WW Meal Plan – 30.06.15 – 06.07.15

Hi guys,

Hope you are all well. As I mentioned in my previous post, OH has challenged me to meal plan from what we already have in the freezer and cupboards and to try and not do a food shop. I’m a little doubtful to not doing a food shop altogether so there might be a tiny shop to just top up some essentials. I’m also doing part counting, part Filling & Healthy this week to try and combat my case of the munchies which have been coming more and more frequently in the past couple of weeks!

Tuesday – Counting – 29pp
Breakfast: Graze peaches provancale granola (6pp) with 250ml skimmed milk (3pp) = 9pp
Lunch: Holland steak and kidney pudding (9pp) with 150g new potatoes (3pp) and roast carrots = 12pp
Dinner: 2 egg omelette (4pp) with courgette, mushroom and 40g grated cheese (4pp) = 8pp

Wednesday – Counting – 31pp
Breakfast: fruit smoothie with 30g oats (3pp) and 30g chia seeds (3pp) = 6pp
Lunch: Baijia spicy and sour vermicelli (10pp) with 200g fish balls (6pp) = 16pp
Dinner: 4 cod fish fingers (6pp) with 150g potatoes (3pp) = 9pp

Thursday – Counting – 29pp
Breakfast: homemade American pancakes (10pp) with 2 bacon medallions (1pp), banana and 2 tbsp maple syrup (3pp) = 14pp
Lunch: Tesco everyday tomato soup (5pp) with 2 boiled eggs (4pp) = 9pp
Dinner: yoghurt (2pp) with frozen fruit, 3 ryvita (2pp) with 30g ham (1pp) and 30g Phili light (1pp) = 6pp

Friday – Filling & Healthy
Breakfast: fruit smoothie, boiled eggs, baked beans
Lunch: roasted salmon with carrots and peas
Dinner: WW pasta with scallops, prawns, mussels

Saturday – Filling & Healthy – 5pp
Breakfast: scrambled eggs, baked beans, Quorn bitesize kiev (100g – 5pp) = 5pp
Lunch: WW pasta with scallops, prawns, mussels
Dinner: savoury 5% beef mince with roast new potatoes

Sunday – Counting – 16pp+
Breakfast: 3 Weetabix golden syrup (6pp) with 250ml skimmed milk (3pp) = 9pp
Lunch: WW salmon wedge ready meal = 7pp
Dinner: out for dinner with family

Monday – Filling & Healthy
Lunch: savoury 5% beef mince with roast new potatoes
Dinner: veggie soup – thinking broccoli and peas at the moment.

Until next time.. x

Pre-Weigh In Thoughts + Re-strategising

Hi guys,

This week has been terrible. I’m not going to come up with a load of excuses but basically I fell off the wagon immensely. I definitely need to get my mind into gear and focus on what I’m aiming for. I definitely think I’m up for a gain (again!) this week. I’m going to re-strategise and I’ve decided that I’m going to point for the first half of the week and do filling and healthy for the second half. I’m really struggling with the weekends at the minute and I just go totally overboard. I think if I do F&H at least it will give me a little flexibility whilst hopefully getting me to eat the right thing rather than endless junk and then going over my points!

My aim for last week was to work on my sleeping pattern – major fail there. I’m going to try extra hard this week. Also OH has politely asked me to clear the freezer and cupboards so I’m going to try and forego my weekly shop (big emphasis on try) and use bits I already have. I’m not sure how well that’s going to work for fresh fruit and veg but I do have some frozen I think and some bits left over from my veg box. We shall see.

Until next time.. x

Weigh In Tuesday – 2lb on :(

Hi guys,

Weighed in this morning at 15st 4.75 lbs meaning a 2lb weight gain. I kind of saw it coming towards the end of the week as my sleeping pattern has gone haywire with my hayfever and some stressful family stuff going on. I’ve not necessarily been having extra meals when surviving on 3 hours sleep but I think during meal times my appetite has grown this week and I’ve not been drinking anywhere near enough water and overindulging on Pepsi Max’s in an attempt to stay awake during the day.

