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2013: New Year, New Start: Kirsty's road to target!

Discussion in 'Slimming World - Food Diaries' started by Dougal1983, 2 January 2013 Social URL.

  1. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    2013: New Year, New Start: Kirsty's road to target!

    Hi everyone and welcome to my food diary! I've had a lovely Xmas and New Year, but now that's out of the way, I'm determined to be 100% on plan every day and get to target ASAP!

    A bit of background info:
    I started my SW journey on 21st August 2012 with a starting weight of 13st 12lb. By 20th November 2012 (the WI before my birthday) I had managed to lose 2 stone!
    However knowing I was over half way to my target, made me "relax" a little bit and it has resulted in me losing one week and gaining the next week ever since.
    My first WI after Xmas (27th December 2012) I was at 12st 1lb. I have another WI tomorrow (3rd January 2013) and I'm expecting a gain.
    My target weight? Well I keep changing my mind on that, as I'm worried about setting an unrealistic target that I won't be able to maintain. At the moment, I'm going for 11st as my target, meaning I have 1st 1lb to lose, plus anything I gain tomorrow.
    My husband is also starting SW from today and together we plan to go running 3 times a week, as well as walking our dogs and swimming.
    His starting weight is 13st, he's 5ft 9, giving him a BMI of 26.8. He has decided he wants to lose 12lb, taking him to a target weight of 12st 2lb, a BMI of 25.1. That's to start with, then he will decide how much more he wants to lose.

    So from today I'm going to start a food diary and I want to you all to be honest and point out any errors I may make and advice is always gratefully received :)

    So will update every evening :)
     
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  3. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Wednesday 2nd January 2013

    Extra Easy


    HEXA: 350ml skimmed milk
    HEXB: 2 slices of Hovis Nimble Wholemeal bread (from 400g loaf)

    Breakfast

    My HEXB with 2 LM red onion & rosemary sausages, an apple and 2 cups of hazelnut coffee (black).

    Lunch

    Homemade pasta salad consisting of: wholemeal pasta, sweetcorn, tuna, peppers, courgettes, onions, baby plum tomatoes, carrots and passata. 2 glasses of Robinsons Fruit and Barley NAS Summer Fruits.

    Dinner

    M Bistro Wiltshire Cured Ham & Asparagus Quiche- 75g portion (8.5 Syns) with a big salad (lettuce, toms, spring onions, peppers, radishes), ham, turkey, gherkins, pickled onions, new potatoes with 1 tbsp of low fat marg (1.5 Syns) with tons of vinegar for a dressing. A Muller Greek lemon yogurt (0.5 Syns). 2 glasses of diet lemonade, 2 cups of decaf tea with milk from HEXA, one more cup of hazelnut coffee (black).

    Syns
    Quiche: 8.5
    Rich Tea Finger x1: 1
    1 tbsp low fat marg: 1.5
    Muller Greek Lemon yogurt: 0.5
    Liquorice Allsort x1: 1
    Ferrero Rondnoir x1: 2.5

    Total Syns for the day: ​15
     
  4. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Thursday 3rd January 2013


    Extra Easy


    HEXA: ?
    HEXB: 2 Alpen light bars

    Breakfast

    My HEXB of 2 Alpen light bars, 2 cups of hazelnut coffee and an apple

    Lunch

    A very small portion of homemade pasta salad (see Wednesday) as its WI tonight!

    Dinner

    Well after a STS at WI, treat night was in order haha! I know there's a bit of debate about it, but I've done it most weeks and still lost!
    So tonight I ordered a personal size (4 slices) Texas BBQ pizza from Dominos and eat it all! No idea on Syns and I don't want to know!
    However I really enjoyed it and its straight back to plan tomorrow!

    Syns

    Didn't count anything, I never do on WI night!
     
  5. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Friday 4th January 2013


    Extra Easy
    HEXA: 4x Dairylea light triangles
    HEXB: 2x Alpen light bars

    Breakfast

    3x eggs, scrambled with baked beans, an apple and 2 cups of hazelnut coffee, black.

    Lunch

    Packed lunch as was out walking dogs today: homemade pasta salad (see Wednesday), carrot sticks, peppers, baby plum tomatoes, fresh pineapple, apples, bananas, my HEXA and B, with a black coffee and 2 cups of mineral water.

    Dinner

    Was out for dinner at a Table Table restaurant: Chicken liver pâté to start, estimating about 10 Syns, as can't get an exact figure! Oven baked cod with seasonal vegetables in a tomato and caper sauce for mains, estimating 6 Syns for oil used, as again can't get an exact figure. 2x 7up free (free!) and one small glass (175ml) of Chardonnay, 6 Syns :)

    Syns

    Chicken liver pâté: 10 (estimated)
    Oil used in main course: 6 (estimated)
    175ml Chardonnay: 6

    Total Syns for the day: 22- allowed 30 (Flexi-Syn)

    Plus 2 hours walking the dogs, walked to and from restaurant (fair distance), off for a run in the morning!
     
