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Welcome to my new home I’ve been on WordPress since 2nd June 2012 and as I approach a new path in my journey to a healthier eating lifestyle then I thought I needed a new home.

Hopefully those that have followed me on WordPress will also follow me here and maybe I will be able to pick up a few more followers who are on a similar journey.

I’ve organised my recipes into albums for various categories, and although I haven’t added all of the ones from my time on WordPress, I have added the ones that I use the most. I will also be going through the rest of them and adding them too, so apologies if you follow me over there and get a lot of notifications over the next few days/weeks but I’m trying to make it easier for me (and you) to find new/favourite recipes.

So put your feet up, with a skinny latte and make yourself at home. 

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Daily Menu – Saturday

Saturday Meals 2

Well something did happen overnight – and it wasn’t good! lol  I ended up with a small gain – 0.25lb neutral I know that I will lose it eventually, but it probably won’t be next week – it’s my Mums birthday tomorrow and so we had a Chinese tonight 🙂

I have a healthy BMI and so I could actually change my WW goal and be at goal now, however I am at the top end of the BMI and so would like to lose a few more lbs so that it gives me a bit of a leeway.  I am happy with my weight, I feel good about myself and that is the main thing.  I am intending on eating this way (The WW way not the Chinese Takeaway way obviously 🙂 – although I will still have the occasional Chinese) for the rest of my life so it doesn’t really matter when (if) I lose the last 8.25lbs as it won’t make any difference to me (apart from getting fish, chips and curry sauce from the best chippy in my home town on the momentous occasion 😀 ) .

I was intending on trying 3 new food things this week, that other people had mentioned – but unfortunately Asda and Morrisons didn’t have 1 of them, so I only bought 2 of them:

  1. Lowlow Beef Hotpot (also bought Lowlow Sweet Chilli Chicken Noodles)
  2. Choc Shot

I haven’t tried the Choc Shot yet – that will come on Monday when I drizzle some on my OSS (1 tsp = 0pp) 🙂 I tried the Beef Hotpot and although it was nice enough I have to say that I prefer the WW or NuMe Beef Hotpot.  

I’m aware that I’ve probably under pointed my tea but as someone who doesn’t eat all her weeklies I’m not too concerned as I know I have more than enough to cover it.

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

Dinner – Kerry Lowlow Beef Hotpot (6), 1 x WW Bakewell Slice (2) = 8pp

Tea – Sweet and Sour Chicken and Rice (25 approx) = 25pp

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, 1 x Frothy Milky Coffee (2), at least 1 litre of water = 2pp

26/26pp + 14/49wp (Total 14/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Saturday

Saturday Meals 1

Have had a fab day today.  Firstly I lost 2lbs this week 😀 That means that all my Christmas gain is now gone and I am at my lowest weight on my journey 🙂

I also had a great NSV – I have managed to fit into size 12 jeans 😀  I never ever thought that I would be able to do that because of my lymphoedema/lipoedema.  They are from Marisota (“fat” shop), but as someone else said to me today they are still a size 12 and I am dead chuffed with it 😀 as didn’t think I would be able to fit in a size 12 – fat shop or not!  I can feel another shopping trip coming on lol 

Below is a pic of me holding my old size 24 jeans (also purchased from that same online shop) and also in my new jeans.  Forgive the creases in them but they have been screwed up in the bottom of my wardrobe redface

Jeans comparison

I’m also claiming another NSV today.  I’m sort of celebrating Chinese New Year with a low fat Chinese ready meal.  I had also bought some M&S Barbecue Ribs (not low fat!), without checking what their pps would be and was going to share these with my son, however I worked out that the pps would be 14pp – for half the pack! eek So I decided on having 2 duck rolls that were in the freezer instead which worked out at 3pp for the 2 of them.  Pre WW, I would have had a full Chinese with a full portion of barbecue ribs and wouldn’t have thought twice about it 🙂

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

Dinner – WW Ocean Pie (5), 1 x Warburton Brown Thin (3), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1), Baby Plum Tomatoes (0) = 9pp

Tea – M&S Count on Me Chinese Takeaway meal for one (10), 2 x Iceland Duck Roll (3), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3) = 16pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes (if needed)

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

26/26pp + 7/49wp (Total 7/49wp 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 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 1

