Well after all that eating the weekend of my party I was dreading my Wednesday weigh in, but by some miracle I lost a pound! Spurred on I decided I would keep to the plan and try to lose again this week. Saturday I wasn't well. So I saved some calories, because I didn't eat. But Sunday I had the dinner at the Albert Hall. Of course being a posh meal the servings were very small, and worried if I drank all the wine we had been given, it. would make me sleep though the concert. I only drank the champagne and sipped a little of the wine. Yes .....I can go to sleep after just one glass of wine!!
But this week at our Slimming World meeting, it was a taster session where every one brought some thing to eat. I had tried to find the web site of the 'Cake Lady' as I had heard about this almost syn free sponge cake.. however
it seems the cake lady had to remove her
website, because her SW syn values were challenged by SW ! But here is a super
site and the almost free cake is wow! www.lowsynlife.com
I tasted it this morning
and it was absolutely delicious. The woman who had made it cooked it in a swiss
roll tray (I am off to buy one this afternoon) Then she had cut it in half long
wise, spread it with the fromage frais sweetened and then berries and then put the other half on the top with more fromage frais and berries.. It was amazing.
The recipe I originally made to take was horrible.
I think I had copied it down wrongly off the F/B page, so I made SW biscuits which should have had
toffee yogurt and choc chips but they had gone in the first attempt, so I used
mandarin yogurt and zest of an orange and drizzled orange flavoured icing over
them and then sprinkled more zest over them They were very nice and everyone
wanted the recipe which is this...
4 oz Plain flour
2oz SR flour
100 grams mandarin yogurt
1 1/2 oz reduced fat marg
3 tbs sweetner (canderel)
A few drops of vanilla
2 or 3 tsp zest of orange
Rub fat into flour
Then add all other ingredients and make
into a dough
Roll out to thickness of a pound coin and
cut with biscuit cutters (I used a 2inch diameter)
Bake at reg 7 gas which is about 220
electric for 12 minutes or until biscuit coloured!
Cool on rack and then.....
Drizzle with runny orange flavoured icing
and some extra zest
Can you guess we have a super new zester
which is so easy to use.
These are about 2 1/2 syns each and very
I wanted to lose 7 pounds in the last 6 weeks before Christmas but only managed 5 which is good for me. ( Weight loss so far 19 pounds) So I am losing weight albeit slowly. One woman in our group has lost 6 1/2 stone since February. Criky I thought what does she eat, not the same as me obviously!!LOL
I want to lose at least another stone before we leave for Australia in the middle of February.. with this in mind I have resisted all the mince pies and as yet haven't even had one, where as normally I would have had at least one every day from the first of December!!
Happy days.. only 5 days to go...
PS I forgot to say I lost 2 pounds this week!!