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Countdown to holidays - the return journey

S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Well, decided to start my diet on 9th June 2011. Have decided to do slimming world as previously done s/w at home and lost a stone, although this was about 2 years ago.

I woke up on the 4th June and got so depressed :cry: my knees were hurting me and i knew then that i needed to do something. For the first time since i have been with my oh, i told him what i weighed, he was a bit surprised at this, and said that he wouldnt have said that. Anyway, i had a miserable Saturday and didnt even go out in the night. Sunday was different, i think that because i told oh, and knew myself that i needed to lose weight i felt better and decided to start planning my meals.

Ive previously only done red and green days but am trying to get my head around the extra easy plan. Im lucky as oh really supportive and will eat what i eat, so it helps him as well he says.

Have kept an old fasioned food diary/planner and when im not on phone i will pop it on here as well so i can see it whenever i want to.

So just over a week in - how do i feel?. Still positive Ive eaten more fruit in this week than in 5 years lol! But i have decided to see how i get on doing it myself but if i am struggling then I will join classes.

I want to enjoy my holiday in January so hoping to stay focused
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S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
17th june 11 - i need to backdate my diary, but here is todays

28g Museli with chopped fresh fruit - pinapple, mango, h/d melon with greek yoghurt

wafer thin ham with salad, spoonful low fat dressing, pickles, beetroot, fat free shape yog, mixed fresh fruit (as b/f) hartley low cal jelly.

1 wholemeal roll, sw burger, bacon cooked on g/foreman, cheese slice
Potatoe wedges with spices.

Glass wine,
coffee, water
Snacks: fresh fruit


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S: 12st13lb C: 12st2lb G: 9st0lb Loss: 0st11lb(6.08%)
Hi just wanted to say good luck with your diet, i have been doing ee for a few weeks now and not lost any weight, so this week i did a red week and lost 3lbs so i am sticking with red days.
Good luck to you hope it works for you love sue xxx
S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Thank you SS.

I have trouble getting the ee plan into my head (i think!) So i also tend to stick to reds and greens. It lunch times in work i get stuck with, so i think i tend to do mostly greens! With the odd reds, normally on a sunday as i love my sunday dinner . Any red ideas would be fab (as i go off to stalk to see if i can find your diary!) :D

*** WELL DONE SS FOR LOSING 3LB *** going well xxx
S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Well, today was weigh day - lost 2lb.

1 small slice of white bread, 2 poached eggs, glass of fresh OJ, coffee with milk.

Lunch - fresh fruits

Dinner - home made spiced potatoe wedge, salad, 1 teaspoon of dressing, beetroot, 1 spoon low fat coleslaw, 2 spiced chicken thighs (no skins). 1 wholemeal roll, lightly buttered.

Snacks - fresh fruit in night, half bag small s/v snack a jacks.

5 bacardi and cokes

Well it is Saturday!
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S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
19th June - Sunday

Breakfast - 28grm museli, fresh fruit, greek yoghurt. Coffee.

Lunch - chicken, boiled new potatoes in skins, carrots, peas, 3 frylite roast potatoes & 1 carrot, 1 small ready cooked y/pudding, 1 a/bessies stuffing ball. Bisto gravy. Coffee

Dinner, salad - with ham or chicken if hungry or plain if not.

fresh fruits for snacks if needed
It looks good -well done on the loss.Only one thing I picked up was the greek yogurt -think I'm telling you to suck eggs but is it ff?Have you tried the hellman's ff vinagrette dressing for salad -syns free and lovely. You can add sweetener and FEW drops of tabasco for fab sweet chilli sauce too.I have my syns counted over the week -how do you have yours?
S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hiya Louisedan, no worries, am glad that anyone is looking over any of my meals and can give me pointers add info, its fab.

My last lot was ff, however, when in tescos, I picked one up which was their light choices (not looking) natural yoghurt, but it is marked down as saying "contains 90% less fat" on one side and then on the other side it has a tick and words "fat free", so I am hoping it is!

