cardiff. I've been losing weight for about two and a half years now - I started getting health problems (unsurprising with a BMI of 53) in May 2011 and decided then that I needed to do something about it!
So my stats:
Target weight: 9st
I got down to 10st calorie counting and tracking using MyFitnessPal, but then plateau'd (or rather, wavered and gradually inched upwards) to 11st over the course of the last year. I decided that as I wasn't doing particularly well on my own, I'd try a group, and Slimming World appealed. I joined two weeks ago and so far I've lost 9.5lb on Extra Easy.
My project this weekend is to do as much cooking and preparation as possible for the week ahead, to make it easier to stick to plan when I'm busy. I've made a Jambalaya, a veggie chilli and a red lentil and butternut squash curry, all free with loads of superfree in, and I'm hoping to do a spot more shopping tomorrow (I've found a bigger Tesco than the one I had been using) and make some packed lunches to take to uni with me. I've just downloaded the Slimming World app on my phone, so hopefully that should be slightly less awkward than flicking through my book while I'm in the supermarket, trying to decide what to buy! I also need to go and try on some dance shoes for Salsa and Latin dance class, for a bit of body magic.
I'm happy to post recipes if people are interested - the Jambalaya and the lentil and squash curry were modified versions of the ones on the SW website, the chilli I made up as I went along. Tomorrow I'm hoping to make some falafels to have for lunches, and maybe some pasta salad type stuff. I'm really enjoying cooking proper food for myself again and finding and modifying recipes to have lower syns and more superfree! I'd forgotten how much fun healthy eating can be.
Breakfast: Mullerlight with 1 scan bran grated in (1 syn.)
Lunch: Prawn and Quorn chicken Jambalaya (free) made with extra celery, red and green peppers, onion, tomatoes, and extra stock instead of white wine.
Dinner: Veggie chilli (free) made with Quorn mince, kidney beans, onions, peppers, mushrooms, courgettes, and tomatoes, and served with 12g cheddar (would have had 30g for full HEXA but I ran out.)
Snacks: A banana, two HiFi light bars, another Muller light with another scan bran (1 syn,) a Muller light Greek style (half a syn.) Lots of black coffee, Pepsi Max and fizzy water.
Total for the day: 2.5 syns.