Last week i got my half stone award at Slimming World and was over the moon, but this week i have not followed the plan as well as i should have and i actually gained weight. I won't lie i was a bit disappointed when i stepped on the scales and seen that i had gained 1lb as i have been feeling slimmer as my clothes are getting loser. I was tempted to go out and buy some chocolate after my class , but i resisted temptation although i did eat a bag of walkers crisps.
The last week has not been so great both my little ones have been unwell and my baby boy has been waking up every hour during the night screaming and then is wide awake at 5.30 am. I have been having lots of coffee this week with sugar in. I have ate all slimming world meals this week but with the little ones being unwell i have actually missed a few meals and just had fruit instead, i feel like i have not ate as much this week. And i may have ate toast with butter on almost every day for breakfast.
I never wrote down what i was eating or kept track of my syns each day, so it is no surprise i gained weight really. But it is only 1 lb, its not much and i am sure that if i stick to the plan this week then i will lose the pound i gained, plus hopefully a bit extra too.
This week i am going to plan my meals in advance, write everything down and drink more water as everyone says this helps them to lose weight. And i am also going to eat more as i seem to lose the most weight on the weeks i eat a lot of fruit and more filling meals.
Meal wise i have been eating more or less the same as previous weeks lots of salads, roast dinners, and diet coke chicken. I also tried the Slimming World meals from Iceland and i was surprised at how nice they are and they are really big portions, and best of all they are all syn free. My favourite meal i cooked is the salt and pepper chicken it is delicious and so quick and easy to make and my other half and oldest daughter even love it too, i have included the recipe below.
- 2-4 Chicken breasts
- 1 Large onion, sliced
- Green, red & yellow peppers, sliced.
- Few mushrooms
- 1/2 tsp Chinese five spice
- 1 tsp cracked black pepper
- 1-2 tbsp garlic salt
- 1-2 tbsp chilli flakes
- Frylight spray.
- Spray your pan with frylight and cook the chicken
- Add the onion, mushrooms and peppers and cook until soft
- Add the chilli fakes, garlic salt, pepper and Chinese five spice (season to suit your taste)
- stir it all together and then serve.
I serve this with plain boiled rice but you could have it with noodles, egg fried rice or chips. It is so quick to make it only takes around 20 minutes and it is all free and so filling and tasty.
To find out more about Slimming World and to find your nearest class visit the website www.slimmingworld.com