Tuesday, 24 January 2012

wee weekly update.

I miss my weightwatchers class. I miss Jackie my weightwatchers leader, I miss the giggles I'd have with those in my class and I really miss feeling in the know about what is happening with weightwatchers that I get from attending the class.

I can't find the time to return to a class so am continuing to do it online. Which is fine. I can do it that way. But it doesn't mean I don't miss actually talking to people about weightwatchers.

I also miss relying on my folder. The website isn't compatible with my phone (seriously weightwatchers, make your website mobile browser compatible or release a proper android app across all phones) and I think my books are out of date for the plan updates so when I'm out and about I'm feeling a bit lost at times.

Anyway, last week was good (well minus treat night, but treat night was just that, a treat. A wine and chocolate filled treat.) Eating was very mixed, but a definite improvement from the last few weeks

I think it's counting of pro-points that's letting me down. When I actually sit and count my points I'm feeling very fed up and then the temptation to just not bother sets in. I was able for the most part to push it aside because there is no way I'm putting any more weight back on. I am determined to be back at goal by Easter. Which is roughly my 2 year anniversary with weightwatchers. A realistic goal, plenty of time to do it.

So my plan for this week (suggested by the website) is to take the Simply Filling approach. That way I don't have to worry about counting, I'm focusing on choosing the best foods for myself.

Yesterday was my first full day doing it and it worked out well for me. I'm hoping to continue it into today and for the rest of the week. Come Sunday, depending on how I feel I might return to the traditional counting method. I think, we'll see closer to the time.

I've tonnes on at the minute so keeping organised is the key to success.

Monday, 16 January 2012

Meal planning for this week!

Anyone who knows me knows that Gavin does most of the cooking in our house and pretty much all the dinners (if I sort dinner it's reaching for the phone and the take-away menu). I do all the baking.

Except yesterday I was thinking just how brilliant Gavin is and that he deserves a break. So this week I am going to do all the cooking. Part of Gavin's brilliance is that he can make pretty much anything from very little. That is not at all my style. I need to know what I'm doing and that everything will be there for me to do it. So I did a big Tesco online shop last night to be delivered this afternoon. I have hopefully worked out enough for dinners (and breakfast and lunches) for the week. I was sorting myself online and it hit me I should make a post for this (I hate posting here for the sake of posting, but think this would be fun).

As I've said before I can rarely eat first thing in the morning, I normally just have some water and a piece of fruit, occasionally a yoghurt, I then have a late second breakfast / early lunch, snack then dinner.


Apples, Bananas and Clementines are my breakfast fruit of choice along with water and weightwatchers summer fruits yoghurt, or low fat Greek yoghurt (my total favourite with a granny smith). I'm cutting my coffee intake down to two a day so one of them gets to be at breakfast.



Cereal and milk - this weeks choices are Shredded Wheat and Rice Crispies, I still can't stomach porridge after eating it every day for months last winter.

Eggs and toast - Scrambled, or boiled and smashed up in a cup with Tabasco and chillies. Yum yum.

Tuna Salad - tuna, lettuce, tomatoes, olives, wee bit of feta cheese in there too.


Grilled Veg in pita bread with home made garlicky hummus.



Prawn and vegetable chow mien (when i make this Gavin gets a frozen pizza because when I got sick of porridge, he got sick of prawns).

Chicken Fajitas.

Baked potatoes with salad and grilled chicken

Home made burgers with Butternut Squash Chips

Breaded fish and chips.

Home-made Shepherds Pie



Tea,coffee, herbal teas (I drink all just hot water and tea leaves / coffee, I don't add milk or sugar/sweetener for taste. Never had). No added sugar squash and of course lots of water like normal.



Carrots and my home made hummus

Carrots dipped into hot salsa

Cherry tomatoes




I hopefully won't be eating all of these but I have the options of:

My own home made oaty cookies.

My own home made American style macaroons.

Aero bubbly hot chocolate (best hot chocolate made with water ever. So worth the 3 pro-points)

Calorie controlled crisps.


So that's my eating for the week! And just so you know what I get to compete with this was dinner by Gavin last week, Salmon and spinach with Garlic Philadelphia through it and a tower of noodles.


Yum yum yum.


Sarah x