what a week it has been
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Well I just had to share this…. Last night I was doing some shopping and bumped into a childhood friend and he gave me one of these (he had a bag full. Lol!) So this morning I took it out my bag; it has three segments, so I shared it with two of my lovely colleagues and OMG it was chocolate heaven. It tastes similar to a Ferrero Roche and I admit I only checked the syn value after eating it – this is a slimming world SIN. Always try to check the syn value prior to shoving it in your gub to protect your weight loss.
To our delight it is only 5 syns for the bar…. 5 syns! I do believe I could happily have a segment at a time over a day as it is chocolate heaven and I would probably throw up if I ate all of it at once. What is it??? Oh I know I’m teasing you just now – what a bitch eh? Hehe.
Well without further a-do it’s a Nutella Ferrero B-Ready Bar (19.1g)….
If like me you love your sweet stuff I highly recommend this low syn delicious treat and in comparison to your standard chocolate bars that average between around 10 -12.5 syn’s a bar this is a God send.
As Promised from my first week of getting a grip, below is my weekly food plan that I have done each day to make sure I put exactly what I ate. For drinks I am a bore and tend to stick to the same so it was a mixture of black coffee, herbal teas, diet pop, fruit barley water and water. All free of course so didn’t need to add them to my syn allowance each day.
Breakfast was orange, grapefruit and pomegranate fruit salad with 1 salted caramel hifi bar
Lunch was 2 slices of wholemeal toast with tuna and onion mayonnaise with 1 apple (2 syns for mayo. I use lighter than light mayo) and 1 hifi bar (3syns)
Dinner was Chicken satay with egg fried rice. (3 syns for the peanut butter – my own recipe you can find on here)
Snacks: 2 apples and 2 squares of Cadbury medley chocolate 93g bar
Total syn count: 13 syns
Breakfast was a big cooked breakfast (2 turkey bacon rashers, 1 low fat sausage, scrambled eggs, 2 homemade cheese and onion hash browns, plum tomatoes, mushrooms and a spoonful of beans) served with 2 slices of wholemeal toast (400g sized loaf). This massive breakfast was only 1/2 syn for my sausage – I did cook myself 2 sausages like a greedy git bit couldn’t manage it.
Lunch didn’t happen as I was busy out doing food shop, etc that’s why I had a big breakfast.
Dinner was Thai Green Chicken Curry with coconut & lime rice with savoy cabbage. (1 1/2 syns per portion but I added an extra syn to allow for me tasting along the way with cooking, to protect my weightloss)
Snacks: 1 ice lolly (Lidl Hurricane ice lolly only 4 syns) and 2 coconut yoghurt’s
Total syn count: 7 syns
Breakfast was another cooked breakfast only this time no sausages but everything else was the same as above. And guess what it’s all frickin free on Slimming World.
Lunch was strawberries and pear fruit salad with coconut yoghurt (Lidl’s Milbona fat free range)
Dinner was potato and leek soup.
Snacks: pickles and another Hurricane ice lolly (4 syns).
Total syn count: 4 syns
Breakfast was strawberries and pear fruit salad with coconut yoghurt (Lidl’s Milbona fat free range)
Lunch was potato and leek soup with a pear.
Dinner was Coconut Brazilian Chicken (check this new recipe out on my blog) with boiled Jersey potatoes and brocili
Snacks: fresh mango, 2 pears, Salted caramel hifi bar HEB, Strawberry Milbona fat free yoghurt, Lemon Milbona fat free yoghurt, 3 small meringues (1 syn each)
A lot of snacks today, I was so blooming hungry – but my syn count for the day is still minimum for having all of this. I also went a 1 hour walk at night.
Total syn count: 3 syns
Breakfast was strawberries, pomegranate and pear fruit salad with coconut yoghurt (Lidl’s Milbona fat free range)
Lunch was potato and leek soup
Dinner was salt & chilli crispy beef with mixed bell peppers and onion served with egg fried rice, slimming world chips and curry sauce (only 4 syn’s and that just for the curry sauce)
Snacks: pear, lemon yoghurt, 2 small meringues (1 syn each) and a fruit pastille ice lolly (2 1/2 syns)
Total syn count: 8 1/2 syns
Breakfast was strawberries, pomegranate and grapefruit with a lemon yoghurt (Lidl’s Milbona fat free range)
Lunch was 2 slices of wholemeal toast (400g loaf) and tuna & onion mayonnaise (1 1/2 syns for the mayo – Lidl’s lighter than light mayo)
Dinner was spaghetti bolognese
Snacks: watermelon & mango, 1 x chocolate orange hifi bar (3 syn’s), pineapple, pickles and 3 meringues (1 syn each)
Total syn count: 7 1/2 syns
Breakfast was watermelon, mango, pineapple and grapes
Lunch I went out with my colleagues but I did made good choices. Starter was bruscietta and then a chicken and bacon salad with balsamic vinegar for dressing. (no fat on the bacon) this was just 5.5 syns for all of my lunch a day that was for the ciabbatta.
