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Discussion in 'Slimming World - Food Diaries' started by Jenna88, 8 March 2012 Social URL.

  1. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone, Jen here :)

    I'm new to slimming world and rather unsure of how I'm doing/following it at the moment!

    I would absolutely love any advice from you guys, I really want to do it right! Going to give you what I've eaten for the past few days to see if I'm on the right track.

    Monday- Wednesday. I hadn't been shopping and hadn't too much time to read up on the plan.
    Breakfast
    2 Apples.

    Lunch
    Salad including lettuce, peppers, mushrooms, chicken and a handful of pasta. I used 2 tablespoons of light mayo.

    Dinner.
    Baked Potato and Baked beans.

    Snacks
    Banana


    Thursday
    Breakfast
    2 Apples.

    Lunch
    Salad including lettuce, peppers, mushrooms, chicken and a handful of pasta. I used 2 tablespoons of light mayo.

    Dinner.
    Slimming world Spag Bol.


    Please let me know how I'm doing and where I can pick things up a bit! Really grateful!
     
    Last edited: 20 May 2012
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  3. hollys nan

    hollys nan Well-Known Member

    Hi there, thanks for your post. If you read your book it mentions healthy extras which you havent listed. Are you having your full milk allowance as your havnt mentioned this? Also breakfast really youre not eating enough. What about a cereal or porridge as your healthy extra b? Also you must have an average of 10 syns a day for the plan to work. It will all become clear in the fullness of time. Only too pleased to help you anytime
     
  4. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Hey there, thanks for the response. I actually forgot to mention that I'm following (or attempting to follow ) SW online. I personally don't find it to be set out all that clearly? Maybe I'm just a tad stupid:eek:

    You have to eat your syns each day? I genuinely haven't been hungry enough to want to snack so far, am I still supposed tp? As for brekkie and milk, I can't say I'm a big fan of either? Will any of this cause me to screw up?

    Too complicated lol!
     
  5. Laura_jane

    Laura_jane Well-Known Member

    Hiya hun

    I'm also doing sw from home but my advice would be to scrap the sw online, go to one meeting and get all the books, etc and then just do it from home that way! Thats what i've done as i'm a bit strapped for cash!

    You get all the information you need to follow the plan properly, and then all the advice/recipes/syn value questions youll need are on here :) there is a rough guide to syn values in the green food optimising book you are given at a meeting, but for everything else just search the syn forum on here :)

    Alternatively, look on ebay because a few people sell their sw books on there. But i would say you really need a food optimising book, it's become my sw bible!

    Hope this helps, good luck!

    xxxx
     
  6. ermintrude

    ermintrude Well-Known Member

    If you're doing EE the main point is that 1/3 of every meal should be superfree. Thats not an 'as well as' - the point in the superfree is to reduce the amount of non-superfree (ie plain old free and syns) that you eat, as it is a lot more energy-dense than the superfree, (which is minimal calorie-wise). So for this meal you could have maybe had a smaller potato, half a portion of beans and filled up with salad or veggies or healthy coleslaw or whatever.
     
  7. hollys nan

    hollys nan Well-Known Member

    Just a little note about books on ebay. In Jan the green pack was replaced by an orange one with slightly different info regarding healthy extras and values etc. If you do go down the ebay route, make sure its an orange pack:D
     
  8. Laura_jane

    Laura_jane Well-Known Member

    Oh blimey i want a new orange pack! Might have to go back and get a new one :) thanks hollys nan!
     
  9. hollys nan

    hollys nan Well-Known Member

    Fpr brekkie then you could always have say loads of superfree fruit, ie strawberries,kiwi,banana, anything else you fancy with fat free syn free yoghurt. Or if you have more time, a S W "fry up". Bacon with all the fat cut off fried in fry light, or grilled,egg,mushrooms,tomatoes. Make sure your mushrooms and tomatoes fill a good third of your plate. Hope this helps. Also if you dont feel hungry enough to have syns as snacks, why not have a few syns in yr main meals like thickener in yr casseroles,or a small bit of butter on a slice of healthy extra wholemeal bread. The syns are there to stop you feeling deprived so you really should enjoy. If you have the correct amount it wont affect yr weight loss. Or you could start the week as 70 syns and count down as you use them up to w in day.
     
