Doing it right

I’m really getting on track today.
Eating healthy food, exercising, yay, all that good stuff…
I made a baked potato, chicken fillet and baked beans for dinner. It was delicious. Just got done eating about a half hour ago.
I am going to make a big fruit salad soon and have that later tonight…
I have blueberries, blackberries, grapes, strawberries, mandarin orange, and apple, all of them I will put in it and then put natural yoghurt over it…yummy.
I’d love to be down another 3 and a half pounds this week, then I’d be down a stone, or 14 pounds for my US readers, in 5 weeks…that’d be so awesome!
We shall see I guess, but I’m doing all I can, I am doing everything right…


Weekly wrap up

So another weeks over. And mines been a pretty good one!

Heres what happened for me this pas week.

I had a great therapy session on MOnday.
At the ILS course, I Finished my personal effectiveness module and started my interpersonal skills module.
I took part in a radio interview at the ILS course.
I lost 3 and a half pounds, got slimmer of the week and slimmer of the month.
I was sick this week too but am slowly recovering now.
I had some great conversations with some great friends.
I cooked baked cannelonni and burritos for the first time.
I made sure to do some self care activities.
I finished another book and started a new one.
I got the opportunity to train two visually impaired people on how to use their laptop and I phone.
I volunteered for friendly call and enjoyed doing that.
I got some great feedback from my tutors at my weekly review for the ILS course.

So all in all I’d say its been a fabulous week!

Heres to another one next week!

Em. Struggling

hhihih it me Emily
I’m struggling tonight. I feel so gross. I feel unlovable. fat. ugly. and I hate how I feel. and I hate my body.

it disgusts me. I hate how I look. I know we are losing weight. and people have noticed it. commented that we are looking fab. I don’t see it though.

I just feel so sad. sad and lonely and unloved and unseen in my struggle.

Emily age 12


Recipe of the day. Baked cannelloni

A slimming world recipe I will be trying out this week in cooking class.

Baked cannelloni

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Ready in: 30-60 Minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: 2
  • Suitable for vegetarians
  • Syns per serving:

This popular Italian dinner is quick to cook and seriously satisfying, with the cheesy filling adding an indulgent finishing touch.


  • 8 cannelloni tubes
  • A few basil leaves, torn
  • 2 level tbsps grated vegetarian Parmesan style cheese

for the Filling:

  • 225g fresh spinach, washed and trimmed
  • 225g fat-free natural cottage cheese
  • Freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • Salt and ground black pepper

for the Sauce:

  • 425ml passata
  • 1 level tsp sweetener
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Salt and ground black pepper


  1. To make the filling put the spinach in a saucepan with 2 tablespoons of water. Cover with a lid and cook very gently over a low heat for about 5 minutes, until the leaves are limp and bright green. Drain in a colander, pressing down on top of the spinach with a saucer to squeeze out all the liquid.
  2. Chop the spinach and mix with the cottage cheese, nutmeg, egg yolk and seasoning. Spoon the filling into the cannelloni tubes and arrange them in an ovenproof dish.
  3. Mix the passata, sweetener, garlic and seasoning together and pour over the cannelloni. Sprinkle with basil and Parmesan cheese and bake in a preheated oven at 200°C/180°C Fan/Gas Mark 6 for about 20 minutes, until bubbling and golden brown.

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my sisters partner made a banofey pie for dessert and I cant have any because of being on my diet.. i wish i could have a slice of it so bad right now, lol. ah well, fruit salad it’ll have to be. its healthier, anyway 🙂
doesnt stop me wishing though?
carol anne


what I made for my dinner tonight. Recipe, spaghetti carbonara

this is the slimming world spaghetti carbonara. I made this tonight for dinner. It tasted delicious.
I would definitely make it again.


  • 6 lean rashers of bacon, all visible fat removed (or Quorn bacon-style pieces – see tip)
  • 4 eggs
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tbsp fat free natural fromage frais
  • 2 level tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • Small handful of fresh chives
  • 400g dried spaghetti


  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the packet instructions. Drain well and return to the saucepan.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick frying pan over a high heat. Add the bacon and dry-fry for 2-3 minutes, then turn off the heat.
  3. Lightly beat the eggs, season to taste and stir in the fromage frais, 1 tablespoon of Parmesan and most of the chives.
  4. Add the bacon to the drained spaghetti and mix well over a low heat, then remove from the heat and stir in the egg mixture. Toss thoroughly so that the eggs thicken in the residual heat, making a sauce that coats the pasta.
  5. Scatter over the remaining Parmesan and chives and serve hot.

Food diary/exercise log for March 7th

two slices of wholemeal toast
mug of tea

10:30 snack
a peach

Toasted turkey sandwich
Mug of tea

Mid afternoon snack:
some blueberries and grapes

Potatos, peas, turkey
Mug of tea

9 PM snack
3 mandarin oranges

My exercise today was walking two laps of the park. It took me 10 minutes to complete it.