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SallySunshines 2011 Diary

:D Hi, I'm a newbie here and I'm just getting set up for my official start day of 24th Jan (so then no excuses!). I have lost just over a stone on slimming world but have got bored of it now so am going to try a low GI diet - half-heartedly gave it ago before christmas and lost a few pounds (which have since gone back on!) so I'm hoping to have some success with another type of eating plan.
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Welcome! It soooo quiet on here, glad of someone new! I have been following the plan for 3 weeks and so far so good

Good luck

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
I'm glad to see more people posting on the gl forum. I am sure many people are following some form of Gi/gl diet but don't seem to shout it off the rooftops. I really love GL both as a weightless diet and as a way to maintain my losses.
If you have been on it for a while you know the drill so best of luck. Keep posting as it sill help keep you focussed. I know when I've been off the forum that I slip a little. All the best for your next weigh in.
Hi Sallysunshine

Like you am gonna try GI diet , starting today(as I start a new job on Monday and cant cope with too many new things at the same time!).
I have tried SW and found it very difficult to lose weight as am veggie and used it as an excuse to go crazy on carbs. I need to limit them really as I have an underactive thyroid and find it very difficult to lose any weight.
I love most of the foods considered low on GI, so here goes....................
Good luck for your Monday start too.

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
Good luck folks for starting next week. Stick with it for 3 to 4 weeks at least as sometimes our metabolism takes time to adjust to a new regime. in my early weeks on GL I had to weigh foods to get a proper perspective on portion sizes but soon came to recognise the right amounts. Try and keep off alcohol too for the first few weeks as it really helps to get the weight off.
Set some mini goals for yourselves as it really helps motivate you. Keep posting your progress on here.
Lots of luck
Thanks all for the support. Glad that I'm not the only newbie, it's always nice to have someone else learning with you!

Here goes with my first days food diary (I will complete the missing details throughout the day):

B: 3 Ryvitas with vegemite & f/f Cott Cheese

Snack: nothing - not hungry!

L: Lentil & Veg Soup (Baxters H.C), 2 Ryvitas with Laughing Cow Light.

Snack: handful of cadburys mini eggs (I believe in a few treats now and then!)

T: Grilled Gammon, Braised Eggs, Mushrooms, Baked Beans

Drinks: Decaf Coffee (with Skim Milk): IIII
: Full-Caf Coffee (with Skim Milk): II
: Glasses Water: II

I am a total caffeine addict so am gradually weening myself off full-caf coffee so I will be having a couple of full-cafs for the first week at least - I don't really like tea but am considering it as a coffee replacement.
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Tues 25th Jan

B: Porridge with apple & cherry puree (I buy the pots of baby food fruit puree - organic & no added sugar - nice natural sweetner for my porridge and lots of variety without having to buy loads of different fruit)
Snack: 10 almonds, 2 Ryvita with vegemite and cottage cheese
L: Baxters Healthy Choice Soup, 2 Ryvitas with laughing cow cheese
Snack: 3 x quality street chocs
T: Jacket potato, baked beans and a litte low fat cheese
Drinks: De-Caf Coffee: III
: Ful-Caf Coffee: II
: Tea: I
: Water: II
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I know that I need to up my fruit and veg in take - I've not had chance to do a proper shop for a couple of weeks so I'm living off freezer & store cupboard food - I'm hoping to get to supermarket at the weekend.

Wednesday 26th Jan

B: Porridge with Apple & Cherry puree
Snack: very small piece of birthday cake (at work)
L: Out for lunch today - chicken & pea rissotto
T: 2 small home-made beef burgers (extra lean mince, onion & seasoning), Baked Beans, handful of potato wedges (made with new potatoes)

Drinks: Full-caf coffee: II
: De-Caf coffee: III
: Tea:
: Water: II
: Orange Juice: I
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irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
How is your week going?? Are you feeling o.k. on your GL foods?
Get a couple of tins of chick peas and mixed beans and make a curry or spicy stew using these with whatever veg you fancy. It is low GL/low cal and very filling and will keep in the fridge for a few days. Its one of my regular standby meals.
I was feeling OK until I did my weekly weigh in this morning and had put on 2lb :cry: (I think that is due to excesses over the last weekend as I don't think I've done too bad with my food this week). I just need to knuckle down, get some meal plans done for the next couple of weeks and get to the supermarket then hopefully I'll see some results.

