Cottage pie! Slimming world friendly!

This was how I made my slimming world friendly cottage pie yesterday! I thought I’d post the recipe for it. Just in case any of you want to have a go at making it!

Ingredients
450g floury potatoes, such as Desiree or King Edward, peeled and roughly chopped

450g swede, peeled and roughly chopped

1 egg, beaten

3-4 tbsp vegetable stock

Low-calorie cooking spray

1 large onion, finely chopped

500g lean beef mince (5% fat or less)

400g can chopped tomatoes

250g passata

4 tsp Worcestershire sauce

1 tsp mustard powder

1 beef stock cube

3 carrots, peeled and cubed

1 tsp dried mixed herbs

200g green beans, trimmed

150g frozen peas

Method
1.Boil the potatoes and swede for 15 minutes, or until tender.
2.Drain, return to the pan and add half the egg. Mash, adding enough stock to give a soft consistency, then season lightly. Keep warm until needed.
3.Meanwhile, spray a medium non-stick pan with low-calorie cooking spray and place over a low heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until softened, stirring occasionally.
4.Add the beef mince and increase the heat to medium. Cook for 5 minutes, or until browned all over, stirring and breaking up any lumps.
5.Stir in the tomatoes, passata, Worcestershire sauce and mustard powder, then crumble in the stock cube. Add the carrots and herbs, season lightly and mix well. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6.Preheat your grill to medium. Transfer the mince mixture to a medium pie dish. Spoon the mash on top, roughen up with a fork and brush with the remaining egg. Grill for 5 minutes, or until golden.
7.Simmer the green beans and peas for 3-4 minutes, then drain. Divide the pie between 4 plates and serve with the bean

I didnt give in!

I feel so proud of myself. Today in work, at lunch time, all of the girls in the office got chipper food, for those who might not know, its take away food like chips, burgers, sausage in batter, fish, peas, curry sauce, chicken wraps etc. There is a lot to choose from but its all very unhealthy.

I didnt have any. I said no to it. I decided I didnt want to sabbotage my weight loss result for this coming week. So I said no, and went home and had stir fry instead.

Usually I would just cave and have it. I am so proud of myself for not giving in. I just hope when I step on that scales next week, all the fruit and vegetables I’ve been eating will pay off and I will have lost a few pounds.

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Yay, I did it!

I did it! I did it!

I was down 1.5 pounds at weigh in! I am beyond thrilled!

Its incredible! I feel so elated!

I’m on such a high! I just need to keep on losing now! Next week again! I am on a roll!

I am so, so happy guys! Thanks for all the support!

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Here goes!

Its that time again, weigh in time! I’m about to step on the scales! We’ll see how I go but I’m hopeful! So hoping for a good result tonight!

This post is scheduled, so once I am home, will post about how I did!

Fingers crossed for me guys! I know I did my best this week, and I hope it shows!

1, 2, 3, here goes!

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Disappointing result at weighin!

Well, I had a bad result tonight at weigh in!
I was up a pound! Not good!
I’m disappointed, but I know what to do, and I will just stick with it, I’m sure I can get back to losing again.
For the coming week, I’m going to eat plenty of fruit, vegetables, and make sure I do a lot of exercise and drink a ton of water. That has always helped me in the past. So I am hopeful it will help again.
I’ve been gaining and losing the same 3 pound for weeks!
I gotta do something to make myself start losing properly each week and keep it up!
Anyway, its onwards and upwards from here! I can do this! I got this!

Morning exercise!

I’ve just completed a 20 minute morning workout on the treadmill! It was intense but now I am feeling amazing! It felt so good to hop on the treadmill at 5 AM and get the endorphins going! I feel fantastic now!

I am planning, all going well, on doing another 20 minute workout this evening, if I feel up to it.

Right now, its breakfast time! Breakfast this morning consists of a grapefruit, some pears, a yogurt and 2 500 ml bottles of water!

I feel like this is going to be an amazing day! Bring it!