First things first (plus I can hardly contain my excitement!) weigh in today went very well… a 3lb loss!
Was so not expecting that, considering I’ve been out for a few meals this week and succumbed to a cake here and there, but am so pleased with what I achieved, it’s made up for last weeks “maintain” and has given me motivation for the week ahead. Now I’m not totally forgetting about the fact I usually get weighed on a Thursday evening after a full day of eating and today i got weighed before I’d even eaten breakfast, but even still it’s a good result 🙂
Talking of breakfast, that was a eaten when i got home and i just had a few sliced strawberries a kiwi and a Greek style Muller light coconut flavour (0.5 syns).
Then it was time to meet the girls for lunch, as we had a baby in tow we decided on Frankie and Benny as it’s kiddy friendly. I’ve never been into a Frankie and Benny before and I must say I was most impressed (apart from the screaming kids everywhere!), there is a huge selection on the menu and there was several items I liked the sound off and were sw friendly, we had some starters to share so I ate 2 bbq chicken wings (1 syn each approx), then for main i had a Chargrilled 7oz Steak Salad – 7oz rump cooked to your liking and served with a fresh rocket, tomato, spinach and red onion salad, sprinkled with Grana Padano. Cherry tomatoes on the vine and half a char-grilled lemon are served on the side. The only syns would have been the Grana Padano but I’m only going to could 1 at most as it was really only the tiniest of a sprinkling. It was really tasty too, I’ll be going back there again I think.
And we had to have a puddingt didn’t we, i choose the Mango sorbet from the lighter choices menu which was lovely but very small, (ben and Jerry mango sorbet is 4.5 syns per 100g so I’m using that as a guide). I also stuck to diet coke (well it was only lunch time!)
After a bit of shopping we then popped into a costa coffee and i sent my friend to the counter to get the coffees (I had an american with a thimble full of milk – so free / hexa) and she came back with a bag of mini muffins! So I had one with my coffee, but at 3.5 syns there not to bad I suppose.
I wanted to try a recipe from my Jamie Oliver cook book i got for christmas this evening, so choose the honeyed Pork chops and minted cabbage and peaches and custard to finish. I made the Boulangere potato stacks from the Extra Easy Entertaining book to go with them.
The pork is trimmed of fat then fried (in fry light) on the hob with some garlic and fennel seeds, then into the oven with sages leaves and a drizzle of honey (1 syn)
For dessert, i peeled and chopped some fresh peachs then warmed them in a pan with a drop of water and a cinnamon stick and served with 2 level tbsp of ready-made low-fat custard (1 syn) and decorated with a few raspberries – delicious!
A – milk in coffee x 2 + 10g reduced fat cheese
B – none
BBQ chicken wings (2 syns)
cheese on salad (1 syn)
mango sorbet 100g (4.5 syns)
Costa coffee mini choc muffin 19g (3.5 sysn)
Muller Light Greek Style yogurt (0.5 syns)
1 level tsp honey (1 syn)
2 level tbsp of ready-made low-fat custard (1 syn)
Total syns = 13
1 hour of gardening + walk to SW meeting and back (1 mile ish)