Well, I can safely say this is my favourite plan so far and one I feel I can really stick to for a long time. For those of you following this journey, you’re probably feeling pretty fed up of watching me set myself up for yet another failure – trust me, it’s even worse living it. So to find a sustainable plan that allows me to enjoy food AND lose weight? It’s the absolute dream. I feel so hopeful and so determined to do this once and for all.
Anyway, I’ll get straight to it. I lost 2.5 pounds this week. I’m really happy and I thoroughly hope that those small successes continue on a weekly basis!
What I’m even happier about is that I was able to enjoy my Birthday on Sunday and still lose weight. I didn’t allow myself any cake but I certainly didn’t feel like I was missing out on anything either. I treated myself but just didn’t go completely overboard. I kept the plan in mind at all times.
For the rest of the week I really stuck to the plan and enjoyed up to 15 syns a day. I made sure I set aside enough time in the evenings to prepare meals for the following day and that certainly made things so much easier. I also created a “cheat sheet” which lists all of my favourite free foods, healthy extra A and B options with measurements and my favourite syns along with their values. I sent that document to my phone so that I always had to available to check and this really allowed me to familiarise myself with everything during this first week. I also took advantage of the Slimming World app and mobile website which provides plenty of helpful tips, tools and recipes to give you the additional support that you need.
For me, a typical food day would look like this:
Breakfast (cooked with light-cal spray):
- Scrambled eggs
- Low fat sausage
- Grilled tomatoes
- 1 Hi-Fi bar (Slimming World brand) or Alpen Light bar (1/2 of my healthy B option).
- Small skinny latte (1/3 of my healthy A option)
- Bean chilli with a variety of vegetables
- 1 Hi-Fi bar or Alpen Light bar (1/2 of my healthy B option)
- Tea with skimmed milk (1/3 of my healthy A option)
Dinner (cooked with light-cal spray):
- Brown egg fried rice with chicken, asparagus, peas, onion, mushrooms and green beans.
- 5-6 coconut rounds (10-12 syns)
- Sliced apple
- Cup of tea with skimmed milk (1/3 of my healthy A option)
So there it is! Reading through it, it seems like a lot actually… There was lots of variation throughout the week of course but that’s how my days looked for the most part.
Thanks again for the ongoing support. I won’t let you guys down this time! See you next week.