Day 7 More fruit and veg wanted? Yes please

Breakfast
Melon, grapes, kiwi and a banana

Lunch

Spinach, lettuce, Cucumber, tomatoes, red pepper, 1 boiled egg, 2 bacon medallions and some low fat cottage cheese

Dinner

Ratouille with courgettes, onion, mushrooms, leek, peppers, tinned toms, black eyed beans, chickpeas chicken stock

I think there is a strong possibility I may sprout leaves!!! I’ve drank pints of water (and not a drop of wine), had no extra off limits treats, just a bowl of freshly popped corn and an additional banana. 

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No point wonders…. fruit and veg!! 

Lunch-Tuna salad

Includes: lettuce, tuna, tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, spring onion, 1 egg, a few olives, capers and balsamic vinegar. just 4 tasty points.

Breakfast-Fruity breakfast
 

Breakfast: melon, banana, grapes and a little defrosted red fruit 0 points.

Dinner-Asda stir fry
 

Asda chilli sauce, garlic and chilli stir fry, egg fried noodles and extra mange tout. 4 portion which makes lunch for tomorrow. Just 9 points.

I’m back in business, back to chopping, peeling, boiling, weighing, measuring, and watching every morsel that goes into my mouth…. I’m going for the ‘greengrocers gut’ look, fruit and veg galore, with plenty of water (been on the toilet most of the day!). May only be day 2 but I’m in the zone!!! I have had 2 small wines but have measured them and they are only 3 points a glass…. (120ml) hallelujah!!! so onward and upward… here I come!! 

Snack-Wine measure

2 x small 120 mls of merlot 6very worthy points

End of the day:

Day 2

Flippin heck, I’ve only gone and jumped ship!!!

I pondered for a good 30 minutes then took the drastic step and went over to the dark side!!! I’m pretty scared, it’s new territory and I’m totally lost at present but I’ll make it through I’m sure!!

I have come to the decision, I’m just a gannet!! I pile the freebies onto my plate and I have not been honestly accounting for a dash of mayo, an extra chocolate out the box… so something drastic had to happen.

My weight is sneakily creeping up (not helped by love of weekend alcohol) and I’m no spring chicken… the older I have got the more difficult it is to shift the pounds…

So for £12.95, I’ve committed to a month of online WW… still getting my head round the smart points but I have a quota (30 a day) and also a flexible 28 for use as and when needed. I have an online diary and know for me, recording it visibly works.. so maybe… possibly it’ll work… I’ll keep you posted of course!!!

Wish me luck 😬!!!

Day 1

Savoury rice..? Yes please…

Wanted to make the crispy chicken again as  felt a little ‘tatta’d out. ( too many potatoes). so here goes for the savoury rice recipe and it was delicious.. have plenty left for both hubby and I’s lunches tomorrow..

Here’s how it was made,

  • 1 onion
  • I red pepper
  • 1/2 cauliflower broken into florets
  • A handful of sliced mushrooms
  • A handful of frozen peas
  • A left over bag of mange tout
  • 2 tspns turmeric
  • 2 knorr veg stockpots
  • 600 MLS hot water
  • 300g basmati rice

I fried the onions, peppers and mushrooms in frylite, then added the rest of the ingredients in the PKP and set for 12 minutes…

Result.. gorgeous!!

Day 41 

I’m still hanging in there though lost my way a little over the past few days, not hugely but enough to not dare document in my food diary… onward and upwards… I’ve had a great few days though; off to a comedy show on Friday, and then had a few drinks afterwards and a bit of a dance, and was home by 2:30 am ( omg!!), then had a smashing lazy Saturday, and a chilled Sunday, and now back on track.

The dog has still been walked I hasten to add, and  I’ve cooked a healthy dinner today of Cottage pie with butternut and potato mash on the top, so bad but not evil!!! 

Roll on tomorrow, planners done and I’m ready for a healthy week! 

Big Mac in a bowl 


We were’t sure what to have for dinner, and being that I’ve not been in the slimming world frame of mind lately, I was thinking a take away?, some junk food? Then I thought, hmm I’d try the Big Mac in a bowl and see if it satisfies my synful cravings and it did, so filling with masses of lettuce yet tasty enough to make you think you’re being a little naughty….

So if you’re thinking, hmmm maybe,…  You Will Need

  • 1 packet of extra lean steak mince (5% fat or less)
  • 1 chopped onion
  • A little Garlic and seasoning

With oodles of this on your plates…

  • pickles (gherkins). As many as you like.
  • Lashings and lashings of chopped Iceberg Lettuce
  • Cucumber slices
  • Tomato slices
  • Dairlea Light Processed Cheese or similar. 4 slices (Healthy Extra A) We had Stilton though.
  • 2 tbsp extra-light mayo ( 2 syns)

Method
1. Chop onion and add fry in frylite to soften, then add the mince. Add salt and pepper and a little garlic and cook until it becomes a little crispy ( not over cooking).

2. Layer the plate with plenty of crispy iceberg lettuce.

3. When the mince and onion have cooked,  spread the mince on top of the lettuce on the plate.

4. Add the tomatoes, cucumber and gherkins. Crumble or Tear up the slices of cheese and add the cheese pieces on top.

6. Serve with actifried chips and Enjoy.

Day 38

Can you believe it, I’ve had a real breakfast this morning! Fruit and bran flakes with a banana and milk. Not bad, I still wanted my lunch from 11am onwards, But there again, I’m a greedy gannet!

For lunch I had made my egg fried rice which I also had for dinner too. At lunch time this was followed by melon and blueberries and this evening, I’ve held off a little as baking for tomorrow.

Snacks have been 1/2 a white chocolate and raspberry muffin to try it out and 1/2 a lemon drizzle cake (needed to taste test as they are gluten free and wanted to check they were still edible.. they’re actually okay believe it or not). I’ve also had a kitkat. I’ve had my he A and B and not gone too crazy with my syns… not a bad day… and tomorrow is Thursday already!!!