11 Things To Do When You Are Bored And On A Diet | Slimming World

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If you are anything like me.. a few hours into your new healthy eating lifestyle and you are already thinking about your next meal/snack! When I am bored I eat, I have been like this ever since I was in my teens. This is why I am so overweight!

The first step is to say to yourself “Are you actually hungry?” Okay if you are that is fine, snack on one of the hundreds of syn free snack foods available on the Slimming World plan or you some of your syns.

But if you aren’t hungry you need a way to kick the snacking.. I have compiled a list of ideas to try when you are bored. Please feel to comment with any other great ideas which I can add to my list 🙂 It’s always fun to try something new.

1. Exercise
This may seem like a fairly obvious idea, but after exercising I always feel so refreshed and satisfied. Not only will it help to boost your weight loss but the health benefits are endless.
If you find you are bored of visiting the gym why not try something new? Join a Zumba class, go for a long walk, visit Youtube and find a fun fitness video, go for a swim.
My favorite exercise involves pushing myself hard at the gym, but that can become expensive. There is some brilliant home equipment available to suit most budgets. I love these rebounders here and a folding exercise bike is a great tool for someone who doesn’t have a lot of room.




2. Adult Coloring
A few years ago I discovered a love for coloring with pencils.
It was always so hard to find decent coloring books. But suddenly overnight this hobby went viral and now they are EVERYWHERE! I find coloring so relaxing and therapeutic. I am very particular about my pencils and sharpener too. Some people like to use gel pens, felt tips etc.
I highly recommend these coloring pencils from Crayola and this Swordfish pencil sharpener. I find most of my books from The works, The Range and Home bargains. If you don’t want to spend money on books. Check out this fantastic site for free printables.

3. Geocaching
What is Geocaching I hear you say?
Well the official description is: an activity or pastime in which an item, or a container holding a number of items, is hidden at a particular location for GPS users to find by means of coordinates posted on the Internet.
You will be surprised where you find a geocache.. they are everywhere. Mostly you will find a box of somesorts filled with little niknaks.. some you can take and replace with other things.. some you add to etc.
The best thing about Geocaching is the exercise you will get from walking to find the Geocaches (Some are very uphill) but also it’s a great hobby for all of the family to take up.
Visit the Geocaching website or download the App for more information.

4. Find a penpal
Anyone who know’s me fairly well will know how crazy I am about Snail Mail. I have around 30 penpals worldwide. I am highly addicted to stationary, stickers, pens, washi tape etc. I have made some fantastic friends over the years from penpalling.
I find a lot of my penpals through Instagram but also a great website is penpalsnow.




5. Start a scrapbook
Scrapbooking is a huge passion for many worldwide. Do you remember cutting pictures out of your mum’s magazines and catalogs when you were young? (or was that just me?) well this is similar.
I love Pinterest for scrapbooking ideas. It doesn’t have to be expensive either. The Works, The Range and Ebay have some mega cheap deals on scrapbooking crafts. You can start a scrapbook on anything… your recent holiday, wedding, your children. The list is endless.

6. Start a Pinterest page
One of my favourite past times is Pinterest.. I can waste away hours on here. Feel free to follow me on there.
It is a bit like having your own scrapbook/mood board. It’s fantastic for finding Slimming World recipes, DIY interior ideas, crafting projects.. pretty much anything you want to find you can find photos of it on there and save them into folders to look at again.
When we were designing our kitchen it was a godsend for showing the builders and my husband for ideas.

7. Join Instagram
I love Instagram and spend a lot of my day either uploading motivating photos or looking at other peoples photos.
The good thing about it is the hashtags. You can literally type # followed by any word and usually find a photo or million of them! I love to #slimmingworld. #recipe. #cats, #scotland etc… So much fun! Why not start your own Instagram account to motivate others? Post daily photos of your food to show other Slimmingworlders what you are eating.

8. Find a new TV boxset to binge watch
Okay this isn’t going to help you burn calories but it will keep you mind occupied.. especially if you get addicted.
Some of my recommendations are: Breaking bad, The walking dead, Sneaky Pete, Orange is the new black, The 100 and Game of thrones.
Why not sign up to a free trial on Netflix, Amazon Prime etc. Or go crazy on ebay and buy yourself a few boxsets.




9. Paint your nails and learn how to nail art
I love to paint my nails and there are some fantastic guides on Youtube teaching you how to create some pretty simple but effective nail art.

10. Learn some new make up techniques 
My make up is never perfect.. I love to watch Youtube videos and learn how to do new techniques.. but look out it could end up costing you a bit in new make up lol.

