Saturday, 31 December 2011

A Little New Year Perspective

I was updating my Weight Tracker on the Weight Watchers app earlier this morning, and I realised something.

I have pretty much maintained my weight for the last 3 months.

Hubby's birthday was 10th Oct, and since then I have lost 1/2lb.



And since my own birthday (19th August) I have lost 1 1/2 lb.



This YEAR I have "only lost" 1 and a half stone. in a YEAR.
0.4lb per week.


That's AWFUL!!


Seriously




Now let's flip our thinking.

On 5th January 2010, I walked back into my old Weight Watchers meeting carrying my tiny 7 week old son. I weighed in at 13st 5.5lb - almost 3 stone heavier than my goal weight, and 2 stone heavier than when they had last seen me.
I had returned for a few short weeks to try and lose the stone I had gained since my wedding, and then found out I was pregnant.

But that's fine!

You've had a baby. You're bound to put on weight. You'll lose it.

Now I would like to say here, that the moment  I found out I was pregnant, I decided I would not weigh myself. I chose to concentrate on growing a baby. I'd done Weight Watchers before. And I would do it again. I'd lost 43lb in around 8months in 2007 for my wedding. I could be back at goal by my birthday in 2010. easy :o)

And then I met my boy.



And I decided that HE was more important.

I'd lose the weight, but I would pay more attention to raising my son. Have fun bringing him up.
Lose the weight slowly, and healthily.
Take my time, make it a life change, and teach my son carefully about the importance of healthy eating.

And this time I would keep it off.




We all want the weight to drop off. We don't want to do the hard work that it takes to get there. Who's got time for that???

So when you look at my before and after photos and think "wow what a difference. I wish I could do that"

What makes you think you can't??

It hasn't got to be done today. Or tomorrow. Or next week.

Just make a start. Make some changes.
Attend your weigh in HOWEVER your week has gone.

Face it. Draw a line. Start again.

What is the point in giving up??
How will you get to where you want to be by giving up??

Easy answer : YOU WON'T

So make the change.
Go along to a meeting. Follow the plan. Eat healthily. Lose the weight.

But don't let it take over your life.

You can do it. And if it takes you a year. Two years. Five years. You WILL do it.

Look at the bigger picture.





In total I have lost 41.5lb in two years.

And that is AMAZING







Friday, 30 December 2011

Friday 30th December, 2011

Breakfast
1 1/2 slices Kingsmill 50/50 - 4pp
Light Butter - 1pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 5PP*
Lunch
Square Wrap - 4pp
Lettuce - 0pp
Sainsbury's Tuna, Mayo & Sweetcorn - 2pp
WW Vanilla Yogurt - 1pp
TOTAL - 7PP
Dinner
Young's Scampi, 108g (frozen) - 6pp
McCains Skins in Chips, 198g (frozen) - 5pp
Garden Peas - 2pp
Heinz RS&S Ketchup, 25g - 0pp


Highlights Hot Chocolate - 1pp*
Cadbury Tree Decoration, parcel - 1pp
TOTAL - 15PP*
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 3pp
Grapes - 0pp
TOTAL - 3PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED - 29/29
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED - 1
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING - 17/49




Pretty good day today.

Done my weekly shop, got a kitchen full of fruit and veg, and meals planned until Tuesday night.

Friday : Scampi, Chip and Peas
Saturday : (See Below)
Sunday : Sausage, Mash,Yorkshire Pudding, Fine Beans and Gravy
Monday : 'Bernard' (shepherds pie made with turkey mince)
Tuesday : Leftover 'Bernard'

I haven't planned anything specific for Saturday night - with it being New Years Eve, we have been invited to a house party, but as Bubs will be with us, we will just be popping by ... anyhoo - there will undoubtedly be nibbles, so I figured I would have a teensy bit there and then maybe just a couple slices of toast when we've put Bubs to bed.

You've probably noticed I'm not much of a party girl haha.

I reckon me and the hubster will be snuggled up on the sofa with a hot chocolate by half 10 ... in bed by 11 ❤  

ah well - at least I won't be eating, eh! :o)


Happy New Years Eve Eve Everybody!!



