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Christiana's "persistence not perfection" food diary

Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#1
Hello! :wavey:

I normally keep a food diary on my computer, but I figured on here I'd get some feedback on what might be holding back my uber-weight loss.

A few things about me:

-I have a hard time getting my HEA's in. It's like I have an aversion to dairy! I have a love/hate thing with cheese (lonnnng story) and I've recently decided that yoghurt and I will never get along. NEVAHHHH! So milk it is!

-I am normally an EE girl, but I will try to revisit my Green day roots.

-My C told me to have 5-20 syns per day until further notice. I will try to stick to 15, but 20 will be my daily goal.

-Mmmm...exercise is tricky. But I will be aiming for some kind of daily movement. And so...

On with the show!
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#2
Sunday, 11th July 2010: EE

Breakfast
Boiled plantain with baked beans, mixed veggies, a syn free burger and syn free sausage (Joe's). This is my version of a 'full' breakfast!

Lunch
Boiled rice, traditional Nigerian tomato stew (11 - used a bit more oil, usually 9 syns!) and 2 pieces of chicken...nice and spicy. Have run out of veg, so no superfree :(

Dinner
Wasn't too hungry after my lovely lunch, so I just had sliced baked plantain.

Snacks
2 Vimto ice lollies (4)
Chicken skin (6)


Healthy Extras
2 Alpen lights (choc & orange)

Drinks
Pepsi Max
Robinson's NAS Apple & Blackcurrant cordial with water
Tesco Diet Cola with Almond
Water


Total syns
21...damn, over by one!!! KMT
 

Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#3
Monday 12th July 2010: EE

Breakfast:
1 Shredded Wheat, 1 Ryvita Fruit Crunch (b), ss milk (a) and coffee

Lunch:
'Fried' rice with onions and mixed veggies
Tuna, passata, onions, black pepper, garlic and liquid stock


Dinner:
Syn free chips
Joe's syn free burger and 2 sausages
Baked beans
Mixed veggies


Snacks:
None

Healthy extras:
Had 'em all for brekkie (see above)

Drinks:
330ml bottle of Supermalt (10.5)
Pepsi Max

Water

Total syns:
10.5 yay!
 
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Honeyoc

Is a crunchy mama!
S: 13st13lb G: 9st9lb
#4
OMG is supermalt 10.5 syns?!! I've been craving it for a while but I don't think I'll be indulging now lol. Way to go keeping a food diary. I'm looking forward to getting some inspiration from you on how to tweak Nig food! What part of Nigeria are you from? I'm Yoruba (Ijebu Ode :D )
 

Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#5
Ooooh, I'm very flattered Honey! I love your foodie pics, always making me want to experiment a little more! I'm half and half - mum's Igbo, Dad's Yoruba! Yeah, I used the syns calculator on the malt! I thought (hoped, lol) it'd be less, being completely void of fat, but oh well.

I think I'll attempt porridge or egusi soup next, but the palm oil *omg*!!!
 

Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#6
Tuesday 12th July 2010: Green

Breakfast:
57g wholemeal roll (b)
Tesco wafer thin roast chicken (3 syns for 50g)
Tomatoes and onion
1 tsp of BBQ sauce (0.5)


Lunch:
Mashed potato
Garlic-y omelette
Baked beans


Dinner:
Syn free chips
Loads of steamed veggies


Snacks:
2 Alpen light bars (b)
6 Jumbo choc snack-a-jacks (18)


Drinks:
Water
Diet cola with almond


Total syns:
21...well, I had way under yesterday :D
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#7
New start after yesterday's craziness...(60 syns!!! :eek:)

Thursday, 15th July 2010: EE

Breakfast
2 Alpen lights (6 syns)

Lunch
57g wholemeal roll (b)
3 boiled eggs
2 tsp Clover lighter (2 syns)
1 tsp lemon marmalade (0.5 syns)


Dinner
Syn free chips
Carrots, broccoli, sweetcorn
Tinned spaghetti
2 syn free sausages (Joe's)


Snacks
2 Alpen lights (6)
2 Sachets of Cadbury's Highlights (4 syns) made with milk allowance


Healthy Extras
Wholemeal roll (b - above) and 175ml full fat milk (a)

Drinks
Tesco sparkling flavoured water
Diet cola with almond


Total syns
18.5
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#8
Friday, 16th July 2010: EE

