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Ruby's Starting Over (Again!)

Discussion in 'Slimming World - Weight Loss Diary' started by rubyeskimo, 23 September 2013 Social URL.

  1. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone! You can call me Ruby, I'm 26 and need to lose some weight. I've been trying for 2.5 years through various means and have been sucessful, but now I want to make to changes that I can stick to. I've tried SW in the past but have fallen back into bad habits.

    However now I'm ready for the final push! Hoping that by writing it all down here, you can keep me all on the straight and narrow!
     
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  3. Cee33

    Cee33 Well-Known Member

    Hi Ruby, welcome! Are you going to a class or doing it by yourself?

    Good luck :)
     
  4. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Hi Cee! I'm going it alone at the moment. My mum managed to lose 4 stone through SW many years ago, so I knew the basics and then just bought the updated books online last year. Although I might try joining a class later on, just going to see how it goes for the moment. I'm mainly going to be doing EE but might switch it up depending on how the weight loss goes!

    Had quite a good day today (well I think!)

    Breakfast - 125ml Alpro Soya Vanilla yogurt (2 syns), 28g Porridge oats (1/2 HEB), 1 grated apple, 80 grams of mixed frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants)

    Lunch - Home made Carrot and Parsnip soup, 1 Wholegrain Crackerbread (1/2 HEB), banana

    Dinner - Garlic mushroom spaghetti (from the SW website) with chestnut mushrooms and no chilli and a salad made from mixed leaves, cherry tomatoes and cucumber.

    Going to follow it with 2 kiwi fruits, an orange and some Sainbury's hot chocolate (3.5 syns) bringing my total to 5.5 syns for the day. Feeling very full, content and positive about going forward.
     
  5. Cee33

    Cee33 Well-Known Member

    Food is looking good!

    And well done to your Mum on her loss with SW :)
     
  6. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Thanks Cee, it was an effort yesterday to eat that much food, usually I find I'm not hungry a lot of the time and then eat high calorie stuff because I figured it evened things out. However today I was definitely hungry for my breaks and I've come home from work eager and ready for dinner!

    Speaking of food, on to today (which looks very similar to yesterday)

    Breakfast - 125ml Alpro Soya Vanilla yogurt (2 syns), 28g Porridge oats (1/2 HEB), 1 grated apple, 80 grams of mixed frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants)

    Lunch - Home made Carrot and Parsnip soup, 1 Wholegrain Crackerbread (1/2 HEB), 2 kiwi fruits

    Afternoon snack - Banana

    Dinner - Baked skinless chicken breast, sweet potato wedges topped with 28g cheddar (HEA), brocolli, cauliflower, carrots and peas with a splash of gravy (1 syn)

    Snack - Orange and Sainsbury hot chocolate before bed (3.5 syns)

    Total syns for today: 6.5

    Had a nightmare day at work but I don't feel like reaching for the "bad" stuff. Think I'm definitely determined to loose the weight this time.
     
  7. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Had an assessment at work today which was more stressful than I thought it would be but I still kept on plan. Probably should point out that I know I've been eating the same for breakfast and lunch everyday this week, but I don't have time every night to prepare something so I go for something that I can make in batches.

    Breakfast - 125ml Alpro Soya Vanilla yogurt (2 syns), 28g Porridge oats (1/2 HEB), 1 grated apple, 80 grams of mixed frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants)


    Lunch - Home made Carrot and Parsnip soup, 1 Wholegrain Crackerbread (1/2 HEB), 2 kiwi fruits

    Afternoon snack - Banana

    Dinner - Oven risotto (arborio rice, red onion, mushrooms, one large courgette grated, vegetable bouillon) with 75g light cream cheese stirred through one portion (HEA) and some baked trout

    Snacks -
    Orange and Sainsbury hot chocolate before bed (3.5 syns)

    So 5.5 syns again today and I'm taking the left over risotto to work with some salad for tomorrow (minus the cheese).
     
  8. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Last day at work this week and I'm so glad about it! Fell asleep on the train this morning and a woman had to wake me up when we got into the station!

    On to the food -

    Breakfast - 125ml Alpro Soya Vanilla yogurt (2 syns), 28g Porridge oats (1/2 HEB), 1 grated apple, 80 grams of mixed frozen berries (blueberries, strawberries, redcurrants, blackcurrants)

    Lunch - Leftover risotto from last night with some salad

    Dinner - Jacket potato with trout, prawns, 3 (level) tablespoons of helmans lighter than light mayo (1.5 syns), 28g of grated cheddar (HEA) and loads of salad

    Snacks - Banana, orange and a Becks Light (have no idea how many syns this is as it's "light" but just going to go ahead and say it's 5)

    So 8.5 syns for today and I could have another beer if I wanted and still get away with it.
     
