Low Syn Slimming World Treats

Sometimes, the syn free stuff can get stale and although I no longer attend Slimming World, I still loosely follow the plan because it still helps me.

So here are my low syn treats when an apple or carrot stick just won’t cut it.

Sweet

  • Curly Wurly 26 grams- 6syns
  • Mikado – 1 stick 0.5 syns
  • Freddo Original- 5 syns
  • Chomp-5.5 syns
  • Fudge- 5.5 syns
  • 2 finger Kitkat- 5.5 syns
  • Alpen Light Bars-3 syns each
  • Milkybar-13.5 gram bar is 5.5 syns
  • Milkyway 21.5 gram- 5 syns
  • Ferrero Rocher- 1 for 3.5 syns
  • Aero Milk Chocolate Mousse- 5 syns, mint one is 5.5 syns
  • Jelly tots -3.5 syns
  • Dairy Milk Buttons-4 syns
  • Walnut Whip- 8syns
  • Cadburys Creme Egg – 9 syns (but SO WORTH IT)
  • Pink and Whites Wafers-2.5 syns
  • Hartley Sugar Free Jelly- 0.5 syns
  • Cadburys Animal chocolate biscuits 22gram bag- 5 syns
  • Soreen Lunchbox loafs- 4.5 syns
  • Penguin Chocolate biscuit bar- 5.5 syns
  • Cadbury Twirl 21.5 gram bar- 6 syns
  • Kinder Bueno twin bar- 6 syns per bar
  • Fibre One bar Chocolate- 4.5 syns
  • Bounty Milk Chocolate Bar- one half is 7 syns
  • Maltesers 37gram bag – 9.5 syns
  • McVities Jaffa Cake Bar – 5syns
  • McVities Chocolate Hobnobs- 4.5syns
  • Muller Light Chocolate fix – 5 syns
  • Muller Light Chocolate Fix Layers- 3.5 syns
  • Metcalfe’s Skinny Popcorn Sweet ‘n’ Salt 17gram bag – 4 syns

 

Savoury

  • Wotsits- 4.5 syns
  • Quavers 20gram bag- 4.5 syns
  • Cheetos- 3.5 syns
  • Walkers Baked crisps- 5.5 syns
  • Sunbites- 6syns
  • Walkers Squares-5.5 syns
  • Hula Hoops Puft- 3.5 syns
  • Snaps Crisps- 3 syns
  • Skips- 4.5 syns
  • Walkers French Fries-4.5 syns
  • Beef & Pickled Onion Space Raiders 13gram bag – 3 syns
  • Velvet Crunch Crisps- 4syns
  • Laughing Cow light Original Cheese triangle- 1.5syns
  • Mugshots- all free except Thai Style which is 0.5 syns
  • Pot Noodle Chicken and Mushroom- 7 syns (these are quite high in salt though)
  • Dairylea Dunkers Jumbo Tubes 47gram- 6syns
  • Dairylea Dunkers Breadsticks 47gram- 5.5syns

 

If there’s any more you think I should add to this list, let me know and I will add more as I think of them too. I might even set up a treat box with some of these like I’ve seen other people do.

Also, please double check these on the SW app as syn values do change over time and mine may not be accurate a few months down the line. πŸ™‚

Speak soon lovelies

SIMW

xx

Life Update: Marriage and Weight Gain

As the title suggests, this is both a positive and kick up the bum post.

I need to get it out or I’ll explode. So first the good; I GOT MARRIED!

WOOOOOOO! After nearly 9 years I finally got hitched to Mr Fisher and I could not be happier.

Here are just a few pics of the amazing day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a wonderful day and soo many people came.

And now the not so good.

I am really struggling with this healthy living lark.

In the lead up to the wedding I had something to aim for because I needed to make sure I could fit into my dress but I had been struggling for a whileΒ  if I’m being honest with myself.

Firstly, this has nothing to do with quitting Slimming World as that was making me miserable; that was obsessing TOO MUCH about the scales, which isn’t healthy either in my opinion.

I know living healthy will help me live longer but something just isn’t clicking for the long-term in my brain at the moment.

