Working On The Nightshift.

Well it’s nearly time to get going to work, and I thought I’d drop a post off.

Today did NOT start off well. I had arranged it as a nightshift so I could attend a tutorial morning at The Open University. I never made it as I got so lost, I clocked up 5 miles driving around the same sodding one way system. (FYI – Cardiff, you are not my friend.) So that was a bit of a meh moment and one where I’d usually say sod the world and dive face first in to a pasty (or six!)

Today however, I went and calmed myself in IKEA. I picked up those odds and ends that finally finish a room off – pot rail for the kitchen, shower pole for the bathroom, some more picture frames to add to my ever growing collection for the ‘Montage’ whenever that happens. I also bought 3 quid shoes – shh.

I have to admit that I was tempted by the smell of the IKEA cafe floating past the flatpacks but I stuck it out! It didn’t help that I’d not eaten since 9am and it was now 2pm – this was not the plan for the day but so be it. After that I took myself off to town to check out the sales leftovers and grab some munch.

In Cardiff is one of my favourite food places – Yo! Sushi. And it’s surprisingly low on the Syn front too. I had a Small Fish Box – Tuna and Salmon Sashimi (FREE) and Tuna and Salmon Maki (1.5 Syns per portion) and a side salad, finished off with as much Soy Sauce as I could get my hands on.

Off home I went, belly and boot full of goodies! In to the bath to relax before my nightshift, topped off with a portion of 1.5 Syn Lasagne from the freezer and a Sugar Free Red Bull to get me going.

For tea tonight I will be taking a couple of free yoghurts, some potatoes (for jackets or chips or Oxo roasties!) and some mushy peas. Not much on the superfree front so will take an orange to use them up!

On The Menu

I think I might start keeping a food diary. Post it up on a Tuesday then just add to it each day or maybe a new post each day. We shall see. I’ll start today’s anyway.


* 2 weetabix (healthy B Choice)
* 475ml Almond Breeze Milk (1/2 healthy A Choice)
* Coffee with Sweetener

*Mug shot

*Jacket Potatoes
*Chopped Tomatoes
*Mug Shot
*Laughing Cow Triangles x 2 (1/2 Healthy A Choice)



Success Express!

Well you would have thought after last weeks amazing 4lb loss I’d be motivated to carry on my 100% plan in to this week for another good loss.

Oh no, apparently I don’t work like that. I have since eaten everything in sight. Chocolate, nutella, condensed milk! But I’ve yet to have a real meal. No free food, no super free and no healthy extras. I’ve literally just snacked on syns.

And what do I have to show for it? Nothing! Literally nothing. My scales say I have virtually stayed the same. Brilliant. So much for a 2lb loss, huh?

Well I need to turn it around. Go back to what I did last week. I have a feeling I do success express by accident. The idea is you have 1/3 free and 2/3 super free… and two lots of healthy extras!! Get in!

I have 3 days til weigh in so hopefully can do something by then. Seeing how it goes I might carry SE into next week too – 7lbs to my stone award!

Meal Plan

Breakfast – fruit and yoghurt
Lunch – tomato and onion pasta
Dinner – super free bolognese and jacket potato
Snacks – fruit, fruit, fruit!

Come on 2lbs!