Thursday 27th January

B: Porridge & fruit puree
L: Wholewheat wrap with chicken & Salad

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
Keep strong and get back on track. Keep a very close eye on your portion sizes. It is easy to eat too much even though the foods are healthy. At the end of the day ., no matter what diet we follow, calories in must be less than calories out or we will gain weight. Keep at it!!

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
How is your GL plan going?? Did you manage to show a loss yet?
I only get weighed once a week (on thursday am) so not sure how I'm doing yet - feeling good though.

I have now managed to do my meal plan and have been food shopping so I should be able to keep on track.

Monday 31st Jan

B: Porridge & Fruit Puree
Snack: 1oz dried apricots & tangerine
L: can Baxters Healthy Choice Soup, 2 Ryvitas with Laughing Cow Light
Snack: 10 almonds
T: Grilled Pork Chop with tomato salsa, 2 new potatoes, carrots, Mangetout. 1 fat free Yoghurt

Tuesday 1st Feb

B: Porridge & fruit puree
Snack: 1 Apple, 1 fat free yoghurt
L: 2 Ryvitas with Low fat Houmous, carrot & cucumber sticks & cherry toms
Snack: 2 oz White Grapes
T: Spag Bog (with wholewheat spag)

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
Menus look really fab, all very GL appropriate. You can only do well with choices like those. Good luck for your weigh in.
Wednesday 2nd February

B: Porrdige & Fruit Puree
Snack: 10 almonds, 1 Apple
L: Tin Baxters healthy choice soup & 3 ryvitas with Laughing Cow light
Snack: 1 fat free yoghurt & 2oz white grapes
T: Grilled chicken breast, Pearl Barley & roasted mediteranean veg

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
Another great days menu. I like pearl barley too. How do you cook it? I do it in chicken stock and add some chilli flakes for variety.
I just boiled it this time - the juices from the roast veg added flavour when heaped on top. I also do it with chicken stock or boil it then "stir fry" it with some onions, chillis & mixed peppers. I really do love pearl barley and it's so filling.

Thurs 3rd February

B: Porridge & Fruit Puree
Snack: 1 fat free yoghurt & 10 almonds
L: Chicken & Salad sandwich - quark intead of marg & lots of lettuce, cucumber & tomatoes - on spelt & rye bread (I am trying to get an ingredients list from Morrisons for this bread to see how GI it is - but it's lovely bread), 1 fat free yoghurt
Snack: small piece of birthday cake
T: Grilled Cod Loin, Wholewheat pasta & tomato sauce

Fri 4th Feb

B: Porridge & Fruit Puree
Snack: 10 almonds, 1 apple
L: 2 ryvitas with vegemite & laughing cow, 2 small pieces roast chicken. 1 fat free yoghurt
Snack: 1 pear
T: Grilled steak with "chips" (3 new potatoes cut into wedges and cookes in the oven with a spray of oil & salt & pepper), peas, grilled tomatoes, mushrooms
Snack: small piece of sponge cake.

irish molly

Maintaing LT loss on GL
Great result on the loss this week. You're rockin right now. Keep it up!
Not been online for few days so here are my food diaries for last 2 days:

Monday 7th Feb

B: Porridge & fruit puree
Snack: Pear & 10 almonds
L: chicken & salad sandwich (granary bread), fat free yoghurt
Snack: Piece birthday cake (too many birthdays at work in jan & feb!!!)
T: Grilled Gammon steak, dry fried egg, mushrooms, baked beans

Tuesday 8th Feb

B:porridge with fruit puree
Snack:Satsuma, 10 almonds
L:Baxters Health choice chicken & veg soup, chicken sandwich (wholemeal bread), fat free yoghurt
Snack:nakd fruit bar, satsuma
T: Roast chicken, 3 roasted new potaotes, cauliflower, beans, small spoon of stuffing.
Snack: few squares chocolate

Wednesday 9th Feb

B: Cheerios with skimmed milk

will finish off later on today

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