Food Shopping – 08.06.15 – Asda

Hi guys,

Another budget food shop for you 🙂 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

WW Food Plan – 09.06.15 – 15.06.15

Hi guys,

Another week, another meal plan. This week’s seems to be very carb heavy but it’s just what I’m craving at the moment. I will be adding a ton of fruit and veggies to this, I just have the basics sketched out so I know how many points I’m planning on using. I will more than likely be bulking out my weekly points somewhere in the week but I don’t like to allocate my weeklies in case I get the munchies and then I still can be on track.

Tuesday – 27pp
Breakfast: 2 bacon medallions (1pp) on a bagel thin (3pp) with a laughing cow extra light triangle (0pp) = 4pp
Lunch: 60g ham (2pp) on 2 sandwich thins (6pp) = 8pp
Dinner: jacket potato with tuna in light mayo (guesstimate 14pp) = 14pp
Snack: Fat free natural yoghurt (1pp) with fruit = 1pp

Wednesday – 16pp + dinner
Breakfast: 2 egg (4pp) omelette with a light cheese slice (1pp) = 5pp
Lunch: 130g tuna (3pp) in 30g 70% less fat salad cream (1pp) and 40g pasta (4pp) = 8pp
Dinner: out with a friend and not sure where we’re going to eat as of yet
Snack: 3 ryvita (2pp) and 3 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) = 3pp

Thursday – 30pp
Breakfast: bagel thin (3pp) with a laughing cow extra light triangle (0pp) with fat free yoghurt (1pp) and fruit = 4pp
Lunch: 60g ham (2pp) on 2 sandwich thins (6pp) = 8pp
Dinner: jacket potato with tuna in light mayo (guesstimate 14pp) = 14pp
Snack: 3 ryvita (2pp) 60g Phili light (2pp) = 4pp

Friday – 22pp
Breakfast: 2 egg (4pp) omelette with a light cheese slice (1pp) = 5pp
Lunch: 130g tuna (3pp) in 30g 70% less fat salad cream (1pp) and 40g pasta (4pp) = 8pp
Dinner: 3 skinless chicken drumsticks (5pp) with 150g new potatoes (3pp) = 8pp
Snack: fat free yoghurt (1pp) with fruit

Saturday – 34pp + 1 weekly pp
Breakfast: fat free yoghurt (1pp) with fruit = 1pp
Lunch: Ilumi spicy harira soup (6pp) with bagel thin (3pp) 1 laughing cow extra light triangle (0pp) = 9pp
Dinner: 2 Mackerel in spicy tomato sauce (12pp) with 2 eggs (4pp) sandwich thin (3pp) = 19pp
Snack: Oat crunch (4pp), bag of French Fries (2pp) = 6pp

Sunday – 25pp
Breakfast: 2 egg (4pp) omelette with a light cheese slice (1pp) = 5pp
Lunch: Ilumi pea and pancetta soup (5pp) with bagel thin (3pp) and a laughing cow extra light triangle (0pp) = 8pp
Dinner: steak and kidney pudding (9pp) 160g mushy peas (3pp) = 12pp

Monday – 33pp
Breakfast: fat free yoghurt (1pp) with fruit = 1pp
Lunch: Ilumi spicy harira soup (6pp) with bagel thin (3pp) and a laughing cow extra light triangle (0pp) = 9pp
Dinner: 2 pieces KFC chicken (13pp) small popcorn chicken (4pp) with corn (2pp), regular coleslaw (4pp) and Pepsi Max = 23pp

Until next time.. x

WW Food Log – Tues 26.05.15 – Mon 01.06.15 – 2lb loss

Hi guys,

So my first food log on WW – it doesn’t look particularly healthy in some places and in others I think my food portions are too big but I suppose as long as I’m under points, that’s good right? At the time of writing (a couple of days before posting) I’ve not yet weighed in but I will update at the bottom how much I lost eating what I ate.

Tuesday – 26pp

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Breakfast: 2 egg omelette (4pp) with pea shoots, mushrooms, a light cheese slice (1pp) and cherry tomatoes = 5pp

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Lunch: a plain bagel (6pp) with 60g smoked salmon (2pp) 30g Phili light (1pp) with an apple and nectarine = 9pp

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Afternoon snack: 2 raw carrots with 2 sticks of celery and 4 seafood sticks (2pp) with 30g houmous (3pp) and (not pictured) 30g Cathedral City Vintage Cheddar (3pp) = 8pp

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“Dinner”: pack of cheese and onion French Fries (2pp) and a WW bakewell slice (2pp) = 4pp