Saturday Meals 1

Well despite the 8 Heroes and copious amount of alcohol that I drank on New Years Eve, I managed to lose 1.75lbs this week 🙂  I am very happy with that, however I can’t help feeling annoyed with myself.  The 9th of January marks my 2 year anniversary of doing WW and so I was completing my Fourth 26 weeks WI page and although it averages at 0.5lb per week for those 26 weeks it could have and should have been more if I hadn’t been silly over Christmas 😦

But it’s no use dwelling on it, what is done is done and it’s onwards and downwards and hopefully in my Fifth 26 weeks I WILL get to goal – maybe! lol

Today sees me complete Day 1 of Simple Start

and I have to say that I’m really loving it.  I know that it is basically F&H but whereas F&H have the 49 weeklies, Simple Start doesn’t – instead it gives you the option of having 2 treats a day.  You can choose from a list of treats which includes alcohol, cheese and desserts.

Now I usually only eat WW thick sliced wholemeal bread but due to changes this is no longer F&H, so I didn’t have my usual toast for breakfast.  However thanks to my hangover on Wednesday I had some skimmed milk leftover which meant that I wouldn’t start my day hungry! 🙂

I haven’t had my WW Iced Dessert yet as I’m not hungry, but it’s there if I need it 🙂

Breakfast – OSS, Skimmed Milk

Dinner – Quinoa, Salmon Fillet, Red Chilli, Spring Onions, Pepper, Cherry Tomatoes, Lime Juice, Thai Fish Sauce, Soy Sauce

Tea – Doner Kebab, WW Pitta, Mushrooms, Lettuce, Pepper, Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, 1 tbsp Light Garlic & Herb Dressing (0)

Treats – WW Iced Dessert, 1 bottle of Lager

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

Daily Menu – Saturday

Saturday Meals 2

I lost 0.5lb this week, which I’m pleased with 🙂 AND this meant that my BMI is now 24.96 – which is in the normal range!  At the start of my journey 101 weeks ago, my BMI was 43.7.

I think my mind is already switching off from WW for Christmas neutral It is my works Christmas meal out next Friday and I was planning on not using any weeklies until then. That lasted until I went to my mums and she presented me with a mince pie with a cuppa lol.  Yes I could have said no but I didn’t and I’m not worrying about it, I had already resigned myself to having a gain next Saturday with having the meal the night before.  I’m going to be tracking and pping apart from 4 days over the 2 week festive period and any gain will be gone, along with the rest of my 10lbs to goal in the new year 🙂

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

Snack – 1 x Morrisons Mince Pie (6) = 6pp

Dinner – 1 x Warburtons Thin (3), 1 x Lamb Grill (5), Mushrooms (0), 1/2 Pepper (0), Red Onion (0), Shredded Lettuce (0), 1 tbsp Ketchup (0), 1 tsp Mint Sauce (0), 1 splash Soy Sauce (0) = 8pp

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

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

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, 1 x Tassimo Suchard Hot Chocolate (2), at least 1 litres of water = 2pp

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

Daily Menu – Saturday

Saturday Meals 1

The scales had a surprise for me this morning – a nice one at that! 🙂 My BMI is currently 25.04 (start BMI 43.7) and I’m really hoping that I can lose enough this week to get me into a healthy BMI before Christmas – even if it is for just one week!  I know I have 2 more WIs before Christmas but it’s the works Christmas meal on Friday 20th, so it would take a miracle for me to have a loss on the 21st! lol Although I guess it is the time of year for miracles 😉

Today sees the start of “operation empty freezer for Christmas” and I have to say that I really enjoyed my dinner – fish finger butty and chips mmmmm  biggrin

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

Dinner – 4 x Birds Eye Omega 3 Fish Fingers (6), 1 x Warburton Thin (3), 158g Potatoes (3), Shredded Lettuce (0), 4 x Cherry Tomatoes (0), 1 tbsp Ketchup (0) = 12pp

Tea – Square Wrap Pizza (9), 1 x WW Strawberry Swirl Mini Pot (2) = 11pp

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

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

Daily Menu – Saturday

Saturday Meals 5

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

Dinner – Ham and Cheese Omelette (8), Mushrooms (0), 1/2 Onion (0), 1/2 Pepper (0), 1 tbsp Ketchup (0) = 8pp

Snack – Morrisons Short Crust Mince Pie (6) = 6pp

Tea – Sizzling Steak with Fried Rice (14), WW Strawberry Swirl Mini Pot (2) = 16

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

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