Inspirational Weight Watcher Blogs :o)

Jacqui @ http://jwacqui.blogspot.com/
          &   http://www.youtube.com/user/jwacqui/videos

Mrs Shilts @ http://www.mrsshilts.co.uk/

Paul @ http://fat4now.blogspot.com/

Allyssa @ http://gettinskinnywithww.blogspot.com/

Clare @ http://awalkontheslimmerside.blogspot.com/


Thursday 29th December, 2011

Breakfast
Sainsbury's Balance, 35g - 3pp*
Banana - 0pp
Honey - 1pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 4PP*
Lunch
2 sl. Kingsmill 50/50, 75g - 5pp
Sainsbury's Light Spread, 11g - 1pp
Skips Multipack - 2pp
Jaffa Cake - 1pp
TOTAL - 9PP
Dinner
Chinese
Battered Chicken Balls, 3
Boiled Rice
Sweet and Sour Sauce
Sliced Pork in Cantonese Fruity Sauce
Prawn Crackers

Ben & Jerry's Caramel Chew Chew - 5pp
TOTAL - 35PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 3pp
WW Toffee Yogurt - 1pp
Cup of Tea, 1sp Sugar - 1pp*
WW Salt and Vinegar Crisps - 2pp
WW Vanilla and Chocolate Biscuit - 2pp
Orange and Passionfruit J20 - 3pp
TOTAL - 12PP

DAILY ALLOWANCE USED - 29/29
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED - 31/49
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING - 18



I didn't plan on using quite so many weeklies this week, but we decided to have a Chinese and this is what happens!

I was good though - I pointed it as best I could, and took the points from my weeklies which as you've probably noticed I don't normally do on weigh in night.

I have made a shopping list, planned my meals for the rest of this week, and am going shopping tomorrow (Friday). I'm getting a tonne of fruit to snack on this week to keep the shakes away (suspected chocolate withdrawal) and buying ZERO chocolate (EEK! lol)

Here's to a good ww week

Weigh will be back to normal next week (Wednesday 4th January)

xx


Weigh In Result 29th Dec 2011

Just a quick one and I will upload my tracker tomorrow.

Went to weigh in tonight simply hoping to have gained less than my last post-Christmas weigh in (4lb)


Well would you believe I STAYED THE SAME?!

Cos I can't!!


Now I'm gonna take this as a kick up the bum and take advantage of it :

I WILL NOT be going any higher.

I WILL NOT re-enter the overweight category (even 1/2lb gain would result in this)

I WILL get my 25% and the 25% charm I bought myself earlier this month.

I WILL NOT mess around anymore.



I would like to be at goal by my wedding anniversary (4th may) which is riDICulously do-able which means there are absolutely NO excuses!!!


Goal weight : here I come!!!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Completely Lost The Plot!

Yep. Lost Losty Lost Lost :o(




Now, this may come as a shock to some of you ...

I'll give you a second to prepare yourselves...







I'm actually starting to feel a bit sick and fed up of chocolate.

There I've said it.





Have you recovered...?

Then I'll continue :


My next weigh in is on Thursday (tomorrow) and I am expecting a gain.

CHRISTMAS is most definitely OVER - So all I can do is face it, draw a line and get the hell back on track!


And this time, I AM getting back on track.

I have printed off some WW Tracker pages for my Tracker Filofax ( as seen here ), my chocolate from Christmas is mostly eaten or locked away by hubby into a code protected box (seriously. these are the lengths I have to go to - haha)

I will be making a food plan tomorrow and doing a food shop either tomorrow or Friday.

Hubby and I have agreed that he will also be making more of an effort for healthy eating and exercise in the new year - he doesn't need to lose weight in the slightest - in fact he just lost half a stone and we don't know how! (GIT), but he has decided he should do it for his health and also as a good example to Bubs.

And the exercise will be in the form of walking, on any afternoons that he manages to get home earlyish (starting Friday!)

Soo that is the plan



And this time ...

This is it.

This is my road to goal.

2012 is my year.


