Tuesday food diary

– a quarter of the chocolate scan bran cake (HEX B) + 2 syns
– Sugar free flavoured water

– Fizzy Vimto sugar free
– Banana
– Tinned pinapple (2.5 syns)
– Lettuce & cucumber
– Salad cream 2 tbl sp (5 syns – didn’t realise how high in syns this was!)
– Ham
– Egg

– Smash chicken goujons
– jacket potato with philadelphia garlic and herb (HEX A)
– orange squash
– Ketchup (1.5 syns)

– Tuc biscuits x 3 (4.5 syns)

Total Syns 15.5

Slimming World Chocolate Maple Cake Recipe

I tried baking a similar cake before last year, i think it was the curly wurly chocolate cake, it was edible, but it didn’t taste too good. This recipe does.

On all Slimming world plans – 3 syns for a quarter serving of cake OR if your using scan bran as your HEX B its only 6.5 syns for the WHOLE cake!

5 Scan Bran (5 syns)
3 beaten eggs
1 level tbsp of golden syrup (2 syns)
1oz Options Belgium Hot Choc (4.5 syns)
1/4 cup of sweetener

How to make!
– Preheat oven to 200c
– Soak the Scan Bran in boiling water to soften. Drain and mash.
– Mix together the eggs, hot choc, sweetener and syrup.
– Spray a cake tin, round or rectangle whatever you’ve got!
– Bake in the oven for 25-30 mins

After it’s been in the oven for 25 mins
Ready to eat!

Monday food diary

I’m DETERMINED to get into the 12’s this week, so its full stream ahead with the super foods/fruit and i’m going to try and restrict my carb intake and have at least 3 days of following red this week.
Last week i totally slacked off on the exercise to, so i’m gonna use my cross trainer at least 3 times this week to, and hopefully maybe a few evenings of swimming.

Today i’m doing extra easy, mainly as i stayed at my boyfriends last night and didn’t make lunch for work.

Here’s to a positive week.

– Asda Melon medley, watermelon, honey dew and cantaloupe. Nom.
– Peppermint Tea x 2

– Mug Shot Tomato and Herb
– Tin of pineapple in own juices (2.5 syns)
– Muller Light Banana & Custard
– Fizzy Vimto sugar free

– Oven cooked chicken stuffed with Philadelphia Light Garlic and Herb (HEX B)
– New potatoes sliced with leftover Philadelphia (HEX B)
– Tomatoes & Mushrooms
– Slice of Chocolate Scan Bran Cake (1.5 syns)

– Peppermint Tea
– Wispa (11 syns)

Total Syns 15

Thursday Weigh in (26th July)

So i just realised i didn’t blog my weigh in last week, which i stayed the same.

This week i managed to loose 3lbs, which is quite honest around 5lbs more than i thought it was going to be, i ate so much crap last week too! Must be the weather!

So i’m now done a whole stone, 13.0lbs. Halfway there. Another stone to go.


Thursday food diary

– Coco pops and a splash of milk (5.5 syns)
– Sugar free squash
– Peppermint Tea

– Cucumber sticks
– Pot Shot Tomato and Herb (syn free!)
– Eggs x 2
– Tinned Pinapple (2.5syns)

– I’m off to Taco Bell with my boyfriend so i’m aiming to have a Taco salad. No idea on how many syns!


Total Syns 8 (so far!)

REVIEWED: Colour B4 Hair Colour remover

I’ve been dying my hair non-stop for well over 8/9 years, bleach, pink, black, red, green, blonde, purple – you name it, it’s been on my head! My mousy brown days were long over, so i thought.

I was desperately trying to grow out the black i currently had, before the black i was a super bright red with the help of around 4/5 smashings of bleach, my hair was SO LONG before the bleachings and it just gave up one day and i realised i’d lost around 4/5 inches of my hair where it had just broken off, hence me dying it black and making sure i was conditioning it regularly. Anyways, lets just say i had TERRIBLE roots, a mix of the leftover black and my mousy brown sneaking through.

This is my hair BEFORE applying Colour B4

I was contemplating buying a home dye to just try and override everything. But then the box of Colour B4 (official website) caught my eye. It was more expensive than most supermarket box dyes starting around the £10.50 mark, the extreme one i used was £12 something from Boots, but online reviews were pretty positive.

I splashed out on a box, figuring that things couldn’t get any worse.

I bought the “Extra Strength” variety as this was recommended for removal of darker shades or when your hair has been dyed several times. Check and check. The result was a pleasingly distinct change in colour for much less cost than getting it stripped out by a professional.

My main warning with this product is that it stinks. Like, stinks. I’ve mostly used nice ammonia-free dyes lately but hadn’t forgotten that hair dye usually has a weird toxic smell. However this stench was beyond anything ever before.

Stinky egg farts is the best way to describe it.

