Friday, December 28, 2012

My Weight Watchers Year

I can't believe that it has been just about a year since I joined weight watchers for what I promised myself would be the last time. I am not saying that I wasn't determined in January, I was and I had a plan and a goal in mind. The thing is, there was always that doubt in my mind that said I wouldn't be able to do it. But here I am, 1 year later and 50.5 lbs lighter than I was and only 9 lbs from goal. I haven't lost every week, there have been some gains, some stay the sames and lots of small losses but what I have really learned is no matter how bad a day/week you have, if you really want to then you can get back on track. It just depends on how bad you want it. Nothing is stopping you from losing weight except yourself. That makes it sound much easier than it actually is - and easy it is not. The

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Happy Christmas

Hope everyone is having a lovely Christmas Day!! Whether you are counting propoints or having a day off completely, just make sure it's wonderful xxxx

Friday, December 21, 2012

Weigh In 47 & 48

Well the silly season is upon us and so I have been a bit AWOL from this. Between work, parties and Christmas shopping I haven't even been near my computer in about a week. So here is a double update.

From my last weigh in update, I was completely relieved to have been only up half a pound and so was extremely good that week to be sure it wasn't a false reading, and to make up for it if it was. And my hard work paid off and I was down a pound. Its not a lot but it brought me back to where I was the

Monday, December 10, 2012

Chicken & Ham Tangle Pie

The hairy dieters have done it again. I am telling you that book is a god send. There is not a recipe I have tried that I haven't liked. And considered I have only had the book about a month I have already tried more recipes than I have in any of my other books, because they ALL look so good. This is one my favourite so far (but I will most likely say that when I try the next one.)

As a weight watcher, or anyone looking for healthy recipes, then go and buy this book. It is by far the best "diet" recipe book out there.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mustard Pork Chops

I got a lot of pork chops recently and was trying to find different ways of preparing them. They can go quite dry and chewy really quickly and I have never really been a big fan of them. I had this recipe from one of my old WW recipe books and also was interested to try it but never did. So I pulled it out and recalculated for propoints and hey presto. It was really quite tasty! I served it with sugar snap peas and butternut squash chips which worked really well.

Servings: 2

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Weigh In 47

It's only been a few days since my last weigh in post, but I managed to find a meeting today so I could face up to the damage done over the weekend. Can you imagine my shock when I look at the scales and all I saw was a gain of half a pound. There are only a few explanations for this miniscule gain -to be fair after the blowout I had then I would have been lucky with 2lbs up.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas treats

I have decided to calculate the propoints in some of the christmas treats that you may buy for your home, or be offered in other peoples homes over the holiday season. These are not neccesarily good options, though some are. The point of this post is more to be aware of just how high some things can be. I know I was shocked by some of these and would have "guestimated" them as lower, and others were about right. Not that I will be depriving myself of treats over christmas but the knowledge may help me make the best options possible when faced with temptation.

Cadbury Magical Elves - 2 propoints each

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Weigh In 46

I sit here on Sunday night after a weekend of more eating that I think I have done in over a year!! I have been too busy to post all week and things have just gotten on top of me. Tuesdays WI was a very undeserved STS and I was so disappointed. I had been so good, not eaten all my weeklies, stayed off the drink and been really organised and all I wanted was to see some sort of loss. I knew what I had in store for me this weekend and I needed to see a good result on tuesday.