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Sarah83's Food Diary 2014

Discussion in 'Slimming World - Food Diaries' started by sarah83, 6 January 2014 Social URL.

  1. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!


    I've jumped back on the wagon again, new year new start. I love slimming world and happily lost 2 stone in 2010 before becoming pregnant with my daughter, putting it all back on again and struggling to get back on track ever since.

    My main problem now is time - I used to love spending at least an hour every evening cooking the evening meal and then doing a load of batch cooking on the weekend, but now I struggle as I don't get home until 6pm in the week, have a precious hour with my daughter before she goes to bed then I'm too shattered to do much. But I'm going to try my hardest to batch cook as much as I can so at least a couple of meals a week are already done and ready in the freezer.

    I am also going to plan plan plan! I've written down my weekly meal plan including snacks too, and used this to do our weekly Aldi shop yesterday.

    My target is to lose as much weight as I can by my mother-in-law's wedding in August. I would like to lose at least 2 stone (at a slow 1lb am week), but preferably much more. 2 stone should take me down to a comfortable size 16 (I'm a big 18 at the moment).

    I also struggle with fitting exercise in too. I am very selfish with the time I get with my daughter so I am going to try and have brisk walks in my lunchbreak whenever I can, and I'm going to try and get up 20mins earlier during the week and fit something in then. I've bought Josie Gibson's 30 second slim DVD but I'm yet to try it and my friend has told me it's hard work, so I'm wondering if I need something a bit milder to start with!

    Anyway sorry for boring you! Hope you all have a good day :D
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  3. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    Meals planned for the week

    Trout, Jacket potato and salad (working from home)
    Pasta with passatta and veg with salad x 2
    Ratatouille with rice x 2

    Spaghetti with meatballs and salad
    Egg fried rice with loads of veggies
    Pork steak stir fry with veggies and noodles, maybe syns for sweet chilli sauce
    Jacket potato with beans and cheese
    Spaghetti with garlic and scallops ( HEXB for olive oil) and salad

    Breakfasts I'm struggling to plan, I used to always use my HEXB for brekkie but I'm a bit reluctant now as I would like to save it for later in the day for olive oil or cereal bars, but I get a bit sick of fruit and yoghurt. I will have to have a think about brekkies...
  4. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    Today's breakfast much easier today as I'm working from home. 2 slices WM toast with beans, poached egg and red onion and mushroom fried in fry light and flavoured with Lea and perrins

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  5. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    Today's meal plan, much easier today as I'm working from home so have access to lots of SW friendly food!

    Monday 6th January - Extra Easy

    Breakfast: WM Toast (HEXB) with beans, poached egg, mushrooms and onion

    Lunch: Salmon with a jacket potato and salad and HM tartare sauce (1 syn for mayo)

    Dinner: Spaghetti with meatballs made from EL beef mince and a tomato sauce made from passatta, garlic, shallot, mushrooms. Served with 20g reduced fat cheddar (half HEXA)

    Snacks etc: Skimmed milk in coffees (half HEXA), Banana, leftover potatoes and parsnips roasted in frylight, half syn roulade (0.5)

    Total syns: 1.5
    Last edited: 7 January 2014
  6. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    My huge lunch! Decided only to have half the potato as I'd made so much salad. My homemade tartare was quite nice too.
    It's much easier sticking to plan today working from home and being able to cook lunch from scratch

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  7. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    Made the half syn roulade this afternoon so had a third with a cup of coffee. Here's a photo before it was rolled. It was a tad undercooked but yummy still

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  8. xmisskx

    xmisskx Gold Member

    Here to subscribe :)
    I've not tried the roulade yet...always see it and think it looks good but a bit wary lol

    Breakfasts can be tricky, I often make pudding rice and have it with berries, chopped banana and mix yog through which makes it creamy...coz I use yog (activia 0% for me) I don't cook it in milk so this saves both my HE's ;)

    I like cous cous mixed in with fruit salad and yog too...weird texture but good to bulk it up and no HEb in sight ;)

    Not sure if you'd like them but thought I'd mention it x

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  9. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    Hi thanks for your reply!

