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Mrs R's Diary: Kicking A***!

S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
Righty ho, said I'd start a diary so here it is. Its basically day five of Slimming World - joined last Wednesday and have stuck to the plan with the exception of a stray packet (!) of After Eights yesterday - 40 syns worth, but I'm making up for it now, I haven't had any syns today etc.

I'm not really trying to do any sort of pattern of days, a mix of all really. So far:

Wed: EE
Thurs: EE
Fri: EE
Sat: Red
Sun: EE (but verging on green)

My goal is to lose 40lbs. I've lost a stone and a quarter over the last year, basically by myself, but nothing for the last six months (well up and down 7lbs), so the time came to bite the bullet and join SW.

I've tried every diet under the sun, and I tend to put my all in, do really well for a bit and then binge. So I'm trying not to do that this time. If I slip up, I need to learn not to turn it into a full blow-out.

I find the SW board on here incredibly useful and friendly, and imagine I'll spend quite a bit of time on here over the next few weeks as I get to grips with the plan.

So enough wittering for now. I'll post today's food shortly.
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Silver Member
S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
hey mrs R sounds like youve had a good day today and well done for not having any syns so youve nearly balanced yourself out over the week. x
S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
Sunday 25 July - Extra Easy

B: SW fry up, yum! 2 quorn sausages, beans, 2 eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms. 1 slice toast (HeB), 1 grapefruit
S: Cherries
L: Large baked potato with FF cottage cheese, corn on cob, broccoli, a raw carrot
S: Skimmed milk latte (HeA), cherries, corn on cob
D: Salmon fillet, brown rice, asparagus and courgette

So no syns today in an effort to make up for yesterday. Still feels like I'm eating an awful lot! But enjoying it...

No exercise today either because I've run 13.5 miles over the last three days so taking a break.

Water: about 3-3.5 litres
S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
Today was knackering, but on track food wise. 1st weekday of the summer holidays and my girls and I were sniping at each other. Got in the car to go to the supermarket but then thought sod it, that's not going to help, turned the car around and went to the farm instead where we had a wicked time! V. pleased I managed to avoid all the naughty food too...

I did hop on the scales this morning (which I shouldn't have done) to discover I've stayed the same - boo! I do feel slimmer and I caught a glance of my face in the mirror last night and thought it looked less bloated, so I'm going to ignore the scales at the moment. That said, it did affect my food choices this morning - I scaled down the portions. Not sure if this is good or bad - good in that I ate less, bad in that it could lead to evening binges etc. and is not the way this plan is supposed to work.

Anyway, here's how it went, food wise:

Extra easy day

b: half a grapefruit followed by SW fry up: one egg, 2 quorn sausages, tin of plum tomatoes, mushrooms and a piece of toast
(get this, I thought one piece of toast was the whole of HeB, but it turns out I can have two, so I had some ryvita later)

L: 3/4 pack m&s roast chicken pieces, FF activia yoghurt, apple (grabbed what I could before leaving for the farm)

S: 2 ryvita (HeB), ham, cherries, 2 raw carrots

T: 100g wholemeal pasta (I know I don't have to weigh it on EE but wanted to see how much a portion is, visually), lots of quorn bolognese with lots of veg in, 15g parmesan (HeA, also milk in tea / coffee)
FF activia yoghurt.

Not a bad day, no syns (making up for Saturday, back on track as of tomorrow). Felt nibbly this evening but have had a yoghurt and a can of coke zero to help me avoid.

I'm sure I've eaten a bit less today because I've been busy - you really do eat more if you're bored...


Silver Member
S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
sounds like you are doing great mrs R, dont worry about no weight loss yet when are you due to weigh in?

your house sounded like mine yesterday with everyone arguing with each other but that was a good plan to go to the farm instead of the supermarket, i hate going shopping with the girls as its too stressful and they 'make' me pick up bad foods lol.

hope your having a good day today xx
S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
Thank you Jane! Nice to have a visitor to my diary! We did manage the big shop today and had lunch in the Tesco cafe, but I had baked potato and beans - slimming world friendly ;)

Other than that, did 30 mins on treadmill (faster than usual so that was pleasing), and have been quite active with the kids (although not in tidying up the house which is still a trash heap!)

So today was extra easy (was planning a red day before WI but wanted to have something to eat in cafe and baked potato and beans was the easiest thing)

B: Half grapefruit, porridge made with water (HeB), 1 tsp honey (1 syn)
L: Baked potato & beans
S: Raw sugar snap peas, 1 slice ham, 4 mushrooms, FF activia yoghurt, soya latte (HeA)
D: Fresh tuna, brown rice, mixed stir fry veg, followed by activia FF yoghurt with fresh raspberries, 3 after eights (6 syns)

A good day although I think my brown rice portion was a little large and not sure 2 large yoghurts in a day is good but still on plan.


