My brand new restart diary - one step at a time

Discussion in 'Slimming World - Weight Loss Diary' started by emmster, 4 January 2014.

  1. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member


    So, new year = time for a fresh start. I certainly need it, have lost & put on the same stone or so for what seems like ages, & never actually reached target. Now an entire stone up on my weight in November, & determined to get rid of it!!

    So this is my diary.... It will be a kind of SW / 5:2 hybrid as I find that works best for me.

    Day1, Week 1: Thursday 2nd Jan

    Weight: 9st 6.4lb( :eek:

    Fast Day 1

    Cheese (HexA) & tomato
    Sweet potato & spinach curry with slim rice

    Total: c.500kcal

    Day 2, Week 1: Friday 3rd Jan

    Weight 9st 5.4lb

    L: Carrot soup, 1 choc from a selection box (2.5 syns)

    D: Pork & veg stew with cous cous, 1/2 bottle red wine (13 syns)

    Total: c.1250 kcal, 13.5 syns
  2. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Saturday 4th January: Day 3, Week 1

    Weight: 9st 2.6lb

    Expect the scales will go back up tomorrow, as that seems to be too low to be real!! Will be interesting to see tomorrow's weight.

    Fast Day 2

    L: Carrot soup, made with 34g onion, 190g carrot, 1 clove garlic, coriander, chiili, & veg stock (c. 100kcal)

    D: Steamed trout with brocolli, courgette, brocolli, chilli, & garlic (c.350kcal).

    Total c.450kcal
  3. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Sunday 5th Jan 2014, Day 4, Week 1

    Weight: 9st 1.6lb

    B/L: Srambled eggs (200kcal), tomato (30kcal), mushrooms (20kcal)

    Snack: 4 chocs from selection box (200kcal, 10 syns)

    D: Was feeling ill, so just had plain pasta (400kcal), with olive oil (120kcal, HexB)

    Total: c.1000kcal, 10 syns
    Last edited: 6 January 2014
  4. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Monday 6th January 2014: Day 5, Week 1

    Weight: 9st 1.6lb

    Still feeling ill :( Got a sore throat so is really painful to swallow, also seem to have lost my appetite. Not sure what to do today.... was going to do another fast, & to be honest would prob find it easy as eating really hurts & yest I had to force myself to get my cals up. But with being ill not sure if I need more energy?

    Fast Day 3

    2 x blue cheese stuffed olives (40 kcal, 2 syns)
    Red lentil & mint dahl c.200kcal
    1 chicken breast (130kcal) with tomato (40kcal), onion (50kcal), mushrooms (25kcal), & olive oil (50kcal)

    Total: c. 550kcal, 2 syns
    Last edited: 6 January 2014
  5. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Tuesday 7th January 2014: Day 6, Week 1

    Weight: 9st 0.6lb

    L: Homemade carrot soup (150kcal)

    D: Stir-fried quorn with garlic, chilli, brocolli, courgette, soy sauce, fish sauce, & slim rice (300kcal)

    Total: 450kcal

    Decided to do another low cal day as tomorrow I'm out for drinks & curry then on Fri I have a leaving do.

    Plan tomorrow is to have a jalfrezi or dhansak with plain boiled rice, at 8.5 syns. And then 15-20 syns of wine. Bit worried if people want starters tho, as are there any low syn indian starters?? Guess I should be ok syn wise as had less than 30 this week so far, but not good having a night out the day begore weigh in, eek!
    Last edited: 7 January 2014
  6. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Wednesday 8th January 2014: Day 7, Week 1

    Weight: 9st 1.8lb

    Weight up from yest, which I'm a bit suprised about as it was a fast day! :( As long as it doesn't shoot up at weigh in tomorrow after tonights curry, I won't be too bothered. Really want to be 9st 2lb or under tomorrow, as that then gives me a chance of getting to 9st next week (really want to back below that stone bracket!!)

    Update: Synage for the day

    Curry was a bit naughtier than planned, as everyone wanted a mixed sharing platter so I went along with that. In hindsight should have given my mini onion bhaji to my man, esp as I didn't actually enjoy it enough for the syns, haha. Stuck to dhansak & plain boiled rice for main, though did have a taste of the boys garlic naan as its my abdolute indian fave!! Drinkswise, had 2 glasses of wine & a tia mia which was complimentary so couldn't say no ;)

    Starters: Guess 25 syns?? Think mini barji was the worst, others were meat based chicken tikka, lamb tikka, & some kind of mini kabab. Plus salad.

    Main: Dhansak (8.5 syns), plain boiled rice, small taste naan (5 syns)

    Drinks: 2 glasses wine, think about 10 syns? Can't quite remember....
    Tia Maria (guess at 5 syns?), mint choc (5 syns)

    That brings me about 58.5 syns for the day (will check alcohol ones are correct when I'm home tonight). A lot for one day, but ended the week well within my weekly allowance :)
    Last edited: 9 January 2014
  7. gingaling

    gingaling Well-Known Member

    Hi Emmster,
    Popping in to subscribe as I feel your pain on the 'bumbling around the same weight, never getting to target and then putting on some christmas pounds'...I'm back on it too..but just doing sw, not 5:2.
    Are you feeling better today? Sounds like you're doing really well...although I dont think I'd survive on so few cals, but just goes to show you can get some lovely meals for under 500 a day! :)
    Enjoy tonights curry!
    Ging x
  8. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Thanks Ging :)

    Can't belive one of your goals is to be alcohol free until end of Mar. Wow, I struggle for a week, lol. Good luck!
  9. gingaling

    gingaling Well-Known Member

    Haha we'll wait and see if I manage it....I'm the same as you, can't normally go a weekend without a glass or two of vino so I'm thinking it's gona be tough!
    How's your day been?! Xx
  10. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Hi Ging,

    My day was good thanks. Very busy at work as it's year end so didn't leave didn't until 7.30 & then straight out for a curry. Was actually secretly glad I didn't have time for drinks beforehand as curry was booked for 8. Don't particuarly like coke / lemonade etc (or diet drinks) so if I'm out & not drinking then I tend to stick to water, which tends to generate comments.

    Had a lovely night out, bit naughtier than I planned but nice to feel in control still. Was home late so pretty tired now & today will be another busy one.

    Hope you have a good day!

  11. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Thursday 9th January 2014: Day 1, Week 2

    Weight 9st 1.4lb

    Loss of 5lb :D Woo hoo!! Prob a lot of water weight, but I'm not complaining haha.

    Aim is to get down to 2013 lowest weight of 8st 6lb in 4 weeks. Thats 9lb, so will be tough but don't think it's too unrealistic as it's Jan, don't have many social events coming up, & can cut right back on alcohol (my main source of empty cals!).

    Fast Day 1

    Today has been a good day filled with lots of low cal yumminess.

    L: Homemade carrot soup (100kcal)
    D: Mussels in chilli, garlic & coriander to start (130kcal), followed by stir fried veg noodles (160kcal for noodles, guess 100kcal for garlic, ginger, chilli, veg, soy sauce, & fish sauce)

    Total: c.500kcal
    Last edited: 9 January 2014
  12. gingaling

    gingaling Well-Known Member

    Well done lovely!! That's absolutely amazing! I'd kill to be at that weight at the mo! Maybe I should try the old 5:2 with sw too as I can never seem to break the 9st barrier! As you say though, jan is normally a good time of year to put your mind to these things seeing as there's less socialising going on!
    Glad you enjoyed your curry, sounds like you earnt it after your long day!
  13. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Friday 10th January 2014: Day 2, Week 2

    Weight: 9st 1.8lb

    It'Friday!!!! Yay!! Today will have a bit of naughtiness as off to a gorgeous cocktail bar for drinks. And I can't resist having a couple, haha. Have decided to have between 2 & 4, depending on my mood at the time. Anyone know how many syns in an average cocktail?? I'm guessing 10-20......

    So plan for today (red) is....

    L: Chicken, salad, & maybe some cheese for a 2nd HexA (1st used in teas / coffees)
    After work: 20-80 cocktail syns :)
    D: Not sure.... maybe if I'm really lucky my bf will have something yummy & sw-friendly cooked when I get home. Unless he goes out drinking with his work collegues, ha.

    Will update food later!
  14. JessyG24

    JessyG24 Well-Known Member

    Hi Em :) Popping in to subscribe!

    I had thought about doing 5:2 combined with SW before but I honestly don't think I could reduce my calories to 500, although it looks like you manage it!

    Well done on the 5lb loss, pretty fantastic stuff!

  15. gingaling

    gingaling Well-Known Member

    Haha I do love a good liquid dinner! :) where do you work em?! And how many cocktails did you have?! Hope you had brill fun xx
  16. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jessy :)

    I did find sticking to 500 difficult at first, but it's getting easier! Also, I've never been a breakfast eater (when I was a kid, my mum used to always have to force me to eat some!) so can easily go until 1 or 2pm without eating, so I think this helps.

  17. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Hi Ging,

    I managed to stick to 2, which is prob a first for me, haha. Then had a very healthy chicken & veg stir fry when I got home.

    I work in Richmond & live in London. How about you?

  18. gingaling

    gingaling Well-Known Member

    sounds like you were very well behaved indeed! ;)

    I live in Hertfordshire but work in London and used to live in Clapham :)
  19. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Saturday 11th January: Day 3, Week 2

    Weight: 8st 13.6lb :D

    V happy to see 8 something on the scale. Prob was a bit dehydrated, but now confident I can be under 9st at WI.

    Fast Day 2

    Snack: Ham (50kcal)
    D: Chicken, sweet potato, & lentil curry (500kcal) with brocolli (50kcal)

    Total: 600kcal
  20. emmster

    emmster Well-Known Member

    Sunday 12th Jan 2014, Day 4, Week 2

    Weight: 8st 12.6lb

    Got a very yummy day of goodness planned for today :)

    B: Eggs, tomato, mushrooms, baked beans
    L: Pan fried fish (Hexb oil), not sure what SF to have yet?
    D: Slow cooked pork ragu with pasta. Topped with parmasan (HexA).
    Served with a courgette.

    Syns: 1/2 bottle red, for ragu & to drink! (12.5 syns)
    Maybe a little chocolate as well :)
    Last edited: 12 January 2014

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