Monday, 31 August 2015

Cauliflower Cheese Soup

What you need: 

Low calorie cooking spray 
One chopped onion 
Smoked paprika 
Cauliflower florets 
200ml vegetable stock 
2-3 extra light cheese triangles 

What to do: 
 1. Spray a large sauce pan with low calorie cooking spray and add chopped onion and smoked paprika and cook for 5 minutes. 
 2. Add cauliflower florets, around 200ml vegetable stock and simmer for 15 minutes until the cauliflower is just tender.    
 3. Stir in 2-3 extra light cheese triangles and blend until smooth. Season and serve.


Friday, 28 August 2015

Blog Stats



Absolutely crazy that this started as something to keep me on track and yet 4,500 visits have been made by other people!
Love it!
Thank You!
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Thursday, 27 August 2015

1/2lb gain. Going for gold next week (which means 2lb)!

Half a pound gain tonight. Not happy but it's not the end of the world! Prepped my overnight oats as soon as I got home and now chilling with the new magazine and a brew before bed! Aiming for 2lb next week to get my interim target!! 

Positive thoughts! 

Failing to prepare is preparing to fail. And I'm not going to do that!





Xxx


Wednesday, 26 August 2015

Breakfast

I don't always feel like having much for breakfast but I can never get bored of these.
Loads of sliced strawberries, yoghurt & an alepn bar broken up on top.
Absolutely yummy!

Monday, 24 August 2015

Soup!

Couldnt resist making another pot of this amazing soup!
Recipe can be found in a previous post!

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Shock To The System...



As a nominee for woman of the year we were asked to gather some old photos to show the comparison and our journey. I am amazed at how different I look, some of these photos don't even look like me!

The highest recorded weight I reached was 15st 10lbs, although I am sure I reached at least 16st and a size 20.

When I joined SW on 12th March 2015 my first recorded weight was 14st 10lbs and I was a 14/16.
My recorded weight was 13st 3.5lbs last week and now 90% of my clothes are a 12.
I haven't lost a massive amount so far but I love how different I feel. I have a completely different outlook on food and can't believe how easy this has been to stick to. I would highly recommend this to anyone. I have never gone hungry!
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Monday, 17 August 2015

SW coconut macaroons



I know they look more like meringues! But theyre still lovely!

Ingredients:
4 egg whites
198g sugar
71g coconut

Method:
Beat the egg whites until frothy (Make sure no yolk whatsoever has contaminated the egg whites, otherwise you could be whisking for ever!)
Add the sugar and beat until stiff.
Fold in the coconut, put mixture into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe 30 macaroons onto a parchment covered baking sheet.
Bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven (170ºC/150ºC Fan/Gas Mark 3).
Remove from oven, and allow to cool for a few minutes before removing them from the baking sheet.

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

Pick Me Up Needed!


Pick me up needed and this was it! I can't believe how different I look. It doesn't even look like me! It's nice to have definition between my chin and neck! 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Woman Of The Year - Nominated



I made a conscious decision 5 months ago to join a Slimming World group after a very long time of feeling fat and having little confidence in myself. I have only lost 20.5lbs with SW so far (34.5lbs altogether) but I am amazed at how much happier I am. I am now an active member in the group and help out when I can. I get so much inspiration from others in group and last night someone felt I was inspirational enough to nominate for Woman Of The Year, I'm still a little bit shocked but ecstatic at the same time that this has happened.

So thankyou, stranger!
Results next week!
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Herbal Tea



I got the clipper tea in my slimmer of the week box and it's absolutely gorgeous! Would highly recommend. 

The 2nd one is peppermint tea, I have to say I've started having these instead of proper brews. It's a great way to have a hot drink without using all your milk allowance!

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Saturday, 8 August 2015

IMAGE therapy

I've seen a lot of negative comments on social media about people not liking image therapy or not receiving the support they want/need from the consultant but rather than speaking to someone they just post it online. 

This solves nothing. 

I have the most amazing consultant and I'm pretty sure I would have given up by now if it wasn't for her. She is there constantly whenever you need her and I would consider her a really good friend. She looks after more than 500 of us, God knows how! 

I find myself extremely lucky to have such a supportive group and all I would say to anyone who doesn't feel like that, is speak out. Say you're not happy. If you don't say anything then nothing can be fixed. And if you're feeling like that there could be others around you feeling the same way. And it definately hinders your progress. 

I don't think I'd have gotten as far as I have if it wasn't for the constant support of the other women (and men) in my group and if I inspire just one person the way people in my group inspire me id be happy!

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Friday, 7 August 2015

Thursday Weigh In

I've maintained the past two weeks so safe to say I was ecstatic with a 3.5lb weight loss last night, giving me my Club 10, 1.5 stone award AND a little suprise of Slimmer Of The Week. Couldn't do it without my amazing group and consultant keeping me on track with fresh ideas and inspiration!

1.5lbs needed to get my interim target now!

Running out of room on my fridge!

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

SW Beef Burgers

I was ridiculously skeptical about the quality of the SW Burgers especially when it said fry from frozen, but I was really suprised with them! They were lovely! My only comment would be that they were a little dry, but if you are putting relish etc on your burger then it is fine! Would definately buy these again!

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Strawberries!

Snacking on SW has never been so easy. I live on strawberries a lot of the time which is awesome because they're a speed fruit. Got a new little gadget to slice them up from ebay for just over £1, bargain!
having them with yoghurt & a sprinkle of cinammon is one of my favourite snacks. And all free!


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Snacking

It's easy to stay on track when you get to snack on things like this, a simple bowl of oranges, strawberries & a muller light cheesecake inspired yoghurt (1 syn) but worth it!

Monday, 3 August 2015

Sunday, 2 August 2015

Curry Loaf

Ingredients:

1 tin of asda chickpea dhal (free)
1 packet asda curry flavour rice (1 1/2 syns)
3 eggs whisked
diced onions and peas (optional)

Method:

Cook the rice as per instructions
Mix all the ingredients together
Bake in a lined loaf tin or as muffins on 180 for about 30 mins until golden

1 1/2 syns for the lot
I got 8 small and 6 large muffins out of this mixture.

Saturday, 1 August 2015

SW Race For Life

So today was the day. 

Powered through horrific rain and did race for life organised by our consultant Tori. Haven't got a final found raising amount as yet but super proud we managed to finish it despite the horrible weather!