It takes time



3 Stone later

Well, I finally got my 3 stone award! (Wahey), and have now lost a total of 3 stone and half a pound.

I feel better in myself but I don’t really feel like I’ve lost weight, I suppose its because I still have a huge way to go.

I really need to stop binge eating at weekends, I basically have weigh in on Thursday and then eat anything I want until Sunday, but if I could just have one treat a week I would be better.

I had been taking a B12 supplement which I’ve run out of so I do feel more tired now, will go get some tomorrow. When I was having it daily, I found I had more energy and was doing more cooking.

I did notice a difference for me on Friday when Nic & I went to see Robbie Williams, I had been worrying that I would sweat like mad and look terrible as we had a long walk to the ground from the car park and then up 3 tiers to our seats… but I did well and was hardly out of breath, and my make up stayed fab!

When we went 2 years ago (about the same time of year) I really struggled and was bed ridden for a week after!

I’ve bought some new clothes for the holiday and feel more confident. So something is changing within me.

It’s been a while

Not been doing very well at this weight loss thing, I’ve been yo-yo’ing up and down for months and keep getting stuck just before I reach my 3 stone target.

I think I’ve been sabotaging myself as my smear is due and I said to myself I would do it when I got to my 3 st….

Needless to say I haven’t done either yet so I’m biting the bullet and will go have it done next week and get on track with weight loss.

We went away last week and it was P’s birthday too so I’ve over indulged and the scales showed a 6.5 lb GAIN

I’ve gotta get my head back in the game, keeping a note of my food intake, tracking syns etc.

It’s 60 days til our holiday so I need to get myself back in gear

Cheese and Onion Mini Quiche

♥ Cheese & Onion Mini Quiches ♥

They work out at 0.5 syns per quiche

112g Kerry Low Low Full Flavoured Mature Cheddar Spread (this is 3 syns per 28g)
250g of low fat cottage cheese
3 eggs
1 red onion
2 spring onions
Salt & pepper
Garlic granules

Melt the Kerry Low low cheese spread in the microwave for 40 seconds.
Add the 3 eggs & cottage cheese to a mixing bowl, chop up the onions and mix altogether.
Add the melted cheese, mix well & season.
Add some garlic granules for extra flavour.
Cook on gas mark 6 for around 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.


Salmon Pâté

Syn-free on Extra Easy and Original


200g cooked skinless and boneless salmon (use leftover cooked salmon, or buy precooked salmon fillets)

200g quark

Good pinch of dried chilli flakes or other spicy seasoning

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon chopped parsley or coriander (optional)

salt and ground black pepper to taste


Simply blend all the ingredients together in a food processor, or you can mash with a fork for a coarser texture. Check and adjust the seasoning and blend again.