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18Jun

This has to be the coolest – in more senses than one – birthday present ever! :-)

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It’s an individual ice-cream maker…and the best thing about it is that you can make the healthiest treats in it. My ‘ice-cream’ tonight was made with 0% Total Greek yogurt, cherries, and blueberries – totally syn-free and totally delicious!

20140618-190453.jpgI couldn’t wait to share this little find with you. My sister bought hers from Tesco – but as I hate Tesco with a passion (my horrid old boss works there!) I would advise that you get yours from Argos or even Amazon…but I am not too keen on them either! ;-)

Anyway – enough about my dislikes – let’s get to the much likes…like ice-cream! :-)

My tastes have changed so much over the last few years. When I tried my sisters ice-cream – which she had made with a toffee Muller light yogurt – it was a bit too sweet for me. But is was still excellent in the fact that it tasted like a really naughty treat. So I asked her to buy me one for my birthday…and she delivered! :-)

Basically, you put the bottom of the ‘ice-cream’ – the rubberised cone section – in the freezer. Inside it looks like a cool bag ice pack thingy…which freezes. Once this has frozen you add in your choice of treat – I think my sister likes the toffee yogurt with bananas in it. And then you just squidge the rubberised cone – literally just squeezing it in your hands. The stuff you put in it comes into contact with the cool bag part, and it freezes. So you end up with a frozen treat.

A couple of years ago it was nothing for me to polish off a whole tub of Ben and Jerry’s or Haagen Dazs. A small tub of this is about 15 syns I think, whereas the whole cone of this ice-cream – and you get a fair amount – can be syn-free. Given the lovely weather we are having at the moment, it means you don’t have to skip the sweet treats.

As I mentioned, my tastes have changed and so I like to make mine with plain yogurt and fruits. As well as my tastes changing, I am getting more and more concerned with fuelling my body with decent foods. However, there has to be a balance…so if I can enjoy something that looks like a gorgeous ice-cream, but that is really bloody good for me, then it’s a win-win as far as I am concerned.

I am going to try my cheats Black Forest gateau in it soon – the cherries, 0% Total Greek yogurt, and cocoa Nakd bars!

So if you want to have a closer look, then check out the Chill Factor website. I reckon it’s a great buy…especially with the summer holidays coming up.

Enough about ice-cream treats. Today has been a good day. Yesterday was a bit manic – I had so many lovely messages from people, and the official Slimming World Twitter account retweeted something of mine and I ended up being inundated with messages…which was lovely, but meant that I was glued to the iPad for most of the evening…so tonight I am taking a break. Well, I also have a lovely couple of ladies to catch up with – a coaching client and a friend of mine up in Scotland. I managed to find a great health food shop today and am hoping to load Mr WLB with goodness over the next few days. We then saw the horses – I had to put my little Shetland in his stable today as he isn’t well, bless him. His breathing is bad and he is struggling to walk – so he is in with some Piriton tablets, which usually do the trick. He can get foot issues, but other than struggling to walk, there are no signs that this is the problem, so I am going to check out some joint supplements for him too I think. The men in my life aren’t faring very well at the moment! I didn’t fancy the gym today – we were planning on a walk, but I wilt in the heat and decided to come home and have a Pilates session instead. Then I had a face mask and body scrub and spent my birthday money on Pilates bits and pieces. And that has been it really. I am gearing up for a major PT session tomorrow…so need my rest! :-)

Breakfast: Banana and boiled eggs.

20140618-180432.jpgLunch: Jacket potato, beans, cottage cheese, tuna, and salad (3.5 syns).

20140618-180511.jpgDinner: Sweet potato with cheese, veggies, and crab (HEA).

20140618-180551.jpgSnacks: Bounce ball (10.5 syns), brazil nuts (HEB), and my frozen yogurt.

20140618-190555.jpgAnother good food day – an Extra Easy one for a change. My usual brekkie was followed by the same lunch as yesterday, although I added my own tuna – which turned out to have syns in. It was the John West tuna with lemon and black pepper dressing and was 3.5 syns a sachet – it was nice though, so worth the syns. Dinner was good. I had jacket sweet potato topped with cheese, some veggies – pepper, courgette, and red onion – and some crab for a nice change. The best part of the day was my Bounce ball – it was an immensely tasty peanutty ball of squidyness – I loved it…11 syns – and yes, I thought it was worth it…although I am sure that the fecking syns police will have something to say about it…probably the same ones who like 1 syn cakes with half a ton of sweetener in them! ;-)

Exercise: 45 minutes Pilates.

Thank you for reading,

Weight Loss Bitch xxx

  

WeightLossBitch

On a health and fitness driven journey to lose over 32st / 448lbs / 203kgs – yes, it is a considerable amount – I am committed to losing my excess weight without the aid of weight loss surgery, diet pills, or quick fixes…as there aren’t any! Changing my eating habits and building up my fitness levels, along with addressing the ‘head issues’ will be crucial in order for me to achieve my goal. Living in England as a 31 year old super morbidly obese woman can be challenging to say the least. I have been shouted at in the street and verbally abused far too many times to mention; hence the name ‘Weight Loss Bitch’…the day I am just called a ‘bitch’ instead of a ‘fat bitch’ will be the day that I know I have cracked my weight loss! With many reasons to lose this weight I am documenting my journey for a number of reasons. Firstly, I would like to keep a record of the ups and downs, the highs and lows, and the challenges I face with such an enormous task to tackle. Secondly, I would also like to inspire and encourage other people who are in a similar situation and to show them that significant amounts of weight can be lost naturally…with a bit of motivation, hard work, dedication and will power. Thirdly, all of the blogging, Facebook-ing, Tweet-ing, Pinterest-ing and YouTube-ing keeps me occupied and keeps my fingers out of the fridge!

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