Sunday, January 9

Inspiration!

Frances Summerfield   

Many people, including myself have made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight. I attend Slimming World on a Wednesday night and it was there I met Frances. As you can see from the photograph on the left Frances is now very fit as opposed to how she was only a few years ago. (Far left in the photograph). Frances has lost a staggering 10 stone!

Frances like me, enjoys cooking so I am going to share a recipe each week which follows Slimming World guidelines. This week I am using my own Leek & Potato Soup recipe.

4 leeks

6 potatoes

2 vegetable stock cubes

2 laughing cow cheese spread triangles (purple wrappers are the very low fat ones)

Seasoning

Low fat natural yoghurt for stirring in when cooked

 

Steam vegetables & when cooked blitz to required consistency ie some may like more lumps/texture than others. Pour  1 pint of boiling water into a jug, crumble in stock cubes and add cheese triangles and whisk until all is a liquid. Add to leek and potato mixture in pan and stir until thick. Season add yoghurt and serve.

 

I enjoy Slimming World – we have a great laugh! Last week I was nominated to be the person who greets new members as they enter class! Wonder why? lol!

24 comments:

  1. Very inspirational photos. The soup sounds delicious. I'll have to give it a try.

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  2. Losing 10 stone is truly inspirational!

    The soups sounds good.

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  3. Good luck with slimming world and if you want a good tip - lay off the cheese!

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  4. Looks and sounds delicious. Good luck with the dieting :-)

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  5. As far as I am concerned SW is the only plan to follow, so far I have lost 2.5 stone only gained 1lb over Crimbo and New Year!!!!

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  6. Sounds similar to Weight Watchers. And the soup looks wonderful.

    Congratulations to your friend!

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  7. i LOVE LEEK AND POTATO SOUP. wHoops. Frances has done well.

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  8. It's very hard to walk into a new Slomming club - I'd say you make it much easier!

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  9. Thats an inspirational post and photo of Frances. Good for her.
    Gives me fresh hope as I don't have anything near that amount to lose.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  10. Good Luck on your New Years weight loss :-)

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  11. Super inspirational! I'm sure this sounds silly, but how much is a 10 stone?

    <3, New Follower

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  12. Thanks. It's possible to enjoy food without overdoing it. Great stuff.

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  13. Good morning Mrs Nesbitt, and thanks for passing by and dropping in to leave a comment on my blog - always nice to see a new face as t'were!
    Oh I sometimes miss the moors of the county of my birth... lived up there for a while in the seventies and eighties, over in the East Riding as opposed to the West Riding where I was born. Now I live in flatness, but it has such a beauty of its own, completely different to the moors and dales of course, but nonetheless beautiful.

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  14. Good luck with the weight loss! That looks a really good recipe - I shall try it - I've got quite squidgy round the middle over Christmas! Hope you really are Ok after slipping on the ice. Yes, I remember Spangles sweets! Abby

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  15. Really inspirational weight loss! Recipe looks great, I'll give it a try as looks pretty ww friendly too.
    Nice to 'meet' you.

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  16. Thanks for the mention in your previous post!!

    I haven't made any resolutions - I know I'd never stick to the losing weight one so I'll just read your updates, and the others who have vowed to lose weight.

    CJ xx

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  17. Thanks for visiting my blog today. Great inspirational post, the recipe looks lovely. :)

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  18. WOW. Ok now that I know what a 10 stone is, I'm even more blown away. That's AMAZING.

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  19. Many thanks for stopping by - I will have a go at your soup. I did Slimmers world really succesfully after I had my kids, but I joined last year and didnt get inspired at all - having said that, the leader was no inspirationa at all. She was the largest there by far and obviously put weight on week by week, whilst telling ladies off - even when they had lost weight!!! Your leader looks wonderful, and does look inspirational. I'd love to know your contact for cards - we usually visit Whitby a couple of times a year. Its a lovely place. xxxx

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  20. Hi Mrs N
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. My hubby works in Pontefract, didn't the snow come down hard and fast last Friday?
    We love Whitby and spent a few days there last Summer as Twiglet wanted to stay at a B & B for the first time, so we stayed at a lovely farmhouse.
    We spend a lot of time at Filey and have done since we were children - we are blessed to live in Yorkshire aren't we?
    do call again.
    Twiggy x

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  21. Very nice blog. I just joined today. I'm Ivy. Wonderful to meet you.

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  22. Blogger is not allowing me to comment on your ABC post. It's great - most enjoyable - and the Zen haiku are so clever.

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  23. Jabblog - might have been when I was editting? Will keep an eye out! Thanks Dxx

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  24. I have just treated myself to a blender for soups so I will try this recipe - I like leek and potato soup. Good luck with the weight loss - just what I should be doing!

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