Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: November Week 4



This week started out fantastic and has gone a little downhill since my weigh in on Thursday evening. I managed to lose 1.5lbs this week, which is great and means I just need to lose half a pound to get  myself back into the 5lb of goal range and no longer have to pay for meetings. I went to bed on Friday feeling pretty motivated and great, and woke up the same. But then on the way to work my car started to act up. I had agreed to go to my in laws for dinner that night and then when I left work my car got worse. After waiting in the cold for my boyfriend and his dad to come, we got the car to his parents house (and then home later that night) but I was definitely feeling a little sorry for myself and probably ate a little more than I should have. I had 21 SmartPoints left for the day, so it should have covered it, but I was feeling a little guilty by the time we got home. 

Friday, November 17, 2017

Curried Turkey Filo Parcels



I'm always looking for new ways to use filo pastry. Its such a simple ingredient that if used properly can really make a recipe feel properly indulgent, and these parcels are no exception to that. The thin filo goes so crispy in the oven, its a very noisy but satisfying dinner to perk up the mid week bore that can set in.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: November Week 3


The weeks are flying by, can you believe there are only 6 weeks until Christmas Day and 6 more weigh ins. This week I lost half a pound which brings my total since rejoining class to 2.5lbs. I am still 7lbs above goal, and I was really hoping the progress would be a little faster and by now I would be at least back within my 5lbs of goal. I'm not going to lie, its really hard to stay motivated at the moment, and I am screaming at myself to take my own advice. If anyone else was saying this to me, I'd be telling them that as long as the scales are going in the right direction you should be happy, or stick with it and the scales will catch up....but it is so difficult. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: November Week 2




I have to say I've felt pretty great over the past couple of weeks. I feel motivated and excited about what I'm eating for the first time in ages. I really want to stay on plan and while I have been tempted to stray there is something inside that is making me stick with it. The only problem is, I am yet to see the physical benefits. I feel pretty bloated at the moment, and my skin is in bits. I have a rash on my face (which I think is stress related) and my skin is blotchy and uneven. I have very little energy and my running is improving but very slowly. Last weigh in I lost the half pound I gained the previous week.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: November Week 1


Happy Halloween!! I've always loved Halloween, getting to dress up and be someone else for a night. I think its been about 4 years since I last had a costume and I didn't get organised again this year, but next year no matter what I will have a costume. This year is also the first year we are getting trick or treaters being the first year in our new home. So there have been LOADS of sweets in the cupboard. I have so far had excellent self control and my plan is to try and forget that they are there. Since going back to class I have also kept a stash of 2 sp weight watcher bars in the cupboard and they have been doing the trick as a sweet fix in the evening. 

Monday, October 23, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In: October Week 4


Had my first official weigh in after heading back to class on Thursday and I am delighted to report I lost 2lbs. Great start and really boosted the motivation to keep on going. I was meant to be out 2 nights in a row at the weekend, but I had such an awful week in work and I wasn't feeling well that all I could do was stay in. So instead of using up all my weeklies on booze, I spread them out over the whole weekend but they were well and truly used up by the end of the weekend but all tracked and counted. 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Chicken & Ham Filo Pie


I love a good pie and so does my partner. There is something really comforting about the rich creamy filling and nice crisp pastry. It can be hard to find a pie that is SmartPoint friendly, but filo pastry can be a real lifesaver in that regard.