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Squeako's gonna "Lose that tum"!!

#1
Hi all!

Well, I've finally woken up to what I need to do, and have the motivation to do it...

Tomorrow starts the new me - I know that sounds like I'm postponing the inevitable, but it's really been a struggle to finish off the last few bits of "Xmas" food in the fridge. There's a pan of carrot and coriander soup simmering on the stove and I'm feeling really positive about the next few months - can't wait for that feeling of positivity that I felt last time the pounds started falling away.

At 17 st 2 lb (ish - gonna weigh myself tomorrow for a baseline) I've got a long way to go but looking forward to the ride...

The plan tomorrow is (GREEN):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1tsp sugar (1 syn)

Lunch:
Carrot and coriander soup: fry light, carrots, onions, sweet potatoes, butternut, herbs and spices, stock cube

Dinner:
The last of the ready meals in the fridge - will use up my syns / other HEB on 1/3 of a Waitrose lamb hotpot - no idea how many actual syns this will be, but can't really afford to throw it out!
Loads of veg!

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
Fruit: melon and bananas

So that's the plan - not ideal but will have to do. Will let you know how it goes tomorrow!
 
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#2
Well, day 1 over and it's gone well... I ate the food I'd planned to, with the only extra being a cashew nut that I popped in my mouth without thinking! Wasn't even tempted by my colleague's brownies!

I'm sure the hotpot used up all my syns, and I'm looking forward to tomorrow already...

Onwards and downwards!
 
#3
Week 1, Day 2 (GREEN):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1tsp sugar (1 syn)

Lunch:
More of yesterday's veg soup

Dinner:
Pork stir-fry (lean pork HEB + 8 syns), ginger, garlic, chilli, soy sauce, stock cube, loads of veg and served with rice)

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
Fruit: melon
Two sips of beer (1 syn) - my OH opened a 9 pint keg of my favourite beer left over from Xmas and I wasn't really tempted to have more than a taste!
Diet squash

Total syns = 10

Overall a very good day. Still feeling positive and am planning my next batch of soup as the last lot was really tasty!!
 
#4
Week 1, Day 3 (GREEN):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1tsp sugar (1 syn)

Lunch:
More of yesterday's veg soup

Dinner:
Jacket spud and beans

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
Fruit salad
Pint of beer (14 syns) - not sure how many syns exactly - the closest I could find was stout, so I've estimated using that.
Diet squash

Total: 15 syns

Haven't used all my HEs - but I had such a large spud I'm really not hungry.
 
#5
Week 1, Day 4 (RED):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1tsp sugar (1 syn)

Lunch:
Onion and veg soup
White roll (6 syns)
Butter (half tsp - 1 syn)

Dinner:
Spanish omlette (eggs, bacon, chicken, mushrooms, peppers)
Salad (lettuce and toms)
1 slice wholemeal bread (HEB)

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea and omlette
Banana and clementine
Gin and slimline x 2 (8 syns)

Total: 16 syns

Oops! I just couldn't resist that second gin!;)
 
#6
Week 1, Day 5 (my first attempt at EE):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1tsp sugar (1 syn)
Clementine

Lunch:
Salad (mixed leaves, tomatoes, roast peppers and new potatoes in fry light, chopped up omelette and a tiny bit of left over chicken)
Grapes

Dinner:
Stir fry (chicken, onions, mangetout, peppers, mushrooms, ginger, garlic, chilli, soy sauce) served with new spuds roasted in fry light (cos they were so tasty at lunch).

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
Banana
Gin and slimline x 3 (12 syns) - well it is Friday night!!!

Total: 13 syns

As this is my first go at EE I would welcome any feedback!! Probably didn't have full third of breakfast as superfree but it's difficult with an Oats so Simple as it fills me up!

I feel like I've eaten too much, but it tasted good!!
 
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#7
Week 1, Day 6 (EE):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1tsp sugar (1 syn)
Clementine

Lunch:
1 slice wholemeal toast (5 syns)
100g Low fat cottage cheese with chives (1 syn)
Salad - toms and lettuce
Grapes and clementine

Dinner:
Cottage pie (lean mince, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, stock, herbs and stuff) topped with a mixture of potato, butternut, sweet potato and swede, with egg and a sprinkling of Parmesan (1 syn)
Veg (broccoli, carrots, French beans, courgette)

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
Diet squash

Total: 7 syns


Again I feel like I've eaten a lot of food - may need to reduce the portion size as I continue, but I'll see how the weigh-ins go for the first few weeks...

Bought some frozen fruit to try with my porridge tomorrow rather than sugar as I think it'll be better for me.
 
