17/02/2016

Half a pound off this week and creeping closer to target

This is the first week I've understood how it's possible to maintain. I've either had big losses, or a gain or a couple of pounds, never maintained or had a little change. I've kept saying 'how the hell do you not lose or gain big?' - I just didn't get it!

This week I lost half a pound and was chuffed.

My weight still starts with a 10, so I could've put on half a pound and still been happy!!

But I did expect a gain this week. Whilst the majority of my meals have been SW friendly, I've had a few high Syn days and a few naughty treats. Sunday, for example, I lost count of the number of Celebrations I had so just stopped at five on my food diary. Bit naughty.

We had a meal out too and the Morrisons Valentine's meal deal so syns from that were all guesses (probably a bit lower than reality but I was trying to make myself feel better!)

Aside from that, I've been very on it. The pots from Tesco of courgette/carrot/butternut squash spaghetti, cauliflower rice and vegetable rice are amazing. I've been stocking up on them each week making sure they are piled high on my plate to get the speeds in. Best thing about them is they are on 3 for 2 and just £1 each - a bargain!!! They're big servings too and definitely stretch to two of you. Perfect for people like me without a spiralizer.

I haven't been too imaginative with meals this week, the only new recipe I tried was the red Thai curry pork which was really nice! I got that recipe out of the new SW magazine and it was really easy.

I've felt I've struggled with breakfasts a bit this week, not wanting to use my HEB on toast or oats but being a bit stuck with what else to have. I've found myself having eggs and spinach which is quite tasty but a bit boring every day, so my mission this next week is to find some good breakfasts! Suggestions are welcome!

I'm now just six pounds away from my target so, theoretically, could be there by the beginning of March if I lose three pounds for the next two weeks. I'm not going to put pressure on myself to do that, though, as I feel if I pressure myself I'll not get there then I'll be disappointed. Besides, there's no rush to get there. I said to myself at Christmas I wanted to be at target for Easter and I can quite easily, I think, achieve that.

Positive mental attitude (and lots of speeds!)

Week 14 food diary

Day one:

Breakfast: Bacon and egg sandwich in two slices of wholemeal bread (HEB)
Dinner: Chicken salad (lettuce, red onion, carrot and tomatoes)
Snack: One packed of Hula Hoops Puft crisps (3.5 syns)
Snack: Strawberries and a pear
Tea: Speed-filled bolognese on a bed of courgetti and butternut squash spaghetti
Syns for the day: 3.5

Day two:

Breakfast: Baked oats with 50g raspberries (1/2 syn for them cooked) and a pile of strawberries on the side
Dinner: Ham salad (lettuce, spinach, red onion and red peppers)
Snack: One packed of Hula Hoops Puft crisps (3.5 syns)
Snack: Apple and pear
Tea: Thai red curry pork (2 syns) with chilli and garlic cauliflower rice
Snack: 22.5g of Dairy Milk 'puddles' hazelnut (5.5 syns)
Syns for the day: 11.5

Day three:

Breakfast: Bacon, poached eggs, baked beans, two slices of wholemeal toast (HEB) and a massive pile of spinach.
Dinner: SW roasted tomato and basil soup
Tea: (Meal out) Antipasti meats (4.5 syns), smoked salmon, steak and chips (est. 6 syns), chocolate tasting plate (est. 15 syns)
Drink: Two glasses of prosecco (9 syns)
Syns for the day: Approx. 34.5

Day four:

Breakfast: Bacon, poached eggs, baked beans, two slices of wholemeal toast (HEB) and a massive pile of spinach.
Dinner: Jacket potato with speed-vegetable cous cous (pot from Tesco) mixed with a tin of tuna
Snack: Five celebrations (15 syns)
Tea: Cheese soufflé (est. 10 syns), steak with mixed green veg medley, and profiteroles with caramel sauce (10 syns)
Drink: Two glasses of prosecco (9 syns)
Syns for the day: 44

Day five:

Breakfast: Poached eggs on a bed of spinach leaves
Snack: Apple
Dinner: Leftover speed-veg cous cous and tuna
Snack: Apple and pear
Tea: Turkey and courgette meatballs with a speed-vegetable sauce served with courgetti
Syns for the day: 0

Day six:

Breakfast: Strawberries, raspberries, cranberries, redcurrants, blackberries and blueberries with fat free natural yoghurt.
Snack: Apple
Dinner: SW roasted tomato and basil soup with two leftover meatballs
Tea: Speed-filled and swede-topped cottage pie with broccoli, carrots and green beans
Syns for the day: 0

Day seven:

Breakfast: Melon
Snack: Apple
Dinner: SW roasted tomato and basil soup
Snack: Pear
**Had tea after I'd been weighed**
Syns for the day: 0

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