At the weekend,we did our weekly shop and along with all the typical salad that is a regular in my trolley now, we picked up some indian starters, not just 1 or 2,4 different varieties and about 6 of each. Then I fancied one of those packs of mediterranean meats; you know the ones that have fat in them like serrano ham and such like. So I grabbed a huge pack because they were the only ones that had variety and because we had that, we got a pizza to put some of the meat on. (I NEVER BUY PIZZA IN THE SUPERMARKET)

I feel like I’m losing control of my ability to say no, or my ability to balance out the bad with the good. I was pretty good last week because when I’m at work, I have routine, but it gets to Friday and its like I let my cares disappear and shovel whatever I can in my mouth.

I feel like if Lee’s having something, then I want it too because I don’t want to miss out. I HATE MISSING OUT,especially when it comes to food.

I know I should draw a line under it and enjoy those little wobbles because life is about balance, but I can see my body shape changing and not for the better. 😦

I’ve worked so frigging hard but it seems to be getting really hard for me to keep my healthy food in check.

My little sister is joining Slimming World with my mum on Wednesday, so I’m hoping they can give me some motivation because I don’t want to go back up into the next stone bracket because I’ll feel like I’ve failed.

I’m trying not to use the scales too much but I need to get over myself and see what the damage is, and take my measurements again to see where I am with things.

I need help. How do you get back on it if your brain has basically given up and every time anyone offers you anything remotely naughty,you say yes straight away.

PLEASE HELP, I am seriously struggling :((

SIMW

xx

5 days to go

Hi Lovelies,

I know its been a while and I do apologise but let’s get a move on eh?

I get married in 5 days and cannot believe how stressed I feel. I am trying to do what I can to remain calm but I’m a naturally anxious worrier, so it’s proving difficult.

It doesn’t help that I’ve had a few last minute guest cancellations but hey ho, there we go eh?

So to try and keep calm, I have been listening to meditations for the past week or so, putting lavender oil and spray on my pillow and wrists before bed but am not really sure what else to do.

Most of the stuff is organised so there’s not a lot to do on that side of things so I’d love some tips if anyone who is a natural worrier has gotten married and can give any advice?

My mind is full of ‘what if’ scenarios that if they were to happen, I can’t do anything about it but my mind still thinks up all sorts of weird and wonderful events that could steer the wedding day off course in some way or another.

I’m stopping at my mums the night before, so I know a night away from my bed isn’t the best thing but hoping that a night at my mums (my childhood home) will help keep me calm.

It’s amazing how many problems create themselves when you know you have a day planned out in a certain way.

Hope to hear from you lovelies soon!

SIMW

xx

 

 

 

Time for a Revelation

Hiya lovelies,

How’re you doing?

I’ve been super busy working a wedding show last weekend and then subsequently ate my own body weight in takeaway. Mcdonalds, indian, chinese, indian again…you name it, I’ve eaten it.

Anyway, I’m back on the straight and narrow this week and have to tell you this as I feel like it’s a bit of a revelation.

Are you ready?

I’m taking a break from Slimming World.

Now I’m not saying I’ve quit and shouting hurray from the roof tops but I have to say it was messing with my mental state and I knew it was time to take a break.

I’m in a completely different stage of my journey now than I was when I first started this blog, and am focussing more on toning up and building muscle than weight loss. I feel comfortable in the fact that I can stick around 12 and a half stone for the rest of my life and still eat healthily with some naughty treats thrown in there too.

Yes it’s a constant battle and maybe I will go back to Slimming World after some time away, but for now I am going to try and stick to it my own way, without the constant worry about what the scales might say each week.

I’m going to get weighed maybe every 2 weeks and then try to move it to once a month and, ( I know I say this all the time) I’m going to take my bloody measurements and progress pictures because I have the shittest memory ever!

I hope that wherever you are on your journey, you’re smashing your goals but even if you’re struggling, that’s ok too.

I have been too hard on myself and have forgotten the amazing achievement of 9 stone loss. Yeah I know it’s not the magic 10 but is that extra stone gonna magically make me happier? No.

I thought I’d be happy at a 16-18 and then realised I could keep going, so I did.

And now I’m at a point where I want to try and build my strength and fitness and see if I can up those weights and build up my stamina running for longer periods of time.

These little goals are my new way of maintaining my health, so if I can eat healthy 80% of the time, I think we’re onto a winner, don’t you?

SIMW

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It was going so well…

Ok so, I started off so well and then my laziness appeared Friday and this happened…

 

Yeah I did not make it to the end of Dry January, I know, I’m crap! But I did 20 days and that’s something I suppose. I had nearly a full bottle of wine and a curry (that we made…with a packet sauce, but had it with salad…and a few buffet chicken things from Iceland).


