with making things like SW lasagna, stirfries and curry last for dinner and two lunches rather than eating it all in one evening, plus not buying quite as much fruit to snack on I’ve noticed quite a decrease in my food shopping bill over the last couple of weeks which can only be a good thing in the current climate… another bonus of slimming world 🙂
So onto this weeks weigh in where I lost a respectable 1.5lbs, it feels like I finally have the hang of it and have been thinking why I’ve managed to lose 2 stone before with out noticeably reducing my portion sizes and have come to the (fairly obvious) conclusion that as you lose weight you stomach shrinks therefore it should naturally take less food to fill you up, it’s just my problem recently has been eating way past the point of being full (I blame the weather: on cold, dark nights all I want to do is eat! … but I want to lose weight more!)
Food this past week has mainly been Dorset cereals muesli with chopped banana, a blog of Tesco rhubarb and vanilla fat free yogurt (the 450g tub – and it is free) and a chopped strawberry on top. then mainly water, nas squash, tea and fruit tea all morning, left overs or one of my homemade veg based soups for lunch, a syned treat in the afternoon (there was one day when I had a crunchie from the vending machine for 9.5 syns) and lots more sugar free fluids to get me through the afternoon and to dinner time where I’ve been having a much smaller portion of a sw recipe using my plate so I have have half super free and half free foods and then waiting until I actually felt hungry again before having any dessert (either fruit, yogurt, sugar free jelly etc) which most of the time I’ve found im not hungry so havent bothered.
we have been having the kitchen refitted this week so have had to eat out once in the evening as hadn’t prepared something to microwave that night, we went to harvester and I had flame grilled chicken breast, and salad from the cart with a drizzle of thousand island dressing and diet pepsi, we even skipped dessert and went to the Tesco next door and got a sugar free jelly pot and a muller light fat free yogurt to have at home instead.
I did however find these:
they are individually wrapped so have scattered them at home, in the car and in my desk drawer at work and they are 1/2 a syn each, I find they take a while to suck (no you’re not supposed to bite them!!) and hit the spot for me, sugary, sweet, buttery, lovely, I find I usually only have one to keep the cravings at bay (I sound like some kind of addict saying that, but you know what I mean)
this week coming up looks fairly good, I have two meals out but both are at other people’s houses and both will be a roast dinner type meal that I will be able to help myself to, so can control portions without coming across as rude for leaving food (I’d never do that actually, I’d just eat it all and feel ill!) just will need to watch the wine and pudding intake.
as I am off work for 5 days now over Easter and I plan on cooking some new recipes in my new kitchen (although that will involve getting it dirty I suppose ) I’ll post them on here with pics if they turn out ok.
hope you all have a good week and that we get though Easter without succumbing to to many of those pesky chocolate eggs!!