And so it’s 2013…

Happy New Year!

So it’s 2013 and so many people are saying ‘New Year, New Start’ or ‘New Me’ and I really hope those people choose to look at Slimming World, because I don’t feel the need to aim for a new me anymore. I am so happy with the plan at Slimming World that I am simply going to aim for a thinner, more confident me, nothing ‘new’ about that!

If anyone reading this feels like giving it a go, check the Slimming World  website (www.slimmingworld.com) to join online (USA too!) or for your nearest group. Orrrrrr just come all the way to Eastern Green, Coventry to my amazing Group Consultant, Helen!!

Anyway… I did ok over Christmas week and lost a pound (yey) hooooooowever, I have not been so good over the week between Christmas and New Year and I am pretty sure I’ve piled on the pounds. We’ll see at weigh in tomorrow. I’m not going to let it bother me though; I’ve drawn a line under it and am back on it and more motivated than ever to do well.

I am currently around half a stone (depending on how much my gain is this week) away from my first target, and I really want to get to that by my birthday in March, but I wanted to start the year with a sort of tally of how it’s been so far…

Goal 1: Lose 1 st 8 lbs
Date of 1st Weigh In: 27.9.12
Current Loss:  1 st 2 lbs (as of last weigh in on 27.12.12)
Lbs until Goal: 6 lbs

Then I will move my goal… I would like to be under a certain number on the scales, but slowly does it right?! I’m quite happy with that now I’ve written it out! 🙂

I’m going to do my best to keep up with blogging my recipes and helpful hints and other rambly nonsense I usually blog…  But now I’m off to blend my super speed soup in a last minute attempt this week!

Thanks for reading, please let me know how you’re doing if you’d like to, I’m interested in how everyone is feeling 🙂

Xx

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Low Syn Christmas Cupcakes…

Hi All 🙂

So sorry I haven’t blogged in what feels like forever… I haven’t managed to find the time much lately and also, I haven’t felt like I’ve been doing very well with Slimming World until the last week or so, so I had no motivation… That said, I am back with a vengeance 🙂 (even though I’m definitely going to show a gain tonight at group – I’m far too into the Christmas Spirit!!)

Tonight at group is our Christmas Party and we are all asked to bring something low syn for the table. Since I am fairly new to this ‘cooking’ malarkey  I didn’t want to take something that would be revolting, so I went with what I know… CUPCAKES!! I found a recipe online for Slimming World cupcakes that are only 2.5 syns each (perfect) so I am sharing it with you! On the website, they were pink and only had a half strawberry on top… but I went a little festive with them! Enjoy…

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Strawberry Santa Hat Cupcakes

How long does it take? 10 minutes prep and 15 – 20 minutes cooking time

How many syns? 2.5 – 3 syns per cake (depending on size)

What do I need? (These quantities make 12 – 16 cakes, depending on size)
– 3 Eggs
– 60g of Low Fat Spread
– 8 tbsp of Artificial Sweetener
– 110g of Self Raising Flour
– Vanilla Essence (a few drops)
– 1/2 tsp of Strawberry Flavouring

For the Decoration:
– Icing Sugar
– Strawberries

What do I do?

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4 and lay out paper cases in a cake tin.
Whisk together the eggs, low fat spread and sweetener, then sieve the flour and fold it into the mixture, adding the vanilla essence and the strawberry flavouring.

Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Mix a few drops of water with the icing sugar, and spoon on the cakes. Place the strawberries on to the cakes and add a little more icing on the tip to make it look like a Santa Hat.

Then… ENJOY THEM 🙂

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I hope  you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year…
Here’s hoping I   don’t over do it too much and become a whale!! Also… I got my 1 Stone Award at my last weigh in! Woo!

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