As of right now I have 10.5lbs to go to where I want to be. (I will update this on my ticker at the top of the page after tomorrow's weigh in)


Fingers crossed it won't be too much more after tomorrow




Thursday, 22 December 2011

Thursday 22nd December, 2011


Breakfast
WW Porridge sachet - 3pp
Mini Banana - 0pp
Honey - 1pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 4PP*
Lunch
Spicy Tomato and Butternut Soup - 0pp
Sainsbury's Rustic Roll - 5pp
Hula Hoops Smoky Bacon, 25g - 4pp
Jaffa Cake - 1pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 10PP*
Dinner
BGTY Cumberland Sausage, 2 - 4pp
McCains Skins On - 3pp
Egg, fried in FryLight - 2pp
Baked Beans, 150g - 3pp
TOTAL - 12PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 1pp
Apple - 0pp
1/2 Mini Banana - 0pp

Highlights Hot Chocolate - 1pp
Sainsbury's 'Baileys' 25ml - 2pp
Mini Marshmallows, 16g - 1pp
TOTAL - 5PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  29/29
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  2
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  47

Weigh in result 21 December 2011

If I thought I had lost the WW plot before, that was nothing on this last week. And unfortunately it showed on the scales and I gained 1.5lb :o(

Weight this week was 10st 6lb which means I am literally the highest I can be without going into the 'overweight' category of the BMI range for my height!

Now, I am going to enjoy my christmas, but I am also going to do my damn best to not lose the plot again this week!

My normal meeting is closed next week only, so I have found another meeting not too far away that is open on Thursday 29th and will be going along to face those scales, because I know that if I haven't got to get weighed until the 4th I will write this week off and have a repeat of my 4lb christmas gain last new year!

errrrm NO THANKS!!



I'm not going to promise to blog religiously over the next week, so will wish you and your families a Very Merry Christmas and a Fantabulous New Year right now :o)





Spicy Tomato and Butternut Soup


1 tin chopped Tomatoes, 400g
1.25kg Butternut Squash, peeled and deseeded
2 Large Red Onions
1 Medium Red Pepper, deseeded
1 Stick Celery
1 Carrot, peeled
4 Cloves Garlic
1 Red Chilli, deseeded

  • Preheat the oven to 190ºc, gas mark 5. 
  • Cut the squash, onion, pepper, celery and carrot into chunks, and finely dice the garlic and chilli. 
  • Bung all the vegetables into a large roasting tin. Season generously with salt and toss together. 
  • Put in the oven and roast for 45 minutes, turning the vegetables every 15 minutes or so.
  • Add the tomatoes and ladle the vegetables into a food processor with 500ml of boiling water and blitz until smooth (do this in batches if necessary).
  • Pour the mixture through a sieve into a large deep saucepan, pressing down with a ladle to squash the vegetable purée through the mesh
  • Add another 500ml of boiling water to the smooth soup. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Season to taste and ladle into warmed bowls to serve.
Nom Nom Nom





*Recipe - Weight Watchers own*
*Photo - my own*


Thursday, 15 December 2011

Thursday 15th December, 2011

Breakfast
BGTY Balance, 35g - 3pp*
Mini Banana - 0pp
Honey - 1pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 4PP*
Lunch
Coco Pops, 34g - 3pp*
Skips, Multipack - 2pp

TOTAL - 5PP*
Dinner
BGTY Breaded Cod - 4pp
McCains Lightly Spiced Wedges - 5pp
Peas - 1pp
Heinz RS&S Ketchup - 1pp


2 Salmon Fish Fingers - 3pp


BGTY Chocolate Mousse - 2pp
TOTAL - 16PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 3pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
2 Malted Milk - 2pp
Jaffa Cake - 1pp
Some of Hubby's McDonald's Fries - 3pp
Hot Chocolate w/ Marshmallows - 2pp
Twirl, Treat Size - 3pp
TOTAL - 14PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  29/29 
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  10
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  39/49

Wednesday 14th December, 2011


Breakfast
WW Porridge - 3pp
Mini Banana - 0pp
Chocolate Spread  1pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 4PP*
Lunch
Coco Pops Moons and Stars - 5pp
2/3 pk Skips, multipack - 1pp
2 Jaffa Cakes - 2pp

TOTAL - 
Dinner

TOTAL - 
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 3pp
3 Chocolate Malted Milks - 5pp
Cadbury Tree Decoration Parcel - 1pp
Wafer Thin Chicken - 1pp
TOTAL - 


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  i gave up counting!




