Chunky Dunking, taking the plunge and losing the flab!
Long time lurker, but this is my first official *I will do it* thread joining, syn counting Slimming world experience.
I'm mainly keeping a diary because I'm OCD and my house is full of lists, thought it would be easier to keep a list online!
About me: I'm 20 years old, living with my partner and our 2 dogs. When we got together (roughly 3 years ago) I was around the 9stone mark, a size 10 (oh those were the days!) having lost 3 stone starving myself on a bowl of cereal a day. As any of you know, if you do that, when you start eating again (highly likely with a partner who loves takeaway more than life!) you will pile it all back on and more!
I've lost 7lbs so far, having joined 2 weeks ago, I'm struggling a bit this week, especially getting enough fruit and vegetables, but putting that down to money, waiting for payday to arrive tomorrow to buy healthy goodies!
I'm a hugely fussy eater, but I'm totally open to trying new things if someone suggests it.
So here goes.
Breakfast: Half an Aplen light bar (1.5Syns, synning as dinner will involve bread)
Lunch: Cheesy Mugshot (2 Syns I think?)
Dinner tonight: Asda wholemeal pitta bread pizza (HEA and B on cheese and pitta) and a side salad
Snacks - Skips (4Syns) + another Mugshot (2)
I've failed with this today!
If anyone has some tips on how to get more fruit into my diet without snacking on just a piece when I'm hungry (as know it doesn't work for me!) I'd really appreciate it, all I've got so far is fruit salad for breakfast when I can afford fruit!
Last edited by Llamasoks : 29th November, 2013 at 08:29 AM
Hmph, so fed up today, feel like I've totally messed up this week, I went above my Syn values pretty much every day but yesterday, and I feel rubbish for not having had veggies or fruit for a few days. BUT it is pay day today, so I shall be having a mahhooosive fruit salad tonight after my dinner, I'll eat less to make sure I have room for it, because I so fancy it.
So here's today's plan
Breakfast: 1XAlpen light bar (HeB)
Lunch: Vegetable Sushi (I've guestimated it at about 7 Syns) with edamame
Dinner: Chicken penne Ramona (3 Syns for Pepperoni, the rest free) and a fruit salad *fingers crossed*
Snacks: Hopefully none, but if I get peckish I'll have the other Alpen bar I'm allowed
Hoping to be a bit better today, the exercise is suffering this week, as my dog thought it would be a lovely idea to tangle himself in my legs, causing me to crash into the cross trainer (the irony of this is not lost on me) and bruise my calf muscle!
Last edited by Llamasoks : 29th November, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Great day today! Got most of my Cristmas shopping done
Breakfast: Huge bundle of grapes and a tiny sip of fruit juice (going with 1Syn as was barely a mouth-ful)
Lunch: Ham salad with Mayo (4 Syns) and a mugshot (2 Syns) think I need to cut down on these, were useful as a snack when don't have time, but now a bit addicted!
Dinner: Hunters chicken (HeA of cheese) SW chips and a salad
Much better day today, feeling really positive
Sundays be difficult!! *hangs head in metaphorical shame*
Breakfast: 1st December advent choccy (1Syn) and some grapes
Lunch: Mcdonalds Chicken and bacon salad with small fries and 2 of those christmassy cheese things (I'm guessing this totals around 20 Syns all together, so wont be having any tomorrow)
Dinner: Fruit salad drowned in a mountain of Muller light and regret!
Not feeling too bad about today, at least not as bad as I should be, worked out so much yesterday my body is feeling it A LOT today!
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Diet: Slimming World Mostly Green Days
Start Date: 19th February 2015
Start Weight: 18st7lb
Current Weight: 17st3lb
Goal Weight: 10st0lb
Goal Date: December 2015
Start BMI: 41.8
Current BMI: 38.9
Goal BMI: 22.6
Total Weight Loss: 1st4lb
Weight to Lose: 7st3lb
% Lost 6.95%
Popping on to subscribe What day is weigh in for you?
