Another Three Pounds

I managed another three pounds off this week, which I’m delighted with.

I’ve also started to notice a difference with my clothes; it might be my imagination, but things are already starting to feel a bit looser.

wk 3

I set myself three challengs last week – more superfree, planning properly and braving a taste of scanbran.

I’ve started to do much better with the superfree. I’m still not managing it with every single meal, but I’m certainly giving myself 9 out of 10 for effort!  Proper weekly meal planning takes a couple of hours out of Friday night, but it’s well worth it and much better than just opening the fridge and wondering what to have.

I’ve not managed the scan bran, though.  I can’t quite convince myself to be brave enough.

A Few New Slimming World Finds

I’ve started following some great Slimming World bloggers, and other people seem to be organised enough to take and post pics of everything they eat.  I’m nowhere near efficient enough for that; I do try and take pics for instagram, but I’m often halfway through dinner before I realise I’ve not done a picture.

So here’s just a quick selection of some of my favourite finds this week.

(And as I’m writing this, I’ve just remembered that I’ve forgotten to include the new Turkish Delight mullers – they’re gorgeous!).


Alien Jelly (the big picture) is inspired by an Instagram post this week.  It’s a sugar free lime jelly with a vanilla and choc sprinkles muller light.

Make up the jelly with half a pint of water, stir in the muller light (don’t worry – it looks very strange at first). I added a drop of green food colouring to make it even brighter, but that’s not really necessary!  I divided the mix into three pots, so that’s just half a syn each.

Prepared Fruit is a bit of an indulgence, I know. But it’s always so lovely and is a really simple way of getting some superfrees with zero hassle.  Asda are doing 2 boxes for £3, so I’m having a couple each week.

The strange blob in the middle is a bit of leftover mix from making a Slimming World Curried Rice Loaf.  I’d included some extra veg and an extra egg when which meant there was a bit too much for the loaf tin. So this is the mixture that was left over, cooked in a cake tin.  I’ve no idea what I’d call it, but it was lovely.

And the two little coffee jars were recommended by our Slimming World consultant this week.  I’ve had some of the hazlenut one today and it’s gorgeous.

I’m getting loads of ideas from the bloggers, tweeters and instagrammars all following Slimming World.  It’s great to see Slimming World ideas throughout the week and not just in class.

Kedgeree Slimming World Recipe

I came up with this Kedgeree Slimming World recipe after a couple of attempts with ordinary versions I found online.  This one’s straightforward, fairly quick and fills the kitchen with a gorgeous smell from the spices.

Perfect for a slow Sunday brunch when you have time for something special.

Serves 1 or 2
Syn free if using the milk as a HexA
40 minutes

1 large onion
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground turmeric
2 tsp curry powder
250ml semi skimmed milk
110ml water
120g brown rice
200g smoked haddock
2 or 3 eggs
Handful of frozen petit pois


1 – Chop the onion finely and fry in frylight until softened but not coloured.

2 – Add the coriander, turmeric and curry powder, stir well and cook for a further three minutes.

3 – Add the rice, milk and water and simmer the mix with the lid on the pan for 20-30 minutes (leave the lid on and the rice will absorb all of the liquid).

With 10 minutes left to go:

4 – Boil the eggs for eight minutes.

5 – Boil the petit pois for five minutes and drain.

6 – Cook the haddock.  I use a covered dish and microwave for three minutes.

7 – Peel the eggs and chop into four to six pieces each.

8 – Once the rice has absorbed the liquid, add the eggs, petit pois and haddock.

9 – Stir to combine and serve straightaway.

Kedgeree 2

First Half Stone Off

Weigh in tonight after the second week on my new burst of Slimming World.  I’ve lost another two pounds so I’m through the first half stone (7.5 lbs in total).

Truth be told, it’s been nowhere near a 100% week.  I had an overnighter at my sister’s house and ate some things I shouldn’t have done (and missed some that I should have had). Nothing major compared to what I was eating a month ago, but I had a 150g bag of licorice allsorts on the Saturday and freestyled a bit on the Sunday.

Me being away at the weekend also meant that we didn’t set out a proper plan for the week.  I know that we do best if we sit and do that on Friday evening / Saturday morning, and then set up a supermarket order.  Not having that meant that it’s all been a bit ad-hoc.

I’m very happy with getting through my first half stone, though.

Being part of a proper Slimming World group instead of just doing it at home is great. We didn’t stay tonight, but there’s still the discipline of the weigh-in and the familiar faces in the queue for the scales.

And the stickers. We don’t get fancy stickers when we do it at home!



The Coming Week

– We need to get to grips with the Superfree thing and make sure we have more of those every meal.

– Meal planning. We have quite a calm life, we know what’s coming up for the week ahead and we can have a good week of planned eating.

– Scan Bran.  We bought two packs of these last week. We just need to take the next step and be brave enough to try eating them!


The Littlest Things

I thought I’d take one of those arty feet pictures this evening, all set off against the big layer of snow in our garden. The sort of pictures that always seem so cutesy and girly.

So here are my shoes for today. Chunky and snow proof.
snow shoes

I do love the pic, but this is what I’d call a fat pic. Or a ‘before’ pic when I’m in the mood for thinking I really can do it this time.

I guess most of us who are travelling the long slimming journey know how to pose to capture us looking as slim as poss. Mine’s holding the camera as high as poss and shooting downwards. Works really well on hiding chins, but not so good for photographing chunky legs.

It’s the little things like this that remind me how long this journey will be. But those are the very things that mean I must walk it.

Thank goodness for sturdy shoes!