A few changes…

On the 25th January 2017 I decided to stop drinking cows milk. This was after watching sugar free farm the night before. Where I discovered a shocking fact…

Now this might sound really dumb but I genuinely never knew.

I discovered that a cows right to breastfeed their calf is taken away! So that all of their milk can come to us.

As a breastfeeding mother this really hit a nerve for me. I’d hate if someone came to me and said you’re not breasfeeding your daughter, but we will use your milk for our benefit.

So I’ve now been free from drinking cows milk since the end of January and I’m still going strong. 

My next challenge is to change my yoghurts to dairy free ones.

I have become vegetarian before but I think I tackled it to quickly and I nolonger am so I think doing little steps like this will help me become vegetarian again but if I’m doing it slower, I should hopefully be able to keep it up.

But for now I’m nearly 2 month in on not drinking cows milk which I’m chuffed about. 

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Today left me feeling deflated…

Monday 6th February means one thing, weekly Monday weigh in. But I was left deflated this week…

Last week I worked hard I stayed on plan, I had 2 days slightly over the 15 syns, but all slimming world friendly. My weekly syns came in under. But I stepped on the scales this morning to be presented with 0.5lbs gain 😦 

I am so disappointed. The only thing I can think of is because I went back to enjoying my syns if I wanted to. The week before I heavily restricted because of 3 birthdays that week. So 4 out of 7 days I did low to no syns and I stayed within my syns goal on the 3 birthdays so it might be because I’ve gone back to 5-15 syns. 

Not the result I wanted 😦 

On a positive note I earned my body magic bronze award. (Again)

At long last an award!

Hi guys so Monday I finally got an award on my new slimming world membership.  (this is my 3rd) 

October to December I messed about so much!

Lose gain, lose gain cycle sucks.

January 1st came though and I vowed to get my head in the game! And I did. I lost 5lbs (that’s after 3 birthday’s in 1 week) got slimmer of the week and my half stone award (again) putting my total weight loss since very first joining slimming world on April 2015 to 4 stone 3.5lbs and I’ve had a baby in that time as well who is now 8 months old. Here she is now

On top of all that my weight from January 1st to February 1st has dropped 13.5lbs and my inches have also dropped 13.5inches!

I’m chuffed!

But if that wasn’t enough me and my husband where then voted the couple of the year. So thrilled!

Cheesy Tuna “Om’panini”

Hi guys been meaning to post this for a while now. Sorry for the delay. So the other week I decided to try something new. A cheesy tuna “om’panini” which translates to a cheesy tuna omelette which hits the spot if you are craving, like I was, a tuna cheese panini.

Picture 1 is made with asda 30% less fat cheese which 35g is your healthy extra.

Picture 2 is made with  eat lean protein cheese I got mine from Lidl for £2.49 but you can buy from Tesco or Waitrose aswell. It is a little more costly from these stockists but I think Lidl is only doing it for a short amount of time. You can have 70g for a Healthy extra! But you only need half for this recipe.

The recipe is really simple. Its:

  • Frylight
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tin of tuna
  • 35g cheese

Method 

Crack 3 eggs into a jug. Whisk. Add the tuna. Whisk again.

Spray a frying pan with Frylight. Add the egg and tuna mixture. Top with cheese. Then when I make an omelette I put a lid on the frying pan as it helps to stop it sticking.

Near the end of cooking,  fold it over then serve.

Then hay presto! 

A perfect cheesy tuna “om’panini”

Perfectly Perfect Sweet Potato Chips 💖

Hi guys if you follow me on Instagram you will see I promised to post a recipe for my Perfectly Perfect Sweet Potato Chips.

This recipe serves 2.

What you will need:

  • Baking tray.
  • Tin foil.
  • 1 Large sweet potato.
  • Fry light olive oil.
  • Fry light garlic oil.
  • Schwartz Perfect Shake Chips.

Method:

Line your baking tray with tin foil.

Spray with Fry Light Olive oil.

Next peal and chop your sweet potato into chip shapes.

Place the sweet potato chips onto the baking tray and spray with Fry light Olive oil.

Sprinkle over some Schwartz Perfect Shake Chips.

Next is the messy bit. Get your hands stuck in and rub the seasoning into the chips to get an even coating.

Give them a spay with some more Fry Light Olive oil.

Then put them in the oven at 200° for 10-20 minutes. Turning halfway through. 5 minutes before the end of cooking spray with Fry light Garlic oil. 

And here they are out of the oven.

The finished product dished up.

New year, New me!

Hello everyone, it’s been a while!

I am going to try and dedicate to my blogging more this year. As well as my Slimming  World journey.

As you know from my last post I rejoined Slimming World for the 3rd time in October but this time with my husband in toe. 

So far it’s been up, down, up, down. Loosing then gaining, loosing then gaining.  For both me and my husband, and on this new Slimming World profile I’ve not even reach half a stone award yet! Which is bringing me down, even more so because I wish I hadn’t rejoined as a new member and wish I’d kept my old profile, as I’m now chasing awards I’ve already received before. And up until Christmas I was at almost 4 stone loss in total. But I can’t change that now. I need to treat this new profile as a new chapter in my weight loss.

Speaking of Christmas we had a wonderful one. It was Scarlett’s first Christmas, bless her. And we definitely did not stay on plan! 

Joshua and Dylan opening their presents 💙

Scarlett in her Christmas outfit 💖

I was off plan from a few days before Christmas to new years eve 🙈 resulting in a 7lb weight gain when I went to group on Monday! Which honestly I am happy with as it was over 2 weighin’s (I missed the one right after Christmas) and I ate whatever I wanted. But in all seriousness it’s time for the weight to go!
New years eve I purchased myself a new fitness DVD

Scarlett’s SuperSlim Me Plan 💖

Which I road tested on Sunday, and I can’t wait to get better at it!

I also set some aims for the year. 

And now? Well it’s time to smash it of cause. No more up, down, up, down. Just results! 

Thanks for reading.

Love Sarah x

Happy to be back

So yesterday morning me and my husband went down to my old group to join Slimming World together.

I’ve been looking forward to being back for a while and as always evenyone was lovely.

Weighed in and I am now 4.5lbs away from 4 stone loss altogether since April 2015. I am really hoping I will reach it next week! 

So how did yesterday look?

Chocolate orange porridge. Yum!

Breakfast was 40g oats with whole milk, 14g raisins, orange and 1 tsp chocolate shot.

Alpen light topped muller light

In group I had 1 hi fi bar then when I got home I had an alpen light topped muller.

Iceland Slimming World chicken and chorizo paella with added broccoli

A very late lunch was Iceland Slimming World chicken and chorizo paella which I added broccoli to for speed.

Quorn mince veg packed chilli jacket

Dinner was a throw together very filling quorn chilli Jacket. I also had a snack of  apple and watermelon before dinner.

Syns yesterday where 2.5 I was going to try and have the required at least 5 syns, but I was so full after dinner I couldn’t manage anything else.

Healthy extras yesterday where:

A – 175mls whole milk X3

A – 30g cheese

B – 1 hi fi bar 1 alpen light

B – 40g oats

I get 6 healthy extras because my baby is 4 months old and I am breastfeeding.