LittleNurse's Food Diary

LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
Right, so in addition to having my food diary on the SW website, I'm going to be reporting to you lovely people as well. :)

Today is my first Red day.

Breakfast:
Muller Light Orange & Dark Chocolate
1 Banana
Black tea with sweetener

Lunch:
Mixed salad leaves
5 seafood sticks
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 satsumas
Coke Zero

​Snack:
30g cheddar (HEA 1)
2 Alpen Light Summer Fruit Bars (HEB 1)
Muller Light Banana Custard

Dinner:
2 egg omelette with mushrooms and spinach, fried in Fry Light
1 slice wholemeal toast from an 800g loaf (HEB 2)
30g cheddar melted on the toast (HEA 2)
Mixed salad leaves with lemon juice and sliced garlic

Dessert:
1 pot Aero Mousse (4 syns)
6 Sainsbury's marshmallows (6 syns)

Total Syns = 10
 
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LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
Red Day

Breakfast:
1 egg fried over easy in Fry Light
1 slice wholemeal toast from an 800g loaf (HEB 1)
30g cheddar cheese melted on the toast (HEA 1)
2 satsumas and a bunch of grapes
Black tea with sweetener

Lunch:
Half a butternut squash, roasted
2 Alpen Light Summer Fruit bars (HEB 2)

Dinner:
I became unwell in the evening, so all I managed was 5 crackers with a bit of light Philadelphia. Off plan, but back on tomorrow morning!
 
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Happy Holidays

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S: 9st11lb C: 8st9lb G: 8st9lb BMI: 22.1 Loss: 1st2lb(11.68%)
Nice to see you having your syns, were you not hungry yesterday, there doesn't seem much to eat there!!
 

LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
Red Day

Breakfast:
2 slices of wholemeal bread toasted (HEB 1 & 2)
1 tbsp Philadelphia Light spread over both pieces of toast (HEA 1)
2 satsumas
Green tea with sweetener

Lunch:
2 poached eggs
Smoked salmon with lemon juice squeezed on top
Cherry tomatoes
1 banana
1 apple

Snack:
25g Milky Bar (7 syns)

Snacks and dinner will be added as the day goes on. :cool:
 
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LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
Extra Easy Day

Breakfast:
2 boiled eggs
Smoked salmon
1 banana
Black coffee with sweetener.

Lunch:
1 slice wholemeal toast (HEB)
30g cheddar cheese (HEA)
1 satsuma
1 pear

Dinner:
Roasted potatoes, parsnips, carrots, brussels sprouts, and artichoke hearts, roasted with 2 tsp olive oil (4 syns)
Lean roast beef.

Dessert:
Slice of Sainsbury's Taste the Difference Belgian Chocolate Fudge Cake (14 syns)

Total Syns = 18 (yikes! oops! Brother-in-law's birthday.)
 
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LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
I keep trying to post what I had for dinner on 13 December, but my addition to the post isn't showing up so I'll put it here instead.

Hubby and I went to his parents' place for dinner. They made a tomato based vegetable curry with loads of vegetables (cauliflower, carrots, onions, spinach) and chickpeas and Sainsbury's Greek Style Yogurt. I'm not sure how to syn it because the SW site only give syn values in large amounts (100g for the chickpeas and 500g for the yogurt). I had one decent sized portion of it and 1 vegetable samosa, which is 4.5 syns.

My total syn value for the day without the curry is 11.5. Any ideas on what the syns for my portion of the curry would be?
 

LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
You'll only need to syn the yogurt as chickpeas are free. I'd just hazzard a guess for the yogurt, it's not going to be too much though.

Would you say you'd had 1/3 superfree for breakfast?

Are chickpeas free on red days? Thank you for your input. There wasn't any more super free in the house after the satsumas, so I had to go shop. I'm doing SW alone from home so I'm still getting my head around things. :)
 
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LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
Extra Easy Day

Breakfast:
2 slices of wholemeal toast (HEB + 4 syns)
30g cheddar cheese melted on the toast (HEA)
1 banana
1 apple
Black coffee with sweetener

Snack:
Muller Light Pina Colada

Lunch:
Pasta with sauce made from canned chopped tomatoes, asparagus spears, and garlic
2 seafood sticks

Snack:
Baked beans in tomato sauce
Aero Mousse (4 syns)

Dinner:
Veggie shepherd's pie with onion, courgette, carrots, garlic, and chopped tomatoes. The potato top has fat free natural yogurt and fat free cottage cheese mixed in.
Grapes
1 satsuma

Total Syns = 4
 
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Happy Holidays

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S: 9st11lb C: 8st9lb G: 8st9lb BMI: 22.1 Loss: 1st2lb(11.68%)
Are chickpeas free on red days? Thank you for your input. There wasn't any more super free in the house after the satsumas, so I had to go shop. I'm doing SW alone from home so I'm still getting my head around things. :)

No only on green or EE, not too sure of the syns on a red day though.
 

LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
No only on green or EE, not too sure of the syns on a red day though.

That's what I thought. I had that curry on a Red day, which is why I was curious about how to syn them. Steadily, I'm getting the hang of food optimising and syns. It's a lot to keep track of. :)
 

LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
Breakfast:
Low fat cottage cheese
1 banana
Grapes
1 tbsp cherry compote (SW website says 100g of fruit compote is 4 syns, so I've given this 1 syn)
Green tea

Snack: HEB
1 Alpen Light summer fruit bar
1 Alpen Light lemon bar
4 squares dark chocolate (4 syns)

Lunch:
Leftover vegetable shepherd's pie from last night.
1 satsuma
1 apple

Dinner:
Boiled rice
Grilled chicken breast
Roasted carrots, mushrooms, brussels sprouts, and garlic
Mixed salad leaves with soy sauce and lemon juice

Dessert:
2 mini meringues (2 syns)
Tea with Alpro unsweetened coconut milk (HEA)

Total Syns = 6
 
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LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
Extra Easy Day

Breakfast:
Small bowl of wholegrain bran flakes (HEB)
Alpro unsweetened coconut milk (portion of HEA)
Grapes

Snack:
Muller Light Banana and Custard

Lunch:
Papardelle pasta with courgette, onion, garlic, chopped tomatoes, and passata.
Smoked salmon and mixed salad leaves with lemon juice.
2 Mr Kipling French Fancies (11 syns. It's the time of the month, so I needed something sweet!)
Lunch and dinner will be added as the day goes on.

Dinner:
Smoked cod
Boiled new potatoes
Onions and spinach cooked in Fry Light
2 satsumas

Dessert:
1 pot Aero Mousse (4 syns)
Total Syns = 15
 
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NotsofattyPatty

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S: 14st7lb C: 10st8lb G: 10st7lb BMI: 24.6 Loss: 3st13lb(27.09%)
It sounds as though you're getting the hang of this, so well done.

A useful tip for days when you can't be fully in control of meals as, for example, when you had dinner with relatives and ended up with a chick-pea containing curry, is to try to keep the meals you can control neutral - perhaps fruit and yogurt for breakfast, egg and/or cottage cheese with salad for lunch. That way, you can call the day as appropriate and, as a bonus, your HExs are intact so if you'd been given something using cheese, for example, you could have counted it as your A choice. The meal you had would be minimal Syns on EE or Green, with perhaps oil used counting towards a HExB (technically, it should have been EVOO to count as a B choice, but sometimes you just have to tweak!) and, of course, you can have 2 of each HEx on a Green day, just as you can on a Red day.

I find I quite often think neutrally during the day now, but that's often because I like to choose what to have for an evening meal rather late in the day!
 

LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
My first attempt at a Green Day:

Breakfast:
Small bowl of bran flakes (HEB 1)
Alpro unsweetened coconut milk (portion of HEA 1)
1 banana
Black tea with sweetener

Lunch
Jacket potato with courgette, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes.
1 tbsp pesto (3.5 syns)
Mixed salad leaves with shredded carrot.
Decaf coffee with coconut milk (portion of HEA 1)

Snack:
1 slice of wholemeal toast (HEB 2)
30g cheddar cheese (HEA 2)

Dinner:
Quorn mince with chopped tomatoes.
Muller Light Dark Chocolate & Orange
1 apple
Grapes

Dessert:
2 Mr Kipling French Fancies (11 syns)

Total Syns = 14.5
 

LittleNurse

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S: 11st7lb C: 11st0lb G: 8st7lb BMI: 27.3 Loss: 0st7lb(4.35%)
For the third week in a row, I've been stuck at 11st0. I'm feeling so frustrated and don't know what I'm doing wrong!

Extra Easy Day

Breakfast:
Low fat cottage cheese sprinkled with cinnamon
1 banana
Grapes
Black coffee with sweetener

Lunch:
Papardelle pasta with sauce made from quark and Marmite.
Broccoli cooked in Fry Light.
1 seafood stick
Smoked salmon
30g cheddar cheese sprinkled over all (HEA)

Snack:
2 Alpen Light bars (HEB)
Meals will be added as the day goes on.

Dinner:
Salmon fillet roasted
Carrots
Jacket potato with quark
1 apple

Dessert:
Magnum ice cream (13 syns)

Total Syns = 13
 
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