Friday, 24 January 2014


Sometimes things turn out rather well when you least expect it. I like days like that, and yesterday turned out to be one of those days, despite starting out less than promising...I didn't have much sleep, I kept waking up at odd times and then gave up the ghost at about 2pm. Very early when I'm on a 12, but it was pointless to stay in bed. Hague sorted me out some dinner and coffee to keep me going though.

 Just what I fancied, although it didn't help with the tiredness! After another coffee I got myself to work. Eventually, as the traffic was awful, no idea why, but it meant I was rushing about a smidge to get there. In a rather fabulous turn of events, when I got there I was told that as it was my split week - that means that I'm not on the same shift as the rest of my team - I could go home at 10. How wonderful is that? It certainly put me in a good mood, and seemingly Hague too once I'd informed him as he's really not wanted me to go into work at all since he got back. So a lickety split 4 hours later - with a break with these (sideways) noms - and I was out of the door! :o)

 It was brilliant to be home by half ten. Even better that it marked the start of my week off, so 10 whole days with no work. I LOVE my job when I'm not there lol! I got myself some dinner sorted when I got in, a mish mash of work noms and my Healthy Extras. Asda veggie chilli and cheese on toast. Lush..

As I was still weary, we decided to head up for a nice soak, which of course included bath snacks before we headed to bed. 

Got to love an unexpected bonus night!

Food Diary (Thursday)

Free Food
mushy peas
Asda veggie chilli (can)
cherry tomatoes

Healthy Extras
A - both - 40g reduced fat Cheddar
B - 2 Alpen Lights
B - 2 slices wholemeal bread (400g loaf)

Quorn sausages                              3
LC extra light triangle                     1
milk in cofffee (2)                           1
Galaxy bubbles hot chocolate        2
Nak'd raisins                                 3½

Total syns                                     10½

Much as I'd love to say I woke up after my early night (early for someone supposed to be on a night shift) all refreshed, I didn't. We went to sleep at around 3, and I woke up again at 6.30 and couldn't get back to sleep at all. I tried, I really did, put the iPad down and everything, but no sleep. The ghost was given up just after ten and we had a cooked breakfast to keep ourselves going - Hague hadn't slept well either.

Reasonably easy there, but it was a team effort :) The theme of the day had already been sorted though....

After a long, and tiring few days helping out family in Barnsley, Hague just wanted to rest up and do nothing at all, and that's exactly what we've done. Watched Big Bang Theory, cuddled cats and did a whole lot of bugger all. Just what the doctor ordered :o)

Food wise, the day shaped up like this....

A bit more activity for tomorrow maybe, but it's been a much needed day of chilling out.

Food Diary (Friday)

Free Food
cherry tomatoes
Quorn chunks
frozen summer fruits
frozen blueberries
fat free Greek yogurt
Pasta n Sauce

Healthy Extras
A - 250ml semi-skimmed milk
A - 3 Babybel light
B - HiFi bar
B - 30g Stilton

2½ Quorn sausages                                 2½
4tbsp Asda sweet chilli sauce                   2
tbsp Agave nectar                                   1½
Alpen Light                                             3
Gingerbread latte                                    4½
Liberte yogurt                                         1½

Total syns                                               14

Just the day I needed, and Hague needed. A little battery recharge before my week off, where, just for a change I have lots and lots planned in the sorting and tidying genre....only time will tell how much actually gets done ;o)


  1. Just stumbled across your blog after typing in 'slimming world blog' was shocked to see you are local (I'm in Norwich) I don't know how that makes any difference but I like to speak to local people :) you are truly an inspiration I look forward to reading more! Amber x

    1. Hi Amber, hopefully now I'm over my hideous cold I'll be back to blogging!

  2. Hi,

    Can I just ask how you can have cheese & milk as your allowance on the same day please?

    1. Hiya, I do Green days, so I get two of each healthy extra choice per day, and a different variety of HeB choices.

  3. Thanks for the idea. I've started SW and I'm also food blogging - and my food diary is public too :)
    (12.5 lb so far.. )

    1. Well done! I find blogging has helped me so much, sometimes it's so easy to forget something if it's not written down or photographed :)

  4. Hi just wondering how you make your gingerbread latte do you use the monin syrup? Thanks!

    1. I do yes, 10ml is 34 cals, so I round that up to 2 syns :) It's plenty for a latte.