Getting back on the weight-loss wagon with Slimming World

Getting back on the weight-loss wagon with Slimming World

Since coming back from our summer holiday at the beginning of August, I’ve really struggled to lose the weight that I put on. I seem to lose a pound, only to put it back on the week after, which is very frustrating!

At the end of November, we are going on holiday for my Mum’s 70th birthday and I’m determined to lose 7lbs, so I’m back to my pre-summer holiday weight!

I’ve always struggled to lose weight. I’m happiest with my weight when I weigh around 9st 7lbs, but getting and staying there is a bit of a constant battle. I tend to eat really healthily all week, but it gets to the weekend and I want wine and treats! I love food and for me a weekend without nice food is not appealing.

It hasn’t helped that I haven’t been that focused with the exercise of late. However, I’m on the case with that – I’ve entered a 10 mile race, which takes place on 6th November. It seems to have given me the kick up the bum I needed and I’m delighted to report that I managed to do 6 miles this morning and didn’t feel too bad as a result.

Having got back on the exercise wagon, I’m determined to get back on the weight-loss one, so I’ve decided to start following the Slimming World plan, which I managed to lose some weight on about 18 months ago.

Now that autumn has made a definite appearance, I’m craving comfort food and hearty evening meals and on Slimming World, these sorts of meals are all ‘allowed’. In fact the plan is pretty good as you can eat plenty of food as long as you stick to the ‘free’ stuff (think lean meat, veg, fruit, potatoes, rice and pasta). I’m really looking forward to eating lots of filling nutritious food.

To keep me focused I’ve decided to plan the next few days in advance, which I thought I’d share on here.

Monday

Breakfast – Bran Flakes (HEB) with 100ml of skimmed milk (part of HEA) with a satsuma (free) and a latte made with 100ml of skimmed milk (part of HEA).

Lunch – Beetroot (free), mixed leaves (free), low fat feta (2 syns), chick peas (free) and a low fat yogurt (free).

Dinner – Cottage pie made with lean minced beef (free), onions (free), carrots (free), passatta (free), beef stock (free), mash (made with skimmed milk from HEA allowance and 1 tablespoon of I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter – 1 syn), low fat cheese (4 syns).

Snacks – Apple (free), strawberries, raspberries and blueberries topped with low fat free yogurt (free).

Tuesday

Breakfast – Overnight oats made with porridge oats (HEB), strawberry muller light (free) and strawberries and raspberries (free) and a latte made with 100ml of skimmed milk (part of HEA).

Lunch – Sweet potato (free), baked beans (free), mixed leaves (free) with low fat yogurt (free).

Dinner – Chilli made with lean minced beef (free), onions, garlic and chilli (free), passatta (free), chilli powder (free), kidney beans (free) and basmati rice (free), served with a side of spinach leaves.

Snacks – Banana (free), apple (free), bananas and custard muller light (free).

Wednesday

Breakfast – Banana (free) and low fat greek yogurt (free) and a latte made with 100ml of skimmed milk (part of HEA).

Lunch – Baked potato (free) with left over chilli and mixed leaves (free).

Dinner – Mash (1 syn), 2 Morrisons NuMe low fat sausages and baked beans (free).

Snacks – Apple (free), low fat yogurt (free), Freddo (whilst watching Bake Off! (5 syns).

Thursday

Breakfast – Bran Flakes (HEB) with 100ml of skimmed milk (part of HEA) with a satsuma (free) and a latte made with 100ml of skimmed milk (part of HEA).

Lunch – Beetroot (free), mixed leaves (free), low fat feta (2 syns), chick peas (free) and a low fat yogurt (free).

Dinner – Chicken stuffed with phildelphia light (2 syns), wrapped in lean smoked bacon and served with sweet potato and roasted peppers and onion (all free).

Friday

Breakfast – Banana (free) and low fat greek yogurt (free) and a latte made with 100ml of skimmed milk (part of HEA).

Lunch – Wagamama Teriyaki Chicken Danbury (15 syns).

Dinner – Fajita spice (free), Chicken (free), peppers and onions (free) with basmati rice (free).

Snacks – Satsuma, low fat yogurt (all free).

Saturday 

Breakfast – Ready Brek (HEB) made with 100ml of skimmed milk (part of HEA) and a latte made with 100ml of skimmed milk (part of HEA).

Lunch – Jacket potato, tuna, sweetcorn and mixed leaves (all free) and a low fat yogurt (free).

Dinner – Batchelors Pasta in Sauce (cheese and broccoli, 1/2 syn).

Note: HEA = Healthy Extra A, HEB = Healthy Extra B

I’m planning on weighing myself either Friday or Saturday, so I’ll let you know how I go.

If you have any tips or meal suggestions, I’d love to hear them, so please leave them below.

J xx

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