  9. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Didn't really have time to update yesterday as we went out for lunch and then round a friend's house for movie night (Piranahconda and Ghost Shark double feature!) So just getting round to popping in and updating you on what I ate yesterday;

    Breakfast - 2 Eggs "fried" in frylight, 2 slices of wholemeal bread from a small loaf (HEB), small tin of beans with a bunch of cherry tomatoes added

    Lunch - Went to Nando's as we were in town running errands: Butterfly Chicken (3.5 syns) and spicy rice (2.5 syns)

    Dinner - 100g Spaghetti, 400g tin of chopped tomatoes, half a pack of prawns (left over from Friday night) and 28g of grated cheese (HEA)

    Snacks - Orange, Banana and a small pack of Tyrells sweet and salty popcorn (6 syns)

    So I'm going to say that I had my 15 syns in order to account for the oil in the Nandos.
     
  10. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    So today has been spent sitting in front of the TV, food shopping and more TV time! Food has looked like this:

    Breakfast - 2 small slices of wholemeal bread (HEA), 2 eggs fried in frylite, a tin of baked beans and some cherry tomatoes

    Lunch - A massive plate filled with a third of a cucumber and about 20 cherry tomatoes, some beetroot and a few pieces of chicken


    Dinner - Chili con carne (from the recipe here but without the mushrooms and baked beans), with rice, 28g grated cheddar (HEB) and 28g of tortilla chips (6.5 syns)

    OH is having a strudel with some custard for desert. I might have an apple with some cinnamon and raisins and a little bit of custard so I don't feel left out. The custard we have is made up with water so I'm not sure on the syns but I'm going to go along and say it's 3.5 for 100mls like the Birds is.
     
  11. jo-85

    jo-85 Well-Known Member

    Sounds like your doing great so far.

    What day do u wi? X

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  12. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jo! WI day is Monday afternoons at work (I work in a hospital so I pop along to the ward I used to work on an use their scales because I know they are accurate) Weighed in today and I've lost 4lbs! I'm so happy! It just goes to show that it actually works. I'd noticed that my tummy was a little flatter this week so I thought I'd lost 2 lbs at most. Totally over the moon! Only a stone and a half to go now. Going to start introducing some exercise next week as I need to ease myself into it.

    On to the food for today:

    Breakfast - 28g mini shredded wheat (HEA), 125g of fat free natural yogurt, 80g of frozen berries

    Lunch - Big box of sweet and crunchy salad leaves, bunch of cherry tomatoes, sliced cucumber, beetroot and a poached chicken breast. 2 kiwi fruit.

    Dinner - Pasta bake with mixed peppers, spinach, chopped tomatoes and 28g grated cheddar (HEB) with some salad. Banana.

    Snacks - Apple, orange and 18g sainsbury's hot chocolate (3.5 syns). Also have a mini (15g) bar of green and blacks white chocolate so I might tuck into that later too for a bit of celebration!
     
  13. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Had a really rubbish afternoon at work today but managed to stop myself from eating the french fancies I was being offered at work!

    Food wise today has actually looked pretty good:

    Breakfast - 28g mini shredded wheat (HEB), dash of unsweetened almond milk (certainly less than 100ml but still counting it as a syn), banana

    Lunch - Butternut squash soup (recipe from the slimming world site), 2 kiwis

    Dinner - Garlic mushroom pasta with 75g light soft cheese (HEA) and half a plate of salad

    Snacks - Apple, orange, sainsbury hot chocolate (3.5 syns)

    So 4.5 syns for today and I still have that mini bar of green and blacks chocolate winking at me!
     
  14. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Apologies for the absence, I've been really ill for the past couple of weeks and am only now feeling better. I've been eating anything and everything under the sun and I weighed myself this morning and I've stayed the same! Can't believe it! Will be back on the wagon tomorrow though!
     
  15. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    So pretty much the whole of October has been off plan in a major way because I've been so ill. But today I've got back on the wagon and actually stuck to it:

    Breakfast - Bran flakes (HEB) (yes I like eating them dry...), banana, mixed berries

    Lunch - Carrot and Ginger soup from the little book of soups, 2 kiwis, Activia 0% fat strawberry yogurt

    Dinner - 3 Linda McCartney red onion and rosemary sausages (these are still free right?), mashed potato (with no butter or milk, but 75g of light cream cheese (HEA)), mixed veg, splash of gravy (1 syn)

    Snack - Orange and low fat hot chocolate (3.5 syns)
     
  16. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    So today has been pretty stressful at work but I've stayed on plan all day.

