It’s another Weight Loss Wednesday post the last for March. So, how was your week?
If you are one on my lovely new followers, hello. I’d like to take a moment to explain to you what Weight Loss Wednesdays are all about. Back in August 2017 I was persuaded to join Slimming World by my mum (read my post here). I had done really well and achieved my two and a half stone lost certificate in December 2018 (that’s 35lbs for my American followers), however, over Christmas I put on half a stone (7lbs) and decided to start sharing my weight loss journey on this blog to help me keep focused. I attend my local group on Wednesday evenings to get weighed and get inspired, so when I get back home I post how I’ve got on; any tips we talked about and what my loss or gain is for the week, using the Weight Loss Wednesday tag.
So following on from last week’s maintain, I was relieved that my inconsistent eating habits hadn’t caused a huge gain but I know that my weight doesn’t always reflect what I’ve been up to for that week, sometimes it shows on the scales the following week. So coming home from last week’s Image Therapy I knew that I’d have to do better this week to see the losses that I was looking for. I can’t say that I’ve been back on plan 100% but I’ve been cutting down on the high-syn foods when I needed an emotional boost this week. When I stepped on the scales tonight I had a 0.5lbs loss which I’m happy about all things considered.
This coming week is going to be tricky for many of us in the UK as it’s Mothering Sunday this weekend. All my friends at group were talking about what their plans were but once again, Slimming World had already thought of the potential high-syn foods we could encounter and have come up with a “Slimming World Friendly” plan.
I really like the free food hamper idea and if I was a better baker, I’d certainly give the scone alternatives a go. I would love to hear from you if you’ve made any of the recipes mentioned below.
This Sunday is the perfect time to pamper that special lady in your life – your
mum. Whether she’s a Slimming World member or not, make your mother’s day
the most memorable yet with Food Optimising-friendly gifts she’ll love.
(And if you’re the mum in the house, print this page and leave it somewhere it’ll be
When you know that a big box of Thorntons Continental chocolates comes in at a mammoth 150+ Syns, a Food Optimising feast becomes unbeatable as the perfect present for your mum.
Fruit and vegetables
Luxury smoked salmon
Black or green olives (1½ Syns for 8 olives)
Herbal and fruit teas
Low-Syn hot chocolate like Options and Cadbury Highlights
An afternoon tea of mayo-laden sandwiches, a couple of scones with clotted cream and jam, and a slice of your favourite sponge cake could climb to 60+ Syns.
This year, treat your mum to a home-made afternoon tea that’s fit for a queen – and Food Optimisers, too.
Free sandwich fillings
Salmon and cucumber
Sliced lean roast beef (add English mustard for ½ Syn per level tsp)
Lean ham salad
Prawns with a dash of Tabasco and a sprinkle of paprika for extra kick (add extra-light mayonnaise for 1 Syn per level tbsp)
Chopped hard-boiled egg mixed with fresh watercress (add fat-free fromage frais for Free or extra-light mayo for 1 Syn per level tbsp)
Afternoon tea usually includes scones, and if you (or your mum) are looking for a weight loss this week, this might be a tradition to opt out of. An average scone is 12½ Syns – and that’s without cream and jam. Your Syns will go a lot further with these alternatives…
Low-Syn sweet treats
Happy Mother’s Day x
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