My Slimming World Journey | Week 1

As you may know if you read my previous post, I've joined slimming world, and I intend to blog about my weight loss journey. If I blog about it I can't quit right? I joined last Tuesday making this my first weigh in on plan, I'm going to count it as week one. I think it went really well to be honest, just going to the meeting is a big achievement for me, It is full of people that I don't know. I don't like social situations but it's something I want to improve, for myself but also for Emily. Having a child really changes the way you see the world, I want her to grow up to be strong, independent and confident. I'm not confident, I shy away from everyone, and everything. In order for her to be confident I need to start being more confident and to do that I need to be more comfortable in my own skin. I'm not happy with the way I look and I hope to loose some weight. 

I have never liked the way I look, whenever I look into the mirror my reflection saddens me. I shouldn't be ashamed of what I look like, but I am. I've always been a big busted girl, which people think is brilliant and often comment on how lucky I am. It's not lucky though, do you know how frustrating it is to have to buy tops two sizes up just so they go over your bust, having a body that looks so out of proportion. The backache that you get from having them. Urgh I would swap in a heartbeat. To go from a G to a D would be nice. However that isn't going to happen so I intend to change the rest of me. Get to a weight that I am happy with. So my weigh in is on a Tuesday, So I will be posting these blog posts on a Wednesday from now on.

This week I lost 5.5lbs. I think considering that it is my first week since joining that is pretty damn good! The biggest challenge is to cut out snacking. I'm so bad at snacking, I usually forget to eat breakfast, and then as soon as Emily has her morning nap, I realize that I am all of a sudden hungry and then comes the snacking. I'm happy to say that this week I haven't done that at all. I have been super good and It is a start. 


I made some gorgeous curly wurly brownies this week, I fancied something chocolately and these seemed to hit the spot. Here is the recipe.

3 Medium eggs
50g self raising flour (8 syns)
1 curly wurly (6 syns)
1 sachet fudge hightlights or options salted caramel (2 syns)
2 teaspoons cocoa powder (2 syns)
10g sweetner
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons water

Spray a baking tray with fry light
preheat oven to gas mark 4/180 degrees
Mix the flour, hot chocolate sachet, cocoa powder and sweetner together.
Whisk in the eggs, water and vanilla extract
pour into a baking tray
break the curly wurly into 12 even pieces and lay ontop of the mixture.
bake for around 10 minutes until knife removes clear.

This makes 12 brownies. Which makes them 1.5 syns each.

1 comment

  1. well done on a fantastic first week, I keep hearing people mention these brownies but I have yet to try them myself xx


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