  6. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Saturday 5th January 2013


    Extra Easy

    HEXA: 400ml Alpro Soya hazelnut milk
    HEXB: 2 slices of Hovis Nimble wholemeal bread

    Breakfast

    3 thick rashers of bacon, all fat removed, fried in FryLight inside my HEXB with a tablespoon of tomato kethcup, an apple and 2 cups of black coffee, plus mid morning I had some pineapple.

    Lunch

    Had a nice big bowl of speed soup- in mine was 1 large onion, 2 big carrots, 1 leek, 2 tins of chopped tomatoes, 1 tin of baked beans, 1 tin of mixed beans, 1 tin of chickpeas, 1 tin of lentils and a Knorr vegetable stock pot!! So full afterwards!

    Dinner

    Lemon Chicken with fried rice, a SW recipe from October 2012 magazine and a favourite with my husband! Followed that with more pineapple and washed down with 2 glasses of diet lemonade, 2 glasses of 7up free and a hazelnut coffee with my HEXA, plus drank the rest of my allowance afterwards!

    Syns

    1 level tbsp tomato ketchup (1)
    4 Hazelnuts, shelled (1)
    1 Shortbread Petticoat Tail (3.5)
    1 Fererro Rondnoir (2.5)

    Total Syns for the day:
    8

    Plus we went for a run, planning a nice big walk with the dogs for tomorrow :)
     
  7. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Sunday 6th January 2013

    Extra Easy

    HEXA: 60g Low Low cracked black pepper spread
    HEXB: 4 original Ryvita's

    Breakfast

    Omelette, made from 4 eggs, onion, pepper, potato and bacon, all fat removed. Followed by pineapple and apples, 2 cups of black coffee

    Lunch

    My HEXA and B, followed by more pineapple and 2 cups of peppermint tea

    Dinner

    Steak and shallot pie (adapted from a SW recipe for steak and mushroom pie that is 3 Syns, however I added 1.5 Syns for the gravy granules I used) with SW chips and peas! Washed down with 3 glasses of 7up free.

    Syns

    1 shortbread petticoat tail (3.5)
    SW recipe pie (4.5)

    Total Syns for the day:
    8

    We went for a walk today with our dogs- 6.2 miles :eek: been logging it all on my Body Magic challenge sheets, here's to my bronze award :p
     
  8. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Monday 7th January 2013


    Extra Easy


    HEXA: 350ml skimmed milk
    HEXB: 2 Alpen light bars

    Breakfast

    3 eggs, scrambled, baked beans and 2 LM red onion and rosemary sausages followed by a cup of peppermint tea. One of my HEXB for tea break at work.

    Lunch
    A packet of wafer thin chicken, homemade pasta salad and pineapple fingers,with more peppermint tea. My other HEXB mid-afternoon.

    Dinner
    Cottage pie made with extra lean mince, onions, garlic, peas, beef stock, potatoes mashed with Flora light for the topping. Served with sprouts and carrots. Washed down with 7up free and more peppermint tea.

    Syns
    Cadbury Highlights Hazelnut sachet (2)
    1 level tablespoon Flora light divided by 2 (1.5)

    Total Syns for the day
    Just 3.5 Syns today and really couldn't eat anything else!

    First day back at work, that combined with aching legs from Sunday's walk meant I was shattered, so no run for me! Suffering from a badly bloating stomach so trying to drink more peppermint tea and cut out the beans and eggs from tomorrow.
     
  9. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Tuesday 8th January 2013
    Extra Easy


    HEXA: 40g of reduced fat cheddar, grated
    HEXB: 60g wholemeal roll

    Breakfast

    A big bowl of fresh blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and grapes with a cherry Muller Light, and peppermint tea.

    Lunch

    A mugshot, pineapple and another Muller Light, this time the vanilla and dark choc one mmm! More peppermint tea and water.

    Dinner

    Homemade burgers (extra lean mince, onion, garlic, chilli, cumin, coriander, paprika and an egg to bind it) in my HEXB with SW chips, salad, onions, bacon and my HEXA. Washed down with Robinsons fruit and barley NAS summer fruits.

    Syns

    1 Alpen light bar (3)
    2 tbsp tomato ketchup (2)

    Total Syns for the day: 5

    Feeling very achy today and craving chocolate! Turns out my TOTM has decided to turn up 24 hours before WI grrr!! :( I did consider having a Lindt ball (4 Syns) but decided against it as the way I'm feeling I'd eat the lot!! Hoping for a loss at WI, or I will be very annoyed and probably binge eat on chocolate!
     
  10. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Wednesday 9th January 2013

    Ate very little as WI, lost 3lbs :D then had a SW chilli and Tilda Mexican bean rice (2.5 Syns) for dinner, then fall off the wagon and ate chocolate, Pringles, whatever I could get my hands on :eek: damn TOTM, I just can't stop eating :(

    Thursday 10th January 2013

    Well I'm feeling very ill today, and I need food. Although its early still and I know I can be on plan I just can't see it happening as I need chocolate today!! Got up early (on my day off I must add!) to help hubby with getting his lunch together and feeling shocking. Going to raid my chocolate stash I think! Decided I will be be back on plan tomorrow, and as I have nothing planned for rest of week, should be able to get a loss next week- I really don't want to get back into the pattern of losing one week and gaining the next!
    On another note, hubby lost 5lbs in his first week, so he's chuffed and finally believing in the plan!! X
     
  11. WinkOfPink_

    WinkOfPink_ Full Member

    Hi Hun,

    Congratulations on the 3lbs loss this week!! I think it's wonderful that your OH is joining you on SW. I'm trying to get my Dad on plan, although i've sneakily been cooking his bacon/eggs/chips with frylight for a while;) …. If I mention it's a "Slimming World" meal, he instantly turns his nose up BEFORE trying lol!!

