Update

Sunday Meals 4

Apologies for going missing for the past few days but I’ve had a lot going on in my life, most of which I haven’t been able to control.

One thing I was able to control was what I ate, yes some of my meals changed but I didn’t stray from eating F&H/Simple Start food. I lost 0.5lb and so although I didn’t reach my goal, which was to lose my Christmas gain by the end of January (still have 1lb to go) I realise that in the grand scheme of things the date by which I lose the gain doesn’t really matter.  What matters is that I do lose it – and I will! 🙂

Anyway I’m going back to pointing for the time being and see how that goes.  Got another stressful day tomorrow but I’ll worry about that in the morning neutral

Today was all about comfort food.  I miss corned beef hash but I’m not prepared to use 16pp on it, so I thought about a slightly less pointier version and I thought that maybe shredded beef might be the answer.  Unfortunately using that meant that I couldn’t do it the way my mum makes it (mix the corned beef and onions into mash potato, cook and then put under the grill to get a crisp top and serve with gravy).  I was watching Saturday Kitchen the other week and I saw Rick Stein (I think) doing a version and I thought that that would work, unfortunately I couldn’t find the recipe but I found a similar one and adapted that and I have to say it was extremely filling and very comforting 🙂

Breakfast – 2 x Hovis Nimble Wholemeal Bread, toasted (3), 20g Flora Lighter than Light (1) = 4pp

Dinner – 2 x WW Sausages (3), 1 X Warburton Thin (3), Left over Pea, Mint and Ham Soup (2) = 8pp

Snack – M&S Sour Cream and Chilli Lentil Curls (2) = 2pp

Tea – Beef Hash (11) = 11pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, 1 x Tassimo Suchard Hot Chocolate (2), at least 1 litre water = 2pp

26/26pp + 1/49wp (Total 11/49wp used)

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Simple Start – Day 2

Sunday Meals 3

Breakfast – 2 x Nimble Wholemeal Sliced Bread toasted, Marmite

Dinner – HM Curried Vegetable Soup, 1 x Warburton Brown Sandwich Thin, 1 Dry Fried Egg, 2 x WW Pork Sausages, 1 tbsp Ketchup (0)

Tea – Gammon cooked in slow cooker in diet coke, HM Chips, Barbecue Baked Beans

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Treat – WW Iced Dessert, 2 x WW Pork Sausages

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, at least 2 litres of water

Simple Start – Day 1

Saturday Meals 3

As I thought yesterday, I had a STS today, which I’m happy with.  I’m doing another week of Simple Start this week and I’m having more or less the same as I had the last time I did it with a few minor differences. I know I won’t have another 4lb loss but hopefully I will lose the rest of my Christmas gain – got 1.5lbs to go.  I was hoping that I would have got rid of it all by the end of January and next week is the last WI for January – so fingers crossed for a good week!

Breakfast – OSS, Skimmed Milk

Dinner – Salmon Fillet, Tabbuleh

Tea – Doner Kebab, WW Pitta, Mushrooms, Lettuce, Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, New Potatoes, 1 tsp healthy oil, Paprika, 1 tbsp Light Garlic & Herb Dressing (0)

Treats – 150g Ambrosia low fat ready made custard, 1 bottle of Lager

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, 1 x Frothy Milky Coffee, at least 2 litres of water

Daily Menu – Saturday

Saturday Meals 2

Really really pleased this week – I lost 4lbs following Simple Start :D. That now means that I “only” have 1.5lbs of my Christmas gain to lose.

As a reward I treated myself to 2 WW recipe books:

  • Making the most of Filling & Healthy
  • Freezer Friendly Meals

I was quite shocked tbh because I had more bread type products (thins) and skimmed milk (3 x frothy milky skinny latte redface) than I would normally.

Back to pointing this week, but I think that I will be doing Simple Start again the week after although I won’t expect the same result.

