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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 – Thursday

Thursday Meals 2

The end of this week can’t come quick enough!  Nothing has gone to plan and that includes my meal plan!  So far I have only had one tea that was planned – that was yesterdays – and I was supposed to have had that on Tuesday neutral.

I know the picture shows soup with the crackers – but I didn’t have any soup today as I had a plumber trying to fix a leak under my kitchen sink for 2 hours!  He still hasn’t done it – coming back in the morning rolleyes and although he has done a temporary fix that allows me to at least wash the dishes – I can’t use my washing machine sad.  I had the crackers while he had nipped out to get another set of pipes that he hoped would fix it – unfortunately they didn’t and I didn’t have enough time to heat the soup and eat that too before he came back and by the time he had “finished” it was too late to have anything else.

It’s been quite a stressful week but I’m proud to say that I have managed to stay on track 🙂

Breakfast – OSS Original (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Dinner – 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 30g Light Philadelphia with Garlic and Herb (1) = 5pp

Tea – Chicken Stir Fry (4), 60g Blue Dragon Sweet Chilli and Garlic Stir Fry Sauce (2), 150g Amoy Straight to Wok Medium Noodles (6), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3) = 15pp

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, at least 1.5 litres of water

24/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 20/49wp used)

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 – Friday

Friday Meals 1

WI in the morning and it’s looking like another small loss – fingers crossed that nothing changes that overnight!

Although tea doesn’t look that appetising it was actually nice.  My kitchen is in the middle of getting decorated and everything is all over the place and so I couldn’t find my spatula to make sure that the omelette didn’t stick neutral which is why my omelette looks more like burnt scrambled eggs lol and my omelette pan needs replacing sad

Breakfast – OSS Original (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Vegetable Soup (curried vegetable soup recipe without the curry powder!) (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – Cheese and Onion Omelette (8), Ham (1), Red Onion (0), Shredded Lettuce (0), Tomato (0), 1/2 Pepper (0), 1 tbsp Kraft Light Garlic & Herb Dressing (0), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3) = 11pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes 

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

20/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 10/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Thursday

Thursday Meals 1

Breakfast – OSS Original (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Vegetable Soup (curried vegetable soup recipe without the curry powder!) (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – Smoked Sausage Pasta (11), 10g Grated Parmesan (1), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3) = 15pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes 

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, at least 1.5 litres of water

24/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 10/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Wednesday

Wednesday Meals 1

Breakfast – Special K Multi-grain Porridge (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Vegetable Soup (curried vegetable soup recipe without the curry powder!) (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – Chicken Stir Fry (4), 60g Blue Dragon Hoi Sin and Garlic Stir Fry Sauce (2), 150g Amoy Straight to Wok Medium Noodles (6), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard  (3), Banana (0) = 15pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes (if needed)

Drinks – 3 x Coffee, at least 1.5 litres of water

24/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 10/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Tuesday

Tuesday Meals 1

Note to self: when planning on having chicken fajitas it’s a good idea to add the full ingredients AKA Old el Paso cooking sauce to your shopping list!

Those of you who know me know that I always plan my meals a week in advance and I make my shopping list from these meals and stick rigidly (well the majority of the time wink ) to the list, so why did I not add the sauce that I always use?  Oh well I’ve saved myself an extra pp today which means that I can either have a hot chocolate or a frothy milky coffee 😀

Anyway I ended up raiding my cupboard and I came up with something that wasn’t too bad (just chucked a little bit of everything in the picture – including 1 tsp of olive oil) into a jug, mixed it altogether and marinaded the chicken, onion and peppers for about 10 minutes). I would’ve liked it a bit more spicy but my son doesn’t like too much spice.

Breakfast – Special K Multi-grain Porridge (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Vegetable Soup (curried vegetable soup recipe without the curry powder!) (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – Chicken Fajitas (5), 2 x WW Tortilla Wraps (6), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3), Banana (0) = 14pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes (if needed)

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, Tassimo Suchard Hot Chocolate OR Frothy Milky Coffee (2), at least 1.5 litres of water = 2pp

25/26pp + 0/49wp (Total of 10/49wp used)

Daily Menu – Monday

Monday Meals 1

Breakfast – Special K Multi-grain Porridge (3), Skimmed Milk (1) = 4pp

Snack – Satsumas

Dinner – HM Vegetable Soup (curried vegetable soup recipe without the curry powder!) (0), 5 x Jacob’s Choice Grain Crackers (4), 2 x Laughing Cow Light with Emmental (1) = 5pp

Tea – New York Patty Melt with Chips (12), 150g Ambrosia Low Fat Ready Made Custard (3) = 15pp

Snack – Pineapple and Red Grapes

Drinks – 2 x Coffee, at least 1.5 litres of water

24/26pp + 0/49wp (Total 10/49wp used)

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)

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)