It’s ok though. Although my sleeping pattern isn’t quite back on track yet I’m going to try really hard to get my water intake up again and make sure I’m taking all my medication (I keep forgetting the odd one here and there and they seem to have an effect on water retention). Minimum 2.5L and I need to start exercising again rather than being lazy and taking my car everywhere which is the case at the minute! I will let you know how I get on!

Until next time.. x

WW Meal Plan – 16.06.15 – 22.06.15

Hi guys,

Sorry I’m behind on posts – I’m starting afresh this week as I’m a bit confused to where I am with all my meal posts! I think I’m going to end up with a slight gain this week as my sleeping pattern has flown out of the window and my hay fever has been crazy ūüė¶

Tuesday – 19pp
Breakfast: sandwich thin (3pp) with 30g ham (1pp) and a Laughing Cow extra light triangle with a fruit smoothie = 4pp
Lunch: Braised tofu (7pp) with 135g cooked rice (5pp) = 12pp
Dinner: Roast cauliflower with roast carrots, 150g new potatoes (3pp) with salad = 3pp

Wednesday – 34pp
Breakfast: mushroom spinach 2 egg omelette (4pp) with 40g half fat cheddar (3pp) = 7pp
Lunch: korean tofu stew (7pp) with 135g cooked rice (5pp) = 12pp
Dinner: hot and spicy vermicelli (10pp) with roast pork steak (5pp) = 15pp

Thursday –¬†26pp
Breakfast: 2 bacon medallions (1pp) egg (2pp) sandwich thin (3pp) and a fruit smoothie = 6pp
Lunch: korean tofu stew (7pp) with 135g cooked rice (5pp) = 12pp
Dinner: Veggie soup with 2 sandwich thins (6pp) 60g ham (2pp) and a Laughing Cow extra light triangle = 8pp

Friday – 16pp
Breakfast: sandwich thin (3pp) with 30g ham (1pp) and a Laughing Cow extra light triangle with a fruit smoothie = 4pp
Lunch: braised tofu (7pp) with 135g cooked rice (5pp) = 12pp
Dinner: Dinner with my sister at a Korean restaurant

Saturday – 27pp
Breakfast: mushroom 2 egg omelette (4pp) with 40g half fat cheddar (3pp) = 7pp
Lunch: 3 chicken drumsticks (8pp) with roast carrots and salad = 8pp
Dinner: 170g salmon (8pp) with roast carrots, salad, 150g sweet potato (4pp) = 12pp

Sunday – 31pp
Lunch:¬†Nando’s chicken thighs (14pp) with spicy rice (7pp) and ratatouille (3pp) = 24pp
Dinner: WW salmon potato wedge = 7pp

Monday – 8pp+
Lunch: lunch with Mum
Dinner: veggie soup, 2 sandwich thins (6pp) 60g ham (2pp) Laughing Cow extra light triangle = 8pp

Left some room for snacks. Hopefully my sleeping pattern will go back to normal this week, fingers crossed.

Until next time.. x

Food Shopping – 14.06.15 – Tesco & Veg Box

Hi guys,

Sorry this post is a little late! Life has somehow got in the way.

Something a little different this week. I went to Tesco for my food shop as there were some Tesco-only bits I wanted to get and I decided to order a fruit and veg box from Brown’s the Greengrocer who a lot of people local to me have been raving about. I have to admit the stuff I got was really fresh and good quality (although slightly different from what I anticipated) and there was so much of it!

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Fruit & Veg Box: broccoli, cauliflower, leek, strawberries, iceberg lettuce, bag of peas in the pod, apples, cherries, satsumas, donut peaches, bananas, onions, potatoes, spring onion, plums, radishes, honeydew melon, carrots, tomatoes, cucumber, celery and summer cabbage

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Tesco: Kingmill burger thins, Tesco tortilla chips, melba thins, 50% less fat grated cheddar, Tesco tomato soup, variety popcorn, dairylea dunkers jumbo tubes, light cheese slices, mushy peas, tex mex dip, spinach, mushrooms, honey roast wafer ham and frozen fruit salad.

