The first weigh in of the New Year is always a worry for me. It’s one that sets up the mindset for the forthcoming weeks so I knew that I had to give it my all and have a good week on plan. I had my new SW books at group over Christmas so was able to have a good look at the changes and get to grips with the new Extra Easy SP plan.
The new Extra Easy SP plan is ideal for those who want to boost their weightloss for a special occasion or to get you back on track. It’s not designed to be followed exclusively for weeks on end as basically you can’t have carbs or yoghurts including fat free fromage frais so follow it for a week and then follow the plan with Extra Easy days mixed throughout the week.
The new plan makes you choose foods from the Speed and Protein rich food groups, one healthy A and two healthy B choices and between 5-15 syns as normal.
I followed the Extra Easy SP plan for 7 days (minus one evening meal) and at weigh in this evening the scales showed I had lost 5lb. Woop! I’m happy with that. I’ve been asked what I had eaten throughout the week to achieve this weightloss so if you head over to Instagram you’ll see I’ve posted all my meals over there as a visual food diary.
Here’s what I ate last week –
Lunch: Wholemeal bap with scrambled egg, peeled plum tomatoes, baked beans and mushrooms
Dinner: Creamy chicken korma (replacing fromage frais with quark) and substituted rice for lots of broccoli
Syns: Pringles and Kinder chocolate
Breakfast: 2 weetabix with a splash of skimmed milk with strawberries, raspberries and pear
Lunch: Chicken salad with pickles (onions & cabbage) and a boiled egg plus 4 ryvita thins which I thought were a Healthy Extra but they’re not so make sure you check your Healthy Extras!
Dinner: Burger in a bowl with lots of lettuce, cucumber and celery (reduced fat cheese slices – HExA) decided to syn my milk (skimmed) and only 1 syn for the thousand island dressing
Syns: Milk, Mikado, Little Mr’s chicken nugget, Chocolate and Dressing
Breakfast: Breakfast • weetabix (HExB) with skimmed milk (HExA) with strawberries, raspberries, pear, black currants (frozen summer fruits) and a cup of tea
Lunch: synfree chicken salad from Subway
Dinner: Quorn peppered steak with oven baked carrot chips and a concoction of dry fried sprouts, onion, bacon and garlic
Syns: Chip, Jelly, Mikado, Chocolate biscuit
Breakfast: 2 weetabix with a dash of skimmed milk (HExA) strawberries and summer fruits
Lunch: Wholemeal roll (2nd HExB) with baked beans, mushrooms and Quorn steak with tbsp of brown sauce (1 syn) – make sure you weigh your bread.. this roll was a lot heavier than I thought!
Dinner: Nando’s lemon and herb rub chicken (1 syn) with lots of veg
Syns: Brown Sauce, Nando’s rub, Mikado, Highlights hot chocolate and low fat squirty cream
Late Breakfast: huge bowl of melon and strawberries with a coffee and a bottle of water
Dinner: Butternut squash chips made in Actifry (3 syns for oil) with 3 Quorn sausages (3 syns) with dry fried onions, 1 tablespoon of ketchup (1 syn) huge wholemeal roll (2 HExB) and salad
Syns: Oil, Tomato sauce, Quorn sausages, Smarties
Breakfast: 2 weetabix (HExB) with milk (HExA) strawberries and melon and a big mug of coffee
Lunch: synfree salad with chicken and lots of speed veg – added 4 ryvita thins as a 2nd #hexb (INCORRECT!) These are not classed as a Healthy Extra, won’t be making that mistake again!
Dinner: Slow cooker bacon, swede and BNS stew with cabbage & sugar snap peas
Syns: Smarties, Hot chocolate and low fat squirty cream
Breakfast: coffee, 2 weetabix, dash of semi-skimmed milk, melon and strawberries
Lunch: chicken salad with 4 ryvita thins (HExB – INCORRECT, as above!)
I am super happy with how the week has gone. It has been hard work making sure I was eating foods from the Speed and Protein food groups but I think I mostly made wise choices and I’ve not missed carbs too much. I have missed my usual mullerlight yoghurts for breakfast so will be using up the stash in my fridge this week.
I’m now back down to my lowest ever weight with Slimming World (44lb lost in 22 weeks) and I’m ready to tackle 2015 and get shifting some more weight!
To date (26th May 2015) I have lost 4 stone 8.5lb with Slimming World and I love it! For more info on what I’m eating, how I’m finding the extra easy plan and the use of SP days follow my journey, you can read more here or follow me using the links below, I’d love to have you along for the ride..