    I have thought about doing the pudding rice. So do you just boil it in water then let it cool before mixing everything in? How long does it keep.

    I'm not sure about the couscous but I might be willing to give it a shot one day ;-) again do you just make it up plain with water then add fruit/yog when cool?

    The roulade is nice, but it's not really anything like cake. It is good if you want an almost syn free sweet treat and a third is a massive portion.
  10. xmisskx

    xmisskx Gold Member

    Usually I make a big pot of the rice on a Monday and use it for work over the next few days

    I just make it with water and some sweetener, when the water's almost all gone, I add some vanilla essence and sometimes a splash of milk but honestly, once the yog is in, you don't really taste anything apart from that anyway
    (So seems a waste to use it?)

    I add blueberries, frozen raspberries, chopped banana and usually raspberry yog...I like when the rice is warm so it melts the raspberries then you get the coolness from the yog

    Might he worth a try? It won't let me upload a pic I have from this morning's but once I'm home, I'll do it :) x

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  11. xmisskx

    xmisskx Gold Member

    Sorry, yep, same for the cous cous, just water but if I wasn't having it with the yog...you'd def need to add stuff cos it would be rotten! Lol x

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  12. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    Thank you I'll definitely try the rice. Sorry for all the questions but do you reheat the rice when you want it then add the fruit and yog or is it nice all cold? I can see me taking a portion into work and having it when I get in, we've got a microwave so I can heat it up if I need to.
    Think I'll need to be a bit braver with the couscous though ;-)
  13. xmisskx

    xmisskx Gold Member

    I hear mine at home then add everything but I make it up the night before and have it at work (wouldn't heat the yog)

    This pic should work now....x

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  14. xmisskx

    xmisskx Gold Member

    *heat! Lol x

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  15. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    Looks yummy thank you! I'll definitely try that next week probably x
  16. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    Right back in work today so have brought a ton of stuff in with me. I will list my snacks for everything I've brought and delete later if I don't eat it all ;-)

    Tuesday 7th Jan - EE

    Breakfast: Grapes and mixed berries, FF yoghurt

    Lunch: Pasta with a sauce made from loadsa veg: passatta, onion, garlic, celery, pepper, courgette, spinach

    Dinner: Egg fried rice with veggies - mushrooms, sweetcorn, peas, carrots, leeks (2 syns for sesame oil)

    Snacks: 2 light Benefit bars (HEXB), Milk in coffees (HEXA), banana, apple, half jacket pot from yesterday with cottage cheese, rest of the roulade

    Total syns: 2
    Last edited: 7 January 2014
  17. littlemissnaughty

    littlemissnaughty Gold Member

    Good luck hun, you are so organised making a weekly list. I usually get as far as thinking about what's for tomorrow.
  18. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    Thank you. I find organising the week really helps me stay on track. Plus we're really skint this month so also helps stick to the shopping list and try and stop wasting food by just buying what I fancy, which I'm terrible for!
  19. tinks*

    tinks* Silver Member

    Hey, found your diary.

    I'm the same, ill go out shopping, and go out for some milk, and end up spending £20 on things I fancy for dinners. I need to go shopping with blinkers on. Well done on making a food plan, I need to do that. So far I have just been thinking the night before what's for dinner, then I can plan the rest of the day with HEX's. Craig doesn't really like planning of meals lol but he's coming round. :)

    Your food looks yummy. Egg Fried rice is on my list, I love it and its so filling.

    Hope you have had a good day. :) xx
  20. sarah83

    sarah83 I will be a yummy mummy!

    I find shopping with a 2 year old helps you stick to your list as you just want to be round as quick as possible before she starts screaming to get out the trolley... Or is that just mine ;-)

    Egg fried rice was yummy, plus I spent 2 syns on sesame oil.

    Having the rest of my half syn roulade now yum yum yummy
  21. xmisskx

    xmisskx Gold Member

    would you mind posting the recipe you used for the the roulade when you get a chance please :) x

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