Wednesday – 32pp

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Breakfast: half a pot of Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with half a banana, Tesco frozen fruit salad, strawberries = 1pp

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Lunch: half a pack of Tilda mushroom basmati rice (4pp) with 100g Wing On fish roll (3pp) with chinese chives, oyster sauce, soy sauce and a pack of GS needle mushroom and cabbage (2pp) with a pear = 9pp

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Snacks: 3 ryvita (2pp) with 3 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) and cherry tomatoes, a Dairy Milk Oat Crunch (4pp) and a crumpet (3pp) with a tsp of Lurpak lighter (1pp) = 11pp

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Dinner: 200g chicken (7pp) with 200g new potatoes (4pp) and roasted carrots and butternut squash with cherry tomatoes = 11pp

Thursday – 34pp

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Breakfast: 4 bacon medallions (3pp) on 2 sandwich thins (6pp) with 2tbsp ketchup (1pp) and an apple = 10pp

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Lunch: half pack of Tilda mushroom basmati rice (4pp) 100g Way On fish roll (3pp) chinese chives, soy sauce, oyster sauce, 1 tbsp sriracha chilli sauce and a nectarine = 7pp

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Snack: half pot Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with strawberries, half a banana, Tesco frozen fruit salad, 3 ryvita (2pp) with 3 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) and cherry tomatoes. (Not pictured) – 25g Satay fish snack (2pp) 3 custard creams (5pp) = 11pp

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Dinner: “Pizza” one sandwich thin (3pp) with 40g light mozzarella (2pp), 1tbsp tomato puree, 25g sun dried tomatoes (1pp) spinach, mushrooms, roasted carrots and butternut squash = 6pp

Friday – 34pp + 8 weekly points

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Breakfast: one sachet Quaker Oatsosimple golden syrup (4pp) with 180ml skimmed milk (2pp) and half a banana = 6pp

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Lunch: 2 bagel thins (6pp) with 60g wafer thin ham (2pp) 2 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) cherry tomatoes and cucumber with a portion of longan (dragon eyes) = 9pp

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Snack: half pot Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp), half a banana, strawberries, half a can of fruit cocktail in juice (drained). Not pictured: 2 pork loin steak (10pp), Graze carrot cake (2pp) and Graze mango chutney (2pp) = 15pp

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Dinner: one Chicago Town deep dish four cheese pizza (12pp) and roasted carrots = 12pp

Saturday – 34pp + 20 weekly points

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Breakfast: half pot Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with strawberries and half a can of fruit cocktail in juice (drained), apple, clementine, half a bagel thin (filling pointed in snack) + 1 bagel thin not pictured (5pp) 30g Phili light (1pp) = 7pp

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Lunch: 4 ryvita (2pp) 60g (2pp) with cherry tomatoes and a nectarine. Not pictured a pork steak (5pp) = 9pp

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Dinner: 90g wholewheat pasta (8pp) in chicken broth made with Oxo cube, 100g Kung Fu beef slice for hotpot (7pp), poached egg (2pp) and chinese leaves = 17pp

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Snacks: one and a half bagel thins (5pp) 60g wafer thin ham (2pp) 30g tomato houmous (2pp), plum. Not pictured: salt and vinegar French Fries (2pp), a Jacob’s jam and cream biscuit (2pp), half a slice of OH’s pizza (3pp), 2 wings (3pp) and three potato wedges (2pp) = 21pp

Sunday – 34pp + 6 weekly points

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Brunch: one sandwich thin (3pp) one bagel thin (3pp) 2 eggs (4pp) 4 bacon medallions (3pp) and 2 light cheese slices (2pp) = 15pp

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Dinner: 3 skinless chicken drumsticks (5pp) 100g sweet potatoes (3pp) roasted carrots and courgette with a Pepsi Max = 8pp

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Snacks: a Dairy Milk Oat Crunch (4pp) cheese and onion French Fries (2pp) a WW bakewell slice (2pp) 2 crumpets (5pp) with 15g Nutella (2pp) and 10g Lurpak lighter (2pp) = 17pp

Monday – 34pp + 13 weekly points
**I ended up going a little crazy with food. I hadn’t slept at all on Monday and so I think my appetite increased plus I had an unexpected blood test where they couldn’t find my vein so I think I was a little traumatised**

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Breakfast: 4 bacon medallions (3pp) on 2 sandwich thins (6pp) with 3tbsp ketchup (1pp) = 10pp

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Lunch: a can of mackerel in spicy tomato sauce (6pp) with 2 eggs (4pp) and cherry tomatoes = 10pp

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Snack: a shake made from strawberries, frozen banana, spinach, frozen berries, 1tsp chia seeds (2pp), 2tbsp porridge oats (1pp). Not pictured: 2 bags French Fries (5pp), a packet of Pop Chips (3pp) = 10pp

