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.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In

This week I finally took the step to go back to class. I didn't really want to but I knew if I kept putting it off I'd never go back and I'd continue to be miserable and uncomfortable. So I found a class I knew would suit no matter what - halfway between work and home - and up I rocked on Thursday evening. I had a few on plan days in the run up, and I had some idea from my home scales how bad it was, but I was still not excited about standing up on those scales. I did it, and the news was not as bad as it could have been. I am 9.5lbs above goal and I have 10 weigh ins between now and Christmas. So 1lb a week to be back to goal.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan & Weigh In October Week 2

All my good resolve went out the window last week. I had a couple of tough days in work and I just caved and my eating suffered. I didn’t go completely off the rails but I did pretty badly. I didn’t track anything and I know my meals were not good. I have been putting off the inevitable – going back to class. I was hoping I could get things under control myself first so I could save myself the weekly fee but if I am being honest that is not going to happen. I need the accountability of the class, the motivation to stop paying the weekly fee and the truth of the scales in class (not weighing myself first thing in the morning stark naked while trying to rebalance myself to save 0.1 of a pound).

Monday, October 2, 2017

Weekly Meal Plan: October Week 1

Its been a few weeks since my last post, but I have had good reason for my absence. I only went and bought myself a house and spent the past month packing up my life and moving. I hadn't mentioned it here before but we first started looking for a home back in May 2016 and it has been the most stressful year and a half of my life. Last August we found what we thought would be our home, and after months and months of waiting patiently and doing all we could the sale got pulled and we were back to square one. Finally at the end of May this year we went to see what actually turned out to be our home and after a few stressful & nervous months we got the keys 2 weeks ago.