Daily Menu – Sunday

Sunday Meals 2

Today has been a bit of a disappointment in more ways than one razz.  It started when I woke up to find the sausages that were meant for dinner were still on the kitchen table after I had got them out of the freezer yesterday neutral

Then when I was preparing the pork that we were having for tea I managed to slice into my finger cry  By dinner time I had gone through five plasters as it took ages to stop bleeding – I know it doesn’t look much in the picture but it is like a flap.  In the aftermath of that, one and half hours later I discovered that I hadn’t switched the slow cooker on, so I put it on high with the intentions of switching it to low after 3 hours – except that I forgot to turn it to low until I went to shred it redface

Finally after all that, I didn’t really enjoy it and so ended up leaving most of it sad

I’ve also made a big decision – I’ve cancelled my WW subscription eek it is due for renewal on 27th March 2014 and I’ve decided that I will an app call Ultimate Food Value Diary.  I had always planned to cancel WW and use the app when I reach goal but I have decided that after 109 weeks WW have had more than enough money out of me lol  They treat online members (of which I am one) pretty badly – we don’t get gold membership once we reach goal, we don’t get celebrated with a certificate or a key ring when we reach certain milestones, the app can’t be trusted – since the upgrade it has lost a lot of my recipes and I use that for cooking in the kitchen.

Don’t get me wrong, I love WW – especially the Propoint plan, and I know I wouldn’t be where I am now if it wasn’t for them, but I have to try and put what I’ve learnt into practice on my own.  

Breakfast – 125g Hot Cross Buns (9), 20g Flora Lighter than Light (1) = 10pp

Dinner – 1 Warburton Brown Thin (3), 1 Dry Fried Egg (2), 3 x Bacon Medallions (2), HM Vegetable Soup (0) = 7pp

Tea – Pulled Pork (9), Tesco Wholegrain Microwave Rice (3), 120g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3), Pineapple (0) = 15pp

Snack – Red Grapes 

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, at least 1 litre of water

26/26pp + 6/49wp (Total of 20/49wp used)

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Daily Menu – Sunday

Sunday Meals 1

Can’t believe I actually managed to have a lie in this morning – a proper one!  I normally wake anywhere between 5.00am and 6.30am, very occasionally 7.00am but today I woke at 8.15am eek  Now as lovely as this was (and I obviously needed it), it put me back for the rest of the day – I felt I’ve been playing catch-up to get all my usual Sunday jobs done and of course this took its toll on my back too.  

I’m finding that I’m having to take more painkillers and more often. I didn’t used to need them everyday and when I did need them I would only need to take 1 or 2 per day, but I’m finding that I’m having to take them everyday and needing to take 4 or 5 – I know it’s still a way off the maximum of 8 per day, but with my liver problems I would prefer it if I didn’t have to increase it for a good few years yet. neutral

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

Dinner – 1 x Warburton White Thin (3), 2 x WW Sausages (3), 1 tbsp Tomato Ketchup (0), Mug of HM Vegetable Soup (curried vegetable soup recipe without the curry powder!) (0) = 6pp

Snack – McVities Gold Bar (3) = 3pp

Tea – Gammon in Diet Coke (5), Chips (4), 1 tsp Olive Oil (1), Dry Fried Egg (2), 1 WW Raspberry Swirl Mini Pot (2) = 14pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes 

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

26/26pp + 3/49wp (Total of 10/49wp used)

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)

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

Daily Menu – Sunday

Sunday Meals 2

Not been a good day today.  I’ve had more pps (originally planned on having 5wp and ended up having double) than I had planned to have but it could have been worse as I did recognise what I was doing and stopped it.  

I had planned to have some stuffing with my tea, but I ate that much of it as I was making it that I had already had my share and then some! So to help ease the “guilt” I didn’t put any on my plate, so I’m pleased that I managed to gain some control – however little! lol

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

Snack – 1 bag Mini Cheddars (4) = 4pp

Dinner – HM Vegetable Soup (0), 1 x Warburton Brown Thin (3), 2 x Tesco Light Choices Cumberland Pork Sausages (4), 1 x Dry Fried Egg (2), 1 tbsp Ketchup (0) = 9pp

Tea – Slow Cooker Whole Chicken (5), 70g Green Giant Salad Crisp Sweetcorn (1), 1 Aunt Bessie Yorkshire Pudding (1), 75g Aunt Bessie Roast Potatoes (3), 100g Paxo Sage & Onion Stuffing (3), 100ml Colman’s Instant Chicken Gravy (1), 120g Ambrosia Original Rice Pot (3) = 17pp

Snack (if needed) – Pineapple and Red Grapes

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

26/26pp + 10/49wp (Total of 16/49wp used)

Simple Start – Day 2

Sunday Meals 1

 

Breakfast – 2 x Nimble Wholemeal Sliced Bread toasted, Marmite

Dinner – HM 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 – 150g Ready Made Low Fat Custard, 2 x WW Pork Sausages

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

Daily Menu – Sunday

Sunday Meals 4

Well so far so good on my second day back on track, although I have had to forego my Tassimo Suchard Hot Chocolate (2pp) sad as I had a McVitie’s Gold Biscuit (3pp) while I was making dinner  redface I know I have weeklies but I want to save them for New Years Eve.