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Dinner: Chicago Town deep dish four cheese pizza (12pp), 1/4 serving of Corned Beef Hash (3pp) and 1/4 can of Heinz Tuscan Beanz (2pp) – more beans pictured but I didn’t really like them so only ate half! = 17pp

Yeah, so I think I went a little overboard in the last few days – particularly on Saturday. I did extra exercise and I think that contributed to me eating like a horse. Looking back it seems a bit ridiculous! Plus I ate four lots of pizza (1 healthified, the others not) which seems a bit much. I’ll see how I do during weigh in as looking at what I ate, makes me think I will have probably have gained!

EDIT: Lost 2lb this week. Although I think maybe I was lucky – I’m going to lay off the pizza this week!

Until next time.. x

Weigh In Tuesday – 02.05.15

Hi guys,

So after much thought I decided I wasn’t too keen on the meetings I’ve been to and what with trying to save money for a house deposit, I’ve decided to switch to just e-source and weigh in at home. Monthly pass costs £21.45/month and e-source is £15 for 3 months and as I feel that’s pretty much the more important part I need, it’ll be better for me as well as saving me around £16 a month.

Anyhow, I weighed in today at 15 stone 8lbs! A loss of 2lbs. Considering that consisted of a lot of pizza, I’m pretty happy with that. Going to try and not have so much junk and carbs this week though…

Until next time.. x

WW Food Shop – Asda 01.06.15

Hi guys,

Not a massive food shop this week as I’m trying to stick to budget. One thing to try and make sure I was under budget this week, I put all my items through the online groceries bit so I had a vague idea of roughly how much I was going to spend and I came in under budget 🙂

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Fruit and veg: a bunch of celery, 2 punnets of nectarines, 2 punnets of strawberries, carrots, cherry tomatoes, bananas and spinach

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Everything else: a small skimmed milk, 2 pots of fat free natural yoghurt, a can of Heinz tomato soup (300g – 5pp), laughing cow extra light triangles, laughing cow light triangles (only had 1 pack of extra light), a pack of turkey mince, 2 packs of bacon, some smoked salmon trimmings, bagel thins and sandwich thins.

Total: £21.84

I also popped to Tesco for 3 packs of frozen fruit salad and frozen butternut squash = £4.70

Overall total: £26.54 

So under budget this week. Hopefully will manage to keep away from any further spending this week.

Until next time.. x

How I’m Feeling About Tomorrow’s Weigh In – 31.05.15

Hi guys,

It’s been a while since I’ve had pre-weigh in thoughts so figured I’d tell you how my week went.

As you know I’ve been counting this week and bizarrely enough, I’ve found it easier than Filling and Healthy. I’ve definitely opened my eyes to portion size this week, especially with my Saturday night meal where I more or less made enough for two meals (but it was worth it). I don’t necessarily think I’ve eaten very healthily – I’ve not gone over on my weekly points or anything but I’ve definitely had more than my fair share of treats! I have noticed that I tend to eat under my daily points in the beginning of the week and the closer and closer I get to weigh in, I just want to stuff my face. I’ve only had to venture into my weekly points about half way which is good I suppose but all of them were used in the last two or three days before weigh in.

Exercise wise – I’ve not broken any barriers but I definitely have been more active this week. I’ve walked home from work a few times and oh my, I tried to cycle to work on Saturday and nearly died. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that it was my first time on my bike since the Winter before last – pretty much a year and a half ago! Although I can walk the 2 odd miles with only a few aches, cycling nearly killed me. I think I cycled about halfway and walked with my bike the rest and walked home with my bike as I wasn’t sure if I would make it home otherwise! Definitely want to try and build myself up and try and use the bus/car less.

I am hoping for a loss this week. I’d like to say another 2lbs but I’m not sure if upping my exercise will mean I stay the same or gain. I couldn’t make weigh in last week as my group was cancelled due to the Bank Holiday, so I took a cheeky jump on the scales and scared myself back off! We shall see, we shall see…

Until next time.. x

WW Meal Plan – Tuesday 2nd June – Monday 8th June – 2.5lb loss

Hi guys,

Another week, another meal plan. Nothing too hardcore this week. I’ve found it quite nice counting this week so I will be going again, though I’m not sure if my points will drop or not as they did the week before last when I lost 2lbs. We shall see.

