So my meal plan posts seem to be quite popular, so I am going to keep this up every week. Hopefully you find them helpful but posting weekly will keep me motivated to keep the planning up as much as possible. I had another great week on Smart Points, I lost half a pound which brings my total loss in 3 weeks to 6lbs. I only have 4 more pounds to go and I am back to my goal weight!
Sunday, January 24, 2016
Last year I got so used to having an indulgent Saturday night dinner, completely off plan and not tracked. I started to think back to when I first started weight watchers and I remember how much fun it was coming up with ways of having an indulgent dinner without breaking the bank of points so to say. I'm not willing to give up these nights in, but I have to be willing to make some adjustments to fit the plan. I feel like sides are the biggest down fall. Having something different on the side, can make even a plain piece of protein interesting so this is where my focus is. Potato Rosti is a favourite of mine, and my boyfriend used the make these for himself, fried in loads of butter. So I decided to make my own roast kind which are much lower in smart points.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Heading into my third week on Smart Points and still loving it. I lost another 2lbs this week which brings my total loss for 2016 to 5.5lbs. I found a great class I can attend on a Tuesday at lunch time, there is a lot of interaction from the class and the leader is really enthusiastic. I forgot how much I missed the classes until I went back last week. I'm looking forward to my second class tomorrow.
Monday, January 11, 2016
I am very determined this week and really organised. I sat down on Saturday morning and wrote out my full meal plan for the week before writing my shopping list. I'd also bought this months weight watchers magazine and turned to that for some inspiration. I still can't get over how much I am eating and how good I feel. Between than and losing 3.5lbs on my first week, there is more than enough encouragement enough to keep it up.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Over here in Ireland there was a huge amount of build up to the introduction of Smart Points. In a way I'm really glad they waited until January to introduce it. The few weeks before Christmas to me is not a good time to make such a big change. You need time to invest in learning everything and I know the few weeks before Christmas are always crazy for me. In saying that, with social media, it was hard not to see the post everywhere about Smart Points. And to be hone st there was a lot of negativity towards the program out there and when you don't know much about what you are reading, those are the posts that stand out.