Wednesday or Thursday, depending on when my awful mind remembers! Normally Wednesdays!
Lack of sleep last night has made me feel very NOT hungry today! So I'll see if I eat all of this
Breakfast: Strawberries, raspberries and grapes
Lunch: Grilled chicken salad
Dinner: Tuna and sweetcorn pasta with FF natural yoghurt and maybe a dash of Extra Light Mayo (2 Syns max)
Snacks: Alpen light bar (HeB) if hungry later and my Advent Calendar choccy (1 Syn)
Thinking today is going to be a good day food-wise. The OH is feeling all Christmassy, so keeps trying to get me to eat bad themed food when we go out! "Oh have a roast Turkey and stuffing sarnie, it's only a treat!" silly men who can eat anything and stay skinny!
Feeling good today, really energetic! Did a bit of exercise last night whilst the OH was working late and weighed in today (as I'm a serial weigher) at -2lbs. Official weigh-in tomorrow, but nice to know it's gone/going in the right direction, hoping I don't put on another 4 or something overnight!
Breakfast: Grapes and Strawberries
Lunch: Ham and 2 laughing cow slices in a mixed salad
Dinner: Scrambled egg and bacon on wholemeal toast with tomatoes, mushrooms and broccoli
Snacks: Space Raider crisps (3Syns per bag)
Hoping to do some more exercise tonight, I quite like it, but get bored very easily, so having multiple bits of equipment is good, but means I only do about 5 mins on each and them hop off
I am not liking work today. It's only half an hour in and I'm ready to shoot myself! I'd so much rather be at home - even going for a jog or doing the dishes would be nicer!
I had a little over what I wrote as my Syns yesterday - as had bacon with the fat on *GASP!*, but still not over my 10 a day, so I'm a happy bunny with that. Did about 30mins of exercise last night too, though the jelly-thighs refuse to budge!
Breakfast: Grapes and Strawberries again!
Lunch: Ham salad with 2X Laughing cow cheese thingy's - can you tell I'm a creature of habit?
Dinner: Chicken Kiev, Butternut Squash and carrot mash. Broccoli and green beans
Snacks/Syns: 1XAdvent choccy (1Syn) and I'll probably add a bit of Mayo or Ketchup to dinner (say 2 Syns)
I'm starting to need some better lunch ideas, but never remember to do things the night before!
Last edited by Llamasoks : 4th December, 2013 at 08:48 AM
Hopped on the scales this morning and apparently another 2lbs lost, not counting it officially (as weigh in not till next Wednesday!) but if it's 2lbs now, hoping for at least another 1 for next week, to make it 3lbs off, feeling sick today, but this has lifted my spirits!
Breakfast: Grapes - run out of strawberries (OH THE HORROR!)
Lunch: Salad left over from yesterday, not feeling very hungry today
Dinner: Jacket potato with beans and cheese(HeA) and probably another salad
Snacks: Advent calendar choccy (1Syn)
Hoping for a REALLY low Syn day today, the OH is picking me up from work later, so no time to snack before he gets home, and I haven't been counting properly the last few days.
Re: Chunky Dunking, taking the plunge and losing the flab!
Hi, here to sub!
Sounds like you are adjusting well. Fantastic that you are doing it poperly this time with SW instead of starvation (ouch!)
Do you work in a way that needs packed lunches? If I were you I'd have apples/bananas etc for breakie (more filling?) and save your bite size fruit (strawberries and grapes) for lunch, have them first as your superfree and then you can have some free food after without it needing to be a salad. Always eat superfree first in these sort of instances (noticed above you were saving room for your fruit salad- should have the fruit salad first and then you have pre-filled up and need less of the calories from free food!)
Sounds like things are going well though so keep it up and I'll be back to see how you're doing soon
Hi Sophie, thanks for your reply. Yeah the starvation route was quick (honestly wasn't really aware I was doing it till a few weeks in and THEN in became a problem, but I felt so sick all the time, never again - though know how tempting it is to want the quick fix!
