Love life lighter!
So I've been posting on here for a few days on a 'blog' of my own, but would like to move to this forum as I love that people support each other so well! Basically, I have been doing SW since Saturday 1st Feb and am planning to write on here most days about my food intake etc. Don't feel like I have lost anything in these 4 days but am going to keep going! Weigh in is going to be Wednesdays for me (I'm doing the plan at home) so going to weigh myself tomorrow and see. I started on Saturday at 11st 2.25lbs. My eating for today:
Breakfast: Muller light yogurt and frozen berries
Lunch: Tuna & sweetcorn salad, 1 pear
Snack: 2 boiled eggs (after the gym)
Tea: SW Chilli and quinoa. 1 toffee muller light + options hot choc (2 syns)
I am doing my syns weekly rather than daily, so I have had 60.5 already out of a potential 105. Today will make it 62.5 syns, but will 'start again' tomorrow as it's my weigh day. But that's fine because that would make my syn amount approz 15 per day :)
Good luck for your first WI. This is definitely the right place for support. And many of us can relate to feeling like you are not losing anything, hopefully the scales will prove u wrong x
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Today went very well! After some inspirational words from fellow minmins, I am officially on track for my first weight loss! Weighed myself this morning and had put on 3 lbs since Saturday - but that's probably the blow outs I have had since then! So going to draw a line under it and be happy and motivated until next week. Today's gone well!
Breakfast: Bran Flakes (HEXB) and milk (HEXA) and frozen berries
Dinner: A nice big salad (lettuce, tomatoes, pepper, celery, sweetcorn) with some ham and 2 boiled eggs
Tea: Grilled turkey steak with a jacket sweet potato and frozen vegetables and BBQ sauce (2syns). A chocolate orange muller light yogurt with strawberries and a sachet of hot chocolate to mix in (2 syns)
So 4 syns today, happy with that!
I also went to the gym today for the first time in ages. I went for a little jog (killed me, but better than I expected) and then to a half hour Legs Bums and Tums class. Was really good, and the gym instructor was really really nice. Felt amazing afterwards!
Hope everyone has had a good SW day :)
Thanks Maverick, only just seen this comment! I'm now subscribing to you so I can keep updated on your progress :) your doing so well!
Originally Posted by Maverick
Good day again today! Although I find myself overly hungry when I get in from work, around the 5pm mark. Too early for tea but snacking doesn't seem to fill the gap too much! Any ideas? (thats not fruit, I can't afford any more!)
Breakfast: Muller light + frozen berries
Snack: Alphen bar (half HEXB)
Dinner: Spicy Sweet & Sour Mugshot, a banana, other alphen bar (HEXB)
Snacks: (this is after work) 4 crisp breads (4 syns) with philidelphia (HEXA), 2 pears, 2 boiled eggs
Tea: Chilli (made with pork/beef mince, not lean, so 6.5 syns) with quinoa and vegetables. Grapes
So about 10.5 syns today, which is good as I'm aiming for about 10 this week. Felt quite tired today but just think its because it's the end of a working week for me.. well, one job. I work another job at weekends, so don't actually get a full day off. Keeps me busy though! So I'm in bed and ready for a nice long sleep now! Going to spinning in the morning at my new gym which is exciting, but it's going to kill me! Looking forward to it though. And hopefully going into the travel agents to look at holidays! So definitely need this weight to be off by July, I am not being the biggest one in my group!
Hope everyone has had a good day :)
Originally Posted by miss14
Why is 5 pm too early for you to get yourself tea? One of the little changes you could make is have your tea earlier - so you're eating the bigger meal a fair time before you go to bed. If you have the snacks later (rather than your tea) then that'll be better for you...At my worst I could go to bed minutes after eating huge snacks and that's why I'm now not allowing myself to eat a good couple of hours before I go to bed.
....Just a thought :)
Well I always try to have my tea at around 7pm, because otherwise I get hungry later on before bed.. but I might actually try and have it a little earlier so my main meal fills me up for a few hours. Then maybe I wouldn't snack as much? I am on night shifts over the weekend so timing etc gets messed up, but I will let you know next week! Thanks for the advice :)
Originally Posted by fat2go
For me, I finish work an hour earlier on a Friday and for some reason I'm always hungry when I get home, even tho I don't have my lunch any earlier. Funny thing is I don't usually finish work and feel hungry, I think it's psychological. But I do try to make my Friday snack be fruit and maybe a hi fi bar. Even then, it can spoil my tea, last Friday I wasn't hungry at tea time so ended up having supernoodles as a meal later on!!
I think there's nothing wrong with snacking if you're hungry, I couldn't eat my main meal at 5pm, I'd be starving later on. I'd also maybe suggest eating more at lunchtime? I don't find mug shots that filling and you don't have much else there.
Food for thought as it were ;)
Have a good weekend, don't work too hard!! xxx
Didn't get a chance to update yesterday, so heres what I ate:
Breakfast: 1 banana
Snack: Cereal bar (5.5 syns)
Lunch: Ham sandwich (wholemeal bread HEXB) with cottage cheese (HEXA), carrots and celery sticks with coronation dressing (4 syns)
Tea: 2 bacon, 3 quorn sausages, tinned spagetti hoops, grilled tomatos, 2 poached eggs
Snacks in work (not sure if this applies to yesterday or today as it was a night shift so technically today): 1 quavers (4.5 syns), apple, 2 boiled eggs.
