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.
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.
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!
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.
We also went to see a few friends – such an epic time was had!!
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.
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.
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.
Fruit Salad – Strawberries, raspberries, melon and orange. Usually make up a big tub, and pop it in the fridge for use during the week.
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.
My fav Salmon Dish, and mega easy to make. Syn free, and mega tasty.
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!
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.
Syn Free Souvlaki Chicken Thighs with a very large side salad!
I adore Syn Free Souvlaki Chicken, and decided to use some Chicken Thighs we had lingering in the freezer.
Love using my HEB on this Syn Free Cheesy Garlic bread. So tasty!
Melon & a cup of coffee (again!)
Orange & grapefruit and a big cup of coffee!
Left over Syn Free Dirty Rice – keeps in the fridge, tastes amazing cold!
Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad was in the fridge, so used it up!
Brunch – we just tend to throw what ever speed food we have in the fridge in a pan, and serve with bacon!
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.
A whole punnet of Cherries. Why can they not be speed food?! I could demolish kg’s of the things!!
Full english – see above!
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!
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.
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
1x Fruit (1)
1x Protein Food Shop Chipolatas (1)
Syn Free Chilli and Lime Baked Salmon (leftovers) (2)
Syn Free Orzo Primavera Pasta Salad (4)
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