Friday 23 October 2015

The Road is Long!

Lots of people know that I've been on a journey, a very long journey with Slimming World! I've been doing it for 3 years, and that's not a problem because it's not a diet it's a lifestyle, but this year I have only been maintaining my loss.  The loss I've maintained this year is 3 stone (52lbs) and while I'm pleased with that I still need to lose more, a lot more!

I had become complacent and I know I won't be happy going another year with only maintaining and not losing, for that reason I've decided to keep myself on track by sharing my weight loss highs and lows, ups and downs (hopefully more downs than ups on the scales!) on my blog.

I weigh on a Thursday evening so blogging my week and, I hope, my weight loss, along with recipes and tips, on a Friday will help me to remain focused.  This is something I could have started at the beginning of 2016 but why wait when I want to focus NOW, I would love to lose a stone (14lbs) by Christmas.

I had a very disappointing gain this week, 1lb in fact, and I was upset because I had tried so hard and really thought I was going to have a good loss.  This post would probably have been a lot different if I had of had a loss, it would even have been different if I'd written it this morning when I was still feeling dejected if I'm honest.  Right now though I'm feeling fine about it and I'm looking forward to the week ahead :)

One of the things I'll me making to help me be prepared and stay on track are delicious muffins, yes muffins that will keep me on plan!  The muffins I'm making are 1.5 SYNS each or 4 muffins for a Healthy Extra B choice, I normally have them as a HEB and eat 2 in the morning and 2 in the evening because they are so filling.

To make them you will need:

4 Weetabix
4 beaten eggs
1 toffee Mullerlite
8 tbsp sweetener
4 cap fulls of salted caramel flavouring:
Put all of the ingredients in a bowl:
And combine well:
Divide in to 8 muffin cases:
And bake for approximately 20-25 minutes at 190/200 degrees or until golden, voila:
Very quick and easy to make and I think they are lovely.

This week I am committing myself to:

1. Try a new fruit.
2. Try a new recipe.
3. Lose 3lbs

Wish me luck!

Thanks for stopping by
Jo xx


debs14 said...

I'm on Slimming World too! At target so I only have to weigh in once every three weeks. I guarantee I fall off the wagon for two weeks then get back on track for a week before weigh in!
Tried the pork stir fry in oyster sauce from this month's magazine this week and it was lovely and syn free!
Good luck with getting that loss in time for Christmas.

Unknown said...

Seems you are as focused as you were when you first started, I can see this time next year another 3 stone down! You can do this because you want too! I know I annoy you but I'm really proud of your hard work to lose this weight, it's not easy x love you x

cannycrafter said...

Thanks for sharing I may try that recipe! I have been maintaining since the summer and need to kick start again! Keep going you inspire me!

Sandra said...

You've seriously got this. And I'm behind you every step of the way. I'm going to try these, they sound delicious xxx

Becky said...

I'm behind you Jo! I know you can do that 14lbs by Christmas :). Looking forward to joining you on your continued journey. And I must try these muffins! Off to group myself in an hour (7.45 am start on a Saturday morning - I must be mad!) - joining SW was the best decision I made this year. Anyway good luck to you x

Barbara Eads said...

Your muffins sound amazing! Unfortunately, they also contain ingredients I've never heard of. Good luck on your journey. I'm with you!!

Sian said...

I'm wishing you all the luck in the world! You've done a fantastic job so far, keep journeying and we'll all be there to cheer you on.

I like the sound of these..if they're filling, they're a winner, for sure

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Wishing you all the very best with your continuing journey Jo. As Sandra says, you've got this.