Wednesday, 29 April 2015

I'm loving YouTube

I'm loving YouTube at the minute, specifically a certain channel called (weirdly) My big fat journal.

The lady on there really inspired me to make the change and I'm loving the updates, food hauls etc that she does. 

I've tried weight watchers for a while now and although I went to the gym etc I never really found it helped much, if I stuck to it I was hungry, if I didn't I put on weight. No win.

My sister has lost 8stone 1lbs in a year by doing it, and she looks absolutely fantastic, so I'm not saying it doesn't work for everyone, it just didn't work for me.

So after watching those YouTube video's I decided I needed to join a SW class. I can't do it alone, cheating on a diet comes far too easily for me. SW classes it was.

The first week I lost 5lbs. Over the moon, went for 2 for the 2nd week... got 1.5.

Gutted lol!!

So, I've started week 3, started my blog and started to realise that this isn't going to come easily, I will have to work at it every day for the forseeable, but after seeing how happy and confident my sister is now and the lady on YouTube, it is most definately going to be worth it...

Soooo here goes.

Joy x

For anyone interested... this is the link to the youtube channel... here.

Saturday night FAKE-away

Last Saturday night I made a slimming world version of one of our favs...

Burger and Chips.

You can't beat it.

I used to work in McDonalds, so once over a saturday night trip to a burger bar was the norm. Which would explain the excess ass that I have now, perhaps.

So imagine my surprise when I was told I could make this meal and still stay completely on track.

I could have been healthier with my bun and used my B option to make this, meaning instead of the 8 1/2 syns that it cost me, it would have just been 1/2, however as I'd been so good through the day, it made no difference anyway.

We all had this and it went down a treat, not only with the hubby and I but the kids enjoyed it too.


 1 pack of 5% fat minced beef.
spring onions.
bread roll
lettuce shredded
Lightest cheese slices - A option.


baked beans

In a bowl mix the thinly sliced spring onion, garlic, rosemary seasoning and mince. form into patties and put in the fridge for half an hour.

Slice your buns and dress with lettuce,ketchup,cheese etc.

Cut your potatoes into chips, place on a baking tray and spray with frylight, I also seasoned mine. Keep checking on your chips so they don't burn and turn as needed.

Put a frying pan on high heat, spray with frylight if you need to.

Add your burgers, browning on each side before turning them down slightly and cook for approx  mins per side.

Cut one through to check that they are cooked right through.



Joy x

Today's Lunch

Lunch today consisted of a mad mixture of things...

I made some fresh pea and ham soup, I had crabsticks instead of crisps, 2 wholegrain ryvita and a muller light. A very strange mix!

However, all free and completely on plan.

I am determined to get my first half stone award on Monday... It WILL happen!


1 bag of frozen peas.
Fat free ham or gammon peices (I used leftover gammon from the sunday roast and shredded it)
Stock cubes.
Fresh mint.

Simplest soup recipe ever, put the peas into a pan, add enough water to cover them and bring to the boil.
Add the garlic, stock cubes and mint.
Simmer for a few minutes and add your ham/gammon.
Simmer for aprox 20mins.




Joy x