I had the opportunity to use the barcode scanner from my WW app today while shopping 😀  My mum had said that she bought some of the Special K porridge and they were on offer and I know a member of one of the FB groups had said the same so I thought that I would try them.  I bought a box of the plain as I already knew they were the same pps as the OSS, but I thought that I would try the Almond & Honey ones too but didn’t know how many pps they were – sooooo out come my phone, borrowed my mums glasses (forgotten mine!) and scanned the barcode and after a bit of faffing trying to get it in the box, with some strange stares from people passing by, it came up 🙂  Even better they are the also the same pps as the original OSS – hope they taste as nice as I imagine!

Breakfast – 2 x Hovis Nimble Wholemeal Bread, toasted (3), 20g Flora Lighter than Light (1) = 4pp

Dinner – WW Pitta (3), Chilli Beef Meatballs (actually made a patty instead of the meatballs!) (5), Potatoes (2), 1 tsp Olive Oil (1), Shredded Lettuce (0), Red Onion (0), Cherry Tomatoes (0) = 11pp

Snack – “Emergency” Buttons (2) 😀 = 2pp

Dinner – Square Wrap Pizza (9), WW Raspberry Swirl Mini Pot (2) = 11pp

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, 1 x Skinny Latte (2), 1 x Tassimo Suchard Hot Chocolate (2), at least 1 litre of water = 4pp

26/26pp + 6/49wp (Total 6/49wp used)

Simple Start – Day 7

Friday Meals 2

I’ve revised the pps for today (even though I’m doing Simple Start 🙂 ), as I had a brown thin again and also a Skinny Latte, so I would have been bang on track if pointing today. Although I didn’t eat all of my tea as there was just too much.

I’ve really enjoyed doing Simple Start and the scales look like they may have moved a little, which all things considered I’m happy with 🙂  Back to pointing tomorrow though 🙂

Breakfast – OSS Original, Skimmed Milk

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Curried Vegetable Soup, 1 x Warburtons Brown Thin, 40g Lightest Philadelphia

Tea – Chicken Breast, Tilda Wholegrain Basmati Boil in the Bag Rice, Passata, Peppers, Onion, Cajun Seasoning, Chilli (F&H variation of this recipe)

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Treat – 150g Ready Made Low Fat Custard, 40g Lightest Philadelphia (had at dinner)

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, 1 x Skinny Latte, at least 2 litres of water

Simple Start – Day 6

Thursday Meals 2

The stir fry tonight was lovely.  I usually have a Blue Dragon stir fry sauce but with doing Simple Start I couldn’t use that so I concocted something by just throwing in a little of each of some items that were in my cupboard.  It’s a shame that I probably won’t be able to replicate it again as it’s just one of those “a squeeze of this, a few shakes of that” lol things.

I decided to pp everything this week – just to see how different my Simple Start week is from my usual pp week and it’s round about the same, I’ve gone over pps on a couple of days but nothing major:

  • Saturday – 31
  • Sunday – 28
  • Monday – 24
  • Tuesday – 29
  • Wednesday – 27
  • Thursday – 22
  • Friday – 21

This would work out at using 11/49wps which is round about what I use when pointing so I’m happy with how the week has gone 🙂 Oh and the emergency buttons are still in my desk 😀

Breakfast – OSS Original, Skimmed Milk

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Minty Pea and Ham Soup, Crabsticks

Tea – Chicken Breast, Beansprouts, Mushrooms, Peppers, Spring Onions, Chilli, Ginger, Soy Sauce, Tomato Puree, Chinese Five Spice

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Treat – 150g Ready Made Low Fat Custard

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, 1 x Skinny Latte, at least 2 litres of water

Simple Start – Day 5

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The above is my desk at work – I think that I’ll be alright if I get snowed in! lol I still haven’t touched my “emergency” buttons and hopefully they’ll still be there at the end of day on Friday 🙂

Wednesday Meals 2

 

I had an early tea tonight – 4.30pm as I had an appointment at the carers centre for a back massage (which was heavenly 🙂 ) and I didn’t get back home till 6.30pm and I hate eating late.  So I had tea early and then had the fruit when I came back.  Only had 1 treat today – the lightest philly at dinner time.  Still loving Simple Start 🙂 although I’m concerned that I’m having more bread – i.e. thins at dinner, than I would usually.  Not sure how accurate the scales will be on Saturday because of other factors but we shall see and if they’re not that good I won’t be too concerned.  I will be pointing next week as planned anyway and will then maybe try Simple Start again the week after – will just have to have a think about something else to have with soup at dinner that doesn’t involve bread – anyone ideas?