  10. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, thanks for the advice so far. I'm a teacher so don't have much chance to get to the shops during the week. Going to go to Tesco in the morning and try to get a few more fruits and veggies in.
    Anyways, correct me if I'm wrong but today

    Friday
    Breakfast

    2 apples

    Break time snack
    Apple


    Lunch
    Salad-lettuce, mushrooms, peppers, onion and chicken. I had 2 level teaspoons of light mayo added to this (4 syns total)

    Dinner
    SW Spag bol. As I'm following EE this seems to be free? Is the pasta counted as a healthy extra?

    Snacks
    Apple
    Twix (5 syns)

    Having had a twix (which I know is within my syn limit) I FEEL guilty!

    I stood on the scales as soon as I'd finished dinner today (I know I shouldn't as my WI day is Sunday) but I weighed in at 12st 2lbs, I know our weight fluctuates but I started the week (Sunday) at 12 st, 6lbs and 3/4.
    Fingers crossed!
     
    Last edited: 9 March 2012
  11. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Eeek having a small panic that I've really ballsed up my day already.

    This morning I went to a friends house for breakfast, I did tell her during the week that I could only eat something healthy and she was very good and made me a fruit salad with some fresh orange juice poured over it.

    In the salad was apples, strawberries, oranges and banana. All good, but I'm worried about the orange juice and the exotic juice drink I had with it. I've worked out the drink to be about 7 syns.

    I also had a muller light cherry yoghurt. On my SW online food diary it tells me it's free but when I click on it to add it to my diary it comes up in black font which is throwing me?

    I was really wanting to make the SW Sweetcorn pasta bake today to try it but now I'm in a panic that I'm really messing up my intake. I think it's 3 syns per serving?


    *Also, in the ingredients or the pasta bake it says you need 200g of low fat soft cheese but it doesn't actually mention how you use it in the recipe? Is it to go on top? Because in the recipe they mention parmesan but that wasn't in the original list! ahh confusion!
     
    Last edited: 10 March 2012
  12. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Ok so I have a little catching up to do!

    Saturday ended up like
    Breakfast
    Fruit Salad
    Exotic Juice (roughly 7 syns)
    Muller light

    Lunch
    Sw sweetcorn pasta bake.

    Dinner
    Forgot about this one and instead drank my weight in vodka, Syn count unknown but judging by my hangover and the amount of trouble I caused I'd say at least 1000! Ahh!

    Anyways, I weighed in on Sunday in my horrifically hungover state to find I'd lost 9 pounds. I don't personally think this could be correct given how much I'd drank the night before and that my weight may have crept up a bit over the past 24 hours as my body finally soaks up the alcohol.

    Sunday
    Breakfast
    Strawberries and Strawberry Muller Light

    Lunch
    SW SWcorn pasta bake

    Dinner
    Baked potato and beans. I know there's not a whole lot of SF foods appearing today but as I was at death's door I didn't think I did too bad.

    Back on track today.
    Monday
    Breakfast
    2 strawberries and an apple.

    Mid morning snack
    Apple

    Lunch
    Salad-lettuce, onions, cucumber, peppers and chicken. I got it from SUBWAY and the woman roughly put on 4 tablespoons so we'll say 8syns.

    Dinner
    sw sweetcorn pasta bake. 3 syns

    Total syns 11.
     
  13. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Breakfast
    2 apples.

    Lunch.
    Salad, lettuce, peppers, mushrooms and chicken. Light mayo (6syns)

    Dinner
    SW Spag Bol

    Snack
    Apple
    Probably a muller light later.


    I need to really look up some recipes and devour the programme at the weekend so I don't end up getting bored, at the minute though I'm quite happy!
     
  14. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Breakfast
    Handful of grapes and an apple.

    Lunch
    Lettuce, peppers, onions, mushrooms, chicken and extra light mayo (2 syns)

    Dinner
    SW Sweetcorn pasta bake (3syns) with some mushrooms, peppers and onions fried in some fry light (Should I add 2 syns for the fry light? to be safe?)

    Snacks
    Fun size twix-5 syns
    Total Syns (to my knowledge)

    12
     
    Last edited: 14 March 2012
  15. jane123

    jane123 Well-Known Member

    Hi

    Your diary looks fine but you don't appear to be having all your healthy extras. Make sure you have milk, cheese or whatever up to your healthy extra limit. You need that for calcium. Also, you say you don't like cereal but maybe you could have two slices of wholemeal bread with beans or an egg for breakfast. I know it's time consuming but I feel so much healthier having a good breakfast every day. Two apples is not enough. They make a good snack.

