If this week's food diary doesn't convince you Slimming World is the best, I don't know what will!

I'm not quite sure how it happened but I lost 2lbs this week - and when you read my food diary below, you'll understand why I am so shocked.  I said in last week's blog that I wouldn't lose any more weight from then until the new year, with the Christmas party season being well and truly upon us.  And I genuinely thought that would be the case.

Instead, I managed to eat out three times (eating and drinking what I wanted each time) and still lose 2lbs!

A impromptu visit to Frankie and Benny's on Friday saw all my Slimming World beliefs go out the window when I decided I'd have a pizza. I did, however, ask for extra peppers and onion to increase the speeds - but it was futile, let's be honest. I also had a side salad, which was basically a bowl of lettuce.

If that wasn't bad enough, I followed it that evening with a large glass of white wine - right there I thought the wheels had well and truly come off this week.

I stuck to plan as best I could the rest of the week, but I knew it would be hard as we had two meals out on two consecutive days.

I had wine on Sunday with my meal, a mojito on Monday - I was not looking forward to those scales on Wednesday.  But, obviously, my food choices for the rest of my meals were good because I still managed a 2lb loss - taking my total loss to 1st 4.5lbs!!  My BMI is now 24.8 - which is finally back into a 'normal' weight (only just, but I'll take that).

This week I needed to lose 1.5lbs to get my 'Club 10' (which means I've lost 10 per cent of my starting weight).  I didn't think I was going to get it before Christmas, but low and behold I did!

If this week doesn't show how great Slimming World can be, and how you can still eat everything you want and enjoy going out and having a drink, I don't know what does.

I personally don't think the scales were working right, as I'm still in a state of disbelief.

Below is my weight loss progress so far.  Yes, I weighed that much when I started.  Tom told me the other day how much he weighs and, to my horror, when I started Slimming World I weighed more than him!!!!! If I hadn't already started Slimming World, that would have been all the motivation I needed to get there.

The green line is my Club 10 target, the purple is my final personal target

Looking at the graph, I should be at target for around mid-February.  That's obviously presuming I'll continue with the same average weight loss between now and then - which won't happen with Christmas and New Year.  There's also Tom's birthday to come in January.  So it will probably be more March time by the time I reach target.

I know I said this last week, but I definitely won't have a loss this week.

Last night I had three glasses of prosecco (4.5 syns per glass) and a few nibble bits from a buffet, so that's not really a great start.  It's also officially Christmas now, and I'm not going to deprive myself of nice food.  I've done so well in the six weeks I have been going to Slimming World, I can have one week where I have a little gain.  

My friend came round the other night and did my nails and said she's going to follow my food diaries each week to try and lose weight.  I maybe wouldn't recommend following this one, as there must have been some sort of miracle behind my losing weight!

I hope everyone has a lovely, food-filled Christmas and a very merry, boozy New Year!  That's certainly what I will be doing - a whole 1st 4.5lbs lighter than I would have been if I'd not joined Slimming World :)

Week six food diary

Day One

Breakfast: Overnight oats (35g porridge oats [HEB] with fat free natural yoghurt and frozen summer fruits)
Dinner: Chicken and speed salad
Snack: Caramel shortbread (18 syns)
Snack: Apple and pear
Tea: Chicken, lemon and garlic casserole with carrots, green beans and new potatoes.

Day Two:

Breakfast: Overnight oats
Dinner: Homemade SW butternut squash soup
Snack: Apple and pear
Snack: Melon, strawberries, apple, grapes and pomegranate 
Tea: Bruschetta and pizza at Frankie and Benny's (probably about 50-60 syns)
Drink: A large glass of white wine (12 syns)

Day Three:

Breakfast: Apple
Dinner: none
Tea: King Prawns cooked in garlic butter and fresh chilli served with rice and new potatoes

Day Four:

Breakfast: Poached eggs on one slice of wholemeal toast (HEB) with lean, fat free bacon, beans and loads of spinach.
Dinner: Jacket potato with tuna (1 syn for extra light mayo) and sweetcorn and a speed salad.
Tea: Antipasti meats (1/2 a syn per slice, so probably about 8 syns), pasta in tomato sauce with courgette, broccoli, spinach, mushroom and sugar snap peas, and tiramisu (7 syns)
Drink: Two large glasses of rose (18 syns)

Day Five:

Breakfast: Melon
Dinner: Leftover tuna and sweetcorn (1 syn for extra light mayo) with a speed salad
Snack: Cherry tomatoes
Snack: Apple and pear
Tea: Steak with carrots, greens and chips (6 syns)
Drink: Mojito (guessing about 8 syns)

Day Six:

Breakfast: Summer fruits in fat free natural yoghurt
Dinner: Chicken and speed salad
Snack: Apple and pear
Tea: SW easy chicken curry with spicy broccoli and green beans
Snack: 3 Celebrations (6 syns)
Snack: 1 champagne truffle (3 syns)

Day Seven: (weigh day)

Breakfast: Poached eggs with spinach and baked beans
Lunch: Carrot batons, salad, chicken breast and 4 chicken satay sticks (1/2 a syn each)
Snack: Apple and pear

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