Sunday, 30 September 2012

15,000!

Today, this silly little blog hit 15,000 views. That's in less than 3 months. I can't believe how popular it has become, and that so many people take time out of their day to check in on my Slimming World journey - so thank you for checking in and helping me stick to plan!

I made a real effort to eat more today, to get three meals down me, to help get myself back to normal. Once again though breakfast was more like brunch as with us both still feeling under the weather and took the opportunity to get some much needed sleep.


As we managed to forget to pick up eggs whilst shopping yesterday - I have no idea how, we eat a truck load every week  - there was only one left today, so I synned some toast and had it with some roasted cherry tomatoes and the good old Linda McCartney rosemary and red onion sausages. As most of you are now familiar with my portion sizes, I'm sure you won't be surprised to hear that it didn't take long for me to get hungry again after brunch, and so I had a wee snack.


One of my enormous cuppa's and a banana. As you can see, I don't have much milk in my tea, barely a splash and so I count just 1 syn for the milk. This actually managed to keep me full until quite late in the afternoon, so I only had a light lunch.


Well, I say light, there are quite a few carrots there lol! I made a sort of dip from Quark and 30g of Stilton (HeB) by just mixing them together and leaving it in the fridge for a few hours, and just dunked the carrots in. Surprisingly filling for a light lunch, and the Quarky/Stilton mix was delicious, I might try it stuffed into field mushrooms and grilled.

Despite feeling a lot better in myself, the very minor exertions of just sorting out my lunch left me feeling stupidly tired and a bit light headed. I definitely need to work on getting myself better a little bit more - and as I'm seeing my GP tomorrow, I'll be asking his advice as I can't keep on with such low levels of energy.

As you may have guessed, I needed a little nap after lunch, and so dinner was rather late. It was also low effort, but I guess at a push you could call it a Sunday dinner....ish!


Roasted potatoes, with skins on and just sprayed with frylight and tossed in herbs, Quorn BBQ sticky fillets and some broccoli and cauliflower cheese (60g of LowLow - HeA). All done in just over half an hour and rather yummy. I even made sure I had room for dessert.


A Summer Fruit Eton Mess, which for some reason, despite me uploading the correctly orientated photo FOUR times has decided it wants to be sideways.....Gotta love computers! With fat free yogurt, Quark, sweetener, vanilla extract, defrosted frozen Summer Fruits and 4 mini meringues (4 syns) I think we can safely say that today I've eaten well :)

Food Diary

Free Food
egg
cherry tomatoes
LM sausages
banana
carrots
Quark
potatoes
Quorn BBQ sticky fillets
cauliflower
broccoli
fat free natural yogurt
sweetener
vanilla extract
frozen summer fruits

Healthy Extras
A - 60g of Low Low cheese spread
B - 30g of Stilton

Syns
Slice of wholemeal toast      4
milk in 2 cups of tea            2
4 mini meringues                 4

Total                                  10

Today wasn't a totally wasted day, I (and quite a few other people on a FB SW group) made a rather bizarre discovery. In my Food Optimising book, on each plan - Extra Easy, Green and Red - it states for each one, that for best results you should eat 1/3 of superfree foods. Now, I'll admit that I don't always follow that rule, but for the majority of the time I certainly do my best to do so. That's partly to stop myself living on carbs and partly as that's what my book tells me to do. When others checked their (supposedly identical, January 2012 books) that phrase was missing, and so led to a discussion regarding whether that 1/3 was required for Red and Green.

For what it's worth, as my book has identical wording on each plan, I'd say that 1/3 superfree is the way to go, but I can understand the confusion. So, dear readers.....do YOU follow the 1/3 superfree rule, if you do, is that just on Extra Easy or on Green/Red as well? I'd love to know what others are doing, so please comment and let me know.

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