Thank you so much for all the lovely messages, and thank you those of you who have shared your own journeys and to those who have decided to join this journey by starting your own plan to lose weight and to get fitter. 
So day 2 of my journey to lose weight so I can have surgery to replace my hip and then train to get to the top of Mount Snowdon. 
I think the key to the success will be in the planning, especially meal planning so i don't fall off the wagon. 
HA = Healthy Option A 
HB = Healthy Option B 
Breakfast Ideas 
Porridge (HB) with 300ml Almond Milk (HA) and a mashed banana 
Weetabix (HB) 300ml Almond (HA) milk and a mashed banana 
Eggs, Beans, Tomatoes, Bacon of your choice, Mushrooms, Toast (HB) 
Fruit Bowl 
Congee aka Rice Porridge 
Eggs on Toast (HB) (various ways) 
Smoked Salmon, Poached Eggs on Toast (HB) 
Smoked Salmon scrambled Eggs, Toast (HB) 
Mackerel with Poached Eggs 
Bacon of your choice sandwich (HB) 
Lunches & Dinner Ideas 
Jacket potato with Beans 
Soup Noodles with meat or fish and Chinese leaf 
Corn on the Cob, sliced meats, salad 
Steamed Rice, poached chicken, Choy sum and soy sauce 
Steamed Sea Bass with chilli soy sauce & Rice 
Spaghetti served with Sloppy Joe or Cherry Tomatoes and Chilli 
Roasted Veg, Pan Seared Chicken & Rice 
Seafood Stir Fried Noodles 
Mixed Veg Fried Rice 
Yuk Sung - with Cashews (syn) 
King Prawn or Chicken & Mushrooms on Steamed Rice (1-2syn) 
Black Bean on Rice or Noodles (1-2syn) 
Sweet Corn Soup (1-2syn) 
Hot & Sour Soup (1-2syn) 
Foo Yung 
King Prawn Ginger and Spring Onion 
Chow Mein sun free :) 
Singapore Noodles or Rice 
So the first recipe I'm going to share is one I wrote a couple of years ago for a friend of mine who is on slimming world too, the best thing about this recipe was he won a prize in his group for sharing it with them. 
Practically syn free Cantonese Stir Fry Sauce 
4 medium size dried shitake or Chinese mushrooms 
6 Spring Onions, cut into 5cm strips 
1 Garlic Clove, minced 
1 tbsp Ginger, grated 
1 Nori Sheet (Nori sheet ground into a powder) 
1 Cup boiling water 
2 tbsp light soy sauce 
½ tbsp. Dark Soy sauce 
1 tbsp sugar or you can use a sugar substitute. (3 syns) 
Spray Oil 
¼ tsp salt 
1 tsp corn flour (1/2 Syn) 
Rinse mushrooms under warm water and place into a large bowl, add 1 cup of boiling water and soak for 15 minutes until soft. Gently squeeze excess water out of mushrooms, reserve liquid for later. Remove stalk from mushroom and discard, cut mushrooms into 4 slices. Heat your wok or non-stick frying pan over a medium heat, add a few squirts of spray oil and fry mushrooms, spring onions, garlic and ginger for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and place to one side. 
Place mushroom liquid, powdered nori, fried mushroom mixture, soy sauce, sugar, salt & corn flour into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into a small saucepan, gently simmer until sauce has reduced by a third and has thickened. Allow to cool. 
Store in an airtight container, which can be kept in the fridge for 1 week or freeze up to 3 months. 
Tip: Freeze sauce in ice trays and once frozen transfer to a zip lock bag kept in the freezer. Defrost as much as you need each time. 
This sauce can be added to a myriad of dishes from Chow Mein to Fried Rice & Stir Fried Dishes. Use 1 to 2 tbsp per portion. 
Tuesday 10th August 2021 - Food & Weight Diary 
Weight: 23 stones 13 & 1/2 pounds 
Weight lost: 1/4 pound 
Morning Coffee with 150ml Lacto Free Milk (HA) 
Breakfast: Eggs, Tinned Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Lean Bacon, Beans and Gluten Free Bread (HB) 
Mid morning coffee with remainder of 150ml Lacto Free Milk (HB) 
Lunch: Fruit Bowl - Fresh Pineapple & a Nectarine and a small bowl of left over pasta 
Dinner: Steamed rice, spray oil roasted vegetables, dry pan seared chicken breast and light soy sauce 
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