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This blog is the story of me, Michaela, losing half of my body weight. I want to share with you my journey, including the real ups and downs of weight loss. Most importantly I want to help others who want to lose weight. When my mission began, I was at my absolute lowest. Now, I still have a long way to go, but i’m a million miles from the person that I was. I hope... Read more

Slimming World Honey BBQ Chicken

Food prep – Sweet Honey Garlic Chicken and Rice

A perfect Slimming World recipe – maybe the easiest you’ll ever make, and it makes a great food prep meal. This recipe makes about 3 portions. I sometimes add chilli to this to give it a kick, that works too What you’ll need: Diced chicken breast 3 tea spoons of Lazy Garlic 2 large tablespoons of Honey (6 syns, but divided by 3 as it’s 3 portions worth) Water 3 teaspoons of soy sauce Sprinkle... Read more

Slimming World Teriyaki chicken

Slimming World Teriyaki Chicken

A Slimming World Teriyaki Chicken recipe. One of my favourite Slimming World recipes. The whole thing has 2 syns in it which makes it 1 syn per portion. What you’ll need: 5 tablespoons of soy sauce 2 teaspoons of honey (2 syns) 100ml of water 1/2 teaspoon of lazy chilli or 1/2 a finely chopped red chilli 2 tablespoons of sweetener 1 garlic clove crushed (or 1/2 a teaspoon of lazy garlic) 1 tablespoon of... Read more

Slimming World Pizza

These are slimming world pizzas with jalapeños, rocket, chicken tikka and mozzarella. The base is using a pitta bread as your HEB allowance otherwise it’s 6 syns. It’s these pittas I use: What you’ll need: Pitta bread Tomato Puree Mozarella Jalapeños Rocket Sliced chicken tikka Method: Grill the pitta bread so that it’s warm and lightly toasted Apply tomato purée, followed by the toppings and grill for a couple of minutes It’s that easy! Read more

Slimming World Snacks

Baked Oats S’mores

A great baked oats Slimming World recipe. This was inspired by Lesley on Facebook who put together the amazing idea, thought i’d share it with you guys! Credit to her 🙂 It’s a great Slimming World Snack. What you’ll need: 40g oats 1 large egg 1 tablespoon of sweetener 100g of natural yoghurt 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract Low sugar/sugar free Marshmallows Chocolate Buttons Method: Mix all ingredients together... Read more

Easy Food Prep Tips

I absolutely swear by preparing my food in advance. In fact, I absolutely have to. I’ve dealt with weight issues and overeating issues my whole life, so my default is to binge on convenience food. This used to involve sandwiches everyday for lunch, with lots of butter, a bag of crisps, usually some chocolate, then microwave food in the evenings, or a takeaway. Since I’ve had my lunches prepared in advanced, i’m eating a LOT... Read more

weight loss blog

Why you shouldn’t care about being the fattest one in the gym (from the fattest one in the gym)

  Firstly, I want to start by saying I’VE BEEN THERE! I’ve not always been comfortable in the gym, I’ve not always felt confident to workout without fearing judgement. But enough was enough, and something had to change. I’ve got to say it, and you won’t like it, but you’re making an excuse. Excuses hold you back, and as the saying goes ‘once you lose all of your excuses, you find all of your results’.... Read more

Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon Drizzle Cake with Chocolate Chips

This was originally shared with me by Gary on Facebook. The Slimming World Lemon Drizzle cake is already hugely popular, and this is just an extra tasty added twist! Syns: 16 for the whole cake What you’ll need: 50g self raising flour 25g of chocolate chips 4 eggs 1 fresh lemon 4 tablespoons of sweetener 1 teaspoon of lemon extract Method: Pre heat your oven to 150c In a mixing bowl add just the egg... Read more

Slimming World Vanilla cheesecake

Slimming World Vanilla and Ginger Cheesecake

This was originally shared with me by Gary on Facebook and I thought it was a great twist on traditional cheesecake. The ginger biscuits is optional and could of course be replaced with original digestives. Syn Value: 27 syns whole cake, 2.7 when split into 10. What you’ll need: 4 standard sized vanilla muller light yoghurts 8 ginger biscuits (supermarket own brand was used, works fine) 2 tablespoons of Flora light 12g sachet of gelatine... Read more

10 syn Fakeaway Box

10 syn Chinese Fakeaway Box

This idea came from Lesley Mordue on Facebook, so I can’t take credit for this one, but with her permission I HAD to share this with you guys! 10 syns in the whole box and perfect nibbles for a few people! Contents are: Salt and Pepper Chips, Egg Fried Rice, Sweet Chilli King Prawns, Chinese Pork Loins and Stir Fry Veg with some mayflower curry sauce. What you’ll need: Potatoes Garlic powder Salt and Pepper... Read more

Slimming world lemon cheesecake

Slimming World Lemon Cheesecake

This was shared by Tracy on Facebook and I just had to try and share! When divided into 12 pieces it’s 2.5 syns a slice. Syn Value: 2.5 (12 slices) What you’ll need:  8 digestive biscuits 4 tsp of flora light 1 sachet of gelatine Lemon flavour green style muller light yoghurt Method: Crush 8 digestive biscuits into little bits. Melt your 4 tsp of flora and mix into the digestive biscuits. Put the base... Read more