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Monday, 10 September 2012

Week 6… Weigh In

Quite pleased this week after last weeks weight gain.. I have managed to lose 3lb this week. I had no grapes all week ( Thanks Frankie) but had a hospital appointment and mentioned my lack of “going” i was given some lactulose which is absolutely vile, i had to take it day and night but it didnt work either..
By the end of the week i was so desperate and in so much pain i decided that i needed some comfort food so went to the local chippy and bought fish and chips.. I savoured every single mouthful and the following day I WENT!!!  
Could my problem be  that i am been “too good”? I stick to the correct syns, i eat plenty of fruit and veg and also drink plenty of water too.. Seems my body needed grease to help me on my way…

Monday, 3 September 2012

Week 5 Weigh In

This week isn’t a good week. I have put on 4lb.. i knew i would eventually but at least i know why.. I can’t poo!! I’m drinking  water by the gallon, eating fruit and veg by the garden full but still i can’t go. I had a laxative the other night as the pain i have is awful but it didnt work.. I’ve been to see my GP   and was informed i need to drink more water and eat more fresh fruit and veg!!  Blimey any more and i swear i’ll explode..
I wonder if anyone else has the old “Can’t go the the loo” problem? be great to hear i’m not alone in this

Monday, 27 August 2012

Week 4 Weigh In

Boy oh boy am i a very happy bunny!!! I got on the scales on Saturday Morning only to have lost another 4lb!! that is 1 stone 3lb i’ve managed to lose in 4 weeks!!!
My menu has been varied and never boring.. I’ve never thought “oo i can’t have that” If i have wanted something i’ve had it but in moderation! I’m not a big chocolate lover so that’s not bothered me but i do have an addiction to seedless grapes… And i don’t drink anyway!
I’m just thankful each week that i am actually lighter than when i started.
seedless grapes

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

More Body Magic

I’ve had a busy day today.. I have cleaned my home all the way through, done everything from dusting to hoovering, from washing floors to washing clothes!
After that i went into the garden to have a potter about. I have cut both lawns.. Done some weeding and replanted some of my tomato plants too.
Now its time to sit down and have a late lunch of sardines in tomato sauce on 2 slices of wholemeal tpast with a side order of crab sticks.. I’m not too hungry and it won’t be long til my evening meal and i don’t want to spoil that.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Feeling Hot Hot Hot

The last couple of nights have been so hot on an evening. Last night i decided to turn on the fan on my bedside, unfortunately it is rather noisy. Although it kept me cool it also kept me awake!
Needless to say that i was sat in the garden by 7am this morning and had my breakfast out there.
I have been so hot all day i think i may have lost a couple of pounds in Perspiration, here’s hoping.

Saturday, 18 August 2012

Week 3 Weigh In

Yippee!! I got weighed this morning, as i do every Saturday and have lost another 4lb! Thats 13lb in 3 weeks!! I’m eating well, and really enjoying doing this diet.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Quorn Korma

I have made this curry on numerous occasions in the past and it really does tast like one bought from a takeaway except this one is SYN FREE on a GREEN day.
I use quorn chunks but you can put in whatever you like but remember to work out the syn values.
diet korma
The sauce after been blended


  • 1 bag of Quorn Chunks
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 25g/1oz low-fat natural yoghurt
  • Spraylight
  • 2 large onions, chopped (400g/14oz prepared weight)
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 20g/¾oz piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 12 cardamom pods, seeds crushed
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • ½ heaped tsp ground turmeric
  • ¼ tsp hot chilli powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 small potato cut into small pieces
  • small pinch saffron
  • 1/2 tea spoon Splendor
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt, plus extra to season
  • 3 tbsp Fat Free Fromage Frais
  • fresh coriander, roughly torn, to garnish (optional)

Preparation method

  1. Open the bag of Quorn chunks and stir in the yogurt and season with black pepper and chill for a  minimum of 30 minutes but ideally 2–6 hours.
  2. spray a lidded pan with spraylight add the onions, garlic and ginger. Cover and cook over a low heat for 15 minutes until very soft and lightly coloured. Stir the onions occasionally so they don’t start to stick.
  3. Once the onions are softened, stir in the crushed cardamom seeds, cumin, coriander, turmeric, chilli powder and bay leaf. Pinch off the ends of the cloves into the pan and throw away the stalks. Cook the spices with the onions for five minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Stir in the potatoes, saffron, splendor and ½ teaspoon of salt, then slowly pour 300ml/½ pint cold water into the pan, stirring constantly.
  5. Bring to a gentle simmer, then cover and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat, take out the bay leaf and blend the onion mixture with a stick blender until it is as smooth as possible. You can do this in a food processor if you prefer, but let the mixture cool slightly first.
  7. The sauce can now be used right away or cooled, covered and chilled until 10 minutes before serving.
  8. Drain the quorn in a colander over the sink, shaking it a few times – you want the quorn to have just a light coating of yoghurt.
  9. Place a non-stick frying pan on the heat, add the sauce and bring it to a simmer.
  10. Add the quorn pieces and Fromage Frais and cook for about 10 minutes or until the quorn is tender and cooked through, stirring regularly.
  11. Adjust the seasoning to taste, spoon into a warmed serving dish and serve garnished with fresh coriander if you like.