Originally Posted by Tetris
I really struggle to eat in the mornings, which is why I usually go for grapes and things, because I like them so much more, normally it's between 5 and 6 that I get peckish - the OH works till 7 so my usual dinner time has gotten later, so might try apples and bananas as snacks then. Work-wise we have a kettle and a microwave, but I'm useless with ideas and so fussy, need something light and small but filling!
A work colleague has just brought in Pringles...I've had 5 and counted it as 5 Syns, but I'm stopping myself having anymore!!
Re: Chunky Dunking, taking the plunge and losing the flab!
Well done at stopping at those 5 pringles! You popped and stopped- amazing! Are they really 1 syn each?? :| apparently the readon they are so moreish is because of the massive levels of MSG in them which is practically addictive!
Microwave could lend itsself to bringing leftovers to heat up? I'm not organised enough to do batch cooking but a lot of people on here freeze batches of stew, chilli etc in small plastic bags then just get it out the night before to defrost. Have you tried uncle bens express pouches? 2 mins in the mic- such a god send! Though need some leftovers to go with it or a bit boring. Lots of flavours though- I love the mexican bean one (2.5 syns)! X
Hi, popped on to sub
Love your diary so far, very entertaining. I think you're adjusting really well, Tetris has given you some fab advice. A good lunch saver for me is homemade soup. You can pack it with veg, it doesnt have to cost a bomb to make (I have 2 young kids so money can get tight) Make it in bulk and freeze it in portions, you control the portion size and can be a speedy filling lunch. Or what about making a SW quiche/pasta pie/curry loaf or something and taking that for your lunch, you can warm it if you like or eat it cold. The quiche freezes really well so you could make them in bulk and take them as you need them, and you can pack them with the veg you like so its got your SF added. I like the asda frozen peppers and spinach to make these, £1 a bag, they're already sliced and go a long way in the quiche/pies. Fresh peppers especially can be so expensive!
If you like fruit have you thought of getting the frozen stuff, its £2 in asda for a tub of frozen summer berries. Lovely over weetabix for a filling breakfast, mixed in with a muller light. You can have them cold from the fridge or warmed slightly in the microwave.
You can have 5-15 syns a day, if your aim is to have 10, if you have a few over at least you havent really technically gone over on the plan
The only thing about having mug shots/ pasta n sauce etc is you need to remember the SF element (a lot of people in group forget this)
Out of curiosity what do you have to drink? Just because I'm nosey and you dont mention it
Sorry haven't been updating this weekend, had an allergic reaction to Prawn Tempura on Friday night (My own fault really for having battery-fried goodness!) so have been slowly dying all weekend, living off 2 slices of dry toast and a spoonful of Marmite! Not the best weekend ever, but back on the diet wagon today, feeling mostly better but not very hungry!
Sophie - they're definitely addictive, they used to be my weakness, ashamed to admit I could easily eat a tub by myself in one sitting, so stopping at 5 was HUGEE for me!
Abi - Hi! Thanks for your kind words, I don't mention drinks usually as only really drink sugar free squash, weak mostly but just cannot stand the taste of water on it's own unless it's ice cold!
So here goes, after a weekend of feeling rubbish!
Breakfast: Special K Berry: dry: (5Syns)
Lunch: Banana and buttered toast (1Syn)
Dinner: A Feta(HeA) and strawberry salad, if I fancy it.
Still not feeling great, so trying for light and plain foods today, not exactly to plan, but getting 100% well again is my main aim so then I can enjoy my food later in the week and stick to plan. My OH wants to head to Brighton for an afternoon (I've been avoiding it because Brighton = delicious food), so might try and save my Syns a bit to pop into a sushi place, or for some fish and chips on the beach - I am aware it's Winter BTW, please don't think I've gone insane. We'll see.
Sorry my diary for the day is not terribly exciting - if anyone has any ideas as to how to stop my stomach going "BLAAAABGJBOVSJ" and making all sorts of grumbly noises, it would be appreciated!
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