My Slimming World Journey | Week 2


Well this weeks weigh in wasn't as good as last weeks, I'm sorry I am late at uploding I haven't really been in the right mind set to blog but that is for another post and another story.  I have really been enjoying trying different foods, and adjusting my diet to include healthier meals. Although I do miss my cheesy pasta bake like crazy! This week wasn't a very good one in my opinion. I only lost 1.5lbs, but that is better than maintaining and even better than a gain. That means a total of 7lbs has been lost already. High five. I can do this right. I also recieved my 1/2 stone award which I am absolutely thrilled about.

I have to give massive thanks to Lori, my consultant. I was very nervous about joining slimming world because of my anxiety and how anxious I become around new people. Hubs recommended that I ring her before hand, and that way it wouldn't be less daunting, also she would know I was coming which actually stopped me from dropping out. She was amazing, and went out of her way for me, she arranged for me to attend my first session slightly earlier than it started. This actually gave me the opportunity to get to know her, and It made the whole thing more relaxed and easier to cope with. I will be forever grateful to her for that. 

I have found that meal planning has really helped, I love to be organised, on a Friday I write our meal plan for the week, including alternatives for Emily if what we are having isn't suitable for her. I have found that her Ella's kitchen cook book has provided some amazing recipes which allows her to have the same as us, but not with all the spice. I have a post on that coming up, keep a eye out. Once I have our meal plan jotted down, I then go onto writing a shopping list which includes the ingredients I may need for the weeks meals, and also our essentials such as bread, bottled water, milk and so on. I found that this has also cut down the food waste, and also the cost. I go into the shops armed with my list, and come out without any extra's. Which hubs is very happy about. I am really enjoying this life change and really hope that I stick to it. 


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My favourite thing from this week has to be the chicken chow mein, it tasted just like the chinese one, but it was healthier. So here is the recipe.


3 chicken breasts
2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
crushed garlic
8 tablespoons of dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon of ground ginger
1 tablespoon of Chinese 5 spice
400g of dried noodles
300g of stir fry vegetables

Mix together the red wine vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, ginger and chinese 5 spice.
Pour this over the sliced chicken and mix together ensuring that all of the chicken is coated in the marinade sauce. Leave it to marinate in the fridge for about a hour.
Cook the noodles according to the packaging instructions and then set aside.
In a little fry light, fry the chicken for 5 minutes over a medium-high heat, then add the vegetables and cook for a further 5 minutes.
Tip the noodles into the pan and add the remaining marinade sauce. Stir and then serve.

If you make this let me know what you think, see you next week!

3 comments

  1. Well done on your loss, 1.5 is great even if it doesn't feel like it, as you rightfully say it is better than a maintain or gain!
    I've recently re-started SW and am loving it, I've lost 8.5lbs so far but have a lot more to go!
    Looking forward to following your journey.

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  2. If you google 1.5lbs of fat you will be amazed! A loss is a loss in my eyes and it sounds like your doing fab! That chow mein looks yummy. Well done on getting your half stone award and good luck for the week ahead :-)

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  3. I think I know which group you go to - we sometimes weigh in at that group when we can't make our normal group. Well done for getting your half stone award.

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