I went a little over my budget due to the “treats” I saw in Tescos and a random hankering for nachos and dip (should have eaten before I went!).

Veg box: £15, Tesco: £18.33. Total: £33.33

Until next time.. x

Weigh In Tuesday – 16.06.15 – 2.75lb off! – 5% lost

Hi guys,

Super excited to update you this time round. I hit another loss this morning weighing in at 15 stone 2.75lb – a 2.75lb loss ūüôā I was a little worried I was going to lose less or stay the same this week as I was indulging a lot outside of meals (but within points) and had KFC and nachos yesterday as well as not exercising at all. I’ve definitely been in a bit of a funk this week with some anxieties which have been stopping me from sleeping. BUT it’s now given me a big boost to try and make the most of this week despite the meals out as I’ve hit 5% of my body weight in about 4 weeks. How mad is that. Usually I can’t stick to anything properly for a solid month so to consistently lose each week is remarkable to me as I usually have at least one gain a month. My daily ProPoints have dropped to 33 so my meal plan won’t be 100% correct but I’ll be sticking to 33pp when actually tracking my food.

I think one big difference between SW and WW is that it focuses more on portion control and means I have more flexibilty to eat what I want. I know I shouldn’t be eating junk but sometimes you just crave it and to still lose is just gobsmacking to me. Obviously if my weight loss slows down, I will definitely know where to start cutting out but I’m enjoying having the flexibility at the moment.

Until next time.. x

WW Meal Plan – 16.06.15 – 22.06.15

Hi guys,

This week is a little busier than usual as it’s my sister’s 12th birthday, my final exam and Father’s Day so I will be out for dinner a couple of times this week so need to reign it in a bit during the week to save my weeklies. I will be adding other snacks on top of this probably as a few days I’m a bit under my 34 daily points – it’s just to give me a little more flexibility when I’m craving that something.

Also, I’m going to try and change my sleeping and eating pattern this week. Usually I eat quite late as I finish work around 7-7:30pm so I’m going to try and eat my last meal at work around 4-5pm-ish and try and sleep a little earlier and see if this works better for my weight loss as I feel a lot of the time I’m eating and then going straight to sleep which I don’t think is too good either.

Tuesday – 30pp
Breakfast: 2 bagel thins (6pp) with 2 eggs (4pp) and 2 light cheese slices (1pp) = 12pp
Lunch: HM veggie soup (to be decided!) with sandwich thin (3pp) 30g ham (1pp) and a laughing cow extra light triangle = 4pp
Dinner: Having dinner at a friend’s – think it’s going to be a jacket potato with something = 13pp
Snack: yoghurt (1pp) with fruit

Wednesday – 22pp
Breakfast: half can of beans (4pp) with an egg (2pp) 2 bacon medallions (1pp), mushrooms and spinach = 7pp
Lunch: Cauliflower steak with roast carrots and 150g new potatoes (3pp) = 3pp
Dinner: 260g salmon (12pp) with roast veggies and salad = 12pp

Thursday – 34pp + 1 weekly pp
Breakfast: mushroom and courgette 2 egg (4pp) omelette with a light cheese slice (1pp) = 5pp
Lunch: veggie soup with a sandwich thin (3pp) 30g ham (1pp) and a laughing cow extra light triangle = 4pp
Dinner: Zizzi’s antipasti for one (12pp) and Zizzi’s skinny Primavera pizza (13pp)
Snack: yoghurt (1pp) with fruit

Friday – 29pp
Breakfast: 2 WW sausages (3pp), bagel thin (3pp) light cheese slice (1pp) and egg (2pp) = 9pp
Lunch: 2 sandwich thins (6pp) with 60g ham (2pp) and a laughing cow extra light triangle = 8pp
Dinner: Holland steak and kidney pudding (9pp) with roast veggies and 160g mushy peas (3pp) = 12pp