Well, as you know I COMPLETELY lost the plot again the last couple of days, including today - having eaten 22/29 points BEFORE WEIGH IN TODAY, I was NOT hopeful in the SLIGHTEST!

Even before that I wasn't hopeful, but especially after.

I've decided it's medical.

 I have TUM.

The Uncontrollable Munchies.

So tonight, I deem it a Christmas miracle!

I LOST HALF LB!!!!




REALLY pleased that I haven't messed it up any further, and am really hoping  can get 1/2 lb off for next week as that will be my 25% and I will get my charm for my charm bracelet in time for Christmas :o) Extra present!

Always good :o)


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Tuesday 13th December, 2011

I didn't track again :o( :o(

I've eaten so much rubbish as well. Just can't get my head in it at the moment. And WHY is it always the day before weigh in that I wanna eat the ENTIRE contents of my kitchen???

Monday 12th December, 2011

I didn't track :o(

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Sunday 11th December, 2011


Breakfast
WW Porridge - 3pp
Mini Banana - 0pp
Honey - 1pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp
TOTAL - 4PP
Lunch
Walkers Cheese & Onion - 5pp
1/2 pk Fruit Pastilles - 2pp
Apple - 0pp
TOTAL - 7PP
Dinner
BGTY Pork Medallion - 2pp
Lightly Spiced Wedges, 64g - 3pp
Large Yorkie Pud - 3pp
Apple and Herb Stuffing - 3pp
Apple Sauce - 1pp

WW Double Choc Brownie - 4pp
TOTAL - 16PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 1pp
Hot Chocolate w/Marshmallows - 2pp*
TOTAL - 3PP

DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  29/29
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  1
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  7/49

Saturday 10th December, 2011


Breakfast
Coco Pops - 3pp*
Mini Banana - 0pp
Grapes - 0pp
Apple - 0pp
TOTAL - 3PP*
Lunch
TOTAL - 0PP
Dinner
Chiquitos North of the Border Southern Fried Chicken  23pp
1/2 Fudge Waffle - 10pp
TOTAL - 33PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 3pp
Jaffa Cake - 1pp
2 Mini Party Rings - 1pp
Milky Way Single - 3pp

2 Crumpets w/ Light Butter - 5pp

Hot Chocolate w/ Marshmallows - 2pp
TOTAL - 15PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  29/29
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  22
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  8

Friday 9th December, 2011


Breakfast
Grapes, White - 0pp
Grapes, Black - 0pp
Apple - 0pp
Banana - 0pp
WW Yogurt x 2 - 2pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 2PP*
Lunch
Coco Pops - 3pp*
Skips - 2pp
Mini Babybel, Light - 1pp
TOTAL - 6PP
Dinner
Spud U Like JP w/Beans - 12pp
Sprinkle of Cheese - 2pp
1/2 Slice Garlic Bread - 2pp

McFlurry After 8, shared - 8pp (11 for whole)
TOTAL - 24PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 2pp
Cadbury Tree Decoration - 1pp
1/2 BGTY Roast Chicken Salad Sandwich - 3pp
Apple - 0pp

2 Crumpets w/light spread - 5pp

TOTAL - 11PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  29/29
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  14
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  30/49

Thursday 8th December, 2011

Breakfast
Sainsbury's Balance, 35g - 3pp*
Banana - 0pp
Apple - 0pp
Honey - 1pp

TOTAL - 4PP*
Lunch
2 Slices Wholemeal, toasted - 3pp
Light Spread- 1pp
Egg, Fried in Fry Light - 2pp
Skips, multipack - 2pp
Jaffa Cake - 1pp
TOTAL - 9PP
Dinner
Uncle Ben's Express Rice, Chicken Flavour - 4pp
Breaded Chicken Bites - 6pp
Sweet & Sour Sauce - 4pp
Red Pepper - 0pp
Onion - 0pp
Mushrooms - 0pp
BGTY Chocolate Mousse - 2pp
2 Mini Party Rings - 1pp
Tree Chocolate Caramel Bell - 2pp
TOTAL - 19PP
Any Time
Grapes - 0pp
Apple - 0pp
Mini Banana - 0pp
*Skimmed Milk - 2pp
TOTAL - 2PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  29/29
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  5
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  44/49

Thursday, 8 December 2011

AWOL

As you may have noticed, I have been AWOL the last week.