Today I had my first chance to use 2 of my Christmas presents:

I am loving both of them!  I smell lovely and feel so soft after using some of the smellies lol and the soup maker is just fab!  I don’t like chunky soups and so when I make soup, I cook for about 30 minutes in a large pan, then let it cool for about 20 minutes and then blend it with a hand blender, which (no matter how careful I am) splatters bits of soup over my counter and on the walls!  Then when I pour it into my tupperware it tends to spill a little.

This little gadget cooked AND blended in 21 minutes and it has a lip so that you can pour without spilling and it is so easy to clean afterwards.  When I would hear people talking about a soup maker I was like “WTF!  All you need is a pan and a blender, why would you need a soup maker?”  Well I am now a convert!  This one will also make milkshakes and smoothies too – Bonus! biggrin

Breakfast – 2 x WW Wholemeal Thick Sliced Bread, toasted (4), 20g Flora Lighter than Light (1) = 5pp

Snack – 1 x McVitie’s Gold Biscuit Bar (3) = 3pp

Dinner – Warburton Thin (3), 2 x Lowlow Cheesy Slice for Toasties (2), 3 x Cooked Ham Slice (1), Mug of Spicy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup (0) = 6pp

Tea – Chicken and Chorizo Stew (6), Tesco Wholegrain Microwave Rice (3), 120g Ambrosia Original Rice Pot (3) = 12pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes 

Drinks –  3 x Coffee, at least 1 litre of water 

26/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 1/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Sunday

Sunday Meals 3

Really don’t know what is wrong with me.  I know it is my works Christmas meal on Friday and the plan was to save all my weeklies for then.  It is now 2 days into a new week and I’ve already ate 14 of them 😦  The only saving grace is that it isn’t more as I really enjoyed the chocolate but I somehow managed not to eat more of it – despite it sitting in the fridge staring at me!

Oh well, no point worrying bout it, everything pointed, tracked and it’s a new day tomorrow!

Breakfast – 2 x WW Wholemeal Thick Sliced Bread, toasted (4), 20g Flora Lighter than Light (1) = 5pp

Dinner – 1 x Warburton Thin (3), 3 x Cooked Ham Slices (1), 2 x Cheesy Lowlow Slices for Toasties (2), 1 x WW Country Vegetable Soup (2) = 8pp

Snack – Dairy Milk Bubbly (6) = 6pp

Tea – Beef Casserole (8), 120g Ambrosia Original Rice Pot (3) = 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 + 6/49wp (Total 14/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Sunday

Sunday Meals 2

Breakfast – 2 x WW Wholemeal Thick Sliced Bread, toasted (4), 20g Flora Lighter than Light (1) = 5pp

Dinner – 1 x Warburton Thin (3), 3 x Cooked Ham Slices (1), 2 x Lowlow Cheesy Slices for Burgers (2), WW Chicken Soup (2) = 8pp

Snack – Beef Hoops and Crosses (2) = 2pp

Tea – 100g McCain Lightly Spiced Wedges (5), 1 x Lamb Grill (5), Mushrooms (0), Cherry Tomatoes (0), tsp Mint Sauce (0), 2 x tsp Balsamic Vinegar (0), 170g Chobani Fat Free Yoghurt with Pomegranate (3) = 13pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

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

26/26pp + 4/49wp (Total of 8/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Sunday

Sunday Meals 1

Well I finally tried the Hairy Dieters Sausage Cassoulet and it was nice, it could have done with having a little more sauce to it though.  The instructions said to brown the sausages and then add the cassoulet to the pan and simmer, but it was too thick and not enough sauce and I thought that it would have ended up sticking, so I browned the sausages and added the cassoulet and then the sweetcorn (which is when I discovered that there wasn’t enough sauce neutral) and then transferred to a casserole dish and popped in the oven for 20-30 minutes. It was filling though and I ended up leaving a little of it, the potatoes and the baby cauliflower.

Breakfast – 2 x WW Wholemeal Thick Sliced Bread, toasted (4), 20g Flora Lighter than Light (1) = 5pp

Dinner – Warburtons Thin (3), 2 x Lowlow Cheesy Slice for Toasties (2), 3 x Cooked Ham Slice (1), Spicy Tomato and Red Pepper Soup (0) = 6pp

Tea – 2 x NuMe Cumberland Sausages (3), 1/2 pouch Hairy Dieters Sausage Cassoulet (1), 70g Green Giant Salad Crisp Sweetcorn (1), Baby Cauliflower (0), 200g Potatoes (4), 1 x butter bud (0), 3 tbsp Skimmed Milk (0), 170g Chobani Fat Free Raspberry Yoghurt (3) = 12pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

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

25/26pp + 0/49wp (Total 11/49wp used)