    I'll be subscribing to your diary.xx
     
  12. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Lol that was my husband before he joined SW! When I read recipes and mention fat free fromage frias or natural yogurt he turns his nose up!
    But he has seen how much I've lost and after one week is convinced! He said he enjoyed telling people about his weight loss whilst they were all complaining about putting on weight!!!
    Thanks, I've already fallen off the wagon today but going to enjoy it and get back on plan tomorrow. I hate being a woman sometimes lol x
     
  13. mrsnicho24

    mrsnicho24 Full Member

    Keep going Hun am sure with all your exercise and if u watch your syns this week you will be fine. Good luck and I've enjoyed reading your menus x
     
  14. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Thanks :)
     
  15. WinkOfPink_

    WinkOfPink_ Full Member

    Lol it must just be men!! I made some SW brownies and after eating them with no complaints, I told him they were "SW friendly" and the look of disgust on his face…. as if he was doing a bushtrucker trial haha!

    Aww bless him. You have done really well, 2 stone is fantastic!!

    I wouldn't worry about straying off plan for one night, I used to treat myself once a week after WI (not as much fun now i'm following from home lol)
    Enjoy it hun and start tomorrow as a fresh day:)

    P.S I love your "The Douwe Egberts Flavour Collective Coffee Appreciation Society" Lol.. I'm still yet to try it, but I just know i'll be joining! xx
     
  16. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    I've always had a treat night after WI, it's just that this week it's extended into today as well lol. But I've eaten so much rubbish today that I'm not interested in eating any more for a while.
    Lol I started that a bit of fun and its had so many people's attention :) I'm addicted to the stuff, I will admit that haha x
     
  17. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Pringles- once you pop you can't stop... So true ;(
     
  18. WinkOfPink_

    WinkOfPink_ Full Member

    Aww you have to have a bit of what you fancy, I don't think i'd of stayed on track otherwise. I have such a sweet tooth!! (Typing this whilst eating banana's and custard... Lol)

    I can't wait to try it:) I love my frothy coffee's!! I saw that you were trying the hazelnut mixed with a cadburys highlights sachet, how did it go? xx
     
  19. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    It was actually really nice, ESP with a drop of milk in it as well, made it creamy :) x
     
  20. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Friday 11th January 2013

    Extra Easy


    HEXA: didn't have anything
    HEXB: 2 slices of Hovis Nimble wholemeal bread
    Breakfast

    2 LM red onion and rosemary sausages in my HEXB with a tbsp of tomato ketchup and a cup of Detox tea. An Alpen light bar for tea break at work with water.

    Lunch

    2 mugshots, pineapple, muller light and more Detox tea. Peppermint tea for afternoon tea break.

    Dinner

    Chicken stir fry using 2 packs of nice Waitrose stir fry veg, rice wine vinegar and soy sauce. Served with egg fried rice, washed down with water.

    Syns

    1 tbsp tomato ketchup (1)
    1 Alpen light (3)

    Total Syns for the day: 4

    Had a good first day back on plan after my little slip up yesterday *ahem*
    Even though I should have eaten more Syns, I actually wasn't hungry after dinner.
    Plus had a big row with hubby over SW because he thinks I 'preach' about it to him at every opportunity! I admit I do talk about it a lot and do nag him a bit, but its for his own good. He's the one that wants to lose weight cos he is unhappy with the amount he's put on, I've NEVER ever forced him to lose weight. I love him, regardless of his weight, and always will.
    Thing was tonight, he was eating some biscuits, which are like 4.5 Syns EACH :eek: and he told me earlier he'd had nothing else Syn wise all day, so that's fine. Only when he was eating the biscuits he mentioned some biscuits he'd eaten earlier! He doesn't know what they were, so he said allow 3 Syns each but they had choc on them so I'd be allowing 5 each. And that's how the row started!
    I've told him I won't mention it anymore, I won't help him count his Syns, he can go putting the weight back on and don't come crying to me about it when he does! Grrr!
    Such a bad mood now, good job there's no choc in the house (I kinda ate it all yesterday *hangs head in shame*)!
     
  21. Dougal1983

    Dougal1983 Proud Mummy

    Made up with hubby ;) and he's realised I wasn't preaching, just stating facts. And he's yet to ask me to buy him beer so that's progress for him!
    Looking forward to dinner tonight- going to make Enchiladas from a little recipe book I have. So yummy and as the tortilla wraps are 5.5 Syns each, I plan to have just one so I can have a bag of Velvet Crunch with my diet lemonade when we play Monopoly after dinner :)
     

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