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What a week!  From one extreme to the other.  From Monday’s weigh in to Thursday night I was doing fine.  The scales showed I’d dropped 1 – 1.5lbs.  Yay me!  Friday morning I woke up feeling peckish.  I cooked my breakfast (all in the oven) and sat down to eat.  After 3 mouthfuls I felt absolutely stuffed.  However, I forced myself to finish it all – gotta put fuel in the engine.  Lunchtime saw the same thing; stuffed after a few mouthfuls.  Really?!?!?!?!  Then the afternoon arrived.

I spent most of the afternoon grazing and munching – on good stuff.  Friday evening is usually takeaway night here and I was going to be so good – as good as you can be with these things – but my willpower had gone into hiding and I ended up scoffing half a 12″ meaty pizza (thick crust, lotsa meats and a bbq sauce) in no time at all.  And still felt hungry.  (When am I going to learn that, these days, I need the veg stuff to keep the hunger at bay – not that it worked that well earlier in the day).  So I figured I was in serious refuelling mode after my very active week.

Saturday morning came and the scales bitch-slapped me.  4lbs on!!!!!!!  OMG!  That really hit me hard.  I’ve been beating myself up about it ever since.  Saturday’s hunger patterns followed the same path as Friday, except that I made myself a lovey syn-free dinner.

Today I have eaten better at the main meal times but not needed to snack (on fat-free yogurt) to keep the hunger pangs at bay.  What the heck is going on here?

Tomorrow’s weigh in should be interesting.

How I’ve changed

I thought I’d give you a before and after of how my eating habits have changed.


Breakfast – 2 slices of toast with butter.

Lunch – 2 slices of bread with butter and ketchup.  Packet of plain crisps.

Dinner – Meat, sauce, chips (most nights), maybe baked beans or mushrooms.  Large glass of wine.

Snacks if required – biscuit, chocolate

The bread was granary.


Breakfast – at least 3 of the following: 2 chipolata sausages, bacon, eggs (baked in the oven or poached), baked beans, mushrooms, toast (my Healthy B choice).  All baked in the oven with no fat.

Lunch – either salad with cooked meat and cheese (Healthy A choice); or pasta, passata, beans of some kind if not had at breakfast, cooked veg, chicken and cheese (A choice); or home-made vegetable soup made from whatever veg I have in, a chicken stock cube, and seasonings.

Dinner – meat, veg, sauce made with either some of the soup from lunch OR passata, jacket potato/rice/potato wedges, spices and seasonings.  Sometimes a small glass of wine.

Snacks if required – 0% fat natural yoghurt or muller-light yoghurts, a handful of grapes (rarely as I’m not a big fruit fan).  The occasional piece of chocolate but not if I’ve had wine.

So, there’s quite a difference in quality and quantity.  I couldn’t believe how much I was supposed to eat on Slimming World’s plan but it works.  It must do, I’ve lost very nearly a stone.  I don’t feel restricted or that anything is banned.

Another big change is when we go out to eat.  I find myself scanning the menu and seeing how synful the meals are.  OK, there are times when I think “stuff it, I really fancy ….”, but I mostly can’t bring myself to eat something that’s too far off the plan.  If I do succumb to temptation there’s a little voice in my head reminding me that I’ll have to be very good tomorrow to make up for it.  Who’d have thought that the guilt-trip would already be so entrenched.

Lasagne tortilla chips

Taken from another slimmer’s blog. They look gorgeous. We do like our tortilla chips here. Mmmm Mmmmmmmmmm.  Syn-free, as well.

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Boil lasagne sheets for approx 5 mins (best in a large wok and make sure they don’t stick together)

Cut them into triangles

Lay them on a tray sprayed with Spray Fry Light and add seasoning of your choice, spray again with fry light.

Place in oven on 220 til golden, turn them over and add more seasoning.