Then Saturday I had a huge bowl of Mini chocolate chip Weetabix (no weighing and measuring there) and tried not to eat much all day, then around 6ish, we drove to get a KFC. Not just chicken though mind; I had a Wicked Zinger towered large meal with coleslaw for my side AND a flaming wrap too.

The Sunday I made a definite effort to have a healthy breakfast so had 3 reduced fat sausages, 2 scrambled eggs, some beans and mushrooms… And I knew I had a busy day of shopping round Country Baskets for my bouquet stuff for the wedding (Have you ever been? It is AHMAZING!).

Mum managed to spend Β£60 bless her on fake flowers for my bouquet and all the buttonholes, along with lots of ribbon, oasis (stuff you stick flowers in) and other glitzy bits.

I’m quite nervous now as it isn’t very far away and I still have a lot to pay for. Just wondering where to find the money I suppose haha.

Anyway, in the evening I had a few well-spent hours with my better half listening to some music (managed to sip 4 rum and diet cokes in the process) and had a chicken dinner with all the ‘healthy’ trimmings.


I think it’s safe to say my weekend was pretty much trashed food wise but ah well, onwards and upwards!

Had a good day yesterday, went to gym and hoping to have another good day today, followed by a gym sesh too. πŸ™‚

Keeping my fingers crossed for a maintain but a loss would be great too. I went to the gym 4 times last week and think I pulled a muscle, so am paying for it slightly now. I need to remember not to go too hard and to properly stretch afterwards.

My weigh in is tomorrow (or Today as I’m posting this) for those who don’t know and I still need to get back in target. I need to lose 1.5lb to do that.

Will update you here but be sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook as I update there first.

Have a wonderful day lovelies and speak soon!

SIMW

x

Reminding myself of how far I’ve come

OK, so it’s time for a little self love which I feel is way overdue if I do say so myself.

We all go around shouting body positivity and saying fuck what everyone else thinks. You are you and you are unique, so it doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks…Right?

But how many of you actually believe that? How many of you appreciate what you are both inside and out? I don’t, I’ll be honest, but I’m trying.

I fall foul of this and say I appreciate what I’ve achieved but its been that slow a process for the last 12 months or so, that I seem to have forgotten just how damn hard I have worked over the past 3 years to get where I am now.

So without further delay,here are a few of my old pics and a few new ones mixed in too, just to show both you and myself how far I have come and how much progress I’ve made.

Hopefully this will help you as much as I’m hoping it will me.

I definitely recommend this to anyone who feels complacent with their diet or healthy lifestyle and I do try not to call it a diet because it shouldn’t be. But we restrict ourselves if we have a particularly heavy weekend with the booze or food and we shouldn’t.

The aim should be just to live healthier in general, not 4 days on and 3 days off. It doesn’t work that way.

Anyway I’m moving off topic here but what I’m trying to say is, if you are one of those who feel like they are trying to live healthier but are just going through the motions. Find a collection of photos both before, during and at the shape you are now and really look at them and take in everything you have achieved.

If you’re just starting your journey, then find a photo of you where you felt fantastic and use that as a goal to feel as good as you did in that photo. It doesn’t necessarily mean to lose a certain amount of weight but maybe to get better sleep, or learn to find new hobbies to do in your spare time or just to do more fun things that makes you happy.

Whatever it is, hold onto it and remind yourself how well you’re doing and that yes, you ARE ENOUGH.

Woah got a bit deep there.

Speak Soon lovelies, have a fab day!

SIMW

x

 

 

SW Update and Dry January

Good Morning lovelies!

How are you doing today? Did you have a good weekend making good choices?

God I sound like a Slimming World consultant!

AAnnywwhhooo, Just a little update on how things are going. I lost 3lb at SW on Wednesday, am still sticking to the Dry January plan (and struggling ever so slightly!)15 days to go, so I’m almost half way there!

Me and my bestie took some pictures of our body shapes at the gym the other day, to try and have a better way of measuring our progress in terms of toning up for the big day in June.

So here are my pics…please be kind and those of you who have followed me since the beginning know how big the transformation has been so far.

Just ignore the face here…not really sure what I was doing!

So this is what I have to work with and my aim is to try and pull in my stomach and waist and try and tone up my arms as best I can before my wedding day.

Here’s hoping you have a wonderful week and keep track of my updates on Instagram as I post my meals on there..

Speak soon lovelies!

SIMW

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