How I did this week…

No video this week, as I’m busy, busy, busy, but here’s my update.

I had a pretty darned good week – I’d say I was about 95% on-plan and I got a lot of activity in with the kids, but I’m definitely feeling hormonal and bloated at the moment, so I wasn’t surprised to step on the scales and find I’d gained half a pound. Ah well, it happens, right?

I won’t be weighing in next week, as I’m away – off to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for the day, so there’ll be plenty of walking involved from venue to venue, as we’ll take in four or five different shows all in one day – exhausting, but amazing! I won’t be in complete control of the food that day, but I’ll make the most sensible choices I can, and the food I take with me will all be on-plan too.

Also off to Aberdeen for a few days to visit family. Again, I won’t have complete control over all the food, but I’ll do the best I can and I’m taking some food with me to help with that situation!

And to finish off, my consultant, Andy, was asking for before and after pics to promote the group. Now, I still have quite a way to go, but I thought I’d dig out some before pics and post some “in progress” ones to compare and show how far I’ve come. The difference is quite obvious, I think!

And a very last extra bit, I thought I’d share some pics of the beautiful place I hiked to with the kids this week – we were out nearly all day, walking to this beautiful little spot, and having a picnic (all on plan!). We’ll definitely go again, because it was stunning and so peaceful!



How I did this week…

This week was Woman of the Year awards at group, so we had a delicious taster session – always a winner! Here’s how I did this week:

I’ve also been keeping my hands busy, making stuff to keep my kids busy on car journeys, so you can see my little show and tell video here:

And if you’re after the recipe for the deliciously creamy yet syn-free lemon pudding I made for the taster session today, you can find it on my blog right HERE.

How I’ve done after a few weeks away from group

I don’t have a food diary for you this time, but I do have a little update video. I’ve missed weighing in for a couple of weeks, due to a medical issue, but I’m getting back on track again now…

And for anyone who wants to see, here’s the Edwardian-style portrait photograph we had taken at Beamish this week. I love getting all dressed up in period costume. That’s me at the back in the middle, my Mum is the blonde lady who is holding the lorgnettes, and her friend Karen (from Missouri) is the other lady, And those are my adorable sons sitting in front. Hubby was working, so he didn’t make it this time round…

Chocolate Macaroon is coming back!!!

Look what’s coming back! For a limited period from 24th July, my favourite Chocolate Macaroon HiFi Light bars are coming back! I can hardly wait – these are a great fix for those of us who love Bounty Bars, as they’re only 3 syns each or you can have two of them as your Healthy B choice. Delicious!!!

Please note, I am NOT a Slimming World consultant, and this is not a commercial advert – I am not paid or compensated in any way for mentioning these bars, I just happen to love them and am REALLY excited that they’re coming back, even for a limited period, and thought others might be too!

If anyone would like me to mention stuff on their behalf, feel free to contact me and make me an offer, but I will always give my honest opinion, good, bad, or indifferent, of any products I mention on my blog.

Weekly weigh in update – wiping the slate clean

Just a very quick video while on the move, as I was in the car on my way to a concert with my lovely friend, Helen.

And because I’m really good to you all, here are a few pics from the concert (OMGs I still love Adam Ant!), because we were only a couple of rows back, right in the centre. Had a fabulous night, and now I’m ready to start again!


Day 5 of the Scan Bran Challenge

I’m starting to lose track of the days and also, slightly, the will to do this challenge, if I’m honest, but here’s what I did for day five of the challenge, and also a little showcase of some of my favourite low-syn chocolate treats.

If you’d like to try making this, I basically soaked the Scan Bran in a little sweetened coffee, broke it up, pressed it into a tub, and popped it in the fridge. Then I topped it with Syn Free Lemon Curd, the recipe for which you can find HERE.