A Bit of a Panic!

A Bit of a Panic!

So,  tomorrow is weigh in day and I am in a bit of a panic.  I’ve had to eat out TWICE this week – and the first time I was good and swapped fries for jacket potato, but I did have two cocktails, and the 2nd time I had no choice but pizza or tacos, so opted for pizza – only eating 2 slices.  I have been on track the rest of the week.  I made the mistake of weighing myself this evening.  Yesterday morning I was half an lb away from being in the next stone bracket down, today – after food mind you – I am 4.5lbs OVER that bracket and I am in a flap that I won’t have lost anything tomorrow evening 😦

I am going to be lucky if I have lost anything, hell I’ll be lucky if I’ve maintained!  I have mixed up the diet a bit this week and eaten a lot of pasta, which I normally steer away from, so maybe that won’t suit me at all.

No point in worrying but I so desperately want to do well!  SIGH! WISH ME LUCK FOR TOMORROW!

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Weigh Day Number 2!

Weigh Day Number 2!

HAYYY YOU GUIIIIIIISE – I DID IT!  I lost 3lbs this week to get to my first half a stone and just 2 weeks in! Now, I do have a lot to lose (well, a few stone) but I am so so so so CHUFFED!

I got my nifty little sticker and they asked if I wanted a certificate and of course I was all HELLL YEAH! I want to document my achievements so that it spurs me on!   If I get to 1stone lost I get a present (not from Slimming World, obvs) – so that is motivation in itself! Well that and you know, being healthy and shit.

Apparently I have lost the equivalent of 30 sticks of butter, I did say I wonder if I ate 30 sticks of butter if I’d put 7lbs on, and then it was suggested I use Nangerine™ (you know, that butter you used to have at your Nans that tasted like cheap margarine but wasn’t? Yeah I trademarked that – REALLY REALLY) – but I think I’ll give it a miss.

I did keep a diary this week and I was quite surprised by the fact that I lost as much because I thought I ate a lot!

My typical day consists of fruit when I wake up and a fizzy drink (soz water, you just don’t cut it) – then I have a skinny latte/capp around 10am at work, at around 10.30 I have my overnight oats (god bless them) and then I have my lunch which is usually syn free, or just a handful of syns and then at night I cook something, I’ve had mince, chicken and even garlic bread this week – and I also had a whole bottle of low calorie wine (yum) at my besties for catch up night along with crackers, cheese and meats that were not syn free in any way shape or form so I am over the moon!

One thing I did do last week was make my own SW Donuts:

I was very skeptical – but they turned out great.  Recipe is:

  • 1 Wholemeal Roll (I used my HExB)
  • Filling if desired (I used 1.5 syns of Jam)
  • Frylight
  • Sweetner

You poke a hole in the roll, fill with your filling (or I guess you could cut the roll with a cutter and make ring donuts, no filling needed and less syns), spray with frylight, roll in sweetner and then lob in a hot oven (about 180/200) for around 10 mins.  VOILA!

I was so surprised at how good it tasted, I really did just expect it to taste like a hot jam sandwich.  I guess if you can’t use your HExB it is a hefty synned treat at around 6syns depending on your size of roll, but hey – it’s lower than a regular donut!

I am excited for next weeks weigh in now, I just hope I keep it up – I’d be happy (I wouldn’t really) with 1lb a week, lose a stone and a bit before Christmas!  I know I need to up my exercise but I always feel better doing that after I’ve shifted a few lbs, my knees are not the best.

ANYWAY! YAY!

My NEMESIS…

My NEMESIS…

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That’s right, I have found my dieting nemesis.  It goes by the delicious, deadly name of.. CAKE BATTER.  I love to bake, I really do.. I don’t do it often though as my kitchen makes me want to stab small holes into people with a knitting needle.  I did, however, bake last week on Thursday so I had some tasty treats to take to a friends for coffee we had planned.   I could have been sensible  but I chose flavour over calorie content.  I found the most delicious recipe that involves adding not just butter, but oil to your cakes but it makes them so soft and tasty!

The cakes themselves I can leave alone  but in the gooey, gloopy format of batter – I am weak.   I made sure that bowl was clean, like I even found my scraper and I scraped that bowl the the last inch of it’s plastic life and I ate the batter. I am not ashamed (ok, a little ashamed) – but it was so damn good. SO DAMN GOOD!  I then had to try a cake, of course… and then to be polite I had to eat one while I was at my friends!

To be honest I was good for the rest of the day, I barely ate anything with calorie content but apparently that was enough to send me into a bit of a spin, and ok, I did lose.. I lost 0.5 lb, which is so much better than a gain of course, but it did set me back a little.