And now I am just tucking into some breakfast after my night shift. Really hard working days and nights because I don't know when my day starts/begins so not sure which day my syns apply to! But I'll just add them to whichever day is the least syns haha.
Breakfast: Muller light, frozen berries, handful of bran flakes (half HEXB)
Tea: Chicken in peri peri rub, a sweet jacket potato and some frozen veg. Muller lights + options hot chocolate (2 syns)
Snacks in work: Apple, quavers (4.5 syns), mug shot
Thats today and yesterday anyway. Still don't feel like I am loosing weight though which is a bit disheartening. I was thinking that it might be because before I started SW, I used to use starvation type very low calorie diets and never ever used to eat carbs such as pasta, bread, cereal, potatoes.. So it might be my body getting used to normal food again? I'm not sure. Just hoping for a weight loss on Wednesday! Will keep being good :)
Have a nice day everyone, night night!
Food looks yummy!! Just one thing tho, cottage cheese isn't a hea, if it's low fat/virtually fat free then it's free :)
Hope the scales are kind to you on Wed, I'm sure they will be if you keep up the good work!! xx
Ahh thanks for that! I love the stuff and have the light version with pineapple - gorgeous!
Minor change to the eating plan for today, had some carrots + cottage cheese for a snack as I woke earlier than I thought. Going to take a banana, apple and cereal bar for my snacks in work tonight instead of quavers :)
Think I am going to count the syns I use in the night at work for 'tomorrows' day, just to keep myself on track. So that will be 6.5 syns for today :)
Another successful SW day I believe :)
Snacks at work (3am): Banana, cereal bar (5.5 syns), 1 piece of buttered bread (1+5 syns) with ham, 1 biscuit (2 syns), 3 chocolate buttons (1 syn)
Breakfast: Branflakes (HEXB) and milk (HEXA) and frozen berries
Lunch: Carrot sticks and cottage cheese
Tea: Biggggggg omelette with chicken, red pepper, red onion, sweetcorn and tomato, with lettuce. One baked apple with sultanas
Snack: Muller light and options hot chocolate (2syns)
So gone over my syns slightly at a grand total of 16.5, however as I have not had my full amount the last few days think this will be fine. Was so temped in work to eat snacky things, they are about everywhere! I was quite proud of myself though - only ate half a sandwich, one biscuit, and 3 chocolate buttons. AND there was donuts going round! I have found that SW is really quite exciting me, I'm dyingggggggg to see a weight loss this week though to really boost me! Am *slightly* feeling that I am loosing weight, but not sure if that is because I am eating until I am full not until I am stuffed, so no more bloatedness. We will see though! It is someones birthday in work tomorrow so I know there will be cake in the office. Going to try and stay strong, however if I am really tempted will only have a small piece and use all my syns around that. We shall see what comes though!
Hope everyones had a great weekend and happy sunday! :)
Did u syn the baked apple n sultanas?? Not free in afraid. You can have cooked fruit as a heb but I think you already had that?
Sorry to be a party pooper!!
Hope u got on ok today and manage to avoid the cake!! Xx
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No wayyyyy! I thought fruit was free as long as it wasn't tinned! Well thats an extra load of syns I didn't account for. Ahh well, its all a learning curve I suppose! Thanks for letting me know, I won't be making that mistake again.
Today I have been quite low in energy and generally not wanting to do much! Monday after all eh.
Breakfast: Muller lights and frozen berries
Dinner: Mug shot, banana, LEMON DRIZZLE CAKE (oops - couldn't resist! I found out that a slice of homemade is around 10 syns, so hopefully about that mark)
Snacks: Apple, 2 alphen bars (HEXB)
Tea: Grilled peri peri turkey steak, sweet jacket potato and frozen veg. Muller light with berries and an options hot chocolate (HEXA for milk + 2 syns)
So felt pretty naughty today because of the cake. However the main thing I have been thinking about is that although I had the cake, I didn't blow it for the rest of the day! I took into account the syns and stayed on track, which I am so pleased with. Last week I would have eaten the cake, then went to the shops after work and bought a huge binge, plus an unhealthy tea. I am really pleased with that, loving SW! Also went to a spinning class which was really hard, so hopefully that has helped. Getting weighed on Wednesday so going to try and have a light day tomorrow - salads, lots of super free.
The ultimate question.. DO I HAVE CAKE TODAY? The cake from yesterday seems to be sticking around in work (there are only 3 people in our office) so it is on offer today. I get weighed tomorrow morning and want a loss. I feel like I have lost weight from last week definitely, and have worked out that the cake will be 13 syns (260 calories so working it out by the 20cal=1syn rule) .. so do I have it or do I stick to my free foods day with no syns?! My food plan for today is:
Breakfast: Cereal (HEXB) with a yogurt and berries
Lunch: Chicken tikka salad (with lettuce, tomato, sweetcorn, pepper, celery, no dressing)
Tea: Roasted chicken breast with frozen vegetables. One muller light.
What do you guys think?
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