 

I definitely need more practice at contouring and my eyebrows.

 

11. Read a book
Yes okay this doesn’t sound like the most interesting pastime but there is an amazing list available 100 books you must read before you die. It almost makes it more of a challenge to get through the list.
You could always buy yourself a Kindle to help.

More to follow soon……

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Products Slimming World Followers Can Not Live Without

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frylightFRYLIGHT:

It ruins our frying pans and baking trays.. But we can’t live without it.

We don’t have the room to store it BUT if it’s on offer we bulk buy it.

(TIP: It’s always much cheaper i Home Bargains or B&M)

 

 

BEANS:BEANS

They turn us into a walking wind farm.. but they are Syn free, filling and cheap.

We add them to pretty much any meal we can and not just half a tin!

 

 

mushypeas

MUSHY PEAS:

You have never even had them before unless it was from a chippy.. but as soon as you found out they were Syn free they became your best friend..

Just bare in mind that even though they are Syn free.. they do contain sugar. On average it’s around 4 grams of sugar per tin.

 

 

 

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Hello.. I am still here :P

I have been rather quiet lately other than the odd recipe.. Life has been a bit crazy since February.

We had our kitchen refitted which brought its own stress and problems.. especially with sticking to the plan. I managed to gain weight over a month of eating out and takeaways due to having no kitchen and then having some visitors too.

In March i had my 6 monthly check with the diabetic nurse and was given the most amazing news that i am no longer classed as having diabetes 🙂 My weight loss and lifestyle change has cured me of it along with an amazing kidney function! I could have literally danced around the room..

In April we had an awesome trip down to the Lake District for hubbys birthday and when we returned from that i felt sooooo bloated and awful about myself that i finally joined the gym. I had been saying since Christmas i was going to join! But finally i took the plunge. I have been really enjoying working out most days.. pushing myself harder each time and building up some muscle too. Some days it is hard to get motivated to go.. especially if it is cold or raining (living in Scotland this is a regular occurrence) but once i am there i can usually motivate myself with some good music.

To anyone who is embarrassed to go to the gym because of their size.. please don’t be. My gym is full of people in a range of sizes/ages etc.. If anyone laughs or judges you than they are absolute idiots! Who on earth would judge an overweight person showing they are working hard to do something about it? I personally am more embarrassed sitting in Mdconalds stuffing a huge burger in my gob than going to the gym showing i am trying 🙂

So yes.. i am here.. still working towards my goal no matter how long it takes me.. I am proud of how far i have come and I will get there one day 🙂

 

Be good and stay motivated

 

Kirsty xx

 

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My first Giveaway – Slimming world competition

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Well hello lovely people.. I have been thinking about doing my first giveaway for my lovely followers for a while now so here we are 🙂

Your chance to win the above little hamper of SW goodies and a few other accessories thrown in.

– 2 Mugshots
– 2 Alpen light bars
– A selection of tea
– 1 Bodyshop body wash
– Authentic scottish soap
– Cute post it paper
– 1 Washi tape
– 1 Sheet of paperchase stickers
– 1 Organiser
– A set of rose soaps
– 1 Rita Ora nailvarnish

Please enter below: UK residents only please – Ends 1st Feb 2016.

Fatgirlskinny Giveaway

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Fresh Fruit Vs. Junk Food




Soooo i have just done my online Tesco shop and i just feel angered!
I spent £70 which was about a weeks worth of meals, snacks, fruit and a few essentials.. but i am sure if i was eating junk and not dieting it would of cost me at least £20 less! Let’s face it a pizza you can get for £1 whereas a pack of mince just to put together a healthy slimming world meal is £2.50 to start with… and the government wonder why we are a bunch of fatties and why the countries children are all obese?

Lets look at some comparisons…

Mcdonalds cheese burger 99p – Tesco pre packet sandwich £1.50

Packet of strawberries £3 – Bag of 5 donuts 65p

According to a study by Cambridge university.. eating healthily costs 3 times more than eating unhealthily.

They found that 1,000 calories made up from healthy items, such as lean salmon, yoghurts and tomatoes, cost an average of £7.49 in 2012.

The same calorie intake from less healthy items, such as pizza, beef burgers, and doughnuts, could be purchased for an average of £2.50.

I don’t think anyone could moan that people don’t know how to eat healthily or that we don’t know what foods are good for us. I think its more than likely that we cannot afford to buy the healthier options!! Also lets face it a packet of 10 penguins in their bright packaging looks far more inviting than a bag of boring old green apples too right? It is about time the government did something about it and brought in this new “sugar tax” too!!

Okay rant over..  😛

love muchly

kirsty xxx

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