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Target Reached

I Believed And Achieved

Posted by David Horne on Jun 28, 2018.

      My Journey to TARGET  I was in touching range of 20 stone, 19st 12lb to be exact. I think it was August 2016 that I suffered another TIA (mini-stroke) My life was about to change all over again. The consultant at the hospital had told me that I had been very lucky on this occasion, that it was only a TIA and not a full-blown stroke. I was suffering from high blood pressure and was hugely overweight.  He went on to say that unless I lost a… read more »

One Year On

What a difference a year makes

Posted by David Horne on Sep 14, 2017.

Pat and I would like to give a HUGE thank you to our Slimming World Consultant Emma Kellond and our fellow group members.  Without whom our achievement so far would never have happened.  You are real heroes. We love you guys and will be eternally grateful to all of you.  Slimming… read more »

Chicken Madras

Nice And Spicy

Posted by David Horne on Sep 10, 2017.

Serves 4 Ready in 3 hours   SYN FREE    Ingredients   2 x green chillies 3 x garlic cloves 2cm fresh root ginger (peeled and grated)  700g chicken cut into chunks (or the meat of your choice.) 1 x onion thinly sliced  6… read more »

Lemon Drizzle Cake

Time For Cake

Posted by David Horne on Sep 04, 2017.

  Lemon Drizzle Cake Serves 8 Only 8syns the whole cake. Ready to eat in just 45 minutes.    Ingredients 2 Lemons 5 Eggs 45g Granulated sweetener  50g Self Raising Flour    Method Place 30g of the sweetener and the flour in a bowl Squeeze the… read more »

Syn Free Kedgeree

Smoked Haddock

Posted by David Horne on Aug 04, 2017.

  So what can you do with Smoked Haddock? Slimming World Syn free Kedgeree of course! Let's put that saying "if it swims it slims" to the test!   Servings Prep Time 3people 10minutes Cook Time 30 minutes   Ingredients 250g Smoked Haddock 200g… read more »

Cherry and Orange Trifle

The Cherry on Top

Posted by David Horne on Jul 26, 2017.

Ingredients  200g fresh cherries 2 x 11.5 g sugar-free orange jelly crystals  400g low-fat custard  600g Fat-Free Fromage Frais 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 level tbsp Kirch or Cherry Brandy 2 level tbsp sweetener Finely grated zest of 1 orange. Method  Place most of… read more »

Slimming World Man of the Year (in our group)

Male or Female yes you can.

Posted by David Horne on May 25, 2017.

  I am once again humbled by all your votes. Thank you so much for voting me Slimming World Man of the Year in our group. All I try to do is give back the love and support that I get from all of you. What makes my Slimming world journey so special  is… read more »

Yeah 4 Stone

Update on the journey

Posted by David Horne on Apr 20, 2017.

  It was just 7 months ago, September 14th, 2016. Pat and I walked into our local Slimming World Group. We were desperate. I had just had what was thought to be another TIA (mini stroke) this now being the third! How many warnings do you need? I had to do something. My Consultant told… read more »

Diet Coke Chicken

A Hint of China

Posted by David Horne on Apr 17, 2017.

  Diet Coke Chicken Prep time: 30  min Cook time: 8 hours Total time: 8 hours   30 min Number of Servings: 4 servings   Ingredients: 2 x skinless Chicken Breasts diced or 400g Chicken thighs and legs, skin removed 1 Can (330ml) Diet Coke 1 Finely… read more »

Chickpea Curry with Spinach and Egg

Easy and Quick

Posted by David Horne on Apr 05, 2017.

  Ingredients 1 Cal Cooking Spray  2 tsp Cumin Seeds  1 tbsp Black Mustard Seeds  4 tsp Ground Coriander  2 tsp Turmeric  1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper  4 Large Garlic Cloves, Crushed  1 Medium – Hot Red Chilli Finely Chopped  2 x… read more »

Prawn Salad

Light lunch

Posted by David Horne on Apr 05, 2017.

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Journey update

3.5 stone award

Posted by David Horne on Apr 05, 2017.

We are both running on time together again 3.5 stone award this week. Love the Slimming World lifestyle. Food education is all that is needed. We have never eaten so much and we still lose weight. Thanks Emma Kellond, without you and your guidance, and the support of the rest… read more »

Beef Fillet and Mushroom Stroganoff


Posted by David Horne on Mar 17, 2017.