Saturday – 34pp + 4pp
Breakfast: bagel thin (3pp) with 30g Phili light (1pp) = 4pp
Lunch: veggie soup with sandwich thin (3pp) 30g ham (1pp) and a laughing cow extra light triangle = 4pp
Dinner: Sutler’s – starter: poached salmon with lettuce and peas, main: beef and veg stew with bubble and squeak guesstimate = 30pp

Sunday – 18pp
Breakfast: onion mushroom and courgette 2 egg (4pp) omelette with a light cheese slice (1pp) = 5pp
Lunch: veggie soup with bagel thin (3pp) with a laughing cow extra light triangle = 3pp
Dinner: 4 WW sausages (5pp) with 200g potatoes (4pp) with 60ml gravy (1pp) = 10pp

Monday – 33pp
Lunch: Heinz tomato soup 300g (4pp) with bagel thin (3pp) and 30g Phili light (1pp) = 8pp
Dinner: takeaway carvery guesstimate = 25pp

Sunday and Mondays I tend to eat a little less as long as I’m not planning on having a meal out as they’re my days off so I tend to sleep a little more.

Until next time.. x

WW Food Log – 02.06.15 – 08.06.15 – 2.5lb loss

Hi guys,

Sorry this is a little late – I’ve been feeling a little under the weather recently and been sleeping quite a bit so I’m a little behind on posts but better late than never, I suppose. This week hasn’t been too bad craving wise. I haven’t gone totally off kilter (except Friday with planned meals on Sunday and Monday) and been within my points so all is well. Very happy with the 2.5lb loss.

Tuesday – 34pp & 3 weekly pp

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Breakfast: a bagel thin (3pp) with 30g wafer thin ham (1pp) with cucumber, a clementine and smoothie with strawberries, banana, spinach, frozen berries, 1tsp chia seeds (2pp) and a tbsp of porridge oats (1pp) = 7pp

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Lunch: half pack of Tilda sun dried tomato basmati rice (4pp) with 125g steamed turkey mince (3pp) with oyster sauce, half tbsp corn starch (1pp) and an apple = 8pp

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Dinner: jacket potato with coleslaw in light mayo guesstimate = 11pp

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Snacks: 2 ryvita (1pp) and 2 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) with cherry tomatoes, nectarine, roast carrots, a tbsp of mash (1pp?). Not pictured: 3/4 aero bar (4pp), a pack of popchips (3pp) and a mini creme egg (1pp) = 11pp

Wednesday – 31pp

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Breakfast: 1/4 pot Asda fat free natural yoghurt (2pp) with fruit and a smoothie made with spinach, strawberries, bananas, frozen fruit, 1tsp chia seeds (2pp) and 1tbsp porridge oats (1pp) = 5pp

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Lunch: 2 bagel thins (6pp) with 30g ham (1pp), 60g smoked salmon (2pp), 1 laughing cow extra light triangle and 30g Phili light (1pp), cucumber. = 10pp

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Dinner: half portion of skinny corned beef hash (6pp) with pickled onions, beetroot, cherry tomatoes and roast carrots = 6pp

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Snack: Ilumi pea and pancetta soup (5pp) with roast pork (5pp) = 10pp

Thursday – 34pp + 2 weekly pp

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Lunch: Ilumi spicy butternut squash soup (3pp) with 2 sandwich thins (6pp) 60g ham (2pp) and 2 laughing cow light triangles (1pp) = 12pp

Dinner: (not pictured) jacket potato with tuna in light mayo (13pp)

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Snack: roast pork (3pp) with a bag of quavers (2pp) – not pictured. Egg (2pp) with half can of beans (4pp) roast butternut squash and carrots, spinach and mushrooms = 11pp

Friday – 34pp + 11 weekly pp

Breakfast: not pictured – 1/4 pot Asda fat free natural yoghurt (1pp) with fruit = 1pp

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Lunch: skinny corned beef hash (12pp) with cherry tomatoes, pickled onions and beetroot, nectarine, apple = 12pp