Breakfast
57g wholemeal roll (b)
2 eggs fried in frylight
1 tsp Clover lighter (1 syn)


Lunch
Boiled pasta (with 1 chicken cube)
Prawn sauce (passata, onions, mushrooms, black pepper, garlic, broccoli, carrots, corn and prawns)


Dinner
Leftover prawn sauce
Boiled potatoes


Snacks
2 Sachets of Cadbury's Highlights (4 syns) made with milk allowance
Nature Valley Roasted Almond Crunchy Granola bars (9.5 syns)
1 Shortcake biscuit (2.5 syns)
2 Alpen Lights (6 syns)


Healthy Extras
Wholemeal roll (b - above) and 175ml full fat milk (a)

Drinks
Tesco sparkling flavoured water
Diet cola with almond


Total syns
23....I'm blaming my ravenous munchies on my * week...
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#9
Saturday, 17th July 2010: EE

Breakfast
Omelette:
3 eggs, onions, mushrooms
Tesco wafer thin roast chicken
A drop of liquid stock, black and white pepper, garlic salt
Served with potato cubes (parboiled in bovril stock, then fried in frylight), mixed veggies and baked beans.


Lunch
Smash mashed potato
Broccoli, carrots and corn
Syn free beef burger (Joe's)
2 tbsp BBQ sauce (2 syns)


Dinner
potato cubes (parboiled in bovril stock, then fried in frylight)
Sauce:
Onions and mushrooms
Tuna
2 tbsp tomato puree (1 syn)
1 tbsp oil (6 syns)
Carrots, broccoli and corn


Snacks
4 Alpen Lights (b + 6 syns)
2 sachets of Cadbury's Highlights (4 syns)


Healthy Extras
2 Alpen lights (b - above) and a portion of semi-skimmed milk (a)

Drinks
Pepsi Max
Water
Diet cola with almond
Tesco strawberry infusion herbal tea


Total syns
19
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#10
Sunday, 18th July 2010: EE

Breakfast
2 shredded wheats (okay...ran out of Ryvita fruit crunches...b)
250ml semi-skimmed milk (a)


Lunch
Rice with stew (9 syns) and chicken with skin (1.5 syns)

Dinner
Rice with veggies, black/white pepper, garlic and a little stock, all fried in frylight.

Snacks
3 Alpen Lights (9 syns)

Healthy Extras
Had them for breakfast (above)

Drinks
Water

Total syns
19.5
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#11
Monday, 19th July 2010: EE

Breakfast
2 Alpen lights (b)

Lunch
Syn free chips
3-egg omelette with mushrooms, onions, black pepper, garlic and stock
Tinned spaghetti in tomato sauce


Dinner
Pasta with prawn sauce:
Prawns, onions, mushrooms, herbs/spices and passata
Tomato stew (9 syns)
Mixed veggies


Snacks
1 Alpen light bar (3 syns)
1 Fab ice lolly (4 syns)


Healthy Extras
Had them for breakfast (above)

Drinks
Water
Tesco sparkling flavoured water
Tesco diet cola with almond


Total syns
16
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#12
Tuesday, 20th July 2010: EE

Breakfast
2 boiled eggs
1 Jazz apple


Lunch
Leftover prawn sauce with pasta and mixed veggies from yesterday (synned the whole thing yesterday)

Dinner
I've decided I'm making SW KFC chicken drumsticks:
57g wholemeal roll (b), blitzed in the blender for breadcrumbs
Bovril, black/white pepper, garlic salt, oregano, 1 crushed maggi cube and paprika
6 skinless chicken drumsticks (had 2 for dinner, family devoured the rest!)
1 egg

I had it with:
Steamed veggies (carrots, corn and broccoli)
Syn free chips
1 tbsp of BBQ sauce (1 syn)


Snacks
1 Skinny Cow triple choc lolly (4.5 syns)
5 Jumbo choc snack-a-jacks (15 syns)


Healthy Extras
Had one for dinner (above)

Drinks
Tesco diet cola with almond
Water
Robinson's NAS orange and mango squash


Total syns
20.5
 
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#13
afternoon just stopped by looking at different food ideas,i do red and green days.your menus look great .how are you getting on?
x
 

Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#14
Hiya! I'm doing okay, waiting in trepidation for wednesday's weigh-in, feels like I'm moving at a snails pace, but at least I'm going down not up! I might change up a little for next week, maybe a few more green days.
 

Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#15
Wednesday, 21st July 2010: EE; Flexible day

Breakfast
2 boiled eggs
Baked plantain


Lunch
I snacked a lot, so no set lunch!

Dinner
TBoiled pasta with tuna sauce:
Courgettes, orange pepper, mushroom and onion fried in 2 tbsp of oil (12 syns) with passata, black/white pepper, garlic, maggi and a tin of tuna; served with carrots and brussel sprouts.


Snacks
3 Jacob's cream crackers (4.5 syns)
5 Jumbo choc snack-a-jacks (15 syns)
1 Strawberry hi-fi bar (b)
Packet of shortcake biscuits (47.5 syns) :eek:
1 Mini twister (2.5 syns)
1 Skinny Cow triple choc lolly (4.5 syns)(


Healthy Extras
None yet

Drinks
Water
Robinson's NAS orange and mango squash


Total syns
86....loads, I know (hungry day)! I am aiming for brutal honesty...I accounted for all of it. Back to the drawing board tomorrow. And I lost 4lbs this week!
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#17
Thursday, 22nd July 2010: EE day

Breakfast
Leftover pasta and tuna from last night, served with carrots, broccoli and corn.

Lunch
Syn free chips sprinkled with Maggi & black pepper
Veggie omelette: 3 eggs, mushrooms, cherry toms, peppers, courgette and onion, seasoned with garlic salt, black/white pepper and paprika
Baked beans
Broccoli, carrots and corn.


Dinner
Baked plantain slices

Snacks
1 Jazz apple
2 Mini twisters (5 syns)
1 Skinny Cow triple choc lolly (4.5 syns)
1 Strawberry hi-fi bar (6 syns)


Healthy Extras
1 Strawberry hi-fi bar (b), milk with coffee (below)

Drinks
Water
Robinson's NAS orange and mango squash
Cup of milky coffee made with 175ml full fat milk (a)


Total syns
15.5
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#18
Friday, 23rd July 2010: EE day

Breakfast
Baked plantain
2 Boiled eggs


Lunch
Pasta with prawn sauce:
Passata
Onions, mushrooms, peppers and courgettes
Black/white pepper, garlic, liquid stock and paprika
Cooked king prawns

Served with carrots, peas, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower and corn.


Dinner
Leftovers from lunch

Snacks
2 McVitie's digestive biscuits (7 syns)
1 Wall's cornetto classico (12.5 syns)


Healthy Extras
1 Lemon hi-fi bar (b)

Drinks
Water
Tesco strawberry infusion herbal tea
Robinson's NAS orange and mango squash
Ribena really light NAS blackcurrant juice


Total syns
19.5
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#19
Saturday, 24th July 2010: EE day

Breakfast
1 Jazz apple
2 Lemon hi-fi bars (b + 6 syns)


Lunch
No lunch due to work :mad:

Dinner
Leftovers from yesterday's lunch with baked plantain

Snacks
3 x 25g bags of Walkers crisps (19.5 syns)
1 Tesco chewy & crisp choc chip bar (6 syns)
1 Jumbo choc chip snack-a-jack (3 syns)
48g Galaxy caramel bar (12 syns)


Healthy Extras
See breakfast

Drinks
Water
Ribena really light NAS blackcurrant juice


Total syns
46.5

Had a CRAPPY day. I think I did well, considering. :sigh:
 
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Christiana

Mens sana in corpore sano
S: 35st10lb C: 34st4lb G: 27st0lb BMI: 78.7 Loss: 1st6lb(4%)
#20
Sunday, 25th July 2010: EE day

Breakfast
None...bad, I know. I had to go shopping!

Lunch
Rice, mixed veggies, stew (9 syns) and chicken with skin on (3 syns)

Dinner
Turkey ham sandwich:
2 Slices of Nimble wholemeal bread (b)
1 tbsp onion relish (1 syn)
100g Bernard Matthews wafer thin turkey ham (1 syn)
Sliced gherkin, red onion, cucumber and cherry tomatoes

Have it with baked plantain slices


Snacks
2-finger orange Kit Kat (5.5 syns)

Healthy Extras
Had it for dinner

Drinks
Water
Ribena really light NAS blackcurrant juice
Robinsons NAS lemon squash
Diet ginger beer (first fizzy drink of the week! I've done well!)


Total syns
19.5
 
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