Along with half of the nation, I started my New Years diet last Monday and I’ve just nervously stepped on to our bathroom scales to find out that I’ve lost 5lbs so I’m really pleased with myself 😉
I even made myself a little tracker thingy to track my progress, although rather than set a target weight, I’ve decided to work towards smaller mini goals, the first of which is to lose a stone.
I’m following Slimming World and I’m finding it really easy so far although I’m sure it’ll get harder though once the novelty wears off so for now I’m making the most of it. I’m not going to the meetings as I’m trying to save money at the moment but I have found a fantastic forum dedicated to people trying to lose weight and I’ve been spending a fair amount of time on the Slimming World section getting hints and tips. I’m also going to be joining NotSupermum in the Big Momma Challenge to make sure that I’ve got lots of motivation and support.
My favourite two Slimming World discoveries of the week are….
Egg and Ham on wholemeal toast
Line a small ramekin dish with ham, then crack an egg into the dish and bake in the oven until the egg has cooked. Serve on a slice of wholemeal toast.
Slimming World Quiche
Using a small flan dish (or other similar ovenproof tray) layer the bottom with low fat cottage cheese and ham. Whisk 3 eggs together and pour into the flan dish, sprinkle over some grated cheese and bake in the oven until it sets. It’s like a quiche but without the pastry 😉 There’s probably loads of things you could add to this depending on what you’re in the mood for
Good luck to everyone else on a diet and to those who aren’t – Have a Wispa and a glass of wine for me.