Monday, again! And time to plan for the week ahead. Wasn't going to join in this week, didn't see much point as I'm going away to the lovely The Olde House in North Cornwall on Wednesday for three nights. We generally tend to eat a lot of bacon and egg sandwiches, crisps and chocolate! Didn't see much point actually posting that, as I won't be staying on Slimming World plan, no incentive as I'd had a bad week.
I felt a little out of control, not sticking to plan. I ate a lot of bread (fish finger sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, peanut butter and jam sandwich. You getting the picture?) I was also given a huge bar of chocolate while staying away with work. I packed it in my case, so I wouldn't be tempted but ended up leaving the M5 at Bristol and unpacking it to scoff on the way home! How bad is that!?
However, look what I got today in group
I managed to lose 3.5 pounds this week and also won slimmer of the week! How did I manage that? No really, How did I manage that????
In my defence, as well as the rubbish choices, I've also had some great Slimming World meals too, and chose really well when I was away. Chicken salad with dressing on the side one night (we'll not count the chili squid I had for a starter!) and a rump steak with baked potato and green beans another. (what I really wanted was chips and a pudding, but I resisted)
When home, I did have SW Chinese five spice gammon with salad and chips and chicken cooked in paprika tomato sauce with rice and greens. I also think I ate smaller sized meals, little and often. So looking back, the good must have outweighed the bad! Yay!!!!
Which has inspired me to post and menu plan this week and try to limit the damage while I'm on holiday. I did say in group I wasn't staying on plan. (I think I actually said I was just going to SOD IT). Been a tough few months and I deserved a blow out. But this weeks loss has helped me reassess, given me a boost and made me want to keep the good work going.
So onto THE PLAN
Slimming World Roast Chicken, potato, vegetables
I'm having beef stew tonight ( I can smell it as I type) which is Syn free, as all the fat is trimmed off the beef and I won't be having dumplings. When I'm back from holiday on Saturday I've already planned to have a takeaway pizza (Well, I'm still on holiday) But Sunday it will be a SW roast chicken with all the free veg.
I'm going to take away with me my lovely Tefal frying pan, which makes fantastic fried eggs with no fat! The bacon will be grilled, the bread brown, with no butter or ketchup. I'll also take the fruit I won as Slimming of the Week, which should help me cut the chocolate down a bit. And when I'm eating out, have what a fancy, but smaller amounts.
So what do you think? Tell me what you are having and join in by leaving a comment.
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