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Going it alone - Food Diary - feel free comment

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#1
I've started SW and am going it alone ! I have a SW book and advise from a friend who did sw and lost, I am starting on the extra easy until i get my head around the diet ! coming from WW it's quite a big change ! so PLEASE feel very welcome to let me know if i have done anything wrong or could improve anything.. I am hoping to go to meetings when work calms down !!

First food Diary:-
Friday - EE Day

Breakfast
3x Lean (grilled) Bacon, 2 x Poached egg, Beans, Tomato and Mushroom
1 slice Wholemeal bread - HEXB
Coffee - skimmed milk (2 SYN)

Lunch
wafer thin ham, salad (lettuce, tomato, cucumber onion) V Small portion finely grated Chedder (HEXA),
Healthy option salad cream 1TBSP - (1 SYN)
Pinapple, grapes, kiwi fruit.

Dinner
Spaghetti with spicy passata, Onion and mushroom
Mullerlight Cherry

Snacks/ drinks
1/2 Larger (5 Syn):cry:
2 jaffa cakes (5 syn)

total syns - 13
 
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*honey

Silver Member
S: 11st8lb C: 10st8.5lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 21.3 Loss: 0st13.5lb(8.33%)
#2
Looking good - no need to cry for the lager, you can spend your syns on what ever you like
 
S: 23st11.5lb C: 22st0.6lb G: 13st0lb BMI: 49.8 Loss: 1st10.9lb(7.47%)
#3
Look's good! And sounds yummy :)
 
S: 15st6lb C: 12st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 30.1 Loss: 2st7lb(16.2%)
#4
Looks like you have a good idea of what you're doing :)
The only thing I noticed was your cheese portion. You said it was very small. Did you weigh it? When I finally got around to weighing my cheese (naughty I know) I was amazed at how much a HEXA got you-esp if you go for a low fat cheese. Just wanted to point it out in case you were getting less than you should.
Same with spoonfuls of stuff. I recently started using measuring spoons and realised how little I was allowing myself when I just used regular spoons out of the drawer to guess.
Anyway, enough rambling.
Hello, welcome to SW, and good luck.xx
 

soccermom

I AM A WEMITT x
S: 19st3lb C: 18st1.5lb BMI: 42.2 Loss: 1st1.5lb(5.76%)
#5
Looking good and welcome to sw. As honey said no need to worry about the lager, you made your choice and spent your syns wisely :p I sometimes have a solero for the same syns. :D

SW is a great plan and will allow you to splurge a little on treats.
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#6
thanks for the comments guys.. with the cheese I am so used to WW saying a rather big No NO to cheese i literally grated twice over my ham i didn't weigh it but will do in future to get an idea.. I saw some of those spoon in the £ shop the other day i think i'll get some cos i normally use my toddlers spoons, which are very small...

Got a couple more diary's to get up and it's going well so far.. think i had a bit of a slip up with a roast beef joint i cooked as i think OH used the juice from joint for gravy !! Bloomin delicious bit crikey alot of syn's i expect !??

i a super shocked so far with just how much is free and am loving being nicely ful and not wanting to nibble !! Hopfully the start of an enjoyable SW journey for me

Thanks very much for the comment and like i say PLEASE do tell me if i have counted anything wrong or have forgotten anything it's weird doing it alone but i'm doing alot more planning than normal and hopefully with the help of this board will get my head around it in no time !

xxx
 
S: 15st6lb C: 12st13lb G: 10st0lb BMI: 30.1 Loss: 2st7lb(16.2%)
#7
Definitely weigh out your cheese-you'll be pleasantly surprised ;)
And the measuring spoons are brilliant too.

I go it alone with help from a friend and this forum and have found it surprisingly easy to stick too. I think, like you, I wasn't expecting all the free foods and healthy extra's. Glad you're doing so well.
Can't help with the meat I'm afraid, but I'm sure there is someone on here who can help. You could always post in the syn section if no one replies here :)
 

pammyd

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S: 11st8lb C: 11st8lb G: 9st10lb BMI: 27.8 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
#8
Looks good to me, and varied, keep it up, don't worry about the lager, its in your syns, they are there to be used. I'm just about to venture into the world of going it alone myself, so will be interested to see how we get on... good luck
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#9
hi Everyone ! Just done a food shop and got plenty of fruit and veg's in It's soooo weird not to have to point fruit lol but sooooooo good as i love it !

