My Epic Slimming World Week -13.5lb

I had a pretty good week this week, much needed after bobbing around at the same weight loss for a few months. When you’re busy in the kitchen all day, it’s so tempting to pick at things – and that we do.

my epic slimming world week

Also been stuck in a little rut, you know… when things don’t go your way on the scales, yet you know you haven’t stuck to plan 100%. You start to doubt things – grind yourself down and feel like you’ve lost your mojo.

I know that the Slimming World Plan Works – so I decided to have a “first week”. When everything you do is right on plan!

We had a few business meetings down south, so decided to make a little road trip of it.

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The view from our room was lovely!

I work 10am – 3am most days flitting between the Facebook group, coming up with new dishes and fixing/breaking the site, so a break was needed!

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Would have been wrong not to sample the cocktail menu – lime is speed food after all 🙈

I felt we really needed to let our hair down, and enjoy. But at the same time, making sensible choices, but making amazing memories and to enjoy ourselves.

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We also went to see a few friends – such an epic time was had!!

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We stopped by Vicky Galvin’s Slimming World group, Emma got her first ever Hi-Fi bars!

Weigh in post holiday wasn’t pretty, and I decided to cut & run and not stay to group. That’s never happened before! I just wanted to get home and not only plan, but actually do it.

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We popped in to say hi to Vicky, and gave her a PON apron

Sometimes we hear amazing ideas at group, but never put them into practise.

I was determined to get back on it BIG TIME.

And that I did, weighed in yesterday and had a 13.5lb loss. I’ve been doing Slimming World over a year now and have lost 7 stone.

This journey has not been at all easy. 

My Epic Slimming World Week

Before I get to my food diary for the week, here are a few points that I ALWAYS follow;

  • ALWAYS have half a plate of speed – but not doing SP (doesn’t work for me!!) Lots of beetroot/ red cabbage/ pickled veg / gherkins
  • As much exercise as possible, mainly running round cooking and making recipe videos 😂
  • SYNS – I use all 15 a day. Strawberries & ice-cream, sherbet (for the ice cream!), Nairns crackers, wine, beer and the odd pack of crisps.
  • As I’m usually up late working on the website I tend to avoid eating my Healthy Extras during the day. That way I can have some toast or cereal before I (eventually) get to bed. There’s nothing worse than trying to sleep when you’re feeling peckish!

My Epic Week Food Diary

So here’s my food diary for the week, there’s also a meal plan right at the bottom that will make a shopping list for you too.

Day 1

Breakfast

Fruit Salad – Strawberries, raspberries, melon and orange. Usually make up a big tub, and pop it in the fridge for use during the week.

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Lunch

Sausage Buttie using Protein Food Shop Chipolatas – You have to try Tony’s Sausages! He’s the newest addition to the Pinch Of Nom team, and he also sells Sausages, chicken thighs and a whole load of lean meats.

Tony - My Epic Slimming World Week

Tony will be helping answer fitness questions in our Facebook group. You should go and join!

My Epic Slimming World Week

Dinner

Syn Free Baked Salmon with Chilli & Lime & Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad

My fav Salmon Dish, and mega easy to make. Syn free, and mega tasty.

syn free chilli and lime baked salmon | My Epic Slimming World Week

Syn Free Orzo Primavera again, dead easy! Great to leave in the fridge, and snack on in the day. Keeps very well in the fridge!

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | My Epic Slimming World Week

Day 2

Breakfast

Melon & a cup of coffee. These sweet, tangy twist melon is my favourite melon at the mo, they are SO tasty.

You can get them in Tesco, and we featured them in the weekly new shopping essentials post a few weeks ago.

tesco limited edition melon - My Epic Slimming World Week

Lunch

Syn Free Souvlaki Chicken Thighs with a very large side salad!

Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki and Tzatziki | My Epic Slimming World Week

I adore Syn Free Souvlaki Chicken, and decided to use some Chicken Thighs we had lingering in the freezer.

Dinner

Syn Free Creamy Cajun Pasta & Syn Free Cheesy Garlic Bread – time for some stogy carbs!

Syn Free Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta | My Epic Slimming World Week

Love using my HEB on this Syn Free Cheesy Garlic bread. So tasty!

Syn Free Garlic Bread | My Epic Slimming World Week

Day 3

Breakfast

Melon & a cup of coffee (again!)

tesco limited edition melon - My Epic Slimming World Week

Lunch

Lo-Dough Breakfast Pizza – I bloody love Lo-Dough! 2 Syns a piece, and makes the most perfect pizza base.

Lo-Dough - The 2 Syn Pizza Base - Review | My Epic Slimming World Week

Dinner

Syn Free Dirty Rice v2! A slightly different variation of our Syn free Dirty Rice recipe, it’ll be up on the site soon.

syn free dirty fried rice | My Epic Slimming World Week

Day 4

Breakfast

Orange & grapefruit and a big cup of coffee!

