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The summer has played havoc with my Slimming World progress.  I really believe that routine plays an important part in any weight loss journey, and the school holidays can really put a spanner in the works.  It got me thinking about easy meals I could make and I came up with this super tasty Slimming World Spaghetti Bolognese recipe and I thought you’d like to try it. Slimming World Syns List (Free Printable Download) New Slimming World Microwave Chocolate Mug Cake Being on holiday is a real problem for me.

I’ve lost my focus with Slimming World recently and I’m trying to get back on track.  The first thing that seems to happen is I stop keeping track of my slimming world syns, and some guess work starts creeping in. I haven’t been staying to my Slimming World group, just running in to get weighed and stock up on salted caramel hi-fi bars (3 syns each) and then running out the door. It really has an impact on my weight loss progress if I don’t stay to the session.  Hearing

When I come up with a new slimming world recipe, I’m going to share it here on the blog.  This week’s recipe is slimming world ham and mushroom pasta, and it’s so east to make.  I’ve used fusilli in this version but you could easily change that and make slimming world ham and mushroom tagliatelle instead. We had inset day here after half term, which meant my two and four year old were at home together.  They were fine for most of the day, but when tiredness kicked in the

It’s been nearly a month since my last Slimming World update and I thought I’d let you know how I’ve been getting on.  I have lost a total of 5 1/2 lbs in the last few weeks, and I’m really happy with the progress I’ve been making.  The total weight loss with Slimming World is now 1 stone and 5 1/2 lbs.  I think my Slimming World chocolate mug cake is saving me from my sweet tooth and falling off the wagon.  I’ve also been eating a lot more vegetables.  This

When you join Slimming World or start following the Food Optimising eating plan you soon realise that you need some easy to make ‘go to recipes’ to help you stay on track.  One of the danger points for any weight loss plan can be when you haven’t got a lot of time and this slimming world beef & vegetable stir fry with hoisin sauce is one of my favourite quick syn free recipes when that happens. This slimming world stir fry recipe can literally be ready to eat in around

I went along to my regular Slimming World meeting last week, not really expecting to see any weight loss.  My week had become over shadowed by one piece of cake I had indulged in while I was out running errands. To be honest, it was a pretty big piece of cake so I dread to think how many calories there were in it.  To compensate for all that naughtiness, I went for black coffee, and I’m guessing that’s what saved me (not). I had completely lost sight of the fact

I was searching online for a Slimming World microwave chocolate mug cake recipe to make, and the recipes I found weren’t quite hitting the spot.  I got the impression that’s what a few people thought about the recipes they were finding too.  There was definitely something missing from the chocolate mug cake recipe so I decided to experiment and see if I could improve on what was out there on the internet. I think I’ve come up with the answer, so I thought I’d share my Slimming World microwave chocolate

I think we probably all eat a little bit too much over Christmas, but it’s important to get back into a healthy diet as quickly as possible for good weight management.  The winter is a perfect time to eat well as we can pack stews full of vegetables and bust out the slow cooker to make life easier. No doubt you will have some leftover turkey, and you might be wondering what healthy meals you can cook with it to compensate for all those chocolates and mince pies you’ve been

I thought you might appreciate an update on my slimming world journey, and why I think slimming world seems to be working for me.  I joined a slimming world group a month a go, and trust me when I say I was sceptical at first.  Now necessarily about the eating plan, as I’ve used that before and I’ve lost weight with slimming world in the past.  What I was sceptical about was how beneficial joining a slimming world group would be for me, and I have to say, now I’m

Hello everyone and welcome back to another week of my weight loss series ‘Thinking Thin’.  Thanks so much for putting up with my ramblings last week and all your kind comments.  I can’t begin to tell you how much it helped to get all that off my chest.  I must learn not to let things whir round in my head and share them either on my blog or with a friendly ear.  It brings a whole new perspective to things don’t you think?

Hello again everyone.  Thanks for coming back for another week of my Thinking Thin series.  Writing these blog posts about my weight loss struggles are so helpful for me, and I really hope they are of benefit to you too.  I firmly believe there isn’t a quick fix to losing weight or dieting, and the only real success comes from tackling the emotional issues within.  This is what really gives you long term success.

Hello everyone.  Thanks for stopping by last week and catching up with my weight loss update.  I really appreciate all the support your giving me, it’s keeping me motivated even on days when things aren’t going quite so well.  It’s also lovely to read that some of you experience some of the issues I do. As a person who experiences challenges with my relationship with food, I know how difficult breaking bad habits can be.  I think we all know what we should be eating and how we can improve

Welcome back to another week of Thinking Thin Thursday.  This week I’m dealing with over eating, which I think holds a lot of us back from being the weight we want to be. I really hope your finding my weekly updates helpful and inspiring.  I loved all the comments I received last week, and it’s great to know that readers are being inspired by my journey. Sharing it with you all is really keeping me on track to, so thanks so much for reading my posts.  I think everyone’s weight

Welcome back to another week of Thinking Thin Thursday.  I was a little bit worried about catching up with you all this week and getting on the scales after our weekend break in Liverpool.  While I was away from home and eating out with the family it was harder to stay on track, so I wondered if I’d made any progress at all. I’m pleased to report that I’ve lost a further 2lbs, which makes a total of 8lbs altogether.  I’m so happy with this, as I really expected that I would

Hello and welcome back to another week of Thinking Thin.  I really hope you’re enjoying my weekly updates and tips about weight loss.  I genuinely know how hard it is to shed those pounds and have spent most of my life yo-yoing up and down the scales.  This week I’ve got something will help us all out.  If you’ve not heard of the compound effect, read on.  It could make a big difference to your weight loss journey. I think we all know that if we eat less and move

Welcome back to Thinking Thin Thursday!  I hope you’ve had a good week and you are winning when it comes to thinking thin.  Since last week when I realised things had to change I decided to focus on one aspect of my diet, and to my surprise it really has made a massive difference. Since becoming a Mum for the third time, I’d slipped back into my old coffee drinking ways.    A sleep deprived Mum needs her caffeine, right?  Or that was my excuse anyway.  The odd cup here

A while ago I wrote a series of posts called Thinking Thin.  They documented the success of my weight loss journey over 2/3 months.  Then I fell of the wagon.  Familiar with anyone?  It was directly related to incidents in my life that affected my confidence and self esteem, and it’s taken me a long time to bounce back. Since writing the last post, the wagon well and truly left the station partly due to lack of organisation and partly due to state of mind.  It’s such a viscous circle

It’s been a long while since I’ve shared any recipes on my blog to be honest, which I have to apologise to you for.  As life has got busier with growing children, finding the time to cook properly has been a real challenge. When I’m home alone with the 3 yo and 1 yo, getting a home cooked meal together is nigh on impossible.  I’m relieved everyone likes chips, but unfortunately my dieting efforts came completely unstuck. With Little Pudding and Princess now both at nursery 3 days a week,

If you read my gratitude post last week you’ll already know I’m not very consistent. It’s a skill I long to possess but continues to elude me after a period of time.  I’m pleased to say those periods of time are getting longer, so that is progress, right?  I think we all have a trait we long to have that we think might make us a better person, or maybe there’s a few? I’ve not posted in Thinking Thin for a while, because I have been so busy losing weight

I’ve not been writing about my weight loss journey recently as it became obvious I had become distracted.  My focus had wavered and my thoughts had been crowded by things that were making me emotional and stressed.  I am an emotional eater and when I am stressed I’m faced with an overwhelming urge to binge.  To be honest, there were a few incidents, binge incidents that is.

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