I admit I did not track a single thing,
 I ate like a pig,
I went out for a meal,
and ate a riDICulous amount of chocolate.
I also was on two lots of antibiotics for my wisdom tooth,
AND it was my TOTM.

I was HOPING for a 1lb gain, as even that would have been a miracle, but I only gained HALF!!


So I figured I best take advantage of this gift and get back on the wagon, get back to tracking and blogging and do my best to be an absolute ANGEL this week!


I do NOT want to gain again next week!!!

I WILL NOT gain again next week!!!

The only big thing I have planned for this week is Cayla's birthday meal on Saturday, for which we are going to Chiquito's so I'm going to whip out my EOG and do my best to preplan.

And BEHAVE for the rest of the week!!

I did my weekly shop yesterday, so my house is full of fruit and healthy stuffs ...

So here goes!


Monday, 28 November 2011

Monday 28th November, 2011

Breakfast (Late)
Mango - 0pp
TOTAL - 0PP
Lunch
Potato, baked - weighed raw - 6pp
BGTY Coronation Tuna - 2pp

Jaffa Cake - 1pp
TOTAL - 9PP
Dinner
BGTY Tikka Masala - 10pp
Warburtons Square Wrap - 2pp


White Chocolate Buttons - 2pp


BGTY Vanilla Ice Cream - 2pp
WW Baked Apple Pie Bar - 2pp
TOTAL - 18PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 2pp
Cup of Tea x 4 - 0pp*
Mini Banana - 0pp
Grapes - 0pp

TOTAL - 2PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  26/26
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  3
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING - 9 




Started on Amoxicillin today for my wisdom tooth. I've been chomping on the gum and its a bit inflamed.
Am hoping the meds won't affect my weigh in this week...

Had a sneaky peak this morning and it looks like i'm half a lb down at the moment.
Not long till weigh in now tho so I'll soon find out, eh :o)

Just hope I've lost SOMETHING this week. Please.


Sunday, 27 November 2011

Sunday 27th November, 2011

Breakfast
Coco Pops - 3pp*
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 3PP*
Lunch
Snaps Crisps - 4pp
TOTAL - 4PP
Dinner
Homemade Cottage Pie - 13pp
(Extra Lean Beef Mince, Onion, Carrot, Parsnip, Mushrooms, Beef Oxo, Mixed Herbs, Tomato Puree, Peas, Potato, Sweet Potato, mashed with Light Mayo and * )

WW Toffee Yoghurt - 1pp

Custard Cream, 2 - 3pp

Twirl, Treat Size - 3pp
TOTAL - 20PP*
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 2pp
Mango - 0pp
Grapes - 0pp
Mini Banana - 0pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 2PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  26/26
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  3
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  12/49

Saturday 26th November, 2011

Breakfast
Weetabix Mini's, Honey, 24g - 2pp*
2/3 Mini Banana - 0pp
Blueberries - 0pp
Honey - 0pp
TOTAL - 2PP
Lunch
BGTY Cumberland Sausage, 1 - 2pp
BGTY Bacon Medallions, 4 - 2pp
Warburton's Wholemeal, 1, toasted - 1pp
Egg, Fried in FryLight - 2pp
Heinz RS&S Ketchup - 1pp
TOTAL - 8PP
Dinner
Nando's
Chicken Breast Fillet Burger 10pp
Side of Chips, 1/2 portion - 5pp
Side of Coleslaw, 1/2 portion - 5pp

Home-weighed Pick n Mix (for the cinema) - 21pp
(Mint Poppets, Minstrels, Maltesers, Skittles, Smarties, Starburst, Fruit Pastilles, Rolos, Yogurt Coated Raisins)
Costa Hot Chocolate w/Marshmallows and Whipped Cream - 7pp
TOTAL - 48PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 2pp
TOTAL - 2PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  26/26
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  34/49
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  15



Me and Hubby had a date night tonight for our 7 year anniversary yesterday <3
Bub's stayed overnight at my Mum's so we went to Nando's for Dinner and then to the cinema to watch Breaking Dawn.

