Thursday, 23 September 2010

A few wee changes for HLV

Hello everyone,

I've been putting off posting in here for a while because my situation has changed recently...

At the end of July a good friend of mine convinced me to join Slimming World so that I can finally deal with my weight problem. She's done amazingly well on it and I wanted to see if it would work for me. Well, a couple of months later and it's made a huge difference, nearly 2 and a half stone has melted away and I'm lighter than I've been for about 5 or 6 years. I'm back into size 16 jeans and I can feel them getting looser by the day. It's awesome!

For the last month or so I've been debating whether to set up an entirely new blog with vegan SW friendly recipes. I knew that if I did this, HLV would most probably disappear. The way I'm eating now will probably stick, even after I'm at target.

For now I think I'm going to stick what I'm cooking up here and see how it goes. I'm eating the same meals as before but just preparing them in a different way to cut back on the fat. I also figured that cooking is all about tweaking recipes to your tastes anyway, I do it all the time, so if any of you want to add any extra fat, you will. The great thing about SW is that there is plenty of room to include regular treats, so I have been eating vegan cake and ice cream here and there and I've wanted to tell all you guys about it!

Feedback would be great. If this doesn't start working for HLV then I might move on to a different blog, but for now I think that it might work nicely.

Let me know what you think and sorry it's been so long since an update!


  1. I think it would be great to see vegan slimming recipes wherever you want to put them, I take it that you are the same hasta la vegan from minimins? I follow you on there as well if so! :)

    Well done on your fab losses so far!

  2. Of course it will work you muppet! SW food is "normal" food - with a few tweaks. In fact it will add a new dimension to your posts because you can adapt recipes and post both sets of instructions, the healthy version and the not-so-healthy version, and show the difference!

    Yours sincerely, A good friend.x

  3. Katie: Thank you! Yes, I am the same HLV as on MiniMins :)

    Minxface: hahaha, are you mocking me referring to you as a good friend? I forgot you had an account on here before you betrayed us for wordpress! I know SW is normal food but I wasn't sure whether to post syn values and all that. Posting the healthy version and the not so healthy version is a good idea, thanks!

  4. There are plenty of vegan/veggies on Minis that would welcome the syn values, I reckon. DO IT DO IT DO IT.

    And yes, yes I am.