Extra Easy i am really really struggling with this plan

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by very_determind_this_time, 10 April 2014.

  1. very_determind_this_time

    very_determind_this_time Well-Known Member

    Hi all

    I am coming to the end of my 6 week pass tonight and i am on a 8lb loss which i know is a loss but usually i am much quicker than that
    i lost 5 the first week and 4 the second week and the last two weeks i have gained 1/2 each week

    i am not a drinker and i have kept my food diary up for consultant to say to me there must be wee sneakies going on this your not recording!! hmpf! charming

    i am going to give you an idea of 2 days diary entries....
    can you give me any pointer please?

    i am so fed up

    last year i lost 2 stone on WW from jan - May and class closed so of course i thought i could do it at home and i didnt. 1 stone crept back on
    i am over 15 stone so i still have a lot to lose

    slimming world and scottish slimmers only option locally here
    ww is a 4 hour round trip! ha ha

    breakfast - breakfast in a jar - porridge oats ( hex b) - natural yoghurt - mango berries etc

    snack - banana

    lunch - baked potato and beans & satsuma and low low cheese ( hex a )

    snack - apple and strawberries

    dinner - beef curry & rice with side green beans
    lean cubed beef, onions, peppers, spices and all cooked in beef stock so all watery but tasty

    snack later - hi fi bar ( 6 syns ) peanut one

    4 cups black coffee and 3 glasses suger free diluting juice


    breakfast - 2 slice wholemeal (400g) hex b and low low spead cheese 30g ( hex a )

    snack - apple

    lunch - cous cous, tikka chicken, cucumber, carrots, beetroot, yellow pepper, & a satsuma

    snack - hi fi bar - 3 syns

    dinner - chicken in spices and small passata - warburton wrap 5 syns
    2 spoonfuls savoury rice - 30g low low cheese ( other half hex a) sweetcorn and a side salad

    snack - rasperries and natural yogurt

    1 cup of tea ( 1 syn )
    2 black coffees
    2 glasses of sugar free juice

    does anyone have any idea where i could be going wrong
    i am doing no exercise whatsoever so this could be my next step

    really appreciate any help someone could give me


  2. coughdrops

    coughdrops Well-Known Member

    Your food looks good, but just want to check:

    low low spead cheese 30g... I'm not sure this is a HEX? I don't eat it though, so I could be wrong. (just checked, and it is!)
    2 slice wholemeal (400g)... is this a small loaf, as in the slices are small, and not just a half-sized pan
    Are you weighing/measuring your porridge, and cheese?

    For your dinners, is Superfree making up 1/3 of your meal?
    beef curry & rice with side green beans... when you look at your plate are the onions, peppers and beans making up a third of the portion? Onion doesn't take up much space, so you'd need a good bit of peppers and beans

    chicken in spices and small passata - warburton wrap 5 syns... 2 spoonfuls savoury rice - 30g low low cheese ( other half hex a) sweetcorn and a side salad
    Sweetcorn isn't superfree, so was your side salad a third of the meal?

    And are you drinking enough water? When you say 3 glasses of juice, is that a 250ml glass, pint glass etc? Your tea and coffee count too, but I find I drink a lot more water now, about 2-3 litres a day on top of my coffee.

    Hopefully some of the above helps!
    Last edited: 10 April 2014
  3. Littlepink

    Littlepink Well-Known Member

    How much water do you drink? You could try increasing your superfree foods and including more ss foods, try eating more syns too xx
  4. coughdrops

    coughdrops Well-Known Member

    Also, you might find your losses are in a cycle...e.g. 2 good weeks, a STS, a gain. After a couple of months you'd see a pattern. And if you average out at a half stone a month, you'll be at target this year.
  5. nataliemurie

    nataliemurie Well-Known Member

    I think you could pack some more veg into your meals. I find this is the easiest way to do the 1/3 superfree.
  6. very_determind_this_time

    very_determind_this_time Well-Known Member

    Thanks all

    yeah i think superfree foods will need to be upped

    small slices of bread, seems to thin you can blow through it lol

    no water, juice in a smallish glass ( a tall one you get with spirit in a pub )
    will try drink more

    if im honest its probably not 1/3 full of my plate

    im just getting annoyed that im not gorging on crap, eating healthy and not losing
  7. coughdrops

    coughdrops Well-Known Member

    The superfree might be the thing then, cos if that's not a third of your meal you could be eating quite a hefty portion of carb/meat. I used to do that, didn't cop for ages the difference between free and superfree... had the "Free" blinkers on and ate pasta round me. No wonder I wasn't losing, and ended up quitting.

    This time (since last Aug), I try to make all my dinners veggie based, with a small (if any) portion of pasta/rice. It's hard though, I love my carbs!
  8. very_determind_this_time

    very_determind_this_time Well-Known Member

    yes thats me!
    i have a plate full of rice or pasta with either mince tomato sauce or chicken beef curry all cooked in stock no jars etc
    so maybe its the volume im eating of "free" foods that is actually causing me the harm

    will see what the scales say tonight!

    thank you

  9. coughdrops

    coughdrops Well-Known Member

    Good luck!
  10. Opal_Lily

    Opal_Lily Well-Known Member

    Some great points here... personally I'd do the following;

    - Have 1/3 superfree in meals (i.e. not having an extra plate of fruit afterwards to make up for lack of superfree - as overall you're eating more!)
    - Drink at least 2L of water a day
    - Keep an eye on portion size / eating slower and making sure to stop eating when full
    - Weigh ALL HExA's and HExB's - no guesstimating!
    - Double check the syns of everything on the app or online (cheeky syns can appear in chicken tikka, some savoury rice brands/flavours etc)
    - Introducing some body magic!
    - Eat a little cleaner by trying to swap naughty syns for healthy syns or processed HEx's for more natural HEx's... i.e. using some syns on some nuts or flaxseed in porridge, maybe having almonds instead of WM bread as a HExB etc.

    Best of luck! Let us know how you get on :) xx
  11. very_determind_this_time

    very_determind_this_time Well-Known Member

    thanks for all the tips yesterday! i am really going to give superfree a push

    i done brilliant this week, 3lbs off
    i am delighted

    i am still slower than usual but hey maybe this means its gonna stay off this time

    i am going to go for the 3lbs this week again, so im gonna drown in water in what i plan to drink

    thanks again

  12. coughdrops

    coughdrops Well-Known Member

    Excellent loss, well done. Slow and steady all the way!
  13. SarahButterfly

    SarahButterfly Well-Known Member

    3lbs off is a fantastic amount, more than the recommended :)
  14. Lucky7

    Lucky7 Well-Known Member

    Hiya - if you're struggling with the 1/3 superfree you could always pretend you're in a restaurant and have a starter of some superfree soup. That way you know you've boosted it before you even start your other food!
  15. jogirl

    jogirl Well-Known Member

    3lbs is a great loss, well done!
  16. very_determind_this_time

    very_determind_this_time Well-Known Member

    what a great idea!


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