And to boot, you have to leave the solution in for 60 minutes (if you’ve got super long hair like myself). Yes, nearly an hour of sitting around with a stinky rotten odour in close proximity to my nose. It does recommend that you wrap your hair in cling film whilst you’ve got it on, so that knocks the smell back a bit.

The change was noticeable straight away, even while my hair was still wet. It was several shades lighter than before and no distinct regrowth.

At first it seemed my hair had taken on a ginger look, but it soon settled down to a more natural light brown. This is a photo i took today (a day AFTER using Colour B4)

I’d totally recommend Colour B4 for remedying any hair dye disasters you might have, or for when you are too broke to get your roots down and just fancy a change.

Slimming World Smash Pizza recipe

I’d seen a few images knocking around on Instagram (when you search #slimmingworld – i do alot, it usually gives me meal ideas, inspiration and such)

I love pizza, and really miss having it on the diet and when i do eat it i feel bad. I decided to give it a go, and I was very surprised at how good it was. As crazy as it sounds, you don’t get the same Smash taste, and although its not the same as a pizza, it’s close enough to satsify a craving. If you count the cheese as a healthy extra, its also syn free.

FYI if you’re using a normal baking tray, cover it in tin foil, and spray with fry light so the base doesn’t stick!

(For 1 pizza, which I had all to myself!)

60g smash
sprinkling mixed herbs

Very Lazy garlic
Tomato puree (1 syn for 2 table spoons) OR you can use passata
42g grated cheese (HEXA)
Free toppings of your choice (e.g. mushrooms, tomatoes, chicken, ham, peppers, etc)


  1. Wrap a oven tray with tin foil and spray with fry light or Spray a pizza tray with fry light (depending on what try you’ve got)
  2. Mix the smash and herbs with boiling water. Add the water a few drops at a time, and mix until you have a dough. Be really careful not to make it too watery – this makes it sticky.
  3. Use your hands to flatten the smash mixture onto the pizza tray – try and get it as thin as possible without it falling apart
  4. Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes ON BOTH SIDES, until crispy.
  5. Add the passata/puree/lazy garlic, mozarella, oregano and toppings
  6. Pop back in the oven for another 10 minutes, and its done

i’m a terrible diet blogger or Wednesday food diary

It’s true, i have definitely slacked since i got back off holiday. BUT i’m back.

Wednesday food diary!

Peppermint tea x2

Diet coke
Oven cooked chicken with southern spices
Sweet Chili sauce (3 syns?)
Snaps Crisps (5 syns)
Aero Orange Bubbles (i needed this! 12.5 syns)

Smash pizza!

Total number of syns 20.5

We’ll see how hot it is later!

Thursday Food diary & update

So i guess if you follow this blog that you’ve noticed there hasn’t been a lot of activity in the last week or so, i’ve been on holiday in Turkey, Kusadasi to be precise, and since coming home my iPhone died and is no more. So no photos, no nail updates etc.

So holiday over, time to jump back on the proverbial (diet) horse.

Whilst i was away i didn’t stick it plan AT ALL. Bread, chocolate, sweets. Loved it!
I was dreading getting on the scales when i got back on Sunday but turns out i only put on 3lbs. which wasn’t too terrible at all.

I also purchased a dress from the Kusadasi market, a pretty dress with a friggin’ New Look tag on it, AND a size 12, to be honest I didn’t think i was gonna fit in it, but I did and there was even a little extra room! I’ve NEVER fitted into a size 12 ever!, that made my holiday!

I also forgot to weigh in this morning so I’ll be doing that tomorrow!

Anyways, back to the food diary.

Satsumas x2
Alpen light choc and fudge (Hex B)
Peppermint tea
Tea with a splash of milk

Oven cooked chicken with southern spices
Sweet Chilli Sauce (around 3 syns?)
Skips (4.5 syns)
Pepsi Max

Spag Bol
2 x satsumas

Total syns 7.5

Thursday food diary

Weigh in tomorrow and its looking promising! hopefully i’ll drop into the 12’s (finally!) fingers crossed, and i’m gonna be super good today (i hope!)

Yesterday cross trainer session was H A R D. But i did manage 15 mins flat out so it was too terrible, better than sitting on my ass right?!

– Activia Snackpot Peach (0.5 syns)
– Alpen Light Cho & Fudge (HEX B) x2
– Water
– Peppermint Tea x2

– Mug Shot Tomato & Herb
– Fishsticks
– Sugar Free Irn Bru
– Peppermint Tea

– Havester Gammon (1syn as it was cooked in oil)
– Harvester Egg (1 syn as it was cooked in oil)
– Harvester Peas
– Diet Pepsi

– Apple
– Mcvities Cho Digestives x 3 (12 syns)
– Quavers (4.5 syns)

Total Syns 19

Exercise – None tonight.