Well it’s took me a while to get my head round things! I’ve ordered cookbooks and guides from the weightwatchers site so hopefully I can soon get back to coooking diet dinners. But I’ve persevered!!!
Have opted for a while to use the ‘no count’ plan. It’s sort of slimming world but tweaked. Slimming bread IS allowed which is great; so bacon butties are back on the menu! All fruit, veg and lean meat are free so basically it’s a healthy meal plan where you count your treats.
Exploring the app, there is so much information on there. The ability to photograph a product barcode is fabulous as I can never get caught out when I’ve my phone on me. The App also has a connect section where the community gather and share stories… it’s so inpsirational, and with the encouraging emails and personal messages left on the app, and my fitbit linked in so earning points and getting additional points, I am really impressed… it is putting SW to shame!
I’ve lost 3lb in a week, and can’t weight to see what the next few weeks hold!
Includes: lettuce, tuna, tomatoes, cucumber, mushrooms, spring onion, 1 egg, a few olives, capers and balsamic vinegar. just 4 tasty points.
Breakfast: melon, banana, grapes and a little defrosted red fruit 0 points.
Asda chilli sauce, garlic and chilli stir fry, egg fried noodles and extra mange tout. 4 portion which makes lunch for tomorrow. Just 9 points.
I’m back in business, back to chopping, peeling, boiling, weighing, measuring, and watching every morsel that goes into my mouth…. I’m going for the ‘greengrocers gut’ look, fruit and veg galore, with plenty of water (been on the toilet most of the day!). May only be day 2 but I’m in the zone!!! I have had 2 small wines but have measured them and they are only 3 points a glass…. (120ml) hallelujah!!! so onward and upward… here I come!!
I pondered for a good 30 minutes then took the drastic step and went over to the dark side!!! I’m pretty scared, it’s new territory and I’m totally lost at present but I’ll make it through I’m sure!!
I have come to the decision, I’m just a gannet!! I pile the freebies onto my plate and I have not been honestly accounting for a dash of mayo, an extra chocolate out the box… so something drastic had to happen.
My weight is sneakily creeping up (not helped by love of weekend alcohol) and I’m no spring chicken… the older I have got the more difficult it is to shift the pounds…
So for £12.95, I’ve committed to a month of online WW… still getting my head round the smart points but I have a quota (30 a day) and also a flexible 28 for use as and when needed. I have an online diary and know for me, recording it visibly works.. so maybe… possibly it’ll work… I’ll keep you posted of course!!!
Started the day with a bacon and tomato butty using a small whole meal roll (heB) and trimmed bacon.
Lunch was the spaghetti bolognese with Parmesan (heA)
Then it happened… one glass of wine (5), it’s all still going well at this point, then hubby gave me a (I gasp in shame) cherry bake well tart and then later, he practically cohersed me (by planting another of the innocent little pies under my nose) and forced me into eating another!! Oh my!! 20 syns!!! 20 syns!!!
2 crumpets and a teaspoon of butter later (no longer counting), I deem the day at a loss again grrrrr- and I think in this house, we will be banning the bakewells!!! The evil tart!!!
Tomorrow’s another day, hoping to have a few 100% days!!
Vegetables, vegetables, vegetables, we were in deep need of veg today… so I made vegetable and vegetable pasta!!
My total eatings today were….
Breakfast: consisted of overnight oats (heB), natural yogurt and mullerlight, and fresh and defrosted fruit…
Lunch: left overs of stir fry from last night and a banana, and for
Dinner: my vegetable and vegetable pasta:
So with peppers, spring onion, garlic, onions, I’ve added mushrooms, carrots and courgettes, a tin of tomatoes, a carton of passata, a healthy handful of spinach and plenty of garlic…. I cooked in the PKP for 25 minutes on stew..
Then once cooked, added brown and white pasta, cooked for a further 4 minutes (pasta setting) and Bob’s your uncle… vegetables with vegetables pasta… with grated Parmesan on the top (heA) . yum!!!
Snacks for the day: a chocolate biscuit (5), a bag of low fat crisps (5), a coffee and a kitkat (5)
What a gorgeous dinner to make, full of flavour, healthy and satisfying.. I added my olives after cooking as hubby ‘doesn’t do olives’ but it didn’t spoil the taste…
if not using the PKP, I would steam the potatoes and veg and would have put the ingredients in a baking dish and cooked them for 30 mins in the oven, covering the dish with tin foil…
so what you’ll need is…
500g cherry tomatoes,
Cod portions ( I used two)
2 tsps capers
Squeeze of lemon
Cooked in the PKP for 8 minutes. I steamed new potatoes and green beans in the PKP also and poured myself a 175g glass of white wine just because I deserve it!!!
Please excuse the wire on my steam tray… one fault of the PKP is the rubbish handles on the steam tray… however, I’m a creative, innovative OT and have made one out of wire to avoid burning my fingers 😉
My garlic didn’t spread, but after dishing up, I stirred this into the liquid and spooned the sauce on top… go on.. give it a go!!!