I had such a nice night, and the food and film was AMAZING :o)

I love how Nando's isn't too bad on points too! Will have to go there more often! <3

Friday, 25 November 2011

Friday 25th November, 2011

Breakfast
Warburton's Wholemeal, toasted, 1 - 1pp
Banana - 0pp
Honey - 1pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
TOTAL - 2PP
Lunch
BGTY Roast Chicken Salad Sandwich - 7pp
Cookie (shared with hubby) - 4pp
TOTAL - 11PP
Dinner
BGTY Cumberland Sausages, 2 - 4pp
McCains Lightly Spiced Wedges - 3pp
Egg, fried in Fry Light - 2pp
Heinz Baked Beans, 72g - 1pp

BGTY Vanilla Ice Cream - 1pp
Mini Banana - 0pp

Highlights Hot Chocolate - 1pp*
TOTAL - 12PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 1pp
TOTAL - 1PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  26/26
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  0
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  49/49






Well, I'm quite proud of myself today :o)

I started this morning by planning my lunch and tea, while eating my breakfast. I wrote it all down, pointed it, and knew exactly how many points I would be using! Get me!



And then that was all thrown out the window when I decided I would go and meet hubby from work. In Birmingham. With an hour to spare.

Oops.

Well, I had a shower, got myself and Bubs ready, and rushed down to sainsbury's to get some cash and change for the bus/train.

So while I was down there, I decided I would buy us all a sandwich for lunch, and I got myself the BGTY Roast Chicken Salad Sandwich for 7PP for convenience of PP. And also I got a bag of Apple and Pear Slices for myself and Bubs to share.

Then, because I hadn't left myself time to buy a couple of things that I had needed for Tea tonight, I substituted a couple of things and ended up with the above tasty meal. YAY and YUM!!

The only thing that wasn't necessarily planned was the Cup of Tea I had in a cafe with the hubster. BUT i had sweetener and took the milk out of my milk allowance, so that was ok.

And that leaves the cookie that I stupidly convinced Hubby he should have at the cafe....

Which I stole half of....


BUT - since I had planned my meals, and knew what points I had remaining (9 at the time) I knew I would easily still be able to eat what I wanted without going over the 26.

And it worked!

So yeah.

I'm pretty proud of me today :o)


It also helps that I stuck to my 26 today, as tomorrow myself and the Hubbles will be going to Nando's for Tea, and then to the cinema and so all my weeklies will definitely be needed!

BUT - that's what they're there for!!! :o)

Also, I have plans to meet the lovely Clare at the gym, so that'll help towards a good week I am sure of it!






PMA!!



Thursday, 24 November 2011

Thursday 24th November, 2011

Breakfast
1 Sainsbury's Basics Crumpet - 2pp
Sainsburys Light Spread - 0pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
Mini Banana - 0pp
TOTAL - 2PP*
Lunch
2 Slices Warburtons Wholemeal (47g) - 3pp
Light Mayo (14g) - 1pp
Wafer Thin Ham (43g) - 1pp
Lettuce - 0pp
Cucumber - 0pp
Onion - 0pp
1/2 Apple - 0pp
Grapes - 0pp
WW Vanilla Yoghurt - 1pp
TOTAL - 6PP
Dinner
Chicken & Vegetable Casserole - 6pp
(TOTAL RECIPE : Sainsbury's Prepack Casserole Vegetables - 6pp, Chicken Breast - 5pp1 Oxo Cube, Chicken - 0pp, 
1 Knoor Cube, Vegetable - 1pp, Thickening Granules, 4tbsp - 5pp)
Sainsburys Bake at Home Rustic Roll - 5pp


Curly Wurly - 3pp
Highlights Hot Chocolate - 1pp*
Marshmallows, 15g - 1pp
TOTAL - 16PP
Any Time
*Skimmed Milk - 2pp
Grapes - 0pp
Cup of Tea - 0pp*
Mini Banana - 0pp
TOTAL - 2PP


DAILY ALLOWANCE USED -  26/26
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE USED -  0
WEEKLY ALLOWANCE REMAINING -  49/49








YAY! I survived on 26pp!

