My Slimming World Journey | Week 3

Hello lovelies! Weigh in day was yesterday and I am happy too say that I lost another 2lbs. I honestly thought this week would be a gain. I have had a absolutely terrible week, I have felt down in the dumps. Like a broken record, I am sure you all know that I suffer from depression and anxiety well this weekend it all just got on top of me. It started on Thursday, I woke up and felt so down. I don't know what caused it, sometimes these things just happen I guess and it really did impact everything. I didn't want to get out of bed, I laid in bed at 8am, Emily was still snoozing and cried. I had no reason to cry, I just needed to and thought once I cried I would feel better. Sadly that wasn't the case. It lasted all weekend. I cried at everything and anything. I felt poorly, I had headaches, I felt sick whenever I ate, I was snappy at Sam. I managed to hold it together when Emily was awake but as soon as she went to bed so did I. I came off plan completely, I just couldn't be bothered to think about what meals we were having, I just cooked whatever was there. I ate a little bit too much junk food and wallowed. I woke up Monday and it was like a weight was lifted off my shoulders. I have no idea what caused the little slump but I am so glad it is over and I am back on plan. 

I have tried some yummy recipes this week, I made a BBQ chicken and bacon pasta bake, which I have to admit is my favourite thing I have ever made (recipe below). Another favourite this week was  chicken and pasta salad. I went off salad for such a long time, but I really enjoyed it so I have put it back on the meal plan list for this week as a lunch. I would love to hear about your slimming world journey, feel free to leave me your links below.
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This week's recipe is one of my favourites, it is a BBQ chicken and bacon pasta bake. I was a little skeptical about making this pasta bake. It is difficult to recreate a BBQ flavour but this is absolutely amazing and spot on, much to my suprise.


Chicken breast
bacon
80g of light cheddar
1 teaspoon of mustard powder
chopped garlic
500g passata
5 tablespoons Worcester sauce
3 tablespoons sweetener
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
pasta
onion
peppers

Preheat the oven too 180 degrees.
In a bowl mix the passata, Worcester sauce, balsamic vinegar, mustard powder, and garlic. Mix it well.
Chop the onion and peppers into small chunks and fry them in a pan until they are softened. Add the bacon and chicken and fry off until it is cooked through. 
Boil the pasta according to the packaging instructions.
Put the pasta into a oven proof dish, add all of the ingredients and mix it together. Top with the light cheddar and bake for 20-25 minutes. 

7 comments

  1. Well done on your weight loss! :)
    The pasta bake looks fab, I'm going to add that to our list of meals for next week- we need inspiration! xx

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    1. Thank you!! I hope you enjoy the pasta bake! x

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  2. Well done on your weight loss, I hope you're feeling better in yourself now.
    I've just posted a low syn recipe for cheesy chicken nuggets :)

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    1. I'm getting there slowly, still feeling a little down and had a disappointing weigh in today! I've noted the recipe. It looks very yummy! x

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  3. Now that pasta bake looks yummy and I can imagine all my boys liking it! Going to have to try it! Thanks for sharing Steph!

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    1. The pasta bake is delicious, I would definitely recommend it. Enjoy! x

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  4. Well done on your loss! I know what you mean about a slump, I also suffer with anxiety and depression and find it hard when I'm having one of those...I either eat nothing or all of the wrong things! x

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