Mrssavageangel Slimming World – Week 1

If you read my blog last week, you’ll know I have just spent my first week “back on plan”. So? How did it go? In some respects it was really hard. Having to stop and think about everything I ate again was something I had to consciously do. Every single time. Not picking in between meals or if I did choosing fruit or syn free foods. I had days where I had to consciously break habits I’ve made over the last few months (no cake in Dylan’s for me was a big leap!) and days where I just wanted to melt a bar of Dairy Milk and pour it down my throat (that time of the month unfortunately!) Yeah some parts of this week were hard.

But what I wasn’t expecting was how easy other parts were. In some respects it felt like coming home. Things started to slot into place from day one and I chose meals and snacks I knew I loved. I recorded everything I ate on the fab Lifeline Online planner and felt more in control than I have done in aaaaages! And it was a good feeling.

This week’s favourite foods have included pickled red cabbage (in everything! salads, stirfrys you name it) and a new discovery; Velvet Crunch Pop Corners, Sweet and Salty flavour. Kind of like popcorn chips, but only 4.5 syns per 20g pack! Yum!

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One of my favourite meals this week, was one I’ve had in the repertoire for a long time. My own take on a reeeeeeally old recipe from the other weight loss company that shall not be named ?. I shared it in group last night and I thought I’d share it here too. It’s a great veggie night dish, but substantial enough to serve without the rice if you’re doing an SP day!

Red Lentil and Pepper Curry

Free on Extra Easy

  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tbsp curry powder (whatever heat you fancy)
  • 150g red lentils
  • 3 peppers (whatever colours you have), chopped roughly
  • 1 aubergine, diced
  • 600ml vegetable stock
  • 1 can chopped tomatoes
  • Handful of chopped coriander
  1. Fry the onion and garlic in Frylight until softened. Add the curry powder and cook for a further minute
  2. Stir in the lentils, peppers and aubergine. Add the stock, stir and bring to the boil.
  3. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 30 mins, stirring from time to time
  4. Remove lid from pan, add chopped tomatoes, season and allow to bubble for another 15 mins or until desired consistency.
  5. Stir in chopped coriander

Serve with rice and fat free natural yogurt for a syn free meal. Serve without rice and extra veg for an Extra Easy SP day

If you have the syns, this is bad boy is also lovely sprinkled with toasted flaked almonds (3 syns for 10g) and mango chutney (average 2 syns per tbsp).

Lush!

However, despite my best efforts this week really seemed to drag. I think that was because I was so desperate to check I was doing it right. Desperate to get on those scales and get that positive reinforcement that, yes, I was on the right path. And after last night’s weigh in, it would seem I am.


What a result! Shaking my Pom Poms all over the place right here. It’s been a long time since I weighed in knowing I was owed a good result, because I know I’d worked hard for it. It gave me a warm feeling inside. I think it’s called pride.

Next week’s target is 2lb loss.

How’s your week been? What have been your favourite dishes or foods this week? I’d love to know.

Have an awesome week!

love

Lisa

xxxxx

 

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Comments

  1. diaryofuem says:

    This sounds delicious! Im not on SW or anything, or a veggie but this looks really yummy! (except maybe the aubergine ha) will have to add this to my list of recipes to try!

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Do!!! Its delicious, feeds an appreciative crowd too! You can make it all the fancier with the addition of almonds, mango chutney and a naan bread if you’ve got people coming. Its also a great standby for Vegetarian friends!

  2. Yay! Well done on a strong start. Keep doing what you’re doing and I’m sure you’ll stay on target x

  3. Wow, congratulations on such a great loss! I’ve heard lots of good things about Slimming World and it sounds like it’s a really good plan for you. The recipe looks great too. #marvmondays

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Thanks Naomi! It really works for me and once you’re over the initial hurdle of starting to get your head round it, it’s actually incredibly simple.

  4. Good for you! Great loss and I love the look of your lentil curry recipe – I need a few new ideas! I’m also on a mission to lose weight and blogging about it. I’m beginning to feel the pressure that it’s all very public! Hopefully it’ll be a good motivator to keep going!!! Sarah #marmondays

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Oh no don’t feel pressured! That’s the worst thing. If you need to step back do! But being honest with a big group of people can be very motivating and cathartic so don’t be scared! Xxxx

  5. that curry looks a great recipe to work with, spices are great instead of salt and really tasty. Good luck with your new year’s targets. #MarvMondays

  6. All the best for meeting and maintaining this year’s targets. The curry recipe looks lovely and not too rich 🙂

  7. Well done Lisa – what a result. Sounds like you deserve it! I am trying to lose weight )I am ALWAYS trying, but at the moment I am actually TRYING, IYKWIM.) The sensible easting is one part, but I am trying to shoehorn more exercise into my bust schedule as I find I can’t really shift any weight with healthy eating alone… Wish me luck!
    Good luck with this week’s weight loss target
    x Alice
    #sharethejoy

  8. Michelle Twin Mum says:

    A big well done on that loss and thanks for the curry recipe, it sounds great. Mich x

  9. Woo hoo! Well done Lisa you knocked it out of the park! Remember it takes up to a month to cement new habits so that’s probably why this first week was so hard. Keep going! Thanks so much for linking up this happy (and delicious-sounding) post at #sharethejoy x

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Thank you so much Michelle. Yes making the new (well they were my old habits, but they were so easily usurped!) habits stick will take time. Which is why I’m being particularly vigilant atm, to make sure they do. Thanks for hosting!

  10. Congrats on having a great week and on your fab weight loss, wow! Sounds like a great recipe too. Yum. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays! Kaye xo

  11. Wow that’s brilliant, well done! And carry on shaking those pom poms, I’m sure it counts as exercise 😉 x #sharethejoy

  12. Well done sweet, that’s fab! I think I’ll be trying that recipe out to,sounds yum. Thanks for linking up to #SundaySweets, hope to see you back tomorrow x

    • mrssavageangel says:

      Thank you honey! Do try it, its one of our faves and it can be tarted up or dressed down as much as you like. Oscar even used to eat it when he was weaning – not so much now though. Who knows maybe some day 😉 Thanks for hosting!

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