Tuesday – 33pp
Breakfast: egg (2pp), 2 bacon medallions (1pp) and a light cheese slice (1pp) on a bagel thin (3pp) = 7pp
Lunch: 100g steamed turkey mince over half a pack of Tilda basmati rice = 9pp
Dinner: jacket potato with tuna in light mayo (guesstimate) = 14pp
Snack: 3 ryvitas (2pp) with 3 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) = 3pp

Wednesday – 19pp
Breakfast: half pot of Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with fruit = 1pp
Lunch: 60g smoked salmon (2pp) with 30g Phili light (1pp) on a bagel thin (3pp) = 6pp
Dinner: 100g steamed turkey mince over half a pack of Tilda basmati rice = 9pp
Snack: carrot sticks with 30g houmous (3pp) = 3pp

Thursday – 33pp
Breakfast: 2 bacon medallions (1pp) 2 eggs (4pp), spinach, mushrooms and 205g baked beans (5pp) = 10pp
Lunch: 130g salmon fillet with roast carrots and butternut squash = 6pp
Dinner: jacket potato with tuna in light mayo (guesstimate) = 14pp
Snack: 3 ryvita (2pp) and 3 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) = 3pp

Friday – 28pp
Breakfast: half pot of Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with fruit = 1pp
Lunch: Corned beef hash with roasted carrots = 12pp
Dinner: Steak and kidney pudding (10pp) with roasted veggies = 10pp
Snack: Cadbury’s oat crunch (4pp) with a cup of tea with a dash of milk (1pp) = 5pp

Saturday – 32pp
Breakfast: Egg (2pp), 2 bacon medallions (1pp) and a cheese slice (1pp) on a bagel thin (3pp) = 7pp
Lunch: Corned beef hash with roasted carrots = 12pp
Dinner: 2 thin pork loin steaks (10pp) with salad = 10pp
Snack: 3 ryvita (2pp) with 3 laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp) = 3pp

Sunday – 19pp+
Breakfast: half pot of Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with fruit = 1pp
Lunch: Corned beef hash with roasted carrots = 12pp
Dinner: Out for dinner with work colleagues after stock take – not sure what we’re eating so will point on the day and use my weeklies if necessary
Snack: bagel thin (3pp) 30g Phili light (1pp) and 60g smoked salmon (2pp) = 6pp

Monday – 34pp + 4 weekly PPs
Breakfast: half pot Yeo Valley 0% natural yoghurt (1pp) with fruit = 1pp
Lunch: Heinz tomato soup (6pp) with a bagel thin (3pp) and 30g Phili light (1pp) = 10pp
Dinner: takeaway Toby Carvery – going to allow around 25pp
Snack: 2 ryvita (1pp) with 30g Phili (1pp) = 2pp

Not too much this week and trying to get the most out of meals so I’m not cooking too much either as I’ll be back at college and this week is going to be crazy busy at work as well so just want to make it as stress free as possible. Hopefully it will cut down on my shopping costs as I overspent last week so it’ll even out a bit 🙂

Until next time.. x

Food Shop – 26.05.15

Hi guys,

As promised, here’s my food shop from last night. I was a tad over budget (I bought a few things for next week – not sure why!) so I decided I’m going to alter my meals a bit for this week. Instead of KFC on Friday, I’m just going to replicate Monday’s treat dinner so I don’t have to spend any more money this week 🙂 and I forgot to freeze my curry so I’m just using some other stuff I have on hand for a couple of lunches instead.

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Fruit and veg: clementines, mushrooms, 2x strawberries, gala apples, carrots, new potatoes, sweet potatoes, honey dew melon and nectarines

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Everything else: French Fries multipack (2pp/pack), tin of sliced peaches in juice, tin of fruit salad in juice, wafer thin honey roast ham (1pp for 35g), 2x mini cravings cheese (0pp for 1, 1pp for 2 or 3), laughing cow extra light triangles (1pp each), 2x lean corned beef (10pp/tin), pack of 3 houmous stackers (3pp for 35g) crumpets (3pp each or 5pp for two), bacon medallions (1pp each), brown sandwich thins (3pp each), bagel thins (3pp each), Ryvita original (1pp each), mini meringue nests (3 for 1pp), 2x Dairy Milk Oat Crunch (4pp/bar) and Morrisons milk chocolate rice slices (1pp each).

I also bought a pack of frozen peas (2pp for 80g), frozen mediterranean vegetables (aubergine, courgettes and peppers – 0pp) and a pack of 2 Chicago Town deep dish four cheese pizzas (12pp each) which I forgot to photograph as they were defrosting pretty quick when I got home! My total was £42.50 which would have hit my target if I didn’t buy so much cheese or the corned beef or any of the treats >.<

Anyway, it’s still quite a bit less than normal and I shall refrain from any “top up” shops throughout the week!

Until next time.. x