Friday, 30 October 2015

Weigh Day

I am ecstatic that I managed to lose 4.5lbs this week. Determination paid off! But also a little gutted it wasn't 1 extra lb so i'd get my 2 stone! Ah well, next week!!!

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Stewed Steak

Had a tin of the stewed steak so decided to use it as it was, and added a load of winter veg so I was still getting my speed! Absolutely lovely and a yummy winter meal!
ALL SYN FREE


Make sure you check the syns in yours as some are quite high! I used the ASDA Chosen By You Stewed Steak (brown tin) and mine was SYN FREE!

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Chicken & Tomato Soup

This recipe is freezer friendly too!

Ingredients

1 onion peeled and finely chopped
2 carrots peeled and grated
2 lean back bacon, all fat removed, cut into small pieces
2 chicken breasts cut into thin strips
600g chopped tomatoes
400ml chicken stock
1tbsp chopped rosemary
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
Salt & pepper to taste
Parsley to garnish

Method
Place the onion, carrots and bacon in a saucepan and stir fry for 2-3 mins. 
Add chicken, tomatoes, stock, rosemary and lemon zest/juice. 
Bring to boil and cover then simmer on medium heat for 15 mins stirring occasionally. Season to taste and sprinkle with chopped parsley then serve.


Perfect for those wintery days where you want something more substantial than just soup!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Nescafe Mint Mochas

Found these in my local ASDA and needed a new hot chocolate to try. Love them! Synning them at 4.5 syns as they aren't on the app yet but would highly recommend!

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Weight Gain

So tonight I gained 2lbs. I half expected it after the terrible week. Back on plan now and this photo has given me the boost I needed, took it earlier and its a dress I didnt wear for ages because I didn't feel comfortable in it. And now its almost too big! Feeling positive about the week ahead and going to be completely on plan!

Also NEW HIFI BARS ARE YUM!
Anyone else tried them yet?




Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Cinnamon Swirls


It's literally just a chilled sheet of Jus-roll pastry (61 syns) or you can use the light one for 53, then in a bowl mix 2tbsp sweetener with 2 tbsp cinnamon, add a little water to make a paste and then spread it across the pastry. 

I divided the pastry into two to make the small ones for taster but you don't have to. 

Then you simple roll it up and pop it in the freezer for 5/10 mins as it's easier to cut. 

Take it out and cut into as many pieces as you want then bake for approx 10 mins on 180 degrees. 

Or until golden brown. They're lovely. 

I managed to make 60 small ones for taster making it 1 syn each but you can adjust accordingly :) 

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Flexi Syns

It was my others halfs birthday on Saturday... which ended with us having a Dominos (about 50 syns worth to be exact), I then spent Sunday/Monday in London... managed to have some baked oats before I left, but then I ended up having a decent meal on Sunday night then Burger King on Monday for convenience! Back on plan now and trying to limit the damage before Thursday! It can be done... I hope! You can normally flexi syn and it works, but I think I've already blown my weekly allocation so just going to make the best choices I can!

Friday, 16 October 2015

Weigh Day treat




Thursdays are my SW Weigh In but also the night that my OH is out so I find it really useful to use the time to read a recipe book or just my SW weigh book, but when a new mag is out I tend to use my night reading that, like yesterday. Amazing transformation stories and it's made me feel a lot more positive about this week going forward.

I help out managing our FB Group and help members who struggle with things on the website, just because I'm a bit more technically minded than my consultant, and it frees up some of her time, and last night she gave me these flowers just to say thankyou.
I was so touched! Such a lovely thing to do!
X

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Weigh Day

-1lb which I definately wasn't expecting after feeling crappy all week.
definately need to shake things up and start cooking different meals, feel like i'm eating the same meals all the time.
What's everyones favourite thing to make?

x

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Baked Oats

I get bored of overnight oats really easy, but this is a lovely alternative.
Basically just combined my 35g oats with a toffee muller light and baked in the oven for 20 mins, definately better enjoyed hot, I just had another toffee muller and sliced strawberries on top with a drizzle of honey for 2 syns.
YUM.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

SW Meals - Review

I tried the Beef Saag and the Chicken Saag this weekend, and they were both lovely! I would definately recommend them and would love to try the recipes on the back! The meat just fell apart in the Beef one and the Chicken one wasn't too spicy either. Yum! Definately felt like a good fakeaway option!

Have you got a favourite yet?



Sunday, 11 October 2015

SW Breakfast

Keeping it simple this morning!

Bacon - no fat, syn free sausages, scrambled egg and chopped tomatoes.
Just 2 syns for my HP sauce!

Lovely and filling start to the day!

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Face To Face Friday!

#facetoface #facetofacefriday 3 stone difference in pictures.

I seem to lose weight from my face before anywhere else so I can't see a massive difference like I thought I would! Still, heading in the right direction!

Friday, 9 October 2015

Weigh Day!

So last night I lost 1lb. I know some people would feel deflated after being on plan aaaaalllll week. But i'm not, and this is why...

I was using Kingsmill 400g wholemeal loaf as my he B choice most days as I would have soup or a sandwich at lunch, something made me check it yesterday and I found out it was no longer a B choice and they were 3 syns each, which meant I had been going WAY over on my syns! Was actually expecting a gain so I think to get a loss is a miracle! It's definately worth checking every so often guys even if just to protect your losses!
I also bought this new book for some new inspiration and ideas, hoping to batch cook some treats and soup this weekend to help me stay on track!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Lunch time!

I made a soup using one of those prepped vegs packs from asda, and it was vile! would definately rather make my own! so having to use ALL my fruit, blancmange and yoghurt for my lunch today! Feeling good and staying on plan!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Weekends & Not Being Well

Saturday was my hardest day this weekend, I really wanted to just eat rubbish because I felt rubbish. Even though I knew it wouldnt make me feel better. Instead I managed to throw together some pasta and meatballs and made enough for 3 portions which have already gone! Packed full of speed and thoroughly enjoyed it. Desperately want to be in the next stone range on Thursday! Got a zumba class tonight, first time for everything!
X

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Onion Bhaji Recipe

Ingredients

1 sweet potato
1 red onion
1 white onion
1 tablespoon of curry powder
1 egg

Method


Grate the sweet potato
Spray onions with frylight and cook until brown
Mix in a bowl with sweet potato
Add a pinch of salt and the curry powder
Add half the beaten egg and mix together
Spray a baking tray and spoon the mixture in balls
Cook in oven at 200 degrees for 25 mins turning halfway
Leave a little longer to get them crispy!


Friday, 2 October 2015

Weigh In

So last night I weighed in, I was hoping to shift the 4lb I gained from my hols, I only got 2.5lbs but I was happy as I've had no appetite for half of the week due to being ill so I'm suprised I didn't gain!

Want 2lb next week to be the lightest I've been in years!

Time for new recipes and to get back to the gym!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Biscuit Fix!


Decided to make a few new things to mix it up a bit. First on my list was these lovely biscuits from the Christmas book, I didnt decorate them so they are only approx 1 syn each and great for dipping in your brew!