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Match Day Breakfast

As it is a late kick off today, and a Slimming World Chilli is compulsory on match day, we decided to have a late cooked breakfast:

Bacon with all visible fat removed (free)
Tomato (super free)
Mushrooms (super free)
Baked beans (free)
Scrambled Egg (free, milk from HEA)
2 x Wholemeal toast from 400g loaf (HEB)
Weight Watchers sausage (1/2 syn each)
HP Sauce (1 syn)

2 syns the lot!!!



SW Chicken Korma

Had a go at the Chicken Korma and Pilau Rice recipe in the March / April Slimming World Magazine today. It was absolutely lush!!! Well worth a try. Recipe is on p.30. I’m picky about my curries and this is by far the best SW curry recipe I have tried to date.¬†Definitely¬†going to be made again.


Greatest Loser

This week I was awarded the ‘Greatest Loser’ award for the group. I took me by surprise as I didn’t know it was going to happen!! I wasn’t due to stay in class, but I sent few texts and sorted that out – I didn’t want to let the class down by disappearing.

Anyway, I’m chuffed to bits with this. I think I’ve now won more praise and awards from losing weight than anything else in the past! Its given me a great boost and I hope this translates into more losses so I can get even nearer to target.

March 2013 - Greatest Loser


Under Pressure

For the first time since embarking on my weight loss, I am feeling under pressure. I think part of my success is that I haven’t had much at all until now.

Looking back over the last couple of months, with some major gains and losses over Christmas and January, I have only really lost 3lb overall since last November.We are going on holiday in July and I am determined to go away feeling comfortable with myself.

However, the months are passing by very quickly. We are nearly in March and I am starting to feel anxious that I won’t get there in time.

So, some great advice from group tonight and some small changes are needed to better my chances:

1. Write everything down – I always do better when I’m keeping a food diary, which I haven’t done for a while

2. I’ve started sprinkling a bit of cheese on food. Not a crime, but I should at least me measuring, calculating the syns and recording this. The food diary will help keep track of this

3. I’ve started being a little lax with my lunch. Rather than eating properly, I’ve been grabbing some fruit and only eating that. This needs to change and its a signal of old bad habits where I wouldn’t eat anything all day due to being too busy. So, its proper lunch from tomorrow.

I am 3.5lb away from my 8 and a half stone award, so I am going to try and do that this week. I’m hoping that will give me the boost I need.

I am still struggling to fit any exercise in. I’m hoping that I can crack this soon. I have to. I need to, but just feel so tired at the moment.

2lb on this week and starting exercise

Popped on 2lb this week. It was expected though. Made a wrong choice on Sunday. I’ve also been on leave this week and doing some exam marking, so mainly I front of computer screen. I’m hoping to shift it this week, and if I can manage it, a bit more to get really close to my next weight award.

Well, the marking is done and I took the opportunity of the car being worked on to do some walking, I also had a swim. Planning on a swim again tomorrow and will walk back down to pick the car up.

Blog name change

Well, I’ve decided to change the name of this blog from ‘Losing It’ to ‘MattvFood’. It has felt like a battle recently, but feel like i’m winning it again.

Realised how little I’ve been posting here, but I just get so busy! A blog post covering the Christmas carnage will be coming soon!!!

Target Set

This week I feel back on track. I weighed in on Wednesday and lost 2lb. I’m more than happy with that. In fact before my recent wobble that was my simple aim. My next milestone is just in sight – 7 and a half stone is just 2.5lb away and I’m going to try and do it this week. What I also like about my half stone milestones is that my stone bracket change is just round the corner after that, so it’s another one to go for the following week. My next stone change will be down into the 15s and will be my 8th stone change. It’s totally unbelievable.

Anyway, I feel much better about things than I have for several weeks, so much so that I have decided to set my final target. I’ve set it at 13 stone 8lb. This will mean that I am looking to lose 10 stone and half a pound in total. I didn’t really expect to be good enough to lose more than a few stone, so the fact that I could end up at that weight blows my mind!!! I don’t think I’ve ever been that weight. I’m sure I skipped over 13stone during the teenage years!!

It gives me a little bit of leeway if I want to go down closer to 13 stone later on. But I think that may be too much!!!