Weigh In and Weighing

I went to Slimming World last night, not expecting to be pleased with the result and I had lost 3 pounds so I was very pleasantly surprised by that.  I was over my daily syns or unable to calculate them so many times last week so I was pleased with the loss.

I worked from home today so I was able to eat very well.  Eggs, ham and mushrooms for breakfast.eggs, ham and mushrooms A snack of grapes.green and red grapes I used my new scales for the first time today and they are excellent.  They have a larger scale for standard weighing of items such as a mixing bowl you want to add baking ingredients to and a small scale which measures in 0.1 increments of a gram.  Perfect for weighing out 25g of Cheddar to grate in to my soup.

I haven’t been able to weigh anything recently which is necessary when counting syns and I am pleased with my new purchase.Precision scale I heated up some of the ribollita soup I had made on Sunday.  It is so good and was even better with some Cheddar.  Very tasty indeed.  If I have the energy, I will post the recipe tomorrow.Ribollita I love working from home as I don’t waste 3 hours a day commuting so I was available earlier to cook dinner.  Harvey wanted noodles and I wanted vegetables so we had a huge stir fry.

Vegetable and Noodle Stir Fry with Chicken and Salmon (Serves 4 – 6)



2 garlic cloves, crushed
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp grated ginger
1 tsp chopped chillis (optional)
1 tbsp brown sugar
juice of 1 lime

3 tbsp oil
Chopped vegetables ( I used sweet potato matchsticks, carrot matchsticks, French green beans, pak choi, red and green pepper, broccoli)
Fresh basil and mint
Pre cooked noodles
Pre cooked chicken and salmon (optional)


Mix sauce ingredients together and set aside
Chop up all vegetables.  I put them in 2 bowls: veggies that take longer such as sweet potato, carrots and green beans in one and everything else in the other
Heat oil in a wok or large frying pan
Fry vegetables in batches
add the sauce and heat through
Add the noodles, chicken and salmon
When it’s all cooked or warmed through, serve and garnish with chopped mint and basil

veg for stir fry 12-11-14 Stuff your face!dinner 12-11-14 2 I really enjoyed this and so did everyone else.Dinner 12-11-14


Today’s diary 12th November 2014

Free Foods

salmon, plain or smoked
Carrot Kale
Leek Mushrooms
eggs chicken
ham cannellini beans
broccoli peppers
spinach french/string beans
garlic Cubes
Healthy Extras

a 250ml semi-skimmed milk
b 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

Basic, Sugar, all varieties 1
Basic, Honey 1
Basic, Honey 1
Basic, Dressing, Sweet chilli sauce/dipping sauce
Butter, full fat 2
Butter, full fat 2
Basic, Oil, all types excluding extra virgin olive oil 2
Cheese, basic, Cheddar, full fat 5
Total Syns 15½

About Lose Weight and Gain Health

Hi! My name is Zoe and I live in Hastings, East Sussex, with my son Harvey and dog, Milton. I have been fighting the fat for years but this time I am serious. I want to lose weight and gain health. This blog is about how I am changing my lifestyle so I can lose weight but not by just "being on a diet" but by making small changes to our lives so that as I lose weight, I gain health. I want my family to be healthy too and never have to struggle with their weight like I have. In common with many large people, I have gained and lost weight many times over the years. This time, I want to lose it and maintain a healthy low weight. I am interested in eating food that is nutrient dense and delicious and that appeals to children and adults. I do not eat animal products so follow a vegan diet. I try to use locally produced food supplemented with what I can grow myself. I support and try to use local farmers markets and farm shops. Another objective is to add more exercise to our days. It sounds so simple when I write it down :-)
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2 Responses to Weigh In and Weighing

  1. These recipes that you shared look wonderful. Thank you for sharing!

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