Breakfast – OSS Original, Skimmed Milk

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Minty Pea and Ham Soup, 1 x Warburton Brown Thin, 40g Lightest Philadelphia

Tea – 2 x Crumpets, Barbecue Beans, 1 Dry Fried Egg, 3 x Bacon Medallions, 1 tbsp Ketchup (0)

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Treat – 40g Lightest Philadelphia (for dinner)

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, at least 2 litres of water

Simple Start – Day 4

Tuesday Meals 1

After yesterday, I came prepared today and took some Philly lightest and a brown sandwich thin.  It certainly made a difference and it was a much better day.  I haven’t even eaten the buttons that is my “share” of a selection box from a grateful doctor!  They are safely in my desk drawer and there they will (hopefully!) remain 🙂  

Breakfast – OSS Original, Skimmed Milk

Dinner – HM Minty Pea and Ham Soup, 1 x Warburton Thin, 40g Lightest Philadelphia

Snack – Satsumas

Tea – Gammon, Tilda Wholegrain Basmati Boil in Bag Rice, Pepper, Onion, chilli, egg, Soy Sauce, Chinese Five Spice 

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Treat – 40g Lightest Philadelphia (had at dinner),150g Ready Made Low Fat Custard

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, at least 2 litres of water

Pea, Ham and Mint Soup

20140107_120154This recipe was included in the booklet that came with my soup maker.  I tweaked it so that it was compliant with Simple Start.  

Different types of ham are different points so depending on the type of ham that you used would depend on the pps that the recipe would be for you.

Serves 3

5pp per serving/0pp on F&H

450g Frozen peas (10)

15 slices (200g) of cooked ham (4)

20g Fresh Mint (0)

1 Vegetable Stock Cube in 800ml water (0)

60g WW Low Fat Creme Fraiche (1) (Use natural yoghurt for 0pp or leave out if doing F&H)

Add peas, mint, chopped ham and vegetable stock to soup maker.

Select smooth setting. When finished, season with salt and and black pepper and add creme fraiche and select blend setting for 20 seconds.

If you don’t have a soup maker, add everything (apart from creme fraiche) to a large pan and bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.

Let cool and then season with salt and black pepper, add the creme fraiche and blend with hand blender.

 

Simple Start – Day 3

Monday Meals 1

Still enjoying Simple Start, although I was hungry this afternoon, but that was my fault.  I usually have soup, crackers and cheese for my dinner, but forgot that I couldn’t have the crackers so all I have in are crabsticks! It also might have something to do with my pain killers too as I tend to feel more hungry when I have those and I needed them today. Thankfully I also have a bucket load of satsumas so I had a few more of those than I would normally have.  This will probably be the case for the rest of the week as I refuse to go food shopping more than once a week!  Think maybe a skinny latte will help 🙂

I still hadn’t heard from my GPs today so I rang them and booked a telephone consultation with the nurse.  She rang me back and apologised for not getting back to me.  She’s wrote a prescription for me and it will be ready for me to collect tomorrow.  I need to take the Vitamin D daily for 15 days and then once a week for at least 6 months when I will have my bloods repeated.

Breakfast – 2 x Nimble Wholemeal Sliced Bread, toasted, Marmite

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Vegetable Soup, Crabsticks

Snack – Satsumas

Tea – Cottage Pie, Sweetcorn

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Treat – 150g Ready Made Low Fat Custard

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, at least 2 litres of water