    The only other comment I have is that you make sure you have enough vegetables with your evening meal. Btw your weight loss is fantastic, I wish mine was as good :).

    Xx
     
  16. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the feedback Jane :) I shall try to eat a better breakfast, it's just not a meal I tend to enjoy but I need to start putting effort in to it!

    This is one element of slimming world I'm not sure I grasp. If I eat vegetables with my evening meal I assume the idea of it is to make me not want to snack later, or eat less but I am having a reasonable sized portion at the minute (weighed out when I split them so I know it's ok for 1 person) and really don't imagine any of my 'skinny' friends having a smaller meal?!

    Who knew dieting could be so confusing! I'd love feedback from anyone. Will not having vegetables make a difference? I don't tend to snack after dinner anyway!
     
  17. jane123

    jane123 Well-Known Member

    Your supposed to have a minimum of one third vegetables with your meal. I'm not sure why, maybe someone who knows a bit more will answer. I've been trying to have half my plate with veg on to speed weight loss up but it's not made much difference :(

    Xx
     
  18. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Breakfast
    1 boiled egg (I find it extremely hard to fit in breakfast, especially packed with superfree unless I eat an apple, decided to change it up today and live on the edge with an egg...probably not good deviating from the plan but anyway).

    Snack
    Apple

    Lunch
    Salad with lettuce, peppers, onions, mushroom and chicken. 3 spoonfuls of extra light mayo (2syns max)

    Dinner
    Omelette with mushrooms, onions, peppers, 1 slice of ham and 2 eggs. A syn for the frylight?

    Total syns so far
    3

    Think I've had a pretty good day minus the lack of superfree for breakfast. Maybe a muller light later if I'm feeling peckish. Really hoping for a good loss this week, not sure I'll get it though!
     
  19. Jenna88

    Jenna88 Well-Known Member

    Breakfast
    100ml of Semi-Skimmed milk (HEA)
    1 weetabix (HEB)

    Lunch
    Lettuce, peppers, onions, sweetcorn, mushroom and chicken. 3 tablespoons of Hellman's extra light mayo (3syns...it's only 1/2 a syn for each tbspoon but playing it as safe as pos)


    Snack
    Apple
    1 wine gum (1 syn)

    Dinner
    SW Spaghetti Bolognaise with 2 pieces of Light Choices garlic baguette.
    I weighed the garlic baguette pieces as 20g for the pair. On the online syn calculator it says that 50g is 7syns. To be on the safe side I'm going to count it as 7.


    Total Syns: 11

    Going to aim for lower syns tomorrow.
     
  20. jane123

    jane123 Well-Known Member

    Hi Jen

    That sounds like a good menu. How on earth did you manage to stick to only two slices of baguette though! I'm salivating:D. I could just eat so garlic bread.

    I'm not sure what I'm having yet. Hubby is having sausage, bacon, beans etc. I might have something easy like baked potato and beans. Wouldn't it be nice to have someone to prepare meals for you.

    Xx
     
  21. kingleds

    kingleds Well-Known Member

    Hi hun. Seems like you are getting yourself in a bit of muddle. Not surprised though. SW online can be a right pain to navigate. I tried it before going to group and got myself in a right old pickle.

    So, Things you MUST do with SW Extra Easy.

    1) Have your healthy extras, especially the B choice. They don't have to be cereal. They could be a cereal bar (or 2 if you got for Alpen Lights) or bread (60g wholemeal) or even certain soups and dried fruits. But make sure you eat them. The A choice can be milk or cheese based, and again, try to eat them most days (I don't drink milk usually so sometimes I struggle with the A choice)

    1/3rd superfree veg with each meal - superfree veg doesn't include sweetcorn, peas, potatoes, parnsips, sweet potatoes so you can't inclde any of those in your superfree. the 1/3rd superfree is a recommendation, not a rule, so if you really don't want it, don't force it. However, if you are having JP & beans, try replacing 1/2 the baked beans with grilled tomatoes & mushrooms.

    If you want to stick to it long term you will probably need to get some more variety in your meals. There is a website that would be really useful to you Recipes | Slimming Eats - Slimming World Recipes.

    And re breakfast - if you don't like eating it, don't force yourself. its better if you do eat it though - gets your body going - but no one said it had to be breakfast type food!
     

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