Day 3

Another great food day yesterday.

I had scrambled eggs with the remainder of my smoked salmon for breakfast, then leftover chilli for lunch, topped with 30g of Cheddar (Healthy Extra A choice).  Dinner was a turkey, bacon and thyme hotpot, from an old magazine, which was just 1 Syn.  I had it served with mashed potato and steamed carrots and sliced runner beans.  There was masses of it, so I have leftovers for lunch today.

I had thought that Wednesday evening could be a challenge.  I’m an avid fan of The Apprentice, and have always enjoyed it with a few glasses of wine (called in our house ‘Apprentice Wine’).  Last night was going to be the first time we’d not had Apprentice Wine, and I was aware that I might find myself wishing I had some.  Instead of the wine, though, I had some Apprentice Black Tea and a couple of Rocky Road Hi-Fi bars (Healthy Extra B choice).  And it was fine – no wine cravings at all!

I also got some more Body Magic in last night – 30 minutes swimming, and another 500m knocked off the Channel swim challenge that I’m doing.  I’m up over 9 miles done now, so progress is definitely being made!

For photos of yesterday’s food, head on over to my Instagram page (link in the header).

Day 1

So, I went along and rejoined Slimming World last night, and what a difference from last Monday it was!  Rachel’s enthusiasm and positivity is so infectious, and I am totally determined that this is it – I can do this!  I came away from group with a smile on my face and a spring in my step, and I’m already looking forward to next week!  My starting weight is 16 stone 8.5lb – not as bad as I’d feared, but there’s a long road ahead.

Yesterday’s food was lovely as well.  I had a couple of boiled eggs for breakfast, some pasta mixed with cooked chicken, mushrooms, red onions, cherry tomatoes and some fat free fromage frais for lunch, and then dinner was an old Weight Watchers meal called Eastern Salmon, which is a salmon fillet in a honey, soy sauce and Chinese five spice marinade.  We had it served with sautéed new potatoes and a mixture of veg, and it was awesome.  I finished the day on just 0.5 Syns, simply because I was full after dinner and was also tired and wanted an early night, so I just didn’t need to use any more than that.  And the things I’m most proud of – no alcohol at all, and no Clover with my new potatoes!

Day 1 is done.  Bring on day 2!