Sat
Breakfast
Beans n tomato on 1 slice of brown bread (HEXB)

Lunch
Pasta and sauce (dried packet chicken and mushroon) free??
Muller Light
Banana

Dinner
Jacket potato with Cheese (HEXA) and beans
salad

Snack
2x jaffa cakes (5syn)
1/2 larger (5 syn)
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#10
Sunday

My sunday roast was LUSH and well worth the syns ! also i made my OH one of my free breakfasts and we was well impressed !! so far so good

Breakfast
Grilled Bacon, Poached Egg Mushrooms, tomato and beans on 1 slice brown toast HEXB

Coffee with semi skimmed milk HEXA

Lunch/ Dinner
Roast beef, carrots, Mashed potato (without butter or milk), 2x Yorkshire pudding (6 syn) beef gravy ( made with the meat juice so i expect i went over !! was nice tho lol ):p

Super
Banana, Mullerlight
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#11
Monday

thought i'd do yesterday's diary while my little' en sleeps ! ah the peace !!

Breakfast
Skipped as i went shopping early

Lunch
Chicken salad with mayo from sachet so thinking maybe (5 syns)

Dinner
Spaghetti Bolognese (homemade)
topped with half fat cheese (HEXA)
1 piece of garlic bread from baguette ( 5 syn?? ) - good for me as i can normally eat half a baguette !!

Fruit with mullerlight
SW crisps - fantastic !!!
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#12
Tuesday - First ever GREEN DAY !!

Thought i would try out a green day .. never actually done one ! lol so please let me know if i have done anything wrong !

Breakfast
2x Egg and Soldiers ( HEXB )

Snack
Grapes, Apple and pinapple

Lunch
SW Quiche ( VFF Cottage cheese with chive, 3 eggs ,Mushroom, tomato Low fat cheese- HEXA ) with salad + LF salad cream ( 1 SYN)

Dinner
Pasta and sauce - Chicken and mushroom - over cooked it and wasn't nice but had to rush to work so ended up having a packet of walkers cheese and onion !! Oops (9syn)

Total Syns = 10 - can't remember exactly what the crisps were syned..

back at work now and first time since starting SW OOh I better not visit that shop !! .. Got my packed lunch but forgot my breakfast !!! so having a banana and orange !! good start !
 

pudnpie

Silver Member
S: 12st12lb C: 12st10lb BMI: 34.8 Loss: 0st2lb(1.11%)
#13
Have you thought about getting one of these?

Gravy Skimmer - Lakeland, the home of creative kitchenware

I put some water into my roasting tray and scrape up all the juices and bits and then pour it into the jug and then our the resulting juices into a saucepan to make up the gravy with granules. The offending fat stays at the bottom of the jug.
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#14
ooooh Now that is a good idea !! I'll be purchasing one of those v soon ! thanks v much x
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#15
Wednesday - EE

I work wed - friday, so was a little worried i'll fall off the wagon and end up in subway or even worse Greggs !! But i didn't i was very good..... I think LOL

Breakfast:
Orange
Plum

Lunch:
Wafer thin ham, Lettuce, Cucumber Tomato - LF salad cream (1 SYN)
Cherry Mullerlight and strawberries

Dinner:
2x Lean pork loin (grilled) Honey and Mustard Mix(homemade) (3Syn)
Lots of veg, Mash (without milk or butter) 1 1/2 Yorkshire pudding (4.5 SYN) Gravy (2 SYN)

Snacks:
Grapes
SW Crisps

SYN Total = 10.5:D

Note: I was greedy and had 2 pork steaks, Next time i make this i'm going to have 1 and 2 bags of veg !! I need to change my habits and stop stuffing myself !
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#16
Thursday - Today - EE.

Hi am posting today's menu, I dont seem to have a HEXB ! and can't think what i can have or have i missed it already lol...

Breakfast
Banana
Orange
Coffee With milk ( HEXA )

Lunch
LF Super Noodles
Strawberries and Mullerlight
Snack a jacks (5.5 SYN!!:eek: )

Dinner
Ham salad
Uncle ben's rice 1/3 pouch - (2SYN)
Pineapple, grapes, kiwi
2x alpen light - HEXB
LF salad cream ( 1 SYN)

Total SYN = 8.5

then had a few of OH chinese chips only 6.. yes i counted lol.. so that'll be all my SYNS for today

and I WILL stick to this even though i am posting my diary early !
 
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S: 13st11lb C: 11st9lb G: 11st7lb BMI: 27.1 Loss: 2st2lb(15.54%)
#17
You can have lots of things or your heb like oil, cereal bar, tinned or dried fruit. Maybe nibble some dried apricots.
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#18
Thanks I now have the cereal bar's and i'll get some dried fruit in... also good to know a tbsp of olive oil can be this also ! cheers xx
 

Lou*

Silver Member
S: 15st8.0lb C: 15st2lb G: 12st0.0lb BMI: 33.2 Loss: 0st6lb(2.75%)
#20
got weighed this morning as Fri has always been my wi in day and i have lost 2.5lb yey. very pleased as i came straight from ww which i struggled ALOT with .. woop woop
 


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