Started how I mean to go on :o)

I am off out on Saturday night for a meal and to the cinema so I have GOT to save my weeklies for this.

Day One down and ready for Day 2


Plan Changes

So as you probably know, the ProPoints plan has been out for a year now, and WeightWatchers have been watching and monitoring how people have been doing, and have decided that a couple of tweaks are needed.
These tweaks have now been applied to the plan, and I figured you may like to know about them :o)

The number one confirmed rumour about the changes is that the lowest daily ProPoints allowance has now been lowered from 29 to 26.

Now before you get a look of horror on your face (quick - fix it - i didn't see it yet ;o) ) :


THIS CHANGE IS OPTIONAL!!



Also, not EVERYONE who was previously on 29 has been dropped to 26, so you should check your eSource or ask your leader what your new daily ProPoints allowance is.

Now as I said, the change is OPTIONAL!! - if you are losing weight at a good rate - WeightWatchers recommend UP TO 2LB per week - and you are happy with your 29, then stick to 29! (you lucky so-and so!)

But if your losses have slowed, and you would like to give them a little boost, then you can drop to your lower allowance.

Also, the point change is interchangeable -

If your new allowance is 26, you can use between 26 and 29 dailies per day, as and how you choose.
So one day, you can have 26, the next 29 if you need to, and the next back to 26.

It's up to you.

The same applies for those whose points have now dropped to 27 or 28 - although those who have should not drop any lower than the amount you have been given.

And while I'm on the subject, I would like to point out to anyone reading this who is on a higher allowance : PLEASE do not drop your allowance in the hope that you will lose the weight faster!!

WeightWatchers have YEARS of experience and have worked out your allowance personal to your body's requirements.

After just FOUR MONTHS of the ProPoints plan being released, in the UK alone, WeightWatchers members lost
 3 million 9hundred&17thousand 
2hundred and 70lbs
 (that's the equivalent of 160 double decker buses!!)





If you follow their guidelines and the plan correctly, you WILL lose weight!

BUT - IT TAKES TIME.

don't rush it!

this isn't a diet - it's a lifestyle change 

The second change to the plan is that they have brought in the option of following

Healthy and Filling.


For those of you that were members on the old WeightWatchers plan, the new Healthy and Filling plan is a new version of the old Core plan.

Now I've never followed to Core Plan, and I don't have any plans to follow the Healthy and Filling plan - I'm just too damn greedy!

But here are the basics :


  • Eat only the green highlighted foods as found in all the programme material, your week, monthly magazine, shop guide and any other literature I have missed.
  • You do not need to count the ProPoints values, no matter the portion size.
  • Instead, you focus on your satisfaction levels - in other words STOP WHEN YOU'RE FULL!
  • Use your 49 weekly ProPoints to count any non-Healthy and Filling foods.

And that's it!

But as I say, I will NOT be switching to this plan on a permanent basis.

I may, however - at some point - choose to have a Healthy and Filling DAY.


You see, you can switch and change between the two plans as well - for example if you went to a friends house for a meal, you're not going to be taking over their kitchen weighing everything and writing down your points! 
So you may prefer to use the Healthy and Filling rules instead, and just eat until you are full.
And then, the next day you can revert back to counting the ProPoints










I am hoping this has been helpful and informative. Obviously a different style of post to normal so I tried to jazz it up a bit with pretty colours ;o) teehee










images copied from google : Buses from http://delightgifts.com/british_gifts_souvenirs/large_double_decker_bus_magnet.asp  
Aleksandr the meerkat from http://www.marketinguk.co.uk/Marketing/Meerkat-Book-Launch-Draws-Crowds-To-Regent-Street.asp


Text is my own, although, obviously, the plan is WeightWatchers, so that all belongs to them.


Opinions : my own.