#8
Week 1, Day 7 (EE):

Breakfast-
Banana
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
Mixed berries

Lunch:
Cottage pie (1 syn)

Dinner:
Cauliflower soup
More cottage pie! (1 syn)

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
Diet squash
Gin and slimline x2 (8 syns)

Total: 10 syns


Weigh in tomorrow morning. I'm not sure EE is going to work for me, as it's very similar to what I used to eat whilst piling on the pounds. We'll see what happens tomorrow...
 
#9
Week 2, Day 1 (EE):

Breakfast-
Clementine
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1 tsp sugar (1 syn)

Lunch:
Cottage pie (1 syn) and veg
Grapes

Dinner:
Roasted veg in frylight and herbs (celeriac, spuds, butternut, sweet potato, onion, peppers) with chicken and mushrooms in soy

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
Diet squash
Banana
175ml red wine (6 syns)
Gin and slimline (4 syns)

Total: 12 syns


So pleased with this morning's 8lb loss - I think I'll stick to EE for a while as it suits my lifestyle. I know the weight loss will slow down considerably, but EE appears really do-able in the long term xx
 
#10
Week 2, Day 2 (Green):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1 tsp sugar (1 syn)

Lunch:
Innocent veg pot - aubergine mousaka (2.5 syns)
Fruit Salad

Dinner:
Jacket spud and beans

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
Diet squash
Melon
Handful of pistachio nuts (HEB)
35ml Baileys (5.5 syns)


Total: 9 syns
 
#11
Week 2, Day 3 (EE):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
Muller light toffee
Banana

Lunch:
Mug shot - cheesy (2 syns)
Mango

Dinner:
Beef stew (lean beef, loads of veg, stock, herbs)
Melon

Extras:
Most of HEA - milk allowance in tea
Gin and slimline x2 (8 syns)


Total: 10 syns
 
#12
Really lazy day today food-wise...

Week 2, Day 4 (EE):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi-skimmed milk (part HEA)
1 tsp sugar (1 syn)
Banana

Lunch:
Beef stew
Banana

Dinner:
Cheesy mug-shot (2 syns)
Blueberries and Banana with no fat yoghurt

Extras:
Most of HEA - milk allowance in tea
Gin and slimline x2 (8 syns)


Total: 11 syns

Need to go shopping but had a manic few days at work - on top of which just found out that my Mum is in hospital with a broken pelvis. As a result diet and shopping not top priority!!
 
#13
Week 2, Day 5 (EE): Friday yippee!!!!

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi-skimmed milk (part HEA)
1 tsp sugar (1 syn)
Banana

Lunch:
Tomato and herb mug shot
Apple

Dinner:
Omlette (bacon, mushroom, peppers) with roast butternut squash

Extras:
Rest of HEA - milk allowance in tea
Gin and slimline x3 (12 syns)


Total: 13 syns
 
#14
Week 2, Day 6 (EE):

Breakfast-
Bacon, egg, mushroom, beans (HEB)
Apple

Lunch:
Tomato and herb mug shot
Fruit salad and fat free yoghurt

Dinner:
Wagamamas-
Edamame, chicken chilli ramen ( chicken, noodles, soup, onion, beansprouts)
400ml Kirin Ichiban lager (8 syns)

Extras:
HEA - milk allowance in tea


Total: 15 syns (assuming ramen was 7?)
Might have some fruit later - will update tomorrow if I do...
 
#15
What can I say - bad bad day... Had some terrible news today - bereavement in the family. To be honest, the last thing I want to do is post this but-

Week 2, Day 7 (EE):

Breakfast;
Oats so Simple (HEB)
Milk (part HEA)
1tsp sugar (1 syn)

Lunch:
Tomato and herb mug shot
Fruit salad and fat free yoghurt

Dinner:
Steak, SW chips, mushrooms and spring onions

Extras:
HEA - milk allowance in tea
Loads of booze - 2 glasses wine, 5 vodka and tonics and 2 bottles of beer.


Total: about 50 syns - gonna write off the day, but Mike wouldn't want to stop me from progressing with this. RIP and all my love xxxxxxx
 
#16
Don't feel bad for having an off day - you have good reason.

Sorry for your loss xx
 
#19
Week 3, Day 1 (Green):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1 tsp sugar (1 syn)

Lunch:
Banana
Mug shot (cheese) (2 syns)
Fat free yoghurt

Dinner:
SW chips and egg
Apple

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
1tsp sugar (1 syn)
Diet squash
1 babybel light (part HEA)


Total: 4 syns

Not enough fruit and veg - will eat more tomorrow!
 
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#20
Week 3, Day 2 (Green):

Breakfast-
Oats so simple (HEB)
100ml semi milk (part HEA)
1 tsp sugar (1 syn)

Lunch:
Pear
Mug shot (Tom and herb)

Dinner:
Grapes
Soup (carrot, coriander, sweet potato, butternut, onion)
Fat free yoghurt

Extras:
Rest of my milk allowance in tea
2 bottles lager (14 syns)


Total: 15 syns
 


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