Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I Don't Flipping Believe It!!!!

Early morning.. woken by the early chorus line from the birdies...

WI..00.2lb 2 oz.... what have I done? Did I get up in the night and eat a few house bricks and not notice?

Synergies up to today ..15!

Feeling fed up so going to go back to bed!

*Note to self: Don't get up till a size 10!*

You see...... sleeping IS good for you... I am back to 00.01 lb... still not as light as yesterday but that is 1lb 2 oz lighter...

*Note to self... must sleep more!*

Going to go in the garden and read a magazine and maybe sleep.. oh can't out there.. I would look like a piece of bacon if I did.. all crispy.. Mmmm.. food!

GOS is out again later when he arises to do some electcial job today.

I have some cards to make for a 50th birthday and think I will make a pressie to for it.. but just not sure yet what!

As for now... garden here I come!


Been following this Alice and Kev blog.. sooo funny and the publisher of it has real talent.. want to see.. then here it is from the start...

Alice and Kev Blog

Hot out in that garden.. came in as GOS is up... Maybe I should do some ironing but not sure what to have for breakfast... had a pear so far and feeling peckish..

*Races off to kitchen to find some food.. after I have twittered of course!

Got this recipe as I saw someone on Twitter wanted it.. her link is also there.. has some great recipes worth following!

Slimming World Healthy Chicken Korma


Serves 4
Ready in about 50 minutes
Syns - Original 3


80z/227g onions
1 in/2 1/2 cm piece fresh root ginger
3 garlic cloves
1/4 pint/142 ml Stock made with chicken Bovril
4 chicken breasts
1 tbsp ground coriander
1 cinnamon stick
5 cardamom pods
salt and freshly ground black pepper
juice of 1 lemon
1oz /28g grated creamed coconut
5oz/142g very low fat natural yogurt
1/2oz /14g toasted flaked almonds
A small handful of fresh coriander
Lemon wedge to serve


1. Roughly chop the onions, ginger and garlic. Place in a food processor and blend for a few seconds to form a smooth paste. Transfer to a frying pan and add the stock. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 5 minutes stirring often.

2. Cut the chicken into chunks. Add to the onion mixture and cook, Stirring often for a further 5 minutes or until the chicken is coloured all over. Stir in the spices, seasoning and lemon juice. Add the coconut and cook gently stirring occasionally for 10 minutes.

3. Gradually add the yogurt, a spoonful at a time, stirring continuously. Cook for a further minute until thick. Pour in 1/4 pt/142 ml water and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is tender and cooked through.

4. Discard the cinnamon stick and cardamom pods. Transfer to warmed serving plates. Sprinkle with the flaked almonds and coriander and serve with lemon wedges.

These are fab too if you have never tried them!!

Low fat french fries/chips


These french Fries (chips) are low in fat and taste fantastic and providing you cook them in this healthy way you can eat an unlimited amount!

Serves: 4
Syns per serving: Free on Green, 8 Syns on Original


2lb/908g medium sized Maris Piper potatoes
Fry Light spray
Crushed sea salt and malt vinegar [optional]


1. Preheat the oven to 240°C/475°F/Gas 9. Peel the potatoes using a potato peeler and remove any blemishes or 'eyes'. Slice lengthwise into approx ½in/1cm thick rectangular chips.

2. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil. Add the chips and cook for 4 minutes. Drain and leave aside for 10 minutes to dry.

3. Return the chips to the dry saucepan, cover with a lid and shake to 'rough up' the edges of the chips - this roughness is important to the texture of the chips.

4. Spray a metal baking tray with Fry Light. Transfer the chips to the tray, spray lightly with Fry Light and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown on all sides. Drain them on absorbent kitchen paper and serve with salt and vinegar.

OMG.. I just realised I could actually spend all day on this blog ... looking at others and seeing what is what...

*Note to self: Get a life!!*


1 Pear, WW Jelly 0% Yogurt...


Tesco Tomato and Onion Pasta added tin of kidney beans more herbs and spices and just loving it!!


Syns Today:

Got the ironing board out and GOS came in... was going settle to do a lot of ironing and watch the telly... but nope.. tennis!

I never get it..hitting a ball with a racket.. back and forth.. bit like football! Grown ups running around after a ball and get paid a fortune! But each to their own I guess.

Anyway my point is .. ironing is boring enough without listening to people go oooooouuuuurghhh... graaaaaahhhhh and having to lift his metal object with steam coming out for hours! Would be like watching paint dry.

So made a nice coffee and decided to come back here and bore you to death instead!

Did have a little cuss about the dead dishwasher.. think it fell on deaf ears. Might have to end up doing it myself!

New bank cards came today... most would jump for joy and go on a spending spree... me it was ahh ok! No spending spree for me... why? Cause I am a good girl and the shops over here are crap!

Have been listening to Radio Bristol on the internet... more doom and gloom!

Does anyone know.. What chart duo has a combined age of 132? Nah I don't know either!

Triedness is creeping in again... always around this time after taking those darn allergy relief tabs.

*Reminds herself... sleeping = no eating!*

Think it might be kasler from dinner with some boiled pots and salad.

Might have to go nap..

*Hangs head in shame.. sleeping in the late afternoon = old age!*

Box Tips:

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Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a friend to go with you.

1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about being woken up....except i was woken up by a barking dog who decided not to shut up for another 4 hours!!!! how can these owners not notice this?!?!?!?!


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