    Breakfast - Bran flakes (HEB), semi skimmed milk (HEA) and a banana

    Lunch - Carrot and Ginger soup and 3 kiwi's

    Snack - Activia 0% fat yogurt, orange

    Dinner is going to be stir fry with some left over pulled pork from yesterday (made the SW way) and some wholeweat noodles.

    Will probably have a hot chocolate (3.5 syns) as well.
     
  17. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Having quite a strange week at work this week as one of our team left Friday and I've suddenly found myself answering everyone else's queries now! Food wise I'm managing to stick to it and not buckle under the pressure. Dinner last night was amazing, I really recommend making the pulled pork and then using the left overs in a stir fry!

    On to today:

    Breakfast - Branflakes (HEB), activia yogurt, banana, mixed berries

    Lunch - Cheesy mugshot (2 syns), 2 kiwis

    Dinner - Baked risotto with courgette, mushrooms and peppers and 75g light soft cheese (HEA)

    Snacks - Prawns, Orange and Hot Chocolate (3.5 syns)

    So that's 5.5 syns for the day. And yes, I bought some king prawns from M&S at the station and ate them (without the thousand island dipping sauce!). Did get some weird looks but I actually enjoyed it more than a packet of crisps!
     
  18. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    So yesterday was a very bad day. Had a bit of a wobble at work and almost had to go home. Things have been a bit rubbish with the boyfriend recently and it all got a bit too much. I'm not sure if it's just because of that or if it's just me. So I have a doctors appointment for next week to have a chat about things. And though it all I've still stayed on plan. Today's food was:

    Breakfast - Activia yogurt and banana

    Lunch - Tomato Mugshot and 4 plums

    Dinner - Jacket potato, tuna, 28g cheese (HEA), 100g sainsbury's BGTY deli coleslaw (3 syns), general salad bits, 2 tablespoons of salad cream (4 syns)
     
  19. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    So I'm back after a weekend in Manchester. Had a great time with my best friend and it was just what I needed but maybe not so good for the diet! Lots of wine was consumed both white and the mulled variety, german sausages, crepes and lots of other yummy food at the markets! Did go to Nandos one evening and stayed on plan with that, but otherwise it was the last thing on my mind. However, that being said, I did lose 1 whole lb this week! Which takes me to exactly half way to target! Lets hope the rest of the weight doesn't take 2 years to lose like the first half did!

    Food wise, today is going to look like this:

    Breakfast - Eggs on toast with mushrooms and tomatoes and maybe some beans

    Lunch - Soup of some description: I have to go food shopping later so we'll see what I pick up

    Dinner - Undecided yet but it might be a jacket potato with beans and salad or I might see what inspiration strikes while I'm out!

    Have the next couple of days off work so it's going to be full of relaxing and pampering for me!
     
  20. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Didn't end up having the jacket potato last night but instead went for the salmon and veg dish for one from the magazine before the current one. Basically some potatoes, courgette, philly, lemon juice, dill, peas, green beans and a salmon fillet baked in parchment in the oven. It was quite delicious if I do say so!

    Went into town this morning and ended up buying some carrot sticks to snack on as I was walking around. Well it was like no one had seen a person eat carrot sticks before, people were staring at me left right and center!

    Anywho, on to the food for today:

    Breakast - Porridge (HEA and 1/2 HEB) and banana

    Lunch - Batchelors Chicken and Mushroom pasta made with water, peas, spinach and chicken added

    Dinner - Chilli con carne, baked potato, salad

    Snacks - Carrot sticks, activia yogurt, strawberries, cups of tea (1/2 HEB), Hot Chocolate (3.5 syns)
     
  21. rubyeskimo

    rubyeskimo Well-Known Member

    Ended up having a very small beer (Becks alcohol free) and some doritos with my chilli last night and still stayed under 15 syns.

    Today was quite strange being back at work but it was busy so the time flew by!

    Breakfast - Activia, Banana

    Lunch - Mugshot, 2 kiwis

    Dinner - Pasta, salmon, broccoli, mushrooms and cream cheese (HEA)

    Snacks - Gherkins, 2 plums, cups of tea (3 syns for the milk)
     

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