I have tried very hard to follow the Slimming World rules today to ensure I lose weight by the end of the week. I had a very ‘off-plan’ weekend and do not want to gain weight or fail to lose any.
Very light breakfast of a large orange with 14 cashew nuts (HE B)It was a lovely morning for a beach walk but I resisted the temptation as I was going walking in the Country Park later and I had loads of chores to do today. I enjoyed doing a lot of exercise last week but this week I need to get some work done too.There were a few people down on the sand, enjoying the lovely walking conditions.Sigh ……. no time to stand and stare today.Lunch was easy. I boiled a few new potatoes and heated some leftover lentil and vegetable bolognaise with some extra baked beans added.One of the Slimming World rules is to fill 1/3 of your plate with “speed” foods. Oranges are speed foods so I can definitely tick the speed box for breakfast but I am not sure about lunch. Onions, mushrooms, tomatoes and courgettes are all speed foods and the lentil bolognaise was full of those so I think I am ok here. This was delicious and syn free.After lunch I took Milton to Hastings Country Park, with Rebecca and Beryl. 500 acres to walk around in.Another lovely day in the park. I really enjoy walking on the beach or close to it but the views from the cliff tops across the sea are also immensely enjoyable.I love these clouds.There are lots of mushrooms growing on the ground but I have no idea if they are edible or even if we are allowed to take them so they are still growing there.
I snacked on some grapes and a small banana this afternoon. They are free but not speed foods. I also drank a few cups of tea, mainly Rooibos with soya milk (HE A).Supper was a quick and easy black bean and sweetcorn taco meal. I bought a taco kit (contains the taco shells, a sachet of seasoning mix and a sachet of salsa which I didn’t use) and warmed through a tin of black beans with the kernels from 2 cobs of corn and 4 large spring onions. I added the taco seasoning powder and 150ml water and simmered it for 10 minutes. That was the same instructions as if you were using minced beef which the recipe of the taco kit says to use.
I had 2 taco shells, filled with the black bean mix, topped with a little vegan cheddar-style cheese and served with 2 huge tomatoes and a large chunk of cucumber.
- 2 taco shells = 7 syns (3.5 each !!)
- 10-15 g vegan cheddar-style cheese = 2 syns (estimated as SW online does not have the exact brand I used)
- 1/2 the Old El Paso sachet of taco seasoning = 1.5 syns
Total syns for supper = 10.5
I did well today and finished the day very much on plan.