Miracles Start with Hard Work…

Losing a lot of weight feels like a miracle. especially when you need to lose the weight of another person (how the hell do I carry the weight of another grown human around with me 24/7?)

So today was Weigh in day! I have had a great week and stayed in the blue dot tracking zone (that is -10 to +5 smart points from your daily allowance)

So after a solid full week on plan, including treats that were 100% tracked and counted I lost…

 

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I cannot believe what happened… I’m in a state of shock, Yes I have worked VERY hard this week and I truely believe that I do deserve this! I’m just hoping that the hard work pays off again this week!!!

Onwards and Downwards 🙂

22st 13 – I’m coming for you… 11lbs to go 🙂

 

Food Glorious Food!

Hey and welcome to my Food update….

Let’s be honest, the number one reason anyone is in the position I’m in is because of FOOD!

So I’m going to share with you all some Weightwatchers friendly foods!

Firstly, one of the best things to do when dieting is to find a healthy way to eat the foods you LOVE! for example PIZZA!! Pizza is life! but with a few tweaks you can have pizza in a much healthier way…

so a few Meal Ideas…

Fruit and yogurt. 
Keep it simple, tasty and vibrant. I like Mango, Strawberries, Grapes, Apple and Banana (all for the grand total of 0sp!) add a Weightwatchers Vanilla or Toffee yogurt for 2sp and you have a filling snack/dessert
My latest lot i took to work…
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Scrambled Egg
2 eggs are 0sp and I like to add a drop of almond milk (0sp) and ketchup (1sp)
I have scrambled egg with either of these;
Bagel Thins (4sp each)
Thins (3sp each)
Crumpet (4sp each)

Pasta Bake
This is good to freeze or make up portions to take to work etc, the big difference here is that you can half the points by not using a jar of sauce, make your own with chopped tomatoes or passata etc and add some really nice things, the world is your oyster with this one. I like peppers and last time I used crushed chillies and baked beans (i know it sounds weird but tasted so good) the last bake I made was 13sp, I might start reducing the amount of pasta I use.
my latest amount;
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Spaghetti and Meatballs
Another favourite of mine, cause I love pasta! again switching it up, Turkey Meatballs are much lower in sp and weighing the pasta makes a huge difference. making my own tomato and chilli sauce to go with it, sets me back 11sp for the meal.
The latest one I made i also put some bacon (1sp ) in the sauce cause I love bacon!
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Pizza
Take pita bread, some passata and low-fat cheese, add some free food toppings and you have a low pointed pizza! add some salad to make it a little more filling and you’re good to go, I like to add a little sweet chilli and chicken. again mix it up as and when you can.

Cottage Pie
I mix up my beef mince with Lentils, i also mix 1 potato with mashed swede and carrot and that reduces the points value. so yummy and better for me 🙂

 

I’m going to try to add a new meal on every post… need to research snacks though cause I love to snack!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had a Birthday….

Hey Guys.

So it has been a while but here I am!

So lets start off with the bad news – I PUT ON WEIGHT! I went up to 24st 7 (343lbs) *GULP*
How I hear you ask?

Well frankly I got old….

On the 11th of July I went to see some family. I went to London for the weekend with my cousin and did lots of fun things! It started on the Friday, we went to my uncles to stay for the weekend, we had lunch in Harvester and then jumped on the Tube to spend the evening in Hyde Park where we got to enjoy the musical-ness of The Feeling, Bananarama and Micheal Buble. We had a LOVELY shower which really cooled us down haha but we also had pizza (just one to share ;)) on the Saturday we had a nice cooked breakfast at a greasy spoon and it was VERY nice. we left my uncles and headed off on an adventure, we had snacks throughout the day and went on a London open top bus tour which was great fun. We left the tour and had a wander up to see the Queen (she wasn’t home) then a stroll through St James’s Park and off to the Thames and we jumped on a boat and arrived at the O2 to see the Muppets Live! again more food, hotdogs and sandwiches late at night. the Sunday I travelled home, I had bacon rolls, and more sandwiches and chocolate and generally things that are bad…

It didn’t stop there…

Over the next couple days I had friends over so we went up to the Mumbles where we enjoyed seaside treats including Ice Cream (dairy free for me)
It’s not exactly improved from there either, I had 2 slices of Chocolate Cake on my birthday and a big Calvary meal a week later. I feel like I’ve done nothing but eat, sleep and go to work since!

So I haven’t weighed in since I got back when I found out I stormed passed 24st! so… tomorrow is a weigh in day.

One of my best friends has joined me on my WW Journey and honestly, she is smashing it and really inspiring me to pull on my big girl pants and move forward…

I have a few points to play with daily…
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So I am cooking from scratch with a couple WW ready meals in the freezer for back up.

I will be posting over the next couple days a food special, some ideas and recipes with different values and some ideas for a quick bite.

Til then….