Red's food diary - advice very gratefully received

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  1. Red Riding Hood

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    I've never done SW before and I'm not able to go the meetings. I wish I could but I just can't right now. I have the food optimising book and this site to help me. I have a ton of weight to lose (about 9 stone) so I really just need to alter my eating for life rather than this being a temporary diet.

    I've only been doing this for two days and I'm aware that I may not be doing it as well as I might (for example I've had hardly any Syns). So I'd be very, very grateful for any help, advice or suggestions on how to improve my diary from those more experienced.

    Here we go yesterday was a tentative start:

    Easy Extra
    B- black coffee (went out after school run and thought I was returning – not a great start)
    L – 10 cherry tomatoes, 3 spring onions, garlic, 1 boiled egg, half tin tuna in spring water and 1 small cup of cous , an apple, green tea
    T – potatoes chipped and baked with frylight, egg fried in fry light lots of mushrooms, tomatoes, onions garlic in frylight. Banana and satsuma
    S – 3 original ryvita with 2 extra light laughing cow triangle (HE + HE) 2 banana, 1 satsuma
    Nb: according to book HEa = 6 x laughing cow extra light, HEb= 4 ryvita original
    Syns- 1 extra ryvita and cottage cheese about 2.5 syns
    Exercise – school runs only. (twice there and back today)

    Today so far:
    January 11th - Easy Extra

    B – Back coffee, half tin light choice beans, egg cooked in frylight, 1 small banana, apple
    L – homemade butternut squash soup, homemade hummous and carrot sticks, satsuma and grapes
    T-kedgeree (haddock, brown rice, peas, mushrooms, onion) served with broccoli) 1 Mullerlight strawberry cheesecake yoghurt - 1syn
    s- 4 ryvita (HEb) with 2 laughing cow extra light triangles (HEa), 1 banana, 1 Mullerlight new york cheesecake yoghurt 1 syn.
    = 2 syns in total

    I think I should probably be eating more syns.
     
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    I should add I really need to go shopping I had no lettuce in, so I am in desperate need of more veggies. I have carrot sticks and homemade hummous in the fridge for snacks.
     
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    Ah today. Am feeling a bit :cry: right now.

    January 12th

    B - black coffee 2 x quorn sausge, beans (half tin light choice), tomato, mushroom, spring onions, 1 apple
    L – spicy butternut squash soup, leftover kedgeree, 1 banana
    T – Cajun Turkey breast and medium jacket potato with Laughing cow (HexA) and large salad, fruit for afters with starwberry cheesecake Mullerlight yoghurt (1SYN)
    S – 2 x ryvita HexB and 2 x Laughing cow HexA, 1 Mullerlight yoghurt, 1 banana, 1 small pot of houmous large handful carrots.
    I am going to have a kit-kat as well I think as I'm still not using enough syns.
    Syns - 6.5 (kit-kat 5.5 + yoghurt 1)

    I wish someone would comment as I don't know if I'm doing this properly or not, or if I'm eating too much. :)
     
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    January 13th - easy extra
    B – 2 quorn sausage, egg in frylight, tomatoes, mushrooms, 1 apple
    L – Spicy butternut squash soup, small tuna salad (lettuce, tomato, spring onion, half tin tuna, small potato chopped up) 1 banana, 1 satsuma
    T – Quorn pasta (quorn pieces, courgette, pepper, onion, green beans, tinned tomato, basil, quark and wholewheat penne) side salad.
    S – homemade houmous (chickpeas, lemon juice, garlic, chilli powder) and carrot sticks. 2 x ryvita with laughing cow, 2 ryvita with cottage cheese 1 syn, Mullerlight new york cheesecake yoghurt (1 syn), kit kat (5.5syns)