Im awful with syns, I know i dont mark them up on my dairy and I should but I try to keep them as little as possible in the week ie I make up the sugar free jelly crystals, One half the sachet lasts me two days and its 1.5 syns per sachet and unless i've really made a mistake in my menus, that about all I have and also perhaps the odd bag of uncle ben's rice for dinner in work, I tend more to use them on the weekends, as we got out on a Saturday night and I know I can have a couple of barcardi's with diet coke and then on a Sunday, I can have some fry light roast pots normally limit myself to three and an aunt bessies stuffing ball and 1 yorkshire with gravy.

Any pointers/suggestions would be helpful as at the moment I am not in a position to attend a Club, although I have made a promise to myself that if I find that I am failing then its a case that I would have to alter things and attend

Thanks for looking at my diary x
S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Mon 20th june

Breakfast - 28g alpen, ff nat yog, fresh fruit medley

Lunch - jacket potatoe, baked beans, 14g cheese, fresh fruit, 0% fat yoghurt

Dinner - mash potatoe with onion, 28g cheese melted in, low fat sausages, x 2 baked beans

snacks, fresh fruits as and when
Low cal jelly crystal - portion split over two days, extra 14 g cheese on potatoe taken out of milk allowance as not all milk used in coffees.
sounds fine but My con told me to use all the syns as it will speed losses.I do mine weekly like you-I find it easier so I try to keep a running total on each diary page -stops me gettimng confused and forgetting to include something. Where in Wales are you?I'm in Pontypridd.
S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Im hopeless working out my sins, i think thats why i dont pop them on for the amount like today with the gfy saus, i know with being a green day they were 2x4 so iknow if i have made a mess with them ive still got at least 4 syns for mistakes
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S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
21st june.

Breakfast - 28g alpen with fresh fruit and ff greek yougurt

Lunch - ham salad with pickles and beetroot, low cal jelly (half of 1 sachet) shape 0% f youghurt

Dinner - chilli with jacket potato

Chilli mix is asda dried mix but needed to be split into 3 or 4 for syn purpose

Fresh fruit for snacks, coffee with splashes of milk.

Have so far resisted the sweet pmt urge
S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Thanks louisedan x

I know, am a bit stuck at mo as we have loads of stuff in the house as well that we need to use, plus oh cooked, we split it into 3 portions and it works out anout 2.5 syns, we have loads of fresh peppers, onions and garlic ready to use, have already blitz some for soup.
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Hi Clare,
Found you!
Looks like you are off to a cracking start.
Looking at your diary it might help you to identify what kind of day you are having, and which are your healthy extras - I find that if I'm not careful, then I can loose track.

Persevere with the Extra Easy days! They help loads with the feeling that you are not having too work too hard at the planning stage, and it means curry and rice, or spaghetti and bolognese without having to syn or use HEBs.

Did you see this post http://www.minimins.com/slimming-wo...d-advice-new-comers-including-extra-easy.html - its super helpful
S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Wed 22nd June. Red day

Breakfast - 28g alpen, ff nat yoghurt, fresh fruit pineapple, galia melon and kiwi)

Lunch - left over chilli (from yesterday) approx 2.5 syns as packet mix.
0% shape yoghurt, jelly 1.5 syns

Chicken dinner, carrots, boiled new potatoes in jackets (weighed) yorkshire pud 2.5 and gravy 3 syns

Snacks: banana and grapes
Litre and half of water
coffee with spashes of milk

Started on 6th June and so far am feeling good, dont seem to be having cravings,
S: 17st7.8lb C: 17st7.8lb G: 15st12.9lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Thurs 24th June. - Green day

Breakfast - 28g alpen, fresh melon, pineapple and kiwi chunks, ff nat yog.

Lunch - h/m soup: roasted peppers, garlic and red onion, red chilli (nb note to self use 1 teaspoon next time) made up with veg stock cube - unsure of syn value

Dinner - h/m burger cooked on g/f, h/m potato wedges with cajan and paprika spices, baked beans.

Snacks -0% shape yog, grapes, banana, peach, light scraping of el philly

Syns - jelly 1.5, two black pepper ryvitas 4 syns?

Water, coffee with splashes of milk

Comments/advice gratefully received :)

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