It’s my own fault, my willpower can be shocking – especially at weekends if I go for a drink, I can’t just stop at one! Last weekend proves this – went in to a speakeasy word of mouth secret bar that had 10 coctktails on the menu, of course we had to try them all. I only had three full ones but then I went onto another bar and had 3 more, and I can’t even remember what I had at the last one but it involved pints of cider.  BAD BAD BAD!   The first cocktails also included things like butter, and jam… so yeah, it was kinda like eating a really weird alcoholic cake – except not.

I had fun though, and I suffered yesterday and just wanted to sleep all day – but I think its out of my system now, the caking, the drinking.. I just want to be healthy and lose more this week, so hold onto your hats, VEGETABLES, I am coming for you.

Toast and Jam Muffin

Toast and Jam Muffin

So, Greggs – you know, Greggs the Baker which sells an array of tasty yet so bad for you goodies (as well as some better for you ones) – I noticed yesterday on my trip to get my youngest a sandwich that they were selling Toast and Jam Muffins.  WHAT?

WHAT??

Yes.  Toast flavoured muffin.  Bread flavoured cake. Whatever next?  Being a good girl, I didn’t buy one but I was intrigued, so being the wonderful brother he is (and lover of cakes) my older brother got one today at tea break (yeah we work in the same place) and he let both myself and my WW work companion buddy try a bit.  Just a small bit, and tbh that was enough.  It was ok, tasted a bit like eating a baguette with no butter on it, so pretty much just dry bread.  The muffin itself seemed a lot denser than a regular muffin, so really all Greggs have done is created a Bruffin or some Mufread, Mread, whatever you want to call it.  I can’t say I am dying to try it again, he, however, seemed happy with his purchase.

I came away with just a Skinny Capp and I had a Banana for breakfast, so I won’t be partaking in cake.   I had a super filling Dinner last night though.  I had a bunch of points left as I’d eaten soup again for Lunch and I ended up having four slices of 50/50 – toasted – with 2 scrambled eggs and some cooked plum tomatoes, it was lovely and so so filling!  I am really hoping to lose again this week but I am not sure if my weekend hindered me,  only a few days to find out.

I need to buy new jeans, so I am hoping to have lost a dress size.  I also hope to win the lottery and that David Boreanez will sweep me off my feet, think the chances of all are pretty slim by the weekend.  Damn it.

Tuesday… again.

Tuesday… again.

I have mentioned before Tuesdays are my nemesis.  They are my longest day out of the house and dinner seems to fall apart, I had every intention of putting something in the slow cooker today, but I didn’t.  So there.

Yesterday I went out with my mum too, and I hadn’t eaten that many points during the day, which left me with over 14 to use at night, which at 8pm doesn’t fill me with joy as I try not to eat too much past 7.30pm.  I didn’t know what I wanted, I made soup to bring to work today which was Cauliflower, Broccoli and Cabbage – which of course was 0 points, it tasted a little… green… so I threw 4 points worth of Light Philly into it and it creamed it up and made it taste DELICIOUS! But still, thats only 1 point per serving so THAT was no good.

What is a fat girl to to when her fridge is filled with 0 point items?! I could have had a chocolate bar,  or ten packets of crisps (ok maybe 2) or cake, oh god yes cake.  But I really fancied a Crisp Sandwich, and I was like NO HEATHER, NO YOU CAN’T… but you know what? I could and I did and I bloody loved it.  Four slices of Crustless 50/50, a light spread of butter to cement all that crap together and 1 packet of Weightwatchers Crinkle Cut Crisps. GOD – IT WAS SO GOOD.

I was puffed up like a peacock all yeahhhh mothertruckers I am on a DIET and here I am scoffing a Crisp Sandwich, ALL PRAISE THE CRISP SANDWICH.

Just another victory for a fat girl eating what she wants as long as she sticks to the rules, Diet 0 – Heather 1.

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Well! I HAD A LOSS!  I wasn’t sure what to expect, I went all week and didn’t feel too hungry, I didn’t cut anything out.. I drank a LOT of Port one evening.   But I still managed a loss.  I don’t know what to put it down to, I think the fact if I snacked I made sure I snacked on fruit, or I drank water.  Instead of heading for the crisps or chocolate I had a banana or an apple.  I also made a vat of low point soup which was REALLY filling.  So my Soupmaker is now in use a lot more.   I did, however, celebrate my loss in style with more Booze, but I managed to not eat everything in sight the next day, I only have myself to blame if I don’t lose this week, but it was a really good boost to know that I can do it, and I can do it without cutting lots out.

Today I had Melba Toasts and Light Philly for lunch and it filled a hole, needed some salad to go with it really but I was too busy watching scenes from Grand Theft Auto happening in my street at 7am to worry about it, and by the time that was all over and the PoPoRozzers had left the vicinity, I had to get my kids ready and my lunch was just shoved in a bag!

I am super happy with  my first week loss, and I hopefully, shall continue! ❤