  ​ Beef Fillet and Mushroom Stroganoff   Ingredients   1 Cal Fry light 3 x Medium onions 200ml Beef stock 500g Chestnut mushrooms 1 tsp. Gravy granules or something to thicken 2 tsp. lemon juice 500g Beef steak 120g Plain quark 4… read more »

Lemon and Ginger Chicken stir fry


Posted by David Horne on Mar 07, 2017.

                ​   Lemon and Ginger Chicken stir fry A simple recipe quick and east to make. This is what I used but you can use any combination of vegetables.   Ingredients 1… read more »

Porky lights and fat free bacon stir fry


Posted by David Horne on Mar 03, 2017.

Porky lights and fat free bacon stir fry With butternut spaghetti. It may now have a few syns but 90% speed. And there was no way, I was not going to use them. ​Following the disappointing news that Slimming World could no longer guarantee Porky Lights fat content and therefore recommend… read more »

Fail to Plan. You Plan to Fail


Posted by David Horne on Mar 02, 2017.

    It all Starts with BELIEF From that point if you truly believe you can, you will prove yourself right.  Last week at our Slimming World weigh in, Pat needed 1.5 lbs. to hit the 3 stone loss & I needed 1 lb. So when we got home we made the decision to get there the… read more »

Something Fishy


Posted by David Horne on Feb 28, 2017.

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A Quick Healthy Breakfast


Posted by David Horne on Feb 22, 2017.

A quick healthy breakfast today  PROTEAN to keep me full 2 X Hard boiled egg  SPEED remember a minimum of 1/3 of the plate necessary for weight loss.  1/3 Red pepper 1 X Breakfast tomato 2 X Chunky rounds of cucumber  and of course a small handful of Spinach.  Another… read more »

Chinese Sweet and Sour


Posted by David Horne on Feb 08, 2017.

    Chinese Sweet & Sour​ Cooked this for the first time, following the Slimming World Recipe. I have to say it was truly AMAZZZZZING. Full of Speed and only 1/2 Syn per portion.  Serves: 4 Cook time: 25 mins Ready in: Less than 30 Minutes Syns per serving:½   I… read more »

Our Group Couple Of The Year


Posted by David Horne on Feb 02, 2017.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to everyone that nominated Pat and I for our groups Slimming World Couple of the year 2017.  Then following through with voting for us.  We both feel very Proud, Honoured and Humbled to have won.  So sincere thanks to you all.  We… read more »

My Alternative Breakfast


Posted by David Horne on Feb 02, 2017.

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Update 2.5 stone certificate

2.5 Award

Posted by David Horne on Jan 26, 2017.

  Hi everyone Pat & I both crashed through the 2.5 stone loss when we got weighed in last night.  Really excited with our progress. But this post is more of a shout out to our very own Emma Kellond. Who despite being poorly and under the weather for a few weeks now. Still… read more »

Red Pepper and Sweet Potato Soup


Posted by David Horne on Jan 26, 2017.

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My Story So Far

So what happened next?

Posted by David Horne on Jan 23, 2017.

Pat my wife suggested that we join a slimming club as we needed the correct direction. This time it was serious. I was not looking for another quick fix. I had no choice but to find a plan that would work for me long term. Pat as usual has always supported and encouraged me with her positive… read more »

My Version of Slimming World

Spaghetti Bolognese

Posted by David Horne on Jan 23, 2017.

      My Version Of The Slimming World Spaghetti Bolognese Hello everyone and welcome to my second video My Version of the Slimming World Spaghetti Bolognese. I served the Spaghetti Bolognese with at least Four Speed Food's these were Carrots, Brocoli,… read more »

Start Your Day The Right Way

With A Breakfast Like This

Posted by David Horne on Jan 20, 2017.

  Start Your day The right Way Starting your day the right way is essential for your Body as it needs to perform at it's best. We use Eggs and fat free bacon as the protien. The Mushrooms Tomatoes and raw Spinach leaves are the speed foods. Remember that every single plate… read more »

My Version of Slimming World Quiche


Posted by David Horne on Jan 19, 2017.

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