Serial Foodie!
S: 19st7lb C: 18st2lb G: 9st7lb BMI: 49.6 Loss: 1st5lb(6.96%)
hello Mrs R :D

Just wanted to say good luck for WI tomorrow. with the amount of exercise you do, you should find it really complimentary to your diet. Looking forward to seeing how you get on :D xxxxx


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S: 11st0lb C: 9st11lb G: 9st8lb BMI: 22.1 Loss: 1st3lb(11.04%)
Mrs R

enjoying your food diary - it looks very tasty! good luck with the WI,

F4ye ;)


Silver Member
S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
good luck with your weigh in today mrs R, im sure youll do great ((hug)) ill check back later to see how you did x


Silver Member
S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
hi mrs R hows things going with the plan this week, that was a great weight loss for your first week :)

S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
Sorry, been busy so far this week. Thank you for all your good wishes, its lovely that people are actually interested in what I'm up to!!! I love you for it xxxx !!!

Hi Jane, I was delighted at the 4lbs loss, although I'm hoping for a STS this week, its not been great so far! But I'm still here, after all, this is a life plan :) Going to check out your diary in a minute.
S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
So, to bring this up to date.

WI -4lbs, yay! Complete surprise when I stepped on the scales. I was hoping to be in the 11s, maybe by 1/2lb, but 11.12, RESULT!

Wed day went alright. 3 mile run. Wed night had a roast with all the trimmings, plus pudding, plus other nibbles in the evening (once I started...) to the total of 50 syns. Not great, but not the end of the world. But I should have stayed on track because I knew I was eating out on Thurs night...

Thurs - no exercise (rest day). Good during the day, probably ate a bit too little. Went out for dinner, ordered steak and new potatoes instead of chips (pat on the back), but stopped for a McFlurry on the way home and carried on from there. 84 syns total :eek:

Am really annoyed at myself because I binged. I don't mind occasionally going over my syns, particularly as I know I can up the exercise to cover it, but saying sod it and eating everything in the house is my old dieting mentality and I am determined to leave that behind.

Friday: 6.5 mile run, red day, no syns, nicely on track.

B; Hard boiled egg, 1/2 grapefruit
L: Soya latte (HeA), boiled egg, activia FF yoghurt
S: Raw veg
T: lots and lots of dry roasted veg with 1 & 1/2 chicken breasts
S: Hifi mint bar (HeB)

3 mile run
Spent the afternoon at my mums so it was really hard to stay on track, but v pleased with myself because I made good choices, even though I had slightly over my syns.

Extra Easy

B: Bran flakes & skimmed milk (HeA, HeB), 1/2 grapefruit
L: At my mums: salad with some oil on it (2 syns), 1 slice quiche (16 syns), smoked salmon
S: FF Activia Yoghurt, melon slices
T: BBQ: Fresh sardines, corn on the cob, chicken breast (a little oil, 2 syns), 3/4 baked potato

So although not ideal, I did resist bread and pudding at lunch, cake mid afternoon (had a yoghurt instead), alcohol, burgers at dinner and icecream after dinner. So I'm quite pleased with myself. This is how I want to indulge in future...!

So for Saturday, 20 syns
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S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
you should still be proud that even when you have binged you have still been able to take note and writed down here the amount of syns that it cost you, just up the exercise for this week like youve been doing, be careful of your syns and eat loads of superfree foods for the rest of the week and hopefully you'll sts or maybe even have a small loss at your next WI.

try not to be too dishartened by your binges ((hugs)) these things are sent to try us lol and you will be able to look back at how you feel this week if you ever feel a binge attack coming on in the future. not that i can talk today, i took my oldest to the cinema and ate a medium sized bag of sweet popcorn by myself so god onnly knows how many syns were in that ?????

just off to update my own diary now, catch you later xx
S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
A good day today although more snacking than proper meals. Only 1 syn so that's good. Make up for some of the masses I consumed last week.

Red day: 1 syn, 1 heA, 1.5 heB

Exercise: 25 min DVD (shred level 1), 2 miles on treadmill (20 mins)

B: 2 quorn sausages, 2 eggs 3 tomatoes, handful of baby whole sweetcorn, 1/2 tsp brown sauce (1 syn)

L: Hard boiled egg, grapes, soya latte (HeA)

Snack: steamed veg, cherries, banana

Dinner: 1 & 1/2 lamb steaks, broccoli, carrots, 100g new potatoes (1/2 heb)

Snack: HiFi choc mint bar (heB), FF activia yoghurt with fresh raspberries, cup of tea.