Lunch

Left over Syn Free Dirty Rice – keeps in the fridge, tastes amazing cold!

syn free dirty fried rice | My Epic Slimming World Week

Dinner

Syn Free Shawarma Chicken Kebab & Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad.

Chicken Shawarma - My Epic Slimming World Week

We recently made a Shawarma Chicken Kebab recipe, but I cooked it on a Thuros BBQ (more about these bad boys coming soon!). Oh my word. Amazing!

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad was in the fridge, so used it up!

Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad | My Epic Slimming World Week

Day 5

Breakfast

Melon & Strawberries in a bowl 

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Lunch

Brunch – we just tend to throw what ever speed food we have in the fridge in a pan, and serve with bacon!

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Dinner

Syn Free Rotisserie Chicken with Syn Free Asian Salad

Again another recipe that’s coming soon, again cooked on the Thuros BBQ that we’re trying out. So impressed! Beautiful moist lemon, rosemary and garlic chicken, took an hour and a half in total.

Syn Free Asian Salad. Just really easy to make in advance, and keep in the fridge. Tasty too, so not boring at all.

syn free asian slaw - My Epic Slimming World Week

Day 6

Breakfast

A whole punnet of Cherries. Why can they not be speed food?! I could demolish kg’s of the things!!

Lunch

Full english – see above!

Full english - My Epic Slimming World Week

Dinner

Syn Free Lamb Rogan Josh (coming soon)

This recipe isn’t up yet (it will be very soon!) just beautiful. In the meantime check out our Syn free Chicken Balti Curry, that’s pretty lush too!

Rogan Josh - My Epic Slimming World Week

Snacks

I use all 15 of my Syns every day, so I try and cook as much Syn free things meal-wise, so I have my Syns to use if I need them.

As I mentioned earlier, I tend to use up my Healthy Extras for a late night snack.

My Epic Slimming World Week
My version of Snackables!

Here are some of the things I can’t live without;

  • Fruit – pears (lots!), oranges (lots!!), strawberries & ice-cream (my treat most nights – 5/6 syns), cherries (why can they not be speed?!?!)
  • Souvlaki Chicken/ Cajun Chicken/ Garlic and herb chicken pieces. They keep so well in the fridge.
  • Tinned fish – John West mackerel/tuna
  • Slimming World Snackables (HEA, Nairns Crackers, ham, pickled onions & mini gherkins)

My Epic Slimming World Week Meal Plan & Shopping List

January 1
Saturday
Day 1
January 2
Sunday
Day 2
January 3
Monday
Day 3
January 4
Tuesday
Day 4
January 5
Wednesday
Day 5
January 6
Thursday
Day 6
January 7
Friday
Day 7
Breakfast
1x Fruit (1)
Syn Free Melon & Berry Bowl (2)
Syn Free Melon & Berry Bowl (2)
1x Orange (1)
1x Orange (1)
Syn Free Weekend Brunch (1)
Syn Free Melon & Berry Bowl (2)
1x Cherries (1)
Lunch
1x Protein Food Shop Chipolatas (1)
Syn Free Chicken Souvlaki with Tzatziki (4)
Lo-Dough – The 2 Syn Pizza Base | Slimming World (2)
Syn Free Dirty Rice (leftovers) (4)
1x Cucumber (1)
1x Smoked Salmon slices (1)
Syn Free Weekend Brunch (1)
Syn Free Weekend Brunch (1)
Dinner
Syn Free Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon (leftovers) (2)
Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad (4)
Syn Free Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta (4)
Syn Free Cheesy Garlic Bread (4)
Syn Free Dirty Rice (4)
Syn Free Chicken Shawarma (2)
1x Chicken (1)
1x Saucy Fish Co Frozen Smoked Haddock with Vintage Cheddar and Chive Sauce (1)
Syn Free Chicken Balti (4)
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8 Comments
  1. Wow, this is amazing! Just goes to show if you plan your meals and stick to plan what you are able to achieve. Love Pinch of Nom and well done to you, what a great weight loss. Thank you for sharing x

  2. Well done you!
    Ive been going to SW for 16 month and I seem to be at a brick wall afte losing 30lb. I’ll have to take it back to the start and write everything down again!

  3. This is brilliant!!! I’ve been, very ‘lightly’ attempting SW only for a few weeks but gone totally off plan this last week due to a number of reasons! However I am going to make a big effort to stick to the plan from Monday! Thanks for these ideas, I would be the same and would rather keep syns and HEX for the evening, when I am most likely to fall off the wagon!!

  4. I Would love it if you could help me lose more weight. I’ve been doing SW for 4 weeks now and have lost 10 pounds. So any help I can get is great. I need to lose another 2st going to Italy on the 25th August and will try to keep to plan as much as I can on holiday!!

    Many thanks
    Lily x

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