Dinner was still to be made but having chicken with potatoes and brocoli
Snacks: 2 hifi bars (healthy extra B), 2 mini chocolate rolls 4 syns each
Total syn count: 13 syns
If you follow this plan comment and let us know how you get on. Good luck.
I’m sure many people on here like me are joining the ’13 Reasons Why’ fan club but it is something that will hit home with so many of us. It certainly has with me.
Over the years I have been subjected to the abysmal side of other people’s opinions. It resulted in this stereotypical bubbly, outgoing big girl suffering from bad anxiety. It ranged from being criticised for having tattoos, for growing up in a rough area, for being Scottish, for being different, for being arty farty, for not being Nigerian and marrying a Nigerian but most of all for being overweight.
There are so many times I was criticised for my weight that I couldn’t possibly list them all. What I can say though is every snaring look, every comment, the laughter, the strangers that recorded me whilst I having fun with my friends, the people I grew up with through school hiding from me and I only noticed you because you were hiding and the guys that felt the need to be honest about how they really liked me but nothing could happen because of my size.
I had always been that person that despite all that people saw as being wrong with me I pushed through, I held my head up for as long as I could, I hid the reality of my anxiety to all around me, even when I struggled to leave my house. Sometimes though your shoulders can only take so much weight.
Have you ever felt this way? If you have like me here is 1 Reason Why you shouldn’t give up…..
‘you are loved’
I know it’s hard but amongst all the hate in this world there is no greater feeling than feeling loved. It doesn’t need to be the love you feel with a boyfriend/ girlfriend/ husband or wife, it can be a parents love, the love between siblings, a best friend or even a colleague.
Look beyond all the hatred and you will see the love. I have endured hatred with that asshole standing with his friends filming you dancing and laughing, in that same instance I felt the love of my friend kicking him to protect me in her way.
All of those guys that thought I had the right to know that I wasn’t an option for them because I’m soooo amazing but fat. Believe me guys 99% of the time you were never, ever an option for me either. But the love I feel when my husband looks at me surpasses all negative thoughts I have endured and I got to my largest with him.
Just remember most hatred stems from someone’s own self hatred. Don’t let their opinions leave you wallowing in self pity see the greatestness in yourself, see the love around you and be the greatest you can be.
The truth is as long as people have mouths they will run them off and as cheesy as this quote may seem it is true. It is so relevant in my life because when shit does get real and the burden is heavy I dance – I mean literally dance my ass off.
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.
If in doubt reach out guys someone will be loving you more than you know.
Boiled, crushed baby potatoes, with bruschetta mix, wild rocket, parma ham, parmasan and dressed in balsamic vinegar. Believe me it is tasty,filling and very pleasing to the taste buds.
It’s also very simple to make and this whole plate was only 2 syns (1/2 syn per slice of parma ham). I first had similar to this at I think it’s called ‘spud like’ and it is a fantastic alternative to a baked potato.
I only altered it by removing the pine nuts that i got with it in the shop and then this time to bulk up the veg ‘speed food’ I added my own wee bruschetta mix. It’s packing with flavour and also balsamic vinegar because I love the stuff.
What you need:
Baby potatoes (salad potatoes)
Dried or fresh basil
So quite simply boil the potatoes with the skin on and when ready crush them. Scoop out some for the base and add some balsamic vinegar and parmasan. If like me your doing a healthy eating plan like Slimming World measure you cheese so you don’t affecr your weight loss.
Like I said I love balsamic vinegar….
Then add the wild rocket, parma ham and then I added my bruschetta mix and a sprinkle of parmasan.
For the bruschetta I chopped up 2 vine tomotoes, chopped up 1 garlic clove and added this to the tomato with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar, 1tsp dried basil (I didn’t have any fresh) and some salt to season.
Really this is a great meal and you can have it for lunch or dinner.