    Syns - 7.5
     
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    looks ok to me but i'm only knew too, i agree i want to do it as a change of life as oppesed to a diet, my kids and hubby are loving all the meals, dd loved a chicken stirfry i cooked hubby last night, and my ds loves all my soups,
    i work at 6am so dont do the meetings either i've joined online so great recipes on there if you can do it, or pm me your email address and i'll send you some i've pulled out of old mags
     
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    Thanks Nicola,

    I'm so glad I found this site. I feel less confused and less like I'm doing it alone. I'd love some recipes, I'll pm you :)
     
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    sorry was in work earlier could you make out the recepies? there are some great ones on here, im going to make that mash i emailled you today and have it with chicken or bacon have to check is there any syns in the boilled bacon:rolleyes:
     
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    Hi Nicola

    I just got a chance to check my email now and I can read the recipes. They look lovely. I think I'll try the roast chicken at the weekend with the family. I'd like to try the rosti too. Thank you so much for sending them to me, I really appreciate it. x

    I think the boiled bacon would be free on Extra Easy as long as it had no fat.
     
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    Thank you so much for sending them to me, I really appreciate it. x

    I think the boiled bacon would be free on Extra Easy as long as it had no fat.[/QUOTE]

    No bother ya I can't wait to try them 2 I bought 2 chickens yest so I can make loads with them ;)

    I had the bacon was lovely din, and still hav some soup left for filling me Tom ;)
     
  11. LittleSausage

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    What you're eating looks fine to me!

    Have you joined a group? Or are you doing this online?

    x
     
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    Have you got the latest Slimming World magazine? There was a little booklet in there with 31 recipes for dinner. I can send that to you if you don't have it?

    x
     
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    That's lovely of you Little Sausage I do have that magazine and booklet :D but thank you for offering.

    I'm doing it alone, with a food optimising book, no meetings, no online membership and I've never done SW before only WW Points (online)once. I'm toying with online membership but it's not an option financially at the moment, hence going it alone. I'm glad I found this site it has been an enormous help.

    How are you getting on?
     
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    Looks fine to me, however you def need to up your syns. You should be having a minimum of 5 a day.

    The reason syns are important is because you can lower the amount you are having when you get close to goal if your weight loss slows down. If you have started off with little syns from the start you have nothing to adjust.
     
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    i agree with britmum, you need to up your syns i dont have loads but i do have 5-8 a day but i do enjoy the ones i do have ;0) x
     
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    I thought so. I was finding it difficult (suprisingly). I did have 7.5 yesterday so I'm working on it. Thank you very much for your feedback. I'm make sure I have at least 5 from now on.
     
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    Agree with everyone so far, its looking good, :) maybe have more syns. I tend to use mine in my cooking.

    Sometimes I'll make gravy just to up my syns a little. I prefer to use it in my cooking as I have no control when it comes to sweet stuff, so am going 'cold chocolate' lol.
     
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    Take a look at Britmums website as well, she has some amazing recipes, there hasnt been one yet, that I've tried, that hasnt been a big success with the family. Her ultimate burgers are amazing, or as some of the other mums call them McMummys lol She also does some yummy deserts!
     
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    Good for you! I joined a group mainly so that I have someone to answer to! Have never been a member of a slimming group before at all!

    I think it's going well... Won't know until Monday's weigh in though!

    X
     
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    Ooh, now that's a tip and a half! Will definitely be checking that out over the weekend!
     
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    Thanks Silvermane Britmum's website looks great. I've bookmarked it. This was yesterdays diary:

    January 14th – extra easy
    B – 2 black coffees (in a rush to get out for school run and was meeting a friend for coffee – I’m trying to avoid bread so there was nothing suitable to eat.
    L – some left over quorn and veg pasta from yesterday’s tea. Spicy butternut squash soup.
    T – 2 turkey breasts with Cajun spice, large salad with various salad veg, cous cous, mullerlight yoghurt
    S – small tub homemade houmous and carrot sticks, 2 apples
    Syns: glass of red wine (6 – 7 Syns)
    Drinking sugar free drinks and green tea
     
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