I think one of the reasons its so snacky is because I'm out and about a lot, and because I haven't planned properly (e.g. I could have done a pasta salad if I'd thought about it). So my SW goal for tomorrow is to do a food plan for the week tomorrow, and try at least 2 new recipes.


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S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
i think thats a good idea to make a food plan i might try that one too, ive got a book that i write my food diary in and i also write down recipes that ive seen here too but i really should get round to making them.
at least your snacks are free and really healthy though so its not like youve not prepared and have been snacking on bread crisps etc, but your totally right its lack of preperation that gets me too i keep meaning to have roasted veg with my dinner but i forget and then im too hungry to wait coz they take ages to cook well for me they do anyway lol
your food diary for today looks fab though keep up the good work, the binge's were in the past and thats where it will stay, tomorrow is a new day oh i so didnt mean that to rhyme lol x
S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
You writing me a song then? :) Thank you for your lovely positive comments.

I'll post my plan on here when I get round to doing it.

Just been watching a program about fat kids and have vowed to get more active with mine. They're not overweight or anything, but it would do us all good. Them being girls, tend to do a lot of sitting around and playing with dollies...

Also made me feel a bit guilty for planning cinema followed by pizza hut tomorrow!!!
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S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
Haven't made my food plan for the week yet, but have jotted down some ideas from here. I have to say, I am still in diet mode - I'm thinking things like "well, sw chips sound lovely but naughty, so I'll have them on WI day" which is silly, because the benefit of SW is to eat nice food every day, so you don't do the whole deprive and lapse cycle. Must get my head on straight!

Anyway, today was a good day.

Green day
Exercise: 30 mins hill programme on treadmill (3 miles), followed by level 2 of the Shred DVD (25 mins). And some play in the park with the kiddies.

B (kept light because I knew I was eating out for lunch): FF activia yoghurt, raspberries, banana

S (in cinema) soya latte from costa (HeA)

L: Pasta arrabiata from pizza hut (approx 5.5 syns)

S: cherries, hard boiled egg

T: sweet potato, 2 corn on cobs, baked beans

S: Hifi bar (HeB)

I love the fact that I can eat lots of filling comforting food after I exercise, without limit. It makes me feel so much better - when I was ravenous on WW I'd think well I'm so hungry I can't stay within my points so I might aswell blow it...


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S: 14st4lb C: 14st4lb G: 10st3lb BMI: 36.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
i worry too when i watch programs like that, my oldest is tall and skinny and i want her to say that way when shes older, my youngest is tall too but is a wee chubby lol and she eats like a horse so i really worry about how much exercise they get so i think im going to actively work on changing that too :)

well done on sticking to the plan when you were at the cinema and pizza hut you did amazing! i could never have resisted the pizza etc.

i was exactly the same on WW i could never have done it long term as i was always starving and totally obsessed with counting my points and living in fear that i wouldnt be able to make them last till my dinner lol x
S: 12st5lb C: 11st10lb G: 9st4lb BMI: 28.1 Loss: 0st9lb(5.2%)
That's the real downside of having kids - there's always something you're not doing right (usually multiple things!). And if you're on your own, then its even worse. There's so many decisions to be made on your own, even the small ones become stressful.

Today wasn't bad but I didn't eat enough early on so ate like a horse tonight. All within plan but still worried so much food in the evening might affect WI tomorrow morning. I guess we'll see...

AM: Exercise 20 min treadmill (2 miles), level 3 on Shred DVD (25 mins), and lots of running around outside with the kids today.

Red day.

Not enough time for breakfast and were out for a picnic lunch so had...

Brunch: Soya latte (heA), boiled egg, banana, raw carrot, 4 ryvita (heB) with ham, cherries and cherry tomatoes.

Snack: FF activia yoghurt, cherries

Dinner: Stew made with 4 quorn sausages, 5 rashers of bacon, 2 tins of tomato, a courgette, 2 carrots, an onion, a small can of chickpeas (Heb and 1.5 syns), and ate it all!!!

Snack: Cup of tea and 15g minature bar of green and blacks almond chocolate (4.5 syns)

Total 6 syns

Tomorrow I'm going to do EE because I'm treating this a bit like a diet and I need to relax a little more and enjoy it.

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