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Dinner: Hollands steak and kidney pudding (9pp) with roast carrots and 160g mushy peas (3pp) = 12pp

Snack: not pictured – pork steak (3pp), 2 Morrisons rice cake with milk chocolate (3pp), 2 packs French Fries (5pp), skittles (5pp) and a Dairy Milk Oat Crunch (4pp) = 20pp

Saturday – 34pp + 9 weekly pp

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Breakfast: bagel thin (3pp) with an egg (2pp) light cheese slice (1pp) and 2 bacon medallions (1pp) = 7pp

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Lunch: half serving of skinny corned beef hash (6pp) with cherry tomatoes, pickled onions and beetroot, with a sandwich thin (3pp), 30g ham (1pp) and a laughing cow extra light triangle = 10pp

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Dinner: I had a mixed kebab but as you can see from the photos above my eyes were way too big for my stomach! I guesstimated around 18pp for what I ate (which wasn’t a lot!) and the rest went to OH. = 18pp

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Snack: Nissan seafood macaroni (8pp) = 8pp

Sunday – 34pp + 13 weekly pp

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Breakfast: bagel thin (3pp) with a laughing cow light triangle (1pp) = 4pp

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Lunch: skinny corned beef hash (12pp) with cucumber, pickled beetroot, nectarine = 12pp

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Snack: 1/4 pot Asda fat free natural yoghurt (1pp) with fruit

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Dinner: with my work colleagues – bowl of white rice, stir fried pak choi, aubergine stew, steamed fish, braised pork belly, fried pangasius, hot boiled lamb, cumin lamb, fried beancurd and beancurd vermicelli chinese leaf stew. Guesstimate = 30pp

Monday – 34pp + 1 weekly pp

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Lunch: bagel thin (3pp) with 60g smoked salmon (2pp) 30g Phili light (1pp), packet of French Fries (2pp) and 300g can of Heinz tomato soup (5pp) = 13pp

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Snack: smoothie of spinach, strawberries, banana, frozen melon with a Asda Smart Price caramel wafer bar (2pp) = 2pp

Dinner: with a friend at Sukhothai. Had tom yum soup and massaman curry with jasmine rice. Guesstimate = 20pp

Until next time.. x

Weigh In Monday – 8th June 2015

Hi guys,

Just a quick one today. Weighed in yesterday morning at 15 stone 5.5lbs which means a 2.5lbs loss! I went for dinner with a friend last night instead of Wednesday so although I was still within daily and weekly points I feel a bit heavier today but I shan’t be touching the scales until next week!

I’m definitely starting to feel like I’m getting used to counting and it feels almost natural to me now. It’s just a little frustrating sometimes when some items are not in the database and as a lot of Asian foods don’t have the nutritional values on the product, it’s hard to work out. There has been a lot of guesstimation this week though I feel I have overestimated to be safe. What do you guys think?

Until next time.. x

Food Shopping – 08.06.15 – Asda

Hi guys,

Another budget food shop for you ūüôā I went to Asda this week for a quick shop. I was searching for some low point snacks and several posts about how some of the Asda Smartprice range were around 2pp and pretty cheap so win win all round (as long as it tastes good!)

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Fruit and veg: 2 punnets of strawberries, mushrooms, 2 packs of carrots, pears, clementines, apples, new potatoes, 2 punnets of cherry tomatoes, a bunch of bananas, punnet of nectarines and a bag of spinach

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Everything else: Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (half pot 1pp), Dairylea light cheese slices (1pp each), Laughing Cow extra light triangles (3 for 1pp), wafer thin ham (30g for 1pp), bagel thins (3pp each), sandwich thins (3pp), Smartprice caramel wafers (2pp each), 15 eggs (2pp each) and Smartprice baked crisps (2pp each).

Total: £23.82

I think I’m getting the hang of this budgeting malarkey. Putting my list through the website first definitely helps as I make a note of prices so I don’t pick the wrong item or go too crazy.

Anyhow, I hope someone out there found this useful. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment.

Until next time.. x