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Life begins at 40, maintaining with SW for Life -Green days & some EE/Red photos inc

Discussion in 'Slimming World - Food Diaries' started by Jaffa Cake, 30 July 2014 Social URL.

  1. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    As the title says I am going to New York for my 40th in September.

    I have been at target a year and got my diamond award in class last night.

    Ideally I would like to hover at the lower end of my target instead of the upper end so this diary is to help with that as I haven't recorded my food for months.

    I mainly have green days as I don't eat meat and I only eat a little fish. I also rarely have my full hex a as I am lactose intolerant - dr diagnosed. I have other personal health issues as well and still struggle with the junk food demon !!

    Today - EE

    B - bowl of cherries

    L - homemade creamy courgette soup - partial hex a due to lactoftee cream cheese
    Wholemeal roll - hex b
    Tomatoes
    Pepper
    Tuna
    Extra light mayo 1 syn
    Cucumber
    Satsuma
    Nectarine

    S - dark chocolate 7 syns

    D - 2 egg omelette with mushrooms and onions
    Boiled new potatoes
    Salad

    S - dark chocolate wafer 7 syns
    Alpen light bar 1/2 hex b

    Total 15 syns
     
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  3. GingerJV

    GingerJV Silver Member

    Hello Cake;-) Oh such a great aim you have - birthday in New York! Wish you best of luck! I am sure you will achieve all of your goals! such a tasty and healthy meals;-) yummy;-)
     
  4. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    I think this week might be a write off already as I am now out tomorrow with a friend for dinner and me and my husband are out for a curry on Saturday night with our neighbours !!

    I will be honest and say I probably won't go for low syn just go for what I fancy but I will log it all !
     
  5. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    I also went to the gym last night for 30 mins and I did 20 mins interval training on the cross trainer then some machine weights

    I don't usually do more then that due to my health and energy levels but I am aiming to go 3 times a week for 30-40 mins each time hopefully.

    I have already been on Monday so my next planned session is tomorrow as I am going out tonight for dinner.
     
  6. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    Food today is a Green day

    B - Sharon fruit

    L - lactofree cream cheese hex a with crudites so mushrooms sugar snap peas peppers cherry toms and cucumber
    Banana
    Pear

    S - chocolate 4 syns

    D - TBA as I am having dinner out with a friend and we are going shopping so I don't know where we are eating yet
     
  7. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Gold Member

    Hi Jaffa...found you!!
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't mind using 7 syns on some dark chocolate!!
    You have a great goal to work towards...I've been to the US but not New York...how wonderful!
    Enjoy your meal out tonight...as I always say "Life happens..."
     
  8. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    I am not sure if today ending up being red ??

    I had the salmon salad in Zizzi which had a handful of black rice if that so I will call it 1 hex b plus 6 syns

    Wholemeal toast 2nd hex b
    Jam 3 syns
    Biscuit 3 syns

    Total 16 syns but I reckon that is over estimating rather then under if I am honest.
     
  9. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    Green Day today

    B - banana

    L - homemade sweetcorn noodle soup followed by danio yoghurt 2 syns
    2 plums grapes and a satsuma

    S - 2 chocolate ruffles 4 syns

    D - will be mushrooms tomatoes cheese hex a a and pear on a wholemeal bread roll hex b which is a Jamie Oliver recipe I am adapting for me. My husband will have crispy bacon on his and he will have a proper ciabatta.
    With acti fry new potatoes and salad
    Extra light mayo 2 syns

    S - hifi bar hex b

    Might have more syns not sure yet
     

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  10. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Gold Member

    Jaffa, I'm thinking about going back to a cooked breakfast...how do you manage on a banana? I struggle a little with fruit & yogurt!!
     
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  13. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    I used to use a hex for breakfast but I was running out of hexs and I do like one for supper be it a bar or toast so I started to cut back my breakfast as at one point it was 4 pieces of fruit plus yoghurt plus a bar.
    Now some days I don't even need breakfast.

    We sometimes have a cooked brunch at weekends.

    I find once I start eating for the day I can't stop and I eat more and more as the day goes on
     
  14. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Gold Member

    Ah OK...yes I know some people are like that. It's what works best that counts.
     
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  15. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    Saturdays are usually my day off if I am going off plan and today is no exception as we are going out for dinner tonight.

    B - Nectarine, peach and grapes

    L - leftover soup from yesterday followed by nutrigrain biscuits hex b and dark chocolate 5 syns

    D - meal out at our local Indian restaurant so will probably include poppodums, onion bhaji, dhansak, rice and breads.

    Syns unknown
     
  16. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Gold Member

  17. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    Last nights meal was lovely and leftovers for lunch today. I ended up having mushroom biriyani with dhansak sauce for a change

    B - banana

    L - leftover mushroom biriyani with a bit of dhansak sauce and some paratha syns maybe 15

    S - sharon fruit cherries nectarine danio yoghurt hex a (tweak)

    D - 2 veggie sausages, samphire, mash, 2 mini yorkshire puddings 4 syns onion gravy 2 syns (guess)

    S - hi fi bar hex b

    Total 21 ish
     
  18. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Gold Member

    Your meal out sounded lovely. I once made a biriyani for Christmas Day dinner but took me a long time to make! Isn't it lovely that we have so many soft fruits around to eat. I'm wading my way though a large watermelon!!
    What day do you weigh in?
     
  19. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    I love all stoned fruits this time of year is great.

    I weigh in at class on a Tuesday night. Of course I weigh in most days at home but official weigh in is Tuesday
     
  20. janetelizabeth

    janetelizabeth Gold Member

    I lived in Spain for 14 yrs and we had some soft fruit trees of our own...fresh picked was lovely.
    Oh so you weigh in Tuesday night, me Wednesday morning....what are you aiming for STS? I've done that for the last 3 weeks. I;d really like to drop another pound this week, will have to see if I can manage it. I've been weighing in the members for the last two weeks, not sure if I have to do it this week too.
     
  21. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Gold Member

    Wow you lived in Spain for 14 years and came back here ?

    I am hoping for 0.5lb off to get back dead on target but with two meals out plus leftovers I will be lucky with a STS.

    I did the raffle last week in class as like you I help out when I can ie weigh in take the money run the shop do the raffle etc.
     
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