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My totally honest food diary!

Discussion in 'Slimming World - Food Diaries' started by archers33, 3 February 2014 Social URL.

  1. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone,

    I've been looking through the different threads, and lots of people have suggested having a food diary to help keep on track. So I've decided to go for it, and record everything that I eat. Even those days when I mess up, and eat all round me (I'd love to say that it will never happen, but I know myself better than that... :eek: )

    B - Blueberry wheats (Asda) and 125ml semi-skimmed milk, 2 mandarins, apple

    L - Beef pieces, carrots, onion (left over from yesterday's cassserole), baked potato, grapes, pineapple slice

    D - :confused: I'm not sure yet. It will either be chicken fajitas (without the wraps and rice instead) or SW chips, ham and eggs. It depends on how much I want to cook by the time I get home.

    Just writing this had made me realise that I really need to prepare my meals more. I'll sit down tonight and plan out this week, and see if that helps.
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  3. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    This is what happens when I don't plan, lol. My dinner is now completely different:

    D - boiled potatoes, chicken, beans, onions, peppers
    S - muller light (0.5), apple, pineapple

    I've also had a small piece of nougat (3), a pack of wotsits (5) and a rocky biscuit (5.5)

    Total syns: 14

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    Last edited: 3 February 2014
  4. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    So today I've planned my meals. However, I may have to change dinner, as I'm going to the dentist this afternoon, so I'm not sure if I'll feel like eating.

    B - blueberry wheats (hexb) and 125ml milk (1/2 hexa), mandarins, banana

    L - baked potato, chicken, salad, apple, pineapple, muller light (0.5)

    D - homemade stew

    "Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
  5. ACH

    ACH Well-Known Member

    Hi there, how you doing? Do you go to group or at doing it alone?

    Here re to sub to your diary :)
  6. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    I'm doing it at home (although there's a couple of us in the office all doing it together, if that makes sense). I weigh in on a Wednesday morning, so I'm trying to be really good today and maximise my loss, lol.
  7. jenniecakes

    jenniecakes Well-Known Member

    My plans always end up changing, what you fancy in the morning, you can't be bothered cooking by tea time! Ha, I'm hoping to freeze a few syn free meals to pop in the microwave.
  8. ACH

    ACH Well-Known Member

    Ahh bet that's so much more helpful doing it together atleast there is no cakes being brought into work haha nothing worse than a table of donuts in the staff room! Good luck for you weigh in, mines a Saturday I do it at home too
  9. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    Ok, so my planning doesn't always help. I had a pack of wotsits this afternoon, which I hadn't planned for. However I prefer to keep my syns for this kinda thing rather than plan to use them all during the day. I don't know if it really helps, but it gives me the illusion of control.

    Syns: 5.5 (wotsits and yoghurt)

    "Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
  10. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    So I've had a really good day today. I lost 5lbs this week, taking me down to 14st exactly. That's 7lb in two weeks. I'm chuffed with that.

    Anyway, I got some Alpen light bars, so I've changed my breakfast to allow me to eat these as my hexb. I've been missing my mid-morning snack in work, and although I had fruit, it just wasn't hitting the right spot. So hopefully these bars will help.

    B - fruit salad (mandarins, banana, pineapple, grapes), muller yoghurt greek style (0.5)

    S - alpen light (0.5 hexb)

    L - chicken salad wrap (this was in a restaurant, and I thought it was the best option on the menu; 7 syns for wrap)

    S - alpen light (0.5 hexb)

    D - homemade stew (all F or SF)

    I think I might have some cheese and crackers tonight, as I haven't had my hexa today, and I've some lovely reduced fat mature cheddar in the fridge. This would be 40g of cheese and 5 syns for 5 m&s crackers, plus onions and grapes.

    Total syns: 12.5

    "Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
  11. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    Today was really busy in work, and I'm out at a couple of meetings tonight, so this is going to be a quick post.

    B - fruit salad, muller light greek yoghurt (0.5)

    L - baked potato, chicken breast, baked beans

    S - alpen light bar (hexb)

    D - boiled potatoes, sausages (5), onion, pepper

    Syns: 5.5

    "Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
    Last edited: 6 February 2014
  12. MrsSOS

    MrsSOS Well-Known Member

    Congrats on your weight loss: you are doing GREAT!!! :clap:
  13. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    So I forgot to track yesterday, and it showed in what I ate. But I was at a funeral, which kinda messed up my thinking for the day. Anyway, I'm drawing a line under yesterday and moving on.


    Today, I've gone back to basics.

    B - onion and bacon omelette (made with healthy medallions - f), 2 slices nimble wholemeal (hexb), ketchup (0.5)

    S - muller light yoghurt, orange, banana

    D - roasted vegetables, tuna

    S - popcorn (5.5)

    Syns: 6

    "Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
  14. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    So I'd got a new cereal, which I thought would be a hexb, as the golden crunch and choc varieties are hexbs, but I checked it online, and it's not listed. So I'm kinda annoyed. Wish I'd checked it before I'd eaten it though...

    Sundays are always a tricky day for me. I don't eat my breakfast until I get back from church, which is closer to lunchtime. So I always seem to miss a meal on Sundays. I know I should get up earlier and have breakfast, but I just can't do it, lol.

    B - All Bran berry crunch (5), 125ml semi-skim milk (0.5 hexa)

    D - boiled potatoes, chicken breast, onions, brocolli, carrots, gravy (2)

    Small bag of dolly mixture (5) - I shouldn't have eaten them but I was having one of those days... but it's still within my syns for the day, so I'm not feeling bad about it.

    Syns: 12

    "Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
  15. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    Sorry I haven't been around. I've got a vomiting bug, and haven't been up to eating or typing. I'm hoping this is only a 48 hour thing, cos I don't think I can take much more.

    "Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
  16. MrsSOS

    MrsSOS Well-Known Member

    Sorry, Archers, I missed this! Are you feeling better now? So sorry to hear you have been poorly :patback:
    Sending speedy recovery vibes your way :vibes:

    Drink LOTS!!! Keeping yourself hydrated is the main priority!
  17. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I've stopped being sick, so now I just feel really run down. On the plus side, I lost 3lbs this week - it's amazing what not eating will do, lol. I wouldn't recommend it as a diet of choice though.

    "Never, never, never, never give up." Winston Churchill
  18. ACH

    ACH Well-Known Member

    Ah I hate the vomiting bug I'm usually so prone to bugs!! It's my first winter abroad so I've managed to bypass everything even a cold woohoo! Hope your feeling better Hun xx
  19. archers33

    archers33 Well-Known Member

    So I'm feeling better, and I'm back at work, so I'll have to be good now. Somehow I find it easier to be good in work - there are still temptations, but it's easier to keep busy.

    B - Bleberry Wheats (hexb) and 125ml semi-skim milk (2.5)

    S - Alpen light summer fruits (3)

    L - baked potato, chicken, small spoonful coleslaw (3), onions, 20g cheedar (hexa), banana, apple, one square caramal chocolate (2)

    Total syns: 10.5
    Last edited: 13 February 2014

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