Slimming World weigh in #64 – the one with a half…

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I was feeling really great last week after walking away from group with a (very rare at the moment) loss of 1.5lb. I felt like I was right back on track, and I have been, mostly… There always seems to be one day a week where I can’t help myself but eat junk (usually at the weekend!), and this week it was Saturday when we had a few naughty munchies to eat whilst watching the Eurovision! We did have strawberries though, but I suppose the chocolate to dip them in didn’t help much… Anyway…

Other than that, I’ve been on plan all week, eating plenty of speed food, and enjoying more steak from Muscle Food, the company I mentioned in my update last week. I really would recommend giving them a try.
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Easy Paw Patrol biscuits | Kids recipe

Paw Patrol biscuits

Do you have a Paw Patrol fan in your house? We do, both boys are obsessed with it and must watch it at least once a day; if it’s not watching it, then it’s playing with their Paw Patrol toys. They also love biscuits. And they also love making a mess helping in the kitchen, so the other day we quickly made these Paw Patrol biscuits (animal footprint biscuits really, disguised as Paw Patrol, because that makes it more fun!).

There are only 3 ingredients and you don’t really need to do much, though an adult should melt the chocolate of course. For those that have a fear of mess in the kitchen (ahem), this is pretty mess free too (unless your 2 year old decides to dip his fingers in the chocolate and smear it on his face). We made 8 biscuits, but you can make as many as you like of course – they would be great for a Paw Patrol themed party! Read more

Slimming World weigh in #63 – the one where I’m back on track…

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After my post holiday weigh in last week I was raring to go and ready for a loss this week. I’ve been pretty much on plan now since we came back from holiday and I found it quite easy to get right back into actually, more so than I thought I would. We did got to my brother-in-law’s for dinner on Saturday, and I might have eaten ate a whole pizza to myself – piglet! I was right back on plan on Sunday though and managed to get a lot of speed food in me to balance the naughty.

This week I have also had my first order from Muscle Food. I’m always seeing them pop up on my Facebook news feed and when I spotted the offer for their steak hamper I thought I would finally give them a go. I also ordered a couple of other bits to bump it up to minimum order value and I was really pleased with the amount we got! From what we have tried so far they seem really good quality and tasty too.

I think I’ve come to the realisation now that I have managed to change my eating habits to something I can maintain long term, and although I’m not quite at target yet, I have come to terms with the fact that if I want a treat, I can have it, as I know that in the right frame of mind I can just continue on as I was. I’ve always had issues with emotional eating, but that’s a whole other blog post.  Read more

3 holiday health problems and how to avoid them

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3 holiday health problems and how to avoid them

If you’re off on holiday this summer, it’s likely you’ll want to avoid anything that might scupper your chances of having the time of your life. To keep your health intact while you’re abroad, keep reading. Here are three holiday health problems and what you can do to avoid them.

1. Your period

While you may have an indication as to when your period will arrive, it can’t always be helped if your holiday plans and ‘time of the month’ clash. While tampons are an option, you may not feel comfortable and relaxed strutting your stuff at the beach if you’re on your period. So, to avoid the hassle, you could choose to delay your period instead. One option is to use the treatment norethisterone, which can delay your period for up to 17 days. In order for it to have the desired effect, you need to start the treatment three days before your period is due, and you’ll be required to take one pill three times a day. Once you’ve finished taking it, your period should start two to three days later. If you’re interested in using norethisterone for delaying your period, you should speak to your GP or consult an online specialist. Read more

Slimming World weigh in #62 – the one after the holiday…

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I mentioned in my last weigh in update that we were going on holiday last week so there wouldn’t be one, but we’re back now and I’ve been for my post holiday weigh in! The time between weigh in and us going away, I may have let myself slip a little – a bit of cake here, a few crisps there – and didn’t log the syns, naughty.

I didn’t log anything on holiday though as I had already decided I was just going to enjoy myself and do EESP until weigh in, when I got back. I did weigh myself when I got home though and my scales showed I had gained 5 or 6 lbs, eek! To be honest though, after the amount of non Slimming World friendly food that I ate, I did expect it to be much more!

I managed to stick to the EESP plan for almost 4 days and I actually quite enjoyed it, considering I always miss my pasta, potatoes, and yogurts when I do it! On